Jill Gascoine

Actress + Novelist
Born Apr 11, 1937

Jill Gascoine is a British actress and novelist. She is most widely known for her role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in the 1980s television series The Gentle Touch and its spin-off series C.A.T.S. Eyes. In the 1990s, she also became a novelist and has published three books.… Read More

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  • It's A Fairer Cop Express.Co.Uk
    Google News - May 30, 2011
  • The Discreet Alarm Of The Bourgeoisie The Guardian
    Google News - May 28, 2011
  • Theater Review; A Quiet, Restful Weekend In The Country With Noël Coward
    NYTimes - Jul 25, 2004
  • Film;A Multinational Consortium All In One Actor
    NYTimes - Mar 03, 1996


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jill Gascoine.


1937 Birth Born on April 11, 1937.


1970 33 Years Old From 1970 onwards, Gascoine turned was cast for television drama and made appearances in series such as Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, Softly, Softly: Taskforce and Within These Walls.
1975 38 Years Old In 1975, she had a part in British sex-farce Confessions of a Pop Performer. … Read More


1980 43 Years Old She became better known in 1980 when she took the lead role in the ITV drama series The Gentle Touch, playing Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes. … Read More
1984 47 Years Old The Gentle Touch ran for five series until 1984, though Gascoine continued to play Maggie Forbes in the more action-oriented spin-off series C.A.T.S. Eyes from 1985-87. … Read More
1986 49 Years Old …  They later married in Tower Hamlets, London, in 1986. … Read More


2008 71 Years Old Though she still lives in Los Angeles, she returned to the UK in 2008 to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, appearing in Colette Freedman s play Sister Cities at the Gilded Balloon Theatre.
2009 72 Years Old In October 2009, it was announced that Gascoine would portray the role of Glenda Mitchell, former wife of Archie Mitchell and mother of Ronnie and Roxy, in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders from early 2010. … Read More
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