Monica Dolan in Out of Darkness, 2012 short film by Manjinder Virk
Monica Margaret Dolan
15 March 1969
|Awards||BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress|
Born in Middlesbrough and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Dolan's credits include Agatha Christie's Poirot, Dalziel and Pascoe, Tipping the Velvet (with Rachael Stirling) and Judge John Deed and starred in ITV drama U Be Dead.
She starred as British serial killer Rosemary West in controversial ITV drama Appropriate Adult in 2011, receiving critical acclaim and a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress, The other nominees were Dame Maggie Smith, Miranda Hart and Anna Chancellor.
Dolan starred as Loretta in Chalet Lines, written by Lee Mattinson, at the Bush Theatre. In 2013, she portrayed twin sisters Meg and Maeve Carter in Call the Midwife. More recently, she appeared in W1A (a four-part follow-up to BBC2's BAFTA-winning comedy series Twenty Twelve), as Senior Communications Officer Tracey Pritchard.
In 2017 she made guest appearances in Catastrophe, Death in Paradise and Strike whilst also writing and starring in her debut one woman play, The B*easts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The hit run went on to win an Edinburgh Stage Award.
In 2018 Dolan made a guest appearance in an episode of the fourth series of Inside No 9 followed by playing Marion Thorpe in the critically acclaimed miniseries A Very English Scandal. The B*easts also transferred for a limited London run at the Bush Theatre.
|1993||The Bill||Mrs. Heaton/Ruth Bell||TV series (2 episodes: 1993-1997)|
|1996||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Hermia|
|1998||The Gift||Jo||TV film|
|2001||Judge John Deed||Natalie Abbott||TV series (1 episode: "Rough Justice")|
|2002||Dalziel and Pascoe||Megan Lowry||TV series (1 episode: "The Unwanted")|
|Tipping the Velvet||Alice Astley||TV mini-series|
|2003||She Stoops to Conquer||Miss Kate Hardcastle||video|
|Wallis & Edward||Elizabeth||TV film|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Cora/Miss Gilchrist||TV series (1 episode: "After the Funeral")|
|The Commander: Blacklight||DC Pamela Hayes||TV film|
|2007||The History of Mr. Polly||Annie Larkins||TV film|
|2008||Great Performances||Regan||TV series (1 episode: "King Lear")|
|2009||Occupation||Nicky Swift||TV series (3 episodes)|
|Within the Whirlwind||Pitkowskaya|
|U Be Dead||Maria Marchese||TV film|
|Midsomer Murders||Imogen Stroud||TV series (1 episode: "The Great and the Good")|
|Never Let Me Go||Nurse|
|DCI Banks: Aftermath||Maggie Forrest||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2011||Appropriate Adult||Rosemary West||BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Spoof or Die||Lisa||short|
|Coming Up||Lisa||TV series (1 episode: "Spoof or Die")|
|2013||Call the Midwife||Mave/Meg Carter||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.3")|
|Kick-Ass 2||Tommy's Mum|
|Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa||Angela|
|Out of Darkness||Female||short|
|Vice of Mind||Mother's Voice||short|
|2014–2017||W1A||Tracey Pritchard||TV series (Series 1–3)|
|The Falling||Miss Alvaro|
|2015||Wolf Hall||Alice More|
|The Casual Vacancy||Tessa Wall||TV series (3 episodes)|
|Eye in the Sky||Angela North|
|2016||Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge||Angela||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories||Various||TV series (4 episodes)|
|The Witness for the Prosecution||Janet McIntyre||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2017||Death in Paradise||Patricia Lawrence||TV series (1 episode: "The Secret of the Flame Tree")|
|Catastrophe||Polly||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #3.2")|
|Strike||Leonora Quine||TV series ( 2 episodes)|
|2018||Inside No. 9||May||TV series (1 episode: "Once Removed")|
|A Very English Scandal||Marion Thorpe||TV series (2 episodes) |
Nominated — BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress
|Hang Ups||Alison Jones||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Official Secrets||Fiona Bygate|
|Black Mirror||CS Linda Grace||Episode: "Smithereens"|
- Holland, Peter (19 December 2005). Shakespeare Survey: Writing about Shakespeare. Cambridge University Press. pp. 288–. ISBN 978-0-521-85074-2. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
- "The Weekend's TV: U Be Dead, Sun, ITV1/My Funniest Year: 2000, Channel 4", independent.co.uk, 6 September 2010.
- U Be Dead on IMDb
- "TV review: U Be Dead and The Yorkshire Dales On Film", guardian.co.uk, 5 September 2010.
- "U Be Dead's Monica Dolan Discusses The Art of Stalking", tv.com, 8 September 2010.
- Blogger Ian Foster's review of DVD of She Stoops to Conquer
- "King Lear", guardian.co.uk, 31 May 2007.
- "The Seagull, presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company" (18 September 2007) Eunice Wong
- Appropriate Adult Wins Big at BAFTA TV Awards", yahoo.com, 27 May 2012.
- "Bafta Television Awards 2012: Fred West drama Appropriate Adult dominates", telegraph.co.uk, 27 May 2012.
- "Television Awards Winners in 2012". www.bafta.org.
- "Chalet Lines, Bush Theatre, review", telegraph.co.uk, 16 April 2012.
- "The Witness for the Prosecution: Episode 1 Credits". BBC Online. Retrieved 28 December 2016.