Claudie Blakley

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Claudie Blakley
Born1974 (age 40–41)
England, UK
Other namesClaudia Blakley
Years active1995-present
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Claudie Blakley
Born1974 (age 40–41)
England, UK
Other namesClaudia Blakley
Years active1995-present

Claudia "Claudie" Blakley (born 1974) is an English actress.

Her father was Alan Blakley, a member of the 1960s pop band The Tremeloes, and her sister Kirsten Blakley is 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]

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 mini-series 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.


1996No BananasSandraTV mini-series (3 episodes)
1997Touching EvilMo MorrisonTV series (2 episodes)
1999An Unsuitable Job for a WomanKirstyTV series (1 episode: "Living on Risk")
The BillAlice FitzgeraldTV series (1 episode: "Denial")
2000Never NeverJo's FriendTV movie
A Christmas CarolEllie
Playing the FieldKelly PowellTV series (2 episodes)
2001The War BrideRosie
The Cat's MeowDidi
Gosford ParkMabel Nesbitt
Mr CharityAbiTV series (6 episodes)
2002Playing the FieldKelly PowellTV series (1 episode: "Episode #5.1")
Ed Stone is DeadKateTV series (4 episodes)
2003Ready When You Are, Mr McGillDeirdre
2004He Knew He Was RightCamilla FrenchTV mini-series
Dirty Filthy LoveKathyTV movie
2005The Inspector Lynley MysteriesLaeitia GaneTV series (1 episode: "The Seed of Cunning")
Pride and PrejudiceCharlotte Lucas
Vital SignsJules ChapmanTV series (6 episodes)
London to BrightonTracey
Fear of FannyNickyTV movie
2007Fallen AngelSally AppletonTV serial
CranfordMarthaTV series (4 episodes)
2008Lark Rise to CandlefordEmma TimminsTV series (32 episodes: 2008-2011)
2009Return to CranfordMarthaTV series (1 episode: "Part One: August 1844")
Bright StarMaria Dilke
Coming UpLindaTV series (1 episode: "Foreign John")
2010Lennon NakedCynthia LennonTV movie
Marple: The Blue GeraniumPhilippa PritchardTV movie
The NativityAnnaTV series (3 episodes)
2011The Night WatchNancyTV movie
2011New TricksLisa CarlisleTV series (1 episode: “Half Life”)
2012Words of the TitanicElizabeth ShutesTV account of the sinking of the Titanic, in the words of the survivors
2013What RemainsPatriciaTV series
2014The DriverRosTV series


1995Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are DeadOpheliaRoyal National Theatre
1997Peter PanWendyRoyal National Theatre
1998The SeagullNinaWest Yorkshire PlayhouseIan Charleson Award - Best Actress 1998
The TempestMirandaWest Yorkshire Playhouse
Present LaughterDaphneWest Yorkshire Playhouse
1999Three SistersMashaUK Tour
2000Billy and the Crab LadyKatSoho Theatre
The Good SamaritanHampstead Theatre
2002Kosher HarryRoyal Court Theatre
2003The Lady from the SeaBolletteAlmeida Theatre
RandomBeeRoyal Court Theatre
Alls Well That Ends WellHelenaRSC (Stratford/London)
2004A Girl in a Car with a ManStellaRoyal Court Theatre
2005LearBodiceSheffield Crucible Theatre
2006The Little MermaidVoiceLittle Angel Theatre
Love and MoneyVal/Debbie/4Royal Exchange Theatre/Young Vic Theatre
2007Attempts on Her LifeRoyal National Theatre
2011The Cherry Orchard[3]VaryaRoyal National Theatre
Di and Viv and RoseRoseHampstead Downstairs (Hampstead Theatre)
The Comedy of ErrorsAdrianaRoyal National Theatre
2012MacbethLady MacbethSheffield Crucible Theatre
2013ChimericaTessa KendrickAlmeida Theatre


2000Poppy QAnitaBBC Radio 3
2002Waterloo BridgeBBC Radio 4
2003Ring Around the BathAlisonBBC Radio 4
2004Suspicious MindsBBC Radio 4


  1. ^ BBC - Press Office - Lark Rise to Candleford. Accessed 7 May 2013
  2. ^ Jane Austen Film Club: Actor of the Week, 6 April 2013. Accessed 7 May 2013
  3. ^ Cast Credits for The Cherry Orchard at National Theatre web site

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