|Born||1971 (age 49–50)|
|Spouse(s)||Simon Allen (2002–present)|
Thusitha Jayasundera (born 1971) is a Sri Lankan actress who lives in the United Kingdom. She attended an all-girls school run by Australian missionaries,and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1993.
Jayasundera played Tushura 'Tash' Bandara in the BBC hospital drama Holby City for three years from December 1999 to June 2002. She played DS Ramani De Costa in the ITV police drama The Bill from 2003 to 2006, and DS Ayesha Masood in the BBC series Silent Witness .
She appeared in the National Theatre adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, War Horse . In 2009 she appeared in the play Dreams of Violence by Stella Feehily for Out of Joint and Soho Theatre.
She currently plays Ros Mahendra in the BBC drama Doctor Foster . On 17 March 2019 Jayasundera appeared in Midsomer Murders in the episode "Death of the small coppers" she played the role of Anika Sidana.
She has been cast in an udisclosed role in Amazon Prime Original series of the The Lord of the Rings, as part of the twenty additional cast members who will be joining the ensemble cast as announced by Amazon Studios recently.
Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, she has been acting professionally since age 13. Friel achieved fame with her portrayal of Beth Jordache on the British soap opera Brookside (1993–1995), and came to international prominence when she played Charlotte "Chuck" Charles on ABC's Pushing Daisies (2007–2009). She is the recipient of several accolades, including an International Emmy Award, a Drama Desk Award, a National Television Award, an RTS Award, and an honorary degree, as well as BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Saturn Award, Genie Award and Czech Lion Award nominations.
Alice Maud Krige is a South African actress and producer. Her first feature film role was in Chariots of Fire (1981) as the Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon. She played the dual role of Eva Galli/Alma Mobley in Ghost Story (1981) and the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact (1996).
Philippa Haywood is an English actress. She won the 2005 Rose d'Or Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for Green Wing (2004–2006). Her other television credits include The Brittas Empire (1991–1997), Prisoners' Wives (2012–2013) and Scott & Bailey (2012–2016). In 2018, she played the role of Lorraine Craddock in the BBC television series Bodyguard. In 2019 she appeared in series 4 of the BBC Radio 4 Show The Pin.
Michelle Claire Ryan is an English actress. She played Zoe Slater on the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2000–2005). In 2007, she starred in the short-lived American television series Bionic Woman. She appeared as the evil sorceress Nimueh in the 2008 BBC fantasy series Merlin and as Lady Christina de Souza in the 2009 Doctor Who episode "Planet of the Dead".
Suzanna Hamilton is an English actress. She played the role of Julia in the 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Her other film roles include Tess (1979), Brimstone and Treacle (1982), Wetherby (1985), and Out of Africa (1985). On television, she starred in the ITV drama Wish Me Luck (1988), the BBC medical drama Casualty (1993–94), and the STV drama McCallum (1995–97).
Kathryn Drysdale is a British actress known for her role as Grace Shelley in The West End show The Ruling Class opposite James McAvoy, as Taylor in the film St Trinian's, Rhoda Swartz in Mira Nair's Vanity Fair, and Louise Brooks in the BBC comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 until her departure from the show in 2009. She has also starred in the fourth series of the ITV sitcom Benidorm and as Brownwell in William Boyd's award-winning Any Human Heart opposite Jim Broadbent. She previously worked with Broadbent on Mira Nair's feature adaptation of William Thackeray's Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon. She played the role of mixed-race heiress Rhoda Swartz. She is also known for her role as Lizzie in the drama series Tripping Over by Mike Bullen. She appeared in Doctor Who as Bliss in the episode "Love & Monsters". She played Meghan Markle in series 2 and 3 of The Windsors. She voices the lead character of Bounce in the CBBC animation series Bottersnikes and Gumbles and plays the role of Genevieve Delacroix in Netflix show Bridgerton.
Paula Wilcox is an English actress. An established actress with a career spanning over 50 years, she is best known for her role as Chrissy in the popular ITV sitcom Man About The House from 1973 to 1976. She has also had roles in TV shows such as The Lovers, Miss Jones and Son, The Queen’s Nose, The Smoking Room, Emmerdale, Mount Pleasant, Boomers, Upstart Crow and Girlfriends. Since 2020, Wilcox has appeared as Elaine Jones in Coronation Street.
Lee David Ingleby is an English film, television and stage actor.
Anne Reid, MBE is an English stage, film and television actress, known for her roles as Valerie Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street (1961–1971); Jean in the sitcom Dinnerladies (1998–2000); and her role as Celia Dawson in Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2020) for which she was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. She won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year and received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the film The Mother (2003).
Tamzin Maria Outhwaite is an English actress, presenter and narrator. Since playing the role of Mel Owen in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, she has starred in a number of theatre and television productions, including army series Red Cap and crime drama New Tricks.
Indira Anne Varma is a British actress and narrator. Her film debut and first major role was in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She has gone on to appear in the television series The Canterbury Tales, Rome, Luther, Human Target, and Game of Thrones. In September 2016 she began starring in the ITV/Netflix series Paranoid as DS Nina Suresh. She also stars in the Amazon Prime series Carnival Row.
Nicholas Woodeson is an English film, television and theatre actor, and Drama Desk and Olivier award nominee.
Eva Rebecca Pope is an English actress, who trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She is known for her portrayal of longest-serving headmistress Rachel Mason in the hit BBC One school-based drama series Waterloo Road, a role she played from 2007 to 2010. Her other notable credits include Tanya Pooley in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street (1993–1994), Stephanie Jacobs in the Sky One drama series Dream Team (1997–1998), Frances Myers in the ITV prison drama series Bad Girls (2004), and Matron Gertrude Bottomly in the CBBC children's drama series Hetty Feather (2015–2020).
Elizabeth White is an English actress, known for her roles as Annie Cartwright in the BBC series Life on Mars and Emma Keane in the Channel 4 drama series Ackley Bridge.
Mary Irene Colette Ellis, better known by the stage name Colette O'Neil, was a Scottish actress, noted for her various roles on British television.
Morven Christie is a Scottish actress. She is best known for playing Amanda Hopkins in the ITV drama Grantchester, Alison Hughes in the BBC drama The A Word and DS Lisa Armstrong in ITV crime series The Bay.
Ruth Gemmell is an English actress, known for her role in the 1997 film Fever Pitch. She is also known for her work on the television show Utopia as Jen Dugdale and the role of Carly Beaker in the Tracy Beaker franchise. In 1996, Gemmell appeared in eight episodes of the television show Silent Witness as Detective Constable Kerry Cox, then as other characters in single episodes in 2006 and 2014. Gemmell has also guest starred in several shows, including Casualty during 2014 and an episode of Midsomer Murders in 2015. She has been a leading character in the ITV series Home Fires, playing the role of cleric's wife Sarah Collingbourne.
Sian Reese-Williams is a Welsh theatre and television actress and singer, best known for playing Genesis Walker in Emmerdale.
Thusitha Laknath Galindawattha, is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television. He played Rane in the television serial Deveni Inima.
Jason Watkins is an English stage, film and television actor. He played the lead role in the two-part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor. He has also played William Herrick in Being Human, Gavin Strong in Trollied, Simon Harwood in W1A, Gordon Shakespeare in the film series Nativity and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in Season 3 of The Crown.