Early Life and Career Beginnings
Helen Baxendale was born on June 7, 1970, in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. She attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and began her acting career in the late 1990s. Her breakthrough role came in 1997 when she starred in the hit British comedy-drama series “Cold Feet” as Rachel Bradley. She received critical acclaim for her performance and won the Best Actress award at the Royal Television Society Awards in 1999.
After “Cold Feet,” Baxendale continued to work in television, film, and theater. She appeared in several British dramas, including “An Unsuitable Job for a Woman,” “Cardiac Arrest,” and “Murder in Mind.” She also had a recurring role in the American medical drama “ER” as Dr. Claire Wyatt. Her theater credits include “The Seagull,” “The Relapse,” and “The Deep Blue Sea.”
Movies and TV Shows
Baxendale has appeared in several movies throughout her career. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy “Imagine Me & You” alongside Piper Perabo and Lena Headey. She also appeared in the drama “Deadly Advice” and the thriller “Truth or Dare.”
Baxendale’s most recent movie role was in the 2016 drama “A Street Cat Named Bob,” which tells the true story of a stray cat who changes the life of a homeless man. Baxendale played the role of Val, the mother of the homeless man’s girlfriend.
Aside from “Cold Feet” and “ER,” Baxendale has appeared in several other TV shows throughout her career. She had a recurring role in the British drama series “Kidnap and Ransom” and appeared in the American series “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” and “Lewis.”
Baxendale’s most recent TV role was in the British drama series “Cuckoo,” which aired from 2012 to 2019. She played the role of Lorna Thompson, the mother of a young man who marries a hippie American girl and brings her home to live with his family in the UK.
As of 2021, Baxendale has not appeared in any new movies or TV shows. However, she continues to work in the entertainment industry and has been involved in several theater productions. In 2019, she appeared in the play “The Fishermen” at the Trafalgar Studios in London. She also appeared in the play “The Distance” at the Park Theatre in London in 2018.
Baxendale keeps a relatively low profile and does not have any social media accounts. However, she has been spotted at various events and premieres over the years, and fans continue to follow her career and look forward to her next project.