Lucy Ursula Griffiths is a British actress probably best known for her roles as Marian on the BBC drama “Robin Hood” and Nora in “True Blood.” She was most recently cast on the NBC drama pilot “Constantine,” in which she’ll play a woman targeted by demons.
Lucy Griffiths was born and raised in England, and as a child participated in theatre groups. She was a member of the National Youth Theatre. An agent discovered her when she was 16. She later attended Varndean College.
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Lucy Griffiths has a diploma in mime (who knew?) from a famous school in Paris. She calls Marcel Marceau her greatest artistic influence. As for her career, she said, “It’s the kind of career where luck comes into a lot of it…I was in the right place at the right time.” She shared that she’s been approached about posing in British men’s magazines. “That’s not what I’m about. I’m not a prude, but I have very strong opinions about what is and isn’t beautiful.”
As for the acting lifestyle, Lucy Griffiths said, “It’s quite tempting to go out to parties and have all that attention. I’m sure I would enjoy it for a couple of weeks. After that, it would drive me a bit nuts.”
She said, “I don’t watch a great deal of television because I don’t have a television and I don’t have a huge catalog of films that I’ve watched, either. When I do watch things, they tend to be a lot of comedies.”
As for being thrown into a sex scene in “True Blood,” she said, “It’s funny…you just get on with them and they can be fun. It can feel quite liberating to not be able to think twice and not be able to consider your inhibitions. You don’t have a choice” (collider.com).
Aside from acting, she enjoys ice skating, dancing, skiing and swimming. Her dream vacation would be to go skiing in Canada. Lucy Griffiths is single and currently resides in Los Angeles.