|Lorraine Ashbourne Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||January 7, 1961|
Lorraine Ashbourne is an English actress and theatre artist who is known for her roles like Geraldine Powell in Playing the Field, Beth Sweeney in True Dare Kiss, Mrs. Varley in Bridgerton, Barbara Castle in The Crown, Valerie in The Interceptor, Sgt. Yvonne Mackey in City Central, and Judy in Boon.
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Crouch End, London, England, United Kingdom
Actress, Theatre Artist
- Father – Gerald Ashbourne
- Mother – Jean Mansfield
- Sibling – Jayne Ashbourne (Younger Sister) (Actress)
- Others – George William Ashbourne (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Winifred Gregory (Paternal Grandmother)
Lorraine Ashbourne has been signed with Lou Coulson Associates Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Lorraine Ashbourne has dated –
- Andy Serkis (1990-Present) – She first met actor, narrator, and film director Andy Serkis in the year 1990, and the duo got married on July 22, 2002. They have been blessed with 3 children – daughter Ruby Ashbourne Serkis (b. 1998) and sons Sonny Serkis (b. 2000) and Louis George Serkis (b. June 19, 2004).
Race / Ethnicity
- Forehead bands
- Charming smile
Lorraine Ashbourne Facts
- In 1988, she made her first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Maisie Davies in the British drama film, Distant Voices, Still Lives, which won the Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association. Also, the film was ranked at number #3 in the “100 Greatest British Films of all Time” poll conducted by Time Out in 2011.
- Lorraine Ashbourne brought to life the character of Marion in the 2016 comedy film, Adult Life Skills.
- She was cast as Barbara Castle, a British Labour Party politician, in the historical drama streaming television series, The Crown, in 2019.
- In 2020, Lorraine appeared as a series regular playing the role of Mrs. Varley, the Featheringtons’ housekeeper, in the American streaming television period drama series, Bridgerton. Her co-stars included Jonathan Bailey, Harriet Cains, Nicola Coughlan, Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Regé-Jean Page, Golda Rosheuvel, and Julie Andrews.
- Her theatre credits include playing Aunt Dan in Aunt Dan and Lemon, Jocasta in The Phoenician Women, Grushenka in The Brothers Karamazov, Olga in The Three Sisters, Miss Hoyden in The Relapse, and Emilia in Othello.
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