Judy Huxtable
Born (1942-07-24) 24 July 1942 (age 79)
Surrey, England
Years active1960–1979
(m. 1966; div. 1973)

(m. 1973; div. 1989)

Judy Huxtable (born 4 July 1942)[1] is a British actress.

Early life and career

Born in Surrey, England, to wealthy parents, Huxtable was initially a society débutante and then became a fashionable figure in 1960s "swinging London" and, as a model, was represented by the William Morris Agency. She was the face of Bacardi rum and Fry’s Chocolate.

Huxtable's film appearances include Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (1968), the cult film The Touchables (1968), and several horror films.

Personal life

Huxtable was first married to Irish theatre designer Sean Kenny, but later divorced him. In 1973 she became the second wife of the satirist Peter Cook and appeared with him on the 1977 Godley & Creme concept album Consequences, together with a brief appearance in his 1979 comedy film Derek and Clive Get the Horn, co-starring Dudley Moore. They were divorced in 1989, due to Cook's drinking, after many years of amicable separation.[2]

In 2008 she published an autobiography, Loving Peter, in which she described her turbulent relationship with Cook and living with his alcoholism, which mirrored her experiences with her own mother.[3] Huxtable published the book under her married name of Judy Cook.



  1. ^ Cook, Judy; Levin, Angela (2 October 2008). Loving Peter: My life with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Hachette UK. p. 46. ISBN 978-0748110261. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  2. ^ Thorpe, Vanessa; arts; correspondent, media (8 December 2002). "Wife's grief for wasted genius of Peter Cook". Retrieved 26 October 2017 – via www.theguardian.com.
  3. ^ Cook, Judy (22 October 2011). "Judy Cook: 'I felt as though I could never leave him...'". The Independent. Retrieved 26 July 2021.