Pooky Quesnel’s career as a professional actor has included an incredible array of both leading and supporting roles for TV dramas, movies, short films and theatre productions. Below is a record of these including details of the many directors and production houses with whom this gifted actress has appeared, along with the characters she has portrayed, and reflecting her unusually versatile skill set.


BEYOND PARADISELouise FitzalanRed PlanetMatt Carter
THE LARKINSEnidObjective FictionAndy De Emmony
RALPH & KATIE Louise WilsonBBC/ITV Studios Jordan Hogg
LADHOODMazBBC StudiosJanathan Schey
THE CHELSEA DETECTIVEJulia RomanoExpectationRichard Signy
THE TRICK: HOW TO STEAL A DECADEStella ActonVox ProductionsPip Broughton
WOLFEMaxineAbbott VisionAdrian Shergold
TWO WEEKS TO LIVEMandyKudosAl Campbell
THE A WORD (Seasons 1 – 3)Louise Wilson BBC/KeshetVarious
HEART TO HEARTSharonArdimages for SkyLilah Vandenburgh
THE VICTIMMo BuckleyTVS/BBCNiall MacCormick
RANSOM (Season 3) OlgaCBS Paul Fox
THE QUEEN AND IDelia MansonKing Bert ProductionsDan Zeff
W1A Fiona CraigBBC John Morton


KISS ME FIRSTMarionBalloon EntertainmentMisha Manson-Smith
CLASSDorothea AmesBBCVarious
THE LIVING AND THE DEADAgnesBBC/Grafton HouseAlice Troughton
FATHER BROWNRuth MoreBBCJames Larkin
WATERLOO ROAD 10/10aOlga (reg)Shed Various
ENDEAVOUR II Muriel Mammoth Screen Kristoffer Nyholm
TRUCKERSPauline CompanySusan Tully
THE GUILTY Ruth (reg)HartswoodEd Bazalgette
NOT GOING OUT NatashaAvalonNick Wood
PRESTON PASSIONBetty Cleasby BBCDaniel Wilson
STARLINGS Lynn SadlerBaby Cow Matt Lipsey
JUST HENRYMrs Jeffries ITVDavid Moore
THE BODY FARM Sarah Haines BBC Television Philippa Langdale
SILENT WITNESS Dr Karamides BBC Television Ed Bennett
TOP BOY (3 EPS) Jenny Northam C4Yann Demange
IDEALDonnaBBC Television Ben Gosling Fuller
IN WITH THE FLYNN’SAnneCaryn Mandabach Dominic Brigstocke
ACCUSEDCarmel HoulihanRSJDavid Blair
CASUALTY EmmaBBC Television Dermott O’Dwyer
SCOTT & BAILEYSian Cooke Red ProductionsSyd McCartney
SHAMELESSSandra Brown CompanyPaul Norton
DR WHO XMAS SPECIAL The CaptainBBC Toby Haynes
LAW & ORDER: UKAndrea Raines KudosPaul Wilmhurst
MOVING ON LynneBBC Gary Williams
NEW TRICKSCatherine Bryant Wall to WallRobin Sheppard
FIVE DAYS 2 (reg)Maureen HardyBBC TelevisionToby Haynes
PARADOX (reg)DCI Sarah Bower Clerkenwell Films Simon Cellan-Jones
CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2 (reg) Amelia RoseBBC Television Yann Demange
EASTENDERSRachel Branning BBC 2007-10 Various
ENIDTheresa Blyton Carnival James Hawes
ASHES TO ASHES Ruth Irvine KudosBeth Willis
THE BILL Marie Walmsley Talkback ThamesRichard Signy
GEORGE GENTLYWanda Lane CompanyKieran Donohoe
MIDSOMER MURDERS Julia BensonBentley Productions Peter Smith
TRUE DARE KISS (reg)Nita McKinnon BBCJeremy Web/Dermott O’Dwyer
RECOVERYSusie DraperTiger AspectAndy De Emmony
SKINSClaire WilsonCompanyAdam Smith
SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT Penny DavenFeelgoodGordon Anderson
GOLDEN HOUR Christine (reg) TalkbackVarious
WALK AWAY & I STUMBLE Suzie GranadaNick Hurran
BEING APRIL (4 EPS) (reg) Penny Wells BBC Chris Gernon
FAMILY AFFAIRS 2001-2 Diane Short Talkback ThamesVarious
INSPECTOR LINLEYStepha OdellBBCRichard Laxton
CAPPUCINO YEARS (reg) Eleanor Flood BBC TelevisionVarious
COLD FEETEmma Keaton Granada Television John Jones
INNOCENTSMichaela Willis United TelevisionPeter Kosminsky
THIEF TAKERS 1996-7 Grace Harris Carlton TelevisionVarious
FINNEY Carol Finney ITVDavid Hayman
CARDIAC ARREST Dr Monica BroomWorldDavid Hayman


PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Aunt PhillipsCross CreekBurr Steers
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Sarah PocketNumber 9 Films Mike Newell
O HAPPY DAYFern Firebrand FilmsIan Poitier
THE HAWKWPC ClarkeBBC FilmsDavid Hayman


MY EYES ARE UP HERE LilianBFI/BBC FilmNathan Morris
THE FOUNDLINGWifeRSA filmsBarney Cokeliss
BE GOOD MotherRSA films Barney Cokeliss
CRUEL INTENTIONSLiePartizanSaam Farahmand
AFTER EIGHTJanBlack BoxNick Reid
FLESHLaraLunaseeEmily Irvine


WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFMarthaBristol Tobacco Factory David Mercatali
RALEGHChief Justice PophamThe Globe TheatreOliver Chris
THE SUICIDE MinNational TheatreNadia Fall
ROMEO AND JULIET Lady CapuletRoyal ExchangeJacob Murray
SITTING PRETTYJosie Watford Theatre Tamara Harvey
LOOTFay Bristol Old VicDavid Farr
PRESENT LAUGHTERMonica Oxford Stage/Bath Dominc Dromgool
JANE EYREBerthaShared ExperiencePolly Teale
1953Annette LeskyeAlmeida TheatrePatrick Marber
THE BLUE BALLAnne GargarinNational TheatrePaul Godfrey
BILLY LIARRitaSalisbury PlayhouseDeborah Paige
MONTH IN THE COUNTRY IrenaSalisbury PlayhouseDeborah Paige
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM TitaniaSalisbury PlayhouseDeborah Paige
DON’T FOOL WITH LOVE RosetteCheek By Jowl Declan Donellan
ANNA KARENINAKittyShared ExperienceNancy Meckler
SWEET SESSIONSThe Dark LadyShared ExperienceNancy Meckler


Professional screen writer – commissions include the National Theatre Studio, Carnival Productions, Family Affairs, Holby City – and has written over 40 Episodes for BBC’s Doctors.


Driving, horse riding, surfing, swimming, kick boxing, tai chi, yoga, mezzo soprano, professional jazz singer, stage fighting.

Accents: various regional UK, North American – general, southern, west coast, Trinidadian.