Nancy Carroll

Last updated on the 28 March 2024 by Maeve

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Mini Biography

Born: 29 September 1973, Cambridge, England.

Nancy Carroll’s passion for acting was realised during her school years at Alleyn’s School, where she participated in student productions. Her enthusiasm for the stage led her to pursue formal training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), where she honed her skills and developed her artistry.

In 1998, Nancy Carroll graduated from LAMDA and embarked on her professional career, making her stage debut in the play “The Cherry Orchard” at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Her talent and potential quickly caught the attention of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), where she joined the company in 1999 and remained a prominent member for several years.

Carroll’s versatility extended beyond the stage, as she seamlessly transitioned to television and film roles. She made her television debut in the 2002 BBC series “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries” and continued to appear in various television productions, including the critically acclaimed BBC drama “The Fades” (2011).

In film, Carroll demonstrated her ability to excel in diverse genres, starring in notable productions such as “Jane Eyre” (2006) and “The Woman in Black” (2012). Her portrayal of Lady Felicia Montague in the BBC series “Father Brown” (2013-2017) earned her critical acclaim and a devoted fan base.


Suggested viewing


Father Brown (2013)

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Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.8

In the tranquil English village of Kembleford, the unassuming Father Brown, a Roman Catholic priest, harbours a keen intellect and an uncanny ability to unravel intricate mysteries. When heinous crimes disrupt the peace of the community, Father Brown’s sharp observations, keen insights, and deep understanding of human nature guide him through a labyrinth of deception, uncovering the truth behind seemingly inexplicable events.

Top cast: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Jack Deam, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price, John Burton, Emer Kenny, Tom Chambers, Hugo Speer, John Light, Ruby-May Martinwood, Claudie Blakley, Alan Williams.

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Murder in Provence (2022)

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Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.2

Antoine Verlaque, an Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, and his romantic partner Marine Bonnet embark on a journey of uncovering murders, mysteries, and the hidden secrets lurking beneath the idyllic facade of their home. Assisting them in their endeavors is Hélène, a trusted detective and Antoine’s confidante, who lends her expertise to their investigations.

Top cast: Roger Allam, Nancy Carroll, Keala Settle, Patricia Hodge,Geff Francis.


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