Rachel Bavidge was born in North Shields in Tyneside and moved to Oxford in her early teens. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has completed six months as a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. Her theatre credits include Mrs Boyle in Whose Life is it Anyway? (West End) and Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Royal, Bath), both directed by Peter Hall. Her television credits include The Bill, Casualty, Doctors, The IT Crowd, Inspector Lynley, Wire in the Blood and Bad Girls. She has also read the part of Marion Halcombe in The Woman in White and featured on The Great Poets: Barrett Browning and Rossetti for Naxos AudioBooks.