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Who is Ophelia Lovibond from Roadkill? Meet the actress who plays Susan Laurence

Olivia Olphin November 2, 2020
Who is Ophelia Lovibond from Roadkill? Meet the actress who plays Susan Laurence
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Who is Ophelia Lovibond from Roadkill? Meet the actress who plays Susan Laurence in the BBC political drama thriller. The new series by David Hare has got audiences gripped, with a cast that includes names such as Hugh Laurie and Helen McCrory.

Who is Ophelia Lovibond?

Ophelia Lovibond is an actress who was born on 19 February 1986. She is 5ft 2 inches tall. Lovibond grew up in London’s Shepherds Bush and subsequently studied for an English Literature degree at the University of Sussex, graduating with a first! Her main acting training was as part of the Young Blood theatre company in Hammersmith.

She previously dated Victoria Star, Tom Hughes, in 2011, but after a few years of dating the couple split. Reportedly Lovibond is single at the moment.

Who does Ophelia Lovibond play in Roadkill?

Roadkill follows Hugh Laurie as fictional conservative politician Peter Laurence. Lovibond plays Susan Laurence, Peter’s oldest daughter. However, things aren’t all golden within the family, as Susan seems to have tried to disappear from her parents lives.

The story follows Peter Laurence’s political ambitions and their effect on his family. Laurie told the Radio Times: “He begins the story at mid-cabinet level as Transport Secretary and has ambitions to move up the greasy pole. The story is in some regards about the price he is prepared to pay to get to the top position and the price that he forces everyone else to pay”.

Previous roles

Ophelia has both stage and screen credits to her name. Her career is wide reaching, having appeared in blockbuster films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, No Strings Attached and Mr Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey.

Lovibond is also a fixture on British television having appeared in Trying, Feel Good, W1A and much more. She also appeared as Sherlock’s apprentice Kitty Winter in Elementary, the American adaption of the Arthur Conan Doyle books.

Ophelia Lovibond on Instagram

Ophelia is an avid Instagram user and also a passionate activist. She promotes content about the charity CoppaFeel who work to get women to check their breasts for signs of cancer and to normalise discourse around it. She also advocates for ChooseLove supporting refugees.

She was also very close friends with the late Caroline Flack and has talked openly about dealing with grief and mental health struggles.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.