Sharon Small

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Sharon Small - Born January 1st, 1967, Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland is a Scottish actress acclaimed for her dramatic work in film, radio, theatre, and television. Perhaps best known for her portrayal of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers in the BBC television adaptation of The Inspector Lynley Mysteries by Elizabeth George, she is also recognised for her lead roles in Law & Order: UK (as Inspector Elisabeth Flynn) and Trust Me (playing Dr Brigitte Rayne).

Early life[edit]

Small is the eldest of five children,[1] she attended Kinghorn Primary School, where she was the Kinghorn Gala Queen in her final year. She then attended Balwearie High School in Kirkcaldy. Small studied drama at Kirkcaldy College,[1] and continued her study at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

Personal life[edit]

Small lives in London,[1] she has two sons Leo and Zac with her partner, photographer Daniel Bridges.[2]

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Character Production Awards
1997 Bumping the Odds Terry - Best Actress Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival
1997 Bite Alison - -
1998 Driven Caroline Hall Dandelion Films -
2002 About a Boy Christine Universal Pictures -
2004 Dear Frankie Marie Universal -
2004 Belly Button Kika Satellite Pictures -
2008 Last Chance Harvey Nurse Overture Films -
2008 Pop Art short film Mrs. Gannon Forward Films

Television[edit]

Year Title Character Production Notes
1994 Taggart Michelle Gibson SMG Productions 1 episode
1994 Roughnecks Bernadette - 1 episode
1995 An Independent Man Nicola - 1 episode
1996 Doctor Finlay Irene Gallagher - 1 episode
1997 The Bill Gina Nash ITV -
1997 Hamish Macbeth WPC Anne Patterson - 1 episode
1997 No Child of Mine Linda ITV -
1999–2000 Sunburn Carol Simpson - 14 episodes
2000 Glasgow Kiss Cara Rossi - 6 episodes
2003 Cutting It Boo Wiberley - -
2001–2007 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries DS Barbara Havers BBC 23 episodes - nominated for Most Popular Actress and the Golden Satellite Award
2005 A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania BBC's Shakespeare Retold season -
2006 Rebus Miranda Masterson - -
2007 Nina and the Neurons Bud the Taste Neuron - 7 episodes
2009 Murderland Dr Laura Maitland ITV 3 episodes
2008–2010 Mistresses Trudi Malloy BBC 16 episodes
2010 Agatha Christie's Marple Mary Pritchard ITV adaptation of "Miss Marple: The Blue Geranium", aired in the US on PBS -
2011 Downton Abbey Marigold Shore - 1 episode
2012 Kidnap and Ransom Beth Cooper ITV 3 episodes
2012 New Tricks Minnie/Annabel Tilson BBC 1 episode
2013 Silent Witness Geraldine Briggs BBC 2 episodes
2013 Call the Midwife Nora Harding BBC 1 episode
2014 Death in Paradise Dorothy Foster BBC 1 episode
2014 Midsomer Murders Ruth Cameron ITV 1 episode
2014 Law & Order: UK Inspector Elisabeth Flynn ITV 1 episode
2015 Stonemouth Connie Murston BBC 2 episodes
2017 Born to Kill Cathy World Productions 4 episodes
2017 Trust Me Dr Brigitte Rayne BBC 4 episodes
2019 London Kills DS Vivienne Cole Acorn TV 10 episodes

Theatre[edit]

Small has appeared in 35 plays to date[3] her credits include

Year Title Character Production
1994 The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht Polly Peachum London Donmar Theatre
1996 The Nun - Greenwich Studio Theatre
1998 London Cuckolds by Edward Ravencroft - Royal National Theatre
2004 When Harry Met Sally Marie Fisher Theatre Royal Haymarket
2005 Lear by Edward Bond Fortanelle Sheffield Crucible Theatre
2009 Life Is A Dream Estrella Donmar Warehouse
2010 Spur of the Moment by Anya Reiss Vicky Evans Royal Court Theatre
2010 Men Should Weep by Ena Lamont Stewart Maggie Morrison National Theatre
2014 Arden of Faversham[4] by Anonymous Alice Arden Royal Shakespeare Company
2015 Carmen Disruption The Singer Almeida Theatre
2015 Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman Caroline Hampstead Theatre
2016 The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht Jenny Diver[5] Royal National Theatre
2018 Still Alice Alice Howland[6] West Yorkshire Playhouse

Radio[edit]

Title Character
At The Foot Of The Cross Narrator
High Table, Lower Orders Zoe
"Dr. Finlay - The Adventures Of A Black Bag" Nurse Angus
Angel Lorraine
The Order of Release Effie Ruskin

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 2008 TV Choice Awards - Best Actress - NOMINATED
  • 2007 Golden Satellite Awards - Best Actress - NOMINATED (for the Inspector Lynley Mysteries)
  • 1997 Edinburgh Film Festival - Best Actress Award - WON (for "Bumping the Odds")

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sharon Small". BBC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ "PETER PAN AT THE NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, London, UK - Desmond O'Neill Features Ltd". donfeatures.photoshelter.com.
  3. ^ "Gordon and French - Sharon Small Profile". gordonandfrench.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Arden of Faversham". Archived from the original on 4 June 2015.
  5. ^ https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/people/10486
  6. ^ "Still Alice - UK Tour". Still Alice.

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