Lynsey Baxter

Lynsey Baxter
Born (1959-05-07) 7 May 1959[1]
London, England

Lynsey Baxter is an English actress. Born in London, she began as a child actress in 1974 and later trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She has worked in theatre, television, film, radio and voiceover.

Baxter trained in reflexology in 1998, while appearing in the television series Dangerfield, and in her spare time worked in hospitals.[2] Additionally she is reported to be a trained remedial masseuse and transpersonal counsellor.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 French Lieutenant's Woman, TheThe French Lieutenant's Woman Ernestina
1984 Real Life Jackie
1988 Girl in the Swing, TheThe Girl in the Swing Barbara
1992 Pleasure Principle, TheThe Pleasure Principle Sammy
1996 Cold Light of Day, TheThe Cold Light of Day Milena Tatour
2003 Bone Hunter, TheThe Bone Hunter Henini
2003 Gospel of John, TheThe Gospel of John Mary Magdalene
2005 Can't Stop Breathing Louise Short


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Little Match Girl, TheThe Little Match Girl Little Match Girl TV film
1976 Peter Pan Jane TV film
1976 Operation Patch Betsy Cosserat TV series
1976 Dickens of London Orfling TV miniseries
1978 Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, TheThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Sandy Stranger TV series
1978 Devil's Crown, TheThe Devil's Crown Isabella of Angoulême Recurring role
1983 To the Lighthouse Nancy Ramsay TV film
1983 Partners in Crime Lois Hargreaves "The House of Lurking Death"
1984 Horizon Margaret Howard "The Intelligence Man"
1984 Tales of the Unexpected Jane "Accidental Death"
1984 Gentle Touch, TheThe Gentle Touch Sally Wyatt "Mad Dog"
1987 Succubus Jane TV film
1987 Screen Two Mariella "Hedgehog Wedding"
1988 Ray Bradbury Theater, TheThe Ray Bradbury Theater Katherine "Punishment Without Crime"
1988 Screenplay Elizabeth "Starlings"
1988 Bust Sarah Sturgis "Love Bait"
1989 After the War Felicity Hale "Love and Kisses"
1989 Goldeneye Wren Lieutenant TV film
1989 Saracen Juliet Isted "Decoy"
1989 Act of Will Jane Sedgewick "1.4"
1989 Snakes and Ladders Serena "1.5", "1.6", "1.7"
1990 Bergerac Joanna Carter "Roots of Evil"
1990 Chancer Victoria Douglas 13
1991 Zorro Rosalinda de la Fuente "The Devil's Fortress: Parts 1 & 2"
1991 4 Play Zoe "Seduction"
1991 Clarissa Arabella "Bella" Harlowe TV miniseries
1992 Screen Two Madalena "The Grass Arena"
1992 Natural Lies Lucy "1.1", "1.2", "1.3"
1992 Boon Karen Verdi "Queen's Gambit"
1993 Mushroom Picker, TheThe Mushroom Picker Clea TV miniseries
1993 Darling Buds of May, TheThe Darling Buds of May Jasmine Brown "Cast Your Pearls Not Before Swine: Part 2"
1993 Comic Strip Presents..., TheThe Comic Strip Presents... Helen Wilson "Queen of the Wild Frontier"
1993 Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, TheThe Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Margaret Trappe "Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom"
1993 Remember Danielle TV film
1994 I Spy Returns Santina TV film
1994 Broken Lives Duchess of Beaufort TV film
1994 Without Walls Lucrezia Borgia "Lucrezia Borgia Reveals All"
1994 Trial of Lord Lucan, TheThe Trial of Lord Lucan Lady Veronica Lucan TV film
1995 Le blanc à lunettes Lady Makinson TV film
1995 Bugs Sally "Manna from Heaven"
1996 Casualty Sarah Leonard "Chain Reactions"
1996 Pie in the Sky Sasha Wilkes "New Leaf"
1997 Harry Enfield's Television Programme Miss Baxter "2.3"
1997 Bramwell Laura Talbot "3.7"
1998 Dangerfield Beth Saunders Recurring role
1999 Evil Streak, AnAn Evil Streak Catherine Mereday "1.1", "1.2", "1.3"
1999 Psychos Dr. Karen Smith TV miniseries
2000 Gormenghast Cora Groan TV miniseries
2000 Peak Practice Kate Turner Recurring role
2001 Doc Martin Petronella TV film
2001 Judge John Deed Dr. Helena Bellew "Hidden Agenda"
2002 Manchild Marilyn "Four of a Kind"
2003 Hardware Joan "Naked"
2003 Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie Petronella TV film
2003 Absolute Power Virginia Harcourt "Country Life"
2004 Rosemary & Thyme Marcia Pearson "Orpheus in the Undergrowth"
2005 Walk, TheThe Walk Stephanie TV film
2005 Murder in Suburbia Mary Soukis "Salsa"
2005 Egypt Sarah Belzoni TV miniseries
2006 Mayo Sandra "1.4"
2006 Rebus Belinda "The Black Book"
2006 Blue Murder Claire Wray "Make Believe"
2010 Lewis Ursula Van Tassel "Falling Darkness"


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Next of Kin Lucy Lloyd National Theatre[4][5]
1975 Heroes The Girl Royal Court[6][7]
1977 As You Like It Phoebe Royal Shakespeare Company
1977 Cherry Orchard, TheThe Cherry Orchard Anya Nottingham Playhouse[8]
1978 Dance of Death, TheThe Dance of Death Judith [9]
1979 You Never Can Tell Dolly Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith)[3][9]
1979 Master Builder, TheThe Master Builder Hilde Wangel
1979 Brimstone and Treacle Pattie Open Space[10][11]
1980 Romeo and Juliet Juliet African Tour[12]
1981 Heartbreak House Ellie Dunn Royal Exchange[13]
Aunt Dan and Lemon Mindy Royal Court Theatre & New York[3]
1981 Total Eclipse Matilde Verlaine Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith)[14]
Lady from the Sea, TheThe Lady from the Sea Hilde Wangel Royal Exchange, Manchester
Dance of Death, TheThe Dance of Death Judith Royal Shakespeare Company
1994 Les Parents terribles Madeleine National Theatre[15]
Flea in Her Ear, AA Flea in Her Ear Eugenie Nottingham Playhouse
Devil's Disciple, TheThe Devil's Disciple The Girl Royal Shakespeare Company
Zycoys, TheThe Zycoys Styopka Royal Shakespeare Company[3]




  1. England & Wales, Birth Index: 1915-2005 [database on-line] Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes
  2. A Question of Health dated 1998 at
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Biography at
  4. Next of Kin by John Hopkins, The National Theatre, The Old Vic, 2 May 1974 at
  5. Otis L. Guernsey, The Best plays of 1973-1974 (Dodd, Mead, 1974), p. 108
  6. Punch, vol. 269 (1975), p. 66:"Peter Bennett as Julius's elderly gentleman friend and Lynsey Baxter as a teeny-bopper..."
  7. The Listener vol. 94 (British Broadcasting Corporation, 1975), p. 57
  8. Patrick Miles, Chekhov on the British stage (1993), p. 246
  9. 1 2 Ian Herbert, Christine Baxter, Robert E. Finley, Who's who in the theatre: a biographical record, Vol. 2 (1981), pp. 54, 92
  10. Punch, vol. 276 (1979), p. 322
  11. Plays & Players, Issue 26, p. 3
  12. South African Digest (South African Information Service Dept. of Information, 1980)
  13. 1981 Heartbreak House at
  14. Country Life, vol. 169, (Country Life, Ltd., 1981), p. 1485
  15. Jean Cocteau, Les parents terribles (Nick Hern Books, 1994, new translation), p. xviii
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