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16 April 1963 |
London, England, United Kingdom
Rebecca Saire (born 16 April 1963) is a British actress and writer who gained early attention when, at the age of fourteen, she played Juliet for the BBC Television Shakespeare series.
Saire was educated at Watford Grammar School for Girls but left at the age of 13 to join the Godolphin and Latymer School for Girls in Hammersmith, west London. She is married to the actor Roger Allam, with whom she has two children.
- Sybil in Private Lives (National Theatre)
- Eliante in The Misanthrope (Piccadilly Theatre),
- Mabel in An Ideal Husband (Gielgud Theatre),
- Gwendolen in Travesties (RSC and Savoy Theatre),
- Diana in All's Well That Ends Well (RSC),
- Audrey Walsingham in The School of Night (RSC),
- Rachel in A Jovial Crew (RSC).
- She was "a beautiful and truly tragic Ophelia" (Time Out) to Mark Rylance's Hamlet at the RSC in 1989.
- Princess Mary in Crown Matrimonial (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre/Tour)
- Romeo and Juliet (1978)
- Quatermass (1979, TV)
- Love in a Cold Climate (TV serial, 1980), as Victoria
- A.D. (1985), TV film)
- Vanity Fair (1987, TV)
- Jeeves and Wooster (1991, TV)
- Dr. Jenkins in My Dad's the PM,
- Aline Hemmingway in Jeeves and Wooster,
- Theresa Nolan in A Taste for Death,
- Shona, the high-flying executive wife of DC Duncan Lennox in the long running ITV Drama, The Bill.
- She also made guest appearances in A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
- The Shooting Party (1985)
- Caroline, Princess of Wales in "The People's Princess",
- Philippa in "The Experiences of an Irish RM",
- Sue in "The Small Back Room",
- Joan Geenwood in "Kind Hearts"
Saire has written three plays for BBC Radio 4, all produced by Eoin O'Callaghan:
- "Standing on Tiptoe"
- "The Detox"
- "Clapham Junction" (Radio Times - Pick of the Week)
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