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SpouseJonathan R. Fraser, Sean Bean
FactOlder sister of comedian Hal Cruttenden.

Abigail Cruttenden is an English actress. She was born on 17 March 1967 in London, England. Her parents are Michael Cruttenden and Sheila Gish. She has two sisters, Kate and Emma. She was educated at the independent St Paul’s Girls’ School in London. She then studied drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Cruttenden made her professional debut in the play The Cherry Orchard in 1988. She has since appeared in numerous television, film and theatre productions. Some of her notable television roles include Sarah Beaumont in the soap opera Emmerdale, DI Kate Ashurst in The Bill and Dr. Helen Trent in Holby City. She has also appeared in the films Sense and Sensibility (1995), The English Patient (1996) and Vanity Fair (2004).

Cruttenden has been married to actor Martin Shaw since 1991. They have two daughters, Rosie and Molly.

Cruttenden has a net worth of $3 million.

General Info

Full NameAbigail Cruttenden
Height1.68 m


SpouseJonathan R. Fraser, Sean Bean
ChildrenEvie Natasha Bean, Merle Fraser
ParentsJulia Cruttenden
SiblingsHal Cruttenden


MoviesDenial, The Theory of Everything, Charlotte Gray, Hideous Kinky, Sharpe's Justice, Jane Eyre, Sharpe's Mission, Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Regiment, P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang, Into the Blue, Intimate Contact
TV ShowsSharpe, Teenage Kicks, The Robinsons, Anna Karenina, Love on a Branch Line, Benidorm, Doctors and Nurses, Mog

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1Older sister of comedian Hal Cruttenden.
2Ex-stepmother of Lorna Bean and Molly Bean.
3Her mother, Julia Cruttenden, runs the stage make-up school Greasepaint in London. The school is renowned as one of the best training grounds for make-up artists in the world.
4Her grandmother, Cynthia Coatts, runs the Rosslyn School of Dance and Drama in London.
5Daughter Evie Natasha born - father is actor Sean Bean. [November 1998]



Await Further Instructions2016post-productionBeth
Denial2016/IIJanine Stone
Fresh Meat2016TV SeriesOregon's Mum
The Batsman and the Ballerina2015ShortJane
Not Going Out2014-2015TV SeriesAnna
Citizen Khan2015TV SeriesVirginia
The Outcast2015TV Mini-SeriesAnne Rawlins
The Theory of Everything2014Isobel Hawking
The Royal Bodyguard2012TV SeriesMary Town-Jones
Benidorm2007-2009TV SeriesKate Weedon
The Green Green Grass2009TV SeriesDoctor
Teenage Kicks2008TV SeriesKate
The Commander: The Devil You Know2007TV MovieJudy Thornton
Sex, the City and Me2007TV MovieAli
Foyle's War2007TV SeriesEvelyn Richards
The Robinsons2005TV SeriesVicky Robinson
Doctors and Nurses2004TV SeriesDr. Lucy Potter
Rosemary & Thyme2003TV SeriesPatsy Connolly
Helen West2002TV SeriesEmily Eliot
Charlotte Gray2001Daisy
Sword of Honour2001TV MovieKerstie Kilbannock
Anna Karenina2000TV Mini-SeriesBetsy
Monarch of the Glen2000TV SeriesLizzie MacDonald
The Canterbury Tales1998TV SeriesEmily (English version, voice)
Hideous Kinky1998Charlotte
Into the Blue1997/ITV MovieHeather Mallender
Sharpe's Waterloo1997TV MovieJane Sharpe
Sharpe's Justice1997TV MovieJane Sharpe
Sharpe's Revenge1997TV MovieJane Sharpe
Jane Eyre1997TV MovieBlanche Ingram
Ruth Rendell Mysteries1997TV SeriesAnnabel Lynes
Sharpe's Mission1996TV MovieJane Gibbons
Sharpe's Siege1996TV MovieJane Gibbons
Sharpe's Regiment1996TV MovieJane Gibbons
Performance1994TV SeriesClara Browning
Love on a Branch Line1994TV Mini-SeriesBelinda
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes1991TV SeriesMiss Violet Merville
Van der Valk1991TV SeriesElse
Centrepoint1990TV Mini-SeriesSaskia
Coasting1990TV SeriesEmma Conway
TECX1990TV SeriesMarijke Van Den Broeck
Agatha Christie's Poirot1989TV SeriesGeraldine Oglander
The Bell-Run1988TV MovieGudrun Glover
Intimate Contact1987TV SeriesNell Gregory
The Storyteller1987TV SeriesPrincess
Mog1985-1986TV SeriesMiranda
Storyboard1983TV SeriesEmma
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang.1982TV MovieAnn Lawton
BBC2 Playhouse1981TV SeriesYoung Elizabeth

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Sharpe: The Legend1997VideoJane Gibbons

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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