Geraldine Margaret Agnew-Somerville was born on 19 May 1967 in Dublin. Geraldine went to dance classes from the age of 6 and, at the age of 8, she attended the Arts Educational School in Tring, Hertfordshire. There, she was taught ballet, music and drama. At sixteen, she left to continue her studies in London, where she gained a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She did stage work and appeared on TV in episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Casualty (1993) before landing the role of Penhaligon in Cracker, which she held from the show’s inception in 1993 until its demise in 1995 and became one of the most memorable characters of the series.
She is an Irish actress who plays Lily Evans in the film adaptations of the Harry Potter series. She had more substantial roles in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and appeared mainly in photographs in the other films.
Geraldine has been seen in the film My Week with Marilyn (2011), directed by Simon Curtis, alongside Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams. Her latest movie is Grace Of Monaco which she took part with Nicole Kidman.
The actress married William Osbourne-Young in December 1998 with whom she has three children; her oldest son Casper was born in May 2002, her second son Arthur was born in 2004 and her youngest daughter Rose in 2007.