Linda Marlowe has worked extensively in the theatre, on television, and on film in a long and distinguished career that has included numerous memorable roles for the RSC, in the West End and since 1999 as a solo performer, with her shows Berkoff’s Women, Diatribe of Love, No Fear!, and Mortal Ladies Possessed.
Linda worked with Steven Berkoff over a twenty-five year span as his leading lady in most of his plays, touring internationally and in London’s West End. Her association with him gave rise to her first solo show, Berkoff’s Women, directed by Josie Lawrence. She then followed it on with two more solo shows, Diatribe of Love and No Fear! All three shows have toured internationally, and in London’s West End, and Off-Broadway. She is now touring her fourth solo show Mortal Ladies Possessed which was performed Off-Broadway in May 2005.
Linda’s West End acting credits include Decadence, The Trial, Metamorphosis, Hamlet, Greek, Coriolanus directed by Steven Berkoff. Too Clever By Half and A Flea in Her Ear directed by Richard Jones at the Old Vic. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Manchester Royal Exchange), A Streetcar Named Desire (Sherman Theatre, Cardiff), Callas directed by Paul Kerryson (Oldham Coliseum). Mrs Venables in Suddenly Last Summer directed by Ralph Koltai (Nottingham Playhouse). For the Royal Shakespeare Company; The Virtuoso and The Theban Triology.
TV credits include Floodtide, The Avengers, The Queens Arms, The Fear, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, The Green Man (with Albert Finney), Lovejoy, Love Hurts, Class Act, Lynda La Plante’s series She’s Out, Silent Witness and Dalziel and Pascoe. Most recently ITV’s popular series Midsomer Murders, the BBC’s Chambers, Spooks and Jekyll and the six-part series Family for LWT.
Film credits include: Big Zapper, Beckett, The Man Outside, Tamlyn, Manifesto, Mr Love, Wasp, The House Of Mirth and most recently Day of the Dead.
In her many television and film appearances she has been lucky to work with actors such as Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Albert Finney and Gillian Anderson.‘Marlowe is in the first division of British actresses’ The New Yorker
‘The great Linda Marlowe achieves an absolutely memorable, deep stillness, in a heart stopping monologue about the horrific torture inflicted as she and her seven sons face death for their faith. It’s a stillness that speaks of faith as a great calm, conquering and subsuming all the evil that humankind can do.’
‘A magnificent, bravura actress with a terrific capacity to project tremendous glamour and heart-wrenching human vulnerability.’
‘Marlowe is a consummate actress; gorgeous to look at, slinky and sexy, sensual and impassioned, breathtakingly versatile. A veritable tour de force.’
The Scotsman, 2007
‘Marlowe’s every emotional sinew is on show in a confessional that puts faith in the front line in a way that suggests God’s hand was blessed with a woman’s touch.’
The Herald, Edinburgh 2007
‘Linda Marlowe plugs straight into your arteries!’