Lorna Watson

Last updated on the 28 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 1977, England.

Lorna Watson embarked on a journey into the world of entertainment with a passion for comedy and a penchant for storytelling. Her early life was shaped by a love for the arts, nurtured through her involvement in school plays and performances. It was during her time at Tiffin Girls’ School in Kingston upon Thames that she met her comedic partner, Ingrid Oliver, a bond that would shape their professional paths in years to come.

Watson’s career took off in the early 2000s when she joined the sketch comedy troupe “Rush Hour,” showcasing her versatility and comedic timing. Her knack for physical humour and improvisational skills further honed her talents, leading her to land roles in various television shows, including “The Wrong Door,” “Watson & Oliver,” and “The IT Crowd.”

In 2013, Watson’s career took a pivotal turn when she portrayed the unconventional nun Sister Boniface in the Father Brown episode “The Bride of Christ.” The character, a sharp-witted and forensically-minded winemaker, resonated with audiences, leading to the development of a spin-off series, “The Sister Boniface Mysteries.”

The Sister Boniface Mysteries, premiered in 2022, catapulted Lorna Watson to international fame. The series, a blend of comedy, crime, and mystery, brought critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. Watson’s portrayal of Sister Boniface, a character equal parts clever, compassionate, and endearing, solidified her position as a leading comedic actress.

Beyond her acting career, Lorna Watson has also ventured into writing and presenting. She has co-written several sketch comedy series and hosted the educational program “Spy School.” Her passion for writing and storytelling extends to her involvement in the Horrible Histories franchise, where she portrays Boudicca in a special episode.

Lorna Watson is known for her support of various causes, including animal welfare and mental health advocacy.


Suggested viewing


Sister Boniface Mysteries (2022)

Sister Boniface Mysteries poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.1

In the quaint village of Great Slaughter, where murder seems as common as the local pies, Sister Boniface, a sharp-witted nun with a penchant for forensics and a passion for winemaking, emerges as an unlikely detective. With her keen eye for detail and her ability to extract clues from the most unexpected sources, Sister Boniface helps the hapless local police solve baffling cases, often while juggling her duties as a winemaker and a guardian for her beloved community.

Top cast: Lorna Watson, Max Brown, Jerry IwuAmi Metcalf, Belinda Lang, Sarah Crowden, David Sterne, Miranda Raison, Virginia Fiol.

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