Deborah Findlay, an English actress, is renowned for her work in stage productions and has also made appearances in various TV series. One of her notable roles was portraying Ruth, the matriarch of the Defoe family, in three seasons of the BBC TV legal drama, The Split, from 2018 to 2022. The Split is a legal drama TV series from the United Kingdom, created by Abi Morgan. It was first aired on BBC One on April 24, 2018. The show follows the lives of the Defoe family, who all work in family law, specialising in divorce. The series stars Stephen Mangan, Fiona Button, Annabel Scholey, and Barry Atsma.
Deborah Findlay’s Bio
Deborah Findlay was born in Surrey, a ceremonial county in southeast England. It is bounded on the north and east by Greater London, on the east by Kent, on the south by East and West Sussex, and the west by Hampshire and Berkshire), United Kingdom.
Deborah Findlay attended Leeds University to study English. Before moving to London to work at the Royal Stratford East, she worked with a theatrical group in Leeds, touring plays, music, community theatre, and cabaret. She performed in the first production of ‘Top Girls’ by Caryl Churchill (OBIE Award) and seasons at the RSC and National Theatre, where she got an Olivier Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for ‘Stanley’. She had a long theatrical career and was nominated for a Tony Award for the play “The Children.” For ‘The Cut,’ she received another Olivier nomination. She performed the drama ‘The Vortex’ on Broadway in New York and London’s West End, including the famed Donmar Warehouse.
Deborah Findlay’s Bio: Deborah Findlay Age
Deborah Findlay, born on December 23, 1947, is currently 75 years old. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn, known for their determination and practicality. Deborah has exemplified these traits in her successful career in the film industry, earning a notable reputation for her unwavering dedication and constant ambition.
Deborah Findlay Height
The amazing English actress stands about 1.70 m tall
Deborah Findlay’s Career
Deborah Findlay can boast radio, theatre, and television appearances to her credit.
Deborah Findlay’s radio roles include Sally in Dawn Lowe-Watson’s Closed to Visitors on BBC Radio 4 in 1992 and Hermione Pink in The Ferryhill Philosophers on BBC Radio 4 beginning in 2015. In Mr Pye 2023, a BBC Radio 4 drama, Findlay portrayed Miss Dredger.
Findlay has largely worked on the stage, performing in several plays, including the original Top Girls. She worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1980s, appearing in Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice. In 1997, she received an Olivier Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal as Hilda, the wife of painter Stanley Spencer, in Pam Gems’ play Stanley. In 2008, she appeared in the US premiere of Philip Ridley’s Vincent River. She co-starred with Judi Dench in a Donmar West End production of Madame de Sade in 2009.
In 2013, she played Volumnia in the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, for which she received a Clarence Derwent award for best supporting actress.
She appeared on The Royal Court Theatre stage twice in 2016: as Sally in Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone and as Hazel in Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in The Children on Broadway.
In 2018, she performed as Sister Gilchrist in Alan Bennett’s Allelujah! at the Bridge Theatre in London.
Findlay has appeared on television in a variety of roles, including Nurse Motte in the 1992 film Maigret starring Michael Gambon, Gillian in the 1999 ITV drama The Last Train, and the recurring role of Greer Thornton in State of Play’s first four episodes and the episode “The French Drop” from Foyle’s War’s fourth season.
She had an appearance in one episode of the critically acclaimed first season of Messiah as well as four episodes of The Armstrong and Miller Show from 2001. She starred as Miss Tompkinson, a spinster, in the BBC1 costume drama series Cranford in the fall of 2007 together with Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, and Francesca Annis. She also had an appearance in Wilfred Owen: A Remembrance Tale. She returned to Miss Tompkinson, a more important character, in the two-part Christmas special Return to Cranford.
In the third season of Torchwood’s Children of Earth, which aired in 2009, she played Home Secretary Denise Riley. She appeared in two distinct episodes of the BBC1 series Silent Witness as agents Mary Carter in October 2003 and Gemma King in January 2010. She also played Rowena Drake in Agatha Christie’s Poirot “Halloween Party” in 2010. She also had two appearances in the Midsomer Murders episodes on ITV, playing Hilary Richards in “Blue Herrings” (2000) and Lorna Sloane in “Murder by Magic” (2015).
In the “Sherlock Holmes – The Cardboard Box” television episode, which premiered on April 11, 1994, Findlay portrayed Sarah Cushing.
She played Ruth in three seasons of the BBC TV legal drama The Split in episodes that were shown in 2018, 2020, and 2022.
Where is Deborah Findlay from?
Deborah Findlay hails from Surrey, a ceremonial county in southeast England. It is bounded on the north and east by Greater London, on the east by Kent, on the south by East and West Sussex, and the west by Hampshire and Berkshire), United Kingdom.
What is Deborah Findlay famous for?
Deborah Findlay is famous for portraying Ruth, the matriarch of the Defoe family, in three seasons of the BBC TV legal drama, The Split, from 2018 to 2022.
Deborah Findlay Husband
While multiple online news portals claim that she is not married, rumours persist that she may be secretly married to American film director John Landis.
Deborah Findlay Children
It seems that she has chosen not to disclose any details about her children. It is possible that she values her privacy and wishes to keep some aspects of her life private.
Deborah Findlay Siblings
Deborah Findlay has chosen not to disclose any details about her siblings.
Deborah Findlay’s Net Worth
Deborah Findlay has an estimated net worth of $14 Million