Full cast confirmed for The Life and Times of Fanny Hill

Bristol Old Vic and Lamplighter Theatre today announced the full casting for their co-production of The Life and Times of Fanny Hill, starring Caroline Quentin as the eponymous heroine.

Quentin became known for her television appearances: portraying Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly, and Maddie Magellan in Jonathan Creek. At the British Comedy Awards in 2004, Quentin won the Best Comedy Actress award for her performance in Von Trapped; she played Maggie Mee in the popular drama Life Begins, which ran until 2006 and she also played the lead role of DCI Janine Lewis in 5 series of the police drama Blue Murder, which centres on a single mother of four trying to balance a demanding career with raising her young family. She is due to star in a new ITV2 comedy series Cockroaches which premieres on 12 January.

She is joined by Phoebe Thomas as 'Louisa'. Thomas made a name for herself playing Holly Curran on Night and Day from 2001 to 2003. In 2005 she went on to star in the Channel Five soap, Family Affairs, as homeless Jane Hughes. She has also appeared in Channel 4 comedy Teachers, and played nurse Maria Kendall in BBC medical drama Holby City from 2006 to 2010. She comes straight from playing the title role in the critically acclaimed adaption of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather.

Gwyneth Keyworth takes the role of ‘Swallow’. Keyworth is a Welsh actress, best known for her roles on British TV including Misfits, The Great Outdoors and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. Recently starring in the film Elfie Hopkins: Cannibal Hunter, she has also appeared in stage shows, including a production of Little Shop of Horrors. Having just graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she will next be seen on our screens in The Vodka Diaries (BBC3).

The cast is completed by: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate Rosalind Steele, in the role of ‘Fiddle’ (she has just completed a UK tour and Broadway run of The Snail and The Whale); Nick Barber as ‘Dingle’/’Voltaire’ and Mawgan Gyles as ‘Spark’ (Separate Tables, Bedroom Farce – both Salisbury Playhouse).

Caroline Quentin, Phoebe Thomas and Gwyneth Keyworth to star in The Life and Times of Fanny Hill


Caroline Quentin, Phoebe Thomas and Gwyneth Keyworth to star in The Life and Times of Fanny Hill.