|Born||1 September 1980|
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Da Vinci's Demons
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
(m. 2007; div. 2011)
Raza Jaffrey (m. 2014)
Lara Pulver (born 1 September 1980) is an English actress. She has played Erin Watts in the BBC spy drama Spooks, and Irene Adler on BBC's TV adaptation Sherlock. She won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical in the West End's revival of the hit Broadway musical Gypsy.
Pulver was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Her father is from a Jewish family and her mother converted to Judaism. Her parents separated when she was eleven. Pulver attended the National Youth Music Theatre between 1994 and 1998, as well as The Liz Burville Dance Centre, Bexley. In 1997, she began studying at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts, and graduated in 2000. She has since worked as an actress, singer and dancer in West End musicals.
Pulver was nominated for the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the role of Lucille Frank in the first West End production of the musical Parade at the Donmar Warehouse. She reprised the role in the Los Angeles production at the Mark Taper Forum opposite T.R. Knight.
In 2008, Pulver recorded a song for the CD Act One - Songs from the Musicals of Alexander S. Bermange. Pulver joined the cast of the BBC's Robin Hood in 2009 as Isabella, the sister of Guy of Gisbourne.
In 2014, she played Louise in a revival of Gypsy at the Chichester Festival Theatre. The production transferred to the West End in April 2015. Miss Pulver won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for the same role in the Savoy Theatre production of Gypsy. Louise is actually the title role, as "Louise" becomes the real-life early-20th-century American strip-tease sensation Gypsy Rose Lee, on whose memoirs the musical is based. Pulver's co-star in the Savoy production, Imelda Staunton, won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as the larger-than-life Mama Rose.
In 2003, Pulver met American actor Josh Dallas while he was in the UK studying at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. They married over Christmas 2007 in a 16th-century barn in Devon. The couple honeymooned in the Maldives. Dallas confirmed their divorce in an interview on Bob Rivers' radio show on 2 December 2011.
The couple had a child in 2017.
|2011||Language of a Broken Heart||Violet|
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Karen Lord||Non-speaking cameo|
|2015||A Patch of Fog||Lucy|
|2016||Underworld: Blood Wars||Semira|
|2009||Robin Hood||Isabella||TV series (8 episodes in Series 3)|
|2010||The Special Relationship||Intern||TV movie|
|2010||True Blood||Claudine Crane||TV series (5 episodes)|
|2011||Spooks||Erin Watts||TV series (main cast in Series 10)|
|2012; 2014||Sherlock||Irene Adler||"A Scandal in Belgravia" and "The Sign of Three"|
|2013-2015||Da Vinci's Demons||Clarice Orsini||TV series; main role|
|2013||Skins: Fire||Victoria||TV series; minor role|
|2014||Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond||Ann O'Neill||TV series (4 episodes); Main role|
|2015||Spooks: The Greater Good||Erin Watts||Reprising her role from the series|
|2016-2017||Quantico||Charlotte Bishop||Episodes: "ODENVY" and "EPICSHELTER"|
|2017||Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams||Paula||Episode: "Real Life"|
|2018||The City and the City||Katrynia||TV series|
|2008||Laurence Olivier Award - Best Actress in a Musical||Parade||Nominated|
|2012||Critics' Choice Television Award - Best Movie/Miniseries Actress||Sherlock - "A Scandal in Belgravia"||Nominated|
|2016||Laurence Olivier Award - Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Gypsy||Won|