Geraldine Somerville

Actor
Internationally acclaimed Irish actress Geraldine Somerville displayed an early interest in the performing arts and began taking dance lessons at age six. She went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1967 in County Meath, , IE

Filmography

Actor (36)

Tennison 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

The Riot Club 2015 (Movie)

Miles' Mother (Actor)

Automata 2014 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Grace of Monaco 2014 (Movie)

Princess Antoinette (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Lily Potter (Actor)

My Week With Marilyn 2011 (Movie)

Lady Jane Clark (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 (Movie)

Lily Potter (Actor)

Sixty Six 2008 (Movie)

Alice Barrie (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 (Movie)

Lily Potter (Actor)

Jericho 2 2007 (Tv Show)

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 (Movie)

Lily Potter (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Lily Potter (Actor)

Reinventing Eddie 2004 (Movie)

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Murder in Mind 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Louisa, Lady Stockbridge (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

Lily Potter (Actor)

The Canterbury Tales 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

True Blue 1998 (Movie)

Ruth Maconald (Actor)

Cracker: True Romance 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Cracker: White Ghost 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Haunted 1997 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Cracker: Best Boys 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Cracker: Brotherly Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Business Affair 1995 (Movie)

Saleswoman (Actor)

Cracker: Men Should Weep 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Cracker: The Big Crunch 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Cracker: To Be a Somebody 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Cracker: One Day a Lemming Will Fly 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Agatha Christie's Poirot 1993 (Tv Show)

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Cracker: To Say I Love You 1993 (TV Show)

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The Black Velvet Gown 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Close My Eyes 1991 (Movie)

Natalie's Boss (Actor)

Aristocrats (TV Show)

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Jilting Joe (TV Show)

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Titanic (TV Show)

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Biography

Internationally acclaimed Irish actress Geraldine Somerville displayed an early interest in the performing arts and began taking dance lessons at age six. She went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and made her television debut in 1990 with a one-off role on BBC's medical drama "Casualty." Her first big break came in 1993, when she was cast opposite Robbie Coltrane in his detective series "Cracker." The abrasive crime drama proved popular, running for four seasons and earning Somerville a BAFTA nod for Best Actress. To many, this is the role for which she is best known. However, 2001 proved to be a life-changing year for the actress. She costarred alongside a number of highly celebrated British actors in Robert Altman's murder-mystery ensemble piece, "Gosford Park." That year she also played Lily Potter in the wildly popular children's adventure "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The former film earned Somerville accolades from a bevy of American film critics, and the latter made her famous amongst the under-17 set. She has reprised the role of Harry Potter's deceased mother in each of the successive films, balancing these magic-fueled movies with appearances on British television. As the series drew to a close with the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," Somerville returned to mature dramas with a role in the docudrama "My Week with Marilyn," an intimate look into the life of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe.

Relationships

Sir Quentin Charles Agnew-Somerville

Father

Agnew-Somerville

Mother

Lockett Agnew-Somerville

Brother
born c. 1969

Amelia Agnew-Somerville

Sister
born c. 1966 married in 1992 and with husband operates a restaurant in Australia

EDUCATION

attended boarding school in Tring, Hertfordshire, England from age eight to age 16

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England

Milestones

2011

Cast in "My Week with Marilyn," starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

2010

Played Lily Potter for the final two films in the epic franchise, the David Yates directed "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (2010) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (2011)

2009

Directed by David Yates in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

2007

Played titular character in BBC TV-movie "Daphne"

2007

Once again played Lily Potter in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

2005

Reprised Lily in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

2004

Third outing as Lily Potter, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

2002

Reprised Lily Potter role in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

2001

Cast as Lady Stockbridge in the period mystery comedy-drama "Gosford Park"

2001

Cast as Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) mother Lily in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

1999

Cast in a featured role in the acclaimed British miniseries "Aristocrats" (BBC)

1995

Appeared in "Haunted"

1994

Portrayed Juliet in a British TV production of "Romeo & Juliet"

1993

Landed regular role as Detective Sergeant Jane Penhaligon on the popular series "Cracker" (A&E)

1991

Film debut in "Close My Eyes"

1990

Early TV credit, a guest appearance on the popular British medical series "Casualty" (BBC)

Began studying dance at age six

Raised on the Isle of Man

At boarding school, studied ballet

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