Claudie Blakley

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Claudie Blakley
Born (1974-01-04) 4 January 1974 (age 47)
Other namesClaudia Blakley
Years active1995–present
Parent(s) Alan Blakley
Lin Blakley

Claudie Blakley (born 4 January 1974) is an English actress. Blakley trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In 1998, she won the Ian Charleson Award for her performance in The Seagull at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. She is best known for her role as Emma Timmins in the BBC drama series Lark Rise to Candleford . [1]


Other notable roles include Mabel Nesbitt in Robert Altman's Oscar-winning Gosford Park and Charlotte Lucas in Joe Wright's 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice . [2] In the autumn of 2007, she was seen in the BBC serial Cranford as Martha.

In 2010, Blakley played the role of Cynthia Lennon in the BBC television production of Lennon Naked , a drama based on the period in the life of John Lennon from the years 1964 to 1971. In 2013 she appeared in the premiere of the play Chimerica ..


Her father was Alan Blakley, a member of the 1960s pop band the Tremeloes, her mother Lin Blakley, is an actress known for her work on EastEnders playing Pam Coker from 2014 to 2016.


1996No BananasSandraTV mini-series (3 episodes)
1997 Touching Evil Mo MorrisonTV series (2 episodes)
1999 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman KirstyTV series (1 episode: "Living on Risk")
The Bill Alice FitzgeraldTV series (1 episode: "Denial")
2000Never NeverJo's FriendTV movie
A Christmas Carol Ellie
Playing the Field Kelly PowellTV series (2 episodes)
2001The War BrideRosie
The Cat's Meow Didi
Gosford Park Mabel Nesbitt
Mr CharityAbiTV series (6 episodes)
2002 Playing the Field Kelly PowellTV series (1 episode: "Episode #5.1")
Ed Stone is Dead KateTV series (4 episodes)
2003 Ready When You Are, Mr McGill Deirdre
2004 He Knew He Was Right Camilla FrenchTV mini-series
Dirty Filthy Love KathyTV movie
2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Laeitia GaneTV series (1 episode: "The Seed of Cunning")
Pride and Prejudice Charlotte Lucas
2006 Severance Jill
Vital Signs Jules ChapmanTV series (6 episodes)
London to Brighton Tracey
Fear of FannyNickyTV movie
2007 Fallen Angel Sally AppletonTV serial
Cranford MarthaTV series (4 episodes)
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford Emma TimminsTV series (32 episodes: 2008–2011)
2009 Return to Cranford MarthaTV series (1 episode: "Part One: August 1844")
Bright Star Maria Dilke
Coming UpLindaTV series (1 episode: "Foreign John")
2010 Lennon Naked Cynthia Lennon TV movie
Marple: The Blue Geranium Philippa PritchardTV movie
The Nativity Anna TV series (3 episodes)
2011 The Night Watch NancyTV movie
2011 New Tricks Lisa CarlisleTV series (1 episode: "Half Life")
2012Words of the Titanic Elizabeth Shutes TV account of the sinking of the Titanic , in the words of the survivors
2013 What Remains PatriciaTV series
2014 The Driver RosTV series
2015 Call the Midwife Susan RobbinsTV series (1 episode: "Episode #4.4"
2015 Silent Witness Louise MarshEpisode: "Protection" (2 parts)
2016 Grantchester Agatha RedmondTV Series (5 episodes)
2019ManhuntLouiseTV series
2020Flesh and BloodHelenTV Series (4 episodes)


1995 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead OpheliaRoyal National Theatre
1997Peter PanWendyRoyal National Theatre
1998The SeagullNinaWest Yorkshire PlayhouseIan Charleson Award – Best Actress 1998
The TempestMirandaWest Yorkshire Playhouse
Present LaughterDaphneWest Yorkshire Playhouse
1999Three SistersMashaUK Tour
2000Billy and the Crab LadyKatSoho Theatre
The Good SamaritanHampstead Theatre
2002Kosher HarryRoyal Court Theatre
2003The Lady from the SeaBolletteAlmeida Theatre
RandomBeeRoyal Court Theatre
Alls Well That Ends WellHelenaRSC (Stratford/London)
2004A Girl in a Car with a ManStellaRoyal Court Theatre
2005LearBodiceSheffield Crucible Theatre
2006The Little MermaidVoiceLittle Angel Theatre
Love and MoneyVal/Debbie/4Royal Exchange Theatre/Young Vic Theatre
2007Attempts on Her LifeRoyal National Theatre
2011The Cherry Orchard [3] VaryaRoyal National Theatre
Di and Viv and RoseRoseHampstead Downstairs (Hampstead Theatre)
The Comedy of ErrorsAdrianaRoyal National Theatre
2012MacbethLady MacbethSheffield Crucible Theatre
2013ChimericaTessa KendrickAlmeida Theatre
2018 Consent KittyHarold Pinter Theatre
2019Stories [4] AnnaRoyal National Theatre


2000Poppy QAnitaBBC Radio 3
2002Waterloo BridgeBBC Radio 4
2003Ring Around the BathAlisonBBC Radio 4
2004Suspicious MindsBBC Radio 4
2012Ruth Rendell – The Keys to the StreetReaderBBC Radio 4

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  1. BBC – Press Office – Lark Rise to Candleford. Retrieved 7 May 2013
  2. Jane Austen Film Club: Actor of the Week, 6 April 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013
  3. Cast Credits for The Cherry Orchard at National Theatre web site
  4. "Stories | National Theatre". Retrieved 20 February 2021.