Deborah Findlay Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 Sep, 2020
Facts of Deborah Findlay
Date of Birth: 1947 , December-23
Age: 73 years old
Birth Nation: England
Name Deborah Findlay
Birth Name Deborah Findlay
Nick Name Deborah Finlay, Deborah Findley
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Leatherhead, Surrey, England
Profession Actress
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Education University of Leeds
Movies Jack & Sarah, The End of the Affair, Vanity Fair, The Lady in the Van, Jackie, Hampstead
TV Show Shroud for a Nightingale, What If It's Raining, Anna Karenina, The Split
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Deborah Findlay is an English stage and screen actress. The Oliver and Outer Critics' Circle Award-winning actress of the stage play Stanley has also appeared on television in shows like The Last Train, Anna Karenina, and The Split; and movies like Jack & Sarah, The End of the Affair, and Jackie

How Old is Deborah Findlay? Where was she Educated? 

Deborah Findlay was born on December 23, 1947, in Leatherhead, Surrey, England. As of September 2020, she is 72 years old. 

She attended the University of Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  


Stage Career

Deborah Findlay began performing with a stage troupe while studying at Leeds. She toured England with the troupe performing in plays, musicals, community theatre, and cabarets. She settled in London and joined the Theatre Royal Stratford East. 

Deborah Findlay on-stage at the Young Vic Theatre SOURCE: The Arts Desk

Findlay has had an extensive career on-stage and performed in many stage plays. Among them, her performance as Hilda in the play Stanley won her an Oliver Award and Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.       

Besides that, she has appeared in numerous other plays including John Gabriel Borkman, The Cut, and The Vortex at London's Donmar Warehouse; The House of Bernarda Alba, The Mandate, Mother Clap's Molly House, The Winter's Tale, and Stanley at the National Theatre; Twelfth Night, Three Sisters, The New Inn, The Merchant of Venice, and The School For Scandal at the Royal Shakespeare Company.     

Screen Career

Deborah Findlay made her on-screen debut in 1982 as Ingy in the BBC anthology series Play for Today. She has since appeared in a litany of different TV shows; she played Heather Pearce in Shroud for a Nightingale, Marilyn in What If It's Raining, Doll in All Good Things, and Kay Consett in Anglo Saxon Attitudes.

She went on to appear as Grace in the BBC One thriller Natural Lies, DC Jill Ashton in the ITV legal drama Trial & Retribution, Miss Phoebe in the BBC One serial miniseries Wives and Daughters, and Greer Thornton in the BBC One political thriller State of Play.

Additionally, Findlay has played Miss Tomkinson in the Emmy Award-winning BBC One comedy-drama series Cranford. She also had a dual stint as Gemma King / Mary Carter in the BBC crime-drama series Silent Witness.

On the big screens, Findlay is most known for her appearances in movies like Jack & Sarah, The End of the Affair, Vanity Fair, The Lady in the Van, Jackie, and Hampstead.