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Behind the Lens

Judy trained at the Rose Bruford College and started her acting career in repertory in Chesterfield. She has since worked extensively in both theatre and television.

Her West End stage credits include Baggage and A Murder is Announced both at the Vaudeville Theatre. She also played in The Ghost Train at the Old Vic, School for Scandal playing Lady Teazle opposite Sir Donald Sinden at the Haymarket, Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Strand and Mary Smith in Run For Your Wife at the Whitehall.

She made her debut with the Royal Shakespeare Company as Iphigenia in John Barton’s acclaimed production of The Greeks at the Aldwych and then went on to play Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at Stratford-upon-Avon. Whilst there she also played Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, the Sweet Girl in La Ronde and principal boy in the RSC’s pantomime The Swansdown Gloves. She has worked at the Vienna English Theatre in Harold Pinter’s The Lover which transferred to the Young Vic. She also toured the Far and Middle East in several different plays for Derek Nimmo’s Dinner Theatre.

Her many televisions include By The Sword Divided, Lovejoy, Bergerac, Blake’s Seven, Diary of a Nobody, Rising Damp, Next of Kin and three series as Dennis Waterman’s wife Ruth in On The Up.

Films include The Big Sleep, The Likely Lads, Aces High and Get Real 

She has appeared at the Mill at Sonning in “Murder by Misadventure”, “Spring and Port Wine” and “Move Over Mrs Markham” and “Run For Your Wife”

Judy was also in the sell out production of “The Art of Concealment” at The Jermyn Street Theatre and the Riverside Studios Hammersmith playing Vera Rattigan and Aunt Edna.


Judy has cast many a magic spell across the UK in such pantomimes as Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Dick Whittington.


Judy is married to actor Jeffrey Holland.

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