Judy Loe

Judith M. "Judy" Loe (born 6 March 1947) is an English actress, also notable for being the widow of the actor Richard Beckinsale and the mother of the film star Kate Beckinsale.


Loe was born in Urmston, Manchester, England, the daughter of Norman Scarborough Loe, who worked in equipment business, and a mother who was a department store worker and model.[1][2] She attended Urmston Grammar School and the University of Birmingham, where she graduated with a BA degree in English and Drama. She then acted in repertory theatres in Crewe and Chester.


Loe has had an acting career spanning 35 years with recurring roles in three hospital dramas. In the 1970s she appeared for a year in General Hospital and also in the series "Edward the Seventh" (as Princess May of Teck). Between 2001 and 2003 played Jan Goddard in both Casualty and its spin off Holby City.
She has married twice:

First to Richard Beckinsale, until his death at the age of 31 (the marriage produced Kate)
Second to TV director Roy Battersby, since 1997.

Judy Loe

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