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Lydia Leonard as Penny Kent

Penny Kent (played by Lydia Leonard)

Gerald Fedden often says he couldn't do without Penny Kent, his researcher. In turn, Penny is devoted to her boss. Perhaps a little too devoted.

Lydia Leonard

Lydia studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School*, where she performed in plays including Love's Labours Lost and Twelfth Night. After graduating in 2003, she won a BBC Radio Drama Carleton Hobbs bursary. Her radio credits include playing Lady Mabel in a twelve-part adaptation of Anthony Trollope's series of political novels, and Goodwill in The Pilgrim's Progress.

On-screen, she had an ongoing role in 50s-set detective series Jericho* starring Robert Lindsay, and has had guest roles in Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War*. She also appeared in classical epic Rome, playing the wife of Pompey Magnus, Julia, who dies in childbirth. Pompey was played by Line of Beauty co-star Kenneth Cranham.

Lydia recently appeared on stage as Polyxena in a Royal Shakespeare Company* production of Hecuba starring Vanessa Redgrave.

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    Episode 1
    Episode 2 transmitted 9pm, May 24 2006
    Episode 3 transmitted 9pm, May 31 2006


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