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Gillian Kearney


Gillian began acting at school and at the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre. Whilst attending, as a fourteen-year-old in 1986, she landed the role of Damon Grant's girlfriend, Debbie McGrath, in Brookside (1982). The character was originally intended to appear in just three episodes, but Debbie proved to very popular and the part went on to last ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Forsyte Saga
The Forsyte Saga June / June Forsyte
(2002-2003)
Emmerdale Farm
Emmerdale Farm Emma Barton
(2015-2017)
Shirley Valentine
Shirley Valentine Young Shirley
(1989)
Primeval
Primeval Valerie Irwin
(2008)

Filmography

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 2015-2017 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Emma Barton
- Episode #1.8015 (2017) ... Emma Barton
- Episode #1.8014 (2017) ... Emma Barton
- Episode #1.7980 (2017) ... Emma Barton
- Episode #1.7955 (2017) ... Emma Barton
- Episode #1.7954 (2017) ... Emma Barton
 2015 Sealed with a Kiss (Short)
Ginny
 2014 Suspects (TV Series)
Tamsin Shaffer
- Vigilante: Part 2 (2014) ... Tamsin Shaffer
- Vigilante: Part 1 (2014) ... Tamsin Shaffer
 2013 Breakthrough (Short)
Judith
 2013 Harrigan
Bridie Wheland
 2013 Moving On (TV Series)
Danielle
- Friends Like These (2013) ... Danielle
 2012 Silent Witness (TV Series)
DI Bridges
- Redhill: Part 2 (2012) ... DI Bridges
- Redhill: Part 1 (2012) ... DI Bridges
 2011 Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Louise Scanlon
- Last Call for Love (2011) ... Louise Scanlon
- The Secret's Out (2011) ... Louise Scanlon
- There But for the Grace Of... (2011) ... Louise Scanlon
- Like Father Like Son (2011) ... Louise Scanlon
- This Town (2011) ... Louise Scanlon
 1991-2010 Casualty (TV Series)
Jessica Harrison / Mandy
- A Better Past (2010) ... Jessica Harrison
- New Beginnings (2010) ... Jessica Harrison (uncredited)
- An Ugly Truth (2010) ... Jessica Harrison
- The Cradle Will Fall (2010) ... Jessica Harrison
- Last Roll of the Dice (2010) ... Jessica Harrison
 2008 Primeval (TV Series)
Valerie Irwin
- Episode #2.3 (2008) ... Valerie Irwin
 2007 Lilies (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Bird
- The Serpent (2007) ... Miss Bird
 2007 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Gina Casper
- Curriculum Vitae: Part 2 (2007) ... Gina Casper
- Curriculum Vitae: Part 1 (2007) ... Gina Casper
 2005-2007 Shameless (TV Series)
Sue Garland
- Episode #4.1 (2007) ... Sue Garland
- Episode #3.8 (2006) ... Sue Garland
- Episode #3.7 (2006) ... Sue Garland
- Episode #3.6 (2006) ... Sue Garland
- Episode #3.5 (2006) ... Sue Garland
 2006 London to Brighton
Kelly's next-door neighbour (uncredited)
 2006 The Lives of the Saints
Christella
 2006/II The Other Half
Holly Lamanuzzi
 2005 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Maria
- Peaches and Cream (2005) ... Maria
 2003 Sweet Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Deborah 'Deb' Sweet
- Episode #1.10 (2003) ... Dr. Deborah 'Deb' Sweet
- Episode #1.9 (2003) ... Dr. Deborah 'Deb' Sweet
- Episode #1.8 (2003) ... Dr. Deborah 'Deb' Sweet
- Episode #1.7 (2003) ... Dr. Deborah 'Deb' Sweet
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Dr. Deborah 'Deb' Sweet
 2003/II Homecoming (Short)
Dushuri
 2002-2003 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series)
June / June Forsyte
- Episode #2.4 (2003) ... June Forsyte
- Episode #2.3 (2003) ... June Forsyte
- Episode #2.2 (2003) ... June Forsyte
- Episode #2.1 (2003) ... June Forsyte
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... June
 2003 Blue Murder (TV Series)
Lesley Tulley
- Cry Me a River: Part 2 (2003) ... Lesley Tulley
- Cry me a River: Part 1 (2003) ... Lesley Tulley
 2002 The Real Jane Austen (TV Movie documentary)
Jane Austen
 2001-2002 Clocking Off (TV Series)
Lynne Watson
- Franny's Story (2002) ... Lynne Watson
- The Lads (2001) ... Lynne Watson
 2001 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
WPC Jay Nash
- Dark Autumn (2001) ... WPC Jay Nash
 2001 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Catrin Palmer
- Teacher (2001) ... Catrin Palmer
 2000 In His Life: The John Lennon Story (TV Movie)
Cynthia Lennon
 2000 Hope & Glory (TV Series)
Kitty Burton
- Episode #3.6 (2000) ... Kitty Burton
- Episode #3.5 (2000) ... Kitty Burton
- Episode #3.4 (2000) ... Kitty Burton
- Episode #3.3 (2000) ... Kitty Burton
- Episode #3.2 (2000) ... Kitty Burton
 2000 Black Cab (TV Series)
Phil
- Marriage Guidance (2000) ... Phil
 1998-1999 Liverpool 1 (TV Series)
Julie Callaghan
- Sweet Dreams (1999) ... Julie Callaghan
- A Rush of Blood to the Head (1999) ... Julie Callaghan
- Pause for Thought (1999) ... Julie Callaghan
- Nine 'Till Five (1999) ... Julie Callaghan
- King of the Castle (1999) ... Julie Callaghan
 1999 Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (TV Mini-Series)
Ellie
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Ellie
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Ellie
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Ellie
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Ellie
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Ellie
 1998 The Things You Do for Love: Sweet Dreams (TV Movie)
Young Joan
 1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Debra Woolmer
- A Minor Operation (1998) ... Debra Woolmer
 1997 The Ruby Ring (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Langley
 1996 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Susan Watkins
- Frail Mortality (1996) ... Susan Watkins
 1996 The Tide of Life (TV Mini-Series)
Emily Kennedy
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Emily Kennedy
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Emily Kennedy
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Emily Kennedy
 1995 Men of the World (TV Series)
Jenny
- Happy Birthday Kendle (1995) ... Jenny
 1991 Waterfront Beat (TV Series)
Helen
- Dilemma (1991) ... Helen
- Acid Ship (1991) ... Helen
- Pick Up (1991) ... Helen
- E.P.O.S. (1991) ... Helen
- Microlights (1991) ... Helen
 1990 The Final Frame (TV Movie)
Cassy
 1989 Shirley Valentine
Young Shirley
 1986-1987 Brookside (TV Series)
Debbie McGrath
- A Special Fella (1987) ... Debbie McGrath
- Vigil (1987) ... Debbie McGrath
- Reconnection (1987) ... Debbie McGrath
- Not Even Ill (1987) ... Debbie McGrath
- All Mod Cons (1986) ... Debbie McGrath
 1987 Damon and Debbie (TV Mini-Series)
Debbie McGrath
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Debbie McGrath
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Debbie McGrath
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Debbie McGrath
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"The Rivals" (as 'Lucy') at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; 8 February to 23 March, 1996. See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her son John to begin filming Justice (2011). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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