Chapman at the Metropolitan Opera opening, September 22, 2008
|Born||Georgina Rose Chapman
(1976-04-14) 14 April 1976
|Alma mater||Marlborough College and Wimbledon School of Art and Chelsea College of Art and Design|
|Spouse(s)||Harvey Weinstein (2007–present; 2 children)|
Life and career
Chapman was born in London, England, the daughter of Caroline Wonfor, a journalist, and Brian Chapman, a co-owner of the fairtrade organic coffee company Percol. Chapman grew up in Richmond, southwest London. Chapman attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
Chapman met future partner Keren Craig, while they were both students at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Chapman graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2001 and began her career as a costume designer. After graduation, Chapman appeared in various television shows and films.
In 2004, she and Craig launched Marchesa, named after socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati. Investors of the brand include Giuseppe Cipriani and Steve Witkoff. In 2006, the label was named one of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s top ten finalists.
In 2012, Chapman was featured as a judge on the premiere of Project Runway: All Stars. She reprised her role as judge for the first five seasons of the show.
Chapman started dating film producer Harvey Weinstein in December 2004, after he left his first wife. They married on 15 December 2007 in Connecticut, USA. The couple splits their time between a West Village townhouse, a seafront home in Westport, Connecticut, and a mansion in Los Angeles. Chapman gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter India Pearl, on 30 August 2010. On 11 April 2013, they welcomed a son, Dashiell Max Robert.
- Project Runway: All Stars (2012–present) – Herself, judge
- Gossip Girl (2009) …. Herself
- Awake (2007) …. Penny Carver
- The Nanny Diaries (2007) …. TriBeCa Fashionista
- Don’t – Fake Trailer in between Planet Terror & Death Proof in Grindhouse (2007)
- Factory Girl (2006) …. Interviewer
- “Project Catwalk” (2006) TV Series …. Herself – Guest Panelist Season 1, Episode 9
- Derailed (2005/I) …. Candy
- The Business (2005) …. Carly
- Match Point (2005) …. Nola Co-Worker
- Danny the Dog (2005) …. Floozy 1
- Zemanovaload (2005) …. Jenna
- “Rosemary & Thyme” …. Celia Llewellyn (1 episode, 2004)
- The Italian Rapscallion (2004) TV Episode …. Celia Llewellyn
- Bride & Prejudice (2004) …. Anne
- A Soldier’s Tunic (2004) …. Katherine Cranborn
- Piccadilly Jim (2004) …. Connie 1
- Shanghai Knights (2003) …. Debutante
- Sons & Lovers (2003) (TV) …. Louie
- Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (2002) (TV) …. Secretary
- Desire (2001) …. Eve
Madekwe at the PaleyFest 2012
|Born||(1983-12-06) 6 December 1983
|Spouse(s)||Iddo Goldberg (m. 2012)|
Ashley Madekwe (born 6 December 1983) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as call girl Bambi in the ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge and the witch Tituba in the WGN America series Salem.
Madekwe was born in East London, England. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is of Swiss descent. She grew up on a south London council estate and attended The Brit School at age 14. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she gained a BA in acting. While attending the school, she appeared in numerous stage productions including King Henry V as Princess Katherine and Wuthering Heights as Catherine Earnshaw.
Madekwe started her acting career with a film titled Storm Damage. Since then, she has made guest appearances on Teachers, Doctors, Casualty, and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Madekwe landed her first motion picture in the 2007 Woody Allen film Cassandra’s Dream, opposite Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. Following that success, she played Elisha in the one-off BBC Three drama pilot West 10 LDN, and appeared in six episodes of Trexx and Flipside as Ollie. In 2008, she landed the role of Bambi on the ITV2 drama series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, appearing in series two and three. Madekwe starred in the 2008 comedy film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. Her theatre credits include Little Sweet Thing by Roy Williams and Flight Path by David Watson.
Madekwe made her official US debut in the 2009 drama series The Beautiful Life which aired on The CW. In February 2011, she was cast as Ashley Davenport in the ABC drama series Revenge. After being a regular for the first two seasons, it was reported in late May 2013 that Madekwe would depart the series following a guest appearance in the first episode of the third season.
She starred in the television series Salem from 2014 – 2016.
Ashley played Jenna in the 2016 film Mololith/Locked in.
|2006||Venus||Royal Court actress|
|2008||How to Lose Friends & Alienate People||Vicky|
|1999||Bill, TheThe Bill||Janie Newton||Episode: “Badlands“|
|2000||Hope and Glory||Dawn||Episode: “2.4”|
|2000||Down to Earth||Julie||Episode: “O Best Beloved”|
|2000||Storm Damage||Annalise||Television film|
|2006||Vital Signs||Tart||Episode: “1.5”|
|2006||Doctors||Sophie Wells||Episode: “A Mother’s Love”|
|2006||Casualty||Jade Clark||Episode: “Worlds Apart”|
|2006||Prime Suspect||Tanya||Episode: “The Final Act, Part 1”|
|2007||Drop Dead Gorgeous||Brogan Tully||3 episodes|
|2008||West 10 LDN||Elisha||Unsold TV pilot|
|2008||Trial & Retribution||Maria||Episode: “Tracks: Part 1“|
|2008–2010||Secret Diary of a Call Girl||Bambi/Gloria White||13 episodes|
|2008||Trexx and Flipside||Ollie||8 episodes|
|2008||Wallander||Dolores Maria Santana||Episode: “Sidetracked”|
|2009||Beautiful Life: TBL, TheThe Beautiful Life: TBL||Marissa Delfina||4 episodes|
|2009||Coming Up||Shanna||Episode: “Raising Baby Rio”|
|2010||Above Their Station||Kelly Eve||Unsold TV pilot|
|2011||Bedlam||Molly Lucas||6 episodes|
|2011–2013||Revenge||Ashley Davenport||43 episodes|
|2016||Hulu TV Ads: Don’t Just Watch TV, Make It Yours||Girl on Treadmill|
|Born||Cherie Mary Lunghi
(1952-04-04) 4 April 1952
|Spouse(s)||Ralph Lawson (union dissolved; no children)|
|Children||Nathalie Lunghi (daughter)|
Cherie Mary Lunghi (born 4 April 1952) is an English film, television, and theatre actress, known for her roles in many British TV dramas. Her international fame stems from her role as Guinevere in the 1981 film Excalibur. Her long list of screen, stage, and TV credits include football manageress Gabriella Benson in the 1990s television series The Manageress and a series of advertisements for Kenco coffee. She also competed in the 2008 series of Strictly Come Dancing. She is the mother of the actress Nathalie Lunghi.
Lunghi was born in Nottingham. Her father, Alessandro Lunghi, was Italian, and her mother, Gladys Lee, was English. After her father returned to Italy, she was brought up in west London by her mother and aunts.
Educated at London’s Arts Educational School, Lunghi played Hedvig in The Wild Duck and Alice in Alice in Wonderland on BBC radio while still at school. After graduating from Homerton College, Cambridge[not in citation given] and London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the late 1970s, taking leading roles such as Perdita, Celia, and Viola. In 1981 she landed the role of Guinevere in the film Excalibur.
She starred in the 1982 television serial Praying Mantis, based on the book (Les Mantes Religieuses) by Hubert Monteilhet. The thriller co-starred Pinkas Braun, Carmen du Sautoy, and Jonathan Pryce. In the mid-1980s, she relocated to Los Angeles for eight years, but returned to England to care for her mother. Lunghi has a daughter, actress Nathalie Lunghi (born 1986), from a relationship with director Roland Joffé. After the birth of her daughter and the end of her relationship with Joffé she took various short-term parts, including playing the band members’ mutual love interest in the music video for Level 42‘s song “Something About You“.
Lunghi took on the lead role in football drama The Manageress (1989–90), and participated in the BBC adaptation of Edith Wharton’s posthumously published novel, The Buccaneers (1995), as Laura Testvalley. In addition to film and television work, she appeared in a long-running advertising campaign on British television for Kenco coffee from the late 1990s onwards.
In 2006, Lunghi appeared on television in Casualty 1906, playing Matron Eva Luckes, and had a recurring guest role in the regular Casualty series as Professor Camille Windsor. In 2013, she narrated some episodes of the BBC genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?.
Strictly Come Dancing
In 2008, she competed in the sixth series of BBC television’s Strictly Come Dancing (14-week run), partnered by James Jordan. After her first dance, the Foxtrot on the Ladies Night in week two, she scored the highest points of the first two weeks (33). She beat this score with another series-best score of 35/40 for the rumba to finish week four atop the remaining 12 contestants with an average score of 34/40. The score for her third dance, the American Smooth, was an impressive 34 to maintain her average, though she slipped to 31/40 for the Paso Doble, and further to 26/40 on her fifth outing, in the Salsa. She returned to form the following week with a Waltz, scoring 36/40, and was joint first on the leaderboard. She was voted off the competition on 16 November 2008, (week nine) losing by three votes to one in the dance-off against model Lisa Snowdon after performing a Cha-Cha-Cha. In the January/February 2009 Strictly Tour, she danced an American Smooth and a rumba with James Jordan.
Lunghi was briefly married to South African student Ralph Lawson after the pair met while studying at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama. The 1975 marriage was one of convenience so that Lawson could remain in the UK. The couple never lived together as man and wife, instead staying in separate homes in Newcastle. Lawson ended up moving back to South Africa two years later to take a new job. In the 1980s she was in a relationship with director Roland Joffe with whom she has a daughter Nathalie Lunghi (born 1986).
|Letters to an Unknown Lover||Helene|
|To Kill a Priest||Halina|
|1993||Silent Cries / Guests of the Emperor||Audrey|
|1994||Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein||Baroness Frankenstien (Victor’s Mother)|
|1995||Jack and Sarah||Anna|
|1997||An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn||Myrna Smithee|
|2001||Back to the Secret Garden||Lady Mary Craven|
|2004||Viper in the Fist||Miss Chilton|
|1973||The Brontes of Haworth||Student|
|1976||Bill Brand||Alex Ferguson|
|1978||Edward and Mrs. Simpson||Lady Thelma Furness|
|The Comedy of Errors||Ephesus Townsperson|
|1979||Prince Regent||Princess Charlotte|
|1980||If Winter Comes||Csöppi/Ilóna|
|Tis Pity She’s a Whore||Annabella|
|Armchair Thriller||Stephanie||Episode: “Dead Man’s Kit”|
|1981||Tales of the Unexpected||Karen Masterson|
|The Manhood of Edward Robinson||Noreen|
|Praying Mantis||Beatrice Manceau|
|1983||The Sign of Four||Mary Morstan|
|1984||Strangers and Brothers||Margaret Davidson/Eliot|
|Master of the Game||Margaret Van der Merwe|
|Ellis Island||Una Marbury|
|Much Ado About Nothing||Beatrice|
|“Something About You” by Level 42||Love interest||Music video|
|The Monocled Mutineer||Dorothy|
|1987||Coast to Coast||Susan|
|The Lady’s Not for Burning||Jennet Jourdemayne|
|1988||The Man Who Lived at the Ritz||Lili|
|1989||The Manageress||Gabriella Benson|
|1990||The Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Dinah Sternhold||Put on by Cunning|
|1991||The Strauss Dynasty||Jetti|
|1992||Covington Cross / Charing Cross||Lady Elizabeth|
|1993||A Question of Guilt||Helen West|
|1995||The Buccaneers||Laura Testvalley|
|1996||Strangers||Joan||Episode 1 of Canadian TV series|
|The Canterville Ghost||Lucille Otis|
|Moloney||Dr. Sarah Bateman|
|1998||Little White Lies||Julia|
|1999||Hornblower||Duchess of Wharfedale/Kitty Cobham||Episode: “The Duchess and the Devil“|
|David Copperfield||Mrs Steerforth|
|2000||A Likeness in Stone||Merie Kirschman|
|2002||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Sarah Gordon||Episode: “For the Sake of Elena”|
|The Seasons Alter||Titania|
|2003||Cutting It||Zinnia Raggitt|
|Midsomer Murders||Lillian Webster|
|New Tricks||Diane Loveless|
|2004||The Brief||Cleo Steyn|
|2005||Agatha Christie’s Marple||Sadie Swettenham||Episode: A Murder is Announced|
|2006||Dalziel & Pascoe||Kay Miclean|
|Casualty 1906||Matron Eva Luckes|
|2007||Hotel Babylon||Mrs. Poldark|
|2007–2011||The Secret Diary of a Call Girl||Stephanie||Series regular|
|2007, 2008||Casualty||Camille Windsor|
|2008||Casualty 1907||Matron Eva Luckes|
|A Touch of Frost||Detective Sergeant Annie Marsh||Episode: “Dead End”|
|Strictly Come Dancing||Herself|
|2009||Casualty 1909||Matron Eva Luckes|
|2013||Who Do You Think You Are?||Narrator|
|Pat & Cabbage||Cabbage (Jean)|
|Death in Paradise||Jayne Smythe||Series 2, Episode 3|
|2014||Wizards vs Aliens||Eva Starling||Series 3, Episode 2: “The Quantum Affect”|
|2016||Midsomer Murders||Alexandra Monkford||Season 18, Episode 4: “A Dying Art”|
Selected stage credits
|1975||Teeth ‘n’ Smiles||Laura|
|1976||Much Ado About Nothing||Hero|
|1976||The Winter’s Tale||Perdita|
|1978||As You Like It||Celia|