Gwyneth Strong

Gwyneth Strong
Born (1959-12-02) 2 December 1959
London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1973–present
Notable work See below
Television Only Fools and Horses
Spouse(s) Jesse Birdsall (m. 2000)
Children 2

Gwyneth Strong (born 2 December 1959) is an English actress. She is best known for her role in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses as Cassandra Trotter, the love interest of Derek "Del Boy" Trotter's (David Jason) younger brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst), whom she later married in the series.


Strong's first appearance was in the Royal Court's production Live Like Pigs, when she was eleven. In 1973, whilst a pupil at Holland Park School, she appeared in the horror film Nothing But the Night as Mary Valley, and she was a regular in the children's TV series The Flockton Flyer in 1977 to 1979, as Jan Carter.

She has appeared in the "Observation" segment about Detective Samantha Smith made for the 1990 series of The Krypton Factor, the two-part drama serial The Missing Postman as WPC Rachel McMahon, the BBC drama Real Women from 1997–98, as Hetty in ITV's Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (1999), and in BBC drama Casualty in 2003 as Jim Brodie's wife, Elizabeth.

Strong featured in the television film It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow (1975) written by Bernard Kops and directed by John Goldschmidt, depicting the real-life drama of the Bethnal Green tube disaster in World War II. She also appeared in the "True Confessions" two-part episode of the series A Touch of Frost, reuniting her on-screen with her Only Fools and Horses co-star David Jason.

In 2008, Strong appeared on the West End stage in the musical, Our House, in which she played Kath Casey. In May 2010, Strong appeared on an episode of Midsomer Murders.

On 16 September 2016, Strong joined the cast of the popular BBC soap opera, EastEnders, as Geraldine Clough, a recurring role.

Personal life

Strong married former Footballers' Wives and Eldorado star Jesse Birdsall on 15 July 2000. They have one daughter, Lottie (born 1991), and one son, Oscar (born 1988). Strong now lives in Bexhill, East Sussex.

Filmography and TV roles

Theatre Work

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