Birth Name: Julia Sawalha
Birth Place: London, England, GB
American audiences may also recall the petite actress in two acclaimed costume dramas, the "Masterpiece Theatre" miniseries "Martin Chuzzlewit" (PBS, 1995), in which she was the wife of an abusive husband, and "Pride and Prejudice" (A&E, 1996), in which she was the flighty, marriage-minded Lydia Bennett. Sawalha has not had much of a big screen career to date. Her debut was in a small part in the little-seen "Buddy's Song" (1991). She was shown to much better comic advantage in Kenneth Branagh's "A Midwinter's Tale/In the Bleak Midwinter" (1995), as a nearsighted, scatterbrained actress playing Ophelia in a rag-tag theatrical production. Sawalha reached her widest audience to date as the...