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|Born||1952 (age 63–64)
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
In theatre, Deakin has played Mrs. Sowerberry in the West End cast of Oliver!, singing the song "That's Your Funeral" with David Delve on a recording.
Deakin earlier appeared in the television sitcom Oh, Doctor Beeching! (1996–1997), where she played the role of May Skinner, replacing Sherrie Hewson from the original pilot. She has also made many single television appearances, including playing Jill, the receptionist from Pear Tree Productions, in one episode of the first series of I'm Alan Partridge, a rural dominatrix in Doc Martin as well as roles in Midsomer Murders and Coronation Street. She appeared in the sketch comedy series Big Train alongside fellow Spaced cast members Simon Pegg and Mark Heap. She plays Dr. Jean in the Alan segments on Modern Toss.
She portrayed the role of Mrs. Daphne Andrews in House of Anubis. Her character left in season two. It has been announced she will not return for season three.
Deakin played the pub landlady Mary Porter in the film Hot Fuzz by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, she had a cameo in the feature film Shaun of the Dead (2004). In 2009 she was cast as Maggie, a Brighton mother in Ben Wheatley's British crime film Down Terrace.
She is married to actor and author Michael Simkins.
|1992||So Haunt Me||Carole with a E|
|1994||Mother's Ruin||Brucella Pashley|
|1996–1997||Oh Doctor Beeching||May Skinner|
|1997||I'm Alan Partridge||Jill|
|1999 and 2001||Spaced||Marsha Klein|
|1999 and 2000||Hope and Glory||Jude Jakes|
|2011–2012||House of Anubis||Daphne Andrews|
|2012||Scott & Bailey||Scary Mary Jackson|
|2013-||Big Bad World||Shirley|
|2014-||The Midnight Beast||Sylvia|
|2015||Holby City||Carole Copeland|
|1990||Dancin' Thru the Dark||Bernadette King|
|2004||Shaun of the Dead||Yvonne's Mum|
|2004||Between Two Women||Alice|
|2007||Hot Fuzz||Mary Porter|
|2012||The Sweeney||Older Woman|
|2013||The World's End||B&B Landlady|
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