Harriet A. Thorpe is an English actress who portrayed Wakanda in a deleted scene of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.[1]

Training: Central School of Speech and Drama.

Harriet is best known as Carole in the BBC's popular Brittas Empire and Fleur in Absolutely Fabulous. More recently, she appeared as Madame Morrible in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), opposite Jason Donovan as Mrs Lovett in John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd (TMA Awards Best Supporting Performance in a Musical nomination) and as Fraulein Kost in Rufus Norris's production of Cabaret (West End).

Theatre includes: Several seasons at the National Theatre, in the Richard Eyre and David Hare company in Pravda and The Government Inspector Futurists, Peter Gill's A Long Time Gone, Howard Davies's All My Sons and Mick Gordon's A Prayer for Owen Meany. Also, Kyla in Poor Superman directed by Marianne Elliott (Royal Exchange, Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards Best Actress nomination) and Lady Reveller in The Bassett Table (Bristol Old Vic/Tricycle).

West End: Mme Thénardier in Les Misérables, The Vagina Monologues, Jackie O and Under the Doctor.

Regent's Park Open Air: Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Maria in Twelfth Night, The Queen in Cymbeline and Queen Elizabeth in Richard II.

Other theatre includes: Timothy Sheader's Streetcar to Tennessee (Young Vic) and Ida Arnold in Michael Attenborough's Brighton Rock (Almeida)

Film includes: Recently completing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Also, Merchant Ivory's Maurice, Greystoke, Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet, Zeffirelli's Toscanini, Suzie Gold, Head of the WI in Calendar Girls, The Calling and S.N.U.B.

Television includes: Recently, Material Girl (BBC, January 2010), Victoria Wood's Christmas Special (December 2009), Midsomer Murders, Casualty, The Bill, Doctors and Alexi Sayle's Stuff.

Work with French and Saunders includes: Girls on Top, French and Saunders, Murder Most Horrid, Mirrorball and The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle.

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Notes and references

  1. Harriet Thorpe's resumé from Gavin Barker Associates Ltd.
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