Joan Ann Maynard

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Joan Ann Maynard is a British actress who has worked both on stage and on television. Her most notable roles are as Avice in the 1975 series Within These Walls and as Beverley in the classic comedy show Desmond's, which ran from 1989 to 1994.[1] She has also been involved with producing black theatre, having been former artistic director of the Black Theatre Co-operative and chair of the Black Theatre Forum.[2]

Brought up from the age of nine in east London, she went to St Angela's Ursuline Convent School, Upton Park, and subsequently studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Formerly Artistic Director of the Black Theatre Co-operative,[3] Maynard now works as the head of the arts subjects in Chiswick Community School, London.[4]


  1. ^ "Joan Ann Maynard". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  2. ^ A. Ruth Tompsett (ed.), Black Theatre in Britain, Performing Arts International, Vol. 1, Part 2 (1996), p. 53.
  3. ^ Nick Curtis, Theatre / An Aftertaste of Sherry - BAC, Lavender Hill, SW11, The Independent, 9 October 1992.
  4. ^ "Drama". Chiswick Community School. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 

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