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Customers' Awards 2012


Caroline Quentin





Nominated


Caroline Quentin - Travel Personality of the Year

Caroline Quentin

In Cornwall with Caroline Quentin, which aired in 2011, the actress met the people, explored the food and visited the sights of the much-loved English county. Delve Deeper, to be shown later this year, will make up the second part of the series.

Last year, Caroline also went on A Passage Through India - a six-part series on ITV1. The journey gave Caroline an insight into one of the world's most remarkable and diverse countries. Her journey began in the busy city of Varanasi, travelling through festivals in Gurjarat and Agra to see the Taj Mahal, and ending with a dip in the holy waters of Kanyakumari.

There is talk that her newest role will see her take part in the brand-new BBC Two series Dancing on the Edge. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff, this 1930s drama follows a black jazz band as they find fame among parties and performances of upper-class society in the English capital.


Background

Caroline become a well-known actress after her role as Dorothy in the 90s British sitcom Men Behaving Badly. She then went on to star in the successful BBC series Jonathan Creek, playing a journalist named Maddy Magellan. Caroline then found herself leaving her husband, going back to work and making new friends as she played Maggie in the popular ITV drama Life Begins.

In 2009, Caroline had her hands full playing wife, mum and step mum in the BBC One comedy Life of Riley, which ran for three series. Meanwhile, long-running series Blue Murder came to an end the same year. The crime drama had been screened on ITV since 2003, and Caroline played detective DCI Janine Lewis for all five series.


Awards

1995: Best Comedy Actress - British Comedy Awards
2004: Best Comedy Actress - British Comedy Awards
2004: Special Recognition Award - National Television Awards
2005: Best Actress, Monte-Carlo TV Festival


Other nominated travel personalities below:

Ben Fogle
Billy Connolly
Charley Boorman
Helen Skelton
Joanna Lumley
Karl Pilkington
Martin Clunes
Paul Merton