Juliet Aubrey

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Juliet Aubrey
Juliet Emma Aubrey

(1966-12-17) 17 December 1966 (age 53)
Years active1991–present
Steve Ritchie(m. 2002)

Juliet Emma Aubrey (born 17 December 1966) is an English actress of theatre, film, and television. She won the 1995 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for playing Dorothea in the BBC serial Middlemarch (1994). She is also known for her role as Helen Cutter in the ITV series Primeval (2007–11). Her film appearances include Still Crazy (1998), The Constant Gardener (2005) and The Infiltrator (2016).



Born in Fleet, Hampshire, Aubrey attended King's College London from 1984, where she studied Classics and Archaeology. While there, however, her love of acting grew, and during a year studying in Italy where she joined a traveling theatre company, Aubrey decided to apply for drama school on her return. She did, and went on to train for three years at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Her first job was with the Oxford Stage Company playing Miranda in The Tempest . The Italian director Roberto Faenza gave Juliet her first film role playing opposite Jean-Hugues Anglade in Look to the Sky, a film produced by Elda Ferri, and set during the Nazi Holocaust. Juliet won the Davide Donatelli award for Best Actress for her role as Hannah. Antony Page and Louis Marks then cast Juliet as Dorothea in the BBC adaptation of Middlemarch opposite Rufus Sewell, for which she won a BAFTA for Best Actress, and the Broadcasting Press Guild for Best Actress. [1] She then joined Haris Pasovic's Sarajevo Theatre Company. She appeared in several plays with the company, all created through the actors' improvisation. She continued to build her career as a theatre actress, appearing next in Trevor Nunn's Summerfolk and Katie Mitchell's Ivanov at The National, Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree for Karl James at The Soho Theatre, and Three Sisters, Twelfth Night and The Collection all for Chris White. Michael Winterbottom then cast her opposite Robert Carlyle and James Nesbitt in the much acclaimed film Go Now .

Aubrey's subsequent films include Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo , Stephen Poliakoff's Food of Love  — for which she won Best Actress at La Baule European Film Festival [2]  — Faenza's Lost Lover, Giacomo Campiotti's Time to Love, Richard Eyre's Iris , Fernando Meirelles's Constant Gardener and Brian Gibson's Still Crazy , nominated for two Golden Globes. Other features include Matt Lipsey's Caught in the Act, and Mat Cod's Super Eruption. Television work includes The Village; The White Queen , Criminal Justice , Vera , Hunted , and the highly acclaimed Five Daughters . Her recent feature films are Scott Hicks's Fallen; Mitch Davis's Stuck; Fabio Guaglione's Mine; and Brad Furman's Infiltrator . Juliet is currently playing Lily Hill in a new TV series for Sony called "SNATCH".

Personal life

Aubrey was born and brought up in Fleet, Hampshire, the daughter of Dr. Roland and Sylvia Aubrey. She is half Welsh and half English. She had two siblings; her elder sister Sian, who died in 2011, and her older brother Jonathan.

In 2001, Aubrey married production designer Steve Ritchie, who she met several years earlier while filming in Newcastle upon Tyne. They have two daughters, Blythe and Lola-Blue. [3] She is a cousin of David Howell Evans (The Edge), guitarist of the band U2. [4]

Aubrey is an Ambassador for Women for Women International, the charity that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives. She is an active campaigner, working to highlight global violence against women. She is also a patron of The Camberley International Arts Festival.


YearFilmRoleDirector / Notes
1992 Shining Through Brunette at dance (uncredited)David Seltzer
The Big BattalionsSusanTV series (2 episodes)
1993 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes DoloresTV series (1 episode: "The Last Vampyre")
Jona che visse nella balena HannahRoberto Faenza
1994 Middlemarch Dorothea BrookeTV series (7 episodes)
Bafta, Best TV Actress Award
Broadcasting Press Guild Award — Best Actress
Jacob LeahPeter Hall, TV film
1995 Go Now Karen WalkerMichael Winterbottom
PerformanceIsabellaDavid Thacker, TV series (1 episode: "Measure for Measure")
1996Take PityCarolinashort
Death of a SalesmanMiss ForsytheDavid Thacker, TV film
1997The MothSarah ThormanRoy Battersby, TV film
Supply and DemandChomskyLinda La Plante, TV film
Welcome to Sarajevo Helen HendersonMichael Winterbottom
For My BabyLilian GlassRudolf van den Berg
Food of LoveMadelineStephen Poliakoff
1998 Still Crazy Karen KnowlesBrian Gibson, Golden Globe nomination
The Unknown SoldierSophia CareyDavid Drury, TV film
1999Il tempo dell'amoreMarthaGiacomo Campiotti
The Lost LoverAsyaRoberto Faenza
Extremely Dangerous AnnieTV series (4 episodes)
2000The Canterbury TalesVoiceTV series (1 episode: "The Journey Back")
2001CyclopsEsther PowellBharat Nalluri, TV film
Once Seenshort
Iris Young Janet StoneRichard Eyre
2002 Bertie and Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth Giles Foster, TV film
Ella and the MothersMadelineGavin Millar, TV film
2003 The Mayor of Casterbridge Susan HenchardDavid Thacker, TV film
2005 Dalziel and Pascoe Dr. Eleanor BrownTV series (2 episodes)
The Constant Gardener Gloria WoodrowFernando Mereilles
2006A Good MurderKayGraham Theakston, TV film
Midsomer Murders Ginny LamingtonTV series (1 episode: "Country Matters")
2007 Judge John Deed Fran PavelyTV series (2 episodes: "War Crimes" - Parts 1 & 2)
A Class ApartOlivia TrothNick Hurran, TV film
City of Vice Jane FawklandJustin Hardy, TV series (1 episode: "Episode 1.5")
Primeval Helen Cutter TV series (25 episodes: 2007–09 and 2011)
2008Caught in the ActMarleneSteven Speirs
Criminal Justice Mary CoulterTV mini-series (4 episodes)
Law & Order: UK Emma SandbrookTV series (1 episode: "Vice")
2010 Five Daughters Marie AldertonTV series (3 episodes)
Lewis Selina MortmaigneTV series (1 episode: "The Dead of Winter")
FHelen AndersonJohannes Roberts
2011 Outcasts Josie HunterTV series (2 episodes)
Super Eruption KateMatt Cod, TV film
Vera Felicity CalvertTV series (1 episode: "Hidden Depths")
2012 Hunted Orla FantaTV series (2 episodes)
Lilyhammer Karen SokolowskyTV series (1 episode: "Reality Check")
Silent Witness Miriam WadeTV series (2 episodes: "Redhill" - Parts 1 & 2)
The White Queen Anne Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick TV series (6 episodes)
2014 The Village Joy DangerfieldTV series (1 episode: "Episode 2.2")
2015 Christmas Eve MartaMitch Davis
2016 Fallen Doreen PriceScott Hicks
The Infiltrator Evelyn Mazur Brad Furman
Mine Mike's motherFabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro

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