Dolly Wells Bio: From Age, Height, Married Life, Movies To TV Shows

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 05 Feb, 2020
Dolly Wells Bio: From Age, Height, Married Life, Movies To TV Shows

Dolly Wells is a British actress who is known for her roles as Dolly in television comedy Doll & Em (2013-2015), and Anna Hitchcock in BBC Three’s series Some Girls (2012-2014).

In 2020, she appeared as Sister Agatha / Zoe Helsing in the TV Mini-Series Dracula. The series was premiered on Netflix and BBC One on the 1st of January. 

Bio: Age, Height

Dolly Wells was born on 5th December 1971 in Merton, London, England, as Dorothy Perpetua Gatacre. She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters).

Family, Father

Dolly Wells was born to her mother Teresa as the youngest daughter. She has five siblings. However, she was hidden from the fact that she was not the biological daughter of her mother’s (Teresa’s) first husband, an aristocrat Ed­­­ward Gat­­acre.

As a matter of fact, Dolly is the result of an affair between her mum, Teresa, and her then-lover John Wells—later, her mother and John got married. Surprisingly, the actress was only informed about this truth until the age of 18. 

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While speaking to Mirror on that topic, she said, “finally hearing the truth was a huge relief.” Furthermore, her real father, John Wells, was a comic actor. He died on 11th January 1998.

Married Status, Children

Dolly Wells is married to Mischa Richter. The couple tied knots in the year 2000.


Dolly Wells attends Bergdorf Goodman And Warner Bros with her two children on 3rd September 2019 (Photo:

Together, they have two children: a daughter, Elsie Richter (born 2002), and a son, Ezra Richter (born 2005).

Dolly Wells’ Husband (Details)

Dolly Wells’ husband, Mischa Richter, is an England born founder and director of ‘Land's End Press,’ a non-profit publishing company—the company published his first book "Saudade" which is actually a series of Provincetown’s photographs and a poem written by Nick Flynn.

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Besides that, he has also been associated as a publisher for magazines like The New York Times, Esquire, Vogue, Wallpaper, and Vibe. Along with that, he has shown his work at The Laura Bartlett Gallery, the Charlotte Street Gallery, and The Exit Gallery—all in London, England.

As of now, Mischa showcases his works at the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA—his work is part of the permanent collections at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Dolly Wells’ Movies & TV Shows

Dolly Wells’ movie acting credits include:

  • The Sea Change (1998)
  • Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
  • Morvern Callar (2002)
  • I Capture the Castle (2003)
  • Franklyn (2008)
  • Mr. Right (2009)
  • Benny & Jolene (2014)
  • 45 Years (2015)
  • Black Mountain Poets (2015)
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
  • Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
  • I Do... Until I Don't (2017)
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Similarly, her television acting credits include:

  • The Bill (1997)
  • Sex Traffic (2004)
  • Star Stories (2006-2008)
  • Free Agents (2009)
  • The IT Crowd (2007-2010)
  • Campus (2009-2011)
  • Spy (2011-2012)
  • Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy (2012-2014)
  • Some Girls (2012-2014)
  • Doll & Em (2013-2015)
  • Blunt Talk (2015-2016)