Lisa Faulkner (born January 2, 1973) is an English actress.
At the age of 16 she was approached by a modelling scout while she was playing her banjo in a tube station. This resulted in a successful career as a teenage model.
In 1992 she made her first acting appearance in The Lover, co-starring with Jane March. At age 21, she played the part of Alison Dangerfield in the British TV drama Dangerfield. She also starred in the 1994 British film A Feast at Midnight. In 1996 she appeared in And The Beat Goes On. In 1998 she played the fictional character Louise Hope in the Channel 4 soap Brookside. Between 1998 and 2001 she played Dr. Victoria Merrick on Holby City, before her character was stabbed to death in her own home by the father of a patient whose life she couldn't save.
In the TV show Spooks, her character suffered a particularly gruesome fate that many viewers found disturbing. In only the second episode of the first season, Faulkner's character had her face burnt in a deep fat fryer, and was then shot, setting a precedent for later deaths in Spooks.
In 2004 she starred as DS Scribbins ("Scribbo") in Murder in Suburbia on ITV where she played a CID policewoman in company with Caroline Catz who played her inspector, DCI Ashurst. The show returned for a second series in 2005, with Scribbs adopting the then popular fashion style of "boho-chic". In 2006 she starred in the tv series New Street Law and has become almost an expert on the Fuzz.
It has been rumoured that Faulkner has been shortlisted to play the role of DCI Gene Hunt's new sidekick, DI Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes - the sequel series to Life on Mars. According to the Daily Mail, producers have shortlisted Thandie Newton, of ER, Bad Girls's Liz May Brice and Lisa Faulkner. The paper added that Newton is tipped to win the role.
In 2005 she married Chris Coghill, her co-star from the TV series Burn It in Richmond Park, Surrey.
She had been selected as one of FHM's "100 sexiest women in the world " six times between 1999 and 2004.