Naomi Bentley is an English actress best known for her role as WPC Maria 'Janet' Jackson in the television drama series Dalziel and Pascoe, from 2005-2006.
Bentley graduated from a three-year acting course at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in 2004 and has since been in demand for film, theatre and TV roles.
She made her 2004 TV debut in an episode of Holby City, followed by an appearance in Blue Murder, in which she played a receptionist. Other early appearances included a leading role in the drama Burn at the National Theatre, playing Martha in Martha Loves Michael at the Edinburgh Fringe and the role of Leah in Beautiful Thing at the Sound Theatre.
Bentley's other TV and film roles since 2004 have included WPC Maria Jackson in Dalziel and Pascoe, Leonilda in Casanova, Rachel in Grownups and Shelley in the Channel 4 film The Mark of Cain. The second season of Primeval, in which Bentley played a leading role, was shown on ITV in March and April 2008.
She starred in BBC One comedy drama Mutual Friends alongside Marc Warren, Keeley Hawes, Sarah Alexander and Alexander Armstrong. She also played medical student Holly Farr in Silent Witness in 2008.
She appeared as Mina in the Jonathan Creek 2009 Christmas Special and starred in the BBC 3 series White Van Man.
In 2013 she starred in Great Night Out and had a recurring role in the sitcom Miranda.