Gemma Craven was born in Dublin in 1950. Her most recent success on television was in the popular Irish series “The Clinic”. Mch of her career has been based in the UK and she made her film debut with the lead in “The Slipper and the Rose” in 1975 with Richard Chamberlain and Margaret Lockwood. Her other films include “Why Not Stay for Breakfast” with George Chakiris and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. On television she has starred in the award winning “Pennies from Heaven”. She has also had a profilic stage career mainly in musicals. Gemma Craven has guest starred in the cult TV series “Fr Ted”.