Did you have a bad day at The Office, Lucy? Actress looks tired and drawn as she shops in Los Angeles

Did you have a bad day at The Office, Lucy Actress looks tired and drawn as she shops in Los Angeles

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23:04 GMT, 28 May 2012

On her wedding day, she stood on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral looking radiant beside her father, Jasper Carrott.

But after her marriage to Welsh actor Owain Yeoman ended in divorce last year, Lucy Davis appears to have lost the warm glow that won her acclaim in comedy The Office.

The petite actress, who played Dawn in Ricky Gervais’s hit series, was pictured in Los Angeles looking gaunt and tired.

Lucy Davis was looking rather pale and tired as she returned from a shopping trip in Los Angeles

Lucy Davis was looking rather pale and tired as she returned from a shopping trip in Los Angeles

The 39-year-old moved to America to further her acting career after becoming a break-out star in the BBC comedy.

But despite making occasional appearances in high-profile American shows, including Ugly Betty and Californication, the blonde’s career has somewhat faltered – as her ex-husband found fame in hit US drama The Mentalist.

Miss Davis met Mr Yeoman, 33, in 2006, and after a whirlwind six-month romance the pair wed in December 2006.

The image was a far cry from her fresh faced and youthful appearances in the hit BBC comedy The Office

The image was a far cry from her fresh faced and youthful appearances in the hit BBC comedy The Office

The couple were able to have the ceremony at London’s hallowed St. Paul’s Cathedral because Miss Davis’s comedian father was awarded an OBE.

However, after five years of marriage the actress filed for divorce due to ‘irreconcilable differences’ last year.

Miss Davis has battled with ill health and in 1997 she had a kidney transplant, using an organ donated by her mother, Hazel.

The actress, who is diabetic, required hospital treatment with kidney failure in 2005, but went on to make a full recovery.

The actress in happier times, with her husband Owain Yeoman, and father Jasper Carrott at her wedding at St Paul's Cathedral in 2006. However, the relationship did not last and ended in divorce last year

The actress in happier times, with her husband Owain Yeoman, and father Jasper Carrott at her wedding at St Paul's Cathedral in 2006. However, the relationship did not last and ended in divorce last year

A curvy figure on The Office, she has spoken openly about her weight loss after moving to Hollywood.

She lost three stone after moving into America and said: ‘I wish I could be one of those people who is indifferent about their weight, but since I’ve lost weight I’ve had three roles-so that has to tell you something.

‘I struggle because I love food and sometimes I can’t stop eating. If I’m slimmer I feel better about myself, but I don’t lose weight for anybody else or for a magazine.’

The actress has admitted to struggles with her weight before, and has also suffered kidney problems

The actress has admitted to struggles with her weight before, and has also suffered kidney problems

Miss Davis spent 11 years playing nanny Hayley Tucker in Radio 4’s The Archers before her television debut in Pride And Prejudice.

But she made her name in 2001 when she starred in The Office as downtrodden secretary Dawn.

Her long flirtatious relationship with colleague Tim, played by Martin Freeman, ended with them kissing in the show’s renowned finale, in 2003.