Maureen Beattie

Last updated 02 December 2014

Maureen Beattie
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Maureen Beattie


Maureen Beattie (born 1953) is an Irish-born Scottish actress of both stage and screen. Her most notable role is that of Sandra Nicholl in medical drama Casualty from November 1991 until February 1993.

Beattie trained at Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.She is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company's "Histories Ensemble", where her roles have included Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI Part II, and the Duchess of York in Richard III.

She is the daughter of Scottish actor and comedian Johnny Beattie, who appears as Malcolm Hamilton in Glasgow drama River City, and is the elder sister of Louise Beattie who appeared in Emmerdale in 2000 as Chris Tates' lawyer Laura Johnstone.

In 2007, Beattie appeared in the feature film Finding Bob McArthur as Russian actress, Svetlana. The film, also starring John Stahl, Bob Edwards and Alan Bell, was directed by Jim Hickey and produced by Robin Mitchell.

In September 2006 she was interviewed by Sally Magnusson about life with her father for the Radio Scotland series Dad Made Me Laugh, later networked throughout the UK on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

in 2013, she played the lead role of Isobel McArthur in Ian Rankin's debut play Dark Road.

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