Fast Facts

  • Growing up, her mother was a headmistress and her father was a helicopter designer.
  • First job was at 13 in a local launderette.
  • Appeared in a famous 1994 Boddington's beer commercial in the UK.
  • Met future husband, actor James Murray, in 2005 on the set of British drama series Cutting It.
  • Following the death of her daughter, Ella-Jayne, due to a congential heart defect in 2009, she and her husband started the Murray Parish Trust in order to raise funds for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital.
  • Co-owns production company Aphra Productions with actress and friend Dervla Kirwan.
  • Helped found BARREtoned, a ballet-inspired workout studio in London.


  • Bill Parish — Father
  • Nell Murray — Daughter
  • Ella-Jayne Murray — Daughter
  • Thelma Parish — Mother
  • James Murray — Husband
  • John Parish — Brother


  • Birth Place: Yeovil, Somerset, England
  • Profession: Actor

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