Gina Bellman

- Sophie Devereaux
British actress Gina Bellman is familiar to television audiences around the world for her performance as the unforgettable kook Jane in the hit British series Coupling. She recently co-starred in such British television productions as Jekyll, Napoleon, Nearly Famous and Ted and Ralph. She first caught the British publicís attention when she was cast in the title role in Dennis Potterís groundbreaking and controversial miniseries Blackeyes. She is currently contributing to a new conceptual series for the BBC titled The CGI Sketch Show.

Bellman is an accomplished stage actress, regularly performing at the Royal National Theatre and in Londonís West End. Most recently, Mike Leigh directed her in his play Two Thousand Years. Her other theatrical credits include Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick, which won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy; Insignificance, in which she played Marilyn Monroe; and the West End production of Speed the Plow. She also portrayed Ophelia in Sir Peter Hallís production of Hamlet.

Bellmanís film performances include such movies as Leon the Pig Farmer, Paranoid, Six Days to Live, Sitting Ducks, Silent Trigger and Dennis Potterís Secret Friends. In the United States., she has appeared in such independent films as Zerophilia and Permanent Vacation.

Born and raised in New Zealand, Bellman got her start in the business appearing at the age of 15 in The Crucible at the Royal National Theatre. A keen writer, she has published comment and travel articles and has contributed to the Observer newspaper.