Dec. 2nd, 1959
London, England, UK
Gwyneth Strong's Main TV Roles
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Her first appearance was in Royal Court's production Live Like Pigs, when she was eleven. In 1973, whilst a pupil at Holland Park School, she appeared in the horror film Nothing But The Night as Mary Valley, and she was a regular in the children's TV series The Flockton Flyer in 1977–79 as Jan Carter.
She has appeared in the "Observation" segment about Detective Samantha Smith made for the 1990 series of The Krypton Factor, the two-part drama serial The Missing Postman as WPC Rachel McMahon, the BBC drama Real Women from 1997–98, as Hetty in ITV's Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (1999), and in BBC drama Casualty in 2003 as Jim Brodie's wife, Elizabeth.
She also starred in the much acclaimed but little seen 1975 TV Film It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow written by Bernard Kops, directed by John Goldsmidt, depicting the real-life drama of the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster in World War II. She also starred in the "True Confessions" two-part episode of the series A Touch of Frost, reuniting her on-screen with her Only Fools and Horses co-star David Jason.
In 2008, she appeared on the West End stage in the musical, Our House, in which she played Kath Casey. In May 2010, Strong appeared on an episode of Midsomer Murders.
- She has two children with former "Eldorado" actor and "Bugs" star Jesse Birdsall.
- She and 'Jesse Birdsall' (qv) have two children, Oscar (born 1988) and Lottie (born 1991).
- She commented on the stark contrast between her and her Real Women character, Janet in terms of children. While Janet had to resort to IVF to have children, Gwyneth admitted her own children were conceived with general ease.
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