Lindsey Coulson

Last updated 27 July 2014

Lindsey Coulson
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Lindsey Coulson

Born: 1960 (age: 64)


Lindsey Coulson  is an English actress, best known for her role as Carol Jackson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

She played Val Cane in the 2008 story Midnight. 

Her TV debut was in A Bear Behind (1989), a children's series in which she and a puppet bear called Boz adventured round the country in their horse-drawn caravan and lived on a houseboat.

Her big television break came in 1993, when she became a household name after being cast in the part of Carol, the feisty battleaxe of the Jackson family, in the successful BBC serial drama EastEnders. She remained in the role for four years, but a desire to try her hand at other roles prompted her to quit the role in 1997.

Coulson went on to star in Out of Hours alongside John McArdle, but after the medical drama failed to get commissioned for a second series, she rejoined EastEnders for a 3-month stint to help facilitate the exit of Patsy Palmer, who played her on-screen daughter Bianca Jackson. It was during this 3 month stint that Coulson received the best dramatic performance at the British Soap Awards.

Coulson went on to have roles in Clocking OffJudge John DeedParadise HeightsManchildThe Stretford WivesDalziel and PascoeMurder Investigation TeamThe Last DetectiveUrban Gothic and Where the Heart Is among others. She also appeared in a critically acclaimed film, AKA, which was shown at Robert Redford's Sundance film festival in 2003.

On stage, Coulson has appeared in Snake at the Hampstead Theatre and has played Ophelia in Hamlet. She also starred in Lucky Heather on BBC Radio 4.

In 2006, Coulson played Ann Peterson in the Jimmy McGovern drama The Street. Each episode of the drama focused on the stories of the people living in a particular house in the street. Coulson's on-screen husband Brian, a school teacher, was played by Neil Dudgeon.

She played the role of Hester Reed in the ITV police drama The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: The Chinese Walls (2006). Along with this, she starred in 'Three more sleepless nights' at the National Theatre in 2009. The show ended on 27 August 2009.

Despite saying in 2008 she would never return to EastEnders, it was announced on 25 October 2009 that Coulson would reprise her role as Carol Jackson in EastEnders in 2010 with her on screen family Natalie Cassidy who playedSonia FowlerDean Gaffney who played Robbie Jackson and the character of Billie Jackson played by Devon Anderson. The Jackson family have now reunited with Patsy Palmer who rejoined the soap in 2008 in her role of Bianca Jackson. Coulson made her onscreen comeback in February 2010. In early 2012 Coulson announced that she would take a six month break from EastEnders over the summer period.

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