Ophelia Lovibond

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Ophelia Lovibond
Born Ophelia Lucy Lovibond
(1986-02-19) February 19, 1986 (age 29)
London, England
Alma mater University of Sussex
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)

Ophelia Lovibond is an English actress noted for her role as Kitty Winter in the US television series Elementary.


Ophelia Lovibond grew up in Shepherd's Bush, London, in a single-parent family. Her mother worked as a counsellor at Wormwood Scrubs prison. She has two siblings.[1]

Lovibond 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]



Lovibond's first television appearance was at the age of 12 in the ITV 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 appeared in the character of Izzy Gould.

Lovibond was also a regular in the third season of Elementary, as Sherlock's new apprentice, Kitty Winter.


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,[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]


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



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Loving You Alice Television film
2005 Oliver Twist Bet
2006 Crusade in Jeans Isabella
2007 Popcorn Katerina
2009 Bottle Sam Short film
2009 Shadows in the Sun Kate
2009 Nowhere Boy Marie
2010 Chatroom Charlotte
2010 Shannon
2010 London Boulevard Penny
2011 No Strings Attached Vanessa
2011 Turnout Sophie
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Pippi Pepenopolis
2012 8 Minutes Idle Teri
2012 The Poison Tree Biba Capel
2013 A Single Shot Abbie
2013 Thor: The Dark World Carina Cameo
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Carina
2015 Man Up Jessica


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

Music videos[edit]

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


  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 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 (November 8, 2013). "Thor: The Dark World After The Credits Detailed Explanation". Comicbook.com. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. 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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