Ruth Gemmell nationality: Is Ruth Gemmell British? – Ruth Katrin Gemmell is an English actress who was born in Bristol and raised in County Durham, first in Barnard Castle and then in Darlington after her parents divorced.
Gemmell attended Polam Hall School and received his acting training at the Webber Douglas College of Dramatic Art.
Gemmell has appeared in both stage and television productions.
In 1997, she starred in the film Fever Pitch, followed by minor appearances in the television shows EastEnders, Casualty, Home Fires, and Penny Dreadful.
She played the lead character’s mother in Tracy Beaker’s Movie of Me in 2004.
She first appeared in EastEnders as Debra Dean, Whitney Dean’s absentee mother, in January 2009.
In August 2009, she starred as Rebecca Sands in two episodes of The Bill.
In November 2010, Gemmell appeared as Joanne in Episode 8 of Jimmy McGovern’s BBC miniseries Moving On.
Gemmell portrayed Lady Shonagon in the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour production of Robert Forrest’s The Pillow Book in November 2011.
In early 2013, she played Jen, the wife of an unfaithful public servant, in the Channel 4 drama Utopia.
Gemmell played Octavia Putney in five episodes of the television series Penny Dreadful in 2015. She began her role as Lady Violet Bridgerton in the Netflix series Bridgerton in 2020.
Gemmell played Carly Beaker in My Mom Tracy Beaker in 2021.