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Susan Jameson

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Occupation  Actress
Spouse  James Bolam
Role  Actress
Name  Susan Jameson
Years active  1962–present

Susan Jameson in her gray and black outfit and James Bolam wearing brown coat, white long sleeves and floral neck tie

Full Name  Susan I. M. Jameson
Born  13 August 1941 (age 82) (1941-08-13) Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England
Children  Lucy Bolam, Nigel Williams
Movies  I, Monster, The Catherine Cookson Anthology: The Girl, International Velvet, The Merchant of Venice
Grandchildren  Lawrence Williams, Jamey Williams, Solomon Williams, Olwen Williams
TV shows  New Tricks, When the Boat Comes In, Take Three Girls, The Queen, To Serve Them All My Days

Similar  James Bolam, Alun Armstrong, Anthony Calf

Susan Jameson

Susan I.M. Jameson (born 13 August 1941) is an English actress who has played a wide range of roles, especially on television. She is possibly best known for portraying Esther Lane in the BBC crime drama New Tricks between 2003 and 2013.


The son of Susan Jameson, Nigel Williams and his wife Gina

Susan Jameson

Early life

James Bolam and Jay Ruckley in Grandpa in My Pocket

Jameson was born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England. She is married to actor James Bolam with whom she has a daughter, Lucy. She has a son from a previous relationship who was given for adoption and had his name changed from Mark to Nigel.


Susan Jameson in her youth with her autograph

Her television roles include Myra Booth in Coronation Street, Kate in Take Three Girls and Jessie Seaton in When the Boat Comes In. She played Emma Lambe in the third series of All in Good Faith, and John Duttine's second wife in the BBC drama To Serve Them All My Days. She also starred in two BBC children's comedy series, Bad Boyes in which she played the eponymous lead character's mother (two series, 1987–88) and Who, Sir? Me, Sir? (1985), as the feisty Biddy Bedwelty.

She has acted with her husband in several series, including an early episode of The Likely Lads as well as When The Boat Comes In, New Tricks, Grandpa in My Pocket and an ITV legal drama entitled Close and True (screened in 2000), which also starred Robson Green.

Her guest appearances include UFO, Space: 1999, Z-Cars, Special Branch, Dalziel and Pascoe, Hi-de-Hi! and Holby City.

In 2009 she was one of five actresses (alongside Emilia Fox, Barbara Flynn, Samantha Bond and Diana Quick) to portray Queen Elizabeth II in Channel 4's series The Queen.

Jameson is also a regular in BBC-produced Doctor Who audios, playing Mrs Wibbsey, the Doctor's housekeeper, in three series with Tom Baker, Hornets' Nest (2009), Demon Quest (2010) and Serpent Crest (2011). This was not her first foray into the world of Doctor Who, having played Mrs Moynihan in an early Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio play, The Spectre of Lanyon Moor opposite Colin Baker, Nicholas Courtney and husband James Bolam. In 1971 she had been cast in the Doctor Who serial Colony in Space, but was replaced by Tony Caunter when the BBC's Head of Drama Serials decided the role was inappropriate for a woman to perform. Jameson was nevertheless paid in full.

She is also known as an audio book narrator, especially of Catherine Cookson novels.

In 2014 Susan Jameson's first book Pony Tails, a collection of short stories based on four native pony breeds—the Connemara, the Welsh Cob, the Shetland and the Exmoor—was published by Forelock Books.


Susan Jameson Wikipedia