Honeysuckle Weeks

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Honeysuckle Weeks

Born

8/1/1979, Chichester, West Sussex, England

Birth Name

Honeysuckle Weeks

Gender

Female
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Honeysuckle Weeks was educated at Roedean and Oxford, where she took a degree in English. For three months in 1998 followed took a History of Art course in Florence, where she wrote and produced a play. She is the sister of two other young actors, Perdita and Rollo…more

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  • Trivia

    • She may be best known as Samantha Stewart, Foyle's assistant in the Second World War era detective series Foyle's War.

    • Honeysuckle played Viola in a Theatre Royal, Plymouth, touring production of Twelfth Night from September to December, 2005, opposite Matthew Kelly as Malvolio.

    • She appeared in a 14-minute film from the National Film and Television School called 77. It's about a teenage couple in a Sussex village in 1977, and Honeysuckle's part is called Ruth. The film was shown at an event called the Aspen Shortsfest in 1998.

    • In a stage production of Hamlet at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, in 1998, Honeysuckle played the part of Hamlet's friend Rosencrantz, who is usually a man, but in this production Rosencrantz was a woman.

    • Honeysuckle took part in some of the comedy sketches in BBC TV's December 2000 Christmas Special of Victoria Wood With All The Trimmings.

    • She was reported to be dating the actor Andrew N. Robertson.

    • Honeysuckle read (or majored in, as they say in the U.S.) English literature at Oxford University and got a second class honours degree. She now has her M.A.

    • In 2004, she was nominated for a National Television Award (Most Popular Newcomer) for Foyle's War (2002).

    • Honeysuckle was a child actress - her first screen appearance was in the TV show Goggle Eyes (1993) when she was thirteen.

    • Her earliest years were spent in South Wales, where she was born, but she later moved to London.

    • Her parents are named Robin and Susan Weeks.

    • While spending a year in Florence to study the history of art, she wrote a play and produced it in a monastery.

    • She has a sister called Perdita Weeks (born 1985) and a brother called Rollo Weeks (born 1987), both actors.

    • She was educated at Roedean School and Pembroke College, Oxford.

    • She starred in a commercial for Tango Clear.

  • Quotes

    • Honeysuckle Weeks: (on her fling with Hugh Grant) He was charming, funny and sharp, not the bumbling idiot of his films. Hugh is famed for his roving eye, so I never took it too seriously and we have since parted.

    • Honeysuckle Weeks: I think to be a good actor you need either a good experience of life or education, or both.

    • Honeysuckle Weeks: I have been given stick about my name, but everyone is teased about something. It can sometimes be awkward, for instance when I am introduced to someone in a club. I have occasionally said my name is Holly.

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