Annabel Scholey

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Annabel Scholey
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Years active2005–present
(m. 2017)

Annabel Scholey is an English actress. She played Lauren Drake in the BBC supernatural drama Being Human (2009) and the leading role of 'Maddie' in the musical feature film Walking on Sunshine (2014). Scholey played Contessina de Medici in the television series, Medici: Masters of Florence (2016) with Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden.

Life and career[edit]

Scholey was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.[1] She trained at the Oxford School of Drama,[2] graduating in 2005.[3]

Scholey has worked extensively on screen and in theatre. She appeared (July/Aug 2013) in the revival of Passion Play by Peter Nichols (at the Duke of York's Theatre) as the predatory younger woman, Kate. She also worked at The Royal National Theatre in their summer production of Antigone playing the role of Ismene. In June 2011 Scholey played Lady Anne, in Sam Mendes adaptation of Richard III with Kevin Spacey in the title role, at the Old Vic theatre in London and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The production opened to rave reviews.[4] In 2010, Scholey played Hermia alongside Dame Judi Dench in A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Rose Theatre Kingston and later that year appeared as 'Julia' in Sheridan's The Rivals, alongside Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles (of To the Manor Born) at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Both productions were directed by Sir Peter Hall.

Scholey played the lead role of Michelle 'Midge' Lerner in the BBC Three comedy drama Personal Affairs, alongside Laura Aikman, Ruth Negga, and Maimie McCoy.[5]

She played Diana Rivers in the 2006 BBC television adaptation of Jane Eyre. She has also appeared in episodes of George Gently, EastEnders, Holby City, and Poirot.

Her work on radio drama includes All Passion Spent, A Harlot's Progress and Under Milk Wood. Scholey was runner-up in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Competition 2005. In 2011, she provided the voice for Ginny Weasley in the video game version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.[6]


Year Title Role Director Notes
2005 Poirot: After the Funeral Miss Sorrel Maurice Phillips Television film
2006 Holby City Naomi Verity Ian Jackson Medical drama (Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged) (2006)
Doctors Lisa Armstrong TV series (Home Truths) (2006)
Jane Eyre Diana Rivers Susanna White TV series (Episode 1.4) (2006)
2007 EastEnders Maddy Edward Bazalgette Soap opera (2 episodes)
2009 Being Human Lauren Drake Toby Haynes and Colin Teague TV series; series regular (Episodes 1.1–1.5) (2009)
Personal Affairs Michelle 'Midge' Lerner Ashley Way, Jenny Ash, and James Henry TV series
2011 One Wrong Word Denise Nicole Volavka Short film (Electric Ballroom productions)
2012 Family Tree Lucy Pfister Christopher Guest TV series (NBC/HBO/BBC)
Very Few Fish Claire Alex Winkler Pilot/Taster (BBC)
2014 Walking on Sunshine Maddie Max Giwa and Diana Pasquini Feature film
2015 Inspector George Gently Gemma Nunn Ciaran Donnelly TV series
2016 Medici: Masters of Florence Contessina de' Medici Sergio Mimica-Gezzan TV series (RAI Production)
2017 Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Fordola rem Lupis Video game
2018 Britannia Amena TV series
2018 The Split Nina Jessica Hobbs TV series
2019 Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Fordola rem Lupis Video game
2020 The Salisbury Poisonings Sarah Bailey TV series[7]



  1. ^ "Sue Terry Voices: News: Annabel Scholey". SueTerryVoices Ltd. 29 July 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Graduate news – Annabel Scholey at Chichester Theatre and in two BBC3 comedies P.A.s and Being Human". Oxford School of Drama. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Masterpiece Theatre | Jane Eyre | Who's Who". PBS. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ Masters, Tim (2 June 2008). "Kevin Spacey's Richard III wows critics". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  5. ^ "P.A.s cast have Secs Appeal on BBC Three". BBC Press Office. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  6. ^ "What's On : Annabel Scholey". Chichester Festival Theatre. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Annabel Scholey and The Salisbury Poisonings, BBC's true story of a city in lockdown". Retrieved 14 June 2020.

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