Geraldine Somerville

Active - 1991 - Present  |   Born - May 19, 1967 in Meath, Republic of Ireland  |   Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Children's/Family, Comedy Drama, Mystery

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  • Her grandfather was a Member of Parliament and was awarded a hereditary baronetcy; her father and mother were both titled.
  • At age 8, boarded at the Arts Educational School in Tring Park to do ballet, drama and music; originally wanted to be a ballet dancer but soon realised she was better at acting.
  • Her breakout role was as DS Jane Penhaligon in Cracker from 1993 to 1995; her co-star Robbie Coltrane's funny stories often made her corpse during filming.
  • In 2003, played Henriette d'Angleterre in Lindsay Posner's staging of Power at the National Theatre, London.
  • Was offered the role of Lily Potter in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone after JK Rowling turned it down; went on to appear in every film of the franchise.