Hannah Gordon

Last updated 09 January 2020

Hannah Gordon
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Hannah Cambell Grant Gordon

Born: Wednesday 9th April 1941 (age: 82)


Hannah Gordon is a Scottish actress who is well known in the United Kingdom for her television work, including Upstairs, DownstairsTelford's ChangeMy Wife Next DoorJoint Account and an appearance in the final episode of One Foot in the Grave.

She played Kirsty in the 1966 Doctor Who story The Highlanders

She had early television appearances in the mid-1960s in programmes such as Out of the UnknownThe Wednesday PlayDavid Copperfield and Thirty-Minute Theatre. In 1969 she made appearances on Jackanory. In 1967, she appeared in the stage play Spring and Port Wine, and in 1970 took the same role in the film version. In 1972, Hannah Gordon had her first lead role, alongside John Alderton in the sitcom My Wife Next Door.

In 1974 she played Virginia Hamilton who later married Lord Bellamy in the fourth and fifth series of the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. In 1979, she appeared in Telford's Change, another drama. During the 1970s, Gordon also appeared in Play for TodayThe Persuaders! and the 1973 Christmas Edition of The Morecambe & Wise Show. In the 1980s she starred opposite Peter Egan in the BBC sitcomJoint Account. She voiced a character in Watership Down and starred in Alfie Darling.

In 1980, she appeared in the film The Elephant Man, and in 1981 starred in Miss Morrison's Ghosts (with Wendy Hiller). More recently, she has appeared on television in Goodbye, Mr KentMy Family and Other AnimalsTaggart andJonathan Creek. Since 2000, she has made guest appearances in Midsomer MurdersMonarch of the Glen and Heartbeat. In 2000, Gordon played Glynis, the woman who kills Victor Meldrew in "Things Aren't Simple Any More", the final episode of the sitcom One Foot in the Grave.

From 1998 to 2002 she hosted the Channel 4 programme Watercolour Challenge.