Who is Lucy Gutteridge?
Lucy Kérimée Gutteridge was born in Lewisham, London, England, on 28 November 1956 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds British nationality. She is a retired actress, perhaps still best known for having portrayed the lead character in the biographical drama mini-series “Little Gloria… Happy at Last” in 1982, starring Angela Lansbury, Maureen Stapleton and Martin Balsam, and which is about an 11-year old girl who has to choose whether she wants to live with her mother or father, as they are divorcing and fighting over her custody.
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For her performance, Lucy was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Actress in a Leading Role – Mini-Series or Television Film.
What happened to her and where is she today?
Lucy retired from acting in 1993, and has since stayed away from the spotlight. It is widely believed that she is a married woman, and over the years mostly focused on raising her daughter.
Childhood and education
Lucy was raised in London alongside her two sisters – Cosima Farah Gutteridge and Anne-Marie Morwenna Gutteridge – by their father Major Bernard Hugh Gutteridge who was a poet and a writer, and their mother Nabila Farah Kérimée Halim who was the daughter of the Egyptian prince Muhammad Said Bey Halim.
Lucy attended a local high school at which she was mostly focused on practicing her acting skills at the school’s drama club, and appeared in over 10 plays before matriculation in 1974 – she then attended college and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting in 1977.
Roles in movies
Lucy made her debut film appearance in 1978, when she portrayed the supporting character Mia in the drama movie “The Greek Tycoon”, which starred Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset and Raf Vallone, and follows the life of the Greek tycoon Theo Tomasis. Only two months later, Lucy starred as “Betzi” in the eponymous historical film about the imprisonment of Napoleon Bonaparte on the island of St Helena.
The year 1981 saw Lucy star as Lorraine Wade in the romantic adventure mystery movie “Seven Dials Mystery”. Three years later, she portrayed Hillary Flammond in the critically acclaimed comedy musical “Top Secret!”, written and directed by Jim Abrahams and David Zucker, and which also starred Val Kilmer and Peter Cushing in a parody of spy movies about World War II. Lucy went on to appear in several more movies, such as the family fantasy film “A Christmas Carol”, the adventure fantasy mystery three-hour long movie “Arthur the King”, and the war movie “Hitler’s S.S.: Portrait in Evil” while the year 1985 saw her star as Miss Benton in the drama film “Edge of the Wind” which also starred John Mills and Omar Sharif.
Lucy made her debut short film appearance when she was cast to play the lead role in the mystery film “If Looks Could Kill: The Power of Behaviour” in 1986.
The year 1987 saw Lucy play Mrs. Lennox in the family film “The Secret Garden”, and then gaind recognition several months later after starring as Mona in the action adventure comedy film “The Trouble with Spies”. Three of her final roles in movies before retiring from acting were in the adventure film “Tusks” and the romantic movie “The Woman He Loved” both in 1988, and in the comedy “Grief” in 1993, written and directed by Richard Glatzer.
Roles in TV series
Lucy made her debut TV series appearance in 1978, when she played Alys in five episodes of the biographical history series “The Devil’s Crown” and in the same year, guest starred as Jennie in two episodes of the series “The Sunday Drama”.
The following years saw her appear in single episodes of several series, such as the crime mystery “BBC2 Play of the Week” in 1978, the drama “BBC2 Playhouse” in 1979, and the fantasy series “Hammer House of Horror” in 1980. She gained recognition in the same year after portraying the lead character Linda in seven episodes of the drama series “Love in a Cold Climate”.
In 1982, Lucy was cast to play three characters in three episodes of the mini-series “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”, and went on to play Hermes in the episode “Redundant! Or the Wife’s Revenge” of the series “Live from Pebble Mill”, and Sophie Fullgarney in the episode “The Gay Lord Quex” of the drama series “BBC Plays of the Month”.
Lucy’s final roles in TV series before retiring were in the episode “In the Name of Love” of the horror mystery series “Deadly Nightmares” in 1987, three episodes of the comedy horror series “Tales of the Unexpected” in 1988, and two episodes of the romantic war mini-series “Till We Meet Again” in 1989.
Love life and relationships
Lucy met the actor Andrew Hawkins in 1975, when they were shooting together for a TV series and they started dating not long after the shooting was over – Andrew is perhaps best known for being the son of the famous British actor Jack Hawkins, while some of the movies Andrew has appeared in include “Tomorrow Never Dies”, “Chariots of Fire” and “Top Secret!”. The two married in a private ceremony in London in 1978, and a year later Lucy gave birth to their daughter Alice. However, things didn’t work out between them, and they divorced in 1983.
Lucy has been staying away from the spotlight since her split from Andrew, but there are rumors claiming that she has remarried and moved away to the countryside – as these rumors haven’t been confirmed, the assumption is that as of August 2020 Lucy is single, has married once, and has one daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Lucy’s main passion is reading books, mostly focused on history books, especially those covering the World War II and the former Russian ruling family The Romanovs.
She travelled a lot during her 20s and 30s and it became sort of a hobby of hers – she has since been to nearly every US state, as well as all around Europe, vacationing in cities such as Rome in Italy and Marseille in France.
Lucy is a lover of animals and has had many dogs and cats since her teenage years.
She is a romantic and likes receiving flowers and chocolate as gifts.
Lucy has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley and Angelina Jolie, and some of her favorite movies are “Last Tango in Paris”, “On the Waterfront” and “The Wild One”.
Age and height
Lucy’s age is 63. She has brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 115lbs (52kgs).
As of August 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.