Joan Blackham joins the cast of Whitechapel for ITV, she shoots this week and will play the part of Lady Ailesbury. Whitechapel is a British television drama series produced by Carnival Films, in which detectives in London’s Whitechapel district deal with murders which replicate historical crimes. The first series was first broadcast in the UK on 2 February 2009 and depicted the search for a modern copycat killer replicating the murders of Jack the Ripper.
The series has been renewed for a fourth series consisting of 6 episodes, set for transmission in late 2013.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 Funny Turns at Jermyn Street Theatre, 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.
TV highlights include; The Innocents, The Interrogation, 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 A Prominent Patient. Other film credits include The Sweeney, Noel Clarke's feature The Knot, Bridget Jones's Diary and Plenty.About Sainou
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