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|Born||1971 (age 48–49)|
|Spouse(s)||Simon Allen (2002 - present)|
Thusitha Jayasundera (born 1971) is a Sri Lankan actress based 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 included to the cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Jayasundera is part of the twenty additional cast members who will be joining the ensemble cast as announced by Amazon Studios recently.
Laura Fraser is a Scottish actress. She has played Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the BBC Three drama series Lip Service and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul.
Philippa "Pippa" 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.
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Kathryn Drysdale is an English 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 currently plays Meghan Markle in series 2 and 3 of The Windsors.
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Elaine Constance Smith is a Scottish actress, comedian, and political activist. She has starred in the BBC Scotland sitcoms City Lights (1984–89), Rab C. Nesbitt (1988–2014) and Two Doors Down (2016–), for which she won a BAFTA Scotland award. Her stage credits include the original productions of The Steamie (1987) and I Dreamed a Dream (2012). She has actively campaigned for Scottish independence.
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"Confessions of a Killer (288)" is an episode of the long-running police procedural television series, The Bill, broadcast in 2005. The episode is significant in the show's history, as it features the events of the second “Sun Hill Fire”, which resulted in the death of three officers. The episode attracted over nine million viewers, and was only the second time computer generated imagery had been used on the show. The imagery was used because producing a real explosion and fireball ripping through the station corridors was not possible.
The fourth series of the British medical drama television series Holby City commenced airing in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 9 October 2001, and concluded on 1 October 2002. The episode run for this series was actually commissioned for 26 episodes, however a further 26 episodes were given the go ahead and were bolted onto the end of Series 4 resulting in a 52 episode series run. In essence, it is a combination of two separate series, but classed as one. From here on, each series was commissioned as a full 52-episode run.
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Thusitha Laknath Galindawattha, is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television. He is most notable for the role Rane in the television serial Deveni Inima.
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