Julie Graham

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This article is about the actress. For the geographer, see J. K. Gibson-Graham.
Julie Graham
Born (1965-07-24) 24 July 1965 (age 50)
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Spouse(s) Joseph A. Bennett
Children 2

Julia "Julie" Graham (born 24 July 1965 in Irvine, Ayrshire) 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 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 April 2015, it was announced that Graham had been cast in the hit ITV sitcom Benidorm as the matriarch of a new family. She is set to make her first appearance in January 2016.


Year Title Role Notes
2016– Benidorm Sheron Dawson
2015 The Other Amy Dr. Rachael Sumner
2014 Flinch Paula
2014 New Tricks Tricia McAndrew
2014 The Sleeping Room Cynthia
2014 Shetland Rhona Kelly
2013 Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1 Estate Agent
2013 Being Eileen Mandy Lewis
2013 Death in Paradise Jen Powell
2013 Midsomer Murders Dr. Laura Parr
2012-2014 The Bletchley Circle Jean
2012 Tower Block Carol
2012 Vera Marianne Gower
2012 Secrets and Words Fiona
2011 Lapland Mandy Lewis TV movie, continued as Being Eileen|
2011 Doc Martin Maggie Reid
2010 The Bill Commander Lisa Kennedy
2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures Ruby White
2008-2010 Survivors Abby Grant
2008 Bonekickers Gillian Magwilde
2007 Rebus Stacy Webster
2007 The History of Mr Polly Nancy Potter
2007 Mobile Donna Doig
2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Mary Aldin
2006 Afterlife Lucy
2006 The Kindness of Strangers Ellie Farrellyr
2005 Walk Away and I Stumble Elaine Spader
2003-2005 William and Mary Mary Gilcrest
2003 Between the Sheets Alona Cunningham
2002 The Bill Commander Lisa Kennedy
2000-2003 At Home with the Braithwaites Megan Hartnoll
2000 Dirty Tricks Karen
2000 Some Voices Mandy
1999 Bodyshifters Fiona
1999 With or Without You Cathy
1999 Life Support Alison McIntyre
1999 Butterfly Collectors Det. Sgt. Mary Slater
1998 Space Island One Michelle Stock
1998 Bedrooms and Hallways Angie
1997 Dalziel and Pascoe Adi Pritchard
1997 Preaching to the Perverted Eugenie
1997 Daylight Robbery Eugenie
1996 Sharman Kylie
1996 Heartbeat Dorothy McGowan
1996 Rosebud Kay
1995 The Near Room Elise Gray
1995 Bugs Sarita
1994 Harry Lisa
1993-1995 99-1 Lisa
1992 Downtown Lagos Sharon
1992 Spender Jody
1991 Blonde Fist Sylvie
1990 Boon Moira Connolly
1990 Silent Scream Alice / Betty - Larry's Fantasy
1990 Crossing the Line Melanie
1990 Nuns on the Run Casino Waitress
1989 The Bill Thelma Box
1989 Casualty Alison McGrellis
1988 The Fruit Machine Hazel
1988 Bookie Sue
1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story Caroline Bonaparte
1987 Dramarama Tillie Campbell
1987 Brond Girl in Brothel
1987 Strike It Rich! Kirstie Munro
1987 The Houseman's Tale Nurse Joan Masson
1986 Blood Red Roses Janey
1986 Taggart Kathleen Kelly

Personal life[edit]

Graham was married to actor Joseph A. Bennett from 2002 until he committed suicide 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 delivered a second daughter at home named Cyd Betty.[8]


  1. ^ "Biography". holby.tv. 
  2. ^ a b Julie Graham at the Internet Movie Database
  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

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