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Saffron Domini Burrows (born 22 October 1972) is an English actress who has appeared in such films as In the Name of the Father (1993), Circle of Friends (1995), Deep Blue Sea(1999), Enigma (2001), Troy (2004), Reign Over Me (2007) and The Bank Job (2008), as well as starring as Lorraine Weller on Boston Legal (2007–2008), Dr. Norah Skinner on My Own Worst Enemy (2008) and Det. Serena Stevens on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.


Personal lifeEdit

Burrows is a socialist and has spoken of her admiration for French Socialist politician Ségolène Royal.She joined an anti-racism group when she was 11 years old and she went on to become the Vice President of the National Civil Rights Movement. Burrows is a campaigner for disabled rights and equality.

For a number of years, Burrows was involved with film director Mike Figgis, and she starred in some of his films, including Miss Julie. Burrows was romantically involved with openly bi-sexual actor Alan Cumming for several years, while he was separated from his first wife. She has been romantically linked with another co-star, actress Fiona Shaw. The two appeared together in the National Theatre's production of The PowerBook, a play based on the novel of the same name by Jeanette Winterson, in which they played lovers.

In 2006, the Independent on Sunday listed Burrows as the 90th most influential gay person in the UK. In a 2003 interview, Alan Cumming said, "I was really lucky that the first relationship I had after [my divorce] was with Saffron, who's really... understanding and a broadminded person. And who's now, as I'm sure you know ... well, she bats for both teams too."

[edit]FilmographyEdit

[edit]FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Body Beautiful Model Short film
1993 In the Name of the Father Girl in commune
1995 Circle of Friends Nan Mahon
1995 The Big One Jules
1995 Welcome II the Terrordome Jodie
1996 Hotel de Love Melissa Morrison
1997 Lovelife Zoey
1997 Nevada Quinn
1997 One Night Stand Supermodel
1997 The MatchMaker Moira Kennedy Kelly
1999 Wing Commander Lieutenant Commander "Angel" Deveraux
1999 The Loss of Sexual Innocence English / Italian twin
1999 Deep Blue Sea Dr. Susan McCallister
1999 Miss Julie Miss Julie
2000 Assumptions Short film
2000 Timecode Emma
2000 Gangster No. 1 Karen
2001 Enigma Claire
2001 Tempted Lilly LeBlanc
2001 The Seventh Stream Mairead
2001 Hotel Duchess of Malfi
2002 Frida Grace
2002 Flashpoint Dara
2002 Hideous Man Short film
2003 The Galíndez File Muriel Colber
2003 Peter Pan Narrator Voice
2004 Krug Grace Krug Short film
2004 Troy Andromache
2004 Terrible Kisses Woman Short film
2006 Perfect Creature Lilly
2006 Klimt Lea de Castro
2006 Fay Grim Juliet
2007 Broken Thread Jenny
2007 Reign Over Me Donna Remar
2007 Marple: Towards Zero Audrey Strange
2007 Dangerous Parking Claire
2008 The Guitar Melody Wilder
2008 The Bank Job Martine Love
2009 Shrink Kate Amberson
2009 The Eastmans Dr. Anna Eastman
2010 Lawyers Anne Short film
2012 Small Apartments TBA
2012 Knife Fight Sophia

[edit]TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Les cinq dernières minutes Daisy Smith Episode: "Meurtre en Ardèche"
1993 Full Stretch Episode: "Family Affairs"
1996 Karaoke Sandra Sollars
1996 Cold Lazarus Sandra Sollars
1996 Crucial Tales Sarah Brown Episode: "I Bring You Frankincense"
2007–2008 Boston Legal Lorraine Weller 20 episodes
2008 Wainy Days Lucy Episode: "Nan and Lucy"
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Dr. Norah Skinner 9 episodes
2009 Kings Death Episode: "The Sabbath Queen" (episode 8)
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Det. Serena Stevens 15 episodes
2011 Bones Ike Latulippe Episode: "The Finder" (season 6 episode 19)
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