Christine Bottomley

Christine Bottomley (born 27 April 1979) is an English actress.

Christine Bottomley
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Bottomley in 2012
Born (1979-04-27) 27 April 1979 (age 42)
Alma materRoyal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (2001)
Years active2001–present

Early lifeEdit

Born in Rochdale and grew up in an apartment over the family's chemist shop. She went to several local youth drama groups before embarking on a course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama,[1] from where she graduated in 2001.


Following her graduation, she took on her first role in an episode of EastEnders.

Bottomley has had numerous parts on television, including episodes of the second series of Torchwood, the comedy series Massive, the drama series Hope Springs and Land Girls.

Bottomley in 2012

Her first film role was in Hush, in 2009.

She won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Actress in 2017 for The Sky is Wider[2] and again in 2018 for Solitary.[3]



  • Hush (2009) as Beth
  • The Arbor (2010) as Lisa Thompson ( nominated best supporting actress Critics Circle Awards 2012)
  • Strawberry Fields (2012) as Emily
  • Keeping Rosy (2013)
  • The Waiting Room
  • Little White Lies (nominated for best actress British Independent Film Festival)
  • All In Good Time
  • Funny Cow (2017)
  • Peterloo (2018)



Date Title Role Director Station
29 November 2004 Double Acts: Scissors and Ribbon Lu Kemp BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
6 July 2016 The Sky is Wider[4] Ella Nadia Molinari BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
7 October 2017 Solitary[5] Mandy Nicolas Jackson and Steve Bond BBC Radio 3 Between the Ears
22 January 20182 February 2018 The Truth About Hawaii[6] Lizzie Kirsty Williams BBC Radio 4 15 Minute Drama


  1. ^ "Interview with Christine Bottomley". Archived from the original on 19 November 2004. Retrieved 7 January 2008.
  2. ^ BBC Audio Drama Awards – 2017 Winners
  3. ^ BBC Audio Drama Awards – 2018 Winners
  4. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – The Sky is Wider
  5. ^ BBC – Between the Ears – Solitary
  6. ^ BBC – 15 Minute Drama – The Truth About Hawaii

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