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1 January 1953
|Relatives||Johnny Beattie (father)|
Maureen Jane Beattie(born 1953) is an Irish-born, Scottish actress of both stage and screen.
Beattie is the daughter of Scottish actor and comedian Johnny Beattie, who appeared as Malcolm Hamilton in Glasgow drama River City, and his wife Kitty Lamont. She is the eldest of four children, and is the sister of Louise Beattie who appeared in Emmerdale in 2000 as Chris Tate's lawyer Laura Johnstone.
Beattie was born in the seaside resort of Bundoran, Co Donegal, whilst her father was appearing at the town's St Patrick's Hall. She returned home to Glasgow, when she was two weeks old. After attending High School in Glasgow, she went on to do a three-year course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where she won the James Bridie Gold Medal for Acting during her final year. She graduated in 1974 with a Diploma in Dramatic Arts.
After graduating, Beattie went on to play many roles in the theatre with companies across the UK including the National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre in London, the Globe, the RSC and the Royal Exchange in Manchester  as well as touring internationally. Previous theatre credits include: The List, The Carousel, The Deliverance (Stellar Quines); John Gabriel Barclay (Óran Mór); Yer Granny, 27 and The Enquirer (National Theatre of Scotland); Romeo & Juliet (Rose Theatre Kingston); Dark Road, The Cherry Orchard (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Noises Off (The Old Vic); No Quarter (Royal Court Theatre); Ghosts (Citizens Theatre); Masterbuilder, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor (National Theatre); The History Plays, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe RSC.
She has also worked extensively in television where her roles include Casualty, Bramwell, The Bill, Ruffian Hearts, The Long Roads, Wing and a Prayer and All Night Long. Her most notable role in TV is that of Sandra Nicholl in medical drama Casualty from November 1991 until February 1993.
In 2005 she played Mrs Danvers in a national tour of Rebecca, with Nigel Havers.
in 2006 she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company's "Histories Ensemble", where her roles included Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI Part II, and the Duchess of York in Richard III.
In 2007, Beattie appeared in the feature film Finding Bob McArthur as Russian actress, Svetlana. The film, also starring John Stahl, Bob Edwards and Alan Bell, was directed by Jim Hickey and produced by Robin Mitchell.
In 2011, she played Iseabail Nic Aodh, the mother of the main character Katie Nic Aodh, in The Decoy Bride.
Beattie is active in the actors' trade union Equity, leading their investigations into sexual harassment in the industry. In 2018, she was elected President of Equity, as only the second female president in the organisation's history.
Her work in the theatre includes
- Cordelia in King Lear at the Royal Shakespeare Company (1988)
- The title role in Medea by Euripides for Theatre Babel at the Edinburgh Festival and then on tour (2001)
- Tamora in Titus Andronicus at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2003)
- Mistress Quickly in Henry IV part I and II and Henry V at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2006)
- The Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI Part II, at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2006)
- The Duchess of York in Richard III at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2006)
- The Duchess of York in Richard II at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2007)
- Helen in Yerma by Lorca at the Young Vic (2016)
- Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (October 2018)
- Taggart S16 (2000) “Ghost Rider” as Siobhan MacDonald
- Lewis S3:E2 (2009) “The Quality of Mercy” as Professor Denise Gregson
- Midsomer Murders S13 (2010) “The Made to Measure Murders” as Sonia Woodley
- Vera S3:E3 (2013) “Young Gods” as Dr. Vivienne Ripman
- Deadwater Fell (2020) as Carol Kendrick
|31 March 2003 – 11 April 2003||Self-Control||Mary Brunton dramatised by Gerda Stevenson||Bruce Young||BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Drama|
|30 May 2006||Duce's Bonce||Robin Brooks||Fiona McAlpine||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play|
|27 March 2009||The Stanley Baxter Playhouse: Astonishing Archie||Rev Margot Turnbull||Bill Paterson||Marilyn Imrie||BBC Radio 4|
|24 April 2012||The Biggest Issues||Jill McEwan||Annie McCartney||Eoin O'Callaghan||BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama|
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