Neve McIntosh

Neve McIntosh

Jan. 9th, 1972
Born in
Paisley, Scotland, UK
5' 10"

Neve McIntosh's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Critical (UK) TV Show
Critical (UK)
Gormenghast (UK) TV Show
Gormenghast (UK)
Doctor Who Extra (UK) TV Show
Doctor Who Extra (UK)
Bodies (UK) TV Show
Bodies (UK)
Psychos (UK) TV Show
Psychos (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Neve McIntosh (born Carol McIntosh; April 9, 1972) is a Scottish actress.

Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, grew up in Edinburgh, where she attended Boroughmuir High School. She was a member of Edinburgh Youth Theatre in the late 1980s, appearing in Mother Goose and Doctor in the House. She moved to Glasgow to attend the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, after which she was in repertory companies at Perth and at The Little Theatre on the Isle of Mull.

In December 2009 McIntosh appeared in an episode of Sky1's 10 Minute Tales playing the wife of Peter Capaldi's character.

In May 2010, McIntosh appeared in two episodes of the 2010 series of Doctor Who beside new Doctor played by 'Matt Smith'. She plays Alaya and Restac, two Silurian sisters who have been disturbed under the earth, one captured by humans and the other demanding vengeance. In October 2010, she starred alongside former Doctor Who star, 'David Tennant', in Single Father, a BBC drama. She portrayed the part of Anna, the sister of the dead wife of Tennant's character (Dave).

McIntosh returned as a new Silurian character, Madame Vastra, in the Doctor Who Series 6 mid-series finale episode "A Good Man Goes to War", which aired in the UK on June 4, 2011. The character is a sword-wielding, human-eating late Victorian crime fighter, and an old friend of The Doctor.

Neve McIntosh appeared in Ripper Street for one episode in November 2013 episode 3 "Become Man" and she played the character Raine - Neve also appeared in Dracula - British American horror drama TV series that premièred on NBC in October 25, 2013. The series aired in the United Kingdom from October 31, 2013, to January 16, 2014, on Sky Living, she played Janina for 2 episodes.

McIntosh appeared in the BBC One series Case Histories as Joanna Hunter which aired in June 2011. She also starred in Season 2 of the BBC Three drama, Lip Service, as a love interest of one of the main characters, Sadie.

McIntosh returned once again to Doctor Who in the 2012 Christmas special, and in the episodes "The Crimson Horror" and "The Name of the Doctor". In all of these S7 episodes she reprises her role as Madame Vastra, who along with her wife Jenny Flint and Strax, a former Sontaran nurse, form an investigating team. While there is a suggestive chemistry between Vastra and her chambermaid Jenny in "A Good Man Goes to War" the later episodes explicitly mention that Vastra and Jenny are married.

McIntosh was married to cameraman Alex Sahla whom she met while filming the 1999 TV series Psychos. They divorced in 2006


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