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Joanna Scanlan

Joanna Scanlan



United Kingdom

Age: 60

Born: 27 Oct, 1961

Known for

In Gentleman Jack as Isabella 'Tib' Norcliffeas Isabella 'Tib' Norcliffe

in Gentleman Jack
In Requiem as Janice Grayas Janice Gray

in Requiem
In No Offence as DI Vivienne Deeringas DI Vivienne Deering

in No Offence
In The Thick of It as Terri Coverleyas Terri Coverley

in The Thick of It

TV Series Starring Joanna Scanlan

The LarkinsThe Larkins
ITV, 2021 | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

In the idyllic and beautiful Kent countryside, known as the Garden of England, The Larkins have a achieved a small patch of paradise where nothing is wasted and they enjoy life to the full.   There's an overwhelming sense of plenty in their lives and a lot of joy and raucous laughter, as Ma Larkin provides a seemingly endless supply of delicious, hearty meals.  And no matter what time of day, The Larkins and their guests aren't averse to enjoying the odd cocktail or two!   The Larkins are fundamentally good-hearted people who are always happy to share what they have with others, despite the fact that what they have is sometimes obtained by unusual means!  In a rather mean-spirited way their good heartedness is not always shared by certain members of the local community. From government officials and snobbish second homeowners to aggressive urban developers, the Larkins often deal with threats to their idyllic way of life - but they never take things lying down.


Gentleman JackGentleman Jack
HBO, 2019 | Drama, Romance, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Gentleman Jack is a remarkable and unlikely love story set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax - the cradle of the industrial revolution - just as it's all kicking off. The drama will explore Anne Lister's relationships at home with her family, her servants, her tenants and her industrial rivals, who will use any dirty tricks they can to bring her down. At its heart is her relationship with her would-be wife, the wealthy heiress Ann Walker. It has all the warmth, wit, humour and complexity that audiences have come to associate with Sally Wainwright's writing.


The Accident (2019)The Accident (2019)
Channel 4, 2019 | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.3/5

The story centres on Polly, played by Lancashire, the wife of the local politician who championed the project. Their rebellious daughter, Leona, had led a group of friends who broke onto the site on the day of the explosion, but now is left with a lifelong disability after the disaster. As communal grief gives way to a torrent of anger and blame, the community finds itself torn apart. Unwilling to accept that their children were to blame, the families cry for justice. It falls to Polly to hold the community together, and to face the challenging truths that begin to emerge.


Dogs Behaving (Very) BadlyDogs Behaving (Very) Badly

Master dog trainer Graeme Hall finds long-lasting solutions for dogs with issues.


Famous and Fighting CrimeFamous and Fighting Crime

Oh, how we love to see celebrities being forced out of their comfort zone. But rather than cooking or dancing or surviving in the jungle, these five familiar faces are out on the streets working as volunteer police officers. TV presenter and model Katie Piper, Loose Women panelist Penny Lancaster, Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing, Gogglebox's Sandi Bogle and comedian Marcus Brigstocke volunteer as special constables with Cambridgeshire police force.


RequiemRequiem
BBC One, 2018 | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

What if your parent died and you suddenly discovered that everything they'd said about themselves, and about you, was untrue? "Requiem" is part psychological thriller - the story of a young woman, who, in the wake of her mother's death, sets out to learn the truth about herself, even to the point of unravelling her own identity. But it is also a subtle tale of the supernatural that avoids giving easy answers, playing instead on uncertainty, mystery and ambiguity.Writer Kris Mrksa says: "Requiem is the show I've always wanted to make. To be making it with the team at New Pictures, and for the BBC, a network that I so greatly admire, really is a dream come true."Willow Grylls and Charlie Pattinson, Executive Producers for New Pictures, say: "We are delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the brilliant writer Kris Mrska on this bold and distinctive series for BBC One.


The Woman in White (2018)The Woman in White (2018)
BBC One, 2018 | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.8/5

After Walter Hartright encounters a ghostly woman dressed in all white on a moonlit road, he soon finds himself drawn into a mysterious and disturbing world. Romance, suspense, and danger combine as secrets come to the fore in Wilkie Collins' haunting tale of insanity and identity. Viewed by many as the first psychological thriller novel. The Woman In White will take viewers on a chilling ride down the shadowy paths and corridors of English country houses and ultimately into the depths of the Victorian madhouse.


Hold the SunsetHold the Sunset
BBC One, 2018 | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

For Edith, life is pretty good. She's been a widow for some years now, but her children live locally and drop by regularly, and she enjoys daily visits from Phil, an old boyfriend who now lives across the road. Phil dreams of marrying Edith, and the pair of them upping sticks and moving abroad to the sunshine. But after months of turning him down, on the happy day Edith finally says "yes", there's a knock on the door - and there on the step, with a large suitcase, is her 50 year old son Roger. He announces that he's left his wife, his kids and his good job at the bank, and come home in an attempt to find his lost happiness again. And in a blink, to Edith's dismay and Phil's fury, all dreams are on hold.


No OffenceNo Offence
Channel 4, 2015 | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

The show follows a team of cops in the heart of crime. This team of cops are tough but big-hearted who go above and beyond to bring down criminals. Set on one of the worst parts of town there is a demoralizing list of crimes: drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers. These are just a days work for this team. However when a serial killer emerges it leaves the team and DI Vivienne Deering played by Joanna Scanlan reeling. Joined by her right-hand women DC Dinah Kowlaska (Elanine Cassidy) and DS Joy Freers (Alexandra Roach) they must crack the case by whatever means possible.


Mapp And LuciaMapp And Lucia
BBC One, 2014 | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

A series based on the books by E. F. Benson and set in the English countryside of the 1930's. The Mapp and Lucia of the title are two middle aged women who exist in a permanent state of one-upmanship with each other. Always trying to have the last word or to arrange the better garden party. In many ways this is the female version of the equally wonderful Jeeves & Wooster, it is set in the same era and they both follow the adventures of the English gentry.


Puppy LovePuppy Love

A comedy series about love, dogs and the love of dogs.


Death Comes to PemberleyDeath Comes to Pemberley
BBC One, 2013 | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance | ► Trailer
Rating: 2/5

The story returns to the world of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and involves its characters in a new tale of murder and emotional mayhem.


Big SchoolBig School
BBC One, 2013 | Comedy, Family | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

This is a comedy series set in a secondary school that features dysfunctional staff, unrequited love and interactive white boards.


Heading OutHeading Out
BBC Three, 2013 | Comedy, Family, Romance, Lifestyle
Rating: 2/5

Sara is a veterinarian who has everything going for her. On the evening of her 40th birthday however she is given a ultimatum by her friends, to tell her parents she's gay when they visit her in 6 weeks.


Getting OnGetting On

Darkly comic drama series about life on an NHS geriatric ward.


The Thick of ItThe Thick of It
BBC Two, 2005 | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

A witty, intelligent and vulgar ensemble comedy about inefficient politicians, their lackeys, suck-ups, enemies and those who do the dirty work. If "The West Wing" were British, pessimistic and true. Shot in a mockumentary type style reminding one of "Curb Your Enthusiam", "The Office" and "The Larry Sanders Show".


Vanity Fair (1998)Vanity Fair (1998)
BBC One, 1998 | Drama, Romance
Rating: 3/5

"I am poor and put upon," concedes Becky Sharp during the first episode of Vanity Fair, but it rapidly becomes clear that she intends to change this situation, scrambling up the social ladder by exploiting her guile, good looks and the gullibility of doting males. In the light of her selfish, single-minded resolve to achieve success, Sharp may be viewed as an optimistic dreamer, pragmatic schemer, proto-feminist or a coquettish combination of all three.