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Fiona Gillies (born 19 June 1966) is a British actress who has appeared on television and the stage.

Fiona Gillies
Joking Apart Comms 1.jpg
Steven Moffat, Gillies and Robert Bathurst recording a DVD commentary for Joking Apart
Born19 June 1966
London
Notable work
Becky Johnson/Taylor in Joking Apart
Clare Shearer in Peak Practice
Spouse(s)Michael Müller
Websitewww.gilliesworks.com

She first appeared in the 1988 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles as Beryl Stapleton. A year later she appeared in the mini-series Mother Love.

Her first major television role was perhaps Steven Moffat's sitcom Joking Apart, where she played Becky.[1] She has also appeared as Clare Shearer in Peak Practice, as Philippa Kinross in Casualty and The Jury. She played Lady Florence Craye in the third series of Jeeves and Wooster.

She has had many guest roles, including appearances in Powers, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Holby City, PhoneShop, Waking the Dead and Coronation Street.[2]

She has also performed for the RSC in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Beaux Strategem, The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet. She appeared in the West End productions of The Prisoner of Second Avenue with Jeff Goldblum and Mercedes Ruehl[3] as well as Trevor Nunn's Production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead[4]

In 2011 she co-produced the feature film City Slacker, written by her husband, Michael Müller.[5][6] In the film, Gillies plays Amanda, a high-powered businesswoman who suddenly needs to conceive a baby when her frozen eggs are destroyed.[7]

Gillies also produced The Beat Beneath My Feet, about a former rock God, played by Luke Perry, who is discovered living in a flat in South London. The film also stars Nicholas Galitzine. Production was completed in 2014[8][7]

Gillies produced Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote, a short film starring Lenny Henry, Colin Salmon, Wunmi Mosaku and Sylvestra Le Touzel.[9] The film was nominated for Best Family Film at the Sydney Indie Film Festival.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Jeff (1995). The Guinness Television Encyclopedia. Guinness. p. 284. ISBN 0-85112-744-4.
  2. ^ "Fiona Gillies". IMDb. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. ^ "The Prisoner of Second Avenue". The Old Vic. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Trevor Nunn Season 2011 – 2012". Theatre Royal Haymarket. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  5. ^ "City Slacker (2012)". IMDb Pro. 1 October 2010. Retrieved on 5 November 2010.
  6. ^ "News". City Slacker website. Retrieved on 5 November 2010.
  7. ^ a b Stephenson, John-Paul (13 September 2013). "Interview: Fiona Gillies talks about City Slacker". Giggle Beats. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  8. ^ Williams, John (21 October 2016), The Beat Beneath My Feet, Luke Perry, Nicholas Galitzine, Lisa Dillon, retrieved 5 December 2017
  9. ^ Ebohon, Christiana, Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote, Lenny Henry, Wunmi Mosaku, Fatima Koroma, retrieved 5 December 2017
  10. ^ "Sydney Indie 2017 – Short Films Awards Nominations » Sydney Indie Film Festival". sydneyindiefilmfestival.com. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  11. ^ Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote, retrieved 5 December 2017

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