Lucy Cohu

Last updated 27 July 2014

Lucy Cohu
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Lucy Cohu

Born: 1968 (age: 56)


Lucy Cohu is an award-winning Englishstage and film actress, known for portraying Princess Margaret in The Queen's Sister, Evelyn Brogan in Cape Wrath and Alice Carter in TorchwoodChildren of Earth.

Lucy Ann Cohu was born in Wiltshire in 1968. She attended a boarding school as a child, and went on to train at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Cohu said that despite her family's strong military background her parents were entirely supportive of her desire to be an actress. Cohu lives in Kensal Green in BrentLondon.

Before she made a living from acting she used perform for children's parties. She has been quoted as saying that had she not found success as an actress she would have gone into children's nursing.

Cohu's first acting job after graduating from drama school was at the Royal Exchange Theatre inManchester, in a production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. She made her television debut in an episode of Casualty. She went on to work extensively in television, including playing the role Major Jessica Bailey in the popular ITV show Soldier Soldier followed by many parts in British television. In 2005 that she portrayed Princess Margaret in the semi-fictional version of her life, The Queen's Sister, for Channel 4, for which she was nominated for Emmy and BAFTA awards.

Cohu has also appeared in Cape WrathBallet Shoes, as Theo Danes.

Cohu has also appeared in several films, including Gosford Park and Becoming Jane.

After a eight year hiatus from the stage, Cohu starred in a revival of Speaking in Tongues at the Duke of York's Theatre, opposite John SimmIan Hart and Kerry Fox.[7] Cohu received positive reviews for this performance. In February 2010 she began a five week run in a production of An Enemy of the People at the Crucible Theatre, starring alongside Sir Antony Sher as Katrina Stockmann, and later appeared in Arthur Miller's 'Broken Glass' at the Tricycle Theatre.

In November 2008 Cohu won an International Emmy award for Best Actress for her role in the true-lifedrama Forgiven.

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