Julie Graham

Julie Graham (born 24 July 1965) is a Scottish television and film actress.[1]

Julie Graham
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Julie Graham (2020)
Born (1965-07-24) 24 July 1965 (age 55)
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
(m. 2002; died 2015)

Davy Croket
(m. 2019)


Graham has appeared in the Channel 4 Blood Red Roses (1986, filmed in East Kilbride).She also appeared in 1986 in an episode of “Taggart”,“Death Call”, as Kathleen Kelly....BBC TV series The Houseman's Tale (1987). She has also had roles as Alison McGrellis in Casualty (1988–1989), Alice in Harry (1993–1995), Alison McIntyre in Life Support (1999), Lisa Kennedy in The Bill (2010), Megan Hartnoll in At Home with the Braithwaites (2000–2003), Alona Cunningham in Between the Sheets (2003), and Mary Gilcrest in William and Mary (2003–2005).[2]

Her film credits include The Fruit Machine (1988), Silent Scream (1990), Nuns on the Run (1990), The Big Man (1990), The Near Room (1995), Preaching to the Perverted (1997), Bedrooms and Hallways (1998), and Some Voices (2000).[2] In 1991, she starred in the short film Rosebud with UK painter Sadie Lee.[3]

She also appeared as Rosie in the Leave It All Behind series of British television commercials for the Peugeot 106 car, alongside Annie Dunkley and Michael McKell in the mid 1990s.

In 2006 she appeared in episode 2 of Sharman as Kylie/Patricia.

In 2007, she appeared as Donna Doig in the three-part ITV drama series Mobile. In 2008, she played the role of Dr Gillian Magwilde, an archaeologist, in the BBC television drama Bonekickers. She then starred in the BBC drama Survivors as Abby Grant. In 2010, she took on the role of Commander Lisa Kennedy in a seven-episode story arc of The Bill, as well as guest-starring in the final story of the fourth series of the Doctor Who spinoff show The Sarah Jane Adventures, playing the villainous alien Ruby White in the story Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith. In 2008, The Times described Graham as "the small screen's resident raver, a one-woman festival of naturism".[4] She also appeared as Maggie Reid in the fifth series of the popular ITV drama Doc Martin aired in the autumn of 2011. She portrayed Jean in the 2012 series The Bletchley Circle.

In 2011, Graham starred in the one-off BBC Christmas show Lapland, a role which she returned to for a series titled Being Eileen airing from February 2013.[5][6]

In 2012, Graham appeared in the film Tower Block.

Graham appeared in a two-part Midsomer Murders episode in 2013, Season 15:E5, The Sicilian Defense, playing Dr. Laura Parr.

In 2013, Graham appeared in episode 8 of series two of the BBC series Death in Paradise.

In 2014–present, Graham appeared in the recurring role of Rhona Kelly, the Procurator Fiscal, or PF, of the Shetland police on the Scottish television crime drama, Shetland made by ITV Studios for the BBC

In 2016, Graham began portraying Sheron Dawson in ITV sitcom Benidorm.

In 2020, Graham portrayed Ravio in the Doctor Who episode Ascension of the Cybermen

Personal lifeEdit

Graham was married to actor Joseph A. Bennett from 2002 until he took his own life on 13 April 2015.[7] On 5 February 2004 she gave birth to a daughter, Edie May, six weeks prematurely. On 3 March 2006, she gave birth to a second daughter at home named Cyd Betty.[8][citation needed]

On 11 October 2019 Graham married Belgian skydiving instructor Davy Croket.


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Taggart Kathleen Kelly TV series; 1 episode
Blood Red Roses Janey TV series; 3 episodes
1987 The Houseman's Tale Nurse Joan Masson TV mini-series; 2 episodes
Strike It Rich! Kirstie Munro TV series; 5 episodes
Brond Girl in Brothel TV series; 1 episode
Dramarama Tillie Campbell TV series; 3 episodes
Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story Caroline Bonaparte TV mini-series; 3 episodes
1988 The Play on One Sandra Episode: "The Dark Room"
Bookie Sue TV series; 3 episodes
The Fruit Machine Hazel Feature film
1989 Casualty Alison McGrellis TV series; 9 episodes
The Bill Thelma Box TV series; 1 episode
1990 Nuns on the Run Casino Waitress Feature film
The Big Man Melanie
Silent Scream Alice / Betty - Larry's Fantasy
Boon Moira Connolly TV series; 1 episode
1991 Blonde Fist Sylvie Feature film
Rosebud Kay Short film
1992 Spender Jody TV series; 1 episode
Downtown Lagos Sharon TV mini-series; 3 episodes
1993–1995 99-1 Lisa TV series; 2 episodes
1994 Harry Alice TV series; 20 episodes [9]
1995 Bugs Sarita TV series; 1 episode (Season 1 episode 6 Stealth)
The Near Room Elise Gray Feature film
1996 Heartbeat Dorothy McGowan TV series; 1 episode
Sharman Kylie TV series; 1 episode
1997 Daylight Robbery Shelly Short film
Preaching to the Perverted Eugenie Feature film
Dalziel and Pascoe Adi Pritchard TV series; 1 episode
1998 Bedrooms and Hallways Angie Feature film
Space Island One Michelle Stock TV series; 1 episode
1999 Butterfly Collectors Det. Sgt. Mary Slater Television film
Life Support Alison McIntyre TV series; 6 episodes
With or Without You Cathy Feature film
Bodyshifters Fiona
2000 Some Voices Mandy
Dirty Tricks Karen Television film
2000–2003 At Home with the Braithwaites Megan Hartnoll TV series; 24 episodes
2002 The Bill Linda Kendrick TV series; 7 episodes
2003 Between the Sheets Alona Cunningham TV mini-series, 6 episodes
2003–2005 William and Mary Mary Gilcrest TV Series, 18 episodes
2005 Walk Away and I Stumble Elaine Spader Television film
2006 The Kindness of Strangers Ellie Farrelly
Afterlife Lucy TV series, Episode”Your Hand in Mine”
2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Mary Aldin TV series, Episode: “Towards Zero”
Mobile Donna Doig TV mini-series; 4 episodes
The History of Mr Polly Nancy Potter Television film
Rebus Stacy Webster TV series; 1 episode
2008 Bonekickers Gillian Magwilde TV series; 6 episodes
2008–2010 Survivors Abby Grant TV series; 12 episodes
2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures Ruby White TV series; 2 episodes
The Bill Commander Lisa Kennedy TV series; 7 episodes
2011 Doc Martin Maggie Reid TV series, 2 episodes
2011–2013 Being Eileen Mandy Lewis Originally a Television film titled Lapland, continued as Being Eileen, 6 episodes
2012 Secrets and Words Fiona TV series, Episode: “Love Letters”
Vera Marianne Gower TV series, Episode: “The Ghost Position”
Tower Block Carol Feature film
2012–2014 The Bletchley Circle Jean TV series; 7 episodes
2013 Midsomer Murders Dr. Laura Parr TV series, Episode: “The Sicilian Defence”
Death in Paradise Jen Powell TV series, Episode: “A Deadly Party”
Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1 Estate Agent
2014–present Shetland Rhona Kelly TV series
2014 The Sleeping Room Cynthia Feature film
New Tricks Tricia McAndrew TV series; 2 episodes
Flinch Paula Short film
2015 The Other Amy Dr. Rachael Sumner
2016–2018 Benidorm Sheron Dawson TV series; 25 episodes
2016 One of Us Moira Douglas TV mini-series; 4 episodes
2018 The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco Jean TV series; spin-off of The Bletchley Circle
2019 Queens of Mystery Cat Stone TV series
2020 Doctor Who Ravio TV series; 2 episodes
Moving On Pauline Giles Episode: "Redundant"[10]
Penance Rosalie Douglas TV series; 3 episodes
2020–present Dun Breedin Roo Jameson Online series; Writer and main role


  1. ^ "Biography". holby.tv.
  2. ^ a b Julie Graham at IMDb
  3. ^ "Rosebud". bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2008.
  4. ^ Brown, Allan (7 December 2008). "Now I'm paid to keep my clothes on". The Times. London. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  5. ^ "BBC One commissions new six part comedy series, Lapland". BBC. BBC Online. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Being Eileen". BBC. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ Wright, Simon (16 May 2015). "Actress Julie Graham mourning shock death of husband after he was found hanged in park". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  8. ^ Julie Graham - Biography - IMDb
  9. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0334150/
  10. ^ Writer: David Chidlow; Director: Claire Tailyour; Producers: Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy (5 March 2020). "Redundant". Moving On. BBC. BBC One. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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