Linda Regan

Actress & Author

Linda was born in Kent of a theatrical family. She has worked extensively
in television, films, theatre and radio from an early age.

Linda started her career in repertory theatre, playing everything from
Shakespeare to pantomime. Some of her favourite parts played include Marilyn
Monroe in ‘The Legend’ (The story of the Marilyn Monroe.) Josie in ‘Steaming’.
Sheila in Day in the Life of Joe Egg. Bobbie Michelle in ‘Last of the Red Hot
Lovers’. Mary McGinty in ‘Once a Catholic.’ Marjorie in ‘Extremeties,’ Sarah
in ‘The Norman Conquests.’ and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.

After a long spell in various repertories companies Linda returned to
London and worked in notable fringe theatres such as ‘The Orange Tree’ in
Richmond and ‘The Open Space’ in London. She then played the leading part
of Miss Go- to- Bed in Tom Stoppard’s hit West End play ‘Dirty Linen.’ and
worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Florabelle in ‘Once in a
Lifetime,’ directed by Trevor Nunn.

Theatre tours included ‘Last of the red Hot Lovers’, ‘The Hi-De-Hi’ stage
show, ‘Henry IVth’, ‘Noises Off,’ The Norman Conquests, Canon and Ball
Show, and many others.

Linda’s television work is extensive and includes the role of April in five
series of the BBC smash hit comedy show ‘Hi-De-Hi.’ ‘The Minder,’ ‘London’s
Burning,’ nine episodes of ‘The Bill,’ (playing different characters), Holby
City, ‘The Hale and Pace sketch series,’ ‘Birds of a Feather,’ ‘Agony’, ‘The
Detectives,’ ‘Fool’s Gold,’ ‘Over the Rainbow,’ ‘Framed,’ (a Lynda La Plante
drama series with Timothy West.) ‘The Knock,’ ‘Crime Watch,’ ‘The Black
Widow,’ and 5 series of the Bafta nominated Channel 5 series ‘Harry and Cosh’,
in which she played the regular character of Harry’s mother.

Her voice was also familiar to listeners of radio four when she spent a
year in the BBC radio rep, where she played everything from drama to comedy.
She still claims her favourite job on radio was playing an orgasm in Sorry I
Haven’t a Clue.

Linda’s films include ‘The Hiding Place,’ Carry on England,’ ‘Lost in
London,’ ‘Quadrophenia,’ ‘Holding On,’ Confessions of a Pop Performer,
Adventures of a Private Eye and ‘The Last Horror movie.’

Linda has also appeared in over twenty pantomimes playing the role of
comedy fairy. She has also appeared in a multitude of commercials advertising
everything from beer to diarrhoea tablets.

Her most memorable role was playing Lynda, in ‘Wife begins at Forty,’ at
the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, opposite actor Brian Murphy who
played the part of her husband. They fell in love and became husband and wife
in real life. They live in Kent with their dog Frendy FourPaws.

In recent years Linda has had much success as a writer of crime novels.
To date she has written seven. One making it to number five in the book shop
charts, and Passion Killers becoming a crime pick of the year, with the Observer
Sunday newspaper.


Misty Moon Event

  • An Evening With Brian Murphy & Linda Regan