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Saffron Burrows
Saffron Burrows appears as Lorraine Weller on "Boston Legal"
Personal Information
Gender/Sex: Female
Born: (1972-10-22) October 22, 1972 (age 51)
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Years active: 1993–present
Character information
Appeared on: Boston Legal
Character played: Lorraine Weller
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Saffron Domini Burrows (born October 22, 1972)[1][2] 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 (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 Detective Serena Stevens on Law & Order:Criminal Intent

Personal life[]

Born in London, England to a politically active family; both of Saffron's parents are socialists.[3] Her father is an architect and teacher; her mother, Susie, is a teacher and feminist.[4] Burrows is an only child. At 15, she was discovered by Beth Boldt[5] (Burrows stands at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)) and began a successful modelling career.[6][7] Like her parents, 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, Saffron starred in some of his films, including Miss Julie. She was also once 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."


  1. Saffron Burrows at IMDBPro, published by (subscription required).
  2. Burrows, Saffron, BFI (British Film Institute) Film & TV Database
  3. A surprise called Saffron – British actress Saffron Burrows – CSIVTR, an interview from Find Articles Template:Dead link
  4. Tony Benn's diaries: How dare the gossips say my 'friendship' with Natasha Kaplinsky is just platonic?, by Tony Benn for the UK Daily Mail, 24 September 2007. [1] first accessed 25 September 2007.
  5. Not Just A Pretty Face, by John Walsh, for the The (UK) Independent, 1 August 2000 [2] first accessed 13 May 2012.
  6. No Boring Bank Job for Saffron Burrows, by Kevin Maher for The (UK) Sunday Times, published by News International, Times Newspapers Ltd, 23 February 2008 [3] first accessed 28 May 2011]
  7. A Hint of Saffron, by Tim Cooper for The (UK) Observer, 5 May 2002 [4] first accessed 28 May 2011.]

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