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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameRachael Atlanta Stirling
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rachael Stirling was born on May 30, 1977 in London, England as Rachael Atlanta Stirling. She is known for her work on Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Young Victoria (2009) and Tipping the Velvet (2002). She has been married to Guy Garvey since June 3, 2016. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Guy Garvey (3 June 2016 - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Deep, throaty, husky voice

Trivia (19)

Daughter of Diana Rigg
She can speak Russian and is highly skilled at horse-riding and jumping.
Has a degree in History of Art from Edinburgh University.
Formerly lived with her DJ boyfriend in north London.
1999: Named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion.
Is a former member of the UK's National Youth Theatre, for whom she played Desdemona opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor's Othello.
She attended Wycombe Abbey in Buckinghamshire, where she spent most of her time at the theatre.
Five people she would love to have to dinner are Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, Mae West, Sarah Siddons and Joan Crawford.
Her favourite song is Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' because it reminds her of times with her mother.
Her father's first marriage to Charmian Scott produced two sons, William (Willy) a writer and Ludovic (Ludo) a designer, her half-brothers with whom she is very close.
May 2005: in a stage production of Theatre Of Blood at the Lyttleton Theatre, London, she played the role of 'Miranda Lionheart'. This character (originally named Edwina) was played in the film by her mother, Diana Rigg.
Of the Baronets Stirling-Maxwell, her father is Laird of the Keir Estate in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, by whom she descends from Charles II Stuart, King of England and Scotland, and also from a first cousin of his, the grandmother of George I, King of Great-Britain. She is also a distant relative of Sir Winston Churchill and Rupert Everett.
Her father, Archibald Stirling is the nephew of Colonel Sir David Stirling, founder of the Special Air Service (SAS).
Was engaged to Oliver Chris until 2012. They were in a relationship from 2007.
Beginning her run as "Conchita' in Nilo Cruz's award-winning play, "Anna in the Tropics", at Hampstead Theatre, London. [November 2004]
Appearing in the theatre version of "Theatre of Blood" at the National Theatre, London, playing the role that her mother, Diana Rigg, played in the film, Theater of Blood (1973). [May 2005]
Married her boyfriend, Guy Garvey in a secret ceremony in Manchester, England on 3 June 2016.
Has played two characters with the Phoenix in common, in Lewis S02E03 (Life Born of Fire) she played a character who was killing people under the pseudonym of The Phoenix and then in The Game, she was hunting a spy called The Phoenix.
Gave birth to her son, Jack Stirling Garvey in April 2017. The child's father is her husband, Guy Garvey.

Personal Quotes (3)

I keep thinking, 'when will it all blow up? When will the luck or whatever it is run out?' Then there is the fear that there is someone behind me asking, 'Who does she think she is?' So I'm waiting you might say. Waiting for the jinx and trying not to feel too lucky.
I am a clever girl, so if there was something else I could do, I would.
It was horrendous after I appeared in Tipping the Velvet (2002) - I didn't work for eight months because I kept being sent scripts, the details of which I'll spare you.

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