Stella Gonet as Leah | Breeders on FX

Stella Gonet


"Leah," portrayed by Stella Gonet, is now divorced from Alex but is as glamorous and self-absorbed as ever. She reacts with pragmatism to the news of Luke’s baby, remembering what life was like for herself as a young mother with Ally. Leah is alone and happy, and her only fears are being put in a care home or accidentally getting married again.

Career Highlights

Scottish-born Stella Gonet trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Her vast array of stage performances ranges from “Ophelia” in Daniel Day-Lewis’ Hamlet at the National Theatre to “Irina” in Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the West End; “Mrs. Thatcher” in Handbagged; “Kyra” in Skylight with Bill Nighy; and “Miss Prism” in Importance of Being Earnest for the West End and in the 2018 film adaptation.

Gonet’s film work includes the HBO film Stalin alongside Robert Duvall, Nicholas Nickleby as “Mrs. Nickleby” with Charlie Hunnam and Anne Hathaway and with Saoirse Ronan in 2013’s How I Live Now. Most recently, she played The Queen in Spencer opposite Kristen Stewart and Timothy Spall. 

She has had a wealth of television roles throughout her career, including “Beatrice Elliott” in the hit series The House of Elliott for three seasons, The Salisbury Poisonings, Grantchester, Humans, Foyle’s War, The Crow Road, Netflix’s The Crown, Man Down, Siblings and The Cry. Gonet was nominated for Acting Performance in Television (Female) Award at the BAFTA® Scotland Awards for Holby City

Gonet is married to actor Nicholas Farrell. They have one daughter and live in London.

Alun Armstrong headshot wearing a plaid shirt with a burgundy vest.

Alun Armstrong

as Jim

Jim is firmly back with Jackie and happily ensconced in his new life at the sheltered accommodation.