Julie Graham

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Julie Graham
Born (1965-07-24) 24 July 1965 (age 53)
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Spouse(s)Joseph A. Bennett (2002–2015; his death)

Julie Graham (born 24 July 1965) is a Scottish television and film actress.[1]


Graham has appeared in the Channel 4 Blood Red Roses (1986, filmed in East Kilbride) and the BBC TV series The Houseman's Tale (1987). She has also had roles as Alison McGrellis in Casualty (1988–1989), Alice in Harry (1993–1995), Alison McIntyre in Life Support (1999), Lisa Kennedy in The Bill (2010), Megan Hartnoll in At Home with the Braithwaites (2000–2003), Alona Cunningham in Between the Sheets (2003), and Mary Gilcrest in William and Mary (2003–2005).[2]

Her film credits include The Fruit Machine (1988), Silent Scream (1990), Nuns on the Run (1990), The Big Man (1990), The Near Room (1995), Preaching to the Perverted (1997), Bedrooms and Hallways (1998), and Some Voices (2000).[2] In 1991, she starred in the short film Rosebud with UK painter Sadie Lee.[3]

She also appeared as Rosie in the Leave It All Behind series of British television commercials for the Peugeot 106 car, alongside Annie Dunkley and Michael McKell in the mid 1990s.

In 2006 she appeared in episode 2 of Sharman as Kylie/Patricia.

In 2007, she appeared as Donna Doig in the three-part ITV drama series Mobile. In 2008, she played the role of Dr Gillian Magwilde, an archaeologist, in the BBC television drama Bonekickers. She recently starred in the BBC drama Survivors as Abby Grant. In 2010, she took on the role of Commander Lisa Kennedy in a seven-episode story arc of The Bill, as well as guest-starring in the final story of the fourth season of the Doctor Who spinoff series The Sarah Jane Adventures, playing the villainous alien Ruby White in the story Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith. In 2008, The Times described Graham as "the small screen's resident raver, a one-woman festival of naturism".[4] She also appeared as a guest star in the fifth series of the popular ITV drama Doc Martin aired in the autumn of 2011. She portrayed Jean in the 2012 series The Bletchley Circle.

In 2011, Graham starred in the one-off BBC Christmas show Lapland, a role which she returned to for a series entitled Being Eileen airing from February 2013.[5][6]

In 2012, Graham appeared in the film Tower Block.

In 2013, Graham appeared in episode 8 of series two of the BBC series Death in Paradise.

In 2016, Graham began portraying Sheron Dawson in ITV sitcom Benidorm.

Personal life[edit]

Graham was married to actor Joseph A. Bennett from 2002 until he took his own life on 13 April 2015.[7] On 5 February 2004 she gave birth to a daughter, Edie May, six weeks prematurely. On 3 March 2006, she gave birth to a second daughter at home named Cyd Betty.[8][citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Taggart Kathleen Kelly TV series, 1 episode
1986 Blood Red Roses Janey TV series, 3 episodes
1987 The Houseman's Tale Nurse Joan Masson TV mini-series, 2 episodes
1987 Strike It Rich! Kirstie Munro TV series, 5 episodes
1987 Brond Girl in Brothel TV series, 1 episode
1987 Dramarama Tillie Campbell TV series, 3 episodes
1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story Caroline Bonaparte TV mini-series, 3 episodes
1988 Bookie Sue TV series, 3 episodes
1988 The Fruit Machine Hazel feature film
1989 Casualty Alison McGrellis TV series, 9 episodes
1989 The Bill Thelma Box TV series, 1 episode
1990 Nuns on the Run Casino Waitress feature film
1990 The Big Man Melanie feature film
1990 Silent Scream Alice / Betty - Larry's Fantasy feature film
1990 Boon Moira Connolly TV series, 1 episode
1991 Blonde Fist Sylvie feature film
1991 Rosebud Kay short film
1992 Spender Jody TV series, 1 episode
1992 Downtown Lagos Sharon TV mini-series, 3 episodes
1993–1995 99-1 Lisa TV series, 20 episodes
1994 Harry Lisa TV series, 2 episodes
1995 Bugs Sarita TV series, 1 episode (Season 1 episode 6 Stealth)
1995 The Near Room Elise Gray feature film
1996 Heartbeat Dorothy McGowan TV series, 1 episode
1996 Sharman Kylie TV series, 1 episode
1997 Daylight Robbery Shelly short film
1997 Preaching to the Perverted Eugenie feature film
1997 Dalziel and Pascoe Adi Pritchard TV series, 1 episode
1998 Bedrooms and Hallways Angie feature film
1998 Space Island One Michelle Stock TV series, 1 episode
1999 Butterfly Collectors Det. Sgt. Mary Slater TV movie
1999 Life Support Alison McIntyre TV series, 6 episodes
1999 With or Without You Cathy feature film
1999 Bodyshifters Fiona feature film
2000 Some Voices Mandy feature film
2000 Dirty Tricks Karen TV movie
2000–2003 At Home with the Braithwaites Megan Hartnoll TV series, 24 episodes
2003 Between the Sheets Alona Cunningham TV mini-series, 6 episodes
2003–2005 William and Mary Mary Gilcrest TV series, 18 episodes
2005 Walk Away and I Stumble Elaine Spader TV movie
2006 The Kindness of Strangers Ellie Farrellyr TV movie
2006 Afterlife Lucy TV series, 1 episode
2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Mary Aldin TV series, 1 episode
2007 Mobile Donna Doig TV mini-series, 4 episodes
2007 The History of Mr Polly Nancy Potter TV movie
2007 Rebus Stacy Webster TV series, 1 episode
2008 Bonekickers Gillian Magwilde TV series, 6 episodes
2008–2010 Survivors Abby Grant TV series, 12 episodes
2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures Ruby White TV series, 2 episodes
2010 The Bill Commander Lisa Kennedy TV series, 7 episodes
2011 Doc Martin Maggie Reid TV show, 2 episodes
2011–2013 Being Eileen Mandy Lewis Originally a TV movie titled Lapland, continued as Being Eileen
2012 Secrets and Words Fiona TV series, 1 episode
2012 Vera Marianne Gower TV series, 1 episode
2012 Tower Block Carol feature film
2012–2014 The Bletchley Circle Jean TV series, 7 episodes
2013 Midsomer Murders Dr. Laura Parr TV series, 1 episode
2013 Death in Paradise Jen Powell TV series, 1 episode
2013 Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1 Estate Agent
2014– Shetland Rhona Kelly TV series
2014 The Sleeping Room Cynthia feature film
2014 New Tricks Tricia McAndrew TV series, 2 episodes
2014 Flinch Paula short film
2015 The Other Amy Dr. Rachael Sumner short film
2016–2018 Benidorm Sheron Dawson TV series
2016 One of Us Moira Douglas TV mini-series, 4 episodes
2018 Doctor Who TBA TV Series
2018 The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Jean[9] TV series spinoff of The Bletchley Circle


  1. ^ "Biography". holby.tv.
  2. ^ a b Julie Graham on IMDb
  3. ^ "Rosebud". bfi.org.uk.
  4. ^ Brown, Allan (2008-12-07). "Now I'm paid to keep my clothes on". The Times. London. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  5. ^ "BBC One commissions new six part comedy series, Lapland". BBC. BBC Online. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Being Eileen". BBC. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ Wright, Simon (16 May 2015). "Actress Julie Graham mourning shock death of husband after he was found hanged in park". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  8. ^ Julie Graham - Biography - IMDb
  9. ^ https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/25/bletchley-circle-san-francisco-plot-cast-time-set-2-7758305/

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