Rosalind Ayres

Rosalind Ayres (born 7 December 1946) is an English actress, director and producer.[1] Active since 1970, Ayres is well known for her role in the 1997 film Titanic, in which she played Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon. Her husband Martin Jarvis played Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon in the film.

Rosalind Ayres
Born (1946-12-07) 7 December 1946 (age 73)
Years active1970–present
(m. 1974)
(2 children)


Ayres has appeared in numerous films and television series, including regular performances in Armchair Thriller, Penmarric, Play for Today, The Bounder, Father's Day and Trevor's World of Sport. She has acted in and directed numerous audio plays for L.A. Theatre Works and Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

Ayres appeared on the BBC One semi-improvised sitcom Outnumbered as Gran in series 3 (2010) for the episodes "The Family Outing" and "The Internet". She returned as Gran in the first episode of series four (2011) named "The Funeral". Ayres also appeared in the Christmas special in 2012.

In addition to her film and television work, in 2011, Ayres provided voice and motion capture work for Katherine Marlowe, the main antagonist of the video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, opposite Nolan North, Richard McGonagle and Graham McTavish. Together with her husband, Ayres runs the radio production company "Jarvis & Ayres Productions", producing and directing plays and serials for BBC Radio 4.[1]

Rosalind also played the character of Iris in the comedy sitcom Kate and Koji a customer in the cafe who regularly consulted the doctor on various ailments. It aired in April 2020 and Rosalind appeared in three episodes.

TV and filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Home and Away Grace
1973 That'll Be The Day Jeanette
The Lovers! Veronica
The Lovers! Veronica
1974 From Beyond the Grave Prostitute – Edward's first victim segment 1 "The Gate Crasher"
Little Malcolm Ann Gedge
Stardust Jeanette
Coronation Street

Public Eye

Judy Cookson / Alison Wright / Jasmine TV series
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents: Hindle Wakes directed by Laurence Olivier
The Slipper and the Rose Isobella
1980 Cry Wolf

The Gentle Touch

Maria Moore

Frances West

Agony Ward Sister
1985 Juliet Bravo Linda Markham
1992 Emily's Ghost Mama
1994 Black Beauty Mistress Gordon
1996 Police Story 4: First Strike Australian Group #1
1997 Titanic Lady Duff Gordon
1998 Gods and Monsters Elsa Lanchester
Heartbeat Ann Marsden
1999 Beautiful People Nora Thornton
2001 Christmas in the Clouds Mabel
2003 Trevor's World of Sport Theresa TV series
2004 Steamboy Edward Steam, voice English version
2005 Age of Empires III Queen Elizabeth,voice Video game
2010 Outnumbered Gran Semi-improvised Sitcom
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Katherine Marlowe, voice Video game
2017 Hampstead Susan
2020 Kate and Koji Iris


  1. ^ a b Guide, British Comedy. "Jarvis and Ayres Productions – BCG Pro". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2019-12-26.

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