Montserrat Lombard

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Montserrat Lombard
Born
Montserrat Lombard

(1982-08-01) 1 August 1982 (age 37)
London, England, UK
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present

Montserrat Lombard (born 1 August 1982) is an English actress best known for playing WPC (later DC) Sharon 'Shaz' Granger in the BBC drama series Ashes to Ashes .

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Early life

Lombard was born in London and is of Spanish and Italian descent. [1]

Career

Her TV credits include regular roles in Love Soup (2005-2008) and Roman's Empire (2007) but she is most famous for her role as WPC Shaz Granger in the hit BBC drama Ashes to Ashes (2008-2010).

Other credits include guest roles in Doctors , Twisted Tales, Nathan Barley , Murder in Suburbia ("Witches", as a school girl named Myra who, among other things, bakes brownies and attempts to seduce her music teacher dressed in lacy underwear), a lead role in St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold , Midsomer Murders: A Picture of Innocence, and a part in the feature-length ITV drama Tunnel Of Love. Lombard has also played Lavya in the episodes "Hello Queppu" and "Artefact" of the BBC Two sci-fi comedy series Hyperdrive , and Stevie in the fourth episode of the BBC Two comedy Saxondale . She appeared as Lady Anne in the BBC Radio 4 comedy The Castle, and has appeared in several stage productions, including People Who Don't Do Dinner Parties. [ citation needed ]

Lombard played June in the short film Vanilla Song, created by National Film and Television School students, as well as Ian Sciacaluga's short film noir, Imbroglio. [2] She played The Muse in William Mager's 2008 short film, Stiletto, funded by Apex Arts and the Hitchcock Production Fund. She had a small role in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus . In 2009, she worked on the film St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold , playing Zoe, the Emo.

She played Maria in the premiere episode of the 2011 TV series, The Borgias . [3] She voiced the role of Mirania in the 2011–12 game The Last Story for Nintendo Wii.

She appeared in ITV's Marple : A Caribbean Mystery in 2013 as Esther Walters. From September 2013 to January 2014 she starred alongside Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock [4] in Barking in Essex at the Wyndhams Theatre. [5]

In May 2016 she appeared on BBC Two in Ben Elton's comedy Upstart Crow as Shakespeare's dark lady muse Emelia (series 1 episode 4, and in October 2018 reprised the role in series 3 episode 6). In March 2017 she appeared in Private View, the series 3 finale of Inside No. 9 on BBC Two as a sarcastic waitress, Bea. Also in 2016 she appeared as different characters in Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories, [6] a series of short films for Sky Arts directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and scored by Jarvis Cocker. In 2019, she voices Mia on Thomas and Friends in US/UK versions.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003London SonnetYoung Lovers - GirlShort film
2005Vanilla SongJuneShort film
2005ImbroglioShort film
2007English Language (with English Subtitles)Backing Vox & TambourineShort film
2008StilettoThe MuseShort film
2008ScratchSusanShort film
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Sally's Friend
2009Stalking Ben ChadzIzzyShort film
2009Finding SolMiaShort film
2009 St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Zoe
2010The Savage CanvasJill SaundersShort film
2010MagpieMinnieShort film
20128 Minutes IdleAlice
2012 Outside Bet Becka
2012 Tower Block Jenny
2013Albatross: A Love StoryShort film
2013 Charlie Countryman MadisonUncredited
2014I Remember YouPennyShort film
2016Bliss!Karen Robson
2017The Ministry of Stories AnthologyVampire
2017AlteredCynthiaShort film
2017To Wendy Who Kicked Me When I Said I Love YouWendyShort film
2019 Rare Beasts Val
2019Thomas & Friends: Digs and DiscoveriesMia, Passengers (voices)UK/US versions

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002 Doctors NataliaEpisode: "Occupational Hazards"
2004Tunnel of LoveNatalieTelevision movie
2005-2008 Love Soup Milly RussellMain cast
17 episodes
2008-2010 Ashes to Ashes Sharon "Shaz" Granger Main cast
24 episodes
2019-present Thomas & Friends Mia (voice)UK/US versions

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References

  1. "OK! Magazine: Lifestyle: Sheridan Smith and Montserrat Lombard". ok.co.uk. 4 April 2008. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. "ShowFolio - IAN SCIACALUGA - Director". Sciacaluga.com. Retrieved 3 August 2015.[ permanent dead link ]
  3. The Borgias (2011 TV series), imdb.com; accessed 3 August 2015.
  4. "Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock star in new stage comedy". bbc.co.uk. BBC News. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
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  6. O'Donovan, Gerard (2016-05-26). "Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories weaves a rich, dark tapestry for the Harry Potter generation: Review". The Telegraph.