Christina Cole

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Christina Cole
ChristinaColeSept10.jpg
Cole in September 2010
Born (1982-05-08) 8 May 1982 (age 39)
London, England
Alma materOxford School of Drama
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present

Christina Cole (born 8 May 1982) is an English actress known for portraying Cassie Hughes in the Sky One supernatural television series Hex.

Early life[edit]

Born in London, Cole is the eldest of three siblings. She has a younger sister, Cassandra, and a brother, Dominic. Her mother is a telecentre manager and her father is a driving instructor.[1] Cole trained at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2002.[2]

Career[edit]

Cole won the role of Clarissa Payne in What a Girl Wants (2003), while still at drama school. She graduated early to begin filming. She was then cast as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.[3]

Cole's first lead role was that of Cassie Hughes in Hex. She portrayed Cassie for the whole of the first season and the first three episodes of the second. Upon her departure, the character was killed off.[4] Co-star Jemima Rooper has stated that the reason for Cole's exit from the series was that she wanted to move on.[5]

After leaving Hex, Cole went on to appear as Blanche Ingram in the critically acclaimed BBC television serial Jane Eyre and guest starred as Lilith in the Doctor Who episode "The Shakespeare Code". She provided an audio commentary for the episode on the DVD release of the series' third series alongside David Tennant.[6]

Other roles include a small part in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), as the receptionist at the Ocean Club Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas, and Diana Mann in the pilot episode of Cane, Cole's first appearance on American television. She has also appeared as Mel on the ITV sitcom Sold,[7] as Jenny Walker in The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007), and as Charlotte Warren in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008).

Cole once again played alongside Jemima Rooper as Caroline Bingley in Lost in Austen.[8]

In 2009, Cole played Dr. Sarah King in Poirot: Appointment with Death.[9] In 2009, Cole was cast in the lead role for a failed pilot prepared for Fox[10] about a brilliant surgeon who endures adult-onset schizophrenia.[11] That same year she also appeared in the films Surviving Evil and Doghouse.

In 2012, Cole appeared in a music video for Cheyenne Jackson's "Before You".

Since 2015, Cole has portrayed Dr. Paula Agard on a recurring basis in the USA Network series Suits,[12] and appeared in an episode of the NBC series The Blacklist. The same year she also portrayed Mrs Sprot in the BBC's Partners in Crime series, in two episodes adapting Agatha Christie's N or M?.

In 2016, Cole opened at the Playhouse Theatre as Stevie in the world premiere of Matthew Perry's play The End of Longing.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 What a Girl Wants Clarissa Payne
2006 Casino Royale Ocean Club Receptionist
2007 The Deaths of Ian Stone Jenny Walker
2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Charlotte Warren
2009 Doghouse Candy
Surviving Evil Phoebe Drake
2010 Close Up Woman Short
2011 Blitz WPC
2012 Before You Woman Short
2013 Mutual Friends Beatrice
2015 Jupiter Ascending Gemma Chatterjee

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Project Lizzie Television film
2003 Foyle's War Violet Davies Episode: "Among the Few"
All About Me Sarah 2 episodes
2004 He Knew He Was Right Nora Rowley Miniseries, 4 episodes
Agatha Christie's Marple Lettice Protheroe Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2004–05 Hex Cassandra 'Cassie' Hughes Lead role, 9 episodes
2005 Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder Rose Harsent Episode: "The Case of Rose Harsent"
2006 Jane Eyre Blanche Ingram Miniseries, 4 episodes
2007 Doctor Who Lilith Episode: "The Shakespeare Code"
Sea of Souls Rebecca Muir 2 episodes: "The Prayer Tree: Parts 1 & 2"
Cane Diana Mann Episode: "Pilot"
Sold Mel 6 episodes
Comedy Showcase: Ladies and Gentlemen Elizabeth Television film
2008 Lost in Austen Caroline Bingley Miniseries, 4 episodes
Agatha Christie's Poirot Sarah King Episode: "Appointment with Death"
2009 Maggie Hill Maggie Hill Television film
Emma Mrs. Augusta Elton Miniseries, 2 episodes
2010 Human Target Princess Victoria of Wales Episode: "Victoria"
Midsomer Murders Sarah Sharp Episode: "The Silent Land"
2011 CHAOS Adele Ferrer Main role, 13 episodes
Breakout Kings Lilah Tompkins Episode: "Queen of Hearts"
Lewis Claire Gansa Episode: "The Mind Has Mountains"
Time Machine: Rise of the Morlocks Angela Television film
2013 Silent Witness Janice Masters Episode: "True Love Waits" (2 parts)
Second Sight Gemma Television film
2014 The Assets Louisa Tilton Miniseries, 8 episodes
Rosemary's Baby Julie Miniseries, 2 episodes: "Night One" & "Night Two"
2015 Partners in Crime Mrs. Sprot 3 episodes: "N or M?: Parts 1, 2 & 3"
New Tricks Carmen Creswell Episode: "The Russian Cousin"
The Blacklist Alice Episode: "The Djinn" (No. 43)
Lumen Jaime Hartman Television film
2015–18 Suits Dr. Paula Agard Recurring role, 17 episodes
2017 SS-GB Mrs. Sheenan Miniseries, 4 episodes
The Indian Detective Robyn "Bob" Gerner Miniseries, 4 episodes
2018 Innocent Louise Wilson Miniseries, 4 episodes
2020 Van der Valk Heidi Berlin Episode: "Death in Amsterdam"
Strike Izzy Chiswell Series 4: Lethal White, 4 episodes

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Eldar (voice)
The Surge Voice
2018 Vampyr Carol / Loretta / Sabrina & others (voices)
Call of Cthulhu Sarah Hawkins & others (voices)

Theatre[edit]

  • Romeo and Juliet, Theatr Clwyd, October 2002 to November 2002 (playing Juliet)[14]
  • The Tempest, Pegasus Theatre, February 2003 (role unknown)[15]
  • The Lightning Play, Almeida Theatre, November 2006 to January 2007 (playing Tabby Morris)[16]
  • The Magistrate, National Theatre, 14 November 2012 to 10 February 2013 (playing Charlotte). Streamed live to cinemas across the UK.
  • The End of Longing, Playhouse Theatre, February 2016 to May 2016 (playing Stevie)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ He Knew He Was Right Press Pack Archived 16 May 2004 at the Wayback Machine BBC Press Office. 2004-03-30
  2. ^ "Foyle's War "Among The Few" Publicity Release". Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Production of Romeo and Juliet | Theatricalia". theatricalia.com. Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  4. ^ Virginia Heffernan (1 July 2007). "Witchy Girls on a Mission: The Dark Side of Cliques". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Hew Factor". Northern Echo. 15 October 2005. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Doctor Who – The Complete Third Series (2007)". Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  7. ^ "The Stage / News / ITV launches estate agents-based comedy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  8. ^ ITV | Period Drama | Lost in Austen Archived 18 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "ITV: Agatha Christie's Poirot: Appointment With Death". A2MediaGroup. 24 May 2008. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (26 February 2009). "Christina Cole set to star in Fox drama pilot". The Hollywood Reporter. p. 6. Archived from the original on 1 March 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Shows A-Z – maggie hill on fox | TheFutonCritic.com". Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  12. ^ Debnath, Neela (20 March 2018). "Suits season 7: Who is Harvey Specter's girlfriend Paula? Who is Christina Cole?". Express.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 February 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  13. ^ "The End of Longing in London starring Matthew Perry from 2 February through to 14 May 2016 - theatre tickets and information". www.thisistheatre.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Romeo and Juliet, Directory of Performance Listings | Arts Archive". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  15. ^ "The Tempest, Directory of Performance Listings | Arts Archive". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  16. ^ "The Stage / Reviews / The Lightning Play". Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  17. ^ "The Guardian / Reviews / The End of Longing". Archived from the original on 20 September 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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