Annabel-Scholey
Annabel Scholey | Biography

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  • Full Name Annabel Scholey
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality British
  • Birthplace Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Birth Date Jan 10, 1984
  • Age 38 Years, 4 Months
Nina Defoe on BBC One Series 'The Split'

Annabel Scholey | Biography

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'The Split' is a TV series first released on 24 April 2018 on BBC One. It contains two seasons, and in 2021, the production announced that the third season was the final season. However, the release date of the third season has not been revealed. The series follows the Defoe family, a group of female divorce lawyers forced to confront their past after their estranged father returns after a 30-year absence.


Annabel Scholey is an actress best known for her role as Lauren Drake in the BBC supernatural drama Being Human.

Who is Annabel Scholey? 

Annabel Scholey was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, on 10 January 1984. Her father is Richard, a firefighter, and her mother is Helen, a former nurse. She has a younger sister named Rosie. Scholey earned her training at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2005. She began her career in theatre, starring alongside Kevin Spacey in the Sam Mendes adaptation of Richard III.

She debuted her TV series career in Poirot in 2006. The same year, Scholey featured on two TV series, Holby City and Doctors, and TV mini-series, Jane Eyre. Scholey then starred on Being Human (TV Series 2009), Family Tree (TV Series 2013), Walking on Sunshine (Movie 2014), Medici (TV Series 2016-2018), Britannia (TV Series 2017-2021), and others. Scholey's most recent career bio includes the TV show Doctor Who (2021) and The Split (2018-2022).

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'The Salisbury Poisonings'

Scholey played the role of Sarah Bailey on the three-part series The Salisbury Poisonings, which was based on a real story. The show was first released on the BBC in 2020. It explored the real backstory of what happened in March 2018 when Sergei Skripal, a Russian double agent, and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were poisoned by Novichok in Salisbury Wiltshire.

Besides documenting what happened to the Skripals, the show also focuses on those working behind the emergency scenes. Such as detectives and officials from the local Public Health department. The show features Anne-Marie Duff as Tracy Daszkiewicz, Rafe Spall as DS Nick Bailey, William Houston as Ted Daszkiewicz, Darren Boyd as Supt Dave Minty, and other cast members.

'The Split'

The Split is a TV series first released on 24 April 2018 on BBC One. It contains two seasons, and in 2021, the production announced that the third season was the final season. However, the release date of the third season has not been revealed. The series follows the Defoe family, a group of female divorce lawyers forced to confront their past after their estranged father returns after a 30-year absence.

Scholey played the role of lawyer Nina Defoe. In the 2018 interview with Daily Mail, she explained that the show gave her a glimpse into the world of divorce lawyers. She also mentioned that she loved her character and its development. She said, "There's a lot about Nina I love. She adores her sister Hannah and is devastated by her leaving. To me this series is less about divorce and more about love."

Annabel Scholey on the Set of The Split in 2020
Annabel Scholey on the Set of 'The Split' in 2020 (Photo: Instagram)

Husband

Scholey has been married to Ciarán McMenamin since May 2017. He is a Northern Irish actor known for shows like Jonathan Creek, Midsomer Murders, and Silent Witness. The couple now lives in Hastings together and has one daughter named Marnie, born in 2019.

While she was shooting The Split, she was just married. Hence, she disclosed that playing the divorce lawyer character while being happily married gave an insight into her life and found it ironic. She said, "In the past I've been at the altar, in the church, on the set of a production and the day before I've been in a horrible break-up. You think, 'Oh, this is too ironic.'"

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