Trudie Goodwin

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Trudie Goodwin
Born (1951-11-13) 13 November 1951 (age 71)
Lewisham, London, England
Other namesTrudie Jackson (married name)
Years active1980–present
TelevisionThe Bill (1984–2007)
Emmerdale (2011–2015)
Kit Jackson
(m. 1979)
ChildrenJessica Jackson (born 1982)
Elly Jackson (born 1988)

Trudie Goodwin (born 13 November 1951) is an English actress best known for playing Sergeant June Ackland in the high-profile British television police drama The Bill from 1983 to 2007, and Georgia Sharma in the ITV soap Emmerdale, from 2011 until 2015.


Goodwin had appeared in The Bill since its pilot, "Woodentop", which was part of the storyboard plays for Thames TV in 1983. However, in September 2005, Goodwin announced she would be leaving the serial drama, stating "it was time to move on".[1] She also took a sabbatical from the show lasting several months in 2005 in order to pursue other interests which included charity work in Nigeria with CBM.[2] Her last episodes aired in March 2007, making her not only the longest-serving member of The Bill cast in the programme's history, but also a world record-holder as the longest-serving actor to portray a police character.[3] When the show was cancelled in 2010, she told the BBC she'd "been in a state of shock all day because [I] honestly thought [it] would go on forever, and [I was] very very sad that it isn't going to."[4] In a later interview with Angela Griffin, she said she felt ITV bosses "messed about" with the show unnecessarily, causing its cancellation.[5]

Other television appearances[edit]

She appeared in 7 episodes of Fox in 1980. In 1987, Goodwin appeared in an episode of Have His Carcase, a Lord Peter Wimsey novel televised by the BBC, playing the part of Cherie. The same year, she also played Brenda in Series 3 Episode 1 of Three Up, Two Down.[citation needed]

She then appeared on a TV Goodies/Baddies episode of the game show The Weakest Link in March 2007, where she lost out to Alex Walkinshaw in the final round. From 27 July to 7 August 2007, she appeared on Countdown in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, hosted by Des O'Connor and Carol Vorderman. Goodwin has made two appearances on ITV daytime show Loose Women, the first being May 2009, and the other in April 2010. In 2010, she was also a guest on Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza. In July 2013, she appeared on All Star Mr & Mrs.[6][7] In November 2021, she portrayed the role of Meg Clarke in an episode of the BBC soap opera Doctors.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Goodwin's daughter Elly Jackson is lead singer of the British electropop band La Roux.[9]


  1. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: TRUDIE QUITS THE BILL". Daily Mirror. 22 September 2005. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  2. ^ "CBM UK – Resources". Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Cops and clobber". The Guardian. London. 8 March 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  4. ^ "In quotes: The end of The Bill". BBC News. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (23 April 2010). "Trudie Goodwin: 'Revamp killed 'The Bill'". Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  6. ^ "All Star Mr & Mrs Episode 11". ITV. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  7. ^ Guardian Staff (3 July 2004). "One Bill that adds up to real security". the Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  8. ^ Timblick, Simon. "'Doctors' spoilers: Trudie Goodwin guest stars". What to Watch. (Future plc). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  9. ^ "It's Official - La Roux's Mum IS June From 'The Bill'". NME. Retrieved 1 February 2010.

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