Lara Pulver

Lara Pulver developed a solid reputation among West End audiences for her fine work in musicals and used the skills she acquired on stage to impress television viewers on popular programs syndicated throughout the ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1980 in Kent, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (9)

Da Vinci's Demons 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Spooks: The Greater Good 2015 (Movie)

Erin Watts (Actor)

Edge of Tomorrow 2014 (Movie)

Karen Lord (Actor)

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Sherlock 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Language of a Broken Heart 2013 (Movie)

Violet (Actor)

True Blood 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robin Hood 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Special Relationship (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Lara Pulver developed a solid reputation among West End audiences for her fine work in musicals and used the skills she acquired on stage to impress television viewers on popular programs syndicated throughout the world. She was introduced on the small screen via a lush new incarnation of "Robin Hood" (BBC, 2006-09) and turned heads on the erotic horror series "True Blood" (HBO, 2008- ), but her breakthrough came via a very memorable guest appearance on "Sherlock" (2010- ), the BBC's smart and stylish update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's venerable sleuthing saga. Cast as one of the detective's most famous adversaries, Pulver's take on the sinister Irene Adler presented the character as formidable and sexually aggressive enough to nonplus even the unflappable Holmes. A scene in which Pulver appeared to be naked onscreen caused controversy when broadcast in England, but it was her confidence and skill in the role that made the episode a critical and fan favorite, and earned the actress critical accolades. The "Sherlock" assignment provided new notoriety for Pulver and the proficiency with which she embodied both the character's aggressive bearing and the more brittle being underneath that facade provided an excellent showcase of further possibilities as an actress.

Relationships

Joshua Dallas Actor

Husband
Met in 2003 while Dallas was in the U.K. studying at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Married in December 2007 Separated in 2011

Milestones

2012

Appeared on BBC's modern day adaptation of "Sherlock," starring Benedict Cumberbatch

2010

Made U.S. debut in the HBO movie "The Special Relationship" opposite Dennis Quaid and Michael Sheen

2010

Cast as Sookie Stackhouse's fairy godmother Claudine Crane on HBO's "True Blood"

2009

Made screen debut as Isabella on BBC series "Robin Hood"

1994

Attended the National Youth Music Theatre

Born and raised in Kent, England

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