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Kika Markham

Full / Real Name: Erika S.L. Markham
Gender: Female

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Kika Markham (born 1940) is an English actress best known to international audiences for her starring role as Lois Selfridge, Harry's stoic and supportive mother who accompanies the family to London and has always pushed Harry to follow his dreams and challenged him not to give up, in the period drama television series Mr Selfridge.

Markham is the daughter of actor David Markham and writer Olive Dehn. Her extensive list of television credits include Masterpiece films The Forsyte Saga, Edward and Mrs. Simpson, Bramwell, The Woman in White, and Hercule Poirot Series III: The Double Clue.

Markham also appeared alongside Jim Broadbent (Any Human Heart) in Tom Hooper's, Longford (2007), alongside Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) in The Line of Beauty (2006), and in PBS' Call the Midwife.

A veteran of the stage, Markham won rave reviews for her 2010 starring turn in the Royal Court Theatre production of Tribes; other roles include The Seagull, Homebody/Kabul, The Vagina Monologues, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra and many more.

Until his death in 2010, Markham was married to fellow actor, stage veteran and political activist Corin Redgrave, of the Redgrave English theatrical dynasty.


Television Roles

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Character

Mother Jesu

Sheila Woodley

Lois Selfridge

Lois Selfridge

Lois Selfridge

Lois Selfridge

Mary Griffith

Maria Korachevsky

Corrine Payne

Ann Hardingham


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