Esther Smith

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Esther Smith
Born (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 31)
Stourbridge, West Midlands, England
Years active2010–present

Esther Smith is an English actress best known for her work in the television series Uncle and Cuckoo, and for her role as Delphi in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Early life[edit]

Smith was raised in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Her parents are teachers, and she has a sister, Rachel.[1][2] Smith began dancing when she was three and was active in her local pantomime company.[2][3] She studied ballet and contemporary dance at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge, where she began acting, before moving to the Guildford School of Acting at the urging of a teacher.[1][4]


Shortly after leaving drama school, Smith rose to prominence in 2010 for her role as Trish in Material Girl.[2] She has since had guest appearances on Skins and The Midnight Beast.

In 2014, she replaced Tamla Kari as Rachel for the second series of Cuckoo on BBC Three.[1] She also starred in the ITV2 comedy Cockroaches and had a recurring role on another BBC Three sitcom, Uncle, as Melodie.[4][5]

In April 2015, Smith starred in Channel 4 show Ballot Monkeys, as assistant to the Liberal Democrats candidate.[6]

In February 2016, she appeared in Siblings as Holly, an old flame of Dan's from Circus School.

She was part of the original cast of Harry Potter play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, portraying Delphi Diggory.

In October 2017 she appeared in Parliament Square as Kat at the Royal Exchange, Manchester


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Material Girl Trish
2013 Skins Emma 2 episodes
2013 Holby City Roxanne Gregson Episode: "All at Sea"
2014–2017 Uncle Melodie 10 episodes
2014 The Midnight Beast Ronnie 4 episodes
2014 The Smoke Mother Episode: "#1.2"
2014–present Cuckoo Rachel Series 2 Onwards
2014 Black Mirror Madge Episode: "White Christmas"
2015 Cockroaches Suze
2015 Ballot Monkeys Charlotte Guthrie
2015 Funny Valentines: Elephant (Nick Helm) 'Her' Short film for BBC iPlayer
2016 Siblings Holly Season 2, Episode 5: "Baby Sack"


  1. ^ a b c Laws, Roz (4 August 2014). "Esther goes Cuckoo with Twilight star Taylor Lautner".
  2. ^ a b c "Stourbridge actress strikes a pose in new fashion drama". Stourbridge News.
  3. ^ "Esther Smith exclusive interview - Cuckoo, Taylor Lautner's dropped towel & more".
  4. ^ a b "Cockroaches Interview with Daniel Lawrence Taylor and Esther Smith". 10 November 2014.
  5. ^ "TV Review, Uncle, Series 2, BBC3". Beyond The Joke. 9 February 2015.
  6. ^ Shennan, Paddy (24 April 2015). "Election 2015: New sitcom is making monkeys out of politicians".

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