Saskia Reeves


Saskia Reeves (born 16 August 1961) is a British actress perhaps best known for her roles in the films Close My Eyes (1991) and I.D. (1995), and the 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune.

Born and brought up in London to a Dutch mother and English father, Reeves studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has since worked with directors such as Mike Leigh, Stephen Poliakoff, Michael Winterbottom and Nicholas Hytner.

Early in her career she performed in puppet shows and in satirical revues at the Covent Garden Community Theatre.

Her television credits include Spooks and the Bodies finale. Her stage work includes productions at London's National and Royal Court Theatres as well as on international tour.

In addition to her acting career, Reeves does voice work, including commercial and narration (book readings) for

In 2008, she starred in English Touring Theatre's revival of Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye at the Trafalgar Studios in London.

In 2010 she starred as Anne Darwin, the wife of the famous disappearing canoeist John Darwin (played by Bernard Hill) in Canoe Man, a dramatisation of the John Darwin disappearance case for BBC4 and in the BBC1 series Luther.

In 2011 Reeves played the matriarch, Anna Brangwen, in the first part of William Ivory's two-part adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's novels The Rainbow and Women in Love, first shown on BBC4.

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2003: Rosa - The Tesseract
1999: Maria Ann McCardle - Heart
1995: Miriam - Butterfly Kiss
1990: Antonia McGill - Antonia and Jane
1997: Narrator - A Very British Psycho
2010: Anne Darwin - Canoe Man
1994: Louise Duffield - Traps
1992: The Bridge
2020: Mother - Shadows
1991: Natalie Bryant - Close My Eyes
1991: December Bride
2004: Meryl Rogers - A Line in the Sand
1994: Lady Marsham - Citizen Locke
2016: President - De Premier
2018: Thelma Darke - The Child in Time
2013: Michelle Greene - Mindscape
1999: Mrs. Cratchit - A Christmas Carol
1996: Jean - Different for Girls
1987: Greta Samsa - Metamorphosis
2005: Louisa Doyle - The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle
2010: Ruth Minnen - National Theatre Live: A Disappearing Number
1995: Lynda - I.D.
1984: Linda - Last Day of Summer
1999: Joy - L.A. Without a Map
2016: Tamara - Our Kind of Traitor
2011: Anthea Catcheside - Page Eight
2014: Anthea Catcheside - Salting the Battlefield
2013: Nurse - Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
2009: Mandy Wymer - Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983
2009: Barbara Luddy - Me and Orson Welles

2010: DSU Rose Teller - Luther
2005: Afterlife
2000: Waking the Dead
2003: The Commander
2000: Lady Jessica Atreides - Frank Herbert's Dune
2004: Cassie Mahy - Island at War
2002: Eileen Edwards - The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
2008: The Fixer
1997: Plotlands
2012: One Night
2014: Claire - From There to Here
2011: Anna Brangwen - Women in Love
2017: Mrs. Hales - Redemption Road
2011: Sarah Marsden - Vera
1984: Edwina (uncredited) - A Woman of Substance
2007: Alison McLennan - Lewis
2013: Freya Galdie - Shetland
2011: Frances Compton - Death in Paradise
2020: Connie Petersen - Us
2015: Johane Williamson - Wolf Hall
2020: Helen Laurence - Roadkill