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Lydia Leonard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lydia Leonard (born 5 December 1980) is a British actress. She was born in Paris to an Irish mother, a teacher, and Anglo-French father, a financial accountant; she lived in France until the age of five. Originally, Leonard wanted to be a barrister, which she considers to be a profession very similar to acting onstage. Her first acting role was in Nativity spectacle in school, where she played King Herod. Leonard went from Bedales School to graduate from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2003, and then won a BBC Radio Drama Carleton Hobbs bursary. Her radio credits include playing Lady Mabel in a twelve-part adaptation of Anthony Trollope's series of political novels, and Goodwill in The Pilgrim's Progress. On television she had an ongoing role in 50s-set detective series Jericho starring Robert Lindsay, and appeared in True True Lie (2006) and The Long Walk to Finchley (2008), along with a cameo in Rome (2006, The Stolen Eagle), and as a nurse in the BBC's Casualty 1909. Leonard appeared on stage as Polyxena in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hecuba starring Vanessa Redgrave and alongside Francesca Annis in the National Theatre's production of Time and the Conways. In 2005 Leonard appeared as Caroline Cushing in the original Donmar Theatre and West End productions of Frost/Nixon. In 2008 Leonard played a major role in the BBC re-make of The 39 Steps. Part of the Christmas scheduling, its first showing was the most watched program on BBC One on that day. Leonard starred as Cynthia in Joanna Hogg's 2010 feature film Archipelago. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lydia Leonard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 5, 1981
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Foyle's War 2002-10-27
Latest Project:
Movie Hilary Mantel: Return to Wolf Hall 2020-03-07
Known For
Poster of Absentia
Poster of Life In Squares
Poster of The Fifth Estate
Poster of Rome
Movie Hilary Mantel: Return to Wolf Hall Readings 2020-03-07
Series Flesh and Blood Natalie 2020-02-24
Series Gentleman Jack Mariana Lawton 2019-04-22
Movie Last Christmas Marta Andrich 2019-11-07
Series Apple Tree Yard Bonnard 2017-01-22
Series Quacks Caroline Lessing 2017-08-15
Series Absentia Laurie Colson 2017-09-25
Movie The Prevailing Winds The Hiker 2016-10-01
Series Life In Squares Young Virginia Woolf 2015-07-27
Series River Marianne King 2015-10-13
Movie Playdate 2013-04-18
Movie Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon Katie 2013-05-16
Series Lucan Melissa 2013-12-11
Movie Born Of War Olivia 2013-12-05
Movie The Fifth Estate Alex Lang 2013-10-11
Movie Archipelago Cynthia 2011-03-04
Movie The 39 Steps Victoria Sinclair 2008-12-28
Movie True True Lie Dana 2006-01-01
Series The Line of Beauty Penny Kent 2006-05-17
Series Jericho Unknown 2005-10-16
Series Rome Julia 2005-08-28
Series Foyle's War Unknown 2002-10-27