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Joanna Monro (born 1956) is a British actress and former television presenter who, in the 1980s, appeared on the BBC show That's Life! with Esther Rantzen.

In 1974 she appeared in the Doctor Who story Planet of the Spiders, followed by a lengthy spell as 'Anna Newcross' in the BBC soap opera Angels. For three years in the mid 1980s she was a regular in the BBC children's sketch show Fast Forward, and was a member of the BBC's Radio Drama Company.[1]

In the 1990s, she played the conniving Mrs Lyons in the musical Blood Brothers on Broadway and in the West End, and was on the 1995 London cast recording as well as The International Cast Album (with Petula Clark). She also appeared in the episode 'The Photographer' (1999) in the first BBC series of People Like Us (which aired 1999-2001).

She performed as "Rosie" in Mamma Mia!. She was in the International Tour for 2 years then joined the London cast for a period of 5 years at The Prince of Wales Theatre then at the Novello Theatre.[2] She appeared in character on 31 December 2008 in a West End special edition episode of The Weakest Link on BBC One. She was the 'strongest link', winning over £14,000 which she donated to breast cancer research, beating Summer Strallen.

In 2017 she played the part of "June" in Sandi Toksvig's play "Silver Lining" which toured the UK.[2]

Monro appeared in the 2018 feature film Sink.


Date Title Role Director Station
15 June 1998 Stations of the Cross Ned Chaillet BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
17 March 2003 The Case of the Perfect Carer Jeremy Mortimer BBC Radio 4
10 April 2010 The Believers[3] Toby Swift BBC Radio 4 Saturday Play
30 April 2010 The Weighing Room[4] Steward Toby Swift BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
15 March 2011 Small Acts of Kindness[5] Annie Toby Swift BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
3 May 2011 Lost Property: The Wrong Label[6] Mrs Jones Jessica Dromgoole BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
17 May 2011 Lost Property: A Telegram from the Queen[7] Ella May Jessica Dromgoole BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play


  1. ^ "Radio and audio book companies", in Lloyd Trott, ed., Actors and Performers Yearbook 2016, pp. 353-354
  2. ^ a b "Cast of Silver Lining". English Touring Theatre.
  3. ^ BBC – Saturday Play – The Believers
  4. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – The Weighing Room
  5. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – Small Acts of Kindness
  6. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – Lost Property: The Wrong Label
  7. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – Lost Property: A Telegram from the Queen

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