23 July 1966
London, England, United Kingdom
|Parents||Richard Beckinsale (deceased)
|Relatives||Kate Beckinsale (half-sister)|
Samantha Jane Beckinsale (born 23 July 1966) is an English actress best known for her role as Firefighter Kate Stevens in London's Burning and for her role as Lesley in the sitcom Shelley in 1989–1992. She is the elder daughter of Richard Beckinsale and half-sister of Kate Beckinsale.
In 1990, Beckinsale was chosen by LWT to play Firefighter Kate Stevens in ITV's popular drama London's Burning, which ran from 1986 to 2002. In 1989, Beckinsale guest-starred as WPC Martin in an episode of Thames Television's Never the Twain. Shortly after this, she was given the role of Lesley in the final three series of Thames Television's Shelley. In 1994, she was chosen by the BBC to play the role of Gillian in the sitcom Time after Time which lasted a year.
In 1997, Beckinsale starred as Jilly Howell in the popular though short-lived sitcom Get Well Soon and in 1998 she was chosen by LWT to play the role of Gillian (Marilyn) Monroe in the short-lived sitcom Duck Patrol with Richard Wilson (One Foot in the Grave). She has appeared regularly on television ever since.
TV and film roles
|1989 to 1992||Shelley||Lesley|
|1990 to 1992||London's Burning||Firefighter Kate Stevens|
|1994 to 1995||Time After Time||Gillian|
|1996||Bugs – Blackout||Pascal|
|1997||Get Well Soon||Jilly Howell|
|1998||Duck Patrol||Gillian Marilyn Monroe|
|1999||Dangerfield||DS Katie Webb|
|2000||The Blind Date||Patty|
|2001||Out of the Ashes||Sarah|
|2002||Murder in Mind||Christine|
|2000 to 2005||Holby City||Maggie Thornton|
|1993 to 2005||Heartbeat||Elsa Jenner|
|2005||Marian, Again||Josie Bevan|
|2006||The Penalty King||Maddie Vaughan|
|2014||Katherine of Alexandria||Vita|