Caroline Dowdeswell

Caroline Dowdeswell (born 7 March 1945, Oldham, Lancashire) is a former English television actress.

Caroline Dowdeswell
Born (1945-03-07) 7 March 1945 (age 76)
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Years active1959–1978
Wytham Greer
(m. 1977)


She attended theatre school from age 12 and joined the Bromley Rep at 17. Dowdeswell first appeared on television in 1961, and her first role was in The Villains in 1964. Her television career includes appearances in Crossroads; Softly, Softly; Z-Cars; Our's Is A Nice House; Dad's Army in the recurring role of Janet King; On The Buses; Casanova and Man About The House. She also played Sandra in the films of On the Buses and Mutiny on the Buses. She retired from acting in 1978.

Dowdeswell now works in the publishing industry.

Acting CreditsEdit


  • Croft, David; Perry, Jimmy; Webber, Richard (2000). The Complete A-Z of Dads Army. Orion. ISBN 0-7528-1838-4
  • McCann, Graham (2001) Dad's Army

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