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.