Lucy Clare Davis (born 17 February 1973) 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).
Davis in 2004
Lucy Clare Davis
17 February 1973
(m. 2006; div. 2011)
|Parent(s)||Jasper Carrott |
Davis appeared briefly in an episode of The Detectives, a show created by and starring her father (Jasper Carrott). 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. 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. Davis also stars in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People. 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.
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. 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."
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. Around Christmas 2005 she was hospitalised once again because of kidney failure, but has since recovered. Davis is also a diabetic.
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) and St Paul's contains the chapel of the order. The couple separated in January 2011 and divorced in October 2011.
|2004||Sex Lives of the Potato Men||Ruth|
|2004||Shaun of the Dead||Dianne|
|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|
|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||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|
|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||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"|
- "Lucy's tweet about her birthday". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- Gee, Catherine (16 February 2010). "Lucy Davis on Married Single Other". The Telegraph. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
- "Black Books". Radio Times. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
- "First Look: Images From Some Guy Who Kills People" – via bloody-disgusting.com.
- "Patrons". Theatretrain. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
- From ‘The Office’ to ‘Wonder Woman’: Get to Know Lucy Davis by Angelique Jackson 12:08 PM PDT, May 26, 2017
- Andreeva, Nellie (16 February 2018). "Netflix's Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series Casts Lucy Davis As Aunt Hilda". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
- "Comedian's daughter saved by kidney transplant". BBC. 23 December 1997. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
- "The Office star Davis hospitalised for kidney failure". Contactmusic.com. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2006.
- "Office star marries at St Paul's". BBC. 9 December 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2006.
- "The Office star Lucy Davis divorces heartthrob Owain Yeoman after nine-month separation". Mail Online. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
- "Lucy Davis Bares Skin to Save Bears' Skin". PETA. Retrieved 27 July 2010.