Jacqueline Defferary

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Jacqueline Defferary is a British actress. She is married to actor Alasdair Craig.


Film and television[edit]

Defferary's first screen role was in the 1992 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries serial "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter".[1] She has also appeared in several episodes of ITV police drama The Bill.[1]

In 1995 she appeared in two sitcoms starring Rowan Atkinson, in the Mr. Bean episode "Tee Off, Mr. Bean" she played a woman in a laundrette, and in The Thin Blue Line episode titled "Yuletide Spirit" she played a homeless woman.[1] The same year she was in an episode of the Gerry Anderson television series Space Precinct.[2] In 1997 she appeared in the short-lived BBC sitcom A Perfect State.[3]

In 1997 she had a role in Cadfael (Season 3, Episode 2, "St Peter's Fair"), and also played "Cicely" in the comedy sketch "Look Listen & Take Heed - Women Keep Your Virtue" on Harry Enfield and Chums.[4][5]

She originated the role of Sally in the stage play Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (based on the Carry On series of films), and played the role again in 2000 for its television adaptation, renamed Cor, Blimey!.[1]

In 2001 she starred in the Urban Gothic episode "The End".[1] 2006 saw her feature in Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes. In 2009 she appeared as Mrs Taylor in four episodes of the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.[6]

Her film credits include Red Mercury,[7] Pandaemonium and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.


As well as screen roles, Defferary has also starred in a number of theatrical productions including The Rivals and The Comedy of Errors, both for the Royal Shakespeare Company.[2] And for the Royal National Theatre she has appeared in Welcome to Thebes[8] and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick among others.[2]

At the Royal Court Theatre she starred in The Arsonists,[9][10][11] and Push Up alongside David Tennant.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jacqueline Defferary - Company Members". National Theatre. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "A Perfect State". Bbcprograms.com. Archived from the original on 30 June 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jacqueline Defferary". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Look Listen and Take Heed - Women Keep Your Virtue". YouTube. 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  6. ^ "One Programmes - EastEnders Omnibus". BBC. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Profile". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Jacqueline Defferary profile". Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Michael Billington (7 November 2007). "Theatre review: The Arsonists/Royal Court, London". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Still Frisch and incendiary". This is London. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "Theater Review: The Arsonists - Theater and Musical Production Reviews". Variety.com. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Push Up". The Royal Court Theatre. 2 March 2002. Archived from the original on 26 April 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 

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