Lorraine Ashbourne Actor

Lorraine Ashbourne (born 1961 in Manchester, Lancashire) is an English stage, film and television actress. She has appeared on British television series and television films, including: The Street, True Dare Kiss, Thin Ice, In a Land of Plenty, Boon, Playing the Field, City Central, Peak Practice, The Bill, Pie in the Sky, Casualty, In Suspicious Circumstances, Mr. Wroe's Virgins, Rich Tea and Sympathy, and London's Burning. As a stage actress, Lorraine regularly appeared at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England, playing roles such as Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer and as Emilia in Othello both of which she acted alongside husband Andy Serkis. Her roles in the theatre include She has been married to actor Andy Serkis since 22 July 2002; they have 3 children, Ruby (b. 1998), Sonny (b. 2000) and Louis (b. 2004). The family resides in Crouch End, London.

Personal details

Date of birth
1961
Nationality
England

Family

Siblings
Spouse
Children

Movie performances

1. The Selfish Giant (2013)

Drama
played Mary
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Tracy O'Riordan
Clio Barnard
Clio Barnard
4 Show list 1 Show list

The Selfish Giant is a 2013 British drama film directed by Clio Barnard. It is inspired by the Oscar Wilde story of the same name.

Awards

2013 British Independent Film Award for Best Technical Achievement

Top cast

Johnny Jones
'Price Drop' Swift
Mrs. Swift
Railway Man
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mike Eley
Matthew Price
English
United Kingdom

2. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

Drama, History
played Nicky
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Camilla Bray
,
Emile Sherman
,
Iain Canning
14 Show list 1 Show list $4.5M

Oranges and Sunshine is a 2010 drama film directed by Jim Loach with screenplay by Rona Munro.

Awards

2011 AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor

Top cast

Margaret Humphreys
James
Pauline
Walter
Monsignor Brutin
Rachel
Miss Hutchison
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Denson Baker
Cappi Ireland
English
Australia, United Kingdom

3. A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

Comedy
played Jane Jarvis
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
,
John Ross
, ,
Jonathan Gershfield
7 Show list

A Bunch of Amateurs is a 2008 British comedy film directed by Andy Cadiff and starring Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi, Alistair Petrie and Samantha Bond. In November 2008 the premiere in Leicester Square was attended by Elizabeth II. The screenplay was written by Nick Newman, John Ross, Ian Hislop and Jonathan Gershfield.

Awards

Top cast

Nigel Dewberry
Charlie Rosenberg
Jefferson Steel
Mr. Darcy
Dorothy Nettle
Rupert Twist
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christian Henson
Ashley Rowe
Amy Roberts
English
United Kingdom

4. King Kong (2005)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played Theatre Actor #3
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
201.0
, ,
Carolynne Cunningham
,
Jan Blenkin
38 Show list 6 Show list $207M

King Kong is a 2005 epic adventure film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson, it stars Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl Denham, Adrien Brody as Jack Driscoll and, through motion capture, Andy Serkis as the title character. Set in 1932–33, King Kong tells the story of an overly ambitious filmmaker who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island. There they encounter Kong, a legendary giant gorilla, who they capture and display in New York City, with tragic results. The film's budget climbed from an initial US$150 million to a record-breaking $207 million. It was released on December 14, 2005, and made an opening of $50.1 million. While the film performed lower than expectations, King Kong made domestic and worldwide grosses that eventually added up to $550 million, becoming the fourth-highest grossing film in Universal Pictures history. It also generated $100 million in DVD sales upon its home video release.

Awards

2006 BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects
2006 Saturn Award for Best Director
2005 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year
2005 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
2005 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
2005 Academy Award for Best Sound Editing

Top cast

Lumpy, Kong
Venture Crew Member #1
Carl Denham
Gunner #1
Jack Driscoll
Ann Darrow
Captain Englehorn
Bruce Baxter
Harry
Hayes
Jimmy
Venture Crew Member #11
Pilot #1
Preston
Weston
Mike
Photographer #2
Fruit Vendor
Photographer #1
New York Citizen
NY Stander #1
Venture Crew Member #27
Choy
Thuggish Executive
Army Commander
Venture Crew Member #6
Vaudeville Act Performer #8
Feral Child
Gunner #3
Venture Crew Member #23
Investment Assistant
Soldier in Truck #2
Usher #2
Gunner #2
Venture Crew Member #26
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Terry Ryan
King Kong
English
New Zealand, Germany, United States of America

5. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Jennifer Howarth
Jennifer Howarth
,
1 Show list 3 Show list

Distant Voices, Still Lives is a 1988 British film directed and written by Terence Davies. It evokes working-class family life in Liverpool during the 1940s and early 1950s, paying particular attention to the role of popular music, Hollywood cinema, light entertainment, and the public house within this tight-knit community. The film is made up of two separate films, shot two years apart. The first section, 'Distant Voices', chronicles the early life of a working-class Catholic family living under a domineering patriarchal regime. The second section, 'Still Lives', sees the children grown up and emerging into a brighter 1950s Britain, only a few years from rock 'n' roll and The Beatles, yet somehow still a lifetime away. The film won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association. In 2007 the British Film Institute re-printed and distributed the film across some of Britain's most high-profile Independent Cinemas, prompting The Guardian newspaper to describe Distant Voices, Still Lives as 'Britain's forgotten cinematic masterpiece".

Awards

1989 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year
1989 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1989 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
William Diver
Monica Howe
English
United Kingdom

6. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)

Documentary
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
47.0
Tristam Miall
1 Show list

Cane Toads: An Unnatural History is a 47-minute documentary film about the introduction of Cane Toads to Australia. Cane Toads were introduced to Australia with the aim of controlling a sugar cane pest, the cane beetle, but they over-multiplied and became a serious problem in the Australian ecosystem. It is often humorous, and is used in high schools and colleges as a complement to curricula in biology, ecology, environmental science, anthropology, geography, and communication. It was filmed in Cairns and Gordonvale in Queensland. The film was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Short Film. It is distributed in the United States by Radio Pictures. Unusual for a film considered a cult classic, Cane Toads performed very well during its theatrical release. For almost 20 years Cane Toads: An Unnatural History held the title of top grossing non-IMAX documentary for the Australian box office. It remains easily in the top ten today even with the IMAX films included. Released in March 1988, it is recording as bringing in $613,910 Australian dollars.

Awards

1988 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Documentary

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Wayne Taylor
English
New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia

Starring TV roles

1. In a Land of Plenty

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
January, 2001 1

2. True Dare Kiss

Drama, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

BBC One
June 28th, 2007 August 2nd, 2007 1
Esther Hall
English

3. City Central

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
BBC One
Bloomberg Television
April, 1998 3
Paul Nicholls
Terence Harvey
Katie
Kate Gartside
English

4. Jane Eyre

Drama, Romance
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

BBC One
September 24th, 2006 1

5. Housewife, 49

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

ITV
December 10th, 2006 1 English

6. Thorne: Sleepyhead

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Sky 1
October 10th, 2010 November 14th, 2010 English

7. Rich Tea And Sympathy

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ITV
July, 1991 1 English

8. Playing the Field

Drama, Sport
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

BBC One
British Broadcasting Corporation
March, 1998 February 10th, 2002 5
Tracy Whitwell
English

Guest TV appearances

Casualty

Program genre

Soap opera
Medical drama
Medical fiction
Drama

Official site

External resources

Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama that airs weekly on BBC One, and the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast on 6 September 1986, and transmitted in the UK on BBC One. The original producer was Geraint Morris.nThe programme is based around the fictional Holby City Hospital and focuses on the staff and patients of the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department. The show has very few ties to its sister programme Holby City, which began as a spin-off from Casualty in 1999, set in the same hospital. Casualty is shown weekly on a Saturday evening, which has been its time slot since the early 1990s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E22 February 12th, 1994
S02-E04 October 3rd, 1987

Law & Order: UK

Program genre

Live action
Drama
Legal drama
Police procedural

Official site

External resources

Law & Order: UK is a British police procedural and legal television programme, adapted from the American series Law & Order. The programme is financed by the production companies Kudos Film and Television, Wolf Films, and Universal Media Studios. Head writer Chris Chibnall based the first series of episodes on scripts and episodes of the parent series. Based in London, and following the formula of the original, Law & Order: UK stars Bradley Walsh, Ben Bailey Smith, Sharon Small, Dominic Rowan, Georgia Taylor and Peter Davison. Law & Order: UK became the first American drama television series to be adapted for British television.nIn August 2012, ITV announced that they had renewed the show for an eight-episode seventh series. Due to other commitments, neither Harriet Walter nor Freema Agyeman returned, and they were replaced by Paterson Joseph and Georgia Taylor in the roles of Detective Inspector Wes Layton and Junior Crown Prosecutor Kate Barker respectively.nOn 27 February 2013, it was confirmed that Paul Nicholls who plays Detective Sergeant Sam Casey would be leaving the series in the sixth episode of Series 7.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 February 23rd, 2009

The Bill

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Soap opera
Crime
Police procedural

Official site

External resources

The Bill is a British police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final year on air, The Bill was broadcast once a week, usually on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in a one-hour format. The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill is the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and was among the longest-running of any British television series. The series was produced by Thames Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E04 January 11th, 1994
S06-E18 March 1st, 1990
S03-E03 October 5th, 1987

Thin Ice

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Thin Ice was a British comedy television show on BBC Two starring Ian Ashpitel Marc Wootton]] and Nina Wadia. All the episodes were written by Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp. It began on 28 February 2006 and ran for six 30 minute episodes until 4 April 2006. It was based around an ice rink in Derby, revolving around the intense rivalry which exists between an amateur ice-skating trainer and her nemesis. The programme was filmed, however, at Whitley Bay Ice Rink, and around the town of Whitley Bay in North Tyneside, which are mentioned as to where the British Championships would be held in the series. The programme ran for one series, but was not renewed by the BBC.nSee Also: On Thin Ice – Antarctic Expedition with Ben Fogle.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 March 28th, 2006
S01-E06 April 4th, 2006
S01-E03 March 14th, 2006
S01-E02 March 7th, 2006

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