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Lucy Clare Davis (born 17 February 1973)[1] is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office (2001–2003), Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead (2004), and Etta Candy in Wonder Woman (2017). Davis stars as Hilda Spellman in the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018–present).

Lucy Davis
Lucy Davis, May 2004 (3) (cropped).jpg
Davis in 2004
Born
Lucy Clare Davis

(1973-02-17) 17 February 1973 (age 46)
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)
Owain Yeoman
(m. 2006; div. 2011)
Parent(s)Jasper Carrott
Hazel Jackson

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CareerEdit

Davis appeared briefly in an episode of The Detectives, a show created by and starring her father (Jasper Carrott).[2] She played Maria Lucas in the BBC's 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice, and also had a role in the 1996 Christmas special of One Foot in the Grave. After her breakthrough role as Dawn Tinsley in The Office, Davis appeared in the films Sex Lives of the Potato Men and Shaun of the Dead in 2004, whilst continuing to play Hayley Jordan in The Archers on BBC Radio 4. She gave up this last role when her other acting responsibilities made it impossible to continue, and the part was recast in September 2005.

Davis appeared in the third-season episode "Elephants and Hens" of UK TV programme Black Books.[3] In 2006, Davis appeared as the "Fashion TV" host on ABC's hit Ugly Betty, and later that year played writer Lucy Kenwright in NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, she appeared in several episodes of the US series Reaper. In 2010, Davis starred in ITV's six-episode comedy drama, Married Single Other, and also appeared in a guest role in The Mentalist alongside her then-husband Owain Yeoman.[citation needed] Davis also stars in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People.[4] In 2012, Davis had a guest voice part in Family Guy for the episode "Be Careful What You Fish For". Davis appeared in series two, episode eight of the BBC series Death in Paradise (2013). She became a Patron for the performing arts group Theatretrain in 2012.[5]

Davis plays the role of Etta Candy in the 2017 film Wonder Woman. Her performance marked the first live action cinematic portrayal of that comic book character.[6] Davis has said of the character: "She's a woman in a man's world and so being heard and seen aren't the easiest things, but it kind of doesn't deter her. Etta is unapologetically herself and I think that that's the thing that has drawn me to her the most... it took quite a while in my life to be unapologetically myself."[6]

Davis stars in the Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as Hilda Spellman.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Davis is the daughter of Hazel Jackson and comedian Jasper Carrott. She underwent a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with kidney failure during a medical examination, prior to taking up her role in Pride and Prejudice. Her mother, Hazel, donated the kidney.[8] Around Christmas 2005 she was hospitalised once again because of kidney failure, but has since recovered. Davis is also a diabetic.[9]

On 9 December 2006, Davis married Welsh actor Owain Yeoman at St Paul's Cathedral, London. The wedding was attended by fellow The Office cast members and writers. Davis was entitled to marry there as her father is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)[10] and St Paul's contains the chapel of the order. The couple separated in January 2011 and divorced in October 2011.[11]

She participated in PETA's campaign against the Guards Division's continued use of traditional bearskin caps.[12]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Gambler Dunya
2002 Nicholas Nickleby Maid
2004 Sex Lives of the Potato Men Ruth
2004 Shaun of the Dead Dianne
2005 Rag Tale Debbs
2006 The TV Set Chloe McCallister
2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Abby
2008 Shades of Ray Director #2
2009 All About Steve Patient
2011 Some Guy Who Kills People Stephanie
2014 Postman Pat: The Movie Director 1 Voice
2017 Wonder Woman Etta Candy

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Detectives Young Girl #1 Episode: "Strangers in Paradise"
1994 Blue Heaven Secretary Episode #1.3
1994 Woof! Eileen Tully Episode: "Get Me to the Church"
1995 Casualty Sarah Jackson Episode: "Branded"
1995 The Bill Jude Mackie Episode: "Charity and Beating"
1995 Pride and Prejudice Maria Lucas 5 episodes
1996 Scene Julie Episode: "Alison"
1996 One Foot in the Grave Mrs. Blanchard Episode: "Starbound"
1997 The Grand Maggie Rigby Episode #1.5
1999–2000 Belfry Witches Old Noshie 13 episodes
2000 Doctors Nicky Andrews Episode: "False Alarm"
2001 Big Bad World Harry Episode: "Tory Girl"
2001 Bernard's Watch Madeleine 6 episodes
2001–2003 The Office Dawn Tinsley Main character; 14 episodes
2002 Murder in Mind Kerry Episode: "Passion"
2002 Holby City Kelly Bridges Episode: "Sweet Love Remembered"
2002 Dalziel and Pascoe Jax / Angela Ripley 2 episodes
2003 The Afternoon Play Laura Episode: "The Real Arnie Griffin"
2004 Black Books Becky Episode: "Elephants and Hens"
2006–2007 Ugly Betty Fashion TV Anchor 2 episodes
2006–2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Lucy Kenwright 16 episodes
2007 Californication Nora Episode: "Hell-A Woman"
2008–2009 Phineas and Ferb Crash (voice) 2 episodes
2008 Reaper Sara 3 episodes
2010 Married Single Other Lillie 6 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Daphne Valiquette Episode: "18-5-4"
2012 Family Guy Joanne Finn (voice) Episode: "Be Careful What You Fish For"
2013 Death in Paradise Vicky Woodward Episode #2.8
2013 The Neighbors Helen Redding Kemper Episode: "The Neighbours"
2015–2016 Maron Emily 6 episodes
2015 NCIS Janice Brown Episode: "Lockdown"
2016–2017 Better Things Macy 8 episodes
2018–present Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Hilda Spellman Main cast
2019 Bob's Burgers Princess Paula McCartney (voice) Episode: "Bed, Bob and Beyond"

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lucy's tweet about her birthday". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Gee, Catherine (16 February 2010). "Lucy Davis on Married Single Other". The Telegraph. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Black Books". Radio Times. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "First Look: Images From Some Guy Who Kills People" – via bloody-disgusting.com.
  5. ^ "Patrons". Theatretrain. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b From ‘The Office’ to ‘Wonder Woman’: Get to Know Lucy Davis by Angelique Jackson 12:08 PM PDT, May 26, 2017
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (16 February 2018). "Netflix's Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series Casts Lucy Davis As Aunt Hilda". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Comedian's daughter saved by kidney transplant". BBC. 23 December 1997. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
  9. ^ "The Office star Davis hospitalised for kidney failure". Contactmusic.com. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
  10. ^ "Office star marries at St Paul's". BBC. 9 December 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2006.
  11. ^ "The Office star Lucy Davis divorces heartthrob Owain Yeoman after nine-month separation". Mail Online. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Lucy Davis Bares Skin to Save Bears' Skin". PETA. Retrieved 27 July 2010.

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