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|Born|| 14 May 1973 |
Bath, Somerset, England
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|Born|| 14 May 1973 |
Bath, Somerset, England
Indira Varma (born 14 May 1973 in Bath, Somerset) is an English actress. Her first major role was in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She has gone on to appear in the television series The Canterbury Tales, Rome, Luther and Human Target.
Varma is the only child of an Indian father and a Swiss mother who was part Genoese Italian. She was a member of Musical Youth Theatre Company. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London in 1995.
Varma has had a number of television and film roles, including Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love in 1997 and Bride and Prejudice in 2004, and the young Roman wife Niobe during the first season of BBC/HBO's historical drama series Rome. Her character appeared briefly in the second season of the award-winning series when it aired on Sunday, 14 January 2007.
In 2006, she played Suzie Costello in the first and eighth episodes, "Everything Changes" and "They Keep Killing Suzie", of BBC Three's science-fiction drama series Torchwood. She appeared as Dr. Adrienne Holland in the CBS medical drama 3 lbs which premiered on 14 November 2006 and was cancelled on 30 November 2006 due to poor ratings. Varma guest starred in the fourth season premier of hit US detective drama Bones as Scotland Yard Inspector Cate Pritchard. She also played the role of Zoe Luther in the six part BBC drama Luther.
|1996||Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love||Maya|
|2004||Rover's Return||Zeta||Short film|
|2004||Bride and Prejudice||Kiran|
|2006||Basic Instinct 2||Denise Glass|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Devon Sever (uncredited)|
|1996||Crucial Tales||Manreet||Episode: "Phoenix"|
|1999||Psychos||Dr. Martine Nichol||TV miniseries|
|2000||Zehn wahnsinnige Tage||Ra||TV movie|
|2000||Other People's Children||Amy||TV series|
|2000||Sci-Fright||Host - Nina||TV series|
|2001||In a Land of Plenty||Sonali Ganatra||4 episodes|
|2001||The Whistle-Blower||Diane Crossman||TV movie|
|2002||Arena||Gila||Episode: "One for the Road"|
|2003||The Canterbury Tales||Meena||Episode: "The Sea Captain's Tale"|
|2003||Reversals||Kathy Irwin||TV movie|
|2004||Donovan||Clara Mathis||TV series|
|2005||The Quartermass Experiment||Judith Carroon||TV movie|
|2005||Love Soup||Suzanne Daley||Episode: "They Do Not Move"|
|2005||A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets||Lucie||TV movie|
|2005||Broken News||Melanie Bellamy||6 episodes|
|2005||Little Britain||Babysitting Mother|
Health Spa Receptionist
|2006||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Melissa Booth||Episode: "In the Blink of an Eye"|
|2006||Torchwood||Suzie Costello||Episode: "Everything Changes"|
Episode: "They Keep Killing Suzie"
|2006||3 lbs||Dr. Adrianne Holland||6 episodes|
|2007||The Whistleblowers||Alisha Cole||6 episodes|
|2008||Comanche Moon||Therese Wanz||Episode: "1.2"|
|2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Bela Khan||Episode: "Assassin"|
|2008||Bones||Inspector Cate Pritchard||Episode: "The Yanks in the U.K.: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2009||Inside the Box||Catherine Powell||TV movie|
|2009||Moses Jones||Dolly||3 episodes|
|2010||Arena||Various||Episode: "Harold Pinter: A Celebration"|
|2010||Hustle||D.C.I. Lucy Britford||Episode: "And This Little Piggy Had Money"|
Episode: "The Hush Heist"
|2010||Luther||Zoe Luther||6 episodes|
|2010-2011||Human Target||Ilsa Pucci||13 episodes|
|2012||Silk||George Duggan||6 episodes|
|2012||Hunted||Natalie Thorpe||Episode: "1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4"|
|2012||World Without End||Mattie Wise||Episode: "Knight"|
In 1997, Varma played Bianca in Shakespeare's Othello at the National Theatre (NT), London. In 2000 to 2001, she appeared in Harold Pinter and Di Trevis's NT stage adaptation of Pinter's The Proust Screenplay, Remembrance of Things Past, based on À la recherche du temps perdu, by Marcel Proust. In the summer of 2001, she played Gila in One for the Road, by Harold Pinter, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
In 2002, she played Sasha Lebedieff in Ivanov by Anton Chekhov at the National Theatre, London and Bunty Mainwaring in The Vortex by Noël Coward at the Donmar Theatre, London. In 2004, she played Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder at the Young Vic Theatre Theatre, London. In 2008, she played Nadia Baliye in The Vertical Hour by David Hare at the Royal Court Theatre London. In 2009, she played Olivia in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with Donmar West End at Wyndham's Theatre, London. In 2012, she played Jessica in Terry Johnson's Hysteria at the Theatre Royal, Bath.