21 Facts About Caroline Quentin


Caroline Quentin was born in Reigate, Surrey, to Kathleen Jones and her husband Fred, a Royal Air Force pilot.


Caroline Quentin was educated at the independent Arts Educational School, in Tring, Hertfordshire, and appeared locally in the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival.


Between 1992 and 1998, Caroline Quentin appeared as Dorothy in all 42 episodes of the sitcom Men Behaving Badly.


From 1997 until 2000, Caroline Quentin starred alongside Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek playing investigative journalist Maddie Magellan, who uses Jonathan's mind to solve murder mysteries.


Caroline Quentin appeared in the television film Hot Money, which was based on the true story of the theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds from the Bank of England.


ITV has produced five series of the police drama Blue Murder, in which Caroline Quentin plays against type in the main role DCI Janine Lewis.


Caroline Quentin appeared as Heather Babcock in an episode of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, in 2010.

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Caroline Quentin returned to present a second series of the show in 2013.


Caroline Quentin starred in the Comedy Central series Big Bad World where she played the role of Jan, the mother of the main character Ben.


Caroline Quentin played the role of Mrs Bumble in Dickensian.


In 2020, Caroline Quentin participated in the eighteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.


Caroline Quentin became the fourth celebrity to be voted off on 22 November 2020.


In May 2023 Caroline Quentin was featured in the BBC coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, showing viewers around the garden of her home near Tiverton, Devon.


In July 1996, Caroline Quentin released a single, a cover of the Exciters' hit "Tell Him", with her Men Behaving Badly co-star Leslie Ash under the name of "Caroline Quentin and Ash".


Caroline Quentin received an Ian Charleson Award commendation for her Masha in The Seagull at the Oxford Theatre Company in 1991.


At the British Comedy Awards in 2004, Caroline Quentin won the "Best Comedy Actress" award for her performance in Von Trapped.


Caroline Quentin was married to comedian Paul Merton from 1990 until their 1998 divorce.


Caroline Quentin met Sam Farmer in 1998 on the set of Men Behaving Badly, where he was a runner.


Caroline Quentin's daughter Rose is an actress, and has appeared alongside her mother.


Caroline Quentin has coeliac disease and is the patron of Coeliac UK.


Caroline Quentin is president of the charity Campaign for National Parks.