Michelle Greenidge is a British stage and screen actress, best known for her starring role as Valerie, the Tambury Gazette’s long-suffering receptionist in all 3 series of the Netflix black comedy ‘Afterlife’. She has recently been cast in the new series of Doctor Who which will return to our screens in late 2023, and will also star as Aunt Maggie in the highly anticipated C4 adaptation of Candice Carty-Williams's bestselling novel 'Queenie' (out 2024).
Since 2020, she has starred in both series of Diane Morgan’s BBC Two comedy ‘Mandy’ as nail technician and Mandy’s best friend, Lola. She also starred in all 3 seasons of Sky’s police comedy-drama series ‘Code 404’ as PC Williams, opposite Daniel Mays, Stephen Graham and Anna Maxwell-Martin, the most recent of which broadcast in late 2022.
Recently she has starred in two new feature films - playing Nurse Emilia in 'My Happy Ending' alongside Andie MacDowell, Sally Phillips and David Walliams and the Netflix comedy drama 'The Art of Love' in which she stars as Libby who is a developer for a sex toy company.
Other major roles include playing Rosa in the critically acclaimed BAFTA nominated Channel 4 drama series ‘It’s a Sin’, as well as starring as Mrs Manning in ‘Mangrove’ the first film in Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology series. She played the pivotal role of Arabella's mother in the BBC/HBO 2020 black-comedy drama 'I May Destroy You'.
She has also had roles in the BBC’s ‘King Gary’, ITV’s ‘Grantchester’, ‘Alex Rider’ on Amazon Prime, the feature films "Venom', 'Let There Be Carnage' and' ‘Cruella’.
Her theatre credits are extensive and include playing Trudy in ‘Nine Night’ at the National Theatre, for which she was nominated in the Best West End Debut category at the Stage Awards 2018. She then went on to win the Best Supporting Female Actor at the inaugural Black British Theatre Awards in 2019 for the same role. Also in 2018 she starred in Debbie Tucker Green’s critically acclaimed ‘Ear for Eye’ at the Royal Court Theatre.
Other major theatre credits include 'House' for Clean Break (Edinburgh Assembly Rooms and the Yard) 'All Saints' (Kings Head) and The House They Grew Up In' (Chichester Festival).
Michelle’s native accent is London and her Neutral British is excellent. She was born in Bradford and can switch to a Northern/Yorkshire accent with ease. She is equally versed with Jamaican from growing up in a Jamaican family and Nigerian which she picked up from her numerous clients whilst working in Local Authority for many years before becoming an actor.
Comedy, Warm, Authority, Gravitas, Recognisable, Characterful, Husky, Natural Reads, Regional, Mums, Energetic
My Happy Ending (Film, 2023) – 'Nurse Emilia'
The Art of Love (Film, 2022) – 'Libby'
Code 404 (TV, 2020-2022) – 'PC Williams', Sky One/Sky Comedy/NOW, Series 1-3
The Witchfinder (TV, 2022) – 'Landlady', BBC Two
Afterlife (TV, 2019-2022) – 'Valerie', Netflix, Series 1-3
Mandy (TV series) (TV, 2019-2022) – 'Lola', BBC Two, Series 1-2
Cruella (Film, 2021) – 'Viking Gala Guard, Disney
King Gary (TV, 2021) – 'Mrs Grant', BBC Two, Series 2
Alex Rider (TV, 2021) – 'Maisie', Amazon Prime, Series 2
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Film, 2021) – 'Mugging Victim', Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment
Grantchester (TV, 2021) – 'Rita Daltrey', ITV
It's A Sin (TV, 2021) – 'Rosa Babatunde', Channel 4
Small Axe (TV, 2020) – 'Mrs Manning', Episode 1 'Mangrove', BBC One/Amazon
I May Destroy You (TV, 2020) – 'Grace' (Arabella's mother), BBC One
Nine Night (National Theatre, 2018) (Theatre, 2018-2019) – 'Trudy', National Theatre/Trafalgar Studios
The Intent 2: The Come Up (Film, 2018) – 'Ms Vincent'
Ear for Eye (Royal Court Theatre, 2018) (Theatre, 2018) – Royal Court Theatre
The House They Grew Up In (Chichester Festival, 2017) (Theatre, 2017) – 'PC Amanda Gordon/Karen Parry', Chichester Festival
The Intent (Film, 2016) – 'Ms Vincent'
House (Clean Break Theatre Company, 2016) (Theatre, 2016) – 'Mama', Edinburgh Fringe and Yard Theatre
Venus vs Mars (TV, 2015) – 'Counselor Gretel', Sky Living
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