Davis in 2004
|Born||Lucy Clare Davis
17 February 1973
(m. 2006; div. 2011)
Lucy Clare Davis (born 17 February 1973) is an English actress. She played the role of Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office, as well as Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead, Hayley in The Archers, and Etta Candy in Wonder Woman (2017).
Davis appeared briefly in an episode of The Detectives, a show created by and starring her father (Jasper Carrott). She played Maria Lucas in the BBC's 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice and also had a role in the 1996 Christmas special of One Foot in the Grave. After her breakthrough role in The Office, she appeared in the film Sex Lives of the Potato Men and Shaun of the Dead (both 2004), whilst continuing to play Hayley Jordan in The Archers on BBC Radio 4. She gave up the latter role when her other acting responsibilities made it impossible to continue; the part was recast in September 2005.
In 2006, Davis appeared as the "Fashion TV" host on ABC's hit Ugly Betty, and later that year played writer Lucy Kenwright in NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, she appeared in several episodes of the US series Reaper. In 2010 Davis starred in ITV's six-episode comedy drama, Married Single Other, and also appeared in a guest role in The Mentalist alongside her then-husband Owain Yeoman.
Davis also stars in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People. In 2012, Davis had a guest voice part in Family Guy for the episode "Be Careful What You Fish For". Davis appeared in series two, episode 8 of the BBC series Death in Paradise (2013). She became a Patron for the performing arts group Theatretrain in 2012.
Davis plays the role of Etta Candy in Wonder Woman (2017). Her performance marked the first live action cinematic portrayal of that comic book character. Davis has said of the character: “She’s a woman in a man’s world and so being heard and seen aren’t the easiest things, but it kind of doesn’t deter her. Etta is unapologetically herself and I think that that’s the thing that has drawn me to her the most... it took quite a while in my life to be unapologetically myself.”
Davis is the daughter of Hazel Jackson and comedian Jasper Carrott. She underwent a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with kidney failure during a medical examination that she underwent prior to taking up her role in Pride & Prejudice. Her mother, Hazel, donated the kidney. Around Christmas 2005 she was hospitalised once again because of kidney failure, but has since recovered. Davis is also a diabetic.
On 9 December 2006, Davis married Welsh actor Owain Yeoman at St Paul's Cathedral, London. The wedding was attended by fellow The Office stars and writers. Davis was entitled to marry there as her father is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and St Paul's contains the chapel of the order. The couple separated in January 2011 and divorced in October 2011.
|2004||Sex Lives of the Potato Men||Ruth|
|2004||Shaun of the Dead||Dianne|
|2006||The TV Set||Chloe McCallister|
|2006||Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties||Abby|
|2008||Shades of Ray||Director #2|
|2009||All About Steve||Patient|
|2011||Some Guy Who Kills People||Stephanie|
|2014||Postman Pat: The Movie||Director 1 (voice)|
|2017||Wonder Woman||Etta Candy|
|1993||The Detectives||Young Girl #1||Episode: "Strangers in Paradise"|
|1994||Blue Heaven||Secretary||Episode #1.3|
|1994||Woof!||Eileen Tully||Episode: "Get Me to the Church"|
|1995||Casualty||Sarah Jackson||Episode: "Branded"|
|1995||The Bill||Jude Mackie||Episode: "Charity and Beating"|
|1995||Pride and Prejudice||Maria Lucas||5 episodes|
|1996||One Foot in the Grave||Mrs. Blanchard||Episode: "Starbound"|
|1997||The Grand||Maggie Rigby||Episode #1.5|
|1999–2000||Belfry Witches||Old Noshie||13 episodes|
|2000||Doctors||Nicky Andrews||Episode: "False Alarm"|
|2001||Big Bad World||Harry||Episode: "Tory Girl"|
|2001||Bernard's Watch||Madeleine||6 episodes|
|2001–2003||The Office||Dawn Tinsley||Main Character; 14 episodes|
|2002||Murder in Mind||Kerry||Episode: "Passion"|
|2002||Holby City||Kelly Bridges||Episode: "Sweet Love Remembered"|
|2002||Dalziel and Pascoe||Jax / Angela Ripley||2 episodes|
|2003||The Afternoon Play||Laura||Episode: "The Real Arnie Griffin"|
|2004||Black Books||Becky||Episode: "Elephants and Hens"|
|2006–2007||Ugly Betty||Fashion TV Anchor||2 episodes|
|2006–2007||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Lucy Kenwright||16 episodes|
|2007||Californication||Nora||Episode: "Hell-A Woman"|
|2008–2009||Phineas and Ferb||Crash (voice)||2 episodes|
|2010||Married Single Other||Lillie||6 episodes|
|2010||The Mentalist||Daphne Valiquette||Episode: "18-5-4"|
|2012||Family Guy||Joanne Finn (voice)||Episode: "Be Careful What You Fish For"|
|2013||Death in Paradise||Vicky Woodward||Episode #2.8|
|2013||The Neighbors||Helen Redding Kemper||Episode: "The Neighbours"|
|2015||NCIS||Dr. Janice Brown||Episode: "Lockdown"|
|2016||Better Things||Macy||5 episodes|
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