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Lindsey Coulson

Lindsey Coulson profile

Lindsey's probably best remembered for her long-running role as battling mum Carol Jackson in EastEnders. Since leaving Albert Square, she's gone on to roles in shows such as Dalziel and Pascoe, The Stretford Wives, Manchild, among others.

What's she been in?

In 2006, Lindsey played Ann Peterson in Jimmy McGovern drama The Street, alongside Neil Dudgeon (Messiah) as her husband Brian.

Lindsey's TV debut was in A Bear Behind in 1990. This was a children's series in which she and a puppet bear called Boz adventured round the country in their horse-drawn caravan and lived on a houseboat.

She joined the cast of EastEnders in 1993 and left four years later as a household name after her gutsy character weathered relationship break-ups, child kidnapping and abortion.

Lindsey went on to star in Out of Hours alongside Merseybeat's John McArdle. She rejoined the EastEnders cast when this medical drama didn't go into a second series.

Lindsey's career has taken off since her final East End good-bye. She's gone on to successful roles in Clocking Off, Paradise Heights, Manchild and The Stretford Wives.

She's also appeared in a critically-acclaimed film, AKA, which will be shown at Robert Redford's Sundance film festival in 2003.

On stage, Lindsey's appeared in Snake at the Hampstead Theatre and has played Ophelia in Hamlet. She also starred in Lucky Heather on Radio 4.

Did you know?

Lindsey would love to have kept the designer clothes she wore in Manchild but admits to being 'a Primark girl'!

She used to be a hairdresser before taking up acting.

Her character, Bev, in Clocking Off was described in the Sunday Express as "a Mancunian factory worker who is firmly in the mould of a younger Vera Duckworth, complete with machinist's overalls and drooping fag". Lindsey herself said "Some women look at Bev and think she's appalling but it's funny, I don't see it that way at all. In fact, I really like her."

Lindsey enjoys running and swimming in her time off.

Personal Details

Lindsey was born in 1960 in London.

Her partner is Harry Harris, brother of Patsy Palmer who played her daughter, Bianca Jackson, in EastEnders.

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