'Doctor Who' star Louise Jameson joins 'Emmerdale'

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Emmerdale

Acclaimed actress Louise Jameson has joined the cast of Emmerdale.
 
Louise will play Rhona GoskirkÕs mum, Mary, who will burst onto the scene just in time to interrupt a very important moment in RhonaÕs life.
 
No nonsense Mary has a strained relationship with her daughter who has always felt she was never good enough for her mother. Though Mary will prove a hit with everyone she meets in the village, will she be able to repair her broken relationship with Rhona? Can they put the past behind them and begin to cherish the fact they are mother and daughter? 
 
With MaryÕs acerbic wit and stubbornness, Rhona knows there wonÕt be a dull moment whilst her domineering mother is around and itÕs only a matter of time before she starts ruffling feathers in the village. But how long before unsettled Rhona finds out the real reason behind her motherÕs arrival?

Louise has a variety of television and theatre credits. Most notably playing the roles of Leela in Doctor Who and Rosa Di Marco in EastEnders. 

Photographer - Mark Bruce

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Louise Jameson is joining the cast of 'Emmerdale'. (ITV)

Emmerdale has signed up veteran Doctor Who star Louise Jameson as its newest cast member.

The ITV soap has announced that 70-year-old Jameson, known for playing Leela in Doctor Who in the 70s and for playing Rosa Di Marco in EastEnders in the late 90s, will be moving in to the Dales.

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She will join the cast as Mary, Rhona Goskirk's (Zoe Henry) mum who will burst onto the scene just in time to disrupt a big moment in long-running character Rhona's life.

Mary is described as a no-nonsense character who has always had a strained relationship with Rhona, who never believed she was good enough in her mother's eyes.

FROM ITV

Emmerdale

Acclaimed actress Louise Jameson has joined the cast of Emmerdale.
 
Louise will play Rhona GoskirkÕs mum, Mary, who will burst onto the scene just in time to interrupt a very important moment in RhonaÕs life.
 
No nonsense Mary has a strained relationship with her daughter who has always felt she was never good enough for her mother. Though Mary will prove a hit with everyone she meets in the village, will she be able to repair her broken relationship with Rhona? Can they put the past behind them and begin to cherish the fact they are mother and daughter? 
 
With MaryÕs acerbic wit and stubbornness, Rhona knows there wonÕt be a dull moment whilst her domineering mother is around and itÕs only a matter of time before she starts ruffling feathers in the village. But how long before unsettled Rhona finds out the real reason behind her motherÕs arrival?

Louise has a variety of television and theatre credits. Most notably playing the roles of Leela in Doctor Who and Rosa Di Marco in EastEnders. 

Photographer - Mark Bruce

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Louise Jameson will play Rhona's (Zoe Henry) mum. (ITV)

Despite their difficulties, Mary turns out to be a hit with the rest of the village - but will she be able to repair her broken relationship with Rhona and can the pair start to rebuild as mother and daughter this late in life?

She might start out as a popular newcomer, but Mary's domineering nature will begin to ruffle feathers in the village and there are also secrets to be uncovered as Rhona finds out the real reason behind her mother's arrival.

Jameson, whose TV credits also include Bergerac, Tenko and Doc Martin, said: "It feels like such a gift to be welcomed into the Emmerdale cast. Playing Zoe’s on screen mum is the icing on the cake."

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Emmerdale - Ep 9277

Thursday 3rd February 2022 - 1st Ep

Marcus Dean [DARCY GRAY] shows up to meet Rhona and Vanessa Woodfield [MICHELLE HARDWICK] once again impersonates her, hoping to head him off. As Vanessa tries to explain she made a mistake getting in touch, Rhona Goskirk [ZOE HENRY] arrives and is floored to see Marcus

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Rhona will be shocked by her mum's arrival. (ITV)

Welcoming her to the cast, Emmerdale producer Laura Shaw said: "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Louise to Emmerdale. It's great to have such a high calibre and talented actor join our already strong team and she will be a fabulous asset to the show.

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"Intelligent, witty and complex, Mary promises to be a force to be reckoned with in the village and for Rhona, there won't ever be a dull moment whilst her domineering mother is around."

It isn't yet known when Jameson will make her first appearance in the Dales, but Mary's arrival is expected not to be too far off.

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