Cherie Lunghi

Actor
Leading lady of the British stage as well as British and American TV and films, beginning in the 80s. Cherie Lunghi first won attention in "Excalibur," the 1981 feature film in which she was a rather sexually aware ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1952 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (34)

Secret Diary of a Call Girl 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hotel Babylon 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brand New You 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Narrator

Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Vipere du Poing 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Back to the Secret Garden 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess & the Devil 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Moloney 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack and Sarah 1996 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

The Buccaneers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 1994 (Movie)

Victor's Mother (Actor)

Covington Cross 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Intrigue 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

Halina (Actor)

The Mission 1986 (Movie)

Carlotta (Actor)

Coast to Coast 1985 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

King David 1985 (Movie)

Michal (Actor)

Parker 1985 (Movie)

Jenny Parker (Actor)

Letters to an Unknown Lover 1984 (Movie)

Helene (Actor)

Master of the Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie Stories, Series I 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Twist 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Sherlock Holmes' The Sign of Four 1982 (Movie)

Mary Morstan (Actor)

Excalibur 1981 (Movie)

Guenevere (Actor)

Praying Mantis 1981 (Movie)

Beatrice Manceau (Actor)

Ellis Island (TV Show)

Actor

Harem (TV Show)

Actor

Intrigue (Movie)

(Actor)

Praying Mantis (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Cries (TV Show)

Actor

The Canterville Ghost (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy of Errors (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Leading lady of the British stage as well as British and American TV and films, beginning in the 80s. Cherie Lunghi first won attention in "Excalibur," the 1981 feature film in which she was a rather sexually aware Guenevere to Nigel Terry's King Arthur. In 1985, she was Michal, who caught the eye of Richard Gere in "King David" (1985), and was opposite Bryan Brown in the love story "Parker" (1984). Lunghi has also had key roles in "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1994) and "Jack and Sarah" (1995). She began as a stage actress with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, appearing in productions of "As You Like It," "The Winter's Tale" and "King Lear." Later, Lunghi would also star on the West End in "The Homecoming." American audiences may be more familiar with her work through TV. Lunghi's first significant network role was as Nancy, the female lead of "Oliver" in a CBS production (1982). She played the sheltered daughter of Donald Pleasance lured into pregnancy by Ian Charleson and giving birth to a girl who grows up to become the central character of "Master of the Game," a 1984 miniseries starring Dyan Cannon for CBS. Also in TV movies, Lunghi was interned by the Japanese in the World War II Singapore-based story, "Silent Cries" (1993), and was the undaunted Lucille Otis in ABC's remake of "The Canterville Ghost" (1996). Lunghi has starred in one American series, the short-lived 1992 ABC effort, "Covington Cross," in which she was reunited with Nigel Terry, her Arthur in Excalibur, this time playing her concerned father in the English countryside. The series had only a short run.

Relationships

Roland Joffe

Husband

Natalie Joffe

Daughter
born c. 1986 father Roland Joffe

Milestones

2001

Had regular role in the British serial "EastEnders" as a con woman

2001

Potrayed a grown-up Mary Lennox in the Showtime film "Back to the Secret Garden"

2000

Starred in the London stage revival of "Passion Play"

1996

Cast as a regular on the CBS drama series "Moloney"

1996

Portrayed the undaunted Lucille Otis in "The Canterville Ghost" (ABC)

1992

Starred in first American TV series, "Covington Cross"; reteamed with Nigel Terry

1984

Played Dyan Cannon's mother in miniseries, "Master of the Game"

1982

First seen on American TV as Nancy in "Oliver" (CBS)

1981

Played Guenevere in "Excalibur"

Starred in the West End, London, production of "The Homecoming"

Appeared in stage productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including "As You Like It" and "King Lear"

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