Caroline Blakiston

Caroline Blakiston

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1933-02-13 (88 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Chelsea, London, England, UK

16 Movies · 29 TV shows

Also Known As: Caroline G. Blakiston

Biography

Caroline Georgiana Blakiston (born 13 February 1933) is an English actress. She is best known in her native United Kingdom for her role in the television comedy series Brass, to international audiences as Mon Mothma in the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi, and Aunt Agatha in Poldark.

Personal Life

In 1970, Blakiston married the actor Russell Hunter after they had played together in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park. They had a son and a daughter together, but later divorced.

Early Life

Blakiston was born in London, the younger daughter of archivist—"the most widely known archivist of his generation in England"—and author Hugh Noel Blakiston (1905–1984), and (Rachel) Georgiana (1903–1995), daughter of barrister Harold John Hastings Russell (a descendant of the 6th Duke of Bedford) and Lady Victoria Alberta Leveson-Gower, whose father was the statesman Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville. The Blakiston family originated in County Durham, and were related to the Blakiston baronets.Blakiston attended RADA.

Movies & TV shows

2016.

1 Movie
The Village That Rose From The Dead

The Village That Rose From The Dead

2016
When a man is found murdered during the reopening of a ghost village, Barnaby must unravel a sinister web of lies from both past and present in order to catch the killer.

2013.

1 TV show
TV
Father Brown

Father Brown

8
2013
Father Brown is a descendant of G. K. A Catholic priest is an amateur detective in order to solve mysteries.

2012.

1 Movie
For Elsie

For Elsie

2012
Glenn is a disillusioned piano teacher, who once aspired to be a concert pianist. He is moving back to his parents house and is on the brink of giving up the piano for good when Kilov, a Russian gangs...

2006.

1 Movie
Scoop

Scoop

4.33
2006
An American journalism student in London has an affair with an heir to the throne.

2003.

1 Movie
Catherine Cookson's The Mallen Streak

Catherine Cookson's The Mallen Streak

2003
The first part of the Mallen family saga. Thomas Mallen, the Squire of High Banks Hall, fathers many illegitimate sons, each of whom inherit a distinctive streak of white hair. Forced to sell the Hall...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders

6
1997
The Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to eliminate the innocent and pursue the guilty.

1992.

3 TV shows
TV
Rides

Rides

1992
Between 1992 and 1993 Rides was a British television series. It lasted two series of six episodes each and was made by Warner Sisters, a UK-based television production company. The first series dealt ...
TV
Mulberry

Mulberry

1992
Mulberry was a fantasy situation comedy airing on BBC One in the early 1990s. The creative team behind the programme included writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. Mulberry ran for two series: the fi...
TV
Heartbeat

Heartbeat

9
1992
The series was set in the 1960's in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Murder Most Horrid

Murder Most Horrid

1991
Murder Most Horrid is a comedy that started in 1991 as a pilot and stars Dawn French as various characters. She is involved with murder in one way or another, either committing the crime herself or ge...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again

Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again

1989
Judith Krantz's novel, Till We Meet Again, was the basis for the TV mini-series. Courteney Cox and Hugh Grant were in it.

1987.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel

Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel

6
1987
Bess Sedgwick is the prime suspect in the murder of Miss Marple at the elegant hotel where she is staying.
The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol

1987
Kim Philby is the leader of Plan Aurora, a plan that turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. An MI5 agent tries to stop a Soviet agent from assembling a nuclear bomb in a quiet English...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Lovejoy

Lovejoy

5
1986
Lovejoy is an antiques dealer. He has a reputation as a divvie, a person with almost supernatural powers for distinguishing exceptional items as well as distinguishing genuine antique from clever fake...

1985.

1 TV show
TV
Charters and Caldicott

Charters and Caldicott

1985
The characters Charters and Caldicott from The Lady Vanishes are featured in a 1985 mystery series. On Thursdays from January 10 to February 14 1985, it aired six 50 minute episodes.

1984.

2 TV shows
TV
Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

4.71
1984
Cases by private clients and those that the Scotland Yard are unable to solve, along with his friend Dr, are some of the cases taken on by the renowned detective. A person is called "Watson."
TV
Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

1984
Mr Palfrey of Westminster was a British television drama produced by Thames Television, which ran in 1984–85.

1983.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Brass

Brass

1983
Brass is a British comedy-drama series made by Granada Television for ITV and eventually Channel 4. Set mostly in Utterley, a fictional Lancashire mining town in the 1930s, Brass was a comedy satiris...
Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi

6.06
1983
The Emperor wants to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second Death Star, while the hero leads a mission to rescue his friend Han.

1982.

1 Movie
Life After Death

Life After Death

1982
We made a whole together, we were so close. Meg is struggling with the sudden death of her husband.

1981.

2 TV shows
TV
Private Schulz

Private Schulz

1981
During and immediately after World War II, a comedy drama serial is set in Germany. It stars Michael Elphick and Ian Richardson. The story is about a German fraudster and criminal who is forced agains...

1980.

1 Movie
The Mallen Curse

The Mallen Curse

1980
The Mallen family saga is over. The son of the Benshams, who now own the former home of Squire Thomas, is in a loveless marriage with Barbara, who was rejected by Michael. Mr Bensham proposes to Anna ...

1979.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Shoestring

Shoestring

1979
Shoestring was a BBC television show set in Bristol. It featured a private detective with his own show on Radio West, the local radio station. The programme ran between 30 September 1979 and 21 Decem...
Yanks

Yanks

1979
As part of the war effort, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain. When it comes to the G.I.'s making advances on the British girls, many of the Brits don't like it. John, an Army Captai...

1978.

2 Movies
Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

1978
On a Saturday evening,Rosa Priore prepares a delicious Sunday lunch for her family and friends. Her life is in ruins by Sunday afternoon.
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

1978
After Jean Valjean was convicted of stealing bread, Javert hounded him for decades.

1977.

2 TV shows
TV
Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle

Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle

1977
The detective series was based on novels. The series pays tribute to a long-gone England of heavy jackets, dial telephones, typewriter ribbons and good old-fashioned investigation and deduction.
TV
Raffles

Raffles

1977
Raffles was a 1977 television adaptation of the A. J. Raffles stories by Ernest William Hornung. The series was produced by Yorkshire Television and written by Philip Mackie. The episodes were largely...

1976.

1 TV show
TV
Laurence Olivier Presents

Laurence Olivier Presents

1976
The plays featured in the series were all starred by Laurence Olivier. Some of the plays were based on productions that were staged at the National Theatre. The casts assembled for these productions i...

1975.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Sweeney

The Sweeney

1975
The Sweeney was a 1970s British television police drama that focused on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police dedicated to tackling armed robbery and violent crime in Lo...
Knots

Knots

1975
A touring company of actors arriving at a theatre, rehearsing and preparing a performance of a revue based on the book 'Knots' by R.D. Laing, devised by Edward Petherbridge

1970.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Shadows of Fear

Shadows of Fear

1970
Characters find themselves in weird and scary situations in the anthology series. Not evoked by the supernatural but by other people.
The Lie

The Lie

1970
Ingmar Bergman wrote a play about an architect and his wife. Commissioned by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation on behalf of European members who are participating in The Largest Theatre in the Worl...

1969.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Magic Christian

The Magic Christian

1969
Sir Guy Grand adopted a homeless boy. They wanted to show that anyone can be bought with money.
TV
Department S

Department S

1969
Department S is a United Kingdom spy-fi adventure series produced by ITC Entertainment. The series consists of 28 episodes which originally aired in 1969–1970. It starred Peter Wyngarde as author Jaso...

1968.

2 TV shows
TV
The Champions

The Champions

1968
Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment production company produced a British espionage/science fiction/occult detective fiction adventure series for the UK network ITV in 1968. The series was broadcast in the ...
TV
The Caesars

The Caesars

1968
The Caesars is a British television series produced by Granada Television for the ITV network in 1968. Made in black-and-white and written and produced by Philip Mackie, it covered similar dramatic te...

1966.

2 Movies
The Trygon Factor

The Trygon Factor

1966
A Scotland Yard detective is investigating a string of robberies and a murder, and the information he discovers leads him to the estate of a wealthy but strange English family, who share their mansion...
The Idol

The Idol

1966
The film is a 1966 British drama film and was directed by Daniel Petrie. A student has an affair with the mother of his best friend.

1962.

2 TV shows
TV
The Saint

The Saint

5
1962
The Saint is a modern-day Robin Hood who recovers ill-gotten wealth and redistributes it to those in need.

1961.

1 TV show
TV
The Avengers

The Avengers

6
1961
The series was created in the 1960s. The first thing the avengers focused on was Dr. John Steed is an assistant to David Keel. After the first series, Steed became the main character, partnering with ...

1957.

1 TV show
TV
Emergency – Ward 10

Emergency – Ward 10

1957
Emergency Ward 10 was a British television series that ran from 1957 to 1967. Emergency - Ward 10 is considered to be one of British television's first major soap operas.

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
The Mallens

The Mallens

Catherine Cookson's novels were adapted for 13 episodes of The Mallens.
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