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Ophelia Lucy Lovibond (born 19 February 1986) is an English actress, best known for her role as Kitty Winter in the US television series Elementary and Izzy Gould in the BBC's W1A.

Ophelia Lovibond
Born Ophelia Lucy Lovibond
(1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 31)
Hammersmith, London, England
Alma mater University of Sussex
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Television Elementary
W1A

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BiographyEdit

Ophelia Lovibond grew up in Shepherd's Bush, London, in a single-parent family. Her mother worked as a counsellor at Wormwood Scrubs Prison. She has two siblings.[1] She was a scholarship student at Latymer Upper School.[1] She also attended the Young Blood theatre company, a drama club for youth, in Hammersmith.[2] She attended the University of Sussex to study English Literature, graduating in 2005 with a first class degree.[3]

CareerEdit

TelevisionEdit

Lovibond's first television appearance was at the age of 12 in the Channel 4 sitcom The Wilsons. She said she lied about her age to win the role.[1]

She acted in the TV series FM. In the BBC satire W1A she appears as the character of Izzy Gould.

Lovibond was also a regular in season 3 of Elementary, as Sherlock's new apprentice, Kitty Winter. In 2016, she played the role of Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker in Sky1 series Hooten & The Lady.

FilmEdit

Lovibond made her film debut in Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist in 2005.[4] She had a part in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.[5] She played a leading role in the film 4.3.2.1,[6] and had roles in the 2011 films London Boulevard, No Strings Attached and Mr. Popper's Penguins. Lovibond played Carina, The Collector's slave, in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy.[7][8]

TheatreEdit

In 2016 she appeared as Elizabeth Barry in Stephen Jeffreys' The Libertine at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket.

OthersEdit

Lovibond appeared in Gabrielle Aplin's February 2013 music video "Please Don't Say You Love Me".[9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Loving You Alice Television film
2005 Oliver Twist Bet
2006 Crusade in Jeans Isabella
2007 Popcorn Katerina
2009 Bottle Sam Short film
Shadows in the Sun Kate
Nowhere Boy Marie
2010 Chatroom Charlotte
4.3.2.1. Shannon
London Boulevard Penny
2011 No Strings Attached Vanessa
Turnout Sophie
Mr. Popper's Penguins Pippi Pepenopolis
2012 8 Minutes Idle Teri
The Poison Tree Biba Capel
2013 A Single Shot Abbie
Thor: The Dark World Carina Cameo
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
2015 Man Up Jessica
2016 Tommy's Honour Meg Drinnen
2016 The Autopsy of Jane Doe Emma

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Wilsons, TheThe Wilsons Poppy Wilson 6 episodes
2003 Single Rachel Barton 6 episodes
Bill, TheThe Bill Carly Flint 2 episodes
2005 Casualty Jude Greer Episode: "Running out of Kisses"
Nathan Barley Mandy 1 episode
2006–2007 Holby City Jade McGuire 9 episodes
2007 Bill, TheThe Bill Serena Black Episode: "A Model Murder: Part 1"
Heartbeat Charlie Prentice Episode 2 series 17
2008 Messiah Lucy Waite Miniseries
Delta Forever Roxy Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Lewis Jessica Rattenbury Episode: "The Point of Vanishing"
FM Daisy 6 episodes
2012 Titanic: Blood & Steel Kitty Carlton 12 episodes
2014 Inside No. 9 Rachel Episode: "Sardines"
Mr. Sloane Robin
2014— W1A Izzy Gould 3 series
2014–2015, 2017 Elementary Katheryn "Kitty" Winter 13 episodes
2016 Hooten & the Lady Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker 8 episodes

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Title Role
2013 Gabrielle Aplin "Please Don't Say You Love Me"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Gilbert, Gerard (16 February 2015). "Ophelia Lovibond on Elementary, schooldays and living with that name". The Independent. 
  2. ^ Cole, Olivia (18 March 2011). "FROM HAMMERSMITH TO HOLLYWOOD; Who Needs Hoity-Toity RADA When an Unpretentious Drama Club Is Offering a One-Way Ticket to Stardom?". The Evening Standard. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Benji (4 May 2014). "Meet the glam queen of comedy: Why actress Ophelia Lovibond is set to take the romcom crown". Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Clair, Stephanie (28 May 2014). "Ophelia Lovibond – a flower child for today". The Glass Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Review: 'Nowhere Boy'". Variety. 
  6. ^ Empire's 4.3.2.1 Movie Review
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (22 April 2013). "'Guardians of the Galaxy' Adds One More to Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Blackmon, Joe (8 November 2013). "Thor: The Dark World After The Credits Detailed Explanation". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Grubs, Jefferson (13 November 2014). "Who Plays Kitty on 'Elementary'? Ophelia Lovibond Is a British TV Star with Marvel Ties". Bustle. 

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