Siobhan Redmond, MBE is a Scottish actress, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and known for various stage, audio and television roles.
Originally from Tollcross, Glasgow, Redmond attended Park School for Girls in Glasgow’s West End. She studied English at St Andrews University and was said to have been ‘discovered’ by playwright Liz Lochhead while performing in a student Mermaids society production written by Marcella Evaristi.
She undertook a one-year postgraduate year at the Bristol Old Vic. Her first television appearances were in the early 1980s, the first of these being in 1982 in the sketch show There’s Nothing To Worry About!
After appearing in the two series of Alfresco in 1983 and 1984, her first major television success was as George Bulman’s assistant Lucy McGinty in Bulman (1985–1987). She played, among other roles, Maureen Connell in Between the Lines (1992–1994); Shona Spurtle in The High Life (1994–1995); Madame Sin in In The Red BBC TV (1998) adaptation of the novel; Janice Taylor in Holby City (2000–2002), Sharon in The Smoking Room (2004–2005); Maeve Brown in EastEnders; clinical psychiatrist Pru Plunkett in Midsomer Murders; and Ailsa in Shoebox Zoo. She also appeared on radio including in the 2002 BBC Radio 4 series The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as Jean Brash in BBC Radio 4’s ongoing McLevy series.