Linda Marlowe
Marlowe in 2010
Linda Virginia Bathurst

(1940-07-26) 26 July 1940 (age 83)
Years active1960–present
TelevisionEastEnders (2014–2017)
SpouseWilliam Marlowe (1958–1967)
ParentPeter Bathurst

Linda Virginia Marlowe (née Bathurst; born 26 July 1940) is an Australian-born British film, theatre, and television actress. She is noted for her association with Steven Berkoff, performing in many of his theatrical works, creating a one-woman show based on his female characters called Berkoff's Women, and being referred to as his "muse" by a number of critics.[1]

Marlowe's television roles include A small part in The Saint "The time to die" (1968) the 1995 Lynda La Plante series She's Out, and the recurring role of Sylvie Carter in EastEnders from December 2014 to March 2017.[2][3][4] Her film credits include Impact (1963), Manifesto (1988), The House of Mirth (2000), Hellraiser: Deader (2005) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).


Linda Virginia Bathurst was born on 26 July 1940 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to English parents who decided to return to the United Kingdom when she was ten. She attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, and after leaving drama school at the age of 20,[5] she was offered a leading role at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing. This was followed by further theatrical work in Birmingham and at the Gate Theatre in Dublin.

She performed in several productions at the Half Moon Theatre on Alie Street including Grand Larceny (1977); Dick Whittington, or The City of Fear (1977) and Greek (1980), which was one of many Steven Berkoff plays she performed in including, among others, Decadence, East, The Trial and Metamorphosis, for which she is internationally best known.

She played Osloo in the Doctor Who audio story, The Macros, written by actress Ingrid Pitt and Tony Rudlin.[6]

Marlowe became a patron of Half Moon Theatre in autumn 2016.[7]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Borley, E (13 August 2006). "Linda Marlowe and Berkoff's Women". The BBC. BBC Cambridgeshire. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Linda Marlowe to appear in EastEnders". 23 September 2014.
  3. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Marlowe, Linda (1940-) Biography".
  4. ^ Jeffries, Mark (16 March 2017). "EastEnders to kill-off Mick Carter's "mum" Sylvie but keep tight-lipped over how she will die". The Mirror. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Life and Times of a Lady Possessed". The Scotsman. 4 August 2005. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  6. ^ "The Macros; The Lost Stories". Doctor Who Store. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Linda Marlowe : Stages of Half Moon". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  8. ^ Paul Worts (6 February 2022). "A HYMN FOR HER (2022) (Short)". Retrieved 16 January 2023.