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Poppy Lee Friar (born 16 April 1995[1][2]) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Eve in the CBBC series Eve and Missy Booth in the Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge.[3]

Poppy Lee Friar
Born (1995-04-16) 16 April 1995 (age 24)
Southwark, London, England
Years active2001–present
Notable work
Ackley Bridge
Torvill & Dean


Early lifeEdit

Friar was born and raised in Southwark, London and attended Sylvia Young Theatre School.[4][5]


Friar made her television debut in 2001 in Wilhelmina, and was featured in several stage productions between 2002 and 2007 including Macbeth[6] at the Gielgud Theatre. From 2005 to 2009, Friar voiced the role of June in the UK version of the animated series Little Einsteins. In 2008, Friar played Hannah in the BBC television film Dustbin Baby, adapted from Jacqueline Wilson's 2001 novel of the same name.[7] In 2010, Friar appeared in two ITV shows; an episode of The Bill playing Kelli Sutton, and two episodes of A Touch Of Frost as Sophie Moorhead.[8][9] From 2013 to 2014, she appeared in ITV drama Mr Selfridge as Rosalie Selfridge. Between 2015 and 2017, Friar was the title role in CBBC's Sci-fi series Eve.[10] In 2017, Friar played the role of Mary Pascoe in Fox Searchlight Pictures My Cousin Rachel (2017 film) alongside Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin.[11] Also in 2017, Friar began portraying the role of Missy Booth in Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge for which she received critical acclaim and received a RTS award. In 2018, she portrayed Jayne Torvill in ITV television film Torvill & Dean.[10]

Friar has received several accolades for her work, including an AACTA nomination for Dead Gorgeous, a BAFTA nomination for Eve and an RTS award win for Ackley Bridge.[12][13][14]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Wilhelmina Young Irene 1 episode
2002 Helen West Chelsea 1 episode
2004 Belonging Lara Television film
2005–2009 Little Einsteins June UK version; 67 episodes
2006 Casualty Bonnie Brown 1 episode
2008 Beautiful People Imelda 1 episode
2008 Dustbin Baby Hannah Television film
2009 Desperate Romantics Rose La Touche 2 episodes
2010 Dead Gorgeous Sophie Main role; 13 episodes
2010 The Bill Kelli Sutton 1 episode
2010 A Touch of Frost Sophie Moorhead 2 episodes
2012 Doctors Alice Hill 1 episode
2012 Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Chloe Giove Television film
2013–2014 Mr Selfridge Rosalie Selfridge Recurring role; 13 episodes
2014 Inspector George Gently Hannah Hawkes 1 episode
2014–2016 In the Club Katie 4 episode
2015–2017 Eve Eve Lead role; 36 episodes
2015 The Syndicate Mary Campbell 2 episodes
2017–present Ackley Bridge Missy Booth Series regular
2018 In My Skin Leah 1 episode
2018 Torvill & Dean Jayne Torvill Television film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Little Einsteins: Our Big Huge Adventure June UK version
2010 Little Einsteins: Rocket's Firebird Rescue June UK version
2010 Rainbow Magic: Return to Rainspell Island Lydia Voice
2017 My Cousin Rachel Mary Pascoe Feature film


  1. ^ "Happy birthday @PoppyLFx my partner in crime and only person who can make me cry with laughter at any given moment. Hope you have the most fabulous birthday filled with all the happiness in the world 💕😘⭐️🎉". Twitter. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Who are they?". Telegraph. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Meet the cast of Channel 4 school drama Ackley Bridge". Radio Times. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  4. ^ Leitch, Luke; Baracaia, Alexa (27 July 2004). "A bank of Bankses". Evening Standard. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Sylvia Young Theatre School Alumni". Sylvia Young Theatre School. 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
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  7. ^ "Dustbin Baby credits". BBC. 21 December 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  8. ^ McManus, Bridget (1 April 2010). "Haunting the halls". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  9. ^ "The Bill Series 26 Episode 21 Ultimatum". Radio Times. 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Who is Poppy Lee Friar? Torvill & Dean star's age, height, career and more facts". Smooth. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
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  12. ^ "2010". Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  13. ^ "2015 Children's Performer | BAFTA Awards". Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  14. ^ "Ackley Bridge dominates RTS Yorkshire Programme Awards". Royal Television Society. 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2019-03-25.

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