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Lara Pulver Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lara was born and raised in Essex, UK. She studied drama with the NYMT and went on to gain a BA Honors degree in Theatre.

Lara's extensive theatre career led her to gain a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of "Lucille Frank" in Rob Ashford's production of "Parade" at The Donmar Warehouse. She was invited to re-create the role at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, opposite T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy (2005)), gaining much critical praise.

Lara made her screen debut in 2008, in the BBC prime-time show, Robin Hood (2006), playing "Isabella of Gisbourne". The show is a huge international success and is airing on BBC America, Saturday evening at 8/9c. She has just completed filming the new Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon (2008), The Queen (2006)) movie, The Special Relationship (2010), starring Michael Sheen and Dennis Quaid.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: LM

Spouse (2)

Raza Jaffrey (27 December 2014 - present)
Josh Dallas (December 2007 - 2012) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Currently starring in "Parade" at The Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles opposite T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy (2005)). [October 2009]
Shooting BBC's Robin Hood (2006) in Budapest. [August 2008]
She was awarded the 2010 Back Stage Garland Award for Performance in a Musical for "Parade" in a Donmar Warehouse production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (10)

[on Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012)] I take my clothes off for a minute and a half and everyone suddenly goes, 'Oh great, she's an actress who will take her clothes off. We can't get Kate Winslet. Let's see if Lara Pulver will do a swinger movie.'
[on Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012)] It didn't bother me in the slightest and I'm someone who's never done that sort of thing before on stage or screen. It was just a device for her; it wasn't nudity for nudity's sake.
[on Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012)] They give you a self-adhesive bra that sticks to you.... [Director] Paul McGuigan very sweetly said to me, 'OK, the choice is we spend hours shooting it to avoid seeing straps or we take all that off and shoot it quickly.' I thought I couldn't put myself through being there all day, practically naked anyway, so I might as well get completely naked and get it done in a few hours.
I'd love to have my own TV show, in the way that Julianna Margulies has The Good Wife (2009), or a lovely ensemble show, like Six Feet Under (2001).
I want to do a big Broadway musical, at some point. I would love to do that. To do something there would be super-cool.
From a very young age, music was very much in my house. I would sit with my mom, with the old LPs, listening to The Beatles and Carly Simon and Lionel Richie. The old LPs used to have the lyrics. From there, I would put on dance and music displays for my family, just to entertain them and make people laugh and smile.
I love my job, and I'm a lucky girl. I thoroughly enjoy going to work.
Martin Freeman is a genius, he really is. He gives you every color of the rainbow in every take and it's wonderful just to play off of him and opposite him.
I like playing off strong actors, whether it's Benedict Cumberbatch or Dominic Cooper. Also I'm a hopeless romantic, so I'm fascinated by relationships.
My father's family are Jewish and my mother converted when they were married. But they separated when I was about 11, so I haven't had my father's Jewish family around me for a long time. I see my grandparents and stuff, but I was a child when I was going to Shabbos with them. So doing what I'm doing now is bringing back lots of memories. And when I look at the characters Miriam and Abe [in the play she appeared in, Beau Jest], I think: 'Oh my God, they could be my grandparents.'

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