Antonia Campbell-Hughes

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Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Antonia Campbell-Hughes (born 1982) is a Northern Irish actress of English and Irish descent, best known for appearing in Jack Dee's sitcom Lead Balloon.

After the success of series one of Lead Balloon, Campbell-Hughes went on to be cast in a variety of comedy shows on British television, alongside the likes of Jennifer Saunders and Alex Mcqueen, and went on to create her own one-woman show Bluebell Welch for MTV.[citation needed]


Campbell-Hughes has appeared in popular UK TV series such as Silent Witness, Casualty, Blackbeard: Terror at Sea and Spooks; in Channel 4's Scapegoat; in Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto; and on stage in productions such as Roberto Zucco. Her performances in Lead Balloon and Jennifer Saunders vehicle The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle have been praised by critic Sam Wollaston of The Guardian.[1][2] She wrote and starred in a series of mini comedy sketches for MTV entitled Bluebell Welch.[3] In April 2011 she appeared in series 5 of ITV's Lewis.

Fashion career[edit]

Campbell-Hughes had her own fashion label, started in her teens.[4] She ran a clothing line that sold internationally under her own name and a diffusion line for high street store Topshop. She was featured on the cover of the Sunday Times' Style supplement in December 2007, and models regularly for French fashion label Devastee. She left fashion full-time in 2005 to focus fully on "her greater love" acting.

Film career[edit]

Campbell-Hughes' film work to date has been varied, including the BBC period drama Blackbeard, the Jane Campion feature film Bright Star,[5] the psychological thriller The Other Side of Sleep which premiered ay Cannes 2011 Director's Fortnight,[6] Lotus Eaters premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2011, and the BBC film When Harvey Met Bob, chronicling the lead-up to Live Aid as the charity concert celebrated its 25th anniversary.


2005Breakfast on PlutoStripper
CasualtyAvril Skinner
2006Blackbeard: Terror at SeaLouis Arrot
Silent WitnessFenella Lee
2007Tonight Is CancelledNesmir
DamageLauren Ward
The Life and Times of Vivienne VyleAbigail
Coming UpCarly
2008Delta ForeverMiranda
20093 CrossesMarina
Into the Rose-GardenKatie
Free AgentsLucy
Not Safe For WorkClaire Campbell
Bluebell WelchBluebell Welch
Bright StarAbigail
SpooksNina Gevitsky
2010Lotus EatersAlice
Material GirlPlum
Five Day ShelterPaula
Silent ThingsCharlotte
When Harvey Met BobMarsha Hunt
2011Hello CarterGirl in Lift
The TaskAngel
LewisChloe Brooks
The Other Side of SleepArlene Kelly
Lead BalloonSam
Albert NobbsEmmy
SubmissionUnlikely Winner
2012Storage 24Shelley
First Row Orchestra
Kelly + VictorKelly
20133096Natascha Kampusch



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