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ruth gemmell movies and tv shows

Ruth Katrin Gemmell is an English actress. Her acting in films like Fever Pitch made her famous. She also appeared in supporting roles in television series like East-Enders, Casualty, Home Fires, and Penny Dreadful. She is also known for playing the role of Lady Violet Bridgerton in the Netflix series Bridgerton.


Ruth Katrin Gemmell was born in October 1967 in Bristol, England but brought up in County Durham North-east England. She is now about 57 years old ( age as of 2023)

Her nickname is Ruthie. She had to stay with her mother due to the divorce of her parents. When she was very young, her parents got separated from each other. After that, She started to live with her mother in Darlington. Then they moved to Barnard Castle. She has three brothers. She went to Polam Hall School, a girl’s school in Darlington. After that, she attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Later, she moved back to London.

In 1991 Ruth started her film career with the film Who Needs a heart. There she played the role of Abigail. In 1997 she appeared in two movies Fever Pitch and The Perfect Blue. In Fever Pitch she portrayed the character of Sarah Hughes.

The genre of the movie was romance/comedy. It was directed by David Evans. Channel 4 was the production company that broadcasted the movie. In the movie The Perfect Blue, she played the role of Jo. Kieron J. Walsh directed the movie.

Next, she was seen in 2006 in the movie January 2nd as Claire. It was a very entertaining movie. Then in 2010, she appeared as Sarah Balham in the movie F. After a gap of two years, she acted in two movies Storage 24 and Offender.

In Storage 24 she played the role of Sarah whereas she was Cassie in Offender.

Ruth Gemmell Movies And TV Shows (Ruth Gemmell All Characters Great And Small):

Television Career

Ruthi’s television career started in the year 1995 with series like The Bill, and Band of Gold. In the previous one, she appeared as Sue Latham in its episode Woman of Substance.

In Band of Gold, she played the role of Gina Dickson in its episode Sold. In 1996 she acted in three tv series: Kavanagh QC ( appeared as Jenny Norris), Short Sharp Shocks ( appeared as Kate), and Silent Witness (appeared as Detective Kerry Cox, a junior trainee detective).

In the series Silent Witness, she had an affair with Tom Adams. It was a BBC Crime Drama series. Among these, she acted in a recurring role in the last one. In 1997 she acted in Peak Practice as Christine Higson in its episode Home Truths. In 1998 she was seen playing the role of Lady Macduff in the Television Series Macbeth. Next in 1999, she appeared in The Bill, episode: Sex, Lies, and Videotape where she portrayed the character of Jane Joyce.

In this same year, she acted in the Television film The Alchemist. The character that she got was Julia Bannerman. Again she was seen in the 3 episodes of the TV series Four Fathers where she appeared as Nicola Yallop.

In 1999 she appeared in a medical drama Holby City where she acted as Diana Calder in the episode ‘Extra Time’. Then in 2002 she was seen acting in Dalziel and Pascoe, Walking the Dead.

There she appeared as DI Jess Worrall in its two episodes. In 2003 she appeared consecutively in four TV series. They were The Bill, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Murder in Mind, and Spooks. She appeared as Carol Evans in the TV series The Bill in its 3 episodes.

The Power Trip and The Law of the Jungle were famous among them. In The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, she portrayed the character of Jeannie Warning. The plot revolves around the detective Inspector Thomas Lynley who taking the assistance of sergeant Barbara investigated complicated criminal cases.

The tv series was adapted from Thomas Lynley and Barbara Haver’s Novels. This series was broadcasted on BBC One.

Movie Career

Murder in Mind was a series of self-contained stories including murder scenes. There she played the role of Liz Willis in its episode Landlord. Then she acted as Miranda in the TV series Spooks for 1 episode.

. In 2004 she appeared in the television film Tracy Beaker: The Movie. She played the role of Carly Beaker, Tracy’s mum.

It first premiered on 21 April 2004 on BBC One. This year she also acted in the miniseries Blue Dove playing the role of Jenny Page. From 2005-2010 she appeared in many tv series like Midsomer Murders, The Afternoon Play, A Touch of Frost, Silent Witness, Five Days, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Summerhill, Waking the Dead, Trial, and Retribution, Lewis, Casualty, Law, and Order: UK Moving On.

Among all of them Midsomer Murders, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, East Enders, and Lewis got critical acclamation. In East Enders, she appeared as Debra Dean, the mum of Whitney Dean and Ryan Malloy. In it, she appeared in eleven episodes.

In Jimmy Mc. Govern’s BBC Drama Moving On. She appeared as Joanne. Next in 2011, she portrayed the character of Lady Shonagon in the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s hour of The Pillow Book directed by Robert Forrest.

In 2011 she acted in the miniseries named The Fades where she played the role of Alice. In 2012 she made her appearance in Inside Men, a mini-TV series. She played there the role of Rebecca. In 2013 she acted in several series like Father Brown, Dancing On the Edge, Holby City, and Coming Up. This year she started to appear in a recurring role in the series Utopia where she played the role of Jen Dugdale(2013-14).

From 2014 to 2018 she was seen acting in series like Silent Witness, Inspector  George Gently, Casualty ( Episode Deadfall), Midsomer Murders ( Episode A Vintage Murder), Penny Dreadful(Netflix series), Home Fires, Ransom, and Doctors.

Among all these, she played the guest role in Penny Dreadful. The role was of Octavia Putney. But in Home Fires (2015-16) she was in the lead role of Sarah Colligborne. In 2020 she played the lead role of Lady Violet in Bridgerton. In 2021 she played the role of Carly Beaker in the Television series Mum Tracy Beaker.


Ruth’s career is not limited to only Television. She also set the fire on stage with her performances in theatres like Betrayal, The Weir, The Turn of the Screw, Othello, Measure For Measure, The Winter’s Tale, A Tale of Two Cities Coram Boy, etc. In 2004 she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company,( 2004-2005). She staged the greatest plays of Shakespeare -Macbeth and King Lear.

Radio Programmes: Ruth also attended many radio programs. On BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Drama she acted in the character of Shonagon in The Pillow Book (2008).In 2009 she appeared again in its next series.

On BBC Radio 4 Saturday Play she played the role of Lieneke in the drama The Vanishing (2010). Apart from all these, she appeared in dramas like The 3rd Series of The Pillow Book (2010) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (2011), The Pillow Book series – 4 (2011), etc.

Ruth Gemmell Networth 2023

Ruth has a net worth that is estimated at around 6 million USD(as in 2023).

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