Cherie Lunghi

Cherie Lunghi

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1952-04-04 (69 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

38 Movies · 37 TV shows

Also Known As: Cherie Mary Lunghi · Cheri Lunghi

Biography

Cherie Mary Lunghi (born 4 April 1952) is an English film, television, and theatre actress, known for her roles in many British TV dramas. Her international fame stems from her role as Guinevere in the 1981 film Excalibur. Her long list of screen, stage, and TV credits include football manager Gabriella Benson in the 1990s television series The Manageress and a series of advertisements for Kenco coffee. She also competed in the 2008 series of Strictly Come Dancing. She is the mother of the actress Nathalie Lunghi.

Personal Life

Lunghi was briefly married to South African student Ralph Lawson after the pair met while studying at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. The 1975 marriage was one of convenience so that Lawson could remain in the UK. The couple never lived together as husband and wife, instead staying in separate homes in Newcastle. Lawson moved back to South Africa two years later to take a new job. She has a daughter, Nathalie Lunghi (b. 1986), with the director Roland Joffé.

Early Life

Lunghi was born in Nottingham. Her father, Alessandro Lunghi, was Italian.She was raised by her mother, aunt and grandmother, seeing her father only occasionally. Lunghi has described herself as feeling "different" as she did not have a mother and father like other children. Lunghi attended Richmond Grammar School in North Yorkshire but has said that she was not academic and far more interested in make believe.

Movies & TV shows

2018.

1 Movie
Patrick

Patrick

2018
A woman's life becomes more complicated when she takes her grandmother's dog.

2017.

1 Movie
Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story

Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story

2017
The remarkable story of Raleigh, the bicycle manufacturer who grew from humble beginnings in the backstreets of Nottingham to rapidly become the biggest bike maker in the world.

2014.

1 Movie
Hidden Histories: WW1's Forgotten Photographs

Hidden Histories: WW1's Forgotten Photographs

2014
The story of soldiers' photography in the First World War is told in a documentary. Few were prepared for the horrors they were about to witness when the British and German soldiers marched off to war...

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Excalibur: Behind the Movie

Excalibur: Behind the Movie

2013
The making of John Boorman's 1981 movie, Excalibur, is examined in this retrospective documentary. The film Excalibur told the tale of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone and helped start the caree...
When Calls the Heart

When Calls the Heart

2013
In 1910, a young teacher named Elizabeth Thatcher was afraid to leave her comfortable world in the city. When she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds a new purpose and loves the ...

2011.

1 Movie
Love's Kitchen

Love's Kitchen

2011
Rob Haley is a chef and restauranteur in London. After receiving encouragement from his famous friend and TV Chef Gordon Ramsay, Rob decided to liven up his life by turning a run-down country pub into...

2009.

2 TV shows
TV
Versailles

Versailles

2009
The story of the rise and fall of one of Europe's most splendid palaces is recreated in a drama-documentary series.
TV
The Old Guys

The Old Guys

2009
The Old Guys is a British comedy television series about two aging housemates. Sally is attractive to the pair, who live across the street. After Roy's wife deserted him, Tom moved in with him. Tom ha...

2008.

1 TV show
TV
Apparitions

Apparitions

5.55
2008
Apparitions is a BBC drama about Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, who examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorci...

2007.

2 TV shows
TV
Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Secret Diary of a Call Girl

6
2007
She is doing pleasure with you. The real-life adventures of a high-class escort are the subject of a witty and provocative series. Even though juggling her own reality with her clients' fantasies can ...
TV
Lewis

Lewis

6
2007
Oxford's learned inhabitants throw tough cases at Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway.

2006.

3 TV shows
TV
Hotel Babylon

Hotel Babylon

2006
A British television drama series based on the book of the same name was produced by Carnival Films and aired from January 2006 to August 2009. The show ended after its fourth series, leaving the fina...
TV
The One Show

The One Show

2006
A magazine-style daily television programme is broadcasted on the UK's most popular television channel. The programme is hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker from Monday to Thursday and Chris Evans on ...
TV
Casualty 1900s

Casualty 1900s

2006
The lives of doctors and nurses a hundred years ago are shown in these medical series, which include true cases, characters and events taken from the London Hospital records, nurse's ward diaries and ...

2004.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
The Open Doors

The Open Doors

2004
The Open Doors is a short film that was made in Britain. H. Michael Sheen, Charlotte Ritchie, and Cherie Lunghi are in the movie.
TV
Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

2004
A British genealogy documentary series in which celebrities discover secrets from their past.
Viper in the Fist

Viper in the Fist

2004
There was a time in 1920. Jean and his older brother were living happily in their family estate in Brittany until the death of their grandmother. The return of their mother, who is a descendant of fai...
TV
Agatha Christie's Marple

Agatha Christie's Marple

6.11
2004
Miss Jane Marple is an elderly spinster living in a quiet village. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon murders she helps solve. Although ...
TV
The Brief

2003.

1 TV show
TV
New Tricks

New Tricks

2003
The fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service are the subject of New Tricks. It is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to investigate unsol...

2002.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
The Seasons Alter

The Seasons Alter

2002
William Shakespeare is the inspiration for the play.
TV
Cutting It

Cutting It

2002
They are partners in love and business. They own a hair salon with sisters who work there. The news that a rival hairdresser has bought a property across the road is a blow to the two people who are c...
TV
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

6
2002
Barbara Havers is assigned to work with DI Thomas Lynley to solve murders.

2000.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Back to the Secret Garden

Back to the Secret Garden

6
2000
The garden that Mary, Colin, and Dickon have been to before is discovered by a young person living in a stately home.
TV
Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

4.67
2000
A detective team uses new techniques to solve old crimes.

1999.

1 Movie
Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil

Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil

1999
The French ship Le Reve was captured. The young man who pulled off the coup is angry with the Captain of the French ship. The Governor of Gibraltar invited Hornblower to dine with him and his wife. Th...

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Hornblower

Hornblower

1998
Hornblower is a series of television shows. S. The series was shown in the US on A&E.
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

1998
Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.

1997.

1 TV show
TV
Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders

6
1997
The Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to eliminate the innocent and pursue the guilty.

1996.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Moloney

Moloney

1996
Sometimes Nick Moloney is torn between his duty to uphold the law and his doctor-patient confidentiality.
TV
Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe

6
1996
British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-...
TV
Strangers

Strangers

1996
Anthology series of stand alone episodes about Americans in Paris and the sometimes tragic and sometimes uplifting relationships, trysts and loves they find there.
The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

1996
When a teenaged girl moves to England with her brothers and parents, she's not at all happy. There's a ghost and a blood stain on the fireplace. She wants to go back home and her dad is ready to send ...

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Buccaneers

The Buccaneers

5.33
1995
Four American girls have a hard time breaking into the upper-crust society of New York because of their new money background. The young women set sail for England and the English aristocracy after Lau...
Jack & Sarah

Jack & Sarah

1995
Jack lands on his feet. When he weds Sarah, he lands on his feet. He lands on his feet when he buys a home. When Sarah went into labour, he fell down the stairs. He discovers he is deficient in the sp...

1994.

1 Movie
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

1
1994
"Frankenstein" tells the story of a young doctor who becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life after the death of his mother. The creation of a monster was the result of his experiments. It...

1993.

2 Movies
A Question of Guilt

A Question of Guilt

1993
The brutal murder of a woman appears to be an open and shut case. But while there is a suspect and a signed confession, the lack of a credible motive still nags the investigating officer and prosecuti...
Silent Cries

Silent Cries

1993
The island of Singapore was occupied by the Japanese in 1942. Innocent civilians, including women and children, were taken prisoner during the take-over. The story of a group of women who band togethe...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
Covington Cross

Covington Cross

1992
Covington Cross is a British/American television series that was broadcast on the ABC in the United States from August 25 to October 31, 1992. The program also aired in the United Kingdom and was sche...

1991.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Manageress

The Manageress

1989
The Manageress is a television series about a woman who becomes manager of a professional football team. It ran from 1989 to 1990 and had two seasons. The series starred Cherie Lunghi as Gabrielle Ben...
The Man Who Lived at the Ritz

The Man Who Lived at the Ritz

1989
An American art student is trapped amidst the political turmoil of war-torn Europe while visiting Paris and staying at the Ritz hotel. The fellow ignores it and continues to live a high-life.

1988.

2 Movies
Intrigue

Intrigue

1988
A spy is looking for someone.
To Kill a Priest

To Kill a Priest

1988
A priest is killed in Poland for speaking out against the Communist regime.

1987.

2 Movies
The Lady's Not For Burning

The Lady's Not For Burning

1987
A war and world weary soldier tries to talk a witch-hunting cleric into hanging him, when the beautiful Jennet is also committed for hanging as a witch.
Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

1987
Two guys meet, one American, a deserter from the US army, and they are drawn together by their love of music. The adventure began when they bought an ice cream van and started a mobile disco service. ...

1986.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Monocled Mutineer

The Monocled Mutineer

1986
There was a rebellion at the Etaples Training Camp on the eve of the Battle of Passchendaele. After the mutiny, the handsome Percy Toplis takes flight, dressed as a British officer, to start a love af...
Letters to an Unknown Lover

Letters to an Unknown Lover

1986
Two allied soldiers escape from a Nazi POW camp to Lyons, where they are welcomed by mademoiselle Helene.
Harem

Harem

1986
A young British woman is held captive in a harem. At first she tries to escape, but as they get to know each other the difference is between a captor and a captive.
The Mission

The Mission

1986
A slave hunter is converted to Christianity when a Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to convert Indians. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they have to defend it against the Portug...
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series.

1985.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Parker

Parker

1985
An Australian businessman is trying to find out why he was kidnapped and then released with no explanation.
Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

1985
"Huis Clos" is a play by Jean-Paul Sartre.
TV
EastEnders

EastEnders

1985
Albert Square is a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London.
King David

King David

1985
The life of Israel's king David is the subject of a movie.

1984.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Desert of Lies

Desert of Lies

1984
Play by Howard. Two expeditions were lost in the desert.
TV
Strangers and Brothers

Strangers and Brothers

1984
As World War II looms in Europe, an ambitious young English lawyer embarks on his tempestuous career, and even stormier romantic life. Based on the novel series of the same name by C.P. Snow.
TV
Master of the Game

Master of the Game

9
1984
Kate Blackwell remembers her father's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. Revenge, lust, betrayal, manipulation, and murder are all part of the family history.
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

1984
Benedick and Beatrice fight their merry war of words. But when Beatrice's friend, Hero, is humiliatingly jilted by Benedick's best friend, Claudio, Benedick has to choose which side he's on. But unkno...

1983.

1 Movie
The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

1983
There is a doctor and a detective in the movie. The Great Mogul is the second largest diamond in the world.

1982.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Showdown at Eagle Gap

Showdown at Eagle Gap

1982
A group of honest Texas homesteaders have been threatened by a land mogul, and when the innocent suffer justice must be served in director William Witney's action-packed, post-Civil War western. In a ...
TV
Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

1982
A middle-aged professor's young bride and his assistant plan to commit a double murder disguised as a "Crime Passionel", but discover too late that one of their intended victims has become a fellow co...
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

1982
The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.
Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

1982
A middle-aged professor's young bride and his assistant plan to commit a double murder, but discover too late that one of their intended victims has become a conspirator.
TV
The Agatha Christie Hour

The Agatha Christie Hour

1982
Agatha Christie wrote ten short stories for the program. There were romances, supernatural themes, and a couple adventures. All came from the pen of Agatha Christie, all were entertaining and each dra...

1981.

1 Movie
Excalibur

Excalibur

1
1981
The story of Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and his death is told in a strange adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory'...

1980.

2 Movies
'Tis Pity She's a Whore

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

1980
As a result of an incestuous relationship with her brother, Annabella is pregnant with Lord Sorenzo's child. The original 17th century play was set in Italy and the action takes place in Victorian Eng...
The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

1980
One man's defiant stand against the hypocrisy of polite society is the theme of the comic masterpiece. The film was shot in Paris.

1979.

1 TV show
TV
Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected

1979
Tales of the Unexpected was a British television show from 1979 to 1988. The stories were often funny and sinister. Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You were written by the author o...

1978.

2 TV shows
TV
BBC Television Shakespeare

BBC Television Shakespeare

1978
The plays of William Shakespeare are the subject of a series of British television adaptations. It was transmitted in the UK from 1978 to 1985 and spanned seven series. The first episode of the series...
TV
Edward and Mrs Simpson

Edward and Mrs Simpson

1978
While still the Prince of Wales, Edward VIII met a married American woman. When King George V dies, their relationship causes uproar in the palace and parliament. Simpson gets divorced and King Edward...

1976.

1 TV show
TV
Bill Brand

Bill Brand

1976
Bill Brand was selected as the Labour candidate for the textile constituency after the death of the sitting Labour Party Member of Parliament.

1964.

1 TV show
TV
Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

6.2
1964
A series of adaptions of "Sherlock" was produced by the British television company. This was the last screen of the story.
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