Lucy Davis

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Lucy Davis
Born Lucy Clare Davis
(1973-01-02) 2 January 1973 (age 46)
Solihull, Warwickshire, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Owain Yeoman (2006–2011; divorced)
Parent(s) Jasper Carrott
Hazel Jackson

Lucy Clare Davis (born 2 January 1973) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the character Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office, as Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead and formerly played Hayley in The Archers.


Davis appeared briefly in an episode of The Detectives, a show created by and starring her father (Jasper Carrott).[1] She played Maria Lucas in the BBC's 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice and also had a role in the 1996 Christmas special of One Foot in the Grave. After her breakthrough role in The Office, she appeared in the film Sex Lives of the Potato Men and Shaun of the Dead (both 2004), whilst continuing to play Hayley Jordan in The Archers on BBC Radio 4. She gave up the latter role when her other acting responsibilities made it impossible to continue; the part was recast in September 2005.

She appeared in the episode Elephants and Hens of UK TV programme Black Books alongside Tamsin Greig, Olivia Colman.[2]

In 2006, Davis appeared as the 'Fashion TV' host on ABC's hit Ugly Betty, and later that year played writer Lucy Kenwright in NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, she appeared in several episodes of the U.S. series Reaper. In 2010 Davis starred in ITV's six-episode comedy drama, Married Single Other, and also appeared in a guest role in The Mentalist alongside her then husband Owain Yeoman.

Davis also stars in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People.[3] In 2012, Davis had a guest voice part in Family Guy for the episode "Be Careful What You Fish For". Davis appeared in series two, episode 8 of the BBC series Death in Paradise (2013). She became a Patron for the performing arts group Theatretrain in 2012.[citation needed]

Personal life

Davis is the daughter of comedian Jasper Carrott. She underwent a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with kidney failure during a medical examination that she underwent prior to taking up her role in Pride & Prejudice. Her mother, Hazel, donated the kidney.[4] Around Christmas 2005 she was hospitalised once again because of kidney failure, but has since recovered. Davis is also a diabetic.[5]

On 9 December 2006, Davis married Welsh actor Owain Yeoman at St Paul's Cathedral, London. The wedding was attended by fellow The Office stars and writers. Davis was entitled to marry there as her father was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year's Honours in 2002[6] and St Paul's contains the chapel of the order. The couple divorced in October 2011.[citation needed]

She participated in PETA's campaign against the Queen's Guard's continued use of traditional bearskin caps.[7]

Selected works


  1. "Lucy Davis on Married Single Other". Retrieved 24 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Black Books". Retrieved 24 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. First Look: Images From 'Some Guy Who Kills People'! from
  4. "Comedian's daughter saved by kidney transplant". BBC. 23 December 1997. Retrieved 30 December 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "The Office star Davis hospitalised for kidney failure". 2 January 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Office star marries at St Paul's". BBC. 9 December 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Lucy Davis Bares Skin to Save Bears' Skin". PETA. Retrieved 27 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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