Luella Shakespeare is an ex-hairdresser turned private investigators, working with Frank Hathaway at Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators. She is played by Jo Joyner.

Biography Edit

Before Becoming a PI Edit

Luella used to be a hairdresser, owning her own hair salon. Before the events of Season 1, she entered the Graziano Awards; a renowned hairdressing competition.[1]

In 2018, three days before she is due to marry Clive Brenton, she suspects him of having an affair with Janice Bardolph, his secretary. Luella hires Frank Hathaway to investigate, however when he pulls up information that he had many aliases and dating profiles, she ignores this information and continues with the wedding.

After the ceremony, during the reception, Luella goes to the bridal chamber to discover that Clive had been murdered. She is arrested on suspicion of murder by DI Christine Marlowe and DS Keeler. However, when she is released by police, she ends up joining Frank Hathaway and Sebastian Brudenell to assist in solving the murder of her husband.[2]

Joining Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators Edit

After the case of Clive's murder is solved, Luella goes to visit Frank to ask about investing in the business and becoming his partner. After much persuasion, and agreeing to settle his debts, Frank agrees to let her join the business for a 6 month trial.

Luella's first case with Frank is investigating the mysterious happenings at Shady Nook Residential Home.

Personality Edit

Luella is a funny, headstrong and proactive woman who is keen to jump out of her comfort zone, leaving the world of hairdressing for the exciting new occupation of private investigation.

Appearance Edit

Luella's clothing is always bright a bubbly, filled with colour, whilst her blonde hair is always curled perfectly.

Relationships Edit

Frank Hathaway Edit

Frank is Luella's business partner at Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators. They met when Luella hired him to discover if her fiance, Clive Brenton, was having an affair with his secretary.

Sebastian Brudenell Edit

Sebastian is the receptionist at Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators.

Genevieve Shakespeare Edit

Genevieve is Luella's mother, who doesn't believe Luella's choice of career, private investigation, ia a proper career for her daughter. [3]After Luella is cleared of all charges in relation to the murder of Clive Brenton, and the case is closed, she attempts to get Luella to go back to hairdressing, however is unsuccessful, when Luella chooses to join Frank Hathaway in the private investigation business. [2]

Clive Brenton Edit

Clive was Luella's husband, however in the episode 'O Brave New World', he is murdered on their wedding day.

Appearances Edit

Season 1 Edit

  1. O Brave New World
  2. The Chimes at Midnight
  3. This Promised End
  4. This Rough Magic
  5. Toil and Trouble
  6. Exit, Pursued by a Bear
  7. The Fairest Show Means Most Deceit
  8. The Chameleon's Dish
  9. The Rascal Cook
  10. Ill Met by Moonlight

Season 2 Edit

  1. Outrageous Fortune
  2. The Play's the Thing
  3. This Cursed Hand
  4. Beware the Ides of March
  5. No More Cakes and Ale
  6. The Offered Fallacy
  7. Nothing Will Come of Nothing
  8. In My Memory Lock'd
  9. The Envious Court
  10. Too Cold for Hell

Season 3 Edit

  1. How the Rogue Roar'd
  2. See Thyself, Devil!
  3. The Sticking Place
  4. A Serpent's Tooth
  5. The Fury Spent
  6. Reputation, Reputation, Reputation!
  7. Best Beware My Sting
  8. All That Glisters
  9. Oh Thou Invisible Spirit of Wine
  10. Teach Me, Dear Creature

Reference List Edit

  1. Season 3 Episode 6: Reputation, Reputation, Reputation!
  2. 2.0 2.1 Season 1, Episode 1: O Brave New World
  3. Season 2, Episode 9: The Envious Court
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