Lou Gish

Lou Gish (27 May 1967 – 20 February 2006) was an English stage, film and television actress.

Lou Gish
Louise Mikel Henrietta Marie Curram

(1967-05-27)27 May 1967
London, England
Died20 February 2006(2006-02-20) (aged 38)
London, England
Years active1996–2005
Partner(s)Nicholas Rowe (2000 onward)
Parent(s)Roland Curram
Sheila Gish

Early lifeEdit

She was born Louise Mikel Henrietta Marie Curram in 1967, the elder daughter of actors Sheila Gish and Roland Curram. She was raised in London and originally saw herself as an artist rather than an actor. She trained in Camberwell and went on to earn a BA Honours degree at the Camberwell College of Arts.


A role in a fringe play in Paddington brought her to the attention of an agent, and this convinced her to follow her family into a career in the theatre, taking roles on stage, in television series, and in film. She appeared with her sister, Kay Curram, in King Lear at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2005.

Personal lifeEdit

Gish was the girlfriend of actor Nicholas Rowe until her death.


She died of cancer at the age of 38. Her death came less than a year after that of her mother, in March 2005, who also died of cancer. She and her mother are buried at Highgate Cemetery, north London.

Film and television careerEdit

Theatrical careerEdit

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