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Polly Walker

Polly Walker is a famous actress from England. Polly Walker is widely known for her portrayal in the 2012 BBC One dramas Prisoners’ Wives, Line of Duty (2016, 2019), and in the 2020 Netflix Original period drama Bridgerton.

Early Life

Polly Walker was born in Warrington, Lancashire, England on 19 May 1966. Her birth name is Polly Alexandra Walker. She is 56 years old (as of 2023) under the zodiac sign Taurus. Walker holds British nationality and follows the Christian religion.

Regarding her family background, She is the daughter of Arthur Walker (Father) and Georgiana Walker (Mother). Polly’s mother, Georgiana, was a schoolteacher, and her father, Arthur, was a hotelier.

She was raised along with her three siblings Hannah Walker, Daniel Walker, and Emma Walker.


Speaking of her educational background, Polly began attending the local ballet school when she was four years old. She received her education at the Silverdale Preparatory School in West Acton, London, and the Padgate Church of England Primary School in Warrington.

Later, Polly studied at the “Bush Davies Ballet School,” and at the age of 16, she received her diploma from the Twickenham-based “Ballet Rambert School.”

Career and Professional Life

Talking about her career, Before making her feature film debut in Shogun Mayeda (also known as Journey of Honor), Walker landed the lead role in the television series Lorna Doone (1991).

She made appearances in Mike Newell’s Enchanted April and Les Equilibristes in the same year, in which she played an aristocrat eager to flee the attention of her persistent male admirers.

Walker first attracted attention internationally in 1992 as a solitary English terrorist in Phillip Noyce’s Patriot Games. She starred in the BBC drama series State of Play in 2003.

Walker portrayed Atia of the Julii in both of the HBO-BBC2 television seasons of the drama Rome from 2005 to 2007. She was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2005 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Television Series for her work.

She then portrayed the evil Catherine Braithwaite in the two-part “Deus Ex Machina” story of the BBC television “cold case” crime series Waking the Dead, which also premiered in January 2007.

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Caption: Polly Walker in the 2020 Netflix Original period drama Bridgerton source: Country and Town House.

Further, She made her television debut in the CBS drama Cane, which debuted on September 25, 2007, playing sugar heiress Ellis Samuels after portraying Lady Bess Sedgwick in ITV’s Marple: At Bertram’s Hotel in May 2007.

More about her career

In the Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica on Syfy, Walker was hired in May 2008 to play Sister Clarice Willow, the headmistress of a private religious school. She made a guest appearance in Sanctuary in 2011 as Praxis’ underground city’s ruler, Ranna Seneschal.

She played Francesca Miller, a crime wife, in the 2012 BBC crime drama Prisoners’ Wives. For the second season, in 2013, she made a comeback.

Further, She portrayed the role of Delphine Day in the ITV series Mr. Selfridge in 2014. She played DI Baker in The Syndicate in 2015. In the 2018 film Age Before Beauty, she played the title role, Bel.

She appeared in five episodes of the Netflix series Cursed in 2020 as Lady Lunette, the Queen Regent and Uther Pendragon’s mother. Walker has played Lady Featherington in the Netflix series Bridgerton since December 2020.

Polly Walker – Net Worth 2023

Polly Walker has earned a huge amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth by 2023 is approximately $1.5 million. However, Polly is yet to be a part of brand endorsement.

Personal Life

Regarding her love life, Polly Walker is currently married to the former actor Laurence Penry-Jones. After being together for many years, Polly and  Jones tied the wedding knot on 23 October 2008. Jones and she spent several years living in the US before moving back to London in 2015.

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Caption: Polly Walker with her husband Laurence Penry-Jones source: Capital FM.

From her two prior relationships, Polly has two children: Giorgio (born in 1993) and Delilah (born in 2000).

Body Measurements

Polly Walker is very beautiful and attractive undoubtedly. She has an excellent height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m/168 cm) and weighs around 58 kg (128 lbs). She has a body dimension of 37-28-38 inches. In addition, Polly has a pair of lovely eyes and light brown hair color.

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Caption: Polly posing for a photo source: HawtCelebs.

Polly Walker – Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @officialpollywalker with 75K followers. Moreover, she also has 741 followers on Twitter and 1.2K followers on Facebook.