January 4, 1985
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Before she landed a lead role on the popular sci-fi series "Being Human," British actress Lenora Crichlow logged time on such primetime TV series as "The Bill" and "Sugar Rush." After training with the Youngblood Theater Company, Crichlow broke into acting with a small role in the made-for-TV movie "Bella and the Boys," about three longtime friends who reunite and reminisce about the children's home they grew up in. She next appeared as a teenage drug addict in nearly a dozen episodes of the long-running police drama "The Bill," which follows the complicated lives of a group of inner London police officers. In 2005 Crichlow was cast as Sugar, a carefree bisexual high school student, in the teen drama "Sugar Rush." Based on author Julia Burchill's novel of the same name, the show explores the sexually-charged relationship between lovestruck 15-year-old Kim Daniels (Olivia Hallinan) and her best friend Sugar; it won several awards and nominations for its frank depiction of teenage love and sexuality. Since then, Crichlow has landed two major roles; she's portrayed aspiring fashion designer Ali Redcliffe in the BBC romantic comedy series "Material Girl," based on the 2006 novel "Fashion Babylon"; and replaced actress Andrea Riseborough as Annie, a ghost learning to live with a vampire and a werewolf, in the cult sci-fi series "Being Human."