Mary Woodvine

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Mary Woodvine
Born Mary Louise Woodvine
(1967-11-14) 14 November 1967 (age 49)
Hammersmith, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Family John Woodvine (father)

Mary Louise Woodvine (born 14 November 1967) is a British television actress who appeared as Mary Harkinson in the BBC soap EastEnders in 2003. Her father, John Woodvine, is also an actor.

Life and career[edit]

Woodvine was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Hammersmith, London. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and was a core member of Kneehigh Theatre.[1] and has performed in Doc Martin, Born and Bred, Doctors, Noah's Ark, Our Friends in the North, Casualty, The Jury, Pie in the Sky, Grafters, Wycliffe, Down to Earth, Heartbeat and Murder City. In 1994, she played Aurelia Took in the science-fiction drama TV series Space Precinct. She also appeared as Miss Lamplighter in The Worst Witch (1998–2001), from 2005 to 2006, as Judge Morag Hughes in five episodes of Judge John Deed, and she also appears as Mrs. Teague in the 2015 TV series of Poldark.

In 2003, she starred as Evangeline Blight in the Cornish-language short film Blight, co-starring Richard Coyle.[2] Woodvine starred in the award winning 2007 psychological thriller film The Lark which premièred at the Cambridge Film Festival.[3]

Woodvine, along with Rory Wilton, Jerome Wright and Kirsty Osmon, developed poet Murray Lachlan Young's first play, The Incomers, during a residency at The Space, Dartington Hall Trust.[4] Woodvine created the role of Celia through a series of workshops and in the production's inaugural tour, which ran from April to May 2013.[5]


  1. ^ "Cast | The Incomers". 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. a core member of Kneehigh Theatre 
  2. ^ "Cornish Language Partnership : Blight". 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cambridge Film Festival review – The Lark | Moore Than This". 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Tony Gussin (2013). "Sassy sexy drama comes to Barnstaple - What's on - North Devon Gazette". Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mary Woodvine | The Incomers". 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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