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JOAN BLACKHAM

Actress

Photographs of Joan Blackham
AWL rehearsal photographs

Besides working on new scripts at AWL, Joan Blackham’s last theatre role was a retired war correspondent in Blown Apart, which won the Kenneth Branagh new short play prize at the Windsor Fringe Festival 2014.

Recent tv work includes delivering a tragic phone call in Dr Who; hitting Nicholas Lyndhurst over the head in New Tricks; playing a broad minded WI Chair in Doctors; a disgruntled patient in Take Five and a flirtatious receptionist in the Moran Sisters C4 sitcom Raised by Wolves.

On the film front Joan was lucky enough to play Eleanor Roosevelt in an Ukrainian/Russian feature The Battle of Sevastopol (2015) and this February played another American, Mrs. Fitzgerald, in a Czech film Masaryk.

Height
5'10" (177cm)
Eye Colour
Blue-Grey
Playing Age
61 - 75
Hair Colour
Fair
Appearance
White
Voice Character
Natural

 

 
Voice Quality
 
Warm
 
Accents
American-Standard, Birmingham*, Black Country, Edinburgh, Lancashire, London, RP, Welsh-Southern, Worcester, Yorkshire
Performance
Voice Over
Sports
Tennis
Other Skills
Animal Handling

AWL Credits

Year
Writer(s)
Play
Role
Director
2013
Wendy Wareham
Annabel
2012
Roger Mortimer-Smith
Chorus 1
2012
Roger Mortimer-Smith
Maggie

Non-AWL Credits

Year
Production
Role
Director
Org/Venue
2017
Ready Or Not
Pat
Helena Bell
Kali Theatre - Arcola & UK Tour
2016
Masaryk
Mrs Fitzgerald
Julius Sevcík
In Film Praha
2016
Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back
Margaret
Ben Palmer
BBC
2016
Dark Souls 3 (Game)
High Priestess Emma
James Kirk
Liquid Violet
2015
Battle For Sevastopol
Eleanor Roosevelt
Sergei Mokritsky
Film UA
2015
Doctors
Maureen Whittaker
Owen Brenman
BBC TV
2015
New Tricks
Iris
Brian Grant
Headstrong Pictures for BBC TV
2015
Raised by Wolves
Carol
Ian Fitzgibbon
Big Talk Productions for C4
2015
The Five
Mrs Harrison
Mark Tonderai
Red Productions for Sky
2015
Fragments of Him
Mary
Tino van der Kraan
Sassybot
2014
Blown Apart
Clare Doyle
Windsor Fringe 2014
2014
Doctor Who
Rachel Talalay
BBC TV
2013
The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Bracknell
Anna Ledwich
Guildford Shakespeare Company
2013
Doctors
Yvonne Cummings
Peter Chipping
BBC TV
2013
Whitechapel
Lady Ailesbridge
Jon East
Carnival Films for ITV
2012
The Knot
Aunt Claire
Jesse Lawrence
2012
THE SWEENEY
The Landlady
Nick Love
Sweeney Productions Ltd
2012
Regret Rien
Iris
Peter-Frank De Wulf
Kenneth Branagh Award Windsor Fringe
2011
A Room to Let
Dorothy
Abner Pastoll
February Films
2011
Away From It All
Jenny
Simon Bovey
Rural Media Company
2011
Crossing the River
The Mother
Ellen McDougal
The Soho Theatre
2011
Doctors
Eleanor
Graham Moore
BBC Television
2011
Midsomer Murders
Maureen Stubbs
Peter Smith
Bentley Productions
2009
Calendar Girls
Brenda Hulse / Lady Cravenshire
Hamish McColl
Chichester / national tour West End 2008-2009
2008
Honest (2 Episodes)
Margaret
Julian Holmes/Brian Kelly
Greenlit / ITV
2007
Living It
Granny Evans
Rick Stroud
Mentorn / CBBC
2006
Jane Eyre
Mrs Reed / Mrs Fairfax
Polly Teale
Shared Experience +UK / World Tours 1999-2000
2006
Judge John Deed (Series Regular 2003-06)
Lady Everard
G F Newman
BBC
2005
These Foolish Things
Mrs Griffin
Julia Taylor-Stanley
These Foolish Things Ltd
2005
Doctors
Bridie Taylor (lead)
Michael Baig-Clifford
BBC Television
2005
The Afternoon Play
Irene
Matthew Parkhill
BBC
2004
MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS (Cannes) Miranda Hart’s mother
Paddy
Hannah Davis/David Connolly
Lynda La Plante / Dolly Pictures
2004
Blue Murder
Alex Pillai
Granada TV
2004
Heartbeat
Maud Fforbes Hepplethwaite
Jonas Grimas
Yorkshire Television
2004
Island at War
Mrs La Palotte
Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Granada TV
2003
Babyfather
Avril E Russell
BBC
2003
Spooks: MI5
Simon Crawford Collins
Kudos Film & TV
2001
EDGE OF REASON / BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY
Aunty Shirley
Beeban Kidron/Sharon McGuire
2001
Back Home
Miss Bembridge
Simon Massey
ITV
2001
Happiness
Carol
Declan Lowney
BBC
2001
Holby City
Jane Heylin
Jim Shields
BBC
2000
The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Bracknell
Jean Paul Cherrington
Dramatic Attic, Shanghai
2000
Cry Wolf (Sitcom Series Regular)
Jean Wolf
Dewi Humphreys
Alomo
1997
KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING
Librarian
Bob Bierman
Overseas Film Group
1997
Big Bad World
Rosemary
Phillipa Langdale
Carlton Television
1997
Dangerfield
Mrs Sherbourne
Brett Fallis
BBC
1997
The Grand
Mrs Sullivan
Douglas Mackinnon
Granada TV
1996
Call Red
Mrs Holmes
Michael Jenner
Film & General Productions
1996
Soldier Soldier
Judge Advocate
Catherine Morshead
ITV
1995
Solitaire for 2
Jo
Gary Sinyor
New Circle Entertainment
1995
Blithe Spirit
Madame Arcati
Cathy Denton
1995
The Plant
Rosemary
Jonathan Lewis
BBC
1994
The Mona Lisa Mystery
Miss Parker
Rachel Kavanaugh
Open Air Regent’s Park
1993
The Moonstone
Lady Verinder
James Maxwell
Royal Exchange
1993
When We Are Married
Clara Soppitt
John Adams
West Yorkshire Playhouse
1993
Inspector Morse: The Twilight of the Gods
Helen Buscott
Herbie Wise
Zenith Productions
1991
Lettice and Lovage
Lettice (Best Actress award)
Chris Dunham
Westcliff Palace Theatre
1990
Games
Irene
Derek Wax
Gate Theatre
1990
Harry Enfield
Oxfam Lady
John Birkin
BBC
1990
On The Up
Miss Runcorn
Gareth Gwenlan
BBC
1989
Across Oka
Margaret
Sarah Pia Anderson
RSC
1989
Man of Mode
Lady Townley
Garry Hynes
RSC
1988
The Zip
Doctor
Jo Ann Kaplan
Usualstone
1988
King Lear
Goneril
Cis Berry
RSC
1988
Love of The Nightingale
Queen / Chorus
Garry Hynes
RSC
1987
A Small Problem (Sitcom Series Regular)
Heather
David Askey
BBC
1987
Home to Roost (Sitcom Series Regular)
Fiona Fennell
David Reynolds
YTV
1986
Chocky’s Challenge (six episodes)
Mrs Gibson
Bob Blagden
1985
PLENTY
Miss Simpson
Fred Schepisi
Twentieth Century Fox
1983
Sweet Sixteen (Sitcom Series Regular)
Jane
Gareth Gwenlan
BBC
1981
Children of a Lesser God
Edna Klein
Gordon Davidson
Mermaid / Albery
1981
Take a Letter Mr Jones (Sitcom Series Regular)
Ruth
Brian Izzard
ITV
1980
Loot
Fay
Kenneth Williams
Hammersmith Lyric Theatre
1980
To The Manor Born
Podge Hodge
Gareth Gwenlan
BBC Television
1978
Just William
Mrs Randall
John Davies
LWT
1977
Reggie Perrin
Miss Erith
Gareth Gwenlan
BBC
1977
The Other One
Stella
Gareth Gwenlan
BBC

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