Recent tele­vi­sion

2014 Helena Finding Jesus Nutopia/ CNN Nick Green
2014 Penny The Missing BBC Tom Shankland
2013 Isobel Undeniable ITV John Strickland
2013 Jacqui Whitechapel Carnival Film & TV John East
2012 Jemima MI High
Kudos Adrian McDowell
2012 Karina Switch Touchpaper TV Tom Marshall
2011 Rose World Without End Tandem Productions Michael Caton-Jones
2011 Eleanor Widener The Titanic Deep Indigo Jon Jones
2008 Margaret King Margaret Gt Meadows James Kent
2007 Helen Messiah V Gt Meadows Harry Bradbeer
2007 Marie Williams Silent Witness BBC Brendan Maher
2006 Alice Manning Death Becomes Him BBC John Greening
2005 Lady Essex Elizabeth 1 Company Pictures Tom Hooper
2005 Sarah New Tricks Wall to Wall Paul Seed
2004 Barbara Armstrong Holby City BBC Audrey Cooke
2004 Fiona Aserton Bombshells Shed Productions Jim Loach
2003 Ellen Vassuer Murder Squad Granada TV Ashley Pearce
2003 Ann Heldman Midsommer Murders Bentley Productions Richard Holthouse
2003 Mrs Walshe Ultimate Force II Bentley Productions Jeremy Webb
2001 Mrs Lamb Band of Brothers Dreamworks Mikael Salomon
2000 Mrs Nickelby Nicolas Nickelby Company TV Stephen Whittaker
1996 Alison Crossing The Floor Hat Trick Films Guy Jenkin
1995 Jane Mansfield Goodnight Sweetheart Alomo Productions Robin Nash

Diana Kent in Undeniable

UNDENIABLE

Miniseries scrip­ted by Chris Lang and dir­ec­ted by John Strickland about a woman who recog­nises the man who murdered her par­ent when she was a child.

Cast included: Claire Goose, Peter Firth

Diana played ISOBEL HENDRIE, a woman strug­gling to come to terms with an abus­ive relationship

Diana Kent interview on Titanic series

TITANIC

Miniseries scrip­ted by Julian Fellowes about the ill-fated liner. Directed by Julian Fellowes and Jon Jones.

Cast included: Peter McDonald, Perdita Weeks, David Calder, Celia Imrie, Linus Roache.

Diana played ELEANOR WIDENER, an American social­ite and real-life char­ac­ter. The shoot saw her reunited with Linus Roache, a friend from the ‘Seaforth’ series.

Diana Kent in Elizabeth 1

ELIZABETH 1

Miniseries pro­duced by Company Pictures for Channel 4 and released by HBO in the US where it won three Golden Globes. Directed by Tom Hooper.

Cast included: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones.

The story of Elizabeth’s intim­ate life and her polit­ical maneouv­er­ings filmed in Lithuania on care­fully built period sets. Diana played LADY ESSEX, an ambi­tious noblewoman.

Diana Kent in New Tricks

NEW TRICKS

BBC drama series 2005 to 2006. Directed by Paul Seed, Robert Bangura.

Cast included: Amanda Redman, James Bolam, Dennis Waterman.

Diana played SARAH LAVIN, a psy­chi­at­rist, in a couple of episodes.

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MIDSOMER MURDERS

Bentley Productions 2004. Ep: “The Fisher King” Directed by Richard Holthouse

Cast included: John Nettles, Jim Carter, Jane Wymark

Diana played ANNE HELDEMAN, a murder suspect.

 

Diana Kent in Band of Brothers

BAND OF BROTHERS

Miniseries pro­duced by Dreamworks about a com­pany of air­borne infantry in Europe in World War 2. The ‘Carentan’ epis­ode in which Diana appeared was dir­ec­ted by Mikael Salomon.

Cast included: Damian Lewis, Scott Grimes and Ron Livingston.

Diana, in one of very few female roles, played MRS LAMB, a laundress, in an affect­ing scene with Scott Grimes.

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JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

Miniseries pro­duced by Hallmark Entertainment (2000). Director: Nick Willing.

Cast included: Jason London, Frank Langella, Dennis Hopper, Derek Jacobi.

Diana played POLYMELE, mother of JASON (Jason London), who is forced to marry her husband’s wicked brother (Dennis Hopper).

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NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

ITV Drama Serial (2000); Director: Stephen Whittaker.Adaptation of the clas­sic Charles Dickens novel.

Cast included: Charles Dance, James Darcy, Liz Smith, Gregor Fisher.

Diana played MRS NICKLEBY, the excit­able and silly mother of the prot­ag­on­ists.


Diana Kent in "Crossing The Floor"

CROSSING THE FLOOR

BBC 1996. Written and Directed by Guy Jenkin. Won an Emmy award 1997.

Cast included: Neil Pearson, Tom Wilkinson, Helen Baxendale, Douglas Henshall.

Diana played ALISON HANRATTY, the alco­holic wife of a Tory MP who defects to the other side in this satir­ical black com­edy put out just before the 1996 elec­tions.

Diana Kent in Goodnight Sweetheart

GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART

Episode:Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea. Alomo Productions 1993.  Director: Robin Nash.

Cast included: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Elizabeth Carling.

Diana played JAYNE MANSFIELD, a man-eating estate agent, as a guest artist in this pop­u­lar tv series about time trav­el­ling. A lot of fun and a chance to show her comedic tal­ents.

Other tv highlights

2012 Diana Wilkinson Doctors BBC Alexander Jacobs
2000 Jennifer Bennett Heartbeat Yorkshire Television Gerry Poulson
1998 Dierdra Close Relations BBC Michael Whyte
1997 Ffiona Ormerod The Beggar Bride BBC Dairmuid Lawrence
1995 Patricia Lennox The Vet Ikona Films Moira Armstrong
1991 Diana Seaforth Initial Productions Stuart Burge
1988 Zoe Havering Poirot LWT Renny Rye
1986 Mrs Papadopoulos Palmer Euston Films Keith Washington
1986 Diana Waterfront Beat Mersey TV AJ Quinn
1986 Barbara Capital City Euston Films Dairmuid Lawrence
1981 Diana Bergerac BBC Terry Green

Diana Kent in Heartbeat

HEARTBEAT

Yorkshire Television 2000 Ep: “Gabriel’s Last Stand.”  Directed by Gerry Poulson.

Cast included: Joanna David, William Russell, Derek Fowlds

Diana played JENNIFER BENNET, the mis­tress of a local rich man.

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THE BEGGAR BRIDE

Drama serial. BBC 1997. Directed: Dairmuid Lawrence.

Cast included: Keeley Hawes, Nicholas Jones, Joe Duttine.

Diana played FFIONA OMEROD, a louche divor­cee of a rich busi­ness­man with a gift for exploit­ing media atten­tion.

Diana Kent in Seaforth

SEAFORTH

Drama serial. Produced by Initial films 1991. Written by: Peter Ransley. Directed by Stuart Burge.

Cast included: Lia Williams, Linus Roche, Ciaran Hinds.

Diana played DIANA STACEY, the spoiled wife of a suc­cess­ful north­ern busi­ness­man who has an affair with the hero.


Diana Kent in Poirot

POIROT

Ep: The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge 1988. Directed by Renny Rye.

Cast included: David Suchet, Bernard Horsfall, Jim Norton, Shaughan Seymour.

Diana played ZOE HAVERING, a murderess who imper­son­ates her fic­tional house­keeper. This “second” role required a west of Ireland accent and some eerie pros­thetic teeth.

Diana Kent in Bergerac

BERGERAC

Ep: “Warriors”. Directed by: Terry Green, 1981.

Cast included: John Nettles, Oona Kirsch, Eamonn Walker, Ursula Howells.

Diana played DIANA, a flaky mem­ber of a strange sect who believe in the exist­ence of Atlantis. She is con­vinced that she and Bergerac have been lov­ers in a past life.


Diana Kent in Palmer

PALMER

Produced by Euston Films 1986. Director: Keith Washington. Series fea­tur­ing Ray Winstone as a private eye.

Cast included: Ray Winstone, Dora Bryan.

Diana played MRS PAPADOPOULOS, a Greek woman who has had her child kid­napped by her ‘bru­tal’ husband.

Selected com­mer­cials

Cadbury’s Finger of Fudge 1984

Mastercard Priceless 1994
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