Belinda Carroll

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Belinda Carroll
Born (1945-07-22) 22 July 1945 (age 69)
Oxford, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Simon Williams (divorced)
Michael Cochrane
Children Tam Williams
Amy Williams
Parents John F. Carroll
Hazel Bainbridge
Relatives Kate O'Mara (sister)

Belinda Carroll (born 22 July 1945, Oxfordshire) is an English stage and television actress.

Background and early career[edit]

Carroll's parents were John F. Carroll, a flying instructor with the Royal Air Force, and actress Hazel Bainbridge (born 1909/1910 – died 7 January 1998). Her elder sister was actress Kate O'Mara (1939-2014). She trained in provincial repertory, joining the Wimbledon Repertory Company after leaving school,[1] and made her debut in London's West End at age 20,[1] when she took over the role of Marion from Barbara Ferris in Terence Frisby's long-running comedy There's a Girl in My Soup, opposite Donald Sinden and Clive Francis.[2]

Stage and television[edit]

Other stage roles from the late 1960s to early 1980s included parts in His, Hers and Theirs with Gladys Cooper; The Pleasure of His Company with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; Peter Pan (as Wendy) with Dorothy Tutin; with Jean Kent and David Jason as the often skimpily clad Frances Hunter in No Sex, Please – We’re British; Charley’s Aunt with John Inman;[3] and as Anne Meredith in Agatha Christie's Cards on the Table (1981).[1]

Carroll appeared subsequently in many productions around Britain and on television in Callan, The Duchess of Duke Street (1976), Lovejoy (1991) and Casualty (2001). She starred with James Fox and Simon Williams in the psychological drama No Longer Alone (1978).[4][5]

Family[edit]

Carroll was married first to actor Simon Williams, who also appeared in No Sex Please, We're British.[6] They had two children, Tam and Amy Williams, also actors, before divorcing in the late 1970s.[7] She subsequently married actor Michael Cochrane.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Programme for Cards on the Table (Vaudeville Theatre, 1981): Theatreprint No 80, May 1982
  2. ^ Profile, actorclivefrancis.com; accessed 11 May 2014.
  3. ^ Programme for No Sex, Please - We're British (Strand Theatre): Theatreprint Vol. 3 No. 7 (c. 1973), millatsonning.com.
  4. ^ Profile, millatsonning.com; accessed 11 May 2014.
  5. ^ IMDb profile; accessed 11 May 2014.
  6. ^ Daily Mail, Weekend, 15 January 2011.
  7. ^ Profile, updown.org.uk; accessed 11 May 2014.
  8. ^ Profile, ThePeerage.com; accessed 11 May 2014.