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Vinette Robinson

Vinette Robinson
Full name
Vinette Robinson
Date Of Birth
Place Of Birth
Bradford, England, UK
FAO: Vinette Robinson
c/o United Agents Ltd.
12-26 Lexington Street
London W1F 0LE, UK

Having reached the age of 13, Vinette Robinson decided she no longer wanted to study to become a barrister, following a reading of a Charles Causley poem at a literary festival. Instead she became intent on becoming an actor, and following her television debut in 1999 in 'The Cops' for the BBC, her education proceeded with that in mind, spending three years at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, joining alumni that include Angela Lansbury, Minnie Driver, Amanda Root, Julia Ormond, and Terence Stamp.

Her credits include roles in 'Doctor Who' [S3E7; '42'] opposite David Tennant and Freema Agyeman, 'Cold Feet', 'Hustle', 'Casualty', 'Murphy's Law', the entire fifth series of 'Waterloo Road' as Helen Hopewell. She replaced Zawe Ashton as Sergeant Sally Donovan in 'Sherlock', appearing in both series. In film, she has appeared in Mike Leigh's 'Vera Drake' [2004] and 'Powder' [2010].

On stage her credits include 'Measure for Measure' [2004] at the National Theatre, a sequence of four plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2005, and a national tour of 'War & Peace' [2008]. In late 2011 and early 2012 Vinette played Ophelia opposite Michael Sheen as Hamlet in a sold out season at the Young Vic in London.

Series 4

The Six Thatchers  * S4E1

The Lying Detective  * S4E2

The Final Problem  * S4E3


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