Michelle Terry

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Michelle Terry
BornWeston-super-Mare, England
Years active2004–present
 
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Michelle Terry
BornWeston-super-Mare, England
Years active2004–present

Michelle Terry is an English actress and writer, known for her work on stage and for portraying Sara in the television pilot Reunited.

Background[edit]

Terry is from Weston-super-Mare.[1] She was raised in Kewstoke, and attended Priory Community School and Broadoak Sixth Form Centre.[2]

Terry aspired to be an actress from an early age;[3] in pursuit of this, she attended an amateur dramatic society and took LAMDA exams at school in poetry, prose and spoken verse. At the age of fourteen she joined the National Youth Theatre.[1][4]

Terry read English literature at Cardiff University before training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2004.[4]

Career[edit]

Terry made her professional debut in the touring and subsequent West End production of Blithe Spirit, playing the Maid and understudying Elvira.[1] Her other theatre credits include The War on Terror, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, The Man Who Had All the Luck, Tribes and As You Like It. Her work at the National Theatre includes London Assurance, All's Well That Ends Well and England People Very Nice.[3][5]

For the Royal Shakespeare Company, Terry has appeared in productions of Days of Significance, Pericles, The Winter's Tale, The Crucible and Love's Labour's Lost, playing the Princess of France.[5] She was among the writers of Sudden Loss of Dignity, staged at the Bush Theatre in 2009.[6]

Terry has appeared in broadcast versions of London Assurance and All's Well That Ends Well, as part of National Theatre Live, and in the Globe Theatre production of Love's Labour's Lost, which was released on DVD in 2010. Her television credits include episodes of Extras, Law & Order: UK and the Mike Bullen pilot Reunited, playing the lead role of Sara.[7]

Terry is the co-writer, with Ralf Little, of the comedy drama TV series The Cafe, which aired on Sky1 in November 2011. She also plays the role of Sarah Porter. The series is set and filmed in Terry's home town of Weston-super-Mare.[2][8]

Theatre credits[edit]

Awards[edit]

Terry won Best Actress in a Visiting Production at the 2008 Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards, for the Donmar Warehouse production of The Man Who Had All the Luck.[9]

She won Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2011 Olivier Awards, for her portrayal of Sylvia in the Royal Court Theatre production of Tribes.[10]

Filmography[edit]

List of television performances
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005ExtrasFemale Extra1 episode: "Patrick Stewart"
2009Law & Order: UKDebbie Grove1 episode: "Unloved"
2010ReunitedSaraTelevision pilot
2011The CaféSarah PorterCo-writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Stage / Features / Showpeople / Michelle Terry Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  2. ^ a b Michelle is right at home for new Sky comedy show Weston Mercury. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  3. ^ a b "National Theatre Update" (PDF). National Theatre. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b GlobeLink :: Princess of France :: Michelle Terry plays the Princess of France Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  5. ^ a b Michelle Terry – Company Members – National Theatre Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  6. ^ Michelle Terry | London Theatre Database Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  7. ^ BBC – BBC One Programmes – Reunited Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  8. ^ She is currently playing the role of Luciana in the National Theatre's production of 'A Comedy of Errors'. Somerset seafront sitcom The Cafe ready for airing on Sky One | This is Somerset Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  9. ^ "M.E.N Theatre Awards: The Judges' verdict". City Life. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  10. ^ Terry wins Best Actress In A Supporting Role – Laurence Olivier Awards Retrieved 2011-03-16.

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