Ruta Gedmintas

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Ruta Gedmintas
Ruta Gedmintas by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gedmintas in April 2012
Born (1983-08-23) 23 August 1983 (age 33)
Canterbury, Kent, England
Residence London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Ruta Gedmintas is an English actress known for her work on television, primarily in The Strain, Spooks: Code 9, The Borgias, The Tudors, and Lip Service.

Early life[edit]

Gedmintas was born in Canterbury, Kent, the daughter of a Lithuanian father and an English mother. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and trained at the Drama Centre London under Reuven Adiv.


Gedmintas appeared in Spooks: Code 9 as Rachel Harris, a former police officer. She has also had guest roles in the BBC's Waking the Dead and ITV1's The Bill. She also appeared as Elizabeth Blount in Showtime's The Tudors. In 2010 she worked on the independent films Zerosome and Atletu (aka The Athlete); and then starred as Frankie in BBC Three's Lip Service.[1][2]

Gedmintas appeared in the American drama Do No Harm as Olivia Flynn. The series aired for one season from January through September 2013 before being cancelled due to poor ratings. She has also starred in an episode of the critically acclaimed show Ripper Street. Her most recent role to date is in The Strain as Dutch, a computer hacker.

Gedmintas stars in Unfaithful at London's Found111, alongside Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate). Gedmintas was interviewed (August 2016) regarding her previous roles as Astrid in Backbeat, Sophie in Stag, Betty (an animal-loving neighbour) in A Street Cat Named Bob, released in November 2016. [3]

Personal life[edit]

Gedmintas lives in a flat in North London with boyfriend Luke Treadaway, Luke's actor twin-brother Harry Treadaway, and a friend of the twins who plays in a band.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Lost Samaritan Elle Hass
2008 Miss Conception Alexandra
2008 Atletu Charlotte
2009 Prowl Suzy
2010 Zerosome Lara
2011 Exteriors Pearl
2011 You Instead Lake
2015 The Incident Annabel Directed by Jane Linfoot
2016 A Street Cat Named Bob Betty
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Waking the Dead Shelly Martin 1 Episode; Undertow: Part I
2006 Goldplated Miranda 1 Episode
2006–2007 The Innocence Project Mary Jarvis 6 episodes
2007 The Tudors Elizabeth Blount 3 episodes
2007 The Bill Gemma Heeves 1 Episode, "Stealth Attack"
2008 Spooks: Code 9 Rachel 6 episodes
2009 Personal Affairs Evie Two episodes
2010–2012 Lip Service Francesca "Frankie" Alan 9 episodes
2011 The Borgias Ursula Banadeo/Sister Martha 6 Episodes
2013 Do No Harm Olivia Chase Main cast; 12 Episodes
2013 Ripper Street Clara Silver Season 1, Episode 8
2013 The Guilty Teresa Morgan 3 episodes of a 3-part miniseries
2014–present The Strain Dutch Velders[5] Recurring (Season 1)
Main cast (Season 2) and (Season 3)
2016 Stag Sophie 1 episode of a 3-part miniseries
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Backbeat:
The Musical
Astrid Kirchherr[6] at the Duke of York's Theatre, London


  1. ^ Dan French (21 October 2009). "'Spooks' star cast in BBC lesbian drama". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Great LezBritain: Interview with Ruta Gedmintas from "Lip Service" - AfterEllen". AfterEllen. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Ruta Gedmintas – Unfaithful, The Strain, The Tudors…". 18 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Luke Treadaway". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Richard Sammel and Ruta Gedmintas of THE STRAIN Part One". Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ruta Gedmintas Theatre Credits". Retrieved 27 March 2016. 

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