Helen Masters

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Helen Masters
Helen Masters actress portrait 01 wiki.jpg
Born (1963-04-10) 10 April 1963 (age 54)
Coventry, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985 - present

Helen Masters (born 10 April 1963) is an English actress who has appeared on stage, film and TV.

Early life[edit]

Helen Masters grew up in Warwickshire. She attended Kingsley School, Leamington Spa and Solihull School. She went on to study at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

Personal life[edit]

Masters lives in London and is married to John McRoberts with whom she has two children, Charlie and Scarlett. Charlie has appeared at the Rose Theatre, Kingston in The Ballad of Salomon Pavey (2010), and in Captain Stirrick (2011).[citation needed]



Helen Masters as Lady Magdalene Danvers in Jonathan's Holmes play "Into Thy Hands"

After graduating she made her first stage appearance at the Edinburgh Festival in East and A Clockwork Orange. She then went on to play Laurie in The Traveller at the Leicester Haymarket (1987) which transferred to The Almeida Theatre (1988), Emilie, and later on the role of Madame de Tourvel, in the West End Production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Ambassadors Theatre (1989), Yelena in Marya at the Old Vic directed by Roger Michell (1990), Ellen in “Acid Hearts” at the Finborough Theatre (1992), Emma in Betrayal at the Chester Gateway Theatre (1994). In July 2011, Helen Masters returned to the stage to play the role of Lady Magdalene Danvers in Into Thy Hands, a new play written and directed by Jonathan Holmes at Wiltons Music Hall, London. In March 2011, Masters played Molly in Revolution Square at the Bush Theatre, London, again written and directed by Jonathan Holmes.


Helen Masters as D.I.Lucy Lane alongside Jack Shepherd and Jimmy Yuill in Wycliffe

Masters's work in television increased during the early 1990s, culminating in her portrayal of D.I. Lucy Lane in the HTV television series Wycliffe from 1994 to 1998. The series starred Jack Shepherd as Det. Superintendent Wycliffe and Jimmy Yuill as D.I. Doug Kersey. She was also directed by Jack Shepherd in two episodes.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Film Role Notes
1985 A Wreath of Roses Margie TV Movie
1985 Made in Heaven TV
1991 Drop the Dead Donkey Director TV
1993 Minder Janice TV
1993 Diana: Her True Story Sarah Spencer NBC TV Movie
1993 Paul Merton: The Series Various TV
1994 Wycliffe (Series I) DI Lucy Lane TV
1995 Wycliffe (Series II) DI Lucy Lane TV
1996 Wycliffe (Series III) DI Lucy Lane TV
1997 Wycliffe (Series IV) DI Lucy Lane TV
1997 Wycliffe (Dance of the Scorpions) DI Lucy Lane TV Movie
1998 Wycliffe (Series V) DI Lucy Lane TV
2001 The Savages Barbara TV
2001 The Affair of the Necklace Madame Campan Film
2003 A Touch of Frost Eileen Cleary TV
2003 Holby City Jodie Lewis TV
2003 The Magdalene Sisters Sister Bridget
2004 Belonging Hazel TV Movie
2006 Super Sleuths TV Documentary
2007 Midsomer Murders Jane Benbow TV
2009 Top of the Cops TV Documentary
2010 The People's Detective TV Documentary
2011 Doctors Dr. Susan Watts TV