Pippa Bennett-Warner

Last updated 09 January 2020

Pippa Bennett-Warner
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Pippa Bennett-Warner

Born: Saturday 23rd July 1988 (age: 35)


Pippa Bennett-Warner is a RADA-trained actress, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire and brought up in Northamptonshire.

Her first role occured when she was eleven, playing the young Nalas in the first London production on The Lion King. This was followed by an appearance in Holby City and then as Lenny Henry's daughter in Lenny Henry in Pieces before in 2006 she played Emmie Thibodeaux in Caroline, of Change, a role that earned her a nomination for The Stuart Phillips London Newcomer of the Year (other nominees included Andrew Garfield).

In 2007 she entered RADA, graduating in 2010. That year also saw her in the play Ruined, a Sky Arts play Crocodile, and then into King Lear to play Cordelia, alongside Sir Derek Jacobi. She also appeared on television  in Come Fly With Me and Case Histories. After King Lear she went on to play a role written for her by D.C. Moore in The Swan, followed by a part in Lewis and then back to the theatre for Richard II, and thenThe Witness, which led to a nomination in 2012 for Best Actress in The Evening Standard Theatre Awards. She was also listed as one of the 1000 Most Influential Londoners by the newspaper in the same year.