Single Author Лусинда Рајли


Лусинда Рајли

Lucinda Edmonds was born in Lisburn and spent the first few years of her life in the village of Drumbeg near Belfast before moving to England. At age 14, she enrolled in the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London to study theatre and ballet. At 16, she got her first major television role in the BBC adaptation of The Story of the Treasure Seekers, followed shortly afterwards by a guest role in Auf Wiedersehen Pet.

She remained a working actress for the next seven years, also marrying actor Owen Whittaker. Her acting career was interrupted by a long bout of mononucleosis. This caused her to turn to writing, and her first novel Lovers and Players was published in 1992. In 2016, producer Raffaella De Laurentiis purchased the television rights to her novel series The Seven Sisters. In 2019, Riley revealed to Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang that she had oesophageal cancer. She continued to work, producing five novels during the four years of her illness, but was unable to complete the planned final novel in her Seven Sisters series. She died on 11 June 2021.

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