Lucy Robinson
Lucy Jane Robinson

1966 (age 57–58)
London, England
Years active1989–present
Nicholas Murchie
(m. 1999)
ParentRobert Robinson

Lucy Jane Robinson (born 1966) is a British actress working mostly in television.

Her television roles include Louisa Hurst in Pride and Prejudice (1995), Robyn Duff in the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth series of Cold Feet, Mayoress Christabel Wickham in the second series of The Thin Blue Line and Pam Draper in Suburban Shootout. She has also played Frau Clovis, secretary to the Duke of Manhattan, in the Doctor Who episode "New Earth" and Mrs. Elton in the 1996 TV adaptation of Emma. She also appeared in a single episode of the ‘IT Crowd’ as a prospective employer to Jen. She had a role as Harriet Burgess in EastEnders, and appeared in a single episode of BBC TV children's series Powers.[1] In 2006 she played the part of Louise Mallory in 'Expiation', the final episode of the first series of Lewis. She has also appeared in ITV drama William and Mary as Mrs Rick, alongside Martin Clunes and Julie Graham. She has more recently worked alongside Clunes in Doc Martin, in which she played cellist Holly.

On the big screen she played Janey in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Judith in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. On stage, in 2014, she played the part of 'Liz', (the younger of two versions of Queen Elizabeth II) in the Moira Buffini play Handbagged.[2] Lucy Robinson's roles as a voice actor include Lydia Gwilt in Wilkie Collins' Armadale.

Her father was the journalist and presenter Robert Robinson.[3] She is married to the actor Nicholas Murchie.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Clarissa Deb 3 episodes
1994 Heartbeat Jennifer Radcliffe 3 episodes
1994−1995 Revelations Rachel Rattigan 24 episodes
1995 All Quiet on the Preston Front Kim Episode: "Polson's Lilo"
Pride and Prejudice Mrs Hurst 6 episodes
1996 Emma Mrs Elton Television film
The Thin Blue Line Dame Cristabelle Wickham 3 episodes
1996, 2002 Casualty Paula Rogers / Margaret Laker 2 episodes
1997 Frighteners Mother Episode: "If You Meet a Fairy..."
Harry Enfield and Chums Unknown Episode: "Harry Enfield and Christmas Chums"
1998 Dressing for Breakfast Sarah 3 episodes
Get Real Suzy Episode: "Patches"
A Rather English Marriage Susan Television film
1998−2002 The Bill Joely Fleming / Sgt. Jane Snowden / Carol Bryant 3 episodes
1999 Nancherrow Laura Cox 2 episodes
Big Bad World Sophie Fraser Episode: "Be Nice to Posh People"
2000 Beast Judy Episode: "Talking Dirty"
2001 People Like Us Unknown Episode: "The Mother"
Peak Practice Abbey Preston Episode: "Bad Tony"
2002 Animated Tales of the World Maid (voice) Episode: "Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep"
Rescue Me Sara Episode: "Episode #1.1"
Barbara Vickie Episode: "Weekend"
The Biographer Julie Pretty Television film
Wire in the Blood Jilly Davies Episode: "Shadows Rising: Part 2"
Celeb Interviewer Episode: "The Love Child"
2003 Down to Earth Mrs. Webster Episode: "Moving On"
Carla Pathologist Television film
A Touch of Frost Antonia Knight Episode: "Another Life"
2003-2020 Cold Feet Robyn Duff 17 episodes
2004 Powers Cora Hamilton Episode: "Things That Go Bump"
William and Mary Helen Fisk Episode: "Episode #2.4"
Family Affairs DI Kathryn Warren-Hall 3 episodes
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Janey
Rosemary and Thyme Norah Westward Episode: "Up the Garden Path"
2004-2019 Doctors Various 6 episodes
2005 Bernard's Watch Veronica Green Episode: "Learn to Earn"
2005-2014 Holby City Sally Downing / Jill Livingston / Lowri Delaney 4 episodes
2006 Doctor Who Frau Clovis Episode: "New Earth"
Brief Encounters Fiona Deary Episode: "Ted"
Donovan Olivia Baldwin Episode: "Episode #2.3"
2006-2007 Suburban Shootout Pam Draper 11 episodes
2007 Lewis Louise Hayward Episode: "Expiation"
The Royal Lady Isabella Martindale 2 episodes
HolbyBlue Karen Hooper Episode: "Episode #1.5"
Sex, the City and Me Janet Reynolds Television film
Doc Martin Holly Episode: "The Holly Bears a Prickle"
2008 Eastenders Harriet 4 episodes
The IT Crowd June Episode: "Tramps Like Us"
2009 Missing Sarah Banberry Episode: "Episode #1.3"
U Be Dead Kay Scudder Television film
2010 New Tricks Kate Smythe Episode: "Coming Out Ball"
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Judith
2012 Being Human Dr. Wilson Episode: "A Spectre Calls"
2013 Call the Midwife Matron Episode: "Episode #2.3"
Coronation Street Prosecution Barrister 5 episodes
2015 National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem Ursula
2016 The Hollow Crown Young Cecily 2 episodes
Letters from Baghdad Lady Molly Trevelyan
2017 PrankMe Mrs. Perkins TV series
2019 London Kills Supt. Gina Vincent Episode: "Connected"
2022 Charity Rebecca Short film
Ridley Lisa Varnham Episode: "Swansong"


  1. ^ Action TV Online - Powers episode guide
  2. ^ 'Handbagged' programme. Vaudeville Theatre.
  3. ^ "Robinson, Lucy". BFI Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2008.