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JOAN BLACKHAM

Actress

Photograph of Joan Blackham
Photograph of Joan Blackham
Photograph of Joan Blackham
Photos: Lisa Bowerman (2); L.B. Photography (1&3)

Besides working on new scripts at AWL, Joan Blackham’s last theatre role was for Kali Theatre in Naylah Ahmed’s play Ready Or Not at The Arcola and on tour, for which she was nominated for an Offie Best Female in a Play 2017; she also played a retired war correspondent in Blown Apart, which recently won the Kenneth Branagh New Short Play Prize at the Windsor Fringe Festival.

TV work in the last couple of years 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 SistersC4 sitcom Raised by Wolves.

Films include starring in an Ukrainian/Russian feature The Battle of Sevastopol, playing Eleanor Roosevelt, and playing another American, Mrs. Fitzgerald, in the 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
2001
Back Home
Miss Bembridge
Simon Massey
ITV
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

Contact

SAINOU W:http://sainou.com T: 020-7734 6441 BABBLE W:http://www.babblevoices.com T: 020-7434 0002 E:Joan Blackham

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