Updated 22nd of May 2003

What has Gareth done recently

This is older news culled from the Whats the cast doing now page.


Jacqueline Pearce will be signing photographs at Voga (22, Leven Street Edinburgh) on the 10th March from 3-5pm. She is doing this to raise funds to help her to continue her work with endangered monkeys in South Africa.

This may be Jacqueline's last signing as she will be returning to Africa a week after the event and intends to live there indefinitely.

The BBC have produced a programme called "The Cult of Blake's 7" to be broadcast on BBC4 in November, featureing many of the cast, clips and outtakes. Details.

Jacqueline has returned from an amazing visit to Africa where she was living and working on a sanctuary for orphaned vervet monkeys. Read all about her experiences and thoughts at her website Source Horizon - 23/6/06

Jacqueline played Jill, the manager of a care home in two of BVS's training videos aimed at care staff in a residential home. Source Horizon 16-Sep-02

Big Finish, the people responsible for producing a range of Dr. Who audio dramas, have recently started a line involving characters from 2000AD. The line will mainly be Judge Dredd adventures, but with a smattering of Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper stories to break things up. Already two Judge Dredd CDs and a Strontium Dog CD are available. Jacqueline Pearce plays "Mother Superior" on the Strontium Dog CD. Stephen Greif will be playing a character in one of the future Judge Dredd episodes. Source - Andrew Williams.

The VideoDrome stand Blake's 7 event on Saturday 3rd August now has 4 of the Blake's 7 cast scheduled to be signing from 10am to around 5pm. Memorabilia is at the NEC, Birmingham 3/4 August, with the Blake's 7 event on Saturday 3rd. Confirmed to attend are Jacqueline Pearce, Jan Chappell, David Jackson and Peter Tuddenham, who will be signing photos, videos, etc. and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Source Horizon 24-Jul-02

Jacqueline is filming on the new BBC Classic drama series 'Daniel Deronda' by George Eliot, adapted by Andrew Davis. She plays Baroness Langen. The BBC's own news website describes it thus:

"Hugh Bonneville, Romola Garai, Hugh Dancy and Jodhi May are to star in Andrew Davies' adaptation of George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, one of literature's most emotionally intense masterpieces. "Daniel Deronda's highly original and modern in its feel," says award-winning writer Andrew Davies. "Set in the 1860s, it's a passionate, intense love story which takes both hero and heroine, Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth, on a journey of eventual self-fulfilment." The cast also includes Edward Fox, Celia Imrie and Amanda Root. Daniel Deronda will be filmed in Somerset, London, Surrey, Edinburgh and Malta. It reunites Andrew Davies with producer Louis Marks, the team behind the BBC's acclaimed version of Middlemarch, and is directed by Tom Hooper (Love In A Cold Climate)." Source Horizon 10-Jun-02

9-10 March - Memorabilaia at Birmingmam NEC. Jacqueline Pearce will be present on Sunday and possibly on Saturday to help The Stamp Centre launch their new range of licenced Blake's 7 merchandise. Initially, they will have prints, mousemats and commerative covers, but also hope to add pewterware and photos. Source - The Stamp Centre - 14-2-02

Jacqueline has just recorded an interview for the Channel 4 'Top 10' show. Source Horizon 25-Jul-01

Jacqueline will be playing Maude Monckton in J.B. Priestly's 'Dangerous Corner' at the West Yorkshire Courtyard Playhouse, Leeds (BO 01132 137700) for about 5 weeks. We've been told the opening date is 10th September. After the run in Leeds, Reviewed By Ellie Baskerville the play has transfered to the West End Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2 until 6th April 2002. Box Office Tel is: 020 7494 5085. Source Horizon 10-Jul-01

Jacqueline will be in Aphrodite Blues Tuesday March 6 - Sunday March 25. Lots more details (and a picture).

Jacqueline will be in a Radio 4 Doctor Who pilot, along with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Stephen Fry, Kevin Eldon and Leonard Fenton. This pilot has been commissioned from Producer Dan Freedman by the BBC. If they like it, they will commission a series, however at present it is not confirmed that this pilot episode will be transmitted. It is likely that it will be released as a BBC Audio at some point. Source Horizon 6-10-00

In 2001 there will be a special performance to an invited audience in London of 'Deceptions' in which Jacqueline recently played psychiatrist Julia Smythe in Brighton. It is hoped that it will be possible to stage the show in London during the coming year. Source Horizon 20-11-00

Jacqueline will be in a Radio 4 Doctor Who pilot, along with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Stephen Fry, Kevin Eldon and Leonard Fenton. This pilot has been commissioned from Producer Dan Freedman by the BBC. If they like it, they will commission a series, however at present it is not confirmed that this pilot episode will be transmitted. It is likely that it will be released as a BBC Audio at some point. Source Horizon 6-10-00

Jacqueline will be playing Julia Smythe, a psychiatrist, in 'Deceptions' by Paul Wheeler at the Marlborough Theatre, Prince Street (opp. the Pavilion) Brighton from Tues. 26 September to Sat. 14 October. It is directed by John Ainsworth. See Web site for more details Box office Number is 01273 647100 (actually this is the number for the Comedia Theatre, but they are doing bookings for the Marlborough also). The Marlborough is a small theatre above a pub, but is very easy to find. There are performances every evening Monday/Saturday, but no matinees. Start time will probably be 7.30pm each evening, with tickets at 6 (conc. 5). Source John Ainsworth and Horizon.

'Deceptions' is Paul Wheeler's first stage play (he has written for popular TV shows in the past, such as Poldark, Tenko, Minder) and is a 2 hander starring Jacqueline as the psychiatrist and Jack Galagher as the patient. The play opens on her first session with a new patient and the audience find out, along with her, that the patient is a compulsive liar. Source Horizon 25-7-00

Horizon have been asked by Jacqueline Pearce to let everyone know as soon as possible that she is not after all now going to be doing 'Measure for Measure' at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival and says: "I feel that in the time available to us, I wouldn't be able to realise the director's vision of the play and therefore with great reluctance felt I had to leave. I wish them all enormous luck with it and I'm sure any of you who still plan to see it will find it an interesting production."

JCQUELINE PEARCE to appear in two new Doctor Who audio dramas from BIG FINISH: "The Fearmonger" (February 2000): Written by Jonathan Blum, directed by Gary Russell. Stars Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace, with a guest appearance by Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan from Blake's 7 and Chessene from Doctor Who's "The Two Doctors") as Sherilyn Harper: "The Doctor and Ace are on the trail of a monster that not only knows their every move but appears to be able to anticipate their actions too. The Head of the far right New Brittania party survives an assassination attempt, but the Doctor suspects there is far more to the affair than the failed slaying of a politician. As he and Ace fight their way through the prejudices which blind everyone touched by a very particular monster, they face the prospect of the entire world being plunged into a bitter war of mistrust and mutual loathing..."

Also starring Hugh Walters ("Revelation of the Daleks," "The Deadly Assassin"), Vince Henderson (Sophie Aldred's husband), Mark McDonnell, Mark Wright, Jonathan Clarkson and Jack Gallagher.

For more information & ordering details, check the Big Finish website.

Sorce - David McIntee

It is also available from Judith we also have reviews.


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