Gillian Bevan

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Gillian Bevan
Born (1956-02-13) 13 February 1956 (age 63)
Stockport, England
Years active1984–present

Gillian Bevan (born 13 February 1956 in Stockport) is an English actress, best known for her roles in British television shows and West End theatre.


In 1988 she played Dorothy in the Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of their version of The Wizard of Oz , also singing the role on the cast album. [1] She also appeared as parapsychologist Dr Lin Pascoe in the controversial BBC drama, Ghostwatch, on 31 October 1992.

She portrayed Gina Hope in the UK medical drama Holby City . She played the wife of Consultant Elliot Hope in the drama, who was struck with motor neuron disease. Bevan's character made the decision to end her life by euthanasia in Switzerland, and her touching performance won critical acclaim.

She also played Clare Hunter, the Head Teacher in the UK TV Series Teachers . Bevan has also appeared in other UK TV series, including: Heartbeat , Doctors , New Tricks and in the 1990s, Peak Practice , The Chief , and the BBC's drama Ghostwatch.

In 2016, she appeared in the BBC TV series Father Brown as Mrs Steele, episode 4.6 "The Rod of Asclepius"

She currently resides in the English countryside with her son, Jack Bailie.

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  1. Raymond, Kurt. "We're off to Stage the Wizard of Oz". Beyond the Rainbow to Oz website. Retrieved 25 December 2010.