Samantha Beckinsale Biography

Samantha Beckinsale is an English actress. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family, personal life, career, etc.

Samantha Beckinsale
Quick Facts

Birthday: July 23, 1966

Nationality: British

Famous: Actresses British Women

Age: 52 Years, 52 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Samantha Jane Beckinsale

Born in: London, England

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Richard Tinder

father: Richard Beckinsale

mother: Judy Loe

siblings: Kate Beckinsale

City: London, England

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education: Nottingham College

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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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Samantha Beckinsale
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.
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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.
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  • 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.’
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  • 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.
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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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