Gillian Bevan

Last updated
Gillian Bevan
Born (1956-02-13) 13 February 1956 (age 63)
Stockport, England
OccupationActress
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.

Contents

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.

Theatre performances

Discography

Related Research Articles

Eleanor Bron English stage, film and television actress and author

Eleanor Bron is an English stage, film and television actress, and an author. She is best known for her role as Ahme in the Beatles film Help!

Joanna David is an English actress, best known for her television work.

Robert Lindsay is an English actor. He is known for his stage and television work, including appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in musical theatre, and his roles as the narrator on the TV adaptations of the children's television series Brambly Hedge, Wolfie Smith in Citizen Smith, Captain Pellew in Hornblower, and Ben Harper in My Family. He has won a BAFTA, a Tony Award, and three Olivier Awards for his work.

Julie Hesmondhalgh English actress

Julie Claire Hesmondhalgh is an English actress, known for her role as Hayley Cropper in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 1998 and 2014. For this role, she won Best Serial Drama Performance at the 2014 National Television Awards and Best Actress at the 2014 British Soap Awards.

Imelda Staunton British actress

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, 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.

Ruthie Henshall British actress, singer and dancer

Valentine Ruth Henshall, known professionally as Ruthie Henshall, is an English actress, singer, and dancer known for her work in musical theatre. She began her professional stage career in 1986, before making her West End debut in Cats in 1987. A five-time Olivier Award nominee, she won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Amalia Balash in the London revival of She Loves Me (1994).

Sheila Gish was an English stage and screen actress. For her role in the 1995 London revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical Company, she won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical.

Elizabeth Sarah Greene is an English television presenter and actress. She presented Blue Peter from May 1980 until June 1983, and hosted Saturday-morning shows Saturday Superstore, and Going Live!.

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 well as Emma Barton in the ITV Yorkshire-based soap opera Emmerdale. The role of Emma Barton gained her recognition because of character's involvement in Emmerdale’s most high profile story lines during her three year stint.

Rosalind Knight is an English actress. Her career has spanned over 60 years on stage, screen, and television. Her film appearances include Blue Murder at St Trinian's (1957), Carry On Nurse (1959), Carry On Teacher (1959), Tom Jones (1963), and About a Boy (2002). She played Beryl in the BBC sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999–2001).

Tracey Bennett is an English stage and television actress. She trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Clapham, London. She played the role of Sharon Bentley in Coronation Street from 1982-1984 and then returning to the role in 1999.

David Threlfall is an English stage, film and television actor and director. He is best known for playing Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's series Shameless. He has also directed several episodes of the show. In April 2014, he portrayed comedian Tommy Cooper in a television film entitled Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This. In 2014, he starred alongside Jude Law in the thriller Black Sea.

Emma Cunniffe is an English film, stage and television actress.

Laura Rees is a British actress from Northampton.

Clare Higgins actress

Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins is an English actress. Her film appearances include Hellraiser (1987), Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Small Faces (1996) and The Golden Compass (2007).

Maureen Jane Beattie is an Irish-born, Scottish actress of both stage and screen.

Avril Elgar is an English stage, radio and television actress.

Anna Francolini is an English actress.

Sarah Frankcom is an English theatre director. She was an artistic director of the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester from 2008 to 2019, when she became director of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Marianne Phoebe Elliott, OBE is a British theatre director.

References

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