English Radio Actresses

English radio actresses

  • Alexis Zegerman
    Alexis Zegerman is a British actress and writer.
  • Aline Waites
    Aline Waites is an English actress, director, producer, reviewer and writer. She is widely known for a long spell playing Gwen, the daughter of Mrs Dale, the BBC's famous fictional diarist in Mrs Dale's Diary.
  • Alison Steadman Alison Steadman
    Alison Steadman, OBE is an English actor. She won the 1991 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for the Mike Leigh film Life is Sweet, and the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Mari in the original production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
  • Amara Karan Amara Karan
    Amara Karan is a Sri Lankan-English actress who made her film début as the love interest in Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. The film premièred at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. Karan's second film role was as schoolgirl Peaches in the 2007 film St Trinian's.
  • Amelia Bullmore
    Amelia Bullmore is an English actress and writer. She began her career exclusively as an actress but began writing in 1995. Her writing credits include episodes for This Life, Attachments, Black Cab, and Scott & Bailey.
  • Andrea Riseborough Andrea Riseborough
    Andrea Louise Riseborough is an English stage and film actress. Her film appearances include Birdman or, Oblivion, Welcome to the Punch, Disconnect, Shadow Dancer, W.E., Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham, Never Let Me Go, Happy-Go-Lucky, and Venus.
  • Andrée Melly
    Andrée Melly is an English actress.
  • Angela Curran
    Angela Curran is an English actress, known for Death at a Funeral, Jane Eyre and The Danish Girl.
  • Annabelle Apsion
    Jane Annabelle Apsion is an English actress, best known for playing Monica Gallagher in the hit television comedy-drama Shameless and Joy Wilton in Soldier Soldier.
  • Annabelle Dowler
    Annabelle Dowler is an English actress. She was born and raised in Formby, Merseyside and attended Holy Family High School.
  • Anna Madeley
    Anna Madeley is an English actress. She has been described by the British Theatre Guide's Philip Fisher as one of the United Kingdom's "brightest and most versatile young actresses".
  • Anna Massey Anna Massey
    Anna Raymond Massey, CBE was an English actress. She won a BAFTA Award for the role of Edith Hope in the 1986 TV adaptation of Anita Brookner's novel Hotel du Lac, a role that one of her co-stars, Julia McKenzie, has said "could have been written for her."
  • Anne-Marie Duff Anne-Marie Duff
    Anne-Marie Duff is an English actress. She first achieved mainstream attention for playing Fiona Gallagher in the television series Shameless, and later played Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen. She also played the lead role in the television series From Darkness in 2015.
  • Anne Reid Anne Reid
    Anne Reid, MBE is an English stage, film and television actress, known for her roles as Valerie Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street; Jean in the sitcom Dinnerladies; and her BAFTA TV Award-nominated role as Celia Dawson in Last Tango in Halifax.
  • Annette Badland
    Annette Badland is an English actress known for a wide range of roles on TV, radio and film.
  • Auriol Smith Auriol Smith
    Auriol Smith is an English actress and theatre director. She was a founder member and associate director of the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London. She co-founded the theatre in 1971 with her husband Sam Walters, who became the United Kingdom's longest-serving artistic director.
  • Avril Elgar
    Avril Elgar is an English stage, radio and television actress.
  • Ayesha Antoine
    Ayesha Antoine is an English actress. She is known for portraying Rachel Baptiste in Holby City, and Poppy Silver in Grange Hill.
  • Ayesha Dharker
    Ayesha Dharker is a British-Indian actress. She is known for her performance in the Tamil film The Terrorist, for which she was awarded Best Artistic Contribution by an Actress at the Cairo International Film Festival and nominated for a National Film Award for Best Actress.
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt
    Barbara Leigh-Hunt is a British actress who has appeared on stage, film, television and radio.
  • Becky Hindley
    Rebecca "Becky" Hindley is an English television, stage and radio actress based in Lancaster, England.
  • Betty Marsden
    Betty Marsden was an English comedy actress. She is particularly remembered as a cast member of the radio series Beyond Our Ken and Round the Horne.
  • Brenda Bruce
    Brenda Bruce OBE was a British actress. She had a long and successful career in the theatre, radio, film and television.
  • Carey Mulligan Carey Mulligan
    Carey Hannah Mulligan is an English actress and singer. She made her acting debut on stage in London in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks in 2004. Her feature film debut was as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.
  • Catherine McCormack
    Catherine Jane McCormack is an English actress of stage and screen. Her film appearances include Braveheart, The Land Girls, Dangerous Beauty, Dancing at Lughnasa, Spy Game, and 28 Weeks Later. Her theatre work includes National Theatre productions of All My Sons and Honour.
  • Charlotte Mitchell
    Charlotte Mitchell was an English actress and poet.
  • Christine Finn Christine Finn
    Christine Finn was an English actress, known primarily for her role in the 1950s TV serial Quatermass and the Pit, and, after that, her voice work for the 1960s Thunderbirds television series.
  • Claire Skinner
    Claire Skinner is an English actress, known in the United Kingdom for her television career, particularly playing Sue Brockman from the BBC television series Outnumbered.
  • Clare Higgins
    Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins is an English actress. Her film appearances include Hellraiser, ', Small Faces and The Golden Compass.
  • Claudie Blakley
    Claudia "Claudie" Blakley is an English actress.
  • Daniela Denby-Ashe
    Daniela Denby-Ashe is an English actress, best known for playing the character Sarah Hills in the soap opera EastEnders, Margaret Hale in the period drama North and South and Janey Harper in the sitcom My Family.
  • Daphne Oxenford
    Daphne Margaret du Grivel Oxenford was an English actress, known for her early stage roles, and later her radio and television work.
  • Debbie Isitt
    Debbie Isitt went to our Lady of Fatima Primary School and Lordswood Girls Secondary School is a cousin of the footballer Darren wassail writer, film director and performer.
  • Deborah Findlay
    Deborah Findlay is an English actress. She joined a theatre company while studying English at the University of Leeds.
  • Debra Stephenson
    Debra Stephenson is an English actress, comedian, impressionist and singer, best known for her roles as Diane Powell in Playing the Field, Shell Dockley in Bad Girls and as Frankie Baldwin in Coronation Street.
  • Denise Bryer
    Denise Bryer is an English voice actress.
  • Doreen Mantle
    Doreen Mantle is a South African-born English actress who is probably best known for her role as Jean Warboys in One Foot in the Grave.
  • Dorothy Atkinson
    Dorothy Caroline Atkinson is an English actress and singer.
  • Edna Best Edna Best
    Edna Best was a British actress.
  • Elisabeth Sladen Elisabeth Sladen
    Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen was an English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who.
  • Elizabeth Carling
    Elizabeth Carling is an English actress and singer best known for her performances in Boon, Goodnight Sweetheart, Barbara, and Casualty.
  • Ella Smith (actress)
    Ella Smith is an English actress. She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and is a former member of the National Youth Theatre.
  • Ellie Beaven
    Ellie Beaven is an English actress.
  • Emerald Fennell
    Emerald Lilly Fennell is a British actress and author. She is best known for her role as Nurse Patsy Mount in the BBC drama series, Call the Midwife.
  • Emerald O'Hanrahan
    Emerald O'Hanrahan is an English actress, best known for playing Emma Grundy in BBC Radio 4's The Archers.
  • Emilia Fox
    Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox is an English actress, known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC crime drama Silent Witness, having joined the cast in 2004 following the departure of Amanda Burton.
  • Emily Watson Emily Watson
    Emily Margaret Watson, OBE is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her debut film role as Bess McNeil in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves and for her role as Jacqueline du Pré in Hilary and Jackie, winning the BIFA Award for Best Actress for the latter.
  • Emma Atkins
    Emma Jayne Atkins is an English actress, best known for the role of Charity Tate in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2000 to 2005 then from 2009 onwards.
  • Emma Fielding Emma Fielding
    Emma Georgina Annalies Fielding is an English actress.
  • Emma Lowndes
    Emma Lowndes is an English actress, known for portraying Bella Gregson in Cranford, Mary Rivers in Jane Eyre and Margie Drewe in Downton Abbey.
  • Eve Best Eve Best
    Emily "Eve" Best is an English stage and screen actress and director, known for her television roles as Dr. Eleanor O'Hara in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie, First Lady Dolley Madison in the American Experience television special, and Monica Chatwin in the BBC miniseries The Honourable Woman.
  • Farzana Dua Elahe
    Farzana Dua Elahe is an English actress and music DJ. She is best known for her role of Parveen Abbasi in BBC soap opera EastEnders. She is also one half of DJ/producer duo Habit To Others alongside Lauren Elle.
  • Felicity Finch
    Felicity Finch is a British actress, known for her Tyneside-accented portrayal of Ruth Archer in The Archers on BBC Radio 4.
  • Felicity Jones Felicity Jones
    Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress. She started her professional acting career as a child, appearing at age 12 in The Treasure Seekers. Jones went on to play Ethel Hallow for one season in the television show The Worst Witch and its sequel Weirdsister College.
  • Felicity Montagu Felicity Montagu
    Felicity J. Montagu is an English actress.
  • Fenella Woolgar
    Fenella Woolgar is an English actress. She trained at RADA graduating in 1999.
  • Flora Robson Flora Robson
    Dame Flora McKenzie Robson, DBE was an English actress and star of the theatrical stage and cinema, particularly renowned for her performances in plays demanding dramatic and emotional intensity. Her range extended from queens to murderesses.
  • Florence Desmond Florence Desmond
    Florence Dawson, better known by her stage name Florence Desmond, was an English actress, comedian and impersonator.
  • Frances de la Tour Frances de la Tour
    Frances de la Tour is an English actress, known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the television sitcom Rising Damp from 1974 until 1978. She is a Tony Award winner and three-time Olivier Award winner.
  • Freema Agyeman Freema Agyeman
    Freema Agyeman is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, and Amanita Caplan in the Netflix science fiction drama Sense8.
  • Fritha Goodey
    Fritha Jane Goodey was a British stage, radio and film actress probably best known stateside for her performance in the film About a Boy, in which she played one of Hugh Grant's character's former girlfriends.
  • Georgia Groome
    Georgia Isobel Groome is an English actress, best known for her roles in London to Brighton and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
  • Georgia May Foote Georgia May Foote
    Georgia May Foote is an English actress and model. She is best known for playing Alison Simmons in the BBC school drama series Grange Hill from 2005 to 2008 and Katy Armstrong in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2010 to 2015.
  • Georgia Taylor
    Georgia Taylor is an English actress, best known for her roles as Toyah Battersby in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, as Ruth Winters in the BBC show Casualty, and as Kate Barker in Law & Order: UK.
  • Georgina Reilly Georgina Reilly
    Georgina Reilly is a Canadian film and television actress, best known to date for her roles in the films Pontypool and This Movie Is Broken, the television series The L.A. Complex and Murdoch Mysteries, and the CBC Radio drama series Trust Inc.
  • Gillian Kearney
    Gillian Louise Kearney is an English actress best known for her early role as Debbie McGrath in Channel 4's Liverpool-based soap opera Brookside and the spin-off mini-series Damon and Debbie, and for playing Jessica Harrison in the long-running BBC television medical drama series Casualty, as...
  • Gina McKee Gina McKee
    Georgina McKee is an English actress. She has appeared in Our Friends in the North, The Lost Prince, The Forsyte Saga, as Bella in the film Notting Hill and as Caterina Sforza in the Showtime series The Borgias.
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw Gugu Mbatha-Raw
    Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha, MBE, known as Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is a British stage and film actress.
  • Hannah Taylor-Gordon Hannah Taylor-Gordon
    Hannah Taylor-Gordon is an English actress. She made her film debut in the 1993 film The House of the Spirits. She is best known for her role as Anne Frank in the TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story for which she received both an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination.
  • Harriet Walter Harriet Walter
    Dame Harriet Mary Walter, is an English stage and screen actress.
  • Hattie Jacques Hattie Jacques
    Josephine Edwina "Hattie" Jacques was an English comedy actress of stage, radio and screen. She was a regular of the Carry On films in which she typically played strict, no-nonsense characters, and was also a prolific television and radio performer.
  • Haydn Gwynne
    Haydn Gwynne is an English actress.
  • Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter
    Helena Bonham Carter, is an English actress. She is known for her roles in low-budget arthouse and independent films to large-scale Hollywood productions. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove.
  • Helen Longworth
    Helen Longworth is a British actress.
  • Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
    Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, is an English actor.
  • Helen Monks
    Helen Monks is an English actress and writer, known for her roles in Raised by Wolves, Upstart Crow, The Archers, Holby City, The Last Kingdom, and Genius.
  • Holliday Grainger Holliday Grainger
    Holliday Clark Grainger, also credited as Holly Grainger, is an English screen and stage actress. Some of her prominent roles are Lucrezia Borgia in the Showtime series The Borgias and Estella in Mike Newell's adaptation of Great Expectations.
  • Holly Bodimeade
    Holly Bodimeade is an English actress.
  • Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton
    Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, CBE is an English stage and screen actress. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Staunton began her career in repertory theatre in the 1970s before appearing in seasons at various theatres in the UK.
  • Jacqueline Pearce Jacqueline Pearce
    Jacqueline Pearce is a British film and television actress. Her roles have included horror and comedy and she is perhaps best known as the villain Servalan in the British science fiction TV series Blake's 7.
  • Jacqueline Tong
    Jacqueline Tong is an English actress who is best known for playing Daisy Barnes in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs from 1973 to 1975. In 1975, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in the Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • Jane Horrocks
    Barbara Jane Horrocks is an English stage, film and television actress, voice artist, musician and singer, who played the roles of Bubble and Katy Grin in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.
  • Janet McTeer
    Janet McTeer, is an English actress. In 1997, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, the Olivier Award for Best Actress and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her role as Nora in A Doll's House.
  • Jasmine Hyde
    Jasmine Hyde is an English actress best known for her role as the young Hilda Rumpole in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of "Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders". She has also appeared in other roles on the radio, stage and screen.
  • Jemma McKenzie-Brown
    Jemma McKenzie-Brown is an English actress. She is known for her role as Tiara Gold in the 2008 film High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
  • Jenny Funnell
    Jenny Funnell is a British actress best known for her role as Sandy in the British sitcom As Time Goes By.
  • Jenny Twigge
    Jenny Twigge is a British actress who studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. She is a patron of animal rescue group All Dogs Matter.
  • Jessica Knappett
    Jessica Knappett is an English comedy writer and actress. She is best known for playing Meg in the TV series Drifters, which she created, and Lisa in The Inbetweeners Movie.
  • Jessie Burton
    Jessie Burton is an English author and actress. As of February 2017 she has published two novels, The Miniaturist and The Muse.
  • Jill Balcon
    Jill Angela Henriette Balcon was an English film and radio actress. She made her film debut in Nicholas Nickleby, though she was best known for her stage, television, and radio work.
  • Joan Dowling Joan Dowling
    Joan Dowling was an English character actress.
  • Joan Fontaine
    Joan Fontaine was an American actress best known for her starring roles in Hollywood films. Fontaine appeared in more than 45 feature films in a career that spanned five decades.
  • Joannah Tincey
    Joannah Tincey is an English actress. She attended Guilford School of Acting and later trained at RADA. In 2007, she won a Carleton Hobbs' bursary and joined the BBC Radio Drama Company.
  • Joan Sanderson
    Joan Sanderson was an English television and stage actress. During a long career, the tall and commanding actress played dowagers, spinsters and matrons, as well as intense Shakespearean roles. Her television work included the sitcoms, Please Sir! and Me and My Girl.
  • Jodhi May
    Jodhi Tania May is an English stage, film, and television actress. She remains the youngest recipient of the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, for A World Apart.
  • Jodie Whittaker Jodie Whittaker
    Jodie Auckland Whittaker is an English actress. She came to prominence in her 2006 feature film debut Venus, for which she received British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations.
  • Jo Kendall
    Josephine Kendall, born in Lincolnshire, England, is a British actress.
  • Josephine Tewson Josephine Tewson
    Josephine Ann Tewson is an English stage and television actress. She is best known for her large roles in British television sitcoms, such as Elizabeth in Keeping Up Appearances and Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine.
  • Judi Dench Judi Dench
    Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench, is an English actress and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company.
  • Judy Cornwell Judy Cornwell
    Judy Valerie Cornwell is an English actress best known for her large role as Daisy in the highly successful British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances. She also played Anya Claus in the 1985 film Santa Claus: The Movie.
  • Julia Davis
    Julia Charlotte L Davis is an English comedian, actress, writer, director and producer. She is known for writing and starring in the BBC Three comedy Nighty Night and Sky Atlantic comedies Hunderby and Camping, which she also directed.
  • Julia Haworth
    Julia Louise Haworth is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Claire Peacock in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2003 to 2011.
  • Julia Hills Julia Hills
    Julia Hills is an English actress best known for playing the man hungry Rona in eight series of the BBC hit sitcom 2point4 Children.
  • Julia McKenzie
    Julia Kathleen McKenzie is an English actress, singer, presenter, and theatre director. On television, she is known for her BAFTA Award nominated role as Hester Fields in the sitcom Fresh Fields and its sequel French Fields, and as Miss Marple in Agatha Christie's Marple.
  • Julie Peasgood Julie Peasgood
    Julie May Peasgood is an English actress, television presenter, author and voice over artist known for her distinctive voice. She was a pupil at Grimsby's Wintringham School. She is best known for her role as Fran Pearson in the television soap Brookside.
  • Juliet Stevenson Juliet Stevenson
    Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson, CBE is an English actor of stage and screen. She is known for her role in the film Truly, Madly, Deeply, for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
  • June Whitfield
    Dame June Rosemary Whitfield, is an English actress, well known in the United Kingdom since the 1950s for her work in radio and television comedy series.
  • Kate Duchêne
    Kate Duchêne is an English character actress best known for her role as the teacher Miss Hardbroom in the adaptation of the children's books The Worst Witch. "The Worst Witch New 2018 Duchêne started to act at the age of 14.
  • Kate Maberly
    Kate Maberly, born Kate Elizabeth Cameron Maberly on 14 March 1982, is an English actress, director, writer, producer, and musician. She has appeared in film, television, radio and theatre.
  • Katherine Parkinson
    Katherine Jane Parkinson is an English actress. She has appeared in several comedy series, including as Jen Barber in Channel 4's The IT Crowd, for which she received a British Comedy Best TV Actress Award in 2009 and a BAFTA TV Award in 2014.
  • Katrin Cartlidge
    Katrin Juliet Cartlidge was an English actress. She first appeared on screen as Lucy Collins in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, before going on to win the 1997 Evening Standard Film Award for Best Actress for the Mike Leigh film Career Girls.
  • Katy Cavanagh Katy Cavanagh
    Kathryn Sarah Collins, better known as Katy Cavanagh, is an English actress. She is known for playing the role of Julie Carp in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2008 to 2015. She also had regular roles in BBC drama The Cops, and the ITV drama Bob & Rose.
  • Keira Knightley Keira Knightley
    Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. After having worked in supporting roles in various films, Knightley gained recognition with the comedy-drama Bend It Like Beckham in 2002.
  • Kelda Holmes
    Kelda Holmes is an English actress best known for playing Sarah Jackson in the Children's ITV television programme Press Gang.
  • Kellie Bright
    Kellie Denise Bright is an English actress. She is known for playing Linda Carter in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, for which she won the 2015 British Soap Awards for Best Actress and Best Dramatic Performance.
  • Kelly Reilly Kelly Reilly
    Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly is an English actress. Her performance in After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage and earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress of 2003.
  • Kerry Stacey
    Kerry Stacey is an English actress who is best known for playing Toni Daggert in ITV's Emmerdale.
  • Kim Hartman Kim Hartman
    Kim Lesley Hartman is a British actress, best known for her role as Private Helga Geerhart in the BBC television sitcom Allo 'Allo!.
  • Lacey Turner Lacey Turner
    Lacey Amelia Turner is a British actress, best known for her portrayal of Stacey Slater in the BBC's soap opera EastEnders, for which she received over thirty awards, including four National Television Awards and six British Soap Awards.
  • Laura Carmichael
    Laura Elizabeth Carmichael is an English actress, most widely known for her performance as Lady Edith Crawley in the ITV and PBS television period drama series Downton Abbey. Her other television work includes Marcella., and the feature film A United Kingdom.
  • Laura Rees
    Laura Rees is a British actress from Northampton.
  • Lauren Mote
    Lauren Mote is a British child actress who is best known for role as Lizzy in the 2010 direct to DVD Disney film Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.
  • Leanne Rowe
    Leanne Rowe is an English actress and singer, known for portraying Nancy in Oliver Twist, May Moss in Lilies and Baby in Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage.
  • Lesley Manville Lesley Manville
    Lesley Manville OBE is an English actress of film, theatre and television who frequently collaborates with director Mike Leigh. For her work in his 2002 film All or Nothing and his 2010 film Another Year, she won the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year.
  • Linda Robson
    Linda Robson is an English actress and presenter, best known for playing Tracey Stubbs in the sitcom Birds of a Feather between 1989 and 1998 and 2014 onwards and her appearances as a weekly panellist on the ITV series Loose Women from 2012.
  • Lisa Dillon
    Lisa Dillon is an English actress.
  • Louise Brealey Louise Brealey
    Louise Brealey, also credited as Loo Brealey, is an English actress, writer, and journalist. She is best known for playing student nurse Roxanne Bird in Casualty, and Molly Hooper in Sherlock.
  • Lucy Beaumont Lucy Beaumont
    Lucy Beaumont was an English actress of the stage and screen from Bristol.
  • Lucy Davis
    Lucy Clare Davis is an English actress. She played the role of Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office, as well as Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead, Hayley in The Archers, and Etta Candy in Wonder Woman.
  • Lucy Gaskell
    Lucy Gaskell is a British actress. She studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1998.
  • Lucy-Jo Hudson
    Lucy-Jo Hudson is an English actress, best known for playing the role of Katy Harris in the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street from 2002–05 and as Rosie Trevanion in the ITV drama Wild at Heart from 2006–09.
  • Lucy Montgomery (actress)
    Lucy Montgomery is an English comedian, actress and writer, best known for her radio and television work.
  • Lucy Punch Lucy Punch
    Lucy Punch is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Bad Teacher, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Dinner for Schmucks, and Into the Woods.
  • Lydia Leonard
    Lydia Leonard is an English stage, film and television actress.
  • Lydia Wilson
    Lydia Wilson is an English actress. Since graduating in 2009 from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has performed in numerous television and theatre productions including the Olivier Award winning Blasted by Sarah Kane in 2010 at the Lyric Theatre.
  • Lyndsey Marshal
    Lyndsey Marshal is an English actress best known for her performance in The Hours, and as the recurring character Cleopatra on HBO's Rome, and as Lady Sarah Hill in BBC period drama Garrow's Law.
  • Lynn Fontanne Lynn Fontanne
    Lynn Fontanne was a British-born American-based actress for over 40 years. She teamed with her husband, Alfred Lunt. Lunt and Fontanne were given special Tony Awards in 1970. They both won Emmy Awards in 1965, and Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named for them.
  • Mabel Constanduros
    Mabel Constanduros, birth name Mabel Tilling, was an English actress and screenwriter. She achieved fame playing Mrs.Buggins on the radio programme The Buggins Family, which ran from 1928 to 1948. As well as writing the series, she started off playing the whole family as well.
  • Margaret Rawlings Margaret Rawlings
    Margaret Rawlings, Lady Barlow was an English stage actress, born in Osaka, Japan, daughter of the Rev. George William Rawlings and his wife Lilian Rawlings.
  • Margaret Tyzack Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Maud Tyzack, CBE was an English actress. Her television roles included The Forsyte Saga and I, Claudius.
  • Margot Boyd
    Margot Boyd, born Beryl Billings, was an English stage, television and radio actress. She grew up in Bath and trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Here Boyd acted in a production supervised by George Bernard Shaw.
  • Maria Darling
    Maria Darling is a British voice actress who regularly provides character voices for children's television programmes in the UK and the US, as well as video games such as the Professor Layton series and the UK versions of the Ape Escape franchise.
  • Marjorie Westbury
    Marjorie Westbury was an English radio actress and singer. Her career lasted over fifty years.
  • Martha Howe-Douglas Martha Howe-Douglas
    Martha Howe-Douglas is an English actress, best known for three roles: playing the receptionist Donna Parmar in the BBC One daytime soap Doctors, appearing as various characters in the children's series Horrible Histories and as Debbie Maddox The Chosen One in Sky TV's Yonderland.
  • Mary Nighy
    Mary Bing Jamie Alfreda Leonora Quick Kit Nighy is an English actress and filmmaker. She was named one of the UK Film Council's breakthrough Brits in 2005.
  • Mary Wimbush
    Mary Wimbush was an English actress whose career spanned sixty years from the 1940s to the 2000s.
  • Maxine Peake
    Maxine Peake is an English stage, radio, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies.
  • Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson
    Miranda Jane Richardson is an English stage, film and television actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger in 1985 and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Damage and Tom & Viv. For Damage, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin
    Miriam Karlin, OBE was an English actress whose career lasted for more than 60 years. She was best known for her role as Paddy in The Rag Trade, a 1960s BBC and 1970s LWT sitcom, and in particular for the character's catchphrase "Everybody out!".
  • Miriam Margolyes Miriam Margolyes
    Miriam Margolyes, is an English character actress and voice artist.
  • Moira Quirk Moira Quirk
    Moira Shannon Quirk is an English actress & active in voice over roles.
  • Mollie Harris
    Mollie Harris was an English actress and author, known for her appearances as village shopkeeper Martha Woodford in the BBC Radio soap opera The Archers.
  • Mollie Sugden Mollie Sugden
    Mollie Sugden was an English comedy actress, best known for portraying the saleswoman Mrs. Slocombe in the British sitcom Are You Being Served?. She later reprised this role in Grace & Favour.
  • Montserrat Lombard
    Montserrat Lombard is an English actress best known for playing WPC Sharon 'Shaz' Granger in the BBC Drama series Ashes to Ashes.
  • Nadine Marshall
    Nadine Panchita Marshall is an English television, stage and radio actress.
  • Naomi Frederick
    Naomi Frederick is an English actress and graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is notable for stage work and has also appeared on radio, appearing in 2012 adaptations of Twelfth Night and Sparkling Cyanide. Her television work includes "Eagle Day", a 2002 episode of Foyle's War.
  • Natalie Press
    Natalie Press is an English actress nominated for a Best Actress BAFTA for her role in the 2010 ensemble three-hour BBC piece Five Daughters, directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe.
  • Natasha Richardson
    Natasha Jane Richardson was an English stage and screen actress.
  • Nicola Bryant Nicola Bryant
    Nicola Jane Bryant is an English actress known for her role as Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown, a companion of the Doctor in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986.
  • Nicola Miles-Wildin
    Nicola Miles-Wildin is a British disabled radio and stage actress. She suffers from juvenile chronic arthritis, and is a wheelchair user. She portrayed Alice in Richard Cameron's play Flower Girls, a play about disabled women.
  • Nicola Walker
    Nicola Walker is an English actress, known for her starring roles in various British television programmes from the 1990s onwards, including Ruth Evershed in the spy drama Spooks from 2003 to 2011. She has also worked in theatre, radio and film.
  • Nina Conti Nina Conti
    Nina Joelene Conti is an English actress, comedian and ventriloquist. Her primary on-stage puppets are a white-haired Scottish grandmother named Granny and a deadpan monkey named Monk.
  • Norma Ronald
    Norma Ronald was a British actress best known for her appearances as "Mildred Murfin" in the 1960s BBC Radio comedy series The Men from the Ministry, as "Miss Ealand" in the Science Fiction television series UFO and as Sir John Wilder's ever-resourceful secretary Kay Lingard in both The Plane...
  • Olivia de Havilland Olivia de Havilland
    Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland, is a retired American actress. Her career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in 49 feature films, and was one of the leading movie stars during the golden age of Classical Hollywood.
  • Olivia Hallinan
    Olivia Hallinan is an English actress best known for her role as Laura Timmins in the BBC TV series Lark Rise to Candleford and also as Kim in the Channel 4 drama Sugar Rush. She also starred as Ellie in Girls in Love.
  • Olivia Williams Olivia Williams
    Olivia Haigh Williams is an English film, stage and television actress who has appeared in British and American films and television.
  • Pat Coombs Pat Coombs
    Patricia Doreen Coombs was an English actress. She specialised in the portrayal of the eternal downtrodden female, comically under the thumb of stronger personalities. She was known for many roles on radio, film and television sitcoms.
  • Patricia Greene
    Patricia Honor Greene MBE, is an English television and radio actress, who is best known for her long-standing role as Matriarch Jill Archer in the radio serial The Archers.
  • Patricia Hayes
    Patricia Lawlor "Pat" Hayes, OBE was an English BAFTA Television Award winning character actress.
  • Patricia Routledge
    Dame Katherine Patricia Routledge, professionally billed as Patricia Routledge, is an English actress and singer.
  • Patsy Palmer Patsy Palmer
    Patsy Palmer is an English actress and DJ. Palmer made an early television appearance on the children's drama show Grange Hill, but is best known for playing Bianca Jackson in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders.
  • Pearl Hackney
    Pearl Hackney was a British actress and the wife of comedian Eric Barker. She was born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, but spent much of her early life in Liverpool, Merseyside.
  • Peggy Thorpe-Bates
    Peggy Thorpe-Bates was an English actress who appeared in the first three series of Rumpole of the Bailey as Rumpole's fearsome wife Hilda. She also appeared in numerous other supporting roles on both stage and screen.
  • Penelope Keith
    Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL is an English actress, active in all genres, including radio, stage, television and film and primarily known for her roles in the British sitcoms The Good Life and To the Manor Born.
  • Pippa Haywood
    Philippa "Pippa" Haywood is an English actress who trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
  • Prunella Scales Prunella Scales
    Prunella Scales is an English actress best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution by Alan Bennett.
  • Raquel Cassidy
    Raquel Josephine Dominic Cassidy is an English actress.
  • Rebecca Ryan
    Rebecca Ryan is an English actress. She attended St Monica's High School in Manchester.
  • Rebecca Saire
    Rebecca Saire is a British actress and writer who gained early attention when, at the age of fourteen, she played Juliet for the BBC Television Shakespeare series.
  • Richenda Carey Richenda Carey
    Richenda Carey is an English theatre, television and film actress, who is mostly known for her roles in Monarch of the Glen, Jeeves and Wooster, Crush and most recently, Separate Lies and Criminal Justice. She appeared in an episode of the sitcom Chalk.
  • Robin Weaver
    Robin Weaver is an English actress well known for playing the role of recurring character Pamela Cooper in the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners and its feature-length films, The Inbetweeners Movie and The Inbetweeners 2. She has also appeared in several TV commercials.
  • Rosie Cavaliero
    Rosalind Cecelia "Rosie" Cavaliero is an English actress.
  • Rosie Fleeshman
    Rosie Fleeshman has worked as an actress since the age of 10, beginning her career in the Peter Pan stage play at The Lowry Salford. In addition to an extensive stage experience, she has regularly recorded radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 7.
  • Roxy Shahidi
    Roxy Shahidi is an English actress, best known for playing Leyla Harding in ITV soap Emmerdale.
  • Ruby Bentall
    Ruby Bentall is an English actress, known for playing Minnie in Lark Rise to Candleford, Mary Bennet in Lost in Austen and Verity Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of Winston Graham's Poldark novels.
  • Rula Lenska Rula Lenska
    Rula Lenska is an English actress. She mainly appeared in United Kingdom productions, but also appeared in a United States television advert that presented her as a celebrity, even though she was not widely known there at the time. She is a former wife of British actor Dennis Waterman.
  • Ruth Gemmell
    Ruth Gemmell is an English actress, known for her role in the 1997 film Fever Pitch. Gemmel is also known for her work on the television show Utopia as Jen Dugdale.
  • Ruth Wilson
    Ruth Wilson is an English actress. She is known for her performances in Suburban Shootout, Jane Eyre, and as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV psychological crime drama Luther since 2010.
  • Sally Bretton
    Sally Bretton is an English actress. She is best known for appearing as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out since 2007.
  • Sally Hawkins Sally Hawkins
    Sally Cecilia Hawkins is an English actress. She made her film debut in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing in 2002.
  • Sally Lindsay Sally Lindsay
    Sally Lindsay, is an English actress and television presenter known for her roles as Shelley Unwin in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street and Kath Agnew in the BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours.
  • Samantha Robinson Samantha Robinson
    Samantha Louise Robinson is an English actress.
  • Samantha Robinson (English actress)
    Samantha Louise Robinson is an English actress.
  • Samantha Spiro
    Samantha Spiro is a double Olivier Award-winning English actress.
  • Sanna-June Hyde
    Sanna-June Hyde born Colchester, England, is a Finnish-English actress at Helsingin kaupungin teatteri, Helsinki City Theatre.
  • Sara Coward
    Sara Coward was a British writer and stage and radio actress. She was known for her role as Caroline Sterling in the BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers.
  • Sarah Barrand Sarah Barrand
    Sarah Barrand is an English actress known for her role as Shannon Donnelly-Lawson in Footballers Wives and its ITV2 spin-off, Footballers' Wives: Extra Time. Barrand grew up in Southport, Merseyside.
  • Sarah Smart
    Sarah Smart is an English actress.
  • Saskia Reeves
    Saskia Reeves is an English actress best known for her roles in the films Close My Eyes and I.D., and the 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune. She has worked with directors including Mike Leigh, Stephen Poliakoff, Michael Winterbottom, and Nicholas Hytner.
  • Scarlett Strallen Scarlett Strallen
    Scarlett Strallen is an English stage actress, best known for her work in musical theatre productions in the West End and on Broadway.
  • Shannon Flynn
    Shannon Flynn is an English actress from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, who is best known for playing Emily James in the BBC school-based drama, Waterloo Road. Flynn has also had a presenting role on the CBBC show Friday Download, and had starred in its film, Up All Night.
  • Sharon Percy Sharon Percy
    Sharon Percy is a British actress.
  • Sheridan Smith Sheridan Smith
    Sheridan Smith, OBE is an English actress, singer and dancer.
  • Sherrie Hewson Sherrie Hewson
    Sherrie Lynn Hutchinson is an English actor, presenter, broadcaster, television personality and novelist. She is known for her roles on the ITV soap operas Coronation Street, Crossroads, and Emmerdale.
  • Sinead Matthews
    Sinead Matthews is an English actress.
  • Sophie Aldred Sophie Aldred
    Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter. She portrayed the Doctor's companion Ace in the television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s.
  • Stella Tanner
    Stella Tanner was an English radio and television actress.
  • Stephanie Beacham Stephanie Beacham
    Stephanie Beacham is an English television, radio, film and theatre actress. She is known for her television roles in the BBC drama Tenko, the ITV drama Connie, and for playing Sable Colby in the ABC soap operas The Colbys and Dynasty.
  • Stephanie Cole Stephanie Cole
    Patricia Stephanie Cole, OBE is an English stage, television, radio and film actress, known for high-profile television roles in shows such as Tenko, Open All Hours, A Bit of a Do, Waiting for God, Keeping Mum, Doc Martin, Still Open All Hours and as Sylvia Goodwin in ITV soap opera Coronation...
  • Stephanie Leonidas Stephanie Leonidas
    Stephanie Leonidas is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Helena in the fantasy film MirrorMask and as Irisa on the American science fiction television series, Defiance.
  • Susan Jameson
    Susan I.M. Jameson is an English actress who has played a wide range of roles, especially on television. She is possibly best known for portraying Esther Lane in the BBC crime drama New Tricks between 2003 and 2013.
  • Susan Sheridan Susan Sheridan
    Susan Haydn Thomas was a British actress and voice actress. Her voice acting roles included Noddy in Noddy's Toyland Adventures, Princess Sylvia in Muzzy in Gondoland, Trillian in the BBC radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Princess Eilonwy in the animated film The Black Cauldron.
  • Susie Blake Susie Blake
    Susie Blake is an English television, radio and stage actress.
  • Susy Kane Susy Kane
    Susy Kane is an English actress, comedy writer and musician.
  • Suzanna Hamilton
    Suzanna Hamilton is an English actress. She is known for her performance as Julia in the 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Her other film roles include Tess, Brimstone and Treacle, Wetherby and Out of Africa.
  • Tamsin Greig Tamsin Greig
    Tamsin Margaret Mary Greig is an English actress. She played Fran Katzenjammer in Black Books and Dr. Caroline Todd in Green Wing. She currently stars in as Beverly Lincoln in the transatlantic sitcom Episodes, and as Jackie in the Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner.
  • Teresa Churcher
    Teresa Churcher is an English actress whose film credits include Gosford Park, Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist, Being Julia, Creation and The Woman in Black.
  • Thandie Newton Thandie Newton
    Melanie Thandiwe "Thandie" Newton is an English actress.
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman
    Tracy-Ann Oberman is an English television, theatre and radio actress. Best known for her role as Chrissie Watts in BBC1 soap opera EastEnders from 2004–05.
  • Verity Rushworth Verity Rushworth
    Verity Charlotte Rushworth-Shaw is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Donna Windsor in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 1998 to 2014.
  • Vicki Pepperdine
    Vicki Pepperdine is an English actress and writer. She was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for co-writing the BBC sitcom Getting On and nominated for a British Comedy Award for her portrayal of Dr Pippa Moore.
  • Victoria Hamilton
    Victoria Hamilton is an English actress known for her roles on stage and television. After training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Hamilton began her career in classical theatre, appearing in productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
  • Victoria Wicks Victoria Wicks
    Victoria Wicks is a British actress. She is known for her role as Sally Smedley in Channel 4's award-winning comedy series Drop the Dead Donkey. Her other television roles include Mrs. Gideon in The Mighty Boosh, and the College Director in Skins.
  • Wendy van der Plank
    Wendy van der Plank is a British actress best known for playing Wizadora in the ITV series of the same name.
  • Wunmi Mosaku Wunmi Mosaku
    Wunmi Mosaku is a Nigerian-born British actress, known for her roles as Joy in the BBC Two miniseries Moses Jones and Holly Lawson in the ITV series Vera. She won the 2017 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gloria Taylor in the TV film Damilola, Our Loved Boy.
  • Ysanne Churchman
    Ysanne Churchman worked as an actress and narrator on British radio, TV and film for over 50 years. She gained attention as Grace Archer in the long-running BBC radio drama series The Archers, when Grace died after a fire on the night when ITV launched in 1955.
  • Zawe Ashton
    Zawedde "Zawe" Ashton is an English actress, playwright and director best known for her roles in Channel 4 comedy dramas Not Safe for Work and Fresh Meat. Other credits include the feature films Blitz and St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.
  • Zelah Clarke
    Zelah Clarke is a British actress who has mainly appeared in television productions.
  • Zoe Tapper
    Zoe Tapper is an English actress who first came to prominence playing Nell Gwynne in Richard Eyre's award-winning film Stage Beauty in 2004. She is known for portraying Anya Raczynski in Survivors and Mina Harker in Demons.

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    Laura Nielson – Joanne Froggatt
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    Laura teaches English at a local secondary school. When we meet her she is single ... Most famously, Joanne Froggatt starred as lady's maid Anna Bates in Downton Abbey, winning a Golden Globe for best supporting actress. She's also been in Coronation ...
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    Spicey skits bring an Emmy for Melissa McCarthy
    Al-Arabiya
    Actress Melissa McCarthy portrays White House spokesman Sean Spicer, while taping a segment for Saturday Night Live on Friday May 12, 2017, in New York. ... McCarthy on Sunday was named best guest actress in a comedy series for her impressions.
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    FederalNewsRadio.com
    Actress Elizabeth Henstridge is 30. Actor Tyler Hoechlin (HEK'-lihn) is 30. Actress Mackenzie Aladjem is 16. Thought for Today: “I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet and author (1772-1834).
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  • The Sun
    Who is Gemma Atkinson? Strictly Come Dancing 2017 contestant and former Emmerdale actress – all you need to know
    The Sun
    Gemma Louise Atkinson was born November 16, 1984, and is an English actress and ex-glamour model. Emmerdale fans will of course recognise Gemma from her role as Carly Hope in the ITV soap. But she's probably best known for playing Lisa Hunter in ...
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  • Radio Times
    Meet the cast of Thirteen
    Radio Times
    Best known for having a love/hate relationship with Rae (Sharon Rooney) on My Mad Fat Diary, Comer also played the mistress who meddles with the family life of Suranne Jones in BBC series Doctor Foster. In 2015 the 22-year-old actress also featured in ...
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  • BBC News
    Actress raises £11k for hospice after husband dies
    BBC News
    "The thing that gives me massive strength is that Ross himself was ok with everything," she told BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire. She said the most difficult part of his illness was telling their two daughters Brooke, six, and four-year-old Texas ...
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  • Radio Times
    Meet the cast of Happy Valley series two
    Radio Times
    Known to most as dorky Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter, Matthew Lewis has focused his talents on British TV in recent years, taking roles in Bluestone 42, The Syndicate, Ripper Street and now Happy Valley. He'll also appear in the big-screen ...
    Published on: Thu, 31 Aug 12:27:17 47 560

  • Star2.com
    Actor Alvin Chong's tale of hardship will bring you to tears
    Star2.com
    “When I first came to KL, my English was very bad. I couldn't even form a complete sentence. So, I picked up English by listening to English radio stations and practised speaking with my friends,” he shares, adding he feels an affinity to the language ...
    Published on: Sun, 03 Sep 22:05:44 13 171

  • Yonhap News
    New medical series 'Hospital Ship' ranks second on weekly TV chart
    Yonhap News
    Actress Ha, who debuted in 1996, plays the role of a doctor -- level-headed, talented doctor Song Eun-jae with an intriguing past -- for the first time. CNBLUE ... Meanwhile, MBC's talk show "Radio Star" topped the index, jumping six places. In the ...
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  • Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan Star In Revival of Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
    Broadway World
    British Actor Toby Jones is known for his roles both in the theatre and on screen. Earlier this year Toby finished filming both ... and co-starring Mackenzie Crook. Toby's other works include Infamous, where Toby played 'Truman Capote' for which he ...
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