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Birthday: Jul 11, 1960
Place of Birth: Reigate, Surrey, England, UK

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.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Hot Money Bridget Watmore 2001
Von Trapped Maria Moogan 2004
Footprints in the Snow Julie Hill 2005
Blood Strangers Lin Beresford 2002
The Innocent Beth Pastorov 2001
An Evening With Gary Lineker 1994
Party Party Shirley 1983
Video Stars Fritzie Lang 1970
Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop 1970
Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire Vixen (voice) 2000
Return of the Goodies Narrator 2005
Fry and Laurie Reunited Herself 2010
Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire Chorus 1985
Series Cast Year
This Morning 1988
Men Behaving Badly Dorothy 1992
The One Show 2006
Jonathan Creek Maddie Magellan 1997
Kiss Me Kate Kate Salinger 1998
Life Begins Maggie Mee 2004
Mr. Bean Traffic Warden 1990
Blue Murder DCI Janine Lewis 2003
Just William Mrs. Bott 2010
Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India 2011
Restoration Home 2011
Room 101 1994
Life of Riley Maddy Riley 2009
Clive Anderson All Talk 1996
Don't Tell Father Kate Bancroft 1992
All or Nothing at All Rebecca 1993
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1989
Dead Boss Virna 2012
Paul Merton: The Series 1991
Cockroaches 2015
Dancing on the Edge Deirdre 2013
Dream Stuffing Brenda 1970
An Audience with... Herself 1978
Sooty Maxine Gastro 2011
Casualty Jane Locke 1986
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes 2017
Dickensian Mrs. Bumble 2015
Have I Got News for You Herself 1990
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes Moderator 2017
Walks with My Dog Herself 2017
Doc Martin Angela Sim 2004
Jonathan Creek Maddy Magellan 1997
Cornwall with Caroline Quentin Self - Host 2012
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Herself 1988
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Narrator (voice) 1955
Strictly Come Dancing Self - Contestant 2004
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