Lyndsey Marshal

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Lyndsey Marshal
Born(1978-06-16) 16 June 1978 (age 36)[1]
Manchester, England
Years active2000–Present
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Lyndsey Marshal
Born(1978-06-16) 16 June 1978 (age 36)[1]
Manchester, England
Years active2000–Present

Lyndsey Marshal (born 16 June 1978) is an English actress best known for her performance in The Hours, and as the recurring character Cleopatra on HBO's Rome, and as Lady Sarah Hill in BBC period drama Garrow's Law.


Marshal was born in Manchester, England. After studying the classics at college for a career in archeology, she applied to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.[2]

Her first major part was in the play Fireface at the Royal Court Theatre, which she took just before graduation.[3] In 2001 she won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Newcomer in 2001 for her performances in Redundant at the Royal Court Theatre and Boston Marriage at the Donmar Warehouse. In 2003, she won the TMA Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Since then she has performed leading roles in fourteen theatre productions, most recently alongside James McAvoy in the 2009 West End production Three Days of Rain.[4] In 2011 she appeared in Greenland at the National Theatre.

Marshal has appeared in the films The Hours alongside Nicole Kidman, and Hereafter, directed by Clint Eastwood.[4]

Marshal starred as Cleopatra in HBO's Rome.[4] Since 2009 she has played Lady Sarah Hill in the three series of the BBC One drama Garrow's Law and, with Julie Walters, in the BBC One Drama A Short Stay in Switzerland. She starred also in ITV's new series of Agatha Christie's Marple.

In January 2013 Marshal played Eileen Blair, wife of Eric Blair, in the BBC Radio 4 drama The Real George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia.

Personal life[edit]

Marshal presently lives in Kings Cross, London with her partner, a documentary maker.


2000Peak PracticeNatalie PearceTV series (1 episode: "Masquerade")
2002The Gathering StormPeggyTV film
Midsomer MurdersEmma TysoeTV series (1 episode: "Ring Out Your Dead")
The HoursLottie Hope
2003Sons & LoversMiriam LeiversTV film
The Young VisitersEthel MonticueTV film
2004The Calcium KidMags Livingston
2005Stories of Lost SoulsSimon's Girlfriend(segment: "Standing Room Only")
Born and BredMary PillingTV series (1 episode: "Never Seek to Tell")
FestivalFaith Myers
Agatha Christie: PoirotAnne MeredithTV series (1 episode: "Cards on the Table")
RomeCleopatraTV series (5 episodes: 2005–2007)
2007GreenIzzieTV film
The Shadow in the NorthIsabel MeredithTV film
2008Kiss of DeathGeorge AustenTV film
Marple: Murder Is EasyAmy GibbsTV film
2009A Short Stay in SwitzerlandJessicaTV film
10 Minute TalesGemmaTV series short (1 episode: "Ding Dong")
Garrow's LawLady Sarah HillTV series (8 episodes 2009–2011)
2010Being HumanLucyTV series (8 episodes)
No PressureSchoolteacherShort produced by climate change mitigation campaign 10:10
2012TitanicMabel WatsonTV series (4 episodes)
The Cricklewood GreatsFlorrie FontaineTV film
The ForgottenSarahpost-production
BlackoutLucyTV series
In the Dark HalfKathy
Inside No. 9LauraEpisode "The Understudy"


2013OthelloEmiliaOlivier TheatreNicholas Hytner[5]
2009Three Days of RainNan/LidaApollo TheatreLindsay Posner
2008The PrideSylviaRoyal Court TheatreJamie Lloyd
2007AbsurdiaLucienne/ Uncle TedDonmar WarehouseDouglas Hodge
2007A Matter of Life and DeathJuneOlivier TheatreEmma Rice [6]
2005–06The HypochondriacToinetteAlmeida TheatreLindsay Posner
2005Blood WeddingWifeAlmeida Theatre CoRufus Norrislead role
2004–05Sleeping BeautyBeautyYoung Vic / New Victory Theater NYCRufus Norrislead role
2004The CrucibleMary WarrenSheffield CrucibleAnna Mackmin
2003A Midsummer Night's DreamHermiaBristol Old VicDavid Farr
BrightPollySoho TheatrePaul Jepson
2001–02RedundantLucyRoyal Court TheatreDominic Cooke
2001–02Boston MarriageCatherineDonmar Warehouse / West EndPhyllida Lloyd
Top GirlsShona / Kit / WaitressNew Vic TheatreRoxanna Silbert
2000FirefaceOlgaRoyal Court TheatreDominic Cooke



  1. ^ Kennedy, Hannah (13 December 2004), 20 Questions with ... Lyndsey Marshal, What's On Stage 
  2. ^ 20 Questions With ... Lyndsey Marshal - Sleeping Beauty at Barbican Centre - London - Interviews -
  3. ^ Lyndsey Marshal | Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  4. ^ a b c Barnett, Laura (26 January 2011). "Lyndsey Marshal: 'Clint? Such a sweet man'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  5. ^ Coveney, Michael (24 April 2013). "Othello". The Stage. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Hytner, Nicholas (February 15, 2007), National Theatre Plans for 2007, retrieved 2007-03-25 

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