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Joan Blackham

London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'10" (177cm)
Playing Age: 56 - 70 years
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Fair
Hair Length: Mid Length
Voice Quality: Warm
Voice Character: Natural
Unions: Equity
Role Types: White

Credits

Joan Blackham | Sainou Talent Agency London

Film
Eleanor Roosevelt, BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL, FILM UA, Sergei Mokritsky
The Landlady, THE SWEENEY, Sweeney Productions Ltd, Nick Love
Dorothy, A ROOM TO LET, February Films, Abner Pastoll
Jenny, OVER THE HILL, Rural Media Company, Simon Bovey
Aunt Claire, THE KNOT, The Knot Film Ltd, Noel Clarke/Jesse Lawrence
Mrs Griffin, THESE FOOLISH THINGS, These Foolish Things Ltd, Julia Taylor-Stanley
Paddy, MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS (Cannes), Mansion Pictures/Lynda La Plante, David Conolly/Hannah Davis
Shirley, BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, Miramax Films, Sharon Maguire
Librarian, A MERRY WAR/KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING, Overseas Film Group, Robert Bierman
Jo, SOLITAIRE FOR 2, New Circle Entertainment, Gary Sinyor
Doctor, THE ZIP, Usualstone, Jo Ann Kaplan
Miss Simpson, PLENTY, Twentieth Century Fox, Fred Schepisi

Television
Woman, DOCTOR WHO, BBC TV, Rachel Talalay
Lady Ailesbridge, WHITECHAPEL, Carnival Films ITV, Jon East
Eleanor Lawson, DOCTORS, BBC TV, Graham Moore
Maureen Stubbs, MIDSOMER MURDERS, Bentley Productions, Peter Smith
Margaret, HONEST , Greenlit/ITV, Julian Holmes/Brian Kelly
Granny Evans, LIVING IT, Mentorn, Rick Stroud
Lady Vera Everard, JUDGE JOHN DEED (Series Regular), BBC , Various Directors
Bridie Taylor, DOCTORS, BBC, Michael Baig-Clifford
Irene, THE AFTERNOON PLAY, BBC , Matthew Parkhill
Mrs Fforbes Heppelthwaite, HEARTBEAT, YTV, Jonas Grimas
Pathologist, BLUE MURDER , Granada , Alex Pillai
Mrs La Palotte, ISLAND AT WAR, Granada , Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Miss Bembridge, BACK HOME, ITV, Simon Massey
Rosemary, BIG BAD WORLD, Carlton , Phillipa Langdale
Jean Wolf, CRY WOLF (Sitcom Series), Alomo, Dewi Humphreys
Jane Heylin, HOLBY CITY, BBC , Jim Shields
Carol, HAPPINESS, BBC , Declan Lowney
Mrs Sherbourne, DANGERFIELD, BBC , Brett Fallis
Mrs Holmes, CALL RED, Film & General Productions, Michael Jenner
Judge Advocate, SOLDIER SOLDIER, ITV, Catherine Morshead
Mrs Sullivan, THE GRAND, Granada , Douglas Mackinnon
Governor Ennis, SHE’S OUT, Carlton , Ian Toynton
Rosemary, THE PLANT, BBC , Jonathan Lewis
Avril, SECOND THOUGHTS, LWT, Robin Carr
Helen Buscott, INSPECTOR MORSE, Zenith Productions, Herbie Wise
Oxfam Lady, HARRY ENFIELD , BBC, John Birkin
Miss Runcorn, ON THE UP, BBC, Gareth Gwenlan
Miss Payne, HANNAY, Thames, Guy Slater
Fiona Fennell, HOME TO ROOST (Sitcom Series), YTV, David Reynolds
Headmistress, INTIMATE CONTACT, Central, Waris Hussein
Heather, A SMALL PROBLEM (Sitcom Series), BBC, David Askey
Mrs Gibson, CHOCKY’S CHALLENGE (Series Regular), Thames TV, Bob Blagden
Matron Smurthwaite, PARADISE POSTPONED, Euston Films,
Lady Sophie, LYTTON’S DIARY, Talback Thames, Derek Bennett
Jane, SWEET SIXTEEN (Sitcom Series), BBC, Gareth Gwenlan
Ruth, TAKE A LETTER MR JONES (Sitcom Series), ITV, Brian Izzard
‘Podge’ Hodge, TO THE MANOR BORN, BBC , Gareth Gwenlan
Kaye Gregory, BIRDS OF PREY, BBC, Don Leaver
Mrs Randall, JUST WILLIAM, LWT, John Davies
Stella, THE OTHER ONE, BBC, Gareth Gwenlan
Miss Erith, REGGIE PERRIN , BBC, Gareth Gwenlan

Theatre
Clare Doyle, BLOWN APART, Windsor Fringe 2014
Lady Bracknell, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Guildford Shakespeare Company, Anna Ledwich
Iris, REGRET RIEN, Firestation, Windsor, Peter-Frank De Wulf
Althea, MIRROR, MIRROR (Reading), Chocolate Factory, Catherine Harvey
The Mother, CROSSING THE RIVER, Soho Theatre, Ellen McDougall
Brenda Hulse/Lady Cravenshire, CALENDAR GIRLS, Chichester, UK Tour & West End, Hamish McColl
Mrs Reed/Mrs Fairfax, JANE EYRE, Shared Experience, UK/ World Tour & West End, Polly Teale
Lady Bracknell, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Dramatic Attic, Shanghai, Jean Paul Cherrington
Miss Parker, THE MONA LISA MYSTERY, Regents Park Open Air, Rachel Kavanaugh
Madame Arcati, BLITHE SPIRIT, York Theatre Royal, Cathy Denton
Lady Verinder, THE MOONSTONE, Royal Exchange, James Maxwell
Clara Soppit, WHEN WE ARE MARRIED, West Yorkshire Playhouse, John Adams
Irene, GAMES, Gate Theatre, Derek Wax
Lettice, LETTICE AND LOVAGE, Westcliff Palace, Chris Dunham
Lady Townley, MAN OF MODE, RSC, Garry Hynes
Queen/Chorus, LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, RSC, Garry Hynes
Goneril, KING LEAR, RSC, Cis Berry
Margaret, ACROSS OKA, RSC, Sarah Pia Anderson
Edna Klein, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Mermaid/Albery , Gordon Davidson
Fay, LOOT, Hammersmith Lyric , Kenneth Williams

Skills

Accents & Dialects * = native

American-Standard, Birmingham*, Black Country, Edinburgh, Lancashire, London, RP, Welsh-Southern, Worcester, Yorkshire

Languages * = mother tongue

English*

Performance

Voice Over

Sports

Tennis

Vehicle Licences

Car Driving Licence

Other Skills

Animal Handling
Joan Blackham | Sainou Talent Agency London | Copyright (c) L.B. Photography Joan Blackham | Sainou Talent Agency London | Copyright (c) 2011 L.B. Photography Joan Blackham | Sainou Talent Agency London | Copyright (c) 2010 L.B. Photography

Joan Blackham

London, United Kingdom


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 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 Dr Who, Whitechapel, Midsomer Murders, Honest and Judge John Deed. Film credits include The Sweeney, Noel Clarke's feature The Knot, Bridget Jones's Diary and Plenty.

This year, Joan shot the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in Battle for Sevastopol which wrapped in Kiev.

Joan Blackham | Sainou Talent Agency London

Film
Eleanor Roosevelt, BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL, FILM UA, Sergei Mokritsky
The Landlady, THE SWEENEY, Sweeney Productions Ltd, Nick Love
Dorothy, A ROOM TO LET, February Films, Abner Pastoll
Jenny, OVER THE HILL, Rural Media Company, Simon Bovey
Aunt Claire, THE KNOT, The Knot Film Ltd, Noel Clarke/Jesse Lawrence
Mrs Griffin, THESE FOOLISH THINGS, These Foolish Things Ltd, Julia Taylor-Stanley
Paddy, MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS (Cannes), Mansion Pictures/Lynda La Plante, David Conolly/Hannah Davis
Shirley, BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, Miramax Films, Sharon Maguire
Librarian, A MERRY WAR/KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING, Overseas Film Group, Robert Bierman
Jo, SOLITAIRE FOR 2, New Circle Entertainment, Gary Sinyor
Doctor, THE ZIP, Usualstone, Jo Ann Kaplan
Miss Simpson, PLENTY, Twentieth Century Fox, Fred Schepisi

Television
Woman, DOCTOR WHO, BBC TV, Rachel Talalay
Lady Ailesbridge, WHITECHAPEL, Carnival Films ITV, Jon East
Eleanor Lawson, DOCTORS, BBC TV, Graham Moore
Maureen Stubbs, MIDSOMER MURDERS, Bentley Productions, Peter Smith
Margaret, HONEST , Greenlit/ITV, Julian Holmes/Brian Kelly
Granny Evans, LIVING IT, Mentorn, Rick Stroud
Lady Vera Everard, JUDGE JOHN DEED (Series Regular), BBC , Various Directors
Bridie Taylor, DOCTORS, BBC, Michael Baig-Clifford
Irene, THE AFTERNOON PLAY, BBC , Matthew Parkhill
Mrs Fforbes Heppelthwaite, HEARTBEAT, YTV, Jonas Grimas
Pathologist, BLUE MURDER , Granada , Alex Pillai
Mrs La Palotte, ISLAND AT WAR, Granada , Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Miss Bembridge, BACK HOME, ITV, Simon Massey
Rosemary, BIG BAD WORLD, Carlton , Phillipa Langdale
Jean Wolf, CRY WOLF (Sitcom Series), Alomo, Dewi Humphreys
Jane Heylin, HOLBY CITY, BBC , Jim Shields
Carol, HAPPINESS, BBC , Declan Lowney
Mrs Sherbourne, DANGERFIELD, BBC , Brett Fallis
Mrs Holmes, CALL RED, Film & General Productions, Michael Jenner
Judge Advocate, SOLDIER SOLDIER, ITV, Catherine Morshead
Mrs Sullivan, THE GRAND, Granada , Douglas Mackinnon
Governor Ennis, SHE’S OUT, Carlton , Ian Toynton
Rosemary, THE PLANT, BBC , Jonathan Lewis
Avril, SECOND THOUGHTS, LWT, Robin Carr
Helen Buscott, INSPECTOR MORSE, Zenith Productions, Herbie Wise
Oxfam Lady, HARRY ENFIELD , BBC, John Birkin
Miss Runcorn, ON THE UP, BBC, Gareth Gwenlan
Miss Payne, HANNAY, Thames, Guy Slater
Fiona Fennell, HOME TO ROOST (Sitcom Series), YTV, David Reynolds
Headmistress, INTIMATE CONTACT, Central, Waris Hussein
Heather, A SMALL PROBLEM (Sitcom Series), BBC, David Askey
Mrs Gibson, CHOCKY’S CHALLENGE (Series Regular), Thames TV, Bob Blagden
Matron Smurthwaite, PARADISE POSTPONED, Euston Films,
Lady Sophie, LYTTON’S DIARY, Talback Thames, Derek Bennett
Jane, SWEET SIXTEEN (Sitcom Series), BBC, Gareth Gwenlan
Ruth, TAKE A LETTER MR JONES (Sitcom Series), ITV, Brian Izzard
‘Podge’ Hodge, TO THE MANOR BORN, BBC , Gareth Gwenlan
Kaye Gregory, BIRDS OF PREY, BBC, Don Leaver
Mrs Randall, JUST WILLIAM, LWT, John Davies
Stella, THE OTHER ONE, BBC, Gareth Gwenlan
Miss Erith, REGGIE PERRIN , BBC, Gareth Gwenlan

Theatre
Clare Doyle, BLOWN APART, Windsor Fringe 2014
Lady Bracknell, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Guildford Shakespeare Company, Anna Ledwich
Iris, REGRET RIEN, Firestation, Windsor, Peter-Frank De Wulf
Althea, MIRROR, MIRROR (Reading), Chocolate Factory, Catherine Harvey
The Mother, CROSSING THE RIVER, Soho Theatre, Ellen McDougall
Brenda Hulse/Lady Cravenshire, CALENDAR GIRLS, Chichester, UK Tour & West End, Hamish McColl
Mrs Reed/Mrs Fairfax, JANE EYRE, Shared Experience, UK/ World Tour & West End, Polly Teale
Lady Bracknell, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Dramatic Attic, Shanghai, Jean Paul Cherrington
Miss Parker, THE MONA LISA MYSTERY, Regents Park Open Air, Rachel Kavanaugh
Madame Arcati, BLITHE SPIRIT, York Theatre Royal, Cathy Denton
Lady Verinder, THE MOONSTONE, Royal Exchange, James Maxwell
Clara Soppit, WHEN WE ARE MARRIED, West Yorkshire Playhouse, John Adams
Irene, GAMES, Gate Theatre, Derek Wax
Lettice, LETTICE AND LOVAGE, Westcliff Palace, Chris Dunham
Lady Townley, MAN OF MODE, RSC, Garry Hynes
Queen/Chorus, LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, RSC, Garry Hynes
Goneril, KING LEAR, RSC, Cis Berry
Margaret, ACROSS OKA, RSC, Sarah Pia Anderson
Edna Klein, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Mermaid/Albery , Gordon Davidson
Fay, LOOT, Hammersmith Lyric , Kenneth Williams

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Characteristics
Height: 5'10" (177cm)
Playing Age: 56 - 70 years
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Fair
Hair Length: Mid Length
Voice Quality: Warm
Voice Character: Natural
Unions: Equity
Role Types: White
Skills
Accents & Dialects
* = native
American-Standard, Birmingham*, Black Country, Edinburgh, Lancashire, London, RP, Welsh-Southern, Worcester, Yorkshire
Languages
* = mother tongue
English*
Performance Voice Over
Sports Tennis
Vehicle Licences Car Driving Licence
Other Skills Animal Handling