Ophelia Lovibond

Ophelia Lucy Lovibond (born 19 February 1986) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Carina in the film Guardians of the Galaxy, Izzy Gould in the BBC's W1A, Joyce Prigger in HBO's Minx, and Kitty Winter in CBS's Elementary.

Ophelia Lovibond
Ophelia Lucy Lovibond

(1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 36)
Alma materUniversity of Sussex
Years active1999–present
Henry Pettigrew
(m. 2022)

Early life and educationEdit

Ophelia Lovibond grew up in Shepherd's Bush, London, in a single-parent family. Her mother worked as a Chartered Psychologist at Wormwood Scrubs Prison. She has a brother and a sister.[1] Lovibond attended Latymer Upper School on a scholarship.[1] She also attended the Young Blood theatre company, a youth drama club, in Hammersmith.[2] She graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in English Literature in 2008.[3]

Acting careerEdit


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 appeared in Elliot Hegarty’s FM and the British period drama Heartbeat. She also played Izzy Gould in the BBC satire W1A.

Lovibond was a regular on season 3 of Elementary as Sherlock's new apprentice, Kitty Winter. She also made an appearance in episodes 15 and 16 of season 5, as well as in season 7.

In 2016, she played the role of Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker in Sky1 series Hooten & The Lady.

She appeared in a guest role in the 2019 series Whiskey Cavalier as MI6 agent Emma Davies.

She stars as Joyce Prigger in the HBO comedy series Minx.

She also appeared as Rachel in the first episode, "Sardines", of the first series of the British black comedy anthology series Inside No. 9 Written by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith.

In 2022, Lovibond played Carrie Symonds in the TV series This England.


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,[6] and had roles in the 2011 films London Boulevard, No Strings Attached and Mr. Popper's Penguins. Lovibond played Teri in the BFI/BBC film based on the award winning novel, 8 Minutes Idle, and Carina, The Collector's slave, in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy.[7][8]


BBC Radio 4 Lobby Land (Series 1, June 2018).


In 2015, Lovibond made her professional stage debut in the revival of Lucy Prebble's The Effect, directed by Daniel Evans.[9] The following year, she appeared as Elizabeth Barry in Stephen Jeffreys' The Libertine at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket.[10]

In 2017, she played Lois, the eponymous character, in Githa Sowerby's The Stepmother.[11] She played Lou in Barney Norris’s 2018 play Nightfall [12] and starred in the revival of David Hare's The Bay at Nice.[13]


Lovibond appeared in Gabrielle Aplin's February 2013 music video "Please Don't Say You Love Me".[14]

Personal lifeEdit

She married actor Henry Pettigrew on 1 May 2022. The couple met while starring in The Effect.[15]

Acting creditsEdit


Year Title Role Notes
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 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
The Autopsy of Jane Doe Emma
Gozo Lucille
2019 Rocketman Arabella
2020 Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Patty Failure


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Wilsons Poppy Wilson 6 episodes
2003 Single Rachel Barton 6 episodes
The Bill Carly Flint “Antecedent”, “Fatality”
Loving You Alice Television film
2005 Casualty Jude Greer Episode: "Running out of Kisses"
Nathan Barley Mandy Episode #1.5
2006–2007 Holby City Jade McGuire Recurring role, 9 episodes
2007 The Bill Serena Black Episode: "A Model Murder: Part 1"
Heartbeat Charlie Prentice E2 S17 “Heirs Apparent”
2008 Messiah: The Rapture Lucy Waite Miniseries, 2 episodes
Delta Forever Roxy Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Lewis Jessica Rattenbury Episode: "The Point of Vanishing"
FM Daisy Main role, 6 episodes
2012 Titanic: Blood & Steel Kitty Carlton Main role, 12 episodes
The Poison Tree Biba Capel TV miniseries, 2 episodes
2014 Inside No. 9 Rachel Episode: "Sardines"
Mr. Sloane Robin Main role, 6 episodes
2014–2017 W1A Izzy Gould Main role, 14 episodes
2014–2015, 2017, 2019 Elementary Katheryn "Kitty" Winter Recurring role, 15 episodes
2016 Hooten & the Lady Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker Lead role, 8 episodes
2019 Whiskey Cavalier Emma Davies 4 episodes
2020 Feel Good Binky 5 episodes
2020–present Trying Erica Main role
2020 Roadkill Susan Laurence Episode: #1.3
2021 What If...? Carina (voice) Episode: "What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?"
2022 Minx Joyce Prigger Lead role
This England Carrie Symonds Main role, 5 episodes
TBA Real Love (Yes, It's Real Love!) Stacey Post-production

Music videosEdit

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


Year Title Role Details Notes
2015 The Effect Connie Sheffield Crucible
2016 The Libertine Elizabeth Barry Theatre Royal Haymarket
2017 The Stepmother Lois Relph Chichester Festival Theatre
2018 Nightfall Lou Bridge Theatre
2019 The Bay at Nice Sophia Menier Chocolate Factory


  1. ^ a b c Gilbert, Gerard (16 February 2015). "Ophelia Lovibond on Elementary, schooldays and living with that name". The Independent. Archived from the original on 24 May 2022.
  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?". Evening Standard. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Notable alumni search results". University of Sussex. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  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 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 24 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. ^ "The Effect (Sheffield Crucible) | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  10. ^ Hewis, Ben (10 June 2016). "Further casting announced for The Libertine". What's On Stage. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Review: The Stepmother (Chichester Festival Theatre) | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  12. ^ "Review: Nightfall (Bridge Theatre) | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  13. ^ "Review: The Bay at Nice (Menier Chocolate Factory) | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  14. ^ Grubs, Jefferson (13 November 2014). "Who Plays Kitty on 'Elementary'? Ophelia Lovibond Is a British TV Star with Marvel Ties". Bustle.
  15. ^ "Actor Ophelia Lovibond Chose A Suitably Theatrical Gown For Her Music Hall Wedding". British Vogue. 12 June 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.

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