Juliet Aubrey

Juliet Aubrey Biography

Juliet Aubrey (born 17 December 1965) is an English actress, known for playing the main antagonist Helen Cutter during the first three seasons of Primeval (2007"2009 and 2011).


Born in Fleet, Hampshire, Aubrey attended King's College London from 1984, where she studied Classics and Archaeology. While there, however, her love of acting grew, and during a year studying in Italy where she joined a travelling theatre company, Juliet decided to apply for drama school on her return. She did, and went on to train for three years at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Her first job was with the Oxford Stage Company playing Miranda in The Tempest. The Italian director Roberto Faenza gave Juliet her first film role playing opposite Jean Hughes Anglade in Look to the Sky, a film produced by Elda Ferri, and set during the Nazi Holocaust. Juliet won the Davide Donatelli award for Best Actress for her role as Hannah. Antony Page and Louis Marks then cast Juliet as Dorothea in the BBC adaptation of Middlemarch opposite Rufus Sewell, for which she won a BAFTA for Best Actress, and the Broadcasting Press Guild for Best Actress., She then joined Haris Pasovic's Sarajevo Theatre Company. She appeared in several plays with the company, all created through the actors' improvisation. She continued to build her career as a theatre actress, appearing next in Trevor Nunn's "Summerfolk", and Katie Mitchell's Ivanov at The National, Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree for Karl James at The Soho Theatre, and Three Sisters, Twelfth Night and The Collection all for Chris White. Michael Winterbottom then cast her opposite Robert Carlyle and James Nesbitt in the much acclaimed film Go Now.

Her subsequent films include Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo, Stephen Poliakoff's Food of Love for which she won La Baule European Film Festival - 1997 for Best Actress, Faenza's The Lost Lover, Giacomo Campiotti's Time to Love, Richard Eyre's Iris, Fernando Meirelles's The Constant Gardener and Brian Gibson's Still Crazy, nominated for two Golden Globes.

Recent work includes the films Super Eruption, Matt Lipsey Caught in the Act, and 2 episodes of Outcasts (TV series), 4 episodes of the 1st Series of Criminal Justice (TV series), and the highly acclaimed Five Daughters.

On 16 March 2012, it was announced that Aubrey will play Emma, in Harold Pinter's Betrayal at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, between 17 May and 9 June 2012. Aubrey will star alongside John Simm as Jerry and Colin Tierney as Robert.

In 2012, she appeared in Hunted for BBC One and Cinemax. She plays Orla Fanta.

Personal life

Aubrey was born and brought up in Fleet, Hampshire, the daughter of Dr. Roland and Sylvia Aubrey. She is half Welsh and half English. She has two siblings.

She is the cousin of David Howell Evans (The Edge), guitarist of the U2. "We used to play as kids" She is quoted saying.

In 2001 she married production designer Steve Ritchie, whom she met several years earlier while filming in Newcastle upon Tyne; they have two daughters.


Year Film Role Director / Notes
1992 The Big Battalions Susan TV series (2 episodes)
1993 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Dolores TV series (1 episode: "The Last Vampyre")
Jona che visse nella balena Hannah Roberto Faenza
1994 Middlemarch Dorothea Brooke TV series (7 episodes)
Bafta, Best TV Actress Award
Broadcasting Press Guild Award - Best Actress
Jacob Leah TV film
1995 Go Now Karen Walker Michael Winterbottom
Measure for Measure Isabella TV series (1 episode: "Measure for Measure")
1996 Take Pity Carolina short
Death of a Salesman Miss Forsythe TV film
1997 The Moth Sarah Thorman TV film
Supply and Demand Chomsky TV film
Welcome to Sarajevo Helen Henderson Michael Winterbottom
For My Baby Lilian Glass Film
Food of Love Madeline Stephen Poliakoff
1998 Still Crazy Karen Knowles Brian Gibson
The Unknown Soldier Sophia Carey TV film, David Drury
1999 Il tempo dell'amore Martha Giacomo Campiotti
The Lost Lover Asya Roberto Faenza
Extremely Dangerous Annie TV series (4 episodes)
2000 The Canterbury Tales Voice TV series (1 episode: "The Journey Back")
2001 Cyclops Esther Powell TV movie
Once Seen short
Iris Young Janet Stone Richard Eyre
2002 Bertie and Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth TV film
Ella and the Mothers Madeline TV film
2003 The Mayor of Casterbridge Susan Henchard TV film
2005 Dalziel and Pascoe Dr. Eleanor Brown TV series (2 episodes)
The Constant Gardener Gloria Woodrow Fernando Mereilles
2006 A Good Murder Kay TV film
Midsomer Murders Ginny Lamington TV series (1 episode: "Country Matters")
2007 Judge John Deed Fran Pavely TV series (2 episodes)
A Class Apart Olivia Troth TV film
City of Vice Jane Fawkland TV series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.5")
Primeval Helen Cutter TV series (18 episodes: 2007-2009 and 2011)
2008 Caught in the Act Marlene Steven Speirs
Criminal Justice Mary Coulter TV mini-series (4 episodes)
2009 Storm Nicky short
Law & Order: UK Emma Sandbrook TV series (1 episode: "Vice")
2010 Five Daughters Marie Alderton TV series (3 episodes)
Lewis Selina Mortmaigne TV series (1 episode: "The Dead of Winter")
F Helen Anderson Film
2011 Outcasts Josie Hunter TV series (2 episodes)
Super Eruption Kate TV film
Vera Felicity Calvert TV series (1 episode: "Hidden Depths")
2012 Hunted Orla Fanta TV series (2 episodes)
Lilyhammer Karen Sokolowsky TV series (1 episode: "Reality Check")
Silent Witness Miriam Wade TV series (2 episodes: "Redhill")
The White Queen Lady Anne Beauchamp,
Countess of Warwick
TV series (6 episodes)

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