Ruth Bradley

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Ruth Bradley
Sharon Ruth Bradley

(1987-01-24) 24 January 1987 (age 31)
Dublin, Ireland
Years active2002–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Sharon Ruth Bradley (born 24 January 1987) is an Irish actress. She is best known for playing Emily Merchant in Primeval (2011) and Karen Voss in Humans (2015–18).


Bradley's first screen appearances were in 2002 in Ultimate Force (as Georgia Gracey) and Sinners (as Angela).

Since then, she has had recurring roles in The Clinic (3 episodes, 2003), Love Is the Drug (4 episodes, 2004), Legend (6 episodes, 2006), The Innocence Project (8 episodes, 2006-7), Plus One (6 episodes, 2007-9) and Love/Hate (season 1 and 2).

She presented at the 4th Irish Film and Television Awards in 2007. She won the IFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for Stardust. In 2009 Bradley starred in the film In Her Skin, the true story of an Australian teen who goes missing and is later found to have been murdered by her childhood friend (played by Bradley). Bradley won a Best Actress award at the Milan International Film Festival 2010 for her performance.

In late 2010, she filmed the female lead in the Irish monster movie Grabbers, which opened in August 2012 and later screened worldwide.[1]

She had a recurring role as Emily Merchant in the fourth and fifth series of the ITV science fiction show Primeval.

She played companion Molly O'Sullivan in the Doctor Who audio drama Dark Eyes.

She has appeared as D.I. Karen Voss in the 2015 Channel 4/AMC science fiction series Humans.

Personal life[edit]

Bradley was born in Dublin, Ireland to IFTA winning actress Charlotte Bradley. Bradley lived in Newfoundland, Canada from shortly after birth until she was five. She enrolled in Trinity College Dublin to study drama and languages, but dropped out after three weeks and moved to London to pursue acting full-time.[2]


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Sinners Angela TV movie
Ultimate Force Georgia Gracey TV series (1 episode: "The Killing of a One-Eyed Bookie")
2003 The Clinic Moya Cassidy TV series (3 episodes)
2004 Love Is the Drug Brenda TV series (4 episodes)
2005 Showbands Maggie TV movie
The Golden Hour Erin Cooper TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.2")
2006 Stardust Antoinette Keegan IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Television
Flyboys Laura[3]
Legend Jacinta TV series (6 episodes)
Nominated — IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television
The Innocence Project Beth McNair TV series (8 episodes: 2006–2007)
2007 Comedy Showcase Laura TV series (1 episode: "Plus One")
2008 Alarm Molly
2009 Plus One Laura TV series (5 episodes)
In Her Skin Caroline Reed Winner — Best Actress Award at the Milan International Film Festival
Rásaí na Gaillimhe Garda Aoife Ní Chaoimh TV series (4 episodes)
Nominated — IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television
Love Sal Short
2010–2011 Love/Hate Mary Tracey TV series (9 episodes: 2010–2011)
2011 Primeval Emily Merchant TV series (9 episodes)
2012 Grabbers Garda Lisa Nolan Released on August 10, 2012 in the Republic of Ireland

IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film

Titanic Mary Maloney TV series (4 episodes)
Doctor Who Molly O'Sullivan Dark Eyes (audio drama)
Threesome Julie TV series (1 episode: "Alice's Friend")
2013 Big Thunder TV movie
The Sea Claire
Breakfast Wine Lady Short
Horizon Laura Short
2015 Pursuit Gráinne
Humans DI Karen Voss TV series (15 episodes: 2015–2018)
2016 Rebellion Frances O'Flaherty TV mini-series (5 episodes)
Holidays Elizabeth Cullen
The Flag Charlie
The Fall Wallace TV series (5 episodes)
2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Yaro Peterson Episode: "Human Is"


  1. ^ "Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley Interview". View London.
  2. ^ Donal Lynch (28 December 2015). "Rebel Rebel: the book on Ruth Bradley, one empowered actress". Irish Independent.
  3. ^ Flyboys, retrieved 2016-10-06

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