Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes is an English actress, born in London and educated at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. She began her career in a number of literary adaptations, including Our Mutual Friend (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), Tipping the Velvet (2002), and The Canterbury Tales (2003). She portrayed Zoe Reynolds in the BBC espionage drama series Spooks from 2002 to 2004, followed by her co-lead performance as Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010), for which she won a Glamour Award. She played leading roles in the 2010 revival of Upstairs, Downstairs, the limited series The Casual Vacancy (2015), The Missing (2016), and the ITV comedy-drama The Durrells (2016–2019). Hawes was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her performance in Jed Mercurio's police procedural Line of Duty as DI Lindsey Denton. She teamed again with Mercurio for the 2018 thriller Bodyguard in which she played Home Secretary Julia Montague. Hawes has also appeared in films, including Death at a Funeral (2007) and High-Rise (2015), and she provided the voice of Lara Croft in a series of Tomb Raider video games.

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The Bank Job (2008)

Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Daniel Mays

Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Daniel Mays

A Cock and Bull Story (2005)

Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars with actor Rob Brydon, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Rob Brydon  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Shirley Henderson

Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars with actor Rob Brydon, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Rob Brydon  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Shirley Henderson

The Avengers (1998)

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Uma Thurman  •  Sean Connery  •  Patrick Macnee

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Uma Thurman  •  Sean Connery  •  Patrick Macnee

Complicity (2000)

Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge and Cameron ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Brian Cox  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Paul Higgins

Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge and Cameron ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Brian Cox  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Paul Higgins

The Last September (2000)

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Warner
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Maggie Smith  •  Keeley Hawes  •  David Tennant

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Warner
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Maggie Smith  •  Keeley Hawes  •  David Tennant

The Moonstone (1996)

Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility) and Keeley Hawes (Karaoke) star in this sumptuous adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery, the first detective novel ever written. The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond was stolen from the head of the Moon God, in its shrine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bierman
CAST:  Greg Wise  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Terrence Hardiman  •  Mellan Mitchell

Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility) and Keeley Hawes (Karaoke) star in this sumptuous adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery, the first detective novel ever written. The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond was stolen from the head of the Moon God, in its shrine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bierman
CAST:  Greg Wise  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Terrence Hardiman  •  Mellan Mitchell

Lucky Jim (2003)

A rollicking adaptation of Kingsley Amis's first novel, Lucky Jim stars Stephen Tompkinson as Jim Dixon, a luckless lecturer at a provincial British university, trying to make a splash with his pompous boss, Professor Neddy Welch (Robert Hardy). Jim is also trying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Robert Hardy  •  David Ryall  •  Helen McCrory

A rollicking adaptation of Kingsley Amis's first novel, Lucky Jim stars Stephen Tompkinson as Jim Dixon, a luckless lecturer at a provincial British university, trying to make a splash with his pompous boss, Professor Neddy Welch (Robert Hardy). Jim is also trying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Robert Hardy  •  David Ryall  •  Helen McCrory

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)

Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Newman
CAST:  Aneurin Barnard  •  Michael Sheen  •  Lena Headey  •  Sam Neill

Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Newman
CAST:  Aneurin Barnard  •  Michael Sheen  •  Lena Headey  •  Sam Neill

The Cater Street Hangman (1998)

With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Hellings
CAST:  Keeley Hawes  •  Eoin McCarthy  •  Peter Egan  •  John Castle

With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Hellings
CAST:  Keeley Hawes  •  Eoin McCarthy  •  Peter Egan  •  John Castle

Me and Mrs. Jones (2003)

Tabloid journalist Liam Marple, sets about to dig up dirt on Laura Bowden, the new British Prime Minister. Posing as a political fundraiser, Liam gains entrance into Number 10 Downing, where he promptly wins the confidence of the idealistic PM.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Morshead
CAST:  Caroline Goodall  •  Peter Firth  •  Robson Green  •  Philip Quast

Tabloid journalist Liam Marple, sets about to dig up dirt on Laura Bowden, the new British Prime Minister. Posing as a political fundraiser, Liam gains entrance into Number 10 Downing, where he promptly wins the confidence of the idealistic PM.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Morshead
CAST:  Caroline Goodall  •  Peter Firth  •  Robson Green  •  Philip Quast

Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baillie Walsh
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Harry Eden  •  Miriam Karlin  •  Jodhi May

An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baillie Walsh
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Harry Eden  •  Miriam Karlin  •  Jodhi May

Othello (2001)

With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London of the near future, a crime-ridden ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Christopher Eccleston  •  Eamonn Walker  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Richard Coyle

With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London of the near future, a crime-ridden ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Christopher Eccleston  •  Eamonn Walker  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Richard Coyle

Under The Greenwood Tree (2005)

Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Laughland
CAST:  Keeley Hawes  •  James Murray  •  Terry Mortimer  •  Richard Leaf

Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Laughland
CAST:  Keeley Hawes  •  James Murray  •  Terry Mortimer  •  Richard Leaf

After Thomas (2006)

Television film adaptation of the true story ("A Friend Like Henry" by Nuala Gardner) of a young autistic boy and his extraordinary friendship with his dog, Thomas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Shore
CAST:  Keeley Hawes  •  Ben Miles  •  Andrew Byrne  •  Lorraine Pilkington

Television film adaptation of the true story ("A Friend Like Henry" by Nuala Gardner) of a young autistic boy and his extraordinary friendship with his dog, Thomas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Shore
CAST:  Keeley Hawes  •  Ben Miles  •  Andrew Byrne  •  Lorraine Pilkington

High-Rise (2015)

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Luke Evans

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Luke Evans

The Lady Vanishes (2013)

Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whille on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and travel home alone. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diarmuid Lawrence
CAST:  Tuppence Middleton  •  Tom Hughes  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Julian Rhind-Tutt

Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whille on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and travel home alone. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diarmuid Lawrence
CAST:  Tuppence Middleton  •  Tom Hughes  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Julian Rhind-Tutt

A Is for Acid (2002)

Dramatisation of the true story of the notorious 'acid bath murderer' John Haigh, who murdered women and disposed of their bodies in vats of acid in the 1940's. He was only caught when the gallstones of one of his victims failed to dissolve in the acid and were ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Bradbeer
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Richard Hope  •  Celia Imrie

Dramatisation of the true story of the notorious 'acid bath murderer' John Haigh, who murdered women and disposed of their bodies in vats of acid in the 1940's. He was only caught when the gallstones of one of his victims failed to dissolve in the acid and were ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Bradbeer
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Richard Hope  •  Celia Imrie

Fungus The Bogeyman (2015)

Raymond Briggs' classic family story about smelly monsters, dangerous humans and what happens when the things that go bump in the night move in next door comes to life on Sky 1. Timothy Spall, Victoria Wood and Keeley Hawes star  (more)

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CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Victoria Wood  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Marc Warren

Raymond Briggs' classic family story about smelly monsters, dangerous humans and what happens when the things that go bump in the night move in next door comes to life on Sky 1. Timothy Spall, Victoria Wood and Keeley Hawes star  (more)

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CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Victoria Wood  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Marc Warren

10 Years of Tomb Raider: A GameTap Retrospective (2008)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: 10 Years profiles the creators, the games, the live-action models, and the fans who have collectively made Tomb Raider a pop culture phenomenon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Peeler
CAST:  Keeley Hawes  •  Karima McAdams  •  Nell McAndrew

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: 10 Years profiles the creators, the games, the live-action models, and the fans who have collectively made Tomb Raider a pop culture phenomenon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Peeler
CAST:  Keeley Hawes  •  Karima McAdams  •  Nell McAndrew

Death at a Funeral (2007)

A myriad of outrageous calamities befall an eccentric English clan with more than a few skeletons in its closets, when its patriarch dies an unexpected death. Soon, every complication imaginable befall the grief-stricken mourners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Andy Nyman  •  Ewen Bremner

A myriad of outrageous calamities befall an eccentric English clan with more than a few skeletons in its closets, when its patriarch dies an unexpected death. Soon, every complication imaginable befall the grief-stricken mourners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Andy Nyman  •  Ewen Bremner
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