Everything you need to know about Linda Bassett

Everything you need to know about Linda Bassett

The British actress has been in so many much-loved films and TV programmes and we love watching Linda in Call The Midwife. Keep reading to find out more about Linda's acting career including what else she has been in and the VERY interesting way she got into acting. 

What films has Linda Bassett been in?

She starred alongside Helen Mirren and Julie Walters in Calendar girls as well as appearing in Separate Lies, East is East and West is West. 

What TV programmes has Linda Bassett been in?

As well as Call The Midwife and Lark Rise to Candleford she has also featured in famous shows such as Heartbeat, Midsomer Murders and Dinner Ladies.

Who is Linda Bassett in Call The Midwife?

She plays Nurse Phyllis Crane in Call The Midwife. An older district nurse and midwife, she arrived in series four as temporary cover for sister Evangelina whilst she is on sick-leave.


How old is Linda Bassett?

She was born February 4th 1950 making her 68 years-old.

Where is Linda Bassett from?

She was born in Pluckley in Kent, England and now lives in London.

Does Linda Bassett have a husband?

Yes, Linda is married to journalist, Julian Foster.

Where did Linda Bassett train to act?

After being a fan of the West End for years, Linda left school and worked as an usherette and catering manager at the Old Vic. She then went to Leeds University to study English but dropped out after a year. She then joined a local community drama group who put on plays for schools.

Has Linda Bassett ever been in a stage musical or play?

She made her stage debut at age 32 and nine years later joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since then she has appeared in many West End plays including Alan Bennett’s People and Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill.

Is Linda Bassett an author?

No, however she does share her name with an American food author.