Jenny Tomasin

Last updated 09 January 2020

Jenny Tomasin (1936-2012)
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Jenny Tomasin

Born: Monday 30th November 1936
Died: Tuesday 3rd January 2012 (age: 75)


Jenny Tomasin  was an English actress best known for her roles in Upstairs, Downstairs and Emmerdale.

She played Tasambeker, an employee of Tranquil Repose, in the 1985 story Revelation of the Daleks.

Tomasin became well known in the early 1970s when she joined the cast of Upstairs, Downstairs as kitchen maid Ruby. She stayed with the series until the end in 1975, appearing in 41 episodes. Plans were drawn up for a spin off series following the further adventures of Ruby with Hudson and Mrs Bridges. The series was never made following the death of Angela Baddeley who played Mrs Bridges.

Between 2005 and 2006 she was a member of the cast of the soap Emmerdale as Noreen Bell, a cantankerous villager, who was killed off in July 2006. This role was the second character she had played in the soap as she played Naomi Tolly (1981–1982), daughter of Enoch Tolly, killed in a tractor accident in the soap.