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Georgia Slowe
Born (1966-06-03) 3 June 1966 (age 55)
London, England
(m. 1993; div. 2000)

Georgia Slowe (born 3 June 1966) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Perdita Hyde-Sinclair on the British soap opera Emmerdale from 2006 to 2008.

Slowe received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her performance as Juliet in a 1989 production of Romeo and Juliet.

Early life

Slowe was born to Jewish parents. Her mother is from Hungary and her father from a Russian family. The family surname was originally Slovedinski, which was anglicized to Slowe. She has one sister, Tania, who is three years older. Her mother, Zsuzsi, left Hungary after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 at the age of 16.[1]


Slowe began acting when she was a child and in a career that has spanned nearly 30 years, she played young Maggie Tulliver in the 1978 BBC production of The Mill on the Floss, she has worked alongside Denholm Elliott (Marco Polo), Jenny Agutter (Secret Places), Angela Lansbury (The Company of Wolves), Oliver Reed (Black Arrow) and Richard Chamberlain (Wallenberg). As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Georgia has starred in numerous theatre productions, including Romeo & Juliet, where she played the doomed heroine twice, alongside Mark Rylance and David Harewood. She and David had a short relationship during the production. In 1989, Georgia was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Romeo & Juliet.[citation needed]

She made a guest appearance on The Family Channel's Zorro as the Native American maiden, Keenona, in its episode "Rites of Passage".[citation needed]

In 2006, Slowe appeared in the long-running serial drama Emmerdale as the new lady of the manor, Perdita Hyde-Sinclair. Her final appearance was broadcast on 22 July 2008, an episode which, for the first time in over three months, had higher viewership than the BBC soap EastEnders.[2]

In 2011, she appeared in the short film Lab Rats.[citation needed] She is a writer and co-producer of the 2014 short film Four Tails, in which she also played a leading role.[3]

Slowe has set up a film production company Slowe Motion Film.[4]

Personal life

Slowe was married to Ray Kelvin (founder of the Ted Baker clothing chain) from 1993 until they divorced in 2000. They have two sons.[1] Slowe married photographer Stuart McClymont in 2017.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Secret Places Cordelia
1984 The Company of Wolves Alice
1987 The Inquiry Sara
2010 Lab Rats Dr. Rita Riles


Year Title Role Notes
1978–1979 The Mill on the Floss Maggie Tulliver / Young Maggie 3 episodes
1979 The Enchanted Castle Mabel 6 episodes
1980 Mackenzie Lisa Isaacs 2 episodes
1982 The Confessions of Felix Krull Zouzou 5 episodes
1982 Marco Polo Caterina 2 episodes
1983 Fraulein Else Fraulein Else Television film
1985 Black Arrow Joanna
1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Hannah Moritz
1986 You'll Never See Me Again Margaret Alden
1987 I'll Take Manhattan Young Lily 2 episodes
1987 Boon Guiseppina Episode: "Papa Mafia"
1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank Margot Frank Television film
1989 Crossbow Beatrice Episode: "The Magician"
1990 Zorro Kinona Episode: "Rites of Passage"
1992 Witchcraft Judy Lomax 2 episodes
1993 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Nurse Jane Harben Episode: "The Nursing Home Murder"
1993 A Bright New Hope for Mankind Persephone Television film
2006 Genie in the House Bonnie Swift Episode: "Do You Want to Dance?"
2006–2008 Emmerdale Perdita Hyde-Sinclair 68 episodes
2019 Agatha Raisin Ellen Partle Episode: "The Curious Curate"
2020 Bridgerton Guest 2 Episode: "Oceans Apart"


  1. ^ a b "Georgia Slowe interview".
  2. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (23 July 2008). "TV ratings: Audiences plummet for BBC's Eastenders and Bonekickers". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Four Tails". Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ "SloweMotionFilm". SloweMotionFilm. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  5. ^ Kirk, Tristan (22 January 2020). "Soap actress in a lather as she loses fight over hot tub at £4.4m home". Evening Standard. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
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