Christine Kavanagh

Christine Mary Kavanagh (born 24 March 1957 in Prescot, Lancashire)[1] is an English actress.

Christine Kavanagh
Christine Mary Kavanagh

(1957-03-24) 24 March 1957 (age 64)
Years active1984—present
Spouse(s)Jack Ellis (divorced)

Career overviewEdit

Kavanagh was educated in Brussels, and trained as a drama teacher at Bretton Hall College and as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.[2] Her first known appearance was as Nicky in a 1984 episode of Minder. In 1990 she played the lead in the first production (in Scarborough) of Alan Ayckbourne's The Revengers' Comedies, opposite Jon Strickland.[3] In 1985 she appeared in the Doctor Who serial Timelash.

She played Lucy Downes in the Inspector Morse ITV series, in the episode "The Wolvercote Tongue" in 1987, and Barbara Hazlitt in a 1989 episode of All Creatures Great and Small. In 1994 she appeared as Penny Winter in eight episodes of Seaforth. The following year she played Rosina Lagrange in three episodes of The Glass Virgin. In 2009 she starred as Christine O'Connell in Doctors (after originally appearing as June Mobley three years earlier). She has also been a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company for BBC Radio 4.[2] In 2016, she played Ms Birling in Stephen Daltry's production of An Inspector Calls, and played the Doctor's wife, Patience, in the Doctor Who audio drama Cold Fusion.

Personal lifeEdit

Kavanagh is divorced from Jack Ellis, with whom she has two children: Theo and Alice.[4] Theo is in the alternative rock band Wolf Alice. Kavanagh founded The Voicehouse, a public-speaking tutoring business.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Christine Kavanagh".
  2. ^ a b TheVoicehouse — About
  3. ^ Paul Allen, Grinning at the Edge: a biography of Alan Ayckbourne, p. 246
  4. ^ "TV bad guy has panto debut in Belfast" - Belfast Telegraph, 2 December 2006

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