Samantha Beckinsale

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Samantha Beckinsale
Samantha-Jane Beckinsale

(1966-07-23) 23 July 1966 (age 52)
London, England
Years active1986–present
Parent(s)Richard Beckinsale
Margaret Bradley
RelativesKate Beckinsale (half-sister)
Judy Loe (stepmother)
Keith Bradley (stepfather)

Samantha Jane Beckinsale (born 23 July 1966) is a British actress. Her TV appearances include Firefighter Kate Stevens in London's Burning and Lesley in the sitcom Shelley in 1989–1992. She is the elder daughter of Richard Beckinsale, stepdaughter of Judy Loe, and half-sister of Kate Beckinsale.[1] She was educated at Selston High School (previously known as Matthew Holland Comprehensive and after that Selston Arts and Community College).


In 1990, Beckinsale was chosen by LWT to play Firefighter Kate Stevens in ITV's drama series London's Burning, which ran from 1986 to 2002.[2] In 1989, Beckinsale guest-starred as WPC Martin in an episode of Thames Television's Never the Twain. Shortly after this, she was given the role of Lesley in the final three series of Thames Television's Shelley. In 1994, she was chosen by the BBC to play the role of Gillian in the sitcom Time After Time which lasted a year.

In 1997, Beckinsale starred as Jilly Howell in the short-lived sitcom Get Well Soon and in 1998 she was chosen by LWT to play the role of Gillian Monroe in the short-lived sitcom Duck Patrol with Richard Wilson.

Television and film roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot – The Adventure of Johnny Waverly Barmaid
1989 to 1992 Shelley Lesley
1990 to 1992 London's Burning Firefighter Kate Stevens
1994 to 1995 Time After Time Gillian
1996 Bugs – Blackout Pascal
1997 Get Well Soon Jilly Howell
1998 Duck Patrol Gillian Marilyn Monroe
1999 Nancherrow Nesta Carew
1999 Dangerfield DS Katie Webb
2000 The Blind Date Patty
2001 Out of the Ashes Sarah
2002 Murder in Mind Christine
2004 Lighthouse Hill Sally
2004 Doctors Susan Marshall
2004 to 2005 Holby City Maggie Thornton
2005 Heartbeat Elsa Jenner
2005 Marian, Again Josie Bevan
2006 The Penalty King Maddie Vaughan
2014 Katherine of Alexandria Vita


  1. ^ "UK | Kate Beckinsale: English pearl". BBC News. 2001-06-01. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  2. ^ "Profile – Kate Stevens (Samantha Beckinsale)". Retrieved 2012-03-29.

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