MilliOnAir interactive Magazine April 2017 - Page 44


by Steven Smith

Nicola Duffet is one of the UK'S leading character actresses. Her role  as Jacky Bast in the Oscar-winning film, Howard's End, had Hollywood scrambling for her talent.  However, as a mother of two children, she decided to take the role of Debbie in the BBC soap EastEnders rather than uproot her family.  


She left the show after two years in 1995 and has gone on to do many guest  appearances and starring roles in other dramas, including playing mum to Tom Hardy in the television film version of Stuart, A Life Backwards.

Nicola spent five years on the Channel 5 soap, Family Affairs and most recently been seen around the world starring alongside heart-throb George Clooney in the Nespresso advertisement. She’ll be appearing in My Name is Lenny with the late Sir John Hurt at the end of this year.


Since 2016 she has lived in Malta with her husband of five years, Shane Williams.