Somerville, Geraldine Biography

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Geraldine Margaret Agnew-Somerville
19 May 1967, County Meath, Ireland
Geraldine Somerville was born in Dublin. She lived in Co. Meath until she was six, when her parents moved to the Isle of Man. Geraldine went to dance classes from the age of 6 and, at the age of 8, she attended the Arts Educational School in Tring, Hertfordshire. There, she was taught ballet, music and drama. At sixteen, she left to continue her studies in London, where she gained a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Geraldine has, most recently, been seen in the film _My Week with Marilyn (2011)_ (qv), directed by 'Simon Curtis (I)' (qv), alongside Golden Globe-winner 'Michelle Williams (I)' (qv), and has a leading role as "Louisa Manton" in the upcoming 'Julian Fellowes' (qv) ITV Production of _"Titanic" (2012)_ (qv), to be broadcast in March/April 2012. Geraldine's acting career began in 1989, immediately after graduating from the Guildhall. She was cast as "Laura" opposite 'Linus Roach' (qv) in "The Glass Menagerie", at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress award by the Manchester Evening News. Geraldine's numerous theatre credits include: "Three Birds Alighting on a Field", directed by 'Max Stafford-Clark' (qv), "A Jamaican Airman Foresees His Own Death", directed by 'Hettie Macdonald' (qv) and "The Treatment", directed by 'Lindsay Posner' (qv), all at The Royal Court, "Juliet" in "Romeo and Juliet", directed by 'Andy Hay (I)' (qv) at Bristol Old Vic, "I Am Yours", directed by 'Nancy Meckler' (qv) for Shared Experience, "A Doll's House", "Birmingham Rep", 'Blue Remembered Hills", with 'Steve Coogan' (qv) and 'Nigel Lindsay (I)' (qv), directed by 'Patrick Marber' (qv), and "Power" with 'Robert Lindsay (II)' (qv) and 'Rupert Penry-Jones' (qv), directed by 'Lindsey Posner' (qv) for The National Theatre. More recently, Geraldine appeared at the Donmar Warehouse in "Serenading Louis", 2010, opposite 'Jason O'Mara' (qv), directed by 'Simon Curtis (I)' (qv). Geraldine has starred in a wide variety of television dramas, her breakout role being, "'Panhandle' Penhaligon", alongside 'Robbie Coltrane' (qv), in the ground-breaking, award-winning drama series, _"Cracker" (1993)_ (qv) (1993-1995), by 'Jimmy McGovern' (qv), a much-imitated series still shown around the world. Geraldine was nominated for the Best Actress Bafta for her role as "Detective Penhaligon". Other notable television dramas include: _"Performance" (1992) {The Deep Blue Sea (#4.3)}_ (qv) (1994), _"Aristocrats" (1999)_ (qv), _"Performance" (1992) {After Miss Julie (#5.6)}_ (qv) (1995), _"Daylight Robbery" (1999)_ (qv), _Heaven on Earth (1998) (TV)_ (qv), _The Safe House (2002) (TV)_ (qv), _Daphne (2007) (TV)_ (qv) and _"The Children" (2008)_ (qv). Films include: _My Week with Marilyn (2011)_ (qv), director 'Simon Curtis (I)' (qv), _Sixty Six (2006)_ (qv), director 'Paul Weiland' (qv), _Gosford Park (2001)_ (qv), director 'Robert Altman (I)' (qv), _Jilting Joe (1998)_ (qv), director 'Dan Zeff' (qv). Geraldine also played "Lily Potter", mother of "Harry Potter" in all the Harry Potter Films.

-   'Bill Osbourne-Young' (December 1995 - present); 3 children

-   Graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1989.

-   Worked with the Royal National Theatre, at the Bristol Old Vic.

-   Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a son Caspar William Osbourne-Young on May 29, 2002. Child's father is her husband, William Osbourne-Young.

-   (2004) Gave birth to her 2nd child, a son Arthur Osbourne-Young, with her husband William Osbourne-Young.

-   (2007) Gave birth to her 3rd child, a daughter Rose Osbourne-Young, with her husband William Osbourne-Young.

-   (1989) She acted in Tennessee Williams's play, "The Glass Menagerie," at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England with Linus Roache, Avril Elgar, and Adrian Rawlins in the cast. Ian Hastings was director.

-   (January 1996) The couple are currently doing up their home in West London.

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