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Caroline Quentin

Quentin became known for her television appearances: portraying Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly (1992–1998), Maddie Magellan in Jonathan Creek (1997–2000), and DCI Janine Lewis in Blue Murder (2003–2009).Quentin received an Ian Charleson Award commendation for her Masha in The Seagull at the Oxford Theatre Company in 1991.[5] Her early stage work had also included appearing in the chorus of the original English production of the musical Les Misérables in 1985. In July 1996, Quentin released a single, a cover of the Exciters' hit "Tell Him", with her Men Behaving Badly co-star Leslie Ash under the name of "Quentin and Ash". The single reached number 25 in the UK Singles Chart and spent 3 weeks in that listing.[6] From 1997 until 2000 Quentin starred alongside Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek playing investigative journalist Maddie Magellan, who uses Jonathan's mind to solve murder mysteries. Quentin appeared in the 2001 telefilm Hot Money, which was based on the true story of the theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds from the Bank of England. In 1998 she starred in the first sitcom that was specifically built around her: Kiss Me, Kate. At the British Comedy Awards in 2004, Quentin won the "Best Comedy Actress" award for her performance in Von Trapped; that year she started the major role of Maggie Mee in the popular drama Life Begins, which returned for a third series in 2006. ITV has produced five series of the police drama Blue Murder, in which Quentin plays against type in the main role DCI Janine Lewis. The pilot aired in the UK on 18 May 2003.[7][8] Quentin has appeared in Whose Line Is It Anyway?; in a pre-Men Behaving Badly role as a traffic warden in the Mr. Bean episode The Trouble with Mr. Bean in 1991; Room 101; Have I Got News for You; and the 2009–10 BBC comedy series Life of Riley, a sitcom about a dysfunctional blended family; and in the BBC Radio 4 improvisational comedy series The Masterson Inheritance and the popular BBC Radio 2 sitcom On the Blog. On 11 January 2009, Quentin stated on the show Something for the Weekend that she would return to Jonathan Creek in the future if the offer came. She appeared as Heather Babcock in an episode of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, in 2010. Also in 2010 she started appearing in Marks and Spencer's revamped food range advertisements.[9] In March 2011, a documentary entitled Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India aired on ITV in the UK. The documentary followed Quentin as she traveled from the North of India to the South.[10] Quentin presents Restoration Home on BBC Two. The programme looks into the history and families of the UK's derelict mansion houses which are being restored by their private owners.

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Jul 11, 1960 In Reigate, Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop 2022
Known For
Poster of Cornwall with Caroline Quentin
Poster of Mr. Bean
Poster of Casualty
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Movie Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop 2022
Series Dream Stuffing Brenda 2022
Movie Father Christmas Is Back Elizabeth Christmas 2022
Series The World's Most Extraordinary Homes Moderator 2017-02-08
Series Walks with My Dog Herself 2017-03-09
Series Cockroaches Unknown 2015-01-13
Series Dickensian Mrs. Bumble 2015-12-26
Series Dancing on the Edge Deirdre 2013-02-04
Series Cornwall with Caroline Quentin Self - Host 2012-01-02
Series Dead Boss Virna 2012-06-14
Series Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India Unknown 2011-03-08
Series Restoration Home Unknown 2011-05-07
Series Sooty Maxine Gastro 2011-09-05
Movie Fry and Laurie Reunited Herself 2010-11-24
Series Just William Mrs. Bott 2010-12-28
Series Life of Riley Maddy Riley 2009-01-08
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Footprints in the Snow Julie Hill 2005-09-11
Movie Return of the Goodies Narrator 2005-12-30
Series Life Begins Maggie Mee 2004-02-16
Movie Von Trapped Maria Moogan 2004-09-04
Series Strictly Come Dancing Self - Contestant 2004-05-15
Series Doc Martin Angela Sim 2004-09-02
Series Blue Murder DCI Janine Lewis 2003-05-18
Movie Blood Strangers Lin Beresford 2002-02-03
Movie The Innocent Beth Pastorov 2001-01-07
Movie Hot Money Bridget Watmore 2001-12-12
Movie Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire Vixen (voice) 2000-09-01
Series Kiss Me Kate Kate Salinger 1998-05-04
Series Jonathan Creek Maddy Magellan 1997-05-09
Series Clive Anderson All Talk Unknown 1996-10-06
Movie An Evening With Gary Lineker 1994-06-14
Series Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Series All or Nothing at All Rebecca 1993-12-03
Series Men Behaving Badly Dorothy 1992-02-18
Series Don't Tell Father Kate Bancroft 1992-04-26
Series Paul Merton: The Series 1991-09-25
Series Mr. Bean Traffic Warden 1990-01-01
Series Have I Got News for You Herself 1990-09-28
Series A Bit of Fry and Laurie Unknown 1989-01-13
Series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Herself 1988-09-23
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series Casualty Jane Locke 1986-09-06
Movie Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire Chorus 1985-11-25
Movie The Groundling and the Kite Receptionist 1984-07-24
Movie Party Party Shirley 1983-01-01
Movie Video Stars Fritzie Lang 1983-12-06
Series An Audience with... Herself 1978-01-08
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Narrator (voice) 1955-10-02