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Indira Varma


Indira Anne Varma (born 27 September 1973) is a British actress. Her film debut and first major role was in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She has gone on to appear in the television series The Canterbury Tales, Rome, Luther, Human Target, and Game of Thrones (as Ellaria Sand). In September 2016, she began starring in the ITV/Netflix series Paranoid,... See full bio »

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Known For

Exodus: Gods and Kings
Exodus: Gods and Kings High Priestess
(2014)
Bride & Prejudice
(2004)
Rome
Rome Niobe
(2005-2007)

Filmography

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  Official Secrets (filming)
Shami Chakrabarti
 2019 Carnival Row (TV Series) (post-production)
Piety Breakspear
- Pilot (2019) ... Piety Breakspear
 2018 Patrick Melrose (TV Mini-Series)
Anne Moore
- Some Hope (2018) ... Anne Moore
- Never Mind (2018) ... Anne Moore
- Bad News (2018) ... Anne Moore
 2017 Silent Hours (TV Series)
Dr. Catherine Benson
 2017 The Machine (TV Movie)
Hannah
 2017 Unspeakable (TV Movie)
Jo
 2014-2017 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Ellaria Sand
- The Queen's Justice (2017) ... Ellaria Sand
- Stormborn (2017) ... Ellaria Sand
- The Winds of Winter (2016) ... Ellaria Sand
- The Red Woman (2016) ... Ellaria Sand
- Mother's Mercy (2015) ... Ellaria Sand
 2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda (Video Game)
Moshae Sjefa / Sloane Kelly (voice)
 2016 Paranoid (TV Mini-Series)
Nina Suresh
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Nina Suresh
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Nina Suresh
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Nina Suresh
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Nina Suresh
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Nina Suresh
 2016 Una
Sonia
 2016 New Blood (TV Series)
Lisa Douglas
- Case 3, Part 1 (2016) ... Lisa Douglas
- Case 3, Part 2 (2016) ... Lisa Douglas
 2015 Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser (Video Game)
Vivienne (voice)
 2015 Vintage Blood (Short)
 2015 Dirty Bomb (Video Game)
Female Commander (voice)
 2015 National Theatre Live: Man and Superman
Ann Whitefield / Ana
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
High Priestess
 2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition (Video Game)
Vivienne (voice)
 2013/VII Anna
Judith Morrow
 2013 What Remains (TV Mini-Series)
Elaine
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Elaine
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Elaine
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Elaine
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Elaine
 2012 Hunted (TV Series)
Natalie Thorpe
- Khyber (2012) ... Natalie Thorpe
- Ambassadors (2012) ... Natalie Thorpe
- Kismet (2012) ... Natalie Thorpe
- Hourglass (2012) ... Natalie Thorpe
- LB (2012) ... Natalie Thorpe
 2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series)
Mattie Wise
- Medieval Life and Death: Part 2 (2012) ... Mattie Wise
- Medieval Life and Death: Part 1 (2012) ... Mattie Wise
 2012 Silk (TV Series)
George Duggan
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... George Duggan
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... George Duggan
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... George Duggan
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... George Duggan
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... George Duggan
 2010-2011 Human Target (TV Series)
Ilsa Pucci
- Marshall Pucci (2011) ... Ilsa Pucci
- The Trouble with Harry (2011) ... Ilsa Pucci
- Kill Bob (2011) ... Ilsa Pucci
- Imbroglio (2011) ... Ilsa Pucci
- Cool Hand Guerrero (2011) ... Ilsa Pucci
 2010 Luther (TV Series)
Zoe Luther
- Inside Look (2010) ... Zoe Luther
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Zoe Luther
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Zoe Luther
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Zoe Luther
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Zoe Luther
 2010 Hustle (TV Series)
D.C.I. Lucy Britford
- The Hush Heist (2010) ... D.C.I. Lucy Britford
- And This Little Piggy Had Money (2010) ... D.C.I. Lucy Britford
 2002-2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various characters / Gila
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various characters
- One for the Road (2002) ... Gila
 2009 Inside the Box (TV Movie)
Catherine Powell
 2009 Moses Jones (TV Mini-Series)
Dolly
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Dolly
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Dolly
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Dolly
 2008 Bones (TV Series)
Inspector Cate Pritchard
- The Yanks in the U.K.: Parts 1 and 2 (2008) ... Inspector Cate Pritchard
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Bela Khan
- Assassin (2008) ... Bela Khan
 2008 Comanche Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Therese Wanz
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Therese Wanz
 2007 The Whistleblowers (TV Series)
Alisha Cole
- Environment (2007) ... Alisha Cole
- Starters (2007) ... Alisha Cole
- Fit for Purpose (2007) ... Alisha Cole
- No Child Left Behind (2007) ... Alisha Cole
- Pandemic (2007) ... Alisha Cole
 2007 Sex and Death 101
Devon Sever (uncredited)
 2005-2007 Rome (TV Series)
Niobe
- Passover (2007) ... Niobe
- Kalends of February (2005) ... Niobe
- The Spoils (2005) ... Niobe
- Triumph (2005) ... Niobe
 2006 3 lbs. (TV Series)
Dr. Adrianne Holland
- Bad Boys (2006) ... Dr. Adrianne Holland
- The God Spot (2006) ... Dr. Adrianne Holland
- Disarming (2006) ... Dr. Adrianne Holland
- Heart Stopping (2006) ... Dr. Adrianne Holland
- Of Two Minds (2006) ... Dr. Adrianne Holland
 2006 Torchwood (TV Series)
Suzie / Suzie Costello
- They Keep Killing Suzie (2006) ... Suzie
- Everything Changes (2006) ... Suzie Costello
 2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Melissa Booth
- In the Blink of an Eye (2006) ... Melissa Booth
 2006 Basic Instinct 2
Denise Glass
 2005 Broken News (TV Series)
Melanie Bellamy - ESN
- Missing Island (2005) ... Melanie Bellamy - ESN
- Bolivian Crisis (2005) ... Melanie Bellamy - ESN
- Hijack (2005) ... Melanie Bellamy - ESN
- Half Way There Day (2005) ... Melanie Bellamy - ESN
- Crime (2005) ... Melanie Bellamy - ESN
 2005 Little Britain (TV Series)
Health Spa Receptionist / Babysitting Mother
- Episode #3.6 (2005) ... Health Spa Receptionist
- Episode #3.5 (2005) ... Babysitting Mother
- Episode #3.1 (2005)
 2005 A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (TV Movie)
Lucie ("the Dark Lady")
 2005 Love Soup (TV Series)
Suzanne Daley
- They Do Not Move (2005) ... Suzanne Daley
 2005 The Quatermass Experiment (TV Movie)
Judith Carroon
 2004 Bride & Prejudice
Kiran
 2004 Rover's Return (Short)
Zeta
 2004/I DNA (TV Series)
Cara Mathis
 2003 Reversals (TV Movie)
Kathy Irwin
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Meena
- The Sea Captain's Tale (2003) ... Meena
 2003 Rockface (TV Series)
Alison
- Episode #2.5 (2003) ... Alison
 2002 Mad Dogs
Narendra
 2000-2001 Attachments (TV Series)
Sasha
- Eye Candy (2001) ... Sasha
- Gaydar (2001) ... Sasha
- The Irony Act (2001) ... Sasha
- User Friendly (2000) ... Sasha
 2001 The Whistle-Blower (TV Movie)
Diane Crossman
 2001 In a Land of Plenty (TV Series)
Sonali Ganatra
- Episode #1.9 (2001) ... Sonali Ganatra
- Episode #1.8 (2001) ... Sonali Ganatra
- Episode #1.7 (2001) ... Sonali Ganatra
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Sonali Ganatra
 2000 This Bastard Business (Short)
 2000 Other People's Children (TV Series)
Amy
 2000 Zehn wahnsinnige Tage (TV Movie)
Ra
 1999 Sci-Fright (TV Series)
Host - Nina (2000)
 1999 Psychos (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Martine Nichol
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Dr. Martine Nichol
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Dr. Martine Nichol
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Dr. Martine Nichol
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Dr. Martine Nichol
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Dr. Martine Nichol
 1998 Jinnah
Ruttie Jinnah
 1997 Sixth Happiness
Amy
 1997 Clancy's Kitchen
Kitty
 1996 Crucial Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Manreet
- Phoenix (1996) ... Manreet
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Other Works:

Stage: Plays Bunty Mainwaring in "The Vortex" by Noël Coward, Donmar Warehouse, London, England, UK, December 2002. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've been doing serious acting for as long as I've been working, but sadly, most Asians don't attend plays or tune into what they consider arty dramas, but I know they'll watch Bride & Prejudice (2004). It's not exactly serious acting, but at least I won't be seen as the porn star that some people think I am! See more »

Trivia:

She performed in a 1997 production of Shakespeare's Othello at London's National Theatre. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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