|Born||Caroline Jones 
11 June 1960
Reigate, Surrey, England, UK
(m. 1990–1998, divorced)
Sam Farmer (m. 2005–present)
Caroline Quentin (born Caroline Jones 11 June 1960) is an English actress. Quentin became known for her television appearances in Men Behaving Badly, playing Dorothy, and playing Maddie Magellan in Jonathan Creek for three years.
Born in Reigate, Surrey, Quentin was educated at the independent Arts Educational School, in Tring, Hertfordshire and appeared locally in the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival.
Quentin's early acting work included appearing on stage in the chorus of the original cast of the musical Les Misérables.
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 Singles Chart and spent three weeks in that listing. 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 telefilm 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 five series of the police drama, Blue Murder, in which Quentin plays the main character, DCI Janine Lewis where she plays against type. The pilot aired in the UK on 18 May 2003.
She 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.
On 11 January 2009, Quentin stated on the show Something For The Weekend that she would return to Jonathan Creek in the future, if the offer was there.
She appeared as Heather Babcock in an episode of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, in 2010. Also in 2010 she started appearing in Marks and Spencer's revamped food range advertisements.
In March 2011, a documentary entitled "Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India" aired on ITV in the UK. Quentin had harboured a desire to visit India since she completed a school project about the country as a child in the 1960s. The documentary follows Quentin as she travels from the North of India to the South.
Quentin presented Restoration Home, series two is currently being shown on BBC Two. The programme looks into the history and families of the UK's derelict mansion houses which are being restored by their private owners.
Quentin was married to comic Paul Merton from 1990 until their divorce in 1998. She met Sam Farmer in 1999 on the set of Jonathan Creek, where he was a runner. They have two children, Emily (born 1999) and William (born 2003). In 2006 she married Farmer in Tiverton, Devon. They lived in Morebath Manor near the village of Morebath, Devon, close to Tiverton, for a short while before moving to a smaller nearby farm.
|1980||The Squad||Vicky Banks||Episode: 'Recruits'|
|1983||Video Stars||Fritzie Lang||Television film|
|1984||Dream Stuffing||Brenda||3 episodes|
|1984||Play for Today||Receptionist||Episode: 'The Groundling and the Kite'|
|1987||Up Line||Patti Technology||Television film|
|1987||Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire|
|1988||This is David Lander||Tricia Worthington||Episode: 'Not a Pretty Site'|
|1989||Shadow of the Noose||Mary Bennett||Television mini-series
episode: 'Beside the Seaside'
|1989||Casualty||Jane Locke||Episode: 'Banking for Beginners'|
|1990||Hale and Pace||Series 3, episode 1|
|1990||Harry Enfield's Television Programme||Various characters||4 episodes|
|1991||Josie||Series 1, episode 3|
|1991||The Bill||Ruth Otley||Episode: 'Breakout' (series 7 finale)|
|1991–1993||Paul Merton: The Series||Dr. Gillespie/Frank's Wife||3 episodes|
|1992||Mr. Bean||Traffic Warden||Episode: 'The Trouble with Mr. Bean'|
|1992||Don't Tell Father||Kate Bancroft||6 episodes|
|1992–1998||Men Behaving Badly||Dorothy||42 episodes
— British Comedy Award for Top TV Comedy Actress
— Nominated: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress
|1993||All or Nothing at All||Rebecca||Television mini-series
|1994||An Evening with Gary Lineker||Monica Despacos||Television film|
|1994||Entertainment Cops||Miss Pennyfarthing||Television film|
|1995||Jeremy Hardy Gives Good Sex||Short film|
|1996||Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's...||Caroline||Episode: 'The Missing Page'|
|1996||ITV Chart Show||Interviewee||1 episode|
|1997–2000||Jonathan Creek||Maddy Magellan||18 episodes|
|1998–2001||Kiss Me Kate||Kate Salinger||22 episodes
— Nominated: National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer (1998)
|1999||Hooves of Fire||Vixen||Voice, Television short|
|1999||The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything||Marcia Bournemouth||Television film|
|2001||The Innocent||Beth Pastorov||Television film|
|2001||Goodbye Mr. Steadman||Gina Ravelli||Television film|
|2001||Hot Money||Bridget Watmore||Television film|
|2002||Blood Strangers||Lin Beresford||Television film|
|2002–2003||Living Famously||Narrator||9 episodes; voice|
|2003–2009||Blue Murder||DCI Janine Lewis||19 episodes
— Nominated: National Television Award for Most Popular Actress (2005)
|2004||Von Trapped||Maria Moogan||Television film
— British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress
|2004–2006||Life Begins||Maggie Mee||Leading role
— British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress (2004)
— Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2005)
— Nominated: National Television Award for Most Popular Actress (2004, 2005)
— Nominated: TV Quick Award for Best Actress (2005)
|2005||Footprints in the Snow||Julie Hill||Television film|
|2009–2011||Life of Riley||Maddy Riley||Leading role; 20 episodes|
|2010||Agatha Christie's Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side||Heather Badcock||Television film|
|2010||Just William||Mrs. Bott||2 episode|
|2011-present||Cornwall with Caroline Quentin||Herself||18 Episodes in total|
|2012||In Love with Wilde||Duchess of Berwick|
|2012||Dead Boss||Virna||Series 1, episode 5|
|2012||Switch||Gloria||Series 1, Episodes 1 and 6|
|2013||Dancing on the Edge||Deirdre||5 episodes|
|2013||Big Bad World||Jan|
- 1995, Best TV Comedy Actress (Men Behaving Badly, as Dorothy)
- 2004, Top TV Comedy Actress (Von Trapped, as Maria Moogan; Life Begins, as Maggie Mee)
- 2004, Special Recognition Award
- 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards, Audiobook of the Year, winner as narrator of The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
- "Caroline Quentin". The Best of British. November 14, 2000. BBC One.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 445. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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- "Caroline Quentin on India | Entertainment | Daybreak". ITV.com. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- "BBC Two - Restoration Home, Series 1". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
- "Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors". RICS. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
- Lynn Barber. "Interview: Paul Merton | From the Observer | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
- Sarah Vine. "Life | The Times". Women.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
- Sarah Vine. "Life | The Times". Women.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
- Alison Flood (5 December 2012). "EL James comes out on top at National Book awards". The Guardian. Retrieved December 5, 2012.