's began her career when she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age of 24, where she spent two years working alongside luminaries such as Dame Judi Dench
and Sir Ian McKellen
. Her big break came in 1981 when she played the part of Guinevere in Excalibur. A number of roles followed throughout the 1980s. In 1986, she played 'Carlotta' in Roland Joffe
's The Mission, and in 1989, she starred in The Manageress, arguably the television role which made her name.
Lunghi spent some time living and working in Los Angeles, but returned to England where she played a number of diverse characters in shows such as Eastenders, Hornblower, Waking the Dead and The Brief. Lunghi also appeared in Hotel Babylon and Casualty 1906 and recently won the nation's hearts when she took to the dance floor in BBC One's hit reality competition series Strictly Come Dancing.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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