Geraldine Somerville Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Sonali Rawat
Feb 08, 2024 By Sonali Rawat
Originally Published on Feb 17, 2023
Edited by Sonali Rawat
Geraldine Somerville is a famous Irish actress.
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About Geraldine Somerville

Geraldine Somerville is an Irish actress born in County Meath, Ireland.

She got her first break in the TV series 'Casualty'. She appeared in only one episode.

Still, it was enough to land several other roles, including a TV movie called ‘The Black Velvet Gown’ and the series ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’. Geraldine wowed television audiences as DS Jane Penhaligon in the series 'Cracker’. Television audiences were so impressed she was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress. Geraldine Somerville was only 34 years old when she landed the sought-after role of Lily Potter in the Harry Potter films.

Geraldine Somerville Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Geraldine Somerville’s net worth?

Geraldine’s net worth is $1.5 million.

How much does Geraldine Somerville earn per year?

There isn’t information on what Geraldine Somerville earns annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Geraldine Somerville?

Geraldine Somerville is 5 ft 8 in (1.7 m) tall.

How old is Geraldine Somerville?

Geraldine Somerville was born in County Meath, Ireland, on May 19, 1967, which makes her 55 years old.

Childhood And Education

Geraldine Somerville was born Geraldine Margaret Agnew-Somerville in County Meath, Ireland. She didn’t spend much of her childhood in County Meath. She was raised on the Isle of Man. Nobility runs in her blood as her father is Sir Quentin Charles-Agnew-Somerville, 2nd Baronet. Her mother is Hon. Margaret April Irene Drummond. Her maternal grandfather is John Drummond, 15th Baron Strange. Her maternal aunt was Cherry Drummond, 16th Baroness Strange. Geraldine Somerville has an older sister named Amelia Rachel, who owns a restaurant with her husband in Australia. Her younger brother is a poet named James Lockett Charles Agnew-Somerville. She was a talented dancer and attended the Arts Educational School in Tring, Hertfordshire. Geraldine Sommerville graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Geraldine Somerville’s partner?

Geraldine Somerville is married to William Osbourne-Young. They have three children named Casper, Arthur, and Rose.

Career And Professional Highlights

Aside from Lily Potter and Jane Penhaligon, her career highlights include playing Daphne du Maurier in the BBC TV series ‘Daphne’.

Other roles of note include Princess Antoinette of Monaco in the film ‘Grace of Monaco’, Sarah Griffin in the BBC One mini-series ‘Quirke’, Ann Welch/Miss Julie in the TV series ‘Performance’, Lady Jane Clark in ‘My Week with Marilyn’, Lady Louisa Stockbridge in ‘Gosford Park’, and Countess Louisa of Manton in the TV series 'Titanic'.

She excelled in her supporting role in 'My Week as Marilyn', in which Michelle Williams has the leading role.

Gosford Park picked up several roles for the ensemble cast from the Florida Film Critics Circle, Critics Choice Award, and the Online Film Critics Society.

Geraldine’s career has even included video games, as she voiced Lily Potter in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2'.

Her latest project took her back to the stage and the Tennessee Williams’ play ‘The Glass Menagerie’. It’s not the first time that Geraldine has been in the play. In 1989 she played Laura, the solitary daughter, which earned her a nomination for Best Actor from the Manchester Theatre Awards. Now she’s back, playing Amanda Wingfield, the family's matriarch.

Best Known For…

Geraldine Somerville is best known as an actress in two major acting roles.

She played Lily Potter, Harry’s mother, in the Harry Potter films and was DS Jane Penhaligon in the TV series ‘Cracker’.

What awards has Geraldine Somerville won?

Gosford Park, in which she played Lady Louisa Stockbridge, earned several awards, including the Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture.

Other Interesting Geraldine Somerville Facts And Trivia

  • Geraldine Somerville graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama the same year she landed her lauded appearance in ‘The Glass Menagerie. 
  • Geraldine Somerville worked with the Royal National Theatre at the iconic Old Vic in Bristol.
  • Geraldine Somerville had three children over the course of the Harry Potter films. She had her first child, her son Casper while filming 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'.
  • Even though Lily Potter was dead, Geraldine Somerville appeared.

Geraldine Somerville Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Place of Birth

County Meath



170 cm

Child Star?



Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Net Worth



William Osbourne-Young


Margaret April Irene Agnew-Somerville, Quentin Charles Agnew-Somerville, 2nd Baronet


James Lockett Charles Agnew-Somerville, Amelia Rachel Agnew-Somerville
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Written by Sonali Rawat

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature, Masters of Art specializing in English and Communication Skills

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Sonali RawatBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature, Masters of Art specializing in English and Communication Skills

Sonali has a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and is currently pursuing a Master's in English and Communication from Christ University. With considerable experience in writing about lifestyle topics, including travel and health, she has a passion for Japanese culture, especially fashion, and anime, and has written on the subject before. Sonali has event managed a creative-writing festival and coordinated a student magazine at her university. Her favorite authors are Toni Morrison and Anita Desai.

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