Saskia Reeves

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Saskia Reeves
Born Saskia Reeves
(1961-08-16) 16 August 1961 (age 56)
Paddington, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present

Saskia Reeves (born 16 August 1961)[1][2] is an English actress best known for her roles in the films Close My Eyes (1991) and I.D. (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 Twickenham and Paddington, London with her younger sister Imogen, by her Dutch mother and English father, Reeves attended the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton and then studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[citation needed]


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

Her television credits include Spooks, The Commander 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] and co-starred in the BBC1 series Luther.

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]

Screen credits[edit]


  1. ^ "Portrait of the artist: Saskia Reeves, actor" The Guardian (21 October 2008). Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  2. ^ Miss Saskia Reeves Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  3. ^ " profile". Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Canoe Man". BBC Online. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Women in Love, BBC Four, preview". 

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