Saskia Reeves

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Saskia Reeves
Born 1961 (age 52–53)
Paddington, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present

Saskia Reeves (born August 1961)[1][2] is an English actress perhaps best known for her roles in the films Close My Eyes (1991) and ID (1995), and the 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune. She has worked with directors including Mike Leigh, Stephen Poliakoff, Michael Winterbottom and Nicholas Hytner.

Early life and education[edit]

Born and brought up in London by her Dutch mother and English father, Reeves studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Career[edit]

Early in her career she performed in puppet shows and in satirical revues at the Covent Garden Community Theatre.

Her television credits include Spooks and the Bodies finale. Her stage work includes productions at London's National and Royal Court theatres as well as on international tour.

In addition to her acting career, Reeves does voice work, including commercials, narration, and book readings.[3]

In 2008, she starred in English Touring Theatre's revival of Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye at the Trafalgar Studios in London.

In 2010, she starred as Anne Darwin, the wife of John Darwin, in BBC4's Canoe Man, a dramatisation of the John Darwin disappearance case.[4]

In 2011, Reeves played the matriarch, Anna Brangwen, in the first part of William Ivory's two-part adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novels The Rainbow and Women in Love, first shown on BBC4.[5]

In 2010, she co-starred in the BBC1 series Luther.

Screen credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portrait of the artist: Saskia Reeves, actor" The Guardian (21 October 2008). Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  2. ^ Miss Saskia Reeves company-director-check.co.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  3. ^ "VocalPoint.net profile". VocalPoint.net. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Canoe Man". BBC Online. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  5. ^ [1], The Telegraph 24 March 2011.

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