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Michelle Ryan is an English actress who portrayed the character Nimueh in four episodes of Merlin. She is best known in Britain for her role as Zoe Slater in EastEnders, and in North America for portraying iconic superhero Jaime Sommers in the short-lived revival of Bionic Woman. She is one of several Merlin actors with a tie to the Doctor Who franchise, appearing in the 2009 special Planet of the Dead as Lady Christina da Souza, and also narrating the audio book The Rising Night. She also appeared in 6-episode BBC series Jekyll as Katherine Reimer.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

SeriesEdit

  • 2000 - The Worst Witch : Dolorès
  • 2000 - Burnside : A school friend
  • 2000 - 2005 - EastEnders : Zoe
  • 2007 - Jekyll : Katherine Reimer
  • 2007 - Bionic Woman : Jaimie Sommers
  • 2008 - Merlin : Nimueh
  • 2009 - Doctor Who : Lady Christina da Souza (ep. Planet of the Dead)
  • 2009 - Mister Eleven : Saz Paley
  • 2013 - Covert Affairs : Helen Hanson / Teresa Hamilton
  • 2014 - Death in Paradise : Lexi Cunningham (Season 3, episode 2)

TelefilmsEdit

  • 2003 - Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do : Zoe Slater
  • 2006 - Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs : Rose Waters
  • 2007 - Comic Relief 2007: The Big One : Kate
  • 2007 - Mansfield Park : Maria Bertram
  • 2010 - One Night in Emergency : Penny

FilmsEdit

  • 2003 - Eastenders: Slaters in Detention : Zoe Slater
  • 2006 - Cashback : Suzy
  • 2007 - I Want Candy : Lila Owens
  • 2008 - Flick : Sandra Martin
  • 2010 - 4.3.2.1 : Kelly
  • 2010 - Huge : Cindy
  • 2010 - No Ordinary Trifle : Shauna
  • 2011 - Girl Walks into a Bar : Loretta
  • 2011 - Love's Kitchen : Shauna
  • 2012 - Cleanskin : Emma
  • 2012 - The Man Inside : Alicia Sinclair
  • 2012 - Cockneys vs Zombies : Katy
  • 2015 - Andròn : Elanor
  • 2016 - Andròn: The Black Labyrinth : Elanor
  • 2017 - The Last Photograph : Maryam

TriviaEdit

  • Michelle was among the 100 Sexiest Women in the world for the magazine FHM's rankings in the years 2002, 2004, 2005 (in which she came in fourth), and 2007.
  • At the age of 10, she decided to become an actress and joined a local theatre group.

Appearances in MerlinEdit

GalleryEdit

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