Selina Griffiths

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Selina Griffiths
Selina Jane Griffiths

1969 (age 49–50)
Richmond upon Thames, London, England
EducationCentral School of Speech and Drama
Parent(s)Annette Crosbie
Michael Griffiths

Selina Jane Griffiths (born 1969) is an English actress mostly known for her performance of Pauline Maltby in Benidorm.

Early life[edit]

Selina Griffiths is the daughter of Annette Crosbie and Michael Griffiths.[1] She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has appeared in several plays. Having graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama, she made her professional stage debut at London's Lyric Theatre in The Way of the World alongside Barbara Flynn, with whom she appeared in television's Cranford.


Griffiths has appeared in many television programmes, including Dr. Finlay and Drop the Dead Donkey and playing Janet in The Smoking Room.[2]

In Autumn 2007 she co-starred with Deborah Findlay in the BBC1 costume drama series Cranford playing Miss Caroline Tomkinson. In January 2011 she appeared as a frightened passenger in the BBC1 comedy series Come Fly With Me, which is written by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.[3]

In February 2011, she appeared as Pauline in Benidorm,[4] reprising the role in the 2016 & 2018 series and through March–April appeared in the Jeremy Dyson play adaption of Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales.[5]

In March 2012 she appeared as Yvonne Bradshaw in the BBC3 series Being Human. Later that year she played several roles, including Beatrix Potter, in Sky's Psychobitches (part of Playhouse Presents), appearing in four episodes.

Airing on 26 May 2013, Griffiths appeared in episode 2 (Nobody's Darling) of Case Histories.

In 2014 she appeared in the TV show Jonathan Creek. In 2015 she appeared as Elspeth Rice in ITV's Midsomer Murders episode 17.4 "A Vintage Murder".

In February 2017 she appeared as a primary school teacher Miss Anstis in the BBC sitcom Not Going Out starring Lee Mack and Sally Bretton. She will reprise the role in April 2019.[6]

In January 2019 she appeared as Ruth Thundersby in BBC's Father Brown.



  1. ^ "Annette Crosbie OBE". Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Press Office - The Smoking Room biographies". BBC. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ "BBC One - Come Fly With Me, Episode 2". 24 November 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  4. ^ Published Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 09:25 GMT (23 February 2011). "A 'Benidorm' Q&A with Selina Griffiths - TV Interview". Digital Spy. Retrieved 6 March 2012.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Everyman and Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool - 2011". Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  6. ^ a b "BBC One – Not Going Out, Series 10, Facts of Life". BBC. Retrieved 13 April 2019.

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