Jacqueline King

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Jacqueline King
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982 - Present
Known for Starring in 55 Degrees North
Appearing in Doctor Who
Notable work Writers Retreat
House of Saddam
Television Doctors (2000 TV series)
Coronation Street
Midsomer Murders

Jacqueline King is a British stage and television actress known for her role in Alan Ayckbourn's theatre production of GamePlan and as a recurring character in Doctor Who from 2006 to 2010. King is also known for her role in the film Writers Retreat.


King trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After training she worked as an actor in Africa, Canada, America, Sri Lanka and UAE.

On returning to the UK, she appeared in several Alan Ayckbourn productions, including the original runs of Comic Potential (1999) and the Damsels in Distress trilogy (2001–2002).[1] King went on to appear at the Orange Tree Theatre in productions of The Madras House, Press Cuttings, Major Barbara and Larkin with Women.

Jacqueline King has made several television appearances, including roles in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Casualty, Life Begins, Lawless and Doctors (as recurring character Wendy Sheffield).

From 2004 to 2005 King had a regular role in the BBC crime drama series 55 Degrees North, as Georgina Hodge, alongside Don Gilet and Dervla Kirwan. In 2006 she appeared in two episodes of The Bill, as Ella Whittaker; and was cast in Doctor Who as Sylvia Noble, the overbearing mother of Catherine Tate’s character Donna Noble. She reprised this role in the 2008 series and returned in a two-part special, broadcast over the 2009 Christmas period.[2] In 2007, she appeared in House of Saddam, playing real-life diplomat April Glaspie. 2009 saw her appear in one episode of Missing, alongside Pauline Quirke.


Appearances include:


  1. ^ Actors guide on Alan Ayckbourn site
  2. ^ McEwan, Cameron K (6 April 2009). "Doctor Who: Catherine Tate Returns". Den of Geek. Dennis Publishing. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 

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