Known for movies
as Lisa / Lisa Fowler
Press Gang (1989-1993)
as Julie Craig
The Haunting of Ellie Rose (2015)
as Ellie Rose
Close to Home (1989-1990)
as Kate Shepherd / Kate Short Info
Date Of Birth June 25, 1970 Spouse Richard Taggart Fact Was in a relationship with former EastEnders (1985) co-star Steve McFadden (1999-2003).
Lucy Benjamin is an English actress, best known for her role as Lisa Fowler on the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Born in Reading, Berkshire, Benjamin began her career in 1992 when she was cast as Lisa Fowler on EastEnders. She played the role for six years, before leaving the show in 1998.
Benjamin has since appeared in a number of television programmes and films, including The Bill, Holby City and Love Actually. In 2015, she made her stage debut in the play The End of Longing.
Benjamin has been married twice; first to actor Paul Grunert, with whom she has two children, and then to actor Michael French. She has a net worth of £3 million.
Full Name Lucy Benjamin Date Of Birth June 25, 1970 Height 1.52 m Profession Actor Education Redroofs Theatre School Nationality English Family
Spouse Richard Taggart Children Bessie Jo Taggart, Rosie Taggart Siblings Benjamin Baker Accomplishments
Nominations National Television Award for Most Popular Actress TV Shows Jupiter Moon, Press Gang, EastEnders, Close to Home Social profile links Quotes
# Quote 1 I used to be obsessive about the gym, but these days I don't do any exercise at all. A good old bonk is all you need to burn off your calories. Facts
# Fact 1 Ranked #38 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Lisa Fowler (2015). 2 Is a fan of Coronation Street (1960). 3 Delivered her daughter Bessie via Caesarean section. 4 Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her daughter Rosie in order to begin rehearsing for the stage adaptation of "Peter Pan". 5 Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her daughter Bessie in order to film an episode of Kingdom (2007). 6 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 40, a daughter Rosie Taggart on 13 April 2011. Child's father is her husband, Richard Taggart. 7 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Bessie Jo Taggart on 21 November 2006. Child's father is her husband, Richard Taggart. 8 Met future husband Richard Taggart on a flight to Dubai in July 2005; they became engaged 3 months later. 9 Is one of 9 EastEnders (1985) actors to have competed in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002). The others, in chronological order, are Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), Sid Owen (Ricky Butcher), Elaine Lordan (Lynne Hobbs), Dean Gaffney (Robbie Jackson), Marc Bannerman (Gianni di Marco), Joe Swash (Mickey Miller), Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher) and Laila Morse (Mo Harris). 10 Participated in the 9th series of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002) in 2009, finishing 11th out of 13 celebrities. 11 Her EastEnders (1985) character Lisa Shaw became the 11th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Lisa had a daughter Louise (played initially by Brittany Papple and later Tilly Keeper), born on 5 November 2001. 12 Ranked #34 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Lisa Fowler (2010). 13 Was in a relationship with former EastEnders (1985) co-star Steve McFadden (1999-2003). Movies Actress
Title Year Status Character Doctors 2006-2015 TV Series Gina Stewart / Tracey Morrel The Haunting of Ellie Rose 2015 Ellie Rose Casualty 2004-2015 TV Series Gina Taylor / Denise Ellisson New Tricks 2015 TV Series Lesley Carmichael Detectorists 2014 TV Series Maggie Holby City 2012 TV Series Lois Earnshaw EastEnders 1998-2010 TV Series Lisa
Lisa Fowler Missing 2009 TV Series Sandra Taylor Kingdom 2008 TV Series Patricia Wright The Battersea Ripper 2006 The Afternoon Play 2003 TV Series Amanda Dangerfield 1997 TV Series Audrey Bremner The Bill 1996 TV Series Ingrid Jupiter Moon 1990-1996 TV Series Fiona McBride Bottom 1995 TV Series Nurse Class Act 1994 TV Series Berryl Chapman Murder Most Horrid 1994 TV Series Katherine Press Gang 1989-1993 TV Series Julie Craig Close to Home 1989-1990 TV Series Kate Shepherd / Kate Star Trap 1988 TV Movie Nancy The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole 1987 TV Series Sharon Botts Me and My Girl 1985 TV Series Gemma Tindle Up the Elephant and Round the Castle 1985 TV Series Kate Spooky 1983 TV Series Amy / Amelia Doctor Who 1983 TV Series Child Nyssa Beau Geste 1982 TV Mini-Series Young Claudia Self
Title Year Status Character This Morning 2012 TV Series Herself The Wright Stuff 2011 TV Series Herself - Panelist Daybreak 2011 TV Series Herself I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2009 TV Series Herself I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! 2009 TV Series Herself Who Wants to Live Forever? 2009 Video documentary short Herself / Young Nyssa Hell's Kitchen 2009 TV Series Herself Loose Women 2005-2009 TV Series Herself All Star Family Fortunes 2008 TV Series Herself EastEnders Christmas Fall Outs 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself The Xtra Factor 2006 TV Series Herself Richard & Judy 2006 TV Series Herself The X Factor: Battle of the Stars 2006 TV Movie Herself The Weakest Link 2001-2004 TV Series Herself Abbamania: We Say Thank You for the Music 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself Abbamania 2 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer GMTV 2001-2004 TV Series Herself Stars in Their Eyes 2004 TV Series Herself / Gwen Stefani Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2003 TV Series Herself RI:SE 2003 TV Series Herself Shooting Stars 2002 TV Series Herself EastEnders Revealed 2002 TV Series documentary Herself Dancercise with Lucy Benjamin 2002 Video Herself Breakfast 2001 TV Series Herself The Richard Blackwood Show 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest Appearance This Is Your Life 1999 TV Series documentary Herself The British Soap Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Audience Member Awards Nominated Awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie 2001 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Actress EastEnders (1985)