Paula Jacobs

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Paula Jacobs (born 1932) is an English actress whose television and film career has spanned four decades.

Her father was J.P. Jacobs, whose company supplied all the elastic to Marks & Spencer. Jacobs made her first television appearance in Z-Cars in 1962, going on to play roles in Softly, Softly: Taskforce (1972-5), Shoestring (1979), Hammer House of Horror (1980), Mapp & Lucia (1985), Porterhouse Blue (1987), The New Statesman (1989), Bergerac (1990), Jeeves and Wooster (1990), Brookside (1992), French and Saunders (1993), Coronation Street (1994), Casualty (1989-1995), Drop the Dead Donkey (1994-1998), Dalziel and Pascoe (2000), Midsomer Murders (2002), Agatha Christie's Poirot (2004) and Doctors (2008).[1]

Her film appearances include Birth of the Beatles (1979), An American Werewolf in London (1981), She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas (1984), We Think the World of You (1988), Duel of Hearts (1992), The Remains of the Day (1993) and Tea with Mussolini (1999).[1][2]

She is the widow of actor David Swift and is the mother of actress Julia Swift and the mother-in-law of actor David Bamber.[1]


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