Glamorous and entirely unreliable, "Leah," portrayed by Stella Gonet, flits in and out of Ally’s life only when it suits her. The polar opposite of her daughter, they will never be able to fully understand each other.
Gonet was born in Greenock, Scotland. She attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.
Her vast array of stage performances include “Ophelia” in Daniel Day Lewis’ Hamlet at the National Theatre; “Titania,” “Isabella” and “Irina” in Chekhov’s Three Sister for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the West End; “Mrs. Thatcher” in Handbagged; “Kira” in Skylight with Bill Nighy and “Miss Prism” in The Importance of Being Earnest on the West End and in the 2018 film version.
She has also appeared in the HBO film Stalin alongside Robert Duvall, as “Mrs. Nickleby” in Nicholas Nickleby alongside Charlie Hunnam and Anne Hathaway, and with Saoirse Ronan in How I Live Now.
She has had a wealth of TV roles throughout her career including “Beatrice Elliot” in the hit series The House of Elliot, Holby City, Foyles War, The Crow Road, Man Down, Siblings, The Cry and Netflix’s hit series The Crown.
She is married to actor Nicholas Farrell, they have one daughter and live in London.