Indira Varma


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

Filmography

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  Damage (TV Mini Series) (completed)
Ingrid
 2022 Extrapolations (TV Series)
Gita Mishra
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Gita Mishra
 2022 The Capture (TV Series)
Khadija Khan
- The Flip (2022) ... Khadija Khan
- Imposter Syndrome (2022) ... Khadija Khan
- #therealzacturner (2022) ... Khadija Khan
- Charlie Foxtrot (2022) ... Khadija Khan
- Made in China (2022) ... Khadija Khan
 2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV Mini Series)
Tala Durith / Tala
- Part V (2022) ... Tala
- Part IV (2022) ... Tala Durith
- Part III (2022) ... Tala Durith
 2022 Impact Winter (Podcast Series)
Kallistrata
- Ancient History (2022) ... Kallistrata
- The Devil Doesn't Knock (2022) ... Kallistrata
- The Duchess of Soho (2022) ... Kallistrata
 2022 The Legend of Vox Machina (TV Series)
Lady Allura Vysoren
- Shadows at the Gates (2022) ... Lady Allura Vysoren (voice)
- The Feast of Realms (2022) ... Lady Allura Vysoren (voice)
- The Terror of Tal'Dorei - Part 2 (2022) ... Lady Allura Vysoren (voice)
- The Terror of Tal'Dorei - Part 1 (2022) ... Lady Allura Vysoren (voice)
 2020-2021 Spitting Image (TV Series)
Voice artist / Voice Artist / Priti Patel
- Christmas Special (2021) ... Voice artist
- Episode #2.9 (2021) ... Voice artist
- Halloween Special (2021) ... Priti Patel (voice)
- Episode #2.7 (2021) ... Voice artist
- Episode #2.6 (2021) ... Voice artist
 2021 Silent Hours (TV Movie)
Dr. Catherine Benson
 2019-2021 This Way Up (TV Series)
Charlotte
- Episode #2.5 (2021) ... Charlotte
- Episode #2.3 (2021) ... Charlotte
- Episode #2.2 (2021) ... Charlotte
- Episode #2.6 (2021) ... Charlotte
- Episode #2.1 (2021) ... Charlotte
 2021 Crisis
Madira Brower
 2020-2021 For Life (TV Series)
Safiya Masry
- Andy Josiah (2021) ... Safiya Masry
- The Blue Wall (2021) ... Safiya Masry
- For the People (2021) ... Safiya Masry
- Say His Name (2021) ... Safiya Masry
- 354 (2021) ... Safiya Masry
 2020 Faith Healer
Grace
 2020 The One and Only Ivan
Dr. Maya Wilson
 2019 Present Laughter
Liz Essendine
 2019 Carnival Row (TV Series)
Piety Breakspear
- The Gloaming (2019) ... Piety Breakspear
- The World to Come (2019) ... Piety Breakspear
- Unaccompanied Fae (2019) ... Piety Breakspear
- Grieve No More (2019) ... Piety Breakspear
- Kingdoms of the Moon (2019) ... Piety Breakspear
 2019 Official Secrets
Shami Chakrabarti
 2019/I Close
Rima Hassine
 2014-2018 Tommies (Podcast Series)
Commentator
- 12th November 1918 (2018) ... Commentator (voice)
- 11th November 1918 (2018) ... Commentator (voice)
- 22nd August 1918 (2018) ... Commentator (voice)
- 15th August 1918 (2018) ... Commentator (voice)
- 8th August 1918 (2018) ... Commentator (voice)
 2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Video Game)
Katherine Proudmoore (voice)
 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
- Towards the Sea (2017) ... Dr. Catherine Benson
- The Midnight Tide (2017) ... Dr. Catherine Benson
- The Silent Service (2017) ... 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 Le Donne (TV Mini Series)
Caterina Riccardi
 2015 Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser (Video Game)
Vivienne (voice)
 2015 Vintage Blood (Short)
 2015 Dirty Bomb (Video Game)
CDA 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 Markham
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Elaine Markham
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Elaine Markham
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Elaine Markham
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Elaine Markham
 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
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Zoe Luther
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Zoe Luther
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Zoe Luther
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Zoe Luther
- Episode #1.2 (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 Mini 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 Donovan (TV Series)
Cara Mathis
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Cara Mathis
- DNA (2004) ... 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 Mini 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Harold Pinter's play, "The Room," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Lindsay Duncan, Steven Pacey, Henry Woolf, Lia Williams, Keith Allen, Susan Wooldridge, Andy De La Tour and Danny Dyer in the cast. Harold Pinter was also director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Indria Varma

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Colin Tierney  (1 child)

Children:

Tierney, Evelyn
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Asiana magazine, August 2004, about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's acting] As an actor, I love to transform that magic, to step inside a new role and make it part of my skin, my being. And she, well, she looks the same. She has the same make-up artist for every movie. I wanted to ask her, "Don't you want to be in something where no one recognizes you?" The whole concept of method acting was like an ... See more »

Trivia:

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1992-1995. See more »

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