Julia Watson

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Julia Watson (born 13 September 1953) is a British actress known for playing Barbara 'Baz' Wilder in the BBC medical drama Casualty in 1986, 1995–98 and again from 2003 to 2004.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Julia Watson was born on 13 September 1953[2] in Maesteg[3] and brought up in the Derby area.[4] Talking about her parents in an interview with the Casualty fansite, holby.tv,[2] she comments that they were fantastic and devoted. She cites this as reason why she feels so torn between career and family. She is married to the writer, David Harsent; they met at a dinner party and eventually married in a register office in Fulham. They have a daughter, Hannah, born in 1990 and Watson says of her that she is their "greatest born and blessing."[2]


Watson studied Drama and English at Exeter University.[3] Previous jobs include founding a Community Centre in Newcastle and working in Education at the Nottingham Theatre.[2] In addition to her acting roles, she has edited anthologies of poetry and readings for weddings, funerals and naming ceremonies.[3]

List of television, theatre and radio appearances[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Cries from the Watchtower
1979 Rings on Their Fingers
1979 Shoestring
1979 The Way up to Heaven
1980 Agony
1981 Maybury
(1981–83) Never the Twain[5] Lyn Smallbridge
1986, 1995–98,

2003 -2004

Casualty (TV series) Barbara 'Baz' Wilder
1988 Across the Lake
1988 Bust
1989 A Touch of Spice)[6]
1989 The Yellow Wallpaper
1993 Lovejoy
1999-2000 Welcome to Orty-Fou
2000 This is Your Life Herself
2005-2010 Doctors Different roles Guest appearances
2009 Not Going Out
2010 Midsomer Murders




  1. ^ "BBC - Casualty - Past Characters". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Griffin, Cheryl (13 January 2010). "Julia Watson". Retrieved 8 Mar 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Rin Simpson (18 Aug 2005). "Naming ceremonies or christenings". Western Mail. 
  4. ^ a b Anon (3 March 2006). "Mum's the word for Derbyshire actress". Derby Evening Telegraph. 
  5. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Never The Twain - ITV Sitcom". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  6. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "A Touch Of Spice - BBC1 Sitcom". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2016-08-14. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Somerville, Matthew. "Julia Watson". Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Anon (28 March 1987). "The Week Ahead: Theatre". The Times. 
  9. ^ Martin Hoyle (1 Dec 1992). "Breaking point". The Times. 
  10. ^ Anon (4 Nov 2004). "Palace Party". The Stage. 
  11. ^ John Peter (14 May 2006). "Tosca's Kiss". The Sunday Times. 
  12. ^ Laura Silverman (30 Oct 2010). "Talking to ... Elliot Cowan". The Times. 
  13. ^ "Love's Comedy". Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "The Stepmother". Retrieved 10 Mar 2013. 
  15. ^ "The man who pays the piper". Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  16. ^ Steven Pacey. "Radio plays". Retrieved 10 March 2013. 

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