Ophelia Lovibond

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Ophelia Lovibond
Born Ophelia Lucy Lovibond
(1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 32)
Hammersmith, London, England
Alma mater University of Sussex
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Ophelia Lucy Lovibond (born 19 February 1986) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Kitty Winter in the American television series Elementary, as Izzy Gould in the BBC's W1A, and as Lady Alex Lindo-Parker in Sky 1's Hooten & the Lady.

Early Life[edit]

Ophelia Lovibond grew up in Shepherd's Bush, London, in a single-parent family. Her mother worked as a Chartered Psychologist at Wormwood Scrubs Prison. She has two siblings.[1] She was a scholarship student at Latymer Upper School.[1] She also attended the Young Blood theatre company, a drama club for youth, in Hammersmith.[2] She attended the University of Sussex to study English Literature, graduating in 2005 with a first class degree.[3]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Lovibond's first television appearance was at the age of 12 in the Channel 4 sitcom The Wilsons. She said she lied about her age to win the role.[1]

She acted in the TV series FM. In the BBC satire W1A she appears as the character of Izzy Gould.

Lovibond was also a regular in season 3 of Elementary, as Sherlock's new apprentice, Kitty Winter. In 2016, she played the role of Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker in Sky1 series Hooten & The Lady.

Film[edit]

Lovibond made her film debut in Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist in 2005.[4] She had a part in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.[5] She played a leading role in the film 4.3.2.1,[6] and had roles in the 2011 films London Boulevard, No Strings Attached and Mr. Popper's Penguins. Lovibond played Carina, The Collector's slave, in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy.[7][8]

Theatre[edit]

In 2016 she appeared as Elizabeth Barry in Stephen Jeffreys' The Libertine at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Others[edit]

Lovibond appeared in Gabrielle Aplin's February 2013 music video "Please Don't Say You Love Me".[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Oliver Twist Bet
2006 Crusade in Jeans Isabella
2007 Popcorn Katerina
2009 Bottle Sam Short film
Shadows in the Sun Kate
Nowhere Boy Marie
2010 Chatroom Charlotte
4.3.2.1. Shannon
London Boulevard Penny
2011 No Strings Attached Vanessa
Turnout Sophie
Mr. Popper's Penguins Pippi Pepenopolis
2012 8 Minutes Idle Teri
The Poison Tree Biba Capel
2013 A Single Shot Abbie
Thor: The Dark World Carina Cameo
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Carina
2015 Man Up Jessica
2016 Tommy's Honour Meg Drinnen
2016 The Autopsy of Jane Doe Emma

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Wilsons Poppy Wilson 6 episodes
2003 Single Rachel Barton 6 episodes
The Bill Carly Flint 2 episodes
Loving You Alice Television film
2005 Casualty Jude Greer Episode: "Running out of Kisses"
Nathan Barley Mandy 1 episode
2006–2007 Holby City Jade McGuire Recurring role, 9 episodes
2007 The Bill Serena Black Episode: "A Model Murder: Part 1"
Heartbeat Charlie Prentice Episode 2 series 17
2008 Messiah Lucy Waite Miniseries
Delta Forever Roxy Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Lewis Jessica Rattenbury Episode: "The Point of Vanishing"
FM Daisy Main role, 6 episodes
2012 Titanic: Blood & Steel Kitty Carlton Main role, 12 episodes
2014 Inside No. 9 Rachel Episode: "Sardines"
Mr. Sloane Robin Main role
2014–2017 W1A Izzy Gould Main role
2014–2015, 2017 Elementary Katheryn "Kitty" Winter Recurring role, 13 episodes
2016 Hooten & the Lady Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker Lead role, 8 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Notes
2013 Gabrielle Aplin "Please Don't Say You Love Me"

Theatre[edit]

Year Play Role Notes
2018 Nightfall, Bridge Theatre London Lou

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gilbert, Gerard (16 February 2015). "Ophelia Lovibond on Elementary, schooldays and living with that name". The Independent. 
  2. ^ Cole, Olivia (18 March 2011). "FROM HAMMERSMITH TO HOLLYWOOD; Who Needs Hoity-Toity RADA When an Unpretentious Drama Club Is Offering a One-Way Ticket to Stardom?". The Evening Standard. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Benji (4 May 2014). "Meet the glam queen of comedy: Why actress Ophelia Lovibond is set to take the romcom crown". Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Clair, Stephanie (28 May 2014). "Ophelia Lovibond – a flower child for today". The Glass Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Review: 'Nowhere Boy'". Variety. 
  6. ^ Empire's 4.3.2.1 Movie Review
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (22 April 2013). "'Guardians of the Galaxy' Adds One More to Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Blackmon, Joe (8 November 2013). "Thor: The Dark World After The Credits Detailed Explanation". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Grubs, Jefferson (13 November 2014). "Who Plays Kitty on 'Elementary'? Ophelia Lovibond Is a British TV Star with Marvel Ties". Bustle. 

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