Doncaster Features: Famous Doncastrian: Margo Gunn
Margo Gunn was born Margaret Gunn on the 8th February 1956, and is an English actress and fully qualified Drama teacher of Drama and Theatre Studies. Wikipedia reports she was born in Doncaster but we understand (thanks Stephen Parkinson) she was born in Scotland and moved to Bessacarr when her father took over the Post Office.
She has appeared as 2 characters in Taggart "Cold Blood" in 1987 as Geraldine Keenan and again in "The Knife Trick" in 2009, as Pippa Harris, a friend of Robbie's and a senior lecturer in criminology. She also played the character Suzanne Harris in the 1993 episode "Instrument of Justice".
Margo has worked as a LAMDA Drama teacher at the Dulwich College and Lancing Preparatory School and at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol University Drama Dept. She also has done work with the Drama department at St Bede's senior school in Hailsham.
Between 2003 and 2005 she was Director of Drama and head of Department at Gateways School near Leeds. She currently works as an Educational Practitioner for the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London.
Margo runs her own drama workshops for children called Active Arts which she runs with Amanda Jordan a home educator and former theatre director.
Recently she started working at Lewes Old Grammar School for Boys as a drama coach.
She has also appeared in New Tricks (2011 End of the Line), Dalziel and Pascoe (2007, Demons on Our Shoulders), Murder Rooms: The White Knight Stratagem (2001), The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (1998), Coronation Street (1998), Wycliffe (1994), Doctor Finlay (1993), The Accidental Golfer (1991), and Badger Girl (1984).
She has also appeared in TV adverts for Lloyds Pharmacy Hayfever Reliever (2009) and Warner Hotels Break from Multitasking (2010) (see below)