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Lou Gish
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    (May 25, 1967-February 20, 2006)
    Born in London, England, United Kingdom
    Birth name was Louise Curram
    Portrayed Julia Davis on ' Coupling ,' Bernice on 'New Tricks,' Angela Chalmers on 'Casualty,' Anne Davison on 'Doctors,' Beth Morris on 'Wire in the Blood,' Dawn on 'The Vice,' Wendy Atkins on 'Where the Heart Is,' Sarah Ward on 'Hope & Glory,' Jennifer on 'Microsoap,' Claire on 'Holding the Baby' and Tesni on 'Game-On'
    Performed on stage in 'Look Back in Anger,' 'The Talented Mr. Ripley,' 'Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs' and 'Design for Living'
    Acted in 'Bent' (1997)
    Acted on the British soap 'EastEnders'
    She did not get a professional acting role until her mid twenties.
    She did not land a TV role until she was nearly 30.
    She shaved three years off her birth date, claiming to be born in 1970.
    Her acting career in TV series is exclusively supporting roles.
    She took her mother's maiden name (Gish) as her own.
    She was a versatile actress whose roles ranged from soft and feminine to hard and mannish.
    She was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, but continued working until 2005, when her cancer reappeared.
    She died of cancer at just 38 years old.
    She died of cancer less than a year after her mom died of cancer.
    Her parents were both actors (Roland Curram and Sheila Gish). Her father Roland, divorced her mom and announced he was gay.
    Julie Christie was her godmother.
    Much of her family were actors including Ewan McGregor.
    Her stepdad, Denis Lawson, acted in 'Star Wars.'
    She was heavily in demand for supporting roles on British TV.
    As a student she wrote an article for Harpers Magazine.
    Her hobby was creating charcoal life drawings, line drawings and watercolors. She was good enough to have her work exhibited.

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