Daniela Nardini


Daniela Nardini (born April 26, 1968 in Largs) is a Scottish actress of Italian ancestry, best known for playing Anna Forbes in the BBC Two television series This Life. The role earned her a BAFTA Best Actress award in 1998. She trained as an actress at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

She appeared as Lady Huntly in the four-hour BBC epic Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004).

More recently, Nardini has appeared in Festival, a film comedy about the Edinburgh Festival. Although the film was not well received by critics and performed poorly at the box office, it was nominated for six Scottish BAFTAs.

She also has extensive stage experience including the title role in Etta Jenks at the Finborough Theatre, London in 2005.

Her parents managed "Nardini's", a well-known ice cream parlour and restaurant in Largs, which has since closed. This was recently mentioned on the popular BBC lexicographical programme Balderdash & Piffle. Daniela spoke about her family in the context of the mysterious history of the 99 Flake ice cream.

Daniela Nardini

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