Julia Deakin

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Julia Deakin (born 1952) is an English actress.



On television, Deakin played Stella Tulley in Side by Side and Marsha, the aging but lovely divorcée landlady, in the British sitcom Spaced (1999).

Deakin earlier appeared in the television sitcom Oh, Doctor Beeching! (1996–1997), where she played the role of May Skinner, replacing Sherrie Hewson from the original pilot. She has also made many single television appearances, including playing Jill, the receptionist from Pear Tree Productions, in one episode of the first series of I'm Alan Partridge, a rural dominatrix in Doc Martin as well as roles in Midsomer Murders and Coronation Street. She appeared in the sketch comedy series Big Train alongside fellow Spaced cast members Simon Pegg and Mark Heap. She plays Dr. Jean in the Alan segments on Modern Toss.


Deakin has also appeared on radio, in the Radio 4 science fiction comedy Nebulous and as Eva Tattle in The Maltby Collection. She also guest starred in the Doctor Who audio drama Terror Firma for Big Finish Productions.


She also had cameos in the feature films Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

Her most recent work is as pub landlady Mary Porter in the film Hot Fuzz by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. She received high praise for this role from many British critics[who?].

Personal life

She is married to actor and author Michael Simkins.

Television roles

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