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Creator / Angel Coulby

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A Guyanese-British actress (born 30th August 1980 in Islington, London) who has appeared in a number of British television shows, including small parts in CASUAL+Y, The Bill, Doctor Who and Hustle, before landing her best-known role as Guinevere in the BBC's fantasy series Merlin - a revisionist take on the character in which she grows from a lowly servant to the future Queen of Camelot.

Loved by directors for her versatility, and loved by fans for her ability to go from dorky to Regal to everything inbetween. So...they love her for the same thing really.

She has also done voice-overs for the L'Oreal Paris advertisements.

She has one son, born in 2018.


Tropes associated with her career:

  • I Am Not Spock: Angel indirectly referenced this trope in an interview to publicize Dancing on the Edge in which she voiced her pleasure that the miniseries aired so soon after Merlin had finished. Having worked on the minseries in the hiatus between seasons four and five of the show, her appearance as a jazz singer so quickly on the heels of Merlin immediately dislodged the image people had of her as Guinevere.
  • Star-Making Role: It was not five years as Guinevere on Merlin that got her the most attention, but her Small Role, Big Impact role on Dancing on the Edge in which she was able to show off her singing talent and was used extensively in publicity.
  • Those Two Actors: She has turned up in a startling number of works with Anthony Head.