After training at LAMDA, Cheryl Campbell was first nominated for a BAFTA for her role as Eileen Everson in Dennis Potter’s TV show Pennies from Heaven (1979). The year...Read More
After training at LAMDA, Cheryl Campbell was first nominated for a BAFTA for her role as Eileen Everson in Dennis Potter’s TV show Pennies from Heaven (1979). The year after, she was cast in the role she is best known for: as Vera Brittain in the BBC’s televised dramatisation of Testament of Youth, for which she received Best Actress awards from the British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award. Campbell has also been a member of the RSC, performing in Adrian Noble’s renowned production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in 1982, for which she was awarded an Olivier Award, and in the RSC's1992-1994 season in a variety of roles. She worked with Peter Hall when he directed an Old Vic production, and in 2003 played Dotty Otley in the National’s revival of Noises Off. She has also received a Regional Theatre Best Actress award for her performance as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. A regular on British TV, she has performed in period pieces like The Mill on the Floss. Her credits also include appearances in dramas, episodic TV and regular series, including Peep Show and Casualty. Her film roles include Jennie Liddell in the 1981 Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire.
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