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Montserrat Lombard (born 1 August 1982) is an English actress best known for playing WPC (later DC) Sharon 'Shaz' Granger in the BBC Drama series Ashes to Ashes.

Montserrat Lombard
Montserrat Lombard

(1982-08-01) 1 August 1982 (age 37)
London, England, UK
Years active1997–present


Lombard was born in London and is of Spanish and Italian descent.[1] Her TV credits include regular roles in Love Soup (2005-2008) and Roman's Empire (2007) but she is most famous for her role as WPC Shaz Granger in the hit BBC drama Ashes to Ashes (2008-2010).

Other credits include guest roles in Doctors, Twisted Tales, Nathan Barley, Murder in Suburbia ("Witches", as a school girl named Myra who, among other things, bakes brownies and attempts to seduce her music teacher dressed in lacy underwear), a lead role in St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, Midsomer Murders: A Picture of Innocence, and a part in the feature-length ITV drama Tunnel Of Love. Lombard has also played Lavya in the episodes "Hello Queppu" and "Artefact" of the BBC2 sci-fi comedy series Hyperdrive, and Stevie in the fourth episode of the BBC2 comedy Saxondale. She appeared as Lady Anne in the BBC Radio 4 comedy The Castle, and has appeared in several stage productions, including People Who Don't Do Dinner Parties.[citation needed]

Lombard played June in the short film Vanilla Song, created by National Film and Television School students, as well as Ian Sciacaluga's short film noir, Imbroglio.[2] She played The Muse in William Mager's 2008 short film, Stiletto, funded by Apex Arts and the Hitchcock Production Fund. She had a small role in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. In 2009, she worked on the film St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, playing Zoe, the Emo.

She played Maria in the premiere episode of the 2011 TV series, The Borgias.[3] She voiced the role of Mirania in the 2011-12 game The Last Story for Nintendo Wii.[4]

She appeared in ITV's Marple: A Caribbean Mystery in 2013 as Esther Walters. From September 2013 to January 2014 she starred alongside Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock[5] in Barking in Essex at the Wyndhams Theatre.[6]

In May 2016 she appeared on BBC2 in Ben Elton's comedy "Upstart Crow" as Shakespeare's dark lady muse Emelia (series 1 episode 4, and in October 2018 reprised the role in series 3 episode 6). In March 2017 she appeared in "Private View", the series 3 finale of "Inside No. 9" on BBC2 as a sarcastic waitress, Bea. Also in 2016 she appeared as different characters in Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories,[7] a series of short films for Sky Arts directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and scored by Jarvis Cocker. In 2019, she voices Mia on Thomas and Friends in US/UK Versions.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "OK! Magazine: Lifestyle: Sheridan Smith and Montserrat Lombard". 4 April 2008. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "ShowFolio - IAN SCIACALUGA - Director". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  3. ^ The Borgias (2011 TV series),; accessed 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ The Last Story
  5. ^ "Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock star in new stage comedy". BBC News. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Lee Evans - 'I really wanted to get back into theatre'". Whats On Stage. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  7. ^ O'Donovan, Gerard (2016-05-26). "Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories weaves a rich, dark tapestry for the Harry Potter generation: Review". The Telegraph.

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