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Mary Jo Randle
Born (1954-04-26) 26 April 1954 (age 69)
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham
OccupationActress
Years active1982–present
Known forThe Bill
The Lakes

Mary Jo Randle (born 26 April 1954) is an English actress from Rochdale, Lancashire working in theatre and television.

After a childhood in Littleborough, Randle left home to study for a degree in drama at the University of Birmingham but switched course to Social Administration.[1] Upon graduation she applied and was accepted for a place at RADA,[2] where she was the recipient of the Bancroft Gold Medal.[3] In 1981 she won Most Promising Actress at the Ronson awards.[4]

Mary Jo Randle is best known for her roles as Jo Morgan in The Bill[5] (1993–1995) and Bernie Quinlan in The Lakes. She has also featured in Holby City, Emmerdale, Victoria Wood as Seen on TV, The Royal, Casualty, Doctors, Heartbeat, Inspector Morse, Dalziel and Pascoe, Bad Behaviour, Wire in the Blood and a public information film on smoke alarms.

Selected filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Bad Behaviour Winifred Turner[6]
2000 Hollow Man Janice Walton[7]
2003 Gifted Mrs Gilliam[8]
2006 Pierrepoint Mrs Corbitt[9]
2007 Control Deborah Curtis' mother[10]
2008 Affinity Mrs. Jelf[11]
2010 Soul Boy Rose McCain[12]
2010 Another Year Mourner[13]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Play for Today: Another Flip for Dominick Pilar[14]
1985 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV Sarah Wells[15] Series 1; episode 3
1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV Kelly-Marie's Friend[16][17] Series 2; episodes 2 and 4
1986 London's Burning Marion Cartwright II Pilot
1989 Act of Will Sister Rodgers[18] Episode 1
1990 Inspector Morse Detective Sergeant Siobhan Maitland[19] Episode: "Driven to Distraction"
1991 The Bill Moira Smith[20] Episode: "Samaritan"
1991 Screen One Jill[21] Episode: "Ex"
1992 Screen Two Television producer[22] Episode: "My Sister-Wife"
1992 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Renie Thompson[23] Episode: "The Speaker of Mandarin"
1992 Between the Lines Kate Norton Episode: "The Only Good Copper"
1992 A Time to Dance Mrs. Atkinson[24] Episode 1
1993 Olly's Prison Vera[25]
1993–1995 The Bill WDS Jo Morgan[26] Series regular; 78 episodes
1997 Born to Run Teresa[27] Recurring role; 6 episodes
1997–1999 The Lakes Bernie Quinlan[28] Series regular; 14 episodes
1999 Holby City Marie[29] Episode: "Brave Heart"
1999 Casualty Marie Davies[30] Episode: "Mother's Day"
1999 Heartbeat Shirley Colbourne[31] Episode: "No Surrender"
2002 Cutting It Laverne Butt[32] Series 1: episode 2; Series 2: episode 2
2003 Cambridge Spies Marge[33] Episode 2
2003 Between the Sheets Christine Ellis[34] Recurring role; 6 episodes
2004 Midsomer Murders Janet Pennyman[35] Episode: "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
2005 The Royal Fay Wallace[36] Episode: "While the Cat's Away"
2006 Dalziel and Pascoe Moira Henshaw Episode: "Fallen Angel"
2007 The Street Jean's mother[37] Episode: "The Promise"
2008 Wire in the Blood Janet Williams[38] Episode: "The Dead Land"
2009 Small Island Queenie's mother[39] Episode 1
2009 Blue Murder Carol Aspen[40] Episode: "Inside"
2009 Red Riding Eddie's mother[41] Episode: "In the Year of Our Lord 1974"
2009 Inspector George Gently Mrs Chadwick[42] Episode: "Gently in the Night"
2011 Waking the Dead Trish Somers Episode: "Care"
2013 The Syndicate Dawn Series 2; episodes 2 and 6
2015 Wolf Hall Mercy Pryor Recurring role; 3 episodes
2020 The English Game Publican Episodes 1 and 6

References

  1. ^ "Debut is a true slice of Local life; the interview Actress Mary Jo Randle tells Philip Key about the warm welcome she has found in Liverpool. – Free Online Library". thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Big pants and botox? Wolf Hall actress Mary Jo Randle talks about getting older ahead of Potters Bar show". Times Series. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  3. ^ "My dad was never keen on drama". Leicester Mercury. 28 November 2015. p. 4. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Winner's of this year's Ronson Awards..." The Stage and Television Today. No. 5218. 16 April 1981. p. 1. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  5. ^ Duke, Simon (3 May 2015). "Big Pants and Botox in spotlight as The Bill star Mary Jo Randle heads to Blyth". nechronicle. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Bad Behaviour (1993)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Hollow Man (2000)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Gifted (2003)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 23 May 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Pierrepoint (2006)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 17 July 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Control (2007)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  11. ^ "Affinity (2008)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 9 June 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Soulboy (2010)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  13. ^ "Another Year (2010)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  14. ^ "Another Flip for Dominick (1982)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 6 August 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  15. ^ "Victoria Wood – As Seen on Tv[25/01/85] (1985)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 June 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  16. ^ "Victoria Wood – As Seen on Tv[17/11/86] (1986)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 23 March 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  17. ^ "Victoria Wood – As Seen on Tv[01/12/86] (1986)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 7 August 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  18. ^ "Barbara Taylor Bradford's Act of Will[15/09/89] (1989)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 19 July 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  19. ^ "Driven to Distraction (1990)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  20. ^ "Samaritan (1991)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  21. ^ "Ex (1991)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 24 January 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  22. ^ "My Sister Wife (1992)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  23. ^ "The Speaker of Mandarin Part 3 (1992)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  24. ^ "A Time to Dance Part 1 (1992)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 24 October 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  25. ^ "Olly's Prison Part 1 (1993)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  26. ^ "By Hook or by Crook (1993)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  27. ^ "Born to Run Part One (1997)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  28. ^ "The Lakes Part 1 (1997)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  29. ^ "Brave Heart (1999)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  30. ^ "Mother's Day (1999)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  31. ^ "No Surrender (1999)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 31 December 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  32. ^ "Cutting It [Part Two] (2002)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 30 September 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  33. ^ "Cambridge Spies[16/05/2003] (2003)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  34. ^ "Between the Sheets[24/11/2003] (2003)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  35. ^ "Things That Go Bump in the Night (2004)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  36. ^ "While the Cat's Away (2005)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 17 October 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  37. ^ "The Promise (2007)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 20 May 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  38. ^ "The Dead Land (1) (2008)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 10 January 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  39. ^ "Small Island[06/12/2009] (2009)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  40. ^ "Inside (2009)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 18 January 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  41. ^ "The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 10 March 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  42. ^ "Gently in the Night (2009)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 November 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2022.