Saskia Reeves

Saskia Reeves (born 16 August 1961)[2][3] is an English actress, best known for her roles in the films Close My Eyes (1991) and I.D. (1995), the 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune and the 2016 film Our Kind of Traitor.

Saskia Reeves
Saskia Reeves

(1961-08-16) 16 August 1961 (age 61)
Paddington, London, England
Years active1984–present

Early lifeEdit

Saskia Reeves was born 16 August 1961, and brought up in Twickenham and Paddington, London with her younger sister Imogen, by her Dutch mother and English father. Reeves attended the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton and then studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[citation needed]


Early in her career she performed in puppet shows and in satirical revues at the Covent Garden Community Theatre.[citation needed]

Her television credits include Spooks, The Commander and the Bodies finale. Her stage work includes productions at London's National and Royal Court theatres as well as on international tour.[citation needed]

In addition to her acting career, Reeves does voice work, including commercials, narration, and book readings.[4]

In 2008, she starred in English Touring Theatre's revival of Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye at the Trafalgar Studios in London.[citation needed]

In 2010, she starred as Anne Darwin, the wife of John Darwin, in BBC4's Canoe Man, a dramatisation of the John Darwin disappearance case,[5] and co-starred in the BBC1 series Luther.

In 2011, Reeves played the matriarch, Anna Brangwen, in the first part of William Ivory's two-part adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's novels The Rainbow and Women in Love, first shown on BBC4.[6] She also had a major role in the 2016 Midsomer Murders episode “A Dying Art.”



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Antonia and Jane Antonia McGill
1991 December Bride Sarah Gilmartin
1991 Close My Eyes Natalie / Sister
1991 The Bridge Isobel Heatherington
1994 Traps Louise Duffield
1995 Butterfly Kiss Miriam
1995 I.D. Lynda
1996 Different for Girls Jean
2016 Our Kind of Traitor Tamara
2020 Shadows Mother


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Last Day of Summer Linda TV movie
1985 A Woman of Substance Edwina Episode: #1.3
1986 Theatre Night Greta Samsa Episode: "Metamorphosis"
1990 Screen Two Rosie Episode: "Children Crossing"
1991 Screenplay Antonia McGill Episode: "Antonia and Jane"
1991 4 Play Helen Episode: "In the Border Country"
1994 Citizen Locke Lady Marsham TV movie
1994 Performance Irina Shestova Episode: "Summer Day's Dream"
1995 The Perfect Match Bridget TV movie
1995 Cruel Train Selina Roberts TV movie
1997 Plotlands Chloe Marsh
1999 A Christmas Carol Mrs. Cratchit TV movie
2000 Dune Lady Jessica Atreides
2004 Island at War Cassie Mahy
2004 The Commander Eileen Judd Episode: #2.1
2005 Afterlife Sheila Rabey
2007 Silent Witness DS Maureen Steele
2010 Luther DSU Rose Teller
2010–12 Wallander Vanja Andersson Episodes 2–3 and 3–1
2010–2016 Midsomer Murders Marcia Macintyre, Summer Pitt Episode 13.1, "The Sword of Guillaume" (2010). Episode 7.3 "A Dying Art" (2016)
2011 Lewis Alison McLennan Series 5, Episode 1: "Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things"
2011 Women in Love Anna Brangwen
2011 Page Eight Anthea Catcheside
2012 One Night Sally
2013 Vera Laura Marsden Episode: "Poster Child"
2015 Wolf Hall Johane Williamson
2016 Shetland Freya Galdie Series 3
2018 Collateral Deborah Clifford Episode: #1.1 & 1.4
2019 Death in Paradise Frances Compton Episode: "Beyond the Shining Sea: Part Two"
2020 Belgravia Ellis
2020 Us Connie Petersen
2020 Roadkill Helen Laurence
2022 Slow Horses Catherine Standish Main Role Episodes 1–6


  1. ^ Christie, Janet (10 October 2020). "Saskia Reeves interview: why the star of BBC One's Us feels lucky despite lockdown". The Scotsman. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Portrait of the artist: Saskia Reeves, actor" The Guardian (21 October 2008). Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  3. ^ Miss Saskia Reeves Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  4. ^ " profile". Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Canoe Man". BBC Online. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Women in Love, BBC Four, preview". The Telegraph.

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