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Cookson on the set of Casualty.
20 April 1965 |
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Susan Cookson (Born 20 April 1965 in Manchester) is an English television actress. She lives in Sheffield with her husband, actor Malcolm Scates, and her two children Ruari and Dan. She also has two sisters.
Until August 2008 she was a cast member of BBC One's BAFTA winning medical drama Casualty, playing Dr Maggie Coldwell. This was Cookson's second role on the programme after appearing in Series 13-14 as an occasional character, anaesthetist Julie Day. She returned for one episode at the end of March 2009 on the day that co-stars Janine Mellor and Ivana Bašić left the series.
Susan also appeared in the BBC Birmingham drama Doctors as Mrs Kath Wylie on Wednesday, 23 September 2009. This role was followed in further episodes on Friday 4 December and Monday 7 December 2009.
On BBC Radio 4 she played Jodie in Spread A Little Happiness, a nicely crafted comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar. The series first aired on 1 July 2009 with a repeat opening on 10 February 2011.
- Waterloo Road - Maria Lucas (2010)
- Land Girls - Esther Reeves (2009)
- Moving On - Barbara (2009)
- Casualty- Julie Day (1998–2000); Maggie Coldwell (2005–2008)
- Early Doors - Tanya (2003–2004)
- Emmerdale - DI Judy Dove (2003)
- Shipman - DC Marie Snitynski (2002)
- Fat Friends - Lynette Pickering (2000)
- Clocking Off - Janice Piper
- Queer as Folk - Marcie Finch
Cookson won Fave Female of Series 21 of Casualty in the 2007 www.holby.tv awards.
Her character Maggie Coldwell won Favourite Series 22 Female, All-Time Female, Character Most Want to return, and Best Couple -Maggie & Charlie in the recent Holby.tv Awards 2008.