Claudie Blakley

Claudie Blakley (born 4 January 1974) is an English actress. Her father was Alan Blakley, a member of the 1960s pop band the Tremeloes, her mother Lin Blakley, is an actress known for her work on EastEnders playing Pam Coker since 2014, and her sister Kirsten Blakley is the lead singer of the indie band Little Spitfire. Blakley trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In 1998, she won the Ian Charleson Award for her performance in The Seagull at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. She is best known for her role as Emma Timmins in the BBC drama series Lark Rise to Candleford.[1]

Claudie Blakley
Born (1974-01-04) 4 January 1974
Other namesClaudia Blakley
Years active1995–present
Parent(s)Alan Blakley
Lin Blakley

Other notable roles include Mabel Nesbitt in Robert Altman's Oscar-winning Gosford Park and Charlotte Lucas in Joe Wright's 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice.[2] In the autumn of 2007, she was seen in the BBC serial Cranford as Martha.

In 2010, Blakley played the role of Cynthia Lennon in the BBC television production of Lennon Naked, a drama based on the period in the life of John Lennon from the years 1964 to 1971. In 2013 she appeared in the premiere of the play Chimerica.


Year Film Role Notes
1996 No Bananas Sandra TV mini-series (3 episodes)
1997 Touching Evil Mo Morrison TV series (2 episodes)
1999 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman Kirsty TV series (1 episode: "Living on Risk")
The Bill Alice Fitzgerald TV series (1 episode: "Denial")
2000 Never Never Jo's Friend TV movie
A Christmas Carol Ellie
Playing the Field Kelly Powell TV series (2 episodes)
2001 The War Bride Rosie
The Cat's Meow Didi
Gosford Park Mabel Nesbitt
Mr Charity Abi TV series (6 episodes)
2002 Playing the Field Kelly Powell TV series (1 episode: "Episode #5.1")
Ed Stone is Dead Kate TV series (4 episodes)
2003 Ready When You Are, Mr McGill Deirdre
2004 He Knew He Was Right Camilla French TV mini-series
Dirty Filthy Love Kathy TV movie
2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Laeitia Gane TV series (1 episode: "The Seed of Cunning")
Pride and Prejudice Charlotte Lucas
2006 Severance Jill
Vital Signs Jules Chapman TV series (6 episodes)
London to Brighton Tracey
Fear of Fanny Nicky TV movie
2007 Fallen Angel Sally Appleton TV serial
Cranford Martha TV series (4 episodes)
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford Emma Timmins TV series (32 episodes: 2008–2011)
2009 Return to Cranford Martha TV series (1 episode: "Part One: August 1844")
Bright Star Maria Dilke
Coming Up Linda TV series (1 episode: "Foreign John")
2010 Lennon Naked Cynthia Lennon TV movie
Marple: The Blue Geranium Philippa Pritchard TV movie
The Nativity Anna TV series (3 episodes)
2011 The Night Watch Nancy TV movie
2011New TricksLisa CarlisleTV series (1 episode: "Half Life")
2012 Words of the Titanic Elizabeth Shutes TV account of the sinking of the Titanic, in the words of the survivors
2013 What Remains Patricia TV series
2014 The Driver Ros TV series
2016 Grantchester Agatha Redmond TV Series (5 episodes)
2019 Manhunt Louise TV series


Year Production Role Venue Awards
1995 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Ophelia Royal National Theatre
1997 Peter Pan Wendy Royal National Theatre
1998 The Seagull Nina West Yorkshire Playhouse Ian Charleson Award – Best Actress 1998
The Tempest Miranda West Yorkshire Playhouse
Present Laughter Daphne West Yorkshire Playhouse
1999 Three Sisters Masha UK Tour
2000 Billy and the Crab Lady Kat Soho Theatre
The Good Samaritan Hampstead Theatre
2002 Kosher Harry Royal Court Theatre
2003 The Lady from the Sea Bollette Almeida Theatre
Random Bee Royal Court Theatre
Alls Well That Ends Well Helena RSC (Stratford/London)
2004 A Girl in a Car with a Man Stella Royal Court Theatre
2005 Lear Bodice Sheffield Crucible Theatre
2006 The Little Mermaid Voice Little Angel Theatre
Love and Money Val/Debbie/4 Royal Exchange Theatre/Young Vic Theatre
2007 Attempts on Her Life Royal National Theatre
2011 The Cherry Orchard[3] Varya Royal National Theatre
Di and Viv and Rose Rose Hampstead Downstairs (Hampstead Theatre)
The Comedy of Errors Adriana Royal National Theatre
2012 Macbeth Lady Macbeth Sheffield Crucible Theatre
2013 Chimerica Tessa Kendrick Almeida Theatre
2018 Consent Kitty Harold Pinter Theatre


Year Title Role Format Notes
2000 Poppy Q Anita BBC Radio 3
2002 Waterloo Bridge BBC Radio 4
2003 Ring Around the Bath Alison BBC Radio 4
2004 Suspicious Minds BBC Radio 4
2012 Ruth Rendell – The Keys to the Street Reader BBC Radio 4


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