Angel Coulby (born 30 August 1980) is an English actress. She is best known for portraying the character Guinevere "Gwen" in the BBC fantasy series Merlin.
Angel was born and grew up in north London, then she moved to Edinburgh to study for a degree in acting at Queen Margaret University.
She is seen in an episode of Scariest Places on Earth as a student who had an encounter with a ghost. Her breakthrough came in 2001 with her role in the Johnny Vaughan vehicle 'Orrible. She was later chosen to play Gwen, a young woman who would later become Queen Guinevere, in the BBC One fantasy TV series Merlin.
In an interview, Coulby stated that she enjoys being able to play the character from Gwen the humble, lowly maidservant all the way to Queen Guinevere of Camelot. In that capacity, she starred in all the five seasons, and most of the episodes, right up to the final one.
She took the star role of the jazz singer Jessie in the BBC Two Stephen Poliakoff five-part 2013 drama serial Dancing on the Edge, alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Goodman, Matthew Goode, Anthony Head and Jacqueline Bisset.
It was announced in February 2013 that Coulby would star in The Tunnel, a British-French remake of Scandinavian crime drama, The Bridge. She starred alongside Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy. The first, series aired in late 2013, and Coulby reprised her role for a second series in 2016.
|1997||Scariest Places on Earth||Awassa Tact (scared student), name intended as wordplay on "I was attacked"||Episode: "2.10 – Exorcism: Greyfriars Cemetery 1"|
|2002||Casualty||Sally||Episode: "In the Heat of the Night"|
|Having It Off||Kylie Riley||TV series|
|Good Thief, AA Good Thief||Leah Pickering||TV movie|
|2003||Second Coming, TheThe Second Coming||PC Louise Fraser||TV miniseries|
|2004||Making Waves||LMA Anita Cook||Episode: "1.1"
|As If||Amber||7 episodes|
|Conviction||Jemma Ryan||6 episodes|
|Holby City||Maxine Framley||Episode: "A Good Day to Bury Bad News"|
|2005||The Jacket||Intern No. 2|
|Murder Investigation Team||Lee Allanson||Episode: "2.1"|
|The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse||Receptionist|
|Imagine Me & You||Anna|
|Vincent||Gillian Lafferty||7 episodes|
|2006||Hustle||Alice||Episode: "A Bollywood Dream"|
|Doctor Who||Katherine||Episode: "The Girl in the Fireplace"|
|The Bill||Zoe Hughes||Episode: "461"|
|Tripping Over||Charity||Episode: "1.5"|
|Gina's Laughing Gear||Nurse Jones||Episode: "Dollby City"|
|Secret Life||Young Mum||TV movie|
|New Street Law||Sharon Weir||Episode: "2.6"|
|Talk to Me||Faith||4 episodes|
|Visit, TheThe Visit||Rachael||6 episodes|
|Life Is Wild||Episode: "Heritage Day"|
|2008– 2012||Merlin||Guinevere "Gwen"||62 episodes (main role)|
|2013||Dancing on the Edge||Jessie Taylor||5 episodes (main role)|
|2013–present||The Tunnel||Laura Roebuck||Main role|
|2015–present||Thunderbirds Are Go||Tanusha "Kayo" Kyrano (voice)||Main role; 10 episodes|
|2016||Undercover||Julia Redhead||2 episodes|
|2016||Hooten & the Lady||Melina||1 episode|
|2017||Man In an Orange Shirt||Claudie||1 episode|
|In Production||Innocent||Detective Cathy Hudson||TBA|
|2007||Statement of Regret||Issimama Banjoko||Jeremy Herrin||Cottesloe National Theatre|
|2014||Good People||Katie||Jonathan Kent||Hampstead Theatre / Noel Coward Theatre|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards||Golden Nymph Outstanding Actress - Drama Series||Gwen in Merlin||Nominated|