Caroline Quentin

Biography

Caroline Jones (born 11 July 1960; Reigate, Surrey), known by her stage name Caroline Quentin, is an English actress, most frequently associated with broadly comic roles. Quentin was educated at the independent The Arts Educational School, in Tring, Hertfordshire (notably appearing locally in the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival). She has had an extensive television and acting career and has become a very well-known actress. Her early work included appearing on the stage when she was in the chorus of the original cast of Les Misérables. Quentin became well-known for her television appearances in Men Behaving Badly, playing Dorothy, and playing Maddy Magellan in Jonathan Creek for three years. 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 Charts and disappeared three weeks later. From 1997 until 2000 Quentin starred alongside Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek playing the character Maddie Magellan, an investigative journalist, who uses Jonathan's mind to solve murder mysteries. Quentin has also appeared in the 2001 telemovie 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 came the first sitcom to be built around Quentin herself, Kiss Me Kate. At the British Comedy Awards in 2004, Quentin won the "Best Comedy Actress" award for her performance in Von Trapped and in the same 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 four series of Blue Murder, in which Quentin plays the main character, DCI Janine Lewis. The pilot aired in the UK on 18 May 2003. A fifth series debuted in the autumn of 2009. She has also appeared in various series such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?, in a pre Men Behaving Badly role as a Traffic Warden on Mr. Bean on the episode The Trouble with Mr. Bean in 1991, Room 101, Have I Got News For You, the BBC Radio 4 improvisational comedy series The Masterson Inheritance and popular BBC Radio 2 sitcom On the Blog. She is starring in the 2009/2010 BBC comedy series The Life of Riley. On 11 January 2009 Quentin stated on Something For The Weekend that she would return to Jonathan Creek in the future, if demand for her return were high enough and if Renwick offered her the opportunity. She appeared as Heather Babcock in "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side," an episode of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, in 2010. In March 2010, she started appearing in Marks and Spencer's revamped food range adverts.

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Jonathan Creek - Series Four

Maddy Magellan

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Father Christmas Is Back

Elizabeth Christmas

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Party Party

Shirley

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Robbie The Reindeer: Hooves Of Fire

Vixen (voice)

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The Best Bits of Mr. Bean

Traffic Warden (archive footage)

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All or Nothing at All

Rebecca

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Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop

Sarah Clarkson

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Christmas in Canaan

Heather Badcock 1 episode, 2010

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Plunkett & Macleane

Lady Darcy (uncredited)

Starring In
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Father Christmas Is Back

Elizabeth Christmas

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Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop

Sarah Clarkson

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Christmas in Canaan

Heather Badcock 1 episode, 2010

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Robbie The Reindeer: Hooves Of Fire

Vixen (voice)

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Plunkett & Macleane

Lady Darcy (uncredited)

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The Best Bits of Mr. Bean

Traffic Warden (archive footage)

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Jonathan Creek - Series Four

Maddy Magellan

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All or Nothing at All

Rebecca

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Party Party

Shirley

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