Linda Bassett

Active - 1987 - 2014  |   Born - Feb 4, 1950 in Pluckley, Kent, England  |   Genres - Drama, Crime

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  •  Grew up in Pimlico, London with her police officer father and her mother who was a typist.
  • In the 1970s she devised acting work for children that would be put on in playgrounds and at festivals.
  • Had an interview with Simon Curtis and Antonia Bird about a position at the Royal Court in London in the early 1980s.
  • Played the role of Mrs. Smith in a stage production of The Bald Prima Donna in 1985 at the then Almeida Theatre in London.
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1991.
  • Posed naked for the month of October in Calendar Girls in 2003.
  • Raised awareness for the charity Safe Rescue by posing in a 2015 calendar.
  • Described how she watched many episodes of Call The Midwife before appearing in the show in 2015, but had to ration herself because many moved her to tears.