Ruby Bentall

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Ruby Bentall
BornApril 1988
Camden, London, England
Years active2006–present
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Ruby Bentall
BornApril 1988
Camden, London, England
Years active2006–present

Ruby Bentall is an English actress, known for playing Minnie in Lark Rise to Candleford and Mary Bennet in Lost in Austen.


Bentall was born at home in Camden, London. She is the daughter of actors Janine Duvitski and Paul Bentall.[1] The family moved to Petersham outside Richmond when Bentall was eight. She attended Grey Court School and went to Richmond upon Thames College between 2004 and 2006, graduating with a BTEC National Diploma in Performance.[2]

Bentall has three siblings,[3] and two elder half-siblings from her father's first marriage. She currently lives in London. Her younger sister Edith is the singer 'Edith Violet'. [4]


Bentall's first professional acting job was an episode of Holby City, which she filmed in 2006 while still at Richmond College. Her other television credits include You Can Choose Your Friends, Doctors, Oliver Twist and New Tricks. She played Mary Bennet in the 2008 mini-series Lost in Austen, a performance described as "by far the most interesting interpretation of the sanctimonious middle Bennet daughter of Pride and Prejudice yet".[5] In 2009 she joined the regular cast of Lark Rise to Candleford, playing Minnie.[6]

Bentall made her stage debut at the National Theatre in 2008, appearing in productions of DNA and The Miracle. She has also lent her voice to the BBC Radio 4 drama Sister Agnes Investigates.[1]

She played Alice in Alice, an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland', written by Laura Wade, at the Sheffield Crucible in June 2010. More recently she played Anya in Remembrance Day at the Royal Court Theatre in March - April 2011 and the role of Victoria in the Mike Leigh directed play Grief at the Royal National Theatre in London.

On 30 March 2014, it was announced that Bentall would be playing Ross Poldark's cousin Verity in the new BBC One version of Poldark, which will be broadcast in 2015.[7]



2006Holby CityRobyn Dent1 episode
2007You Can Choose Your FriendsPhoebe Snell
DoctorsPoppy Foster1 episode
Oliver TwistCharlotte1 episode
2008New TricksHeidi1 episode
Lost in AustenMary Bennet4 episodes
2009The Courageous Heart of Irena SendlerStefania
The BillKim Patterson2 episodes
2009–11Lark Rise to CandlefordMinnie MudeSeries regular
2012The ParadisePaulineSeries 1 regular
2014BlandingsLinda1 episode


2009The Alchemistic SuitcaseGirlShort film
ExposedErinShort film
TormentedEmilyFeature film
2010Robin HoodMargaret Walter's MaidFeature film


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