Diana Hardcastle

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Diana Hardcastle
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British Actress Diana Hardcastle
Born (1949-07-12) 12 July 1949 (age 70)
Years active1982–present
Tom Wilkinson (m. 1988)

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.

In 2011, Hardcastle and actor Tom Wilkinson, her husband, portrayed real life husband and wife Joe and Rose Kennedy in the mini series The Kennedys.

In 2012, she had a supporting role in the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, in which her husband starred (their characters did not interact), and a returning role in the 2015 sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Wilkinson and Hardcastle again played husband and wife in Good People (2014).

Personal life[edit]

Hardcastle married English actor Tom Wilkinson in 1988.[3][4][5][6] They have two children, Alice born in 1989 and Molly born in 1992.[7]



Year Title Roles Notes
2004 If Only Claire
2004 A Good Woman Lady Plymdale
2005 Chromophobia Mrs. Wharton
2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Carol Parr
2014 Good People Marie Halden
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Carol Parr
2015 Jenny's Wedding Ellen O'Leary
2016 The Boy Mrs. Heelshire


Year Title Roles Notes
1982 East Lynne Wilson Television film
1984 The House Mrs. Janek Television film
1985 Love Song Philippa Jameson Hatchard Television film
1983 Reilly, Ace of Spies Anna Episode: "Anna"
1984 Charlie Ainsworth's secretary Episode: "Charlie Is My Darling"
1986 Screen Two Judith Walters Episode: "Frankie and Johnnie"
1986 First Among Equals Louise Fraser 9 episodes
1987 Fortunes of War Edwina Little 3 episodes
1988–92 That's Love Patsy 26 episodes
1992 Boon Kate Newsome Episode: "Message in a Bottle"
1993 Punchdrunk Vikki Brown 6 episodes
1993 Resnick: Rough Treatment Claire Millinder Television film
1996 The Tide of Life Rona Birch Episode: "No. 1.2"
1997 Midsomer Murders Barbara Lessiter Episode: "The Killings at Badger's Drift"
1997 Bugs Elaine Harman Episode: "Identity Crisis"
1999 The Bill Ruth Watts Episode: "Kiss Chase"
1999 Taggart Mariah Strange Episode: "Fearful Lightning"
2003 Holby City Pam Wilkinson Episode: "On the Inside"
2004 Rosemary & Thyme Crystal Episode: "The Gongoozlers"
2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Deborah Proctor Episode: "Chinese Walls"
2008 Doctors Penny Healey-Henderson Episode: "Very Important Prisoner"
2010 Silent Witness Mary Bradburn 2 episodes
2010 Doctors Pam Phillips Episode: "Man in the Mirror"
2011 The Kennedys Rose Kennedy 7 episodes
2012 Doctors Wendy Barron Episode: "Reports of My Death"
2012 Holby City Faith Pearson Episode: "Eastern Promise"
2012 DCI Banks Defence Barrister Vizard Episode: "Innocent Graves: Part 1"
2013 Utopia CIA Woman Episode: "No. 1.2"
2017 The Kennedys: After Camelot Rose Kennedy 4 episodes


  1. ^ BFI | Film & TV Database | HARDCASTLE, Diana Archived December 24, 2010, at WebCite
  2. ^ Diana Hardcastle - IMDb
  3. ^ "Tom Wilkinson Actor". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Cine: Bardem, serio candidato al Oscar para España". Deutsche Welle. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ Martínez de León, Nidia (5 February 2018). "El actor Tom Wilkinson cumple 70 años". Vanguardía (Mexican newspaper). Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Starporträt Tom Wilkinson". Gala. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Nominado a Mejor Actor de Reparto por Michael Clayton". ¡Hola!. 29 Jan 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

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