Jill is the matriarch and for many the lynchpin of life in Ambridge.
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|Played by:||Patricia Greene|
|Born:||3 October 1930|
|Occupation:||Retired farmer's wife|
|Lives at:||Glebe Cottage|
Making it her mission to fulfill the role of farmer's wife to perfection, she has more than exceeded her duties. Ruth finds her invaluable, as do many village activities.
Her civil exterior conceals a steely core and it does not do to cross her. She has a strong moral code and if hunting's your fancy, watch out. A great person to have on-side in an argument, Jill is not to be dismissed lightly.
I'll be with you as soon as I've seen to the bees, dear.Jill Archer
- Likes - Baking, gardening, needlework, getting her teeth into a cause
- Dislikes - Fuss, pretension, loose morals
- Highs - The birth of her first grandchild Pip
- Lows - The death of her hushand Phil
Hide all photos'Paddy' was born in Derby in 1931 when the industrial Midlands were in a slump. She has therefore always been aware of debt.
After grammar school she worked as a ward orderly in a children’s hospital and in a sheet metal firm, while fighting her desire to become an actress. In 1951 she started on a three year course at the Central School in London. This was followed by the usual stints in all kinds of rep (twice nightly and continental classical tours), various TV and a film.
After beginning in The Archers she did many radio plays and worked for several months on Crossroads. She had time out to work on Arnold Wesker’s film The Kitchen, and did stints at Birmingham and Coventry Rep. There have also been some tours of Archers plays.
She was delighted to work in twelve episodes of Call My Bluff and two performances of Doctors.
Nowadays she works mainly in The Archers. She is still stagestruck and her favourite pastime is going to the National Theatre.
- Actor - Britain is awash with huge talent. It would be impossible to choose one.
- Book - The same is true of books!
- Film - When I was a child I fell in love with Olivier’s Henry V. Today I go to ‘classical’ films at an independent cinema. Recently, I marvelled at Serafine.
List of current characters and actors
- Abbie Tucker
- Adam Macy Played by Andrew Wincott
- Alan Franks Played by John Telfer
- Alice Carter Played by Hollie Chapman
- Alistair Lloyd Played by Michael Lumsden
- Amy Franks Played by Jennifer Daley
- Andrew Eagleton Played by John Flitcroft
- Annabelle Schrivener Played by Julia Hills
- Ben Archer Played by Thomas Lester
- Bert Fry Played by Eric Allan
- Bert Horrobin Played by Martyn Read
- Bethany Tucker
- Brenda Tucker Played by Amy Shindler
- Brian Aldridge Played by Charles Collingwood
- Caroline Sterling Played by Sara Coward
- Celia Redwood Played by Anita Dobson
- Charlie Morgan Played by Ben Caplan
- Christine Barford Played by Lesley Saweard
- Christopher Carter Played by Will Sanderson-Thwaite
- Clarrie Grundy Played by Heather Bell
- Clive Horrobin Played by Alex Jones
- Coriander Snell Played by Alexandra Lilley
- Daniel Hebden Lloyd Played by Louis Hamblett
- Darrell Makepeace Played by Dan Hagley
- David Archer Played by Timothy Bentinck
- Debbie Aldridge Played by Tamsin Greig
- Derek Fletcher Silent character
- Donna Horrobin Played by Alison Belbin
- Ed Grundy Played by Barry Farrimond
- Eddie Grundy Played by Trevor Harrison
- Edgar Titcombe Silent character
- Elizabeth Pargetter Played by Alison Dowling
- Ellen Rogers Played by Rosemary Leach
- Elona Makepeace Played by Eri Shuka
- Emma Grundy Played by Emerald O'Hanrahan
- Fallon Rogers Played by Joanna Van Kampen
- Freda Fry Silent character
- Freddie Pargetter Played by Jack Firth
- George Grundy Played by Rui Thacker
- Grace Morgan Played by Jenny Johns
- Graham Ryder Played by Malcolm McKee
- Hayley Tucker Played by Lorraine Coady
- Hazel Woolley Played by Annette Badland
- Heather Pritchard Played by Joyce Gibbs
- Helen Archer Played by Louiza Patikas
- Henry Archer
- Ian Craig Played by Stephen Kennedy
- Iftikar Shah Played by Pal Aron