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Nimmy March


Nimmy March



Nimmy March wearing a yellow shirt, an orange topper, and a matching orange necklace and earrings

Full Name
Naomi Anna March

March 1962 (age 58) , 
Kingston upon Thames, UK

TV shows
Common As Muck, The Lenny Henry Show

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The Lady Naomi Anna Gordon-Lennox (born Naomi Anna March in March 1962, in Kingston, Surrey), known as Nimmy March, is an English actress.


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Nimmy March with her braided hair wearing a black shirt and a red long-sleeved shirt in the mountain

Her biological parents were a black South African father from Lesotho and white English mother. As an illegitimate child she was abandoned by her mother and adopted and brought up by the Earl and Countess of March and Kinrara, who later became the Duke and Duchess of Richmond. Because of her race, the adoption caused a stir within the peerage and the future Duke and Duchess were vilified by some for "sullying the aristocracy", as March herself described it.

Nimmy March with her children

When she was 19 she was raped in broad daylight by a stranger and went through the emotional and mental torment brought on by the experience.

She went to Bedales, an exclusive Hampshire school, before going on to drama school.


Nimmy March smiles while wearing a black collared shirt, pair of earrings, and necklaces

Her television screen credits include Albion Market, Goodnight Sweetheart, Casualty, William and Mary, Doctors, Strictly Confidential, The Bill, Death in Paradise and Emmerdale. She narrated the 2008 TV serial Last Voices of World War 1 on the History Channel, along with the BBC1 documentary The War On Loan Sharks.

Personal life

Nimmy March standing outdoor wearing a black shirt and a blue long-sleeved shirt

Until 2004, adopted children of peers had no right to any courtesy title. However, as a result of a Royal Warrant dated 30 April 2004, adopted children are now automatically entitled to such styles and courtesy titles as their siblings. Therefore, on that date, Naomi March became The Lady Naomi Gordon-Lennox.

She married Gavin Burke in 1999 (they are now divorced) and they have three children: Khaya (born 1999), Malachy (born 2001), and Carlotta (born 2005). Her four siblings include another adopted daughter who is also mixed-race.

She is Buddhist.


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