Jacqueline Defferary

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Jacqueline Defferary
Years active1992 - present
Spouse(s)Alasdair Craig (Actor)
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Jacqueline Defferary
Years active1992 - present
Spouse(s)Alasdair Craig (Actor)

Jacqueline Defferary is a British actress.


Film and television[edit]

Defferary's first screen role was in the 1992 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries serial "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter".[1] She has also appeared in several episodes of ITV police drama The Bill.[1]

In 1995 she appeared in two sitcoms starring Rowan Atkinson, in the Mr. Bean episode "Tee Off, Mr. Bean" she played a woman in a laundrette, and in The Thin Blue Line episode titled "Yuletide Spirit" she played a homeless woman.[1] The same year she was in an episode of the Gerry Anderson television series Space Precinct.[2] In 1997 she appeared in the short-lived BBC sitcom A Perfect State.[3]

She had a role in 1997 in Cadfael: Season 3, Episode 2, St Peter's Fair

She originated the role of Sally in the stage play Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (based on the Carry On series of films), and played the role again in 2000 for its television adaptation, renamed Cor, Blimey!.[1]

In 2001 she starred in the Urban Gothic episode "The End".[1]

2006 saw her feature in Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes.

In 2009 she appeared as Mrs Taylor in four episodes of the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.[4]

Her film credits include Red Mercury,[5] Pandaemonium and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.


As well as screen roles, Defferary has also starred in a number of theatrical productions including The Rivals and The Comedy of Errors, both for the Royal Shakespeare Company.[2] And for the Royal National Theatre she has appeared in Welcome to Thebes[6] and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick among others.[2] At the Royal Court Theatre she starred in The Arsonists,[7][8][9] and Push Up alongside David Tennant.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e "BFI | Film & TV Database | DEFFERARY, Jacqueline". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jacqueline Defferary - Company Members". National Theatre. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  3. ^ "A Perfect State". Bbcprograms.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. [dead link]
  4. ^ 15:05 (20 December 2009). "One Programmes - EastEnders Omnibus, 20 December 2009". BBC. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  5. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | RED MERCURY (2005)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Jacqueline Defferary - Welcome to Thebes - Olivier (National Theatre) - Latest news reviews and interviews". Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  7. ^ Michael Billington (7 November 2007). "Theatre review: The Arsonists / Royal Court, London | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  8. ^ "Still Frisch and incendiary| Theatre". This is London. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  9. ^ By (14 November 2007). "Theater Review: The Arsonists - Theater and Musical Production Reviews". Variety.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  10. ^ "Push Up". The Royal Court Theatre. 2 March 2002. Retrieved 2010-06-08. [dead link]

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