Jane Hazlegrove

Sarah Jane Hazlegrove (born 17 July 1968) is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Kathleen "Dixie" Dixon in the BBC medical drama Casualty. She has also appeared as Rosie in Making Out, Rosemary Mason in Silent Witness, Yvonne Bradley in London's Burning, and roles in Jonathan Creek, The Bill, Doctors, Families, Lovejoy, Coronation Street, and Holby City.

Jane Hazlegrove
Sarah Jane Hazlegrove

(1968-07-17) 17 July 1968 (age 53)
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Isobel Middleton (m. 2015)

A lesbian whose character in Casualty is also gay, Hazlegrove was listed as one of the 100 most influential LGBT people of the year in 2012's World Pride Power List.[1] Hazlegrove is married to actress Isobel Middleton.[2]

On 30 January 2016, Hazlegrove left Casualty after playing the role of Dixie for 10 years. She reprised the role of Dixie in a guest appearance as a Hems paramedic on 7 September 2019.

She appeared at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in Queens of the Coal Age, written by Maxine Peake. On 1 May 2019, it was announced that Hazlegrove had joined the cast of Coronation Street as Bernie Winter,[3] the mother of established characters Gemma Winter and Paul Foreman.[4]

In 2019 Hazlegrove also played PO Janine Dolan in the 5Star prison drama Clink.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Shooting Stars Alison
2003 Cheeky Fanny


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Threads Alison Kemp TV film
How We Used to Live Maggie Selby Recurring role (4 episodes)
1985 Summer Season Episode: "Picture Friend"
Coronation Street Sue Clayton Main role (27 episodes)
Albion Market Debbie Taylor Soap opera
Travelling Man Episode: "Hustler"
1987 How We Used to Live Dorothy Clegg Episode: "1954: Land of Plenty"
First Sight Janice Episode: "Who's Our Little Jenny Lind?"
1988 Screen Two Michelle Episode: "Love Birds"
1989–1991 Making Out Rosie Recurring role (11 episodes)
1990 Families Lisa Shepherd Episode 1.1
1990–1991 Waterfront Beat WPC Madeline Forrest Main role (12 episodes)
1992 A Touch of Frost Maureen Shelby Episode: "Conclusions"
Heartbeat Maggie Episode: "Playing with Fire"
1993 Lovejoy Yvonne Episode: "Dainty Dish"
Just a Gigolo Sandy Episode 1.7
Heidi Dete TV film
1994 The Whipping Boy Mrs. Chestney TV film
1995 Heartbeat Marion Episode: "Toss Up"
The Bill Lisa Powell Episode: "Hard Cases"
1996 Casualty Jane Episode: "Trapped"
1997 The Bill Nicola Cooper Episode: "Rolling in It"
Jonathan Creek Katrina Toplis Episode: "The Wrestler's Tomb"
1998 The Grand Minnie Hobson Episode 2.9
London's Burning Yvonne Recurring role (4 episodes)
Dinnerladies Lisa Episode: "Monday"
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Rosamund Episode: "You Can't Be Too Careful"
2000 Without Motive WPC Margaret Walkinshaw TV series
Hero to Zero Miss Horsborough TV series
Where the Heart Is Zoe Price Episode: "Getting Better"
2001 People Like Us Episode: "The Mother"
2002 Silent Witness Rosemary Mason Recurring role (6 episodes)
2003 Buried DD Burridge Main role (8 episodes)
Holby City Anne Fryer Episode: "Never Can Say Goodbye"
2004 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Janice Cooke Episode: "If Wishes Were Horses"
Heartbeat Diane Critchard Recurring role (4 episodes)
2005 Judge John Deed Margaret Tredaway Episodes: "Lost and Found", "Above the Law", "In Defence of Others"
Dalziel and Pascoe Kay Simms Episodes: "The Dig: Parts 1 & 2"
The Bill Trina Episode: "289a"
Faith Paula TV film
2006 Doctors Sara Faulkner Episode: "Daddy Cool"
Casualty Angela Regis Episode: "The Things We Do for Love"
Holby City Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon Episode: "The Unforgiven"
2006–2016, 2019 Casualty Main role (401 episodes)
2012 Casualty: The Kids Aren't Alright Red button special
2015 Holby City Episode: "Homecoming"
2018 Father Brown Hermione Harvey Episode: "The Flower of the Fairway"
2018 Flowers Sylvia
2019 Clink Janine Dolan Supporting role
2019–present Coronation Street Bernie Winter Series regular[3]


  1. ^ Lucy Jolin; Chance Delgado (7 July 2012). "World Pride Power List 2012: 100 most influential LGBT people of the year". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ "The Queen's favourite show introduces a lesbian character". PinkNews - Gay news, reviews and comment from the world's most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Casting News: Jane Hazlegrove joins Coronation Street". itv.com. ITV. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Corrie reveals first look clip of Gemma Winter's mother Bernie". www.msn.com. Retrieved 16 October 2019.

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