Rudi Davies

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Rudi Davies
Born Ruth Emmanuella Davies
(1965-03-24) 24 March 1965 (age 52)
Years active 1982 - 1995

Ruth Emmanuella Davies (born 24 March 1965), known professionally as Rudi Davies, is an English actress, the daughter of Alan Sharp (1934-2013) and the writer, Dame Beryl Bainbridge (1932–2010).


Davies began her acting career as Penny Lewis in the BBC school drama, Grange Hill.[1] She appeared there from 1979 to 1982. She did not return for Series 4, due to filming Forever Young. Her character was written out, stated to have had a horse riding accident offscreen. She reappeared, alongside the rest of the original cast, in a single episode of Series 5.[2]

She appeared opposite David Thewlis in Resurrected (1989), and appeared in A Sense of Guilt. She later was cast in The Object of Beauty (1991) alongside John Malkovich and Andie Macdowell which received a lukewarm reception from critics,[3][4] and the 1995 film Frankie Starlight.

Davies has retired from acting and keeps out of the public eye.

Married to Mick Ford.



Year Film Role Notes
1983 Forever Young Suzie As Ruth Davies
1987 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Mary
1989 Resurrected Julie
1991 The Object of Beauty Jenny
1995 Frankie Starlight Emma


Year Show Role Notes
1979 - 1982 Grange Hill Penny Lewis Regular Cast
1987 Lizzie's Pictures Sylvie 2 episodes
1990 A Sense of Guilt Sally Hinde
1990 Screenplay Laura
1993 Screen Two Series regular
1993 Shattered Family Mitch


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