Maureen Beattie

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Maureen Beattie (born 1953) is an Irish-born Scottish actress of both stage and screen. Her most notable role is that of Sandra Nicholl in medical drama Casualty from November 1991 until February 1993.

Beattie trained at Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.[1] She is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company's "Histories Ensemble", where her roles have included Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI Part II, and the Duchess of York in Richard III.[2]

She is the daughter of Scottish actor and comedian Johnny Beattie, who appeared as Malcolm Hamilton in Glasgow drama River City, and is the elder sister of Louise Beattie who appeared in Emmerdale in 2000 as Chris Tates' lawyer Laura Johnstone.

In 2007, Beattie appeared in the feature film Finding Bob McArthur as Russian actress, Svetlana. The film, also starring John Stahl, Bob Edwards and Alan Bell, was directed by Jim Hickey and produced by Robin Mitchell.

In September 2006 she was interviewed by Sally Magnusson about life with her father for the Radio Scotland series Dad Made Me Laugh, later networked throughout the UK on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

In 2011, she played Iseabail Nic Aodh, the mother of the main character Katie Nic Aodh, in The Decoy Bride.

In 2013, she played the lead role of Isobel McArthur in Ian Rankin's debut play Dark Road.[3]

In 2014, she played Professor Fiona Bellows in the Doctor Who Christmas Special Last Christmas


Date Title Role Author Director Station
31 March 200311 April 2003 Self-Control Mary Brunton dramatised by Gerda Stevenson Bruce Young BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Drama
30 May 2006 Duce's Bonce[4][5] Robin Brooks Fiona McAlpine BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
27 March 2009 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse: Astonishing Archie[6] Rev Margot Turnbull Bill Paterson Marilyn Imrie BBC Radio 4
24 April 2012 The Biggest Issues[7] Jill McEwan Annie McCartney Eoin O'Callaghan BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama