Abigail Cruttenden

Abigail Lucy Cruttenden (born 23 March 1968) is an English actress.

Abigail Cruttenden
Abigail Lucy Cruttenden

(1968-03-23) 23 March 1968 (age 53)
Years active1980–present
  • (m. 1997; div. 2000)
  • Jonathan R. Fraser
    (m. 2003)
RelativesHal Cruttenden (brother)

Cruttenden played opposite Sean Bean as his character Richard Sharpe's onscreen wife Jane in several episodes of the TV series Sharpe. She has appeared in the sitcom Not Going Out as Anna since 2014.

Personal and family lifeEdit

Cruttenden lives in East Sheen, south-west London.[1]

Her grandmother, Cynthia Coatts, ran the Rosslyn School of Dance and Drama in London, while her late mother, Julia Cruttenden, ran the stage make-up school Greasepaint in London.[citation needed] Her brother is Hal Cruttenden, the stand-up comedian.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Mog Miranda
1988 The Storyteller The Princess Episode: "Hans My Hedgehog"
1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot Geraldine Oglander
1991 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Miss Violet Merville
1994 Love on a Branch Line Belinda
1996 Sharpe's Regiment Jane Gibbons
Sharpe's Siege Jane Sharpe née Gibbons
Sharpe's Mission Jane Sharpe
1997 Jane Eyre Blanche Ingram TV film adaptation
Sharpe's Revenge Jane Sharpe
Sharpe's Justice
Sharpe's Waterloo
2000 Anna Karenina Betsy British TV series
Monarch of the Glen Lizzie MacDonald
2001 Sword of Honour Kerstie Kilbannock
2003 Rosemary & Thyme Patsy Connolly
2004 Doctors and Nurses Lucy Potter
2005 The Robinsons Vicky Robinson
2007 Foyle's War Evelyn Richards
2007–2009 Benidorm Kate Weedon Regular role, 17 episodes (series 1–3)
2014–present Not Going Out Anna Regular role, 22 episodes (so far)
2015 Citizen Khan Virginia Guest role
2016 Fresh Meat Oregon's Mother
2017 Midsomer Murders Nell Fryer Episode: "Death by Persuasion"
Casualty Sadie Holm


Year Title Role
1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang Ann Lawton[2]
1998 Hideous Kinky Charlotte
2001 Charlotte Gray Daisy
2014 The Theory of Everything Isobel Hawking
2015 The Batsman and the Ballerina Jane
2018 Await Further Instructions Beth


Year Title Role
2017 Alone Ellie



  1. ^ "Conflict of the heart". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 31 May 2013. p. 35.
  2. ^ "Abigail Cruttenden". Curtis Brown. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  3. ^ "The Seagull". Theatre Royal Bath. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Her Naked Skin : Wiltshire Creative". www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2020.

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