Ruth Gemmell – Bridgerton Cast

Life

Ruth Gemmell was born on January 2nd, 1967, in Bristol, United Kingdom. She has three brothers and grew up in Durham County, England, where she attended a girls school in Darlington called Polam Hall School. Her parents divorced when Ruth was young, so she and her mother moved from Barnard Castle to Darlington. She married the actor Ray Stevenson in Westminster, London, in 1997, who she met in 1995 while filming the TV series “Golden Band”. They divorced in 2005. The couple had no children, and Ruth didn’t remarry.

Ruth Gemmell and her ex-husband, Ray Stevenson.
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When Ruth got older, she moved to London to live with her father and pursue her dream of acting. She studied at the Weber Douglas School of Dramatic Art in London and appears as notable alumni on the school’s Wikipedia page. Her first role was on the movie Who Needs A Heart (1991), where she played the character Abigail. Ruth first prominent role came when she played Sarah Hughes, the female protagonist on the movie Fever Pitch (1997), based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, played by the opposite Colin Firth.

Ruth Gemmell was very good, and her part wasn’t nearly as unrewarding as I had expected – she gives an intelligent, full performance that really worked for me.

comment by Lisa, from colin firth roles website.

 “Ruth Gemmell did a fine job of portraying Sarah, a woman who was frustratingly in love with a man who loved a sport. I liked watching the growth of both of their characters throughout the film. The thing that struck me about this film was the reality and “humanness” of it. I could see such a thing happening in actual life, and I appreciated the portrayal of the everyday struggles of learning to refocus your priorities and commit to loving someone.

comment by kaylenns on imdb

In 2011, Ruth got a part in The Fades, a television miniseries where she played the character Alice in four episodes, alongside actors Natalie Dormer (Game Of Thrones) and Tom Ellis (Lucifer). The miniseries tells the story of Paul, a teenage boy that is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain, he also begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around him. When an embittered and vengeful Fade, Polus, finds a way to be human again, it’s up to Paul to stop him – and all of the dead – from breaking back into the world and destroying the human race. The miniseries won the Best Drama Series, BAFTA Television Awards, in 2012.

Ruth in The Fades, 2011.

Gemmell already has experience with historical drama, as she worked in the tv series Home Fires, one of ITV’s big new drama hits in 2015. It pulled in more than six million viewers in its prime Downton Abbey Sunday night slot, leading to a swift re-commissioning for a new series. The tv show is based on the book Jambusters which told the story of the Women’s Institute in the Second World War.

“I think we like harking back to a certain way of behaving in tougher times.”

“Although the 1940s aren’t that long ago, it really is such a different time. “

“Now, with social media and mobiles, everything that happens is immediate. Back then you’d be waiting for a telegram and letters could be waiting in the typing pool.”

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RUTH GEMMELL as Sarah, in Home Fires series 2.

When asked about preferring working in theatre or on-screen, Ruth said in a Q&A to LondonTreather1: “Working again in the theatre I recognise the luxury of having more time to develop a character – having said that, I have no preference and enjoy working in all fields. I think it is the projects that differ for me rather than the medium“.

If it wasn’t enough being an amazing actress on screen and stage, Ruth also has experience at working on Radio, with an incredible list of references, and good reviews.

“A story by one of the pre-Great War writers of horror was read so marvellously by the actress Ruth Gemmell, it sounded as though she’d taken immense pains preparing, marking the text in different pens and doodles and directions – an aural latticework of minutely choreographed technical decisions.”

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Television

TitleRoleDirectorProduction Company
UNTITLED BRIDGERTON PROJECTViolet BridgertonJulie Anne RobinsonShondaland/Netflix
DOC MARTINShirleyNigel ColeITV
DEEP STATEGina GrahamMatthew ParkhillEndor/FOX
RANSOMLaurie CrockettFrédéric ForestierWildcats Productions/CBS
THE HELLENESNakasidilVan LingPhaedra Films
PENNY DREADFUL Series 2Octavia PutneyVariousShowtime/Sky Atlantic
HOME FIRES Series 1 & 2Sarah CollingborneBruce Goodison/ Robert Quinn / John HayesITV
MIDSOMER MURDERS Series 17: ‘A Vintage Murder’Diana CarnarvonNick LaughlandITV
CASUALTYD.S. Monica DarlingDavid Innes EdwardsBBC
SILENT WITNESS Series 17EllieNick RentonBBC
INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY Series 7IreneNick RentonBBC
COMING UP – ‘BIG GIRL’LynnLeanne WelhamChannel 4
HOLBY CITYAmanda LeytonDavid TuckerBBC
UTOPIA Series 1 & 2JenMarc Munden/Sam Donovan / Wayne Che Yip/ Alex Garcia Lopez /Channel 4
FATHER BROWNMartha QuintonDominic KeaveyBBC
DANCING ON THE EDGELady WinnettStephen PoliakoffRuby Films/BBC
INSIDE MENRebecca SewellJames KentBBC
THE FADES
Winner of Best Drama Series, BAFTA Television Awards, 2012
AliceFarren BlackburnBBC
CASUALTYKateDermot BoydBBC
MOVING ONJoannePeter FearonLA Productions
LAW & ORDERMel GarveyJames StrongKudos Productions
LEWISRobyn StrongDan ReedITV Productions
THE BILLRebecca SandsPaul WroblewskiTalkback Thames
WAKING THE DEADLinda CunningsDaniel PercivalBBC
EASTENDERSDebra DeanVariousBBC
PRIMEVALKaterine KavanaghCilla WareImpossible Pictures
TRIAL & RETRIBUTIONKay SatchellBen RossLa Plante Productions
POIROT: MRS MCGINTY’S DEADMiss SweetimanAshley PearceGranada
SUMMERHILL PROJECTRoseJon EastTiger Aspect Productions
FIVE DAYSDr TopolskaOtto Bathurst/Simon CurtisBBC
FROST ‘ENDANGERED SPECIES’ChristineRoy BattersbyYTV
SILENT WITNESSDI Sarah AshdownAlrick RileyBBC
ARE YOU JIM’S WIFE (BBC Afternoon Play)RachelNeil AdamsBBC
MIDSOMER MURDERSAnne MerrickPeter SmithBentley Productions
TRACY BEAKERCarly BeakerJoss AgnewBBC
THE BILLCarol EvansNeil AdamsTalkback Thames
SPOOKS Series 2MirandaJustin ChadwickBBC
MURDER IN MIND: LANDLORDLizDavid ThackerBBC
INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIESJeannie WearingRichard SpenceBBC
WAKING THE DEADDI Jess WorrellDavid ThackerBBC
DALZIEL & PASCOERachel WallerWarren ClarkBBC
BLUE DOVEJenny PagePaul Harrison/David Thacker/John WoodsCarlton TV
HOLBY CITYDiana CalderIndra BhoseBBC
MILLER SHORTSAbigail-CrusibleDavid ThackerBBC
THE BILLJanePaul MertonTalkback Thames
FOUR FEATHERSNicola YallopDermot BoydSally Head Productions
THE ALCHEMISTSJulia BannermanPeter SmithUnited Productions
MACBETHLady MacDuffMichael BogdanovChannel Four
THE PERFECT BLUEJoKieron WalshBBC
SILENT WITNESSD.C. Kerry CoxHarry Hook/Mike Barker/Noella Smith/Ben BoltBBC
PEAK PRACTICEChristine HiggsonA.J. QuinnCentral
KAVANAGH QCJenny NorrisCharles BeesonCarlton TV productions
BAND OF GOLDGina DixonRichard StandevenGranada
THE BILLSue LathamKen HornTalkback Thames
WHO NEEDS A HEARTAbigailJohn AkumfrahBlack Audio Film Collective

Theatre

TitleRoleDirectorTheatre/Producer
THE WHALELizLaurence BoswellTheatre Royal Bath
STILL ALICEHerselfDavid GrindleyWest Yorkshire Playhouse
NO PLACE FOR A WOMANAnnieKate BudgenSmall Things Theatre/Theatre503
MIDSUMMER MISCHIEFVariousJo McInnes/Erica WhymanRSC
BETRAYALEmmaNick BagnallSheffield Crucibe Theatre
SIXTY SIX BOOKSActor 1 in ZephaniahCharlotte WestenraBush Theatre/Westminster Abbey
DEATH AND THE MAIDENPaulinaPatricia BeneckeSalisbury Playhouse
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESMerteuilToby FrowSalisbury Playhouse
RIFLEMINDCindyPhillip Seymour HoffmanTrafalgar Studios
HELTER SKELTER/LAND OF THE DEADWomanPatricia BeneckeThe Bush
CORAM BOYMrs LynchMelly StillNational Theatre
MACBETHLady MacDuffDominic CookeR.S.C
KING LEARReganBill AlexanderR.S.C
MIDWINTERMaudeZinny HarrisR.S.C
TRIP’S CINCHLucy ParksThea SharrockSouthwark Playhouse
KICK FOR TOUCHEileenJosie RourkeCrucible Theatre
ANCIENT LIGHTSIonaIan BrownHampstead Theatre
THE WEIRValerieIan RicksonRoyal Court Theatre
NABOKOV’S GLOVESMary DugganIan BrownHampstead Theatre
TURN OF THE SCREWGovernessJulian WoolfordHornchurch Queen’s Theatre
OTHELLODesdemonaOliver GodfreyThe Railway Tavern
MEASURE FOR MEASUREIsabellaIan ForrestChester Gateway
UNCLE VANYAYelenaHugh HodgartEdinburgh Lyceum
AN IDEAL HUSBANDMabel ChiltonHugh HodgartEdinburgh Lyceum
THE WINTER’S TALEPerditaDebbie PaigeSalisbury Playhouse
2nd MRS TANQUERAYEllenDebbie PaigeSalisbury Playhouse
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTCecilyHugh HogartLyceum, Edinburgh
TIS PITY SHE’S A WHOREAnnabellaIan ForrestLancaster Playhouse
THE COUNTRY WIFEAlethiaIan ForrestLancaster Playhouse
TALE OF TWO CITIESSeamstressPhillip ProwseGlasgow Citizens

Film

TitleRoleDirectorProduction Company
CLIFFS OF FREEDOMVarvara VakrinosVan LingPhaedra Films
OFFENDERCassieRon ScalpelloRevolver Entertainment
STORAGE 24SarahJohannes RobertsBig Yellow Films
FSarahJohannes RobertsGatlin Films
GOODElisabethVicente AmorimGood Films
JANUARY 2NDClaireMatt WinnJanuary Films
FEVER PITCHSarah HughesDavid EvansChannel Four Films

Short Film

TitleRoleDirector
CREAMJanetIvan Clements
GONE FISHINGImogenChris Jones
THE IMAGINARY GIRLMotherRichard Porter
ELAMotherSilvana Aquirre Zegarra
LOVE FOR SALELonely ladyCarey Born
HOSiobhanNeil Adams
PERFECTWomenBasil Smith
EVERYWHEREKateCilla Wear
A STIFF DRINKGirlEirene Huston

Radio

TitleRoleDirectorProduction Company
A PERFECT SPYMaryBruce YoungBBC Radio 4
THE ESSEX SERPENTReaderRosalynd WardSweet Talk Productions/BBC Radio 4
CLOWN SHOESNarratorJeremy OsborneBBC Radio 4/Sweet Talk Productions
THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESSAsheAlegra McllroyBBC Radio  4
THE PILLOW BOOK Series 1-11ShonagonLu KempBBC Radio  4
THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MISS JANE AUSTENAnnieJoanne RyanBBC Radio 4/Pacificus Productions
A BAGFUL OF STORIESNarratorJeremy OsbourneBBC Radio 4/Sweet Talk Productions
THE CAZALETS: ALL CHANGEVilly CazaletSally AvensBBC Radio  4
THE PRE-WAR HOUSENarratorJeremy OsbourneBBC Radio 4/Sweet Talk Productions
SPELLS FOR LOVEMelissaJeremy OsbourneBBC Radio 4/Sweet Talk Productions
OLD TIMESKateGaynor MacfarlaneBBC Radio  4
THE MAN IN THE LIFTAngie/OprahPeter NicholsBBC Radio 4/Sweet Talk Productions
THE CAZALETSVilly CazaletSally Avens/Marion NancarrowBBC Radio  4
THE PILLOW BOOKVariousLu KempBBC Radio  4
THE VANISHINGLineka Van BastenKristy Williams
THE CLOTHS OF HEAVENRachelBruce Young
THE SECRET PILGRIMStephaniePatrick Rainer
THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLDLiz GoldPatrick Rainer
PARADE’S ENDSylvia TietjensPatrick Raynor
THE SPACEMANMotherRoland Jaquarello
AFTER SCARBOROUGHSandyRoland Jaquarello
ANCIENT LIGHTSIonaIan Brown
MAESTROVarious CharactersPatrick Raynor
FIREWORKSMaidNeil Cargill
THE CANDLEMASS RDLadyPatrick Raynor
SHERLOCK HOLMESMissPatrick Raynor
TEEN LURVENickieNeil Cargill
THE WOMAN OF JUDAVivien DaviesPatrick Raynor
THE HOUSE (6 series)Polly BanisterPete Atkin/Neil Cargill

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