|Name Tessa Wyatt|
Years active 1960–present
|Born 23 April 1948 (age 75) (1948-04-23) Woking, Surrey, England|
Partner(s) Richard O'Sullivan (1978–1985)
Spouse Bill Harkness (m. 1986), Robin Tripp (m. 1978), Tony Blackburn (m. 1972–1977)
Children Jamie O'Sullivan, Joanna Harkness, Jack Harkness
Movies and TV shows Robin's Nest, The Beast in the Cellar, England Made Me, I Can't I Can't, Spy Story
Similar People Richard O'Sullivan, Tony Blackburn, Tony Britton, Sally Thomsett, Paula Wilcox
Education Elmhurst School for Dance
TONY BLACKBURN WEDDING
Tessa Wyatt (born 23 April 1948) is an English actress who first came to the public spotlight through her marriage to Tony Blackburn. She later starred in the sitcom Robin's Nest.
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- Early life
- Television success
- Later career
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Wyatt was born in Woking, Surrey, in 1948 and attended Elmhurst Ballet School and was encouraged to act by her maternal grandmother. She got her first professional job, aged 12, in a television programme featuring Richard Hearne's Mr Pastry character and soon after she gained an agent. Other early television appearances included parts in Z-Cars, The Wednesday Play, Public Eye, Callan, Dixon of Dock Green, Doctor at Large, Play for Today, UFO and The Goodies. Her few film appearances included Wedding Night (1970), the cult horror film The Beast in the Cellar (1970), England Made Me (1973) opposite Peter Finch, and Spy Story (1976).
In 1972 Tessa Wyatt married Tony Blackburn, the radio DJ, but the couple divorced after five years having had a son. Blackburn was left devastated by the breakup of their marriage, and would plead on air for her return (this was later parodied in Smashie and Nicey: The End of an Era). By curious coincidence, Wyatt had played a character called Judy Blackburn in the episode The Comedian's Graveyard in the 1969 series of Public Eye.
From 1977 to 1981, Tessa Wyatt played Vicky Nicholls, later Tripp, in the ITV sitcom Robin's Nest, a spin-off from the successful sitcom Man About the House. Her on-screen boyfriend and later husband Robin Tripp was played by Richard O'Sullivan. Wyatt and O'Sullivan were a couple for seven years from 1978 and had one son. Following Robin's Nest, Wyatt appeared in Return of the Saint, Boon and 2point4 Children.
Wyatt married property developer Bill Harkness at Hammersmith Register Office in 1986, and they have two children. Wyatt was part of the original cast of the Channel Five soap opera Family Affairs playing Samantha Cockerill. Since 2000 she has also appeared in Casualty and Doctors. She appeared in the fifth series of Peep Show as Jeremy's mother and recently was Tom's love interest in one episode of The Old Guys opposite Roger Lloyd-Pack and Clive Swift. In 2013, she joined the cast of EastEnders, playing Betty Spragg.Tessa made a second appearance in the BBC series Doctors on 19 May 2015 alongside George Layton another sitcom stalwart from the 1970s.