Beacham, Stephanie 1947-

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Beacham, Stephanie 1947-


Born February 28, 1947, in Hertfordshire, England; daughter of Alec (an insurance executive) and Joan (a homemaker) Beacham; married John McEnery (an actor), May 19, 1973 (divorced, c. 1977); children: Phoebe, Chloe. Education: Studied mime in Paris; attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1965-67; also studied dance and French.


Contact—c/o 1131 Alta Loma Rd., Suite 517, West Hollywood, CA 90069-2435. Agent—Peter Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England; the Blake Agency, 1327 Ocean Avenue, Suite J, Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actress. Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, England, member, beginning 1964. Appeared in and provided voice work for advertisements; spokesperson for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association; affiliated with the Tinnitus Society of Great Britain. Free Arts for Abused Children, member of the board of directors. Worked as an au pair.

Awards, Honors:

Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding villainess on a prime time serial, 1986 and 1988, for The Colbys; Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding lead actress: prime time, 1990, for Dynasty; Golden Globe nomination, best performance by an actress in a television series—comedy or musical, 1990, for Sister Kate.


Television Appearances; Series:

The Rag Trade, BBC, c. 1961-63.

Georgina Layton, Marked Personal, Thames Television, 1973-74.

Madame Duchatel, Napoleon and Love, Thames Television, 1974.

Rose Millar, Tenko, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1981-82, BBC, 1981-82, and 1984, PBS, 1982, Arts and Entertainment, 1984.

Contributor, All the World's a Stage, BBC-2, beginning 1984.

Title role, Connie, Central Television, 1985.

Sabella "Sable" Scott Colby, The Colbys (originally known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), ABC, 1985-87.

Sabella "Sable" Scott Colby, Dynasty, ABC, 1988-89.

Sister Katherine "Kate" Lambert (title role), Sister Kate, NBC, 1989-90.

Mrs. Peacock, Cluedo (also known as Clue), Granada Television, 1990.

Iris McKay, Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1991-93 and 1995.

Dr. Kristin Westphalen, seaQuest DSV (also known as seaQuest 2032), NBC, 1993-94.

Dorothea Grant, No Bananas, BBC, 1996.

Vernice Green, Having It Off, BBC-3, beginning 2002.

Phyllida "Phyl" Oswyn, Bad Girls (also known as Jail Birds), Independent Television (England) and BBC America, 2003-2006.

Herself (poker player), Women's UK Poker Open, Challenge TV, beginning 2006.

Herself, Strictly Come Dancing, BBC, beginning 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rosanette, Sentimental Education, BBC, 1970.

Blanche Ingram, Jane Eyre, BBC, 1973.

Fanny Lovell, Prometheus: The Life of Balzac, BBC, 1975.

Nicolette, I vecchi e i giovani (also known as The Old and the Young), Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI), 1979.

Florence Palfrey, Sorrell and Son, BBC, 1984, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, c. 1987.

Therese Tallien, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story, ABC, 1987.

Susan Martino Santangelo, Jackie Collins' "Lucky/Chances" (also known as Lucky/Chances), NBC, 1990.

Arabella Sutton, To Be the Best, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mary, queen of Scots, The Queen's Traitor, BBC, 1967.

The Distracted Preacher (also known as The Silent Preacher), BBC-2, 1969.

Adele Hugo, Ego Hugo (also known as Life of Victor Hugo), BBC, 1973.

Rose Millar, Tenko Reunion, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Arts and Entertainment, 1985.

Mrs. Molly Carter, Riders (also known as Jilly Cooper's "Riders"), Anglia Television, 1988.

Judy, The Lilac Bus, Channel 4 (England), 1990.

Sabina Quarles, Danielle Steel's "Secrets" (also known as Secrets), NBC, 1992.

Rosemarie Radley, Foreign Affairs, TNT, 1993.

Marie, A Change of Place (also known as La star aux deux visages), various networks, 1994.

Harriet Fox-Smith, Unconditional Love, Starz!, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The girl, "The Picnic," Out of Town Theatre, 1967.

Celia, "The Proposal," Love Story, Associated Television, 1968.

Herself and Rose Millar, Tenko: An Introduction, 1981.

Elaine Riskin, The Love Boat: The Shipshape Cruise, ABC, 1986.

Judge, Super Model Special: Look of the Year, ABC, 1988.

ALF Takes Over the Network, NBC, 1989.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1989.

Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1989.

Host, The Royal Report: Monaco Royals (also known as The Royal Report), Lifetime, 1992.

Judge, The 1994 Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, 1994.

Herself, Hollywood Men, 1996.

Herself, In Search of Dracula with Jonathan Ross (also known as In Search of Dracula), London Weekend Television, 1996.

Herself, Hollywood Lovers, 1997.

"The Aaron Spelling Story," Bitches, Babes and Biceps, 2000.

Connie and Sabella "Sable" Scott Colby, Ball Breakers on the Box, Channel 4 (England), 2001.

Herself, Chick Goes to Hollywood, BBC, 2001.

Herself, When Shoulderpads Ruled the World (also known as When Shoulder Pads Ruled the World), BBC, 2002.

(In archive footage) Phyllida "Phyl" Oswyn, Bad Girls: Most Wanted, Independent Television 2 (England), 2004.

Presenter, Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde, BBC, 2004.

Presenter, 2003 TV Moments, BBC, 2004.

The Bitchiest Ever TV Moments, Channel 5 (England), 2005.

The Greatest 80s TV Moments, 2005.

(In archive footage) Sabella "Sable" Scott Colby, Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, CBS, 2006.

Herself, The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live, Independent Television (England), 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Twelfth Annual People's Choice Awards (also known as The People's Choice Awards), CBS, 1986.

Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1990.

Presenter, The British Soap Awards (also known as The British Soap Awards 2005), Granada Television, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Charlotte Tonn, "Black Exchange," Jazz Age (also known as Jazz Age: Black Exchange), 1968.

Penelope Brown, "Legacy for the Saint," The Saint, Associated Television and Incorporated Television Company, 1968.

Linda, "On Vacation," Armchair Theatre, Associated British Picture Corporation, 1969.

Shirley Marlowe, "My Life's My Own," Public Eye, Thames Television, 1969.

Tonight with David Nixon, Associated Television, c. 1969.

Beth Lampton, "God Help Your Friends," Callan, Thames Television, 1970.

Sarah Bosanquet, "Destruction," UFO, Associated Television and Incorporated Television Company, 1970.

Anna Trenton, "The Way Out," Tales of Piccadilly, Independent Television (England), 1971.

Cora Simpson, "Chapter One: The Company I Keep," Jason King, Associated Television and Incorporated Television Company, 1972.

Paula Fraser, "The Foreman's Job at Last," Man at the Top, Thames Television, 1972.

Paula Fraser, "The Knackers Yard," Man at the Top, Thames Television, 1972.

Contessa Maria, "Icons Are Forever," The Adventurer, Incorporated Television Company, c. 1973.

Chrissie, "Your Witness," The Protectors, Incorporated Television Company, 1973.

Sue Arden, "Threat," Special Branch, Thames Television, 1973.

Jeanne Teilot, "Rich," Forget-Me-Not, 1976.

Susan Debray, "Film Story," Hadleigh, Yorkshire Television, 1976.

Guest storyteller, Rainbow, Independent Television, 1978.

Herself, Give Us a Clue, Independent Television, 1983.

Sabella "Sable" Scott Colby, "The Titans," ABC, 1985.

Rosemary Richardson, "A Distant Scream," Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (also known as Dying Truth and Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense: A Distant Scream), [Great Britain], 1986.

Herself, Wogan, BBC, 1986.

Herself, Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 1987.

Herself, The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (also known as The Last Resort), Channel 4 (England), 1987.

Herself, Look North, [Great Britain], 1987.

Herself, North East Tonight, Independent Television and Tyne Tees Television, 1987.

Herself, Sunday Sunday, London Weekend Television, 1987.

Doreena Petherbridge, French and Saunders, BBC-2, 1988.

Herself (audience member), "An Audience with Joan Collins," The Trouble with Joan Collins, 1989.

Herself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 1989.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1989.

Herself, "Stephanie Beacham," This Is Your Life, Thames Television, 1990.

Herself, "Pam Ferris," This Is Your Life, Thames Television, 1991.

Herself, Des O'Connor Tonight, Independent Television, 1991.

Herself, Runaway with the Rich and Famous, syndicated, 1991.

Countess Regina Bartholomew, "Ship in a Bottle," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1993.

Mrs. Robinson, "Hunger," Blossom, NBC, 1993.

Herself, "Charlton Heston," This Is Your Life, Thames Television, Central Television, and BBC, 1994.

Victoria Lancer, "Who Killed Skippy's Master?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Herself, Russell Grant's "All Star Show," 1994.

Lady Sarah-Jane Parker, Noel's House Party, BBC, 1994, 1995, 1997.

Stella (the acing coach), "We Ought to Be in Pictures," High Society, CBS, 1995.

Herself, Noel's House Party, BBC, 1995, 1998.

Herself, "Kate and Stephanie: Dynasty's Divas," Light Lunch (also known as Light Lunch with Mel & Sue), London Weekend Television and Channel 4, 1997.

Herself, The Jack Docherty Show, Channel 5 (England), 1997.

Herself, Liz Earle's Lifestyle, Carlton Television, 1997.

The Lily Savage Show, BBC, 1997.

Herself, Not Fade Away, Central Television, c. 1997.

Herself, This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), Independent Television, 1997, 2004, 2005.

Herself, Man O Man, Independent Television, 1999.

Herself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 1999.

Herself, Loose Women, Independent Television, 1999, 2007.

Martha van Lewen, "Reckless Abandon," Charmed, The WB, 2000.

Herself, Call My Bluff, BBC, 2000.

Herself, Open House (also known as Open House with Gloria Hunniford), Channel 5, 2000, 2001.

Herself, Breakfast, BBC, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007.

Herself, "TV Bitches" (also known as "Top Ten TV Bitches"), Top Ten, Channel 4, 2001.

Herself, L.A. Pool Party, BBC Choice, 2001.

(In archive footage) Herself, The Sketch Show Story (also known as Victoria Wood's "Sketch Show Story"), BBC, 2001.

Herself, Lorraine, Sky One, 2002.

Herself, That Was the Week We Watched, BBC Scotland, 2003.

Herself, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Rags, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 2004.

Herself, Hell's Kitchen, Independent Television and Independent Television 2, 2004.

Herself and Rose Millar, "Tenko," Drama Connections, BBC, 2005.

Herself, GMTV, Independent Television, 2005.

Herself, The Paul O'Grady Show (also known as The New Paul O'Grady Show), Independent Television, 2005.

Herself (guest panelist), The Wright Stuff, Channel 5, 2005.

Rhoda Wishaw, "Wicca Work," New Tricks, BBC, 2006.

Herself, "Call Me Old Fashioned," Grumpy Old Women, BBC, 2006.

Herself, "Hard Work," Grumpy Old Women, BBC, 2006.

Herself, Wogan: Now & Then, BBC, 2006.

Herself, "Longing, Loving and Leg-Overs: The Story of British Romance," British Film Forever, BBC, 2007.

Herself, Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, BBC-2, 2007 (multiple episodes).

Appeared in other programs, including Attitudes, Lifetime; Going for a Song, BBC; and Hour Magazine, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sister Katherine "Kate" Lambert (title role), Sister Kate, NBC, 1989.

Dr. Kristin Westphalen, seaQuest DSV (also known as seaQuest 2032), NBC, 1993.

Vera Slaughter, "Birth of a Legend," Legend, UPN, 1995.

Television Appearances; Other:

Appeared in other television productions, including an appearance as Jenny Draper in Last Year's Confetti.

Stage Appearances:

Lady Mortimer, Henry IV, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, c. 1960.

Marigold, Toad of Toad Hall, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, c. 1960.

Clarice, The Servant of Two Masters, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, England, 1964.

First weird sister, Macbeth, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, 1964.

Blanche, The Male Animal, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1965.

Maria, Twelfth Night (also known as Twelfth Night, or What You Will), Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1965.

Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1965.

Irina, The Three Sisters, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1966.

Jocasta, Oedipus (also known as Oedipus Rex), Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1966.

Nancy, Gaslight, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England, 1967.

Stephi (performer at the Hot Box), Guys and Dolls (musical), Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Vanbrugh Theatre Club, 1967.

Yasmina (some sources spell name Jasmin), Monsieur Barnett, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Little Theatre, Bristol, England, 1967.

Irma, The Madwoman of Chaillot (also known as The Mad Woman of Chaillot), Oxford Playhouse, 1967-68.

Louka, Arms and the Man, Oxford Playhouse, 1967-68.

Mavis, The Silent Woman, Oxford Playhouse, 1968.

Jane, The Basement, Duchess Theatre, London, 1970.

Wendy, Tea Party, Duchess Theatre, 1970.

Juno, The Tempest, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, England, 1972.

Nora Helmer, A Doll's House, Nottingham Playhouse, 1972.

Ruth, The Homecoming, Nottingham Playhouse, 1972.

Helen, On Approval, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 1976.

Eva Jackson, Absurd Person Singular, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England, 1977.

Berthe, An Audience Called Edouard, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1978.

Hubert Page, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, New End Theatre, London, 1978.

Eugenia Dashwell, The London Cuckolds, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1979.

Margery Hartnoll, Can You Hear Me at the Back?, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1979.

Kathleen Scott, Terra Nova, Palace Theatre, Watford, England, 1983.

Deborah Solstice, Happy Family, Duke of York Theatre, London, 1984.

Aquilina, Venice Preserv'd (also known as Venice Preserved), National Theatre, London, 1985.

Angelica Bianca, The Rover, Royal Shakespeare Company at the Mermaid, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1988.

Florence Lancaster, The Vortex, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Doolittle Theatre, Los Angeles, 1990.

Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, c. 1990.

Laura, The Father, Theatre Royal, Bath, England, 1995.

Mrs. Cheveley, An Ideal Husband, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, c. 1996-97.

Mrs. Erlynne, Lady Windermere's Fan, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, England, 1997.

Narrator, Anyone Can Whistle, Covent Garden Festival, London, 1997.

Celia Wallis, Silhouette, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England, c. 1997.

Renata, Equally Divided, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 1998.

Rosie, Funny about Love, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 1999.

Lady Wilhelmina Tylney, A Busy Day, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, London, 2000.

Mrs. Cheveley, An Ideal Husband, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 2001.

Elizabeth I (title role), Elizabeth Rex, Birmingham Rep, Birmingham, England, 2002.

Paige, Dinner, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England, 2004.

Wicked queen, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (pantomime), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 2006.

Appeared in other productions, including Shakespeare in Love, Dallas Shakespeare Festival.

Major Tours:

Olivia, Twelfth Night (also known as Twelfth Night, or What You Will), Royal Shakespeare Company, Asian cities, 1983.

Laura, The Father, 1995.

Celia Wallis, Silhouette, 1997.

Mrs. Cheveley, An Ideal Husband, Australian cities, 1997-98.

Renata, Equally Divided, 1998.

Rosie, Funny about Love, 1999.

Harriet Copeland, Nobody's Perfect, English cities, 2001-2002.

Paige, Dinner, English cities, 2004.

Judith Bliss, Hay Fever, English and Scottish cities, 2007.

Stage Work:

Worked in stage management and in the costume department of the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, England.

Film Appearances:

Angela Simmonds, The Games, Universal, 1970.

Janet Ainsley, Tam Lin (also known as The Ballad of Tam-Lin, The Devil's Widow, The Devil's Woman, and Tam Lyn), British International, 1971.

Miss Jessel, The Nightcomers, Avco-Embassy Pictures, 1971.

Jessica van Helsing, Dracula A.D. 1972 (also known as Dracula Today), Hammer Productions/Warner Bros., 1972.

The Aries Computer, Gold Key Entertainment, 1972.

Catherine Fengriffen, And Now the Screaming Starts! (also known as Bride of Fengriffen, Fengriffen, and I Have No Mouth but I Must Scream), Cinerama Releasing, 1973.

Joanne, Si puo essere piu bastardi dell'ispettore Cliff? (also known as Blue Movie Blackmail, Mafia Junction, SuperBitch, and Super Bitch), 1973.

Vanessa Welch, House of Mortal Sin (also known as The Confessional and The Confessional Murders), Atlis, 1975.

House of Whipcord, American International Pictures, 1976.

Beth, Schizo (also known as Amok and Blood of the Undead), Niles International, 1977.

Kate, Inseminoid (also known as Horrorplanet and Horror Planet), Almi Films, 1980.

Letitia Slighcarp, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Atlantic Releasing, 1988.

Vicki Sprantz, Troop Beverly Hills, Columbia, 1989.

Christine Petersen, Eine Frau namens Harry (also known as Harry and Harriet), 1990.

Dana, Seven Days of Grace (also known as Saving Grace), Picture Perfect Productions, 1996.

Tanya's mother, Wedding Bell Blues, BMG Independents/Legacy Releasing, 1996.

Elizabeth, Relative Values, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2000.

Amaelia, Would I Lie to You?, Serious Dog Productions, 2002.

Madeline, The Witches Hammer, Amber Pictures, 2005.

Felicity Riggs-Wentworth, Love and Other Disasters (also known as Love (et ses petits desastres)), Ruby Films/Skyline Films, 2006.

Emma Osterman, Plot 7, Silver Plane Films/Strangeland Films, 2007.

Sisterhood, Cork Films/Hart Films/Sirokh Films/Sisterhood Film, c. 2007.

Radio Appearances:

Guest castaway, Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4, 1988.

Voice of Piggie Gilpin, Hands across the Sea, BBC Radio 4, 1999.

Herself, Chance to Meet, BBC Radio Ulster (Northern Ireland), 2002.

Herself, Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4, 2002.

Herself, In Touch, BBC Radio 4, 2006.

Appeared in other radio productions, including an appearance as Brenda Last, Handful of Dust, BBC Radio.



Herself, The Best of So Graham Norton, United Film and Television Productions, 2000.

Music Videos:

Simply Red, "Never, Never Love," 1995.


Nancy Holmes, Nobody's Fault, Bantam Audio, 1991.

Shirley Conran, Crimson, Audioworks, 1992.

Andrew Morton, Diana: Her True Story, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1992.

Aesop, Aesop's Fables (also known as The Peacock's Complaint/The Ape and the Fox), Audio Literature, 1996.

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, NewStar Media, Inc., 1996.

William Shakespeare, The Complete Sonnets, Dove Audio, 1996.

William Butler Yeats, The Poetry of William Butler Yeats, Audio Literature, 1996.

Various authors, Classic Ghost & Horror Stories: An Anthology, Audio Literature, 1996.

Various authors, A Valentine: A Bouquet of Music, Letters & Poetry for Lovers, Dove Audio, 1996.

Henry James, The Turn of the Screw, Audio Literature, 1996, New Millennium Audio, 2002.

Amanda Quick, Affair, Random House Audio, 1997.

Michael Viner and William Shakespeare, Barbs from the Barbs: Shakespearean Insults With Modern Translations and Notes, introduction by Roger Rees, Audio Literature, 1997.

Various authors, More of the Greatest Mysteries of All Time (also known as Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Vol. II), Audio Literature, 1997.

The Complete Spoken Word Bible: Ruth, Samuel 1 & 2, Audio Literature, 1997.

The Spoken Word Bible: From the King James Version of the Old Testament: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job (also known as Bible: Old Testament: King James Version), Audio Literature, 1997.

Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan: A Fully Dramatized Recording, Penguin Audio, 1998.

Various authors, The Greatest Speeches of All Time, Audio Literature, 1998.

The Bible, KJV, Old Testament, Audio Literature, 1998.

Carol Shields, Dressing Up for the Carnival, Audio Literature, c. 2001.

Emily Dickinson, Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, Vol. 1, New Millennium Audio, 2001.

Various authors, Malice Domestic 2: An Anthology of Original Mystery Stories, edited by Sharyn McCrumb, Phoenix Audio, 2001.

The Bible: Old Testament: King James Version, Audio Literature, 2001, New Millennium Audio, 2003.

George Eliot, Silas Marner, New Millennium Audio, 2002.

Various authors, The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, edited by Otto Penzler, Phoenix Audio, 2002.

Various authors, Midnight Mass and Other Great Vampire Stories, edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Phoenix Audio, 2002.

Various authors, Horrors: The Scary Story Collection, Fantastic Audio Series, 2003.

Various authors, Malice Domestic 7 (also known as Sharyn McCrumb Presents "Malice Domestic 7"), edited by Sharyn McCrumb, Phoenix Audio, 2004.

The Ultimate Bible: The Old Testament-KJV, Phoenix Audio, 2007.



Contributor to periodicals, including Hello! magazine.



Daily Express Saturday, May 17, 2003, pp. 19-20.

Petersen's Photographic, October, 1991, p. 26.

Redbook, February, 1988, p. 102.

Starlog, May, 1994.