Ellie Haddington

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Ellie Haddington
Born (1955-02-17) 17 February 1955 (age 62)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1975–present

Ellie Haddington (born 17 February 1955 in Aberdeen[1]) is a Scottish actress who had a starring role in 2005 and 2006 as Governing Governor Joy Masterton in the ITV1 prison drama Bad Girls.[2]

Haddington trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School from 1975–77.[1]

She appeared as Professor Docherty in the third-season finale of Doctor Who entitled "Last of the Time Lords". Haddington's other TV credits include Life Begins, Foyle's War as Hilda Pierce, A&E, Cracker, Holby City, Wire in the Blood, Coronation Street, Midsomer Murders, The Musketeers, Taggart, Scott and Bailey and The Bill in which she played two different roles, the first in 1997 and the second in 2007.

On stage, she most recently appeared in Bingo at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Young Vic.[3]

In 2011 and 2013 she appeared as Carol Porter in the Sky1 comedy series The Café.

In 2015, she played Gina Corbin in Ordinary Lies and Fanny Biggetywitch in Dickensian (TV series).


Date Title Role Director Station
29 August 2008 They Have Oak Trees in North Carolina[4] Eileen Gaynor Macfarlane BBC Radio 4 Friday Play
29 October 2008 Love Contract[5] Manager Claire Grove BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
14 December 2011 The Lamp[6] Elspeth Eilidh McCreadie BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play


  1. ^ a b Hayward 1996, pp. 110–111
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120314180508/http://www.badgirls.co.uk/characters/joy.html. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ The Stage – review, 24 Feb 2012
  4. ^ BBC – Friday Play – They Have Oak Trees in North Carolina
  5. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – Love Contract
  6. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – The Lamp
  • Hayward, Anthony (1996). Who's Who on Television. London: Boxtree. ISBN 0 7522 1067 X. 

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