Lucy Punch is an English film, stage and television actress. She made her acting debut in 1998 in The New Adventures of Robin Hood, which was followed by a role in the BBC series Let Them Eat Cake (1999) co-starring French and Saunders. Her other TV credits include Midsomer Murders (2001), Doc Martin (2004) and My Family (2004).
Punch’s first film role was in Ella Enchanted (2004) co-starring Anne Hathaway. She has since appeared in a variety of films such as Hot Fuzz (2007) co-starring Simon Peg and Nick Frost; St Trinian’s (2007) co-starring Colin Firth and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) directed by Woody Allen and co-starring Antonia Banderas.
More recently, she has created memorable moments in films such as Bad Teacher (2011) co-starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake and The Wedding Video (2012) co-starring Robert Webb.
In September 2014, Punch took over from Billie Piper as Paige Britain in the comedy Great Britain, a theatre production focused on the phone hacking scandal. Her upcoming film roles include Into the Woods (2014) co-starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick; She’s Funny That Way (2014) co-starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and Cake (2014), also co-starring Jennifer Aniston.