Stella Gonet as Leah | Breeders on FX

Stella Gonet


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Glamorous and entirely unreliable, newly married "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. But they have a bond that neither will admit but both value enormously.

Career Highlights

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

Her vast array of stage performances range 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 TV roles throughout her career, including “Beatrice Elliot” in the hit series The House of Elliot 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 TV (Female) Award at the BAFTA® in Scotland for Holby City.

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

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Alun Armstrong

as Jim

​Solid, dependable and happily married to Jackie for 50 years, Jim is bemused by modern parenting and epitomizes old-school male values.