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Haydn Gwynne

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1957 (63 years) at Hurstpierpoint (United-kingdom)

Haydn Gwynne (born 1957) is an English actress.


Personal life
Born in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex to father Guy Thomas Hayden-Gwynne, she played county level tennis before studying Sociology at the University of Nottingham, and is fluent in French and Italian. She then took a five-year lectureship in Italy at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where she taught English as a foreign language. Gwynne lives in London with her partner, Jungian psychotherapist Jason Phipps, and their two sons, Orlando (born 1997) and Harrison (born 2000).

She also undertakes voluntary work for the charity Sightsavers International, a group committed to combating blindness in developing countries. In August 2014, Gwynne was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.

Gwynne became an actress in her mid-twenties. In her first prominent television role she played feminist lecturer Dr. Robyn Penrose in the BBC television mini-series dramatisation of David Lodge's Nice Work in 1989.

Her first high profile comedy role was as Alex Pates in Drop the Dead Donkey in 1990. She then appeared in the 1991 Children's ITV science-fiction series Time Riders and later became a regular in Peak Practice; first appearing at the start of series 7 (Episode 1) in 1999 as Dr Joanna Graham. The character of Dr Joanna Graham was written out of the show at the end of series 9 (Episode 13) when she was fatally shot whilst intervening in a conflict between a man and his daughter. After Peak Practice Gwynne went on to star in Merseybeat in 2001.

In 2002, she starred in the TV drama for the BBC The Secret playing the character of Emma Faraday.

Her theatre work has included a variety of regional and London based appearances, from the Octagon, Bolton in Hedda Gabler, to Richard Cheshire's Way of the World appearing in London's West End productions of Ziegfeld as "Billie Burke" (1988),City of Angels and Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. She reprised her role as Mrs Wilkinson in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on 13 November 2008. Gwynne has been awarded the Outer Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award, and Drama Desk Award for her performance in Billy Elliot. She was also nominated for a 2009 Tony Award, Featured Actress in a Musical.

Gwynne has also performed in numerous productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her television appearances are now more focused on shorter dramas, such as the role of Julius Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, in the TV series Rome. She also appeared in the first Christmas special episode of Midsomer Murders.

She has guest starred in an episode of Lewis in the first of a new series (2008). She appeared in the first episode of series 2, "And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea", playing the character of Sandra Walters. She appeared in the 2011 film Hunky Dory which also stars Minnie Driver and was filmed around Swansea, Wales.

Gwynne performed at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, London in a performance of Becky Shaw which ran from 20 January until 5 March 2011. She also appeared in a second episode of the Midsomer Murders series 14 called "Dark Secrets" which was aired in Britain in 2011. Gwynne starred in the Shakespeare play Richard III alongside Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic in London during the summer 2011 as part of the Bridge Project.

In October and November 2012, Gwynne toured in the play Duet for One. In 2013, she appeared as Margaret Thatcher in the premiere of the stage play The Audience by Peter Morgan.

In January 2014, she appeared in the episode "Fraternity" of the BBC forensic science series Silent Witness,followed by appearances in another two BBC series in February: the British sitcom Uncle and the crime comedy-drama Death in Paradise (Series 3, Episode 5).
She recently appeared in Father Brown.

Usually with

David Suchet
David Suchet
(2 films)
Marc Evans
Marc Evans
(1 films)
George MacKay
George MacKay
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Haydn Gwynne (5 films)

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Beauty and the Beast, 2h9
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante, Films about royalty
Actors Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen
Rating70% 3.5454053.5454053.5454053.5454053.545405
À la fin du XVIII siècle, dans un château proche d'un petit village français, vivait un jeune prince capricieux, égoïste et insensible. Pour avoir refusé d'abriter une fée déguisée en vieille mendiante, il est condamné à vivre sous l'apparence d'une bête monstrueuse jusqu'à ce qu'il puisse aimer une femme et s'en faire aimer en retour, ce qui le délivrerait du sortilège qui a frappé son château et ses habitants. Mais les années passent et la Bête perd peu à peu tout espoir de rompre un jour la malédiction.
Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory (2011)
, 1h50
Directed by Marc Evans
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Kimberley Nixon, Robert Pugh, Haydn Gwynne, Steve Speirs
Roles Mrs Valentine
Rating61% 3.099473.099473.099473.099473.09947
Set in a Welsh comprehensive school during the long hot summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne (Minnie Driver) fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end of year rock and roll musical version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, that David Bowie would be proud of. To engage her students, she uses hits of the time, performed by a fresh young cast led by Davey (Aneurin Barnard).
Third Girl
Third Girl (2008)
, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Jemima Rooper, David Yelland, Zoë Wanamaker, Clemency Burton-Hill, Tom Mison
Roles Miss Battersby
Rating78% 3.936723.936723.936723.936723.93672
Norma Restarick rend visite à Poirot pour lui demander de l'aide : elle pense avoir commis un meurtre. Mais finalement elle juge Poirot trop vieux pour résoudre l'énigme et s'enfuit. Piqué au vif, celui-ci décide d'enquêter et il a la surprise de voir que la voisine de Norma n'est autre que son amie écrivain Ariadne Oliver. Celle-ci l'aide alors à résoudre le meurtre de l'ancienne nounou de Norma...
Le Bal de la victoire, 50minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran, Haydn Gwynne, Nathaniel Parker
Roles Coco Courtney
Rating75% 3.785593.785593.785593.785593.78559
Poirot et Hastings se rendent au Bal de la Victoire. Tout le monde doit se déguiser en une personne connue, Poirot décide donc de se déguiser en lui-même. Coco Courtney, actrice à la BBC, et son ami le Vicomte Cronshaw sont aussi de la partie avec leurs amis, tous déguisés en personnages de la Commedia dell'arte. Plus tard dans la soirée, on découvre le cadavre du Vicomte, poignardé, un pompon dans la main. Faisant la une des journaux, Poirot doit résoudre l'enquête pour sauver sa réputation...