Camille Coduri was born in London in 1966, and whilst still at school, developed an interest in drama. She later gained a place at the Lyric Youth Theatre. Her first TV appearance came in the popular series Boon (1987) which ran for 93 episodes and starred Michael Elphick.
Since Dr Who, Camille has appeared as erotic magazine editor, Peggy Simmons, in four episodes of BBC3's drama series Sinchronicity (2006).
Camille Coduri, who is married to actor Christopher Fulford and has 2 children, now has her own website created by Graham Groom, with lots of information and images (see link).
I was delighted to have met Camille Coduri at the NEC in Birmingham in November 2006. I am a big fan of Dr Who and I dressed up appropriately to meet 'Jackie Tyler'! In fact, I said to her jokingly, "Who do you think I've come dressed as?" She replied jokingly, "Now, let me see, that's a tough one!"
Camille Coduri is now best known for her appearances as Jackie Tyler in the award-winning drama series Dr Who (2005 & 2006). Her character is the mother of Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) companion to both the ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and the tenth Doctor (David Tennant). Jackie doesn't trust The Doctor at first and is suspicious of his motives towards her daughter. She often finds her life is put in danger when The Doctor is around. Wikipedia has an excellent summary (see link) of Jackie Tyler's appearances in various episodes of the programme.
Another comedy King Ralph, starring Peter O'Toole & John Hurt, followed in 1991, and during the 90s Camille also featured in episodes of TV dramas including Rumpole Of The Bailey (1992) and A Touch Of Frost (1996).
Three years later Camille featured in the comedy film Nuns On The Run (1990). Her character, the accident-prone, short-sighted Faith Thomas, becomes the girlfriend of Brian Hope (Eric Idle), one of two petty criminals (the other, Charlie McManus, is played by Robbie Coltrane) forced to seek refuge in a convent and pass themselves off as nuns!
Camille was very friendly, and easy to talk to. She also signed a lovely Jackie Tyler photograph for me (see below).
Camille Coduri & Michael Elphick
Camille Coduri as Peggy Simmons
Camille Coduri, Eric Idle & Robbie Coltrane
in Nuns On The Run
Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler
in Doctor Who
My autographed photo of 'Jackie Tyler'
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