Keeley Hawes (born 10 February 1976) is an English actress, known for many television roles, notably those of Zoe Reynolds in Spooks (2002-04) and Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes (2008-10). Hawes is also known for voicing various roles in video games, such as the iconic Lara Croft from the long running Tomb Raider series. She is also well known for the charity work she does for CHASE hospice care for children in Surrey.
Hawes first came into the public eye in the early 1990s, in 1990's Troublemakers and the 1992 BBC costume drama, The Moonstone. She has since appeared in many other television dramas, including Dennis Potter's Karaoke (BBC One/Channel 4, 1995), Heartbeat (ITV1, 1995), The Beggar Bride (BBC, 1997), Othello (ITV, 2001), A Murder is Announced (ITV, 2005), ITV drama After Thomas (2006), BBC drama Spooks, ITV biopic Blonde Bombshell (1999), and quite recently played time-travelling DI Alex Drake in the hit BBC drama series Ashes to Ashes (2008-2010), the sequel to Life on Mars. She is currently the face of Boots No 7 cosmetics and has appeared alongside David Mitchell in the BAFTA award winning That Mitchell and Webb Look. She is currently appearing in a new 6-part drama for ITV called Identity as Detective Superintendent Martha Lawson as well as preparing for the leading role in a re-launch of Upstairs Downstairs for the BBC.