Joan Blackham plays The Landlady in The Sweeney which sees its UK nationwide release today.
Nick Love and Vertigo films have reworked the original classic 70s cop show which starred John Thaw and Dennis Waterman to create this new, modern feature length version.
The new cast includes Ray Winstone, Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell and Ben Drew. Nick Love directs.Overview
Joan Blackham is an experienced character actress working in television, film and theatre.
She was recognised early in her career as a comic talent featuring in many sitcom series, notably as Podge Hodge in To The Manor Born, John Thaw's home help Fiona in Home to Roost and Jemma Redgrave's mother in Cry Wolf.
Kenneth Williams chose her to play Fay in his production of Loot at the Lyric Hammersmith which then transferred to the West End. Other significant theatre credits include Ready Or Not (Arcola Theatre, Offie Nomination for Best Female In A Play 2017), the original West End cast of Calendar Girls; King Lear, Man of Mode and Across Oka for the RSC; Jane Eyre for Shared Experience and When We Are Married at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Recent TV highlights include Raised by Wolves, New Tricks, The Five, Dr Who, Whitechapel, Midsomer Murders, Honest and Judge John Deed.
Joan starred as Eleanor Roosevelt in Battle for Sevastopol, and played Mrs Fitzgerald in the Czech film Masaryk last year. Other film credits include The Sweeney, Noel Clarke's feature The Knot, Bridget Jones's Diary and Plenty.About Sainou
Sainou means talent and that’s what we’re all about.
Based in the heart of London's West End, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working in Film, Television, Theatre and Radio.
At Sainou we develop and nurture careers. Everyone is jointly represented by David Marsden and Paul Martin and we work as a close team.