Ruth Gemmell

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NameRuth Gemmell
Age56 years
BirthdayOctober 1967
Net worth$1.5 million

Ruth Gemmell is a distinguished British actress who has been a dynamic presence in film, television, and theater for over three decades. She has a reputation for being a very versatile and talented actress due to her diverse range of roles and performances. This article delves into her career, notable works, and impact on the entertainment industry.

Some of her famous movies are: Fever Pitch (1997),Hideous Kinky (1998),Solomon & Gaenor (1999),Lighthouse (2000),Love Me Forever (2008),Warrior Queen (2003),Before You Go (2002),Nil by Mouth (1997),You Can Thank Me Later (1998),The Village (2013),Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (2015),Great Expectations (1999),Collateral (2018),The Wicker Tree (2011),Gypo (2005),Deep Water (2006),Up There (2012),The Waiting Room (2007),Doomsday (2008),Peaches (2000),Bridgerton (2020-2021, TV Series),Home Fires (2015-2016, TV Series),Silent Witness (1997, TV Series),The Bill (1993, TV Series),Waking the Dead (2004, TV Series),Midsomer Murders (2004, TV Series) etc.

Ruth Gemmell

Gemmel’s early career started when she got a chance to play various roles in British television series. She made her debut in the early 1990s, when she appeared in shows like Casualty and The Bill. The directors quickly caught her attention, leading to more significant opportunities.

Net worth 

Ruth’s net worth is estimated to be above $1.5 million dollars. Her primary source of income is her successful acting career, endorsements, public appearances, and other ventures. She may also have invested in an estate.. However, the details of it are not publicly disclosed.

Early Life, Education, and Parents

Ruth Gemmell was born on January 2, 1967, in Bristol, England. She grew up in County Durham and later attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she enhanced her acting skills. Her training at this prestigious institution laid the foundation for her successful career in the performing arts. She has three older brothers and a sister. She used to live with her mother in Durham; however, after her parents divorced, she went to London, where her father lived, to pursue acting. 

Ruth Gemmell



1991Who Needs a HeartAbigail
1996A Stiff DrinkWomanShort film
1997Fever PitchSarah Hughes
2006January 2ndClaire
Love for SaleLonely LadyShort film
2007ElaEla’s Mum
The Imaginary GirlMother
2008Gone FishingImogen
2010FSarah Balham
2012Storage 24Sarah
2013ChrysanthemumJanetShort film
2019Cliffs of FreedomVarvara Vakrinos


1995The BillSue LathamEpisode: “Woman of Substance”
Band of GoldGina DicksonEpisode: “Sold”
1996Kavanagh QCJenny NorrisEpisode: “Men of Substance”
Short Sharp ShocksKateEpisode: “Everywhere”
Silent WitnessKerry CoxRecurring role (series 1)
1997Peak PracticeChristine HigsonEpisode: “Home Truths”
The Perfect BlueJoTelevision film
1998MacbethLady MacduffTelevision film
1999The BillJane JoyceEpisode: “Sex, Lies and Videotape”
The AlchemistsJulia BannermanTelevision film
Four FathersNicola Yallop3 episodes
2001Holby CityDiana CalderEpisode: “Extra Time”
2002Dalziel and PascoeRachel WallerEpisode: “For Love Nor Money”
Waking the DeadDI Jess Worrall2 episodes
2003The BillCarol Evans3 episodes
The Inspector Lynley MysteriesJeannie Waring“Playing for the Ashes”
Murder in MindLiz WillisEpisode: “Landlord”
SpooksMiranda1 episode
2004Tracy Beaker: The Movie of MeCarly BeakerTelevision film
Blue DoveJenny PageMiniseries
2005Midsomer MurdersAnne MerrickEpisode: “The House in the Woods”
2006The Afternoon PlayRachelEpisode: “Are You Jim’s Wife?”
A Touch of FrostChristine HarrisEpisode: “Endangered Species”
Silent WitnessDI Beth AshdownEpisode: “Terminus: Part 2”
2007Five DaysDr Tobolska3 episodes
2008Agatha Christie’s PoirotMiss SweetimanEpisode: “Mrs. McGinty’s Dead”
SummerhillRoseTelevision film
2008–2009Waking the DeadLinda CummingsGuest role (series 7–8)
2009Trial & RetributionKay SatchellEpisode: “Shooter: Part 1”
PrimevalKatherine Kavanagh2 episodes
EastEndersDebra Dean11 episodes
The BillRebecca Sands2 episodes
2010LewisRobyn StrongEpisode: “Your Sudden Death Question”
CasualtyKate MargolinEpisode: “No Place Like Home”
Law & Order: UKMel GarveyEpisode: “Confession”
Moving OnJoanneEpisode: “Losing My Religion”
2011The FadesAliceTV mini-series
2012Inside MenRebeccaTV mini-series
2013Father BrownMartha QuintonEpisode: “The Wrong Shape”
Dancing on the EdgeLady Winnet1 episode
Holby CityAmanda Layton2 episodes
Coming UpLynnEpisode: “Big Girl”
2013–2014UtopiaJen DugdaleRecurring role (9 episodes)
2014Silent WitnessEllie BrookeEpisode: “Undertone: Parts 1 & 2”
Inspector George GentlyIrene SeddonEpisode: “Gently Between the Lines”
CasualtyDC Monica DarlingEpisode: “Deadfall”
2015Midsomer MurdersDiana CarnarvonEpisode: “A Vintage Murder”
Penny DreadfulOctavia PutneyGuest role (series 2)
2015–2016Home FiresSarah CollingborneMain role
2017RansomLaurieEpisode: “Girl on a Train”
2018DoctorsDCI Gail Hargreaves2 episodes
2020–presentBridgertonLady Violet BridgertonMain role
2021My Mum Tracy BeakerCarly Beaker
2023Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton StoryLady Violet BridgertonMain role
Ruth Gemmell

Controversies and relationships

Ruth has quite a low profile when it comes to controversy. She has managed to maintain a professional reputation in the entertainment industry. Ruth Gemmell was previously married to actor Ray Stevenson. They married in 1997 but divorced in 2005. Gemmell has kept her personal life relatively private since then, and there have been no widely reported relationships following her divorce from Stevenson.

Most-asked questions

Who plays Mother Bridgerton?

Ruth Gemmell, played by Ruth Gemmell in Bridgerton

What role did Ruth Gemmell play in Doc Martin?

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Does Ruth Gemmell have kids?

Ruth Gemmell is childless, as she did not have any children from her marriage with Ray Stevensons.

Does Ruth Gemmell have social media?

Ruth Gemmell has an Instagram account (@ruthgemmell_), where she uploads photos and videos.

Who is the main lady in Bridgerton?

Ruth Gemmell is the main lady in Violet Bridgerton.

More Info

Height1.68 m
Weight55 kg
BirthplaceBristol, England

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