Set the vid, show it at parties. She stayed with the show for three full series before leaving to take more varied roles and to spend more time with her family. She is an actress, known for Cold Feet (1997), Reggie Perrin (2009) and Dead Gorgeous (2002). Pleased with what looked like her breakout role, Ripley bought a dress for the premiere, though she was distraught when Branagh sent her a card apologising for cutting her scenes from the finished film. | Cold Feet star Fay Ripley has revealed she was framed for a £75,000 jewellery theft at a children's party while working as a clown. After meeting again on separate holidays in New York, they began dating and married in October 2001 in a ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. The producers found her approach to the role refreshing from other actresses, who were seen as too "finger-wagging". " Ripley compared Nicola to Reggie's house-bound wife Elizabeth in the original series, noting that the modern character needed a job and independence from her husband because of changes in society. She asked the writer Mike Bullen to either kill off Jenny or have her lose a limb. , During her time on Cold Feet, Ripley hosted the Channel 4 show Sofa Melt, a relationships chat show in the vein of Trisha. "Watch this...". Official Sites. She basically made me feel very good about myself as a 15-year-old girl.  Her next role came at the end of the year in the Manchester Royal Exchange's production of Medea. She researched her character, a murderer, by visiting a coroner. Staff (9 October 2010). The second scene featured De Niro himself, though Ripley's character was lying dead in a mortuary throughout. The following year, she provided the voice of Meg in the ITV adaptation of the Meg and Mog children's books, before playing Jill in the third series of the BBC One sitcom Bedtime at the end of 2003. Daughter of Beverley (b. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1990). She is married to actor Daniel Lapaine, with whom she has two children—a daughter and a son—and is an advocate of several charities and causes.  Her first role afterwards was playing Osatko in the chorus of Around the World in 80 Days at the Liverpool Playhouse during the 1990–1991 pantomime season. "Fay Ripley's back as put-upon wife Nicola in a new series of Reggie Perrin on BBC One". Fay Ripley was born on February 26, 1966 in Merton, Surrey, England. In 2000, Ripley appeared in the British dogme film The Announcement, as well as playing lead female character Grace Bingley—opposite Paul Rhys—in the Granada television pilot I Saw You, which used many of the same production staff as Cold Feet.  Her supporting character from the pilot episode was given a bigger role in the series; in the first episode (broadcast in 1998), Jenny gives birth to her first child. They separated when Ripley was two years old and both remarried, so Ripley spent her childhood moving around Surrey between two families. Fay Ripley was out with family for a premiere earlier this year (Image: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images) “There was a relief about this series,” Fay confides. "Wink 'n' nod thriller". I love it when people recognise me.  Ripley was already sponsoring a child and had been asked by ActionAid to participate in a visit but had always declined because of conflicts with her work.  Her role in The Broker's Man was one of the few occasions on which Ripley played a police officer; she has frequently declined offers of similar roles because she does not want to "summon up the misery" to play a character that performs post-mortem examinations or investigates murders when she could be starring in more true to life and funny programmes. Comedy drama: What's less believable than Dr Who? Fay Ripley was born on February 26, 1966 in Merton, Surrey, England. , Having left Cold Feet, Ripley began to take on more leading roles; her first role was as housewife Deanna in the BBC thriller Green-Eyed Monster, which was broadcast in September 2001. Maternal granddaughter of Ernest (1895-1967) and Ivy (née Cubitt) Forster (1905-1998).  In 2006, Ripley played the role of child abductor Linda Holder in the two-part ITV drama Bon Voyage, starring alongside Ben Miles, Rachael Blake and Daniel Ryan. It took her three attempts before she was accepted onto an acting course at the age of 20. , In 1995, she appeared in an episode of Channel 4's Alan Davies vehicle One for the Road and made her last theatre appearance as a cast member in the Bush Theatre's Two Lips, Indifferent Red. McLean, Gareth (24 October 2006). Digby, Marie-Claire (30 May 2009). 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She visited Tanzania with ActionAid in October 2008 to raise awareness of child sponsorship. , In 2004, Ripley had her first of three on-screen partnerships with Martin Clunes, playing Jane White in the CBBC adaptation of Fungus the Bogeyman.  The following year, she played the guest role of corrupt police inspector Sam Phillips in the BBC TV series Hustle, a role that received praise from The Times. They have two children.  In 1996, she had a role in Stephen Poliakoff's Frontiers, and played a club barmaid in Dennis Potter's penultimate television series Karaoke. Mackay, Neil (9 September 2001). "Production news".  Guardian critic Gareth McLean wrote of her performance, "Ripley did a good job of exorcising the ghost of Jenny Gifford [...] by coolly cranking up the insane desperation and needy malevolence to an impressive degree. Her mother runs an antique shop in the town of Lewes in southern England. , In 1996, Ripley auditioned for Granada Television's Cold Feet, a television pilot about the romances of three couples living in Manchester. She has been married to Daniel Lapaine since September 2001. Neither of them thought the other was interested in dating and they drifted apart. Each role won her critical acclaim. They have two children. Fay Ripley: Cold Feet, hot property Now she's one of Britain's most sought-after actresses. " In 2003, she presented a short film advocating Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for the BBC's Big Read series and in 2009, she presented an episode of the Blighty documentary series My Brilliant Britain.  As Miss Chief, Ripley performed magic tricks and painted faces at children's parties. "Against mother's nature". " Fay's Family Food was published by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, in April 2009 and was selected by Marie-Claire Digby of The Irish Times as a "summer read". Her father was a successful businessman – the son of Sydney William Leonard Ripley - and brother of 1960s pop singer Twinkle, and her mother an antiques dealer.  Also in 2002, Ripley played Rose Bell in the ITV post-war period drama Dead Gorgeous, alongside Helen McCrory. Staff (13 December 1990). Since the release of her first book, she has resisted offers from television production companies to make her own cookery series. Maternal great great great granddaughter of William (1822-1895) and Jane (née Larman) Winepress (1827-1904). ", Ripley's early television and film career was characterised by minor roles as prostitutes or mistresses; in what was to be her film debut, she filmed two scenes as a prostitute in the film Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh, 1994).  The same year, she participated in a major advertising venture by The National Lottery, playing "Lady Luck" alongside a unicorn voiced by Graham Norton.  While at drama school, Ripley lived in a flat in Streatham, South London, during a time she described as "horrible and penniless". At that time, Ripley had never experienced childbirth, so copied birth scenes she had seen in other television series. She was a powerful woman. Since 2009, Ripley has authored three recipe books; Fay's Family Food in 2009, What's for Dinner? In an effort to "bring Brecht to the masses", she performed The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the 1983 festival.  2009 also saw the broadcast of Monday Monday, an ITV comedy drama series in which Ripley plays Christine Frances, an alcoholic human resources manager at a supermarket head office that moves from London to Leeds. It is just unmissable because the people on it are hilariously stupid. Fay Ripley: My family values Interview by Nick McGrath. |  She was single for five years, before being introduced to Australian actor Daniel Lapaine at a party hosted by mutual friends. present) ( 2 children).  To support herself financially, she sold menswear door-to-door, timeshares on Kensington High Street and Oxford Street, worked as a receptionist at a health club, and spent five years as children's entertainer "Miss Chief the Clown".  They separated when Ripley was two years old and both remarried, so Ripley spent her childhood moving around Surrey between two families. On her celebrity lap of the Top Gear test track, she achieved a lap time of 1:53, making her 38th on the Suzuki Liana leader board. Grice, Elizabeth (6 October 2006). Is this the most depressing sight on television? The actress said …  Ripley returned to I Saw You for a three-episode miniseries in 2002. Welch, Andy (11 July 2009). During that time she appeared as a guest on panel shows and talk shows. "Siren call of the sofa". Maternal great granddaughter of Stanley (1871-1942) and Emma (née Winepress) Cubitt (1877-1957). Fay Ripley was born on February 26, 1966 in Merton, Surrey, England. Bullen refused and instead wrote a plot in which Jenny moves to New York. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 2002 (UK) premiere, (September 2001 - 1978) from her mother's second marriage. In her early life, she lived in various Surrey towns, including Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Esher and Cobham. "Caught between two time zones". Ripley: 'Christine's not evil, she's just a mess'. British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Don't tell me you are going to get my followers up to 5,000 for my birthday tomorrow...I say my birthday tomorrow, RIPLEY, Sydney William Leonard (1909–1991), Member, Greater London Council (Kingston-upon-Thames Borough), 1964–86 : Who Was Who – oi, The Deborah Ross Interview: Cold Feet, hot property. She is an actress, known for Cold Feet (1997), Reggie Perrin (2009) and Dead Gorgeous (2002). [Theatre listings]. After her scenes as a prostitute were cut from Frankenstein (1994), Ripley gained her first major film role playing Karen Hughes in Mute Witness (1995). I don't get any raunchy fan mail, but I do get lots of nice letters from middle-aged men who still live with their mums! Keep your little bookworms engaged outside of the classroom with our selection of the very best literary adaptations. Cold Feet star Fay Ripley has given birth to a baby girl, it was announced today. David Belcher of The Herald called Ripley "perfectly scatty, tousled and self-sufficient" in the role, and Joe Joseph of The Times complimented her comic timing. , At school, Ripley enjoyed drama lessons, spurred on by the positive remarks she received from her drama teacher Susan Ford. Ripley's performance in the first series won her a nomination for Best TV Comedy Actress at the British Comedy Awards 1999. She did not research spousal abuse to play her character, a woman struggling to bring up her two children in a run-down house while her husband is imprisoned, because she did not find it difficult to "work out what it's like to be scared and want to protect your kids".