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Samantha Beckinsale is an English actress

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BirthdayJuly 23, 1966
NationalityBritish
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateLondon
SpousesRichard Tinder
SiblingsKate Beckinsale
Known asSamantha Jane Beckinsale
Universities
  • Nottingham College
Birth PlaceLondon, England
Height172cm
GenderFemale
FatherRichard Beckinsale
MotherMargaret Bradley
Sun SignCancer
Born inLondon, England
Famous asActress

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Who is Samantha Beckinsale?

Samantha Beckinsale is an English actor, best known for her performance as ‘Firefighter Kate Stevens’ in ‘ITV’s drama series ‘London’s Burning,’ which ran from 1986 to 2002. She started her acting career with the TV series ‘Agatha Christie's Poirot – The Adventure of Johnny Waverly’ in 1989. She is also known for playing ‘Lesley’ in the sitcom ‘Shelley’ from 1989 to 1992. She also appeared in an episode of ‘Thames Television’s ‘Never the Twain.’ One of her most notable roles was that of ‘Gillian’ in the 1994 sitcom ‘Time After Time. In 1997, she starred in another sitcom, ‘Get Well Soon.’ A year later, she appeared on the short-lived show ‘Duck Patrol.’ She has appeared in many TV shows, such as ‘Dangerfield’ (1999), ‘The Blind Date’ (2000), ‘Murder in Mind’ (2002), ‘Doctors’ (2004), ‘Holby City’ (2004), and ‘Heartbeat’ (2005). She made her debut film appearance in the TV film ‘Nancherrow’ in 1999. She also appeared in the TV film ‘Out of the Ashes’ (2001). She appeared in the films ‘Lighthouse Hill’ (2004), ‘Marian, Again’ (2005), and ‘The Penalty King’ (2006). Her last film appearance was in the 2014 historical drama ‘Katherine of Alexandria.’ She is also the half-sister of famous British actor Kate Beckinsale.

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Childhood & Early Life

Samantha Jane Beckinsale was born on July 23, 1966, in London, England, to Richard Beckinsale and Margaret Bradley. Her father, Richard, was an English actor, best known for playing ‘Lennie Godber’ in the ‘BBC’ sitcom ‘Porridge’ and ‘Alan Moore’ in the British series ‘Rising Damp.’

Samantha was only 5 when her parents divorced. Following this, her father married English actor Judy Loe. Samantha is the half-sister of British actor Kate Beckinsale.

Samantha attended ‘Selston High School’ in Nottingham, UK.

She graduated from ‘Selston Arts and Community College’ and then attended ‘New College’ in Nottingham.

Career

Samantha made her TV debut with the 1989 TV series ‘Agatha Christie's Poirot – The Adventure of Johnny Waverly.’ The series featured her as a barmaid and also starred David Suchet and Hugh Fraser.

The same year, she guest-starred in an episode of ‘Thames Television’s ‘Never the Twain.’ The series featured her as ‘WPC Martin.’

Shortly after ‘Never the Twain,’ she was offered the role of ‘Lesley’ in the final three series of ‘Thames Television’s ‘Shelley.’ The show ran from 1989 to 1992.

She bagged her most notable role in 1990. It was the role of ‘Firefighter Kate Stevens’ in ‘ITV’s drama series ‘London’s Burning.’ After ‘London’s Burning’ ended in 1992, she got an opportunity to work in the ‘BBC’ sitcom ‘Time After Time.

The series featured her as ‘Gillian’ and lasted from 1994 to 1995. In 1996, she appeared as ‘Pascal’ in an episode of the series ‘Bugs’ named ‘Blackout.’

In 1997, she appeared as ‘Jilly Howell’ in the ‘BBC’ comedy series ‘Get Well Soon.’ The series also starred Matthew Cottle and Eddie Marsan,

The series was short-lived and lasted only for six episodes.

In 1998, she was chosen to play ‘Gillian Marilyn Monroe’ in the series ‘Duck Patrol.’ The series also starred Richard Wilson.

In 1999, she appeared in another series, ‘Dangerfield.’ It featured her as ‘DS Katie Webb.’

In 2000, she appeared as ‘Patty’ in the ‘WB’ crime drama ‘The Blind Date.’

She then took a short break from acting. She returned in 2002, with the TV series ‘Murder in Mind.’ The series featured her as ‘Christine’ and ended in 2003.

She was next seen playing ‘Susan Marshall’ in the 2004 series ‘Doctors.’ In 2005, she appeared as ‘Elsa Jenner’ in ‘Heartbeat.’

Samantha made her film debut with the TV movie ‘Nancherrow’ in 1999. The film, which was the sequel to Rosemunde Pilcher’s ‘Coming Home,’ featured her as ‘Nesta Carew.’

In 2001, she appeared as ‘Sarah’ in the TV film ‘Out of the Ashes.’

Her next film appearance was in the 2004 British comedy ‘Lighthouse Hill.’ The film featured her as ‘Sally’ and also starred Jason Flemyng and Kirsty Mitchell.

In 2005, she appeared as ‘Josie Bevan’ in the British psychological thriller ‘Marian, Again.’ It also starred Stephen Tompkinson and Kelly Harrison in lead roles.

In 2006, she appeared as ‘Maddie Vaughan’ in the comedy film ‘The Penalty King.’

Her latest film appearance has been in the 2014 film ‘Decline of an Empire.’ She appeared as ‘Vita’ in the British biographical historical drama.

The film was originally titled ‘Katherine of Alexandria.’ The film also starred Nicole Madjarov and Peter O’Toole.

Personal Life

Samantha was earlier married to actor Richard Tinder, but they divorced in 1995. Not much is known about her personal life.

She is believed to be single.

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Samantha Beckinsale biography timelines

  • // 23rd Jul 1966
    Samantha Jane Beckinsale was born on July 23, 1966, in London, England, to Richard Beckinsale and Margaret Bradley. Her father, Richard, was an English actor, best known for playing ‘Lennie Godber’ in the ‘BBC’ sitcom ‘Porridge’ and ‘Alan Moore’ in the British series ‘Rising Damp.’
  • // 1989
    Samantha made her TV debut with the 1989 TV series ‘Agatha Christie's Poirot – The Adventure of Johnny Waverly.’ The series featured her as a barmaid and also starred David Suchet and Hugh Fraser.
  • // 1989 To 1992
    Shortly after ‘Never the Twain,’ she was offered the role of ‘Lesley’ in the final three series of ‘Thames Television’s ‘Shelley.’ The show ran from 1989 to 1992.
  • // 1990 To 1992
    She bagged her most notable role in 1990. It was the role of ‘Firefighter Kate Stevens’ in ‘ITV’s drama series ‘London’s Burning.’ After ‘London’s Burning’ ended in 1992, she got an opportunity to work in the ‘BBC’ sitcom ‘Time After Time.
  • // 1995
    Samantha was earlier married to actor Richard Tinder, but they divorced in 1995. Not much is known about her personal life.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, she appeared as ‘Jilly Howell’ in the ‘BBC’ comedy series ‘Get Well Soon.’ The series also starred Matthew Cottle and Eddie Marsan,
  • // 1998
    In 1998, she was chosen to play ‘Gillian Marilyn Monroe’ in the series ‘Duck Patrol.’ The series also starred Richard Wilson.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, she appeared in another series, ‘Dangerfield.’ It featured her as ‘DS Katie Webb.’
  • // 1999
    Samantha made her film debut with the TV movie ‘Nancherrow’ in 1999. The film, which was the sequel to Rosemunde Pilcher’s ‘Coming Home,’ featured her as ‘Nesta Carew.’
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she appeared as ‘Patty’ in the ‘WB’ crime drama ‘The Blind Date.’
  • // 2001
    In 2001, she appeared as ‘Sarah’ in the TV film ‘Out of the Ashes.’
  • // 2002 To 2003
    She then took a short break from acting. She returned in 2002, with the TV series ‘Murder in Mind.’ The series featured her as ‘Christine’ and ended in 2003.
  • // 2004 To 2005
    She was next seen playing ‘Susan Marshall’ in the 2004 series ‘Doctors.’ In 2005, she appeared as ‘Elsa Jenner’ in ‘Heartbeat.’
  • // 2004
    Her next film appearance was in the 2004 British comedy ‘Lighthouse Hill.’ The film featured her as ‘Sally’ and also starred Jason Flemyng and Kirsty Mitchell.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, she appeared as ‘Josie Bevan’ in the British psychological thriller ‘Marian, Again.’ It also starred Stephen Tompkinson and Kelly Harrison in lead roles.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she appeared as ‘Maddie Vaughan’ in the comedy film ‘The Penalty King.’
  • // 2014
    Her latest film appearance has been in the 2014 film ‘Decline of an Empire.’ She appeared as ‘Vita’ in the British biographical historical drama.

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