Diana Hardcastle

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Diana Hardcastle is a British actress who has appeared largely in television roles.[1][2] She appeared in episodes of Midsomer Murders, Inspector Lynley and Taggart. She played recurring roles in the series First Among Equals and Fortunes of War.

She is married to the actor Tom Wilkinson, with whom she has two children, Alice born in 1989 and Molly born in 1992. In 2011, Hardcastle and Wilkinson portrayed real life husband and wife Joe and Rose Kennedy in the mini series The Kennedys and in 2012 she had a supporting role in the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in which her husband starred.


Year Title Roles Notes
1982 East Lynne Wilson
1983 Reilly, Ace of Spies Anna
1984 Charlie Ainsworth's secretary
1984 The House Mrs. Janek
1985 Love Song Philippa Jameson Hatchard
1986 Screen Two Judith Walters 1 episode
1986 First Among Equals Louise Fraser 9 episodes
1987 Fortunes of War Edwina Little 3 episodes
1988-1992 That's Love Patsy 18 episodes
1992 Boon Kate Newsome 1 episode
1993 Punchdrunk Vikki Brown 6 episodes
1993 Resnick: Rough Treatment Claire Millinder
1996 The Tide of Life Rona Birch
1997 Midsomer Murders Barbara Lessiter 1 episode
1997 Bugs Elaine Harman 1 episode
1999 The Bill Ruth Watts 1 episode
1999 Taggart Mariah Strange 1 episode
2003 Holby City Pam Wilkinson 1 episode
2004 If Only Claire
2004 A Good Woman Lady Plymdale
2004 Rosemary & Thyme Crystal 1 episode
2005 Chromophobia Mrs. Wharton
2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Deborah Proctor 1 episode
2008 Doctors Pam Philips/Penny Healey-Henderson 2 episodes
2010 Silent Witness Mary Bradburn 2 episodes
2011 The Kennedys Rose Kennedy 8 episodes
Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
2012 Holby City Faith Pearson Season 14 Episode 23: Eastern Promise
2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Carol
2014 Good People Filming
2015 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 Filming


  1. ^ BFI | Film & TV Database | HARDCASTLE, Diana Archived 24 December 2010 at WebCite
  2. ^ Diana Hardcastle - IMDb