Tamsin Greig

Tamsin graduated from Birmingham with a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts in 1988.

Why she is outstanding

Performances in cult comedies Black Books and Green Wing made the award-winning actress a household name. Her acting credits range from from The Lenny Henry Show to The Diary of Anne Frank, Jane Austen’s Emma, People Like Us, Dr Who and Love Soup and she is the sultry voice of Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4’s The Archers.

In 2006, Tamsin returned to the stage after a long absence, winning an Olivier and London Critics’ Award for her role as Beatrice in the RSC’s Much Ado About Nothing. She has also appeared in the West End production of God of Carnage and the National Theatre’s production of Gethsemane, a new play by David Hare which also toured. In early 2010 she played the lead in The Little Dog Laughed at The Garrick Theatre in London.

Did you know?

Before becoming an actress, Tamsin was an administrator for the Family Planning Association.