Monica Dolan

Monica Margaret Dolan (born 15 March 1969) is a British actress who has appeared on stage and on television.

Born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama her credits include Agatha Christie's Poirot, Dalziel and Pascoe, Tipping the Velvet (with Rachael Stirling) and Judge John Deed and starred in ITV drama U Be Dead.

Her stage appearances include She Stoops to Conquer, King Lear and The Seagull both with Ian McKellen.

She starred as British serial killer Rosemary West in controversial ITV drama Appropriate Adult in 2011, receiving critical acclaim and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, beating Dame Maggie Smith, Miranda Hart and Anna Chancellor.

Dolan starred as Loretta in Chalet Lines, written by Lee Mattinson, at the Bush Theatre. In 2013, she portrayed twin sisters Meg and Maeve Carter in Call the Midwife. More recently, she appeared in W1A (a four-part follow-up to BBC2's BAFTA-winning comedy seriesTwenty Twelve), as Senior Communications Officer Tracey Pritchard.

Known For


Cast Credits

Strike (2017)
Guest starring as Leonora Quine (2 episodes)
The Witness for the Prosecution (2016)
Starring as Janet McIntyre (2 episodes)
The Casual Vacancy (2015)
Starring as Tess Wall
Wolf Hall (2015)
Guest starring as Alice More (2 episodes)
Catastrophe (2015)
Guest starring as Polly
W1A (2014)
Starring as Tracey Pritchard (15 episodes)
Death in Paradise (2011)
Guest starring as Patricia Lawrence
Appropriate Adult (2011)
Starring as Rose West
DCI Banks (2010)
Guest starring as Maggie Forrest
Occupation (2009)
Starring as Nicky Swift (3 episodes)
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Guest starring as Imogen Stroud