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Phoebe Thomas (born 12 April 1983) is a British actress.
12 April 1983
Thomas made a name for herself playing Holly Curran on Night and Day from 2001 to 2003. In 2005 she went on to star in the Five soap, Family Affairs , as homeless Jane Hughes. She has also had a role in Channel 4 comedy Teachers and played nurse Maria Kendall in BBC medical drama Holby City from 28 November 2006 to 19 May 2010. She is also playing Hetty Feather in the stage adaptation of Hetty Feather. She was "Thea Holmes" in Death in Paradise Series 3 Episode 2 (The Wrong Man).
She has previously acted the role of Lady Godiva in an independent film based on a script by Vicky Jewson.
|2007||Permanent Vacation||Sally Bury|
|2008||Lady Godiva||Jemima Honey / 21st Century Lady Godiva|
|2001||Teachers||Cheryl||Guest role (series 1)|
|2001–2003||Night & Day||Holly Curran||Main role|
|2003||The Bill||Chloe||"173: Pandora's Box"|
|2003||Doctors||Kerry Lynch||"When the Bough Breaks"|
|2003||Holby City||Chloe Palmer||"The Parent Trap", "A Friend in Need"|
|2004||As If||Girl With Dog||"Sasha's POV"|
|2005||Judge John Deed||Reb Spark||"Above the Law"|
|2005||Family Affairs||Jane Hughes||"1.2154", "1.2156"|
|2005||The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt||Sally||TV film|
|2006||Sea of Souls||Chloe||"Sleeper"|
|2006||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Clare Simmons||"In the Blink of an Eye"|
|2006–2010||Holby City||Maria Kendall||Regular role (series 9–12)|
|2007||Little Devil||Jackie Crowe||TV miniseries|
|2014||Death in Paradise||Thea||"The Wrong Man"|
|2015||The Coroner||Dora Horton||"How to Catch a Lobster"|
|2018||Doctors||Antonia Brandon||"Promise the Moon"|
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