Cherie Lunghi is a British actress, active in the field of film, television, and theatre. She is most popular for the role she portrayed in the film Excalibur and in the television series The Manageress. She also participated in the dance competition Strictly Come Dancing and has appeared in many advertisements.
Cherie Lunghi was born in Nottingham, England on April 4, 1952, to Italian father Alessandro Lunghi and English Mother Gladys Lee. As per her nationality, she is British by birth and belongs to the Mixed ethnic group. She was born under the star sign of Aries.
Cherie Lunghi completed her school level education from London’s Arts Educational School. She attended and graduated from Homerton College, Cambridge. She also attended the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Cherie Lunghi was married to Ralph Lawson in 1975. Ralph was a South African student who was studying in London. The couple met at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama.
The marriage was only official marriage which was done in order to help Lawson stay in the UK. The couple never lived together as husband and wife.
In fact, they lived in different homes. Their marriage ended when Lawson returned to South Africa in 1977.
Lunghi was in a relationship with Roland Joffe in 1980s. Joffe is a director who acted for award-winning movies such as The Killing Fields and The Mission. They never got married.
They have a daughter named Nathalie Lunghi who was born on August 26, 1986. She is also an actress and is famous for movies such as The Things I Haven’t Told You and The Palace.
Cherie Lunghi’s net worth as of 2019 is not available. But as per different estimations, her net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. She amassed the reported net worth from her profession as an actor.
She used to earn an average of $75,000 per annum in the past. But currently, she is not working in any recent projects. Hence, her annual income as of current year is not available.
Cherie Lunghi started her career by playing roles on the BBC radio in The Wild Duck and Alice in Wonderland. She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s and performed in different plays.
She got a film role in 1981 in the film Excalibur. In 1972, she starred in the television series Praying Mantis. She also starred in the football drama The Manageress, The Buccaneers, Casualty and many more.
Lunghi also competed in the BBC television’s show Strictly Come Dancing partnering with James Jordan. She did well for a few weeks and scored 36/40 on the competition. But in the ninth week, she lost to model Lisa Snowdon. She did a dance tour titled Strictly Tour in January/February 2009.