Siobhan Hewlett

Biography

Siobhán Kathleen Mary Hewlett born in London. Hewlett was born in London but raised between the west coast of Ireland and Whitstable in Kent. Her father was the comedy sitcom actor Donald Hewlett known for his roles in It Ain't Half Hot Mum and You Rang, M'Lord? Her mother is the actress Therese McMurray. Hewlett attended Wellesley House School, Downe House School and The King's School, Canterbury on art scholarships. Whilst at The King's School, Canterbury she was spotted in a production by the theatrical agent Lorraine Hamilton and subsequently studied acting at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London graduating in 2003. Hewlett's grandmother was the last Captain of The Bluebells, (high kicking dance troupe) who performed around Europe and South America in the 1920s and '30s, working with Mistinguett, Josephine Baker and Jacques Tati. Siobhan's grandfather was a renowned vaudeville knockabout comic. Her maternal grandparents were variety artists represented by Lew Grade, who met whilst performing for the judges and diplomats at the Nuremberg War Trials. Her great-grandmother was the world famous contortionist Cochranes "Eve". Whilst still at drama school at 19, Hewlett was chosen by French film director Antoine de Caunes to play the leading role in Monsieur N a role that required she learned French. Soon afterwards, she starred at the Donmar Warehouse opposite Simon Russell Beale in Christopher Hampton's hit play The Philanthropist to critical acclaim. "The luscious and accomplished Araminta was played by the luscious and accomplished Siobhan Hewlett, whose electrifying stage presence would have stolen any other show." -The independent "And can there have been a funnier seduction scene when Siobhan Hewlett, who gives the vamp the perfect amount of boisterous blankness, ruffles Simon Russell Beale's hair."- The Times Hewlett then starred in the British comedy series Fortysomething opposite Hugh Laurie and Benedict Cumberbatch for ITV. Hewlett then played the leading role in Irina Palm, the indie hit at the Berlin international Film Festival opposite Marianne Faithfull and Kevin Bishop. In 2012, Hewlett started working with comic book writer Alan Moore and photographer/director Mitch Jenkins on a series of films "Showpieces". The first of which starred her solely in the role of "Faith" a journalist from Northampton. "Showpieces" is part of a vast new occult noir fiction called The Show. The first part of the story is told through 3 episodic short films - 'Show Pieces'. Show Pieces' are the first films by Alan Moore written specifically for the screen. The development of the short films led to the creation of a book featuring the full colour storyboards, the original screenplays and tons of additional background material written by Alan Moore about the universe of 'The Show'. Set in the town of Northampton, UK, Show Pieces is an occult noir thriller starring Siobhan Hewlett, Darrell D'Silva and Andrew Buckley. Alan Moore also appears playing a small but important part in the story. Hewlett worked as exec producer on "Showpieces". In 2015 Siobhán and her film director brother Patrick set up the production company 'Rabbit in the Moon Productions' .

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Redemption English Action Movie Stream it Online in HD [2013] June 28, 2013