Fiona Button

Fiona Button
Born Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress; Musician
Years active 2007 - present

Fiona Button is an English stage and television actress.

Born in Switzerland,[1] she grew up in Newbury, Berkshire where she attended Park House School and the sixth form of St. Bartholomew's School. She studied drama at the University of Birmingham before enrolling at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2007. After playing parts in Midsomer Murders and The Bill in 2007, she played leading roles Lucy Bedford in The Palace and Tess Roberts in two series of Lip Service.

In the theatre in 2010 she appeared in Posh by Laura Wade at the Royal Court Theatre in London.[2] She appeared in An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End.[3]

Button also played Don's angry girlfriend Jenny in an episode of BBC Three's How Not to Live Your Life, and appears in the BBC Sci-Fi drama Outcasts.


Year Title Role Format Location Notes
2006 Rock 'n' Roll young Esme/ Alice Theatre Duke of York's Theatre directed by Trevor Nunn
The Real Thing Debbie Radio BBC Radio Four dir. Trevor Nunn
2007 Midsomer Murders Willow McKinley TV series ITV
The Bill Susie Matthews TV series ITV
The Lesson Claire Theatre Arcola Dir Lyndsey Turner adapted by Mike Bartlett
2008 The Palace Lucy Bedford TV series ITV
Hayfever Sorel Bliss Theatre Manchester Royal Exchange dir Greg Hersov
Ring round the moon Isabelle Theatre Playhouse Theatre dir. Sean Mathias
2009 Madame de Sade Anne Theatre Wyndham's Theatre dir. Michael Grandage,
opp. Dame Judi Dench
Vanya Sonya Theatre Gate Theatre Dir. Natalie Abrahami
2010 Lip Service Tess Roberts TV series BBC Three
Posh Rachel Theatre Royal Court Dir Lyndsey Turner
An Ideal Husband Mabel Chiltern Theatre Vaudeville Theatre
How Not to Live Your Life Jenny TV series BBC Three
2011 Outcasts Beatrix TV series BBC One
2012 We'll Take Manhattan Lavinia TV series BBC Four
Cardinal Burns Various TV series E4 Sketch comedy show
2013 King Lear Cordelia Theatre Theatre Royal Bath
Wendy and Peter Pan Wendy Theatre Royal Shakespeare Company
2014 Grantchester Jennifer Chambers TV series ITV
'Tis Pity She's a Whore Annabella Theatre Sam Wanamaker Playhouse


  1. Editorial Staff (16 December 2013). "20 Questions with... Fiona Button, star of RSC's Wendy and Peter Pan".
  2. Terri Paddock (16 April 2010). "Review Round-up: Were Critics Outclassed at Posh?".
  3. Michael Coveney (11 November 2010). "An Ideal Husband".

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