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Date of Birth: 29 July 1946
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
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Diane Keen (born 29 July 1946) is an English actress.
Keen is possibly best known for her starring roles in the British TV drama Doctors which she has been in since 2003 (starring as Julia Parsons), and in the 1970s comedy series The Cuckoo Waltz and Rings On Their Fingers.
Keen has one daughter, actress Melissa Greenwood, from her marriage with actor Paul Greenwood (whom she married in 1969), star of the 1970s comedy series, Rosie. The marriage ended in divorce in 1979, and a subsequent marriage to producer Neil Zeiger whom she married in 1981 also ended in divorce in 1993.
Keen was a regular on TV during the 1970s and early 1980s, starring in sitcoms such as The Cuckoo Waltz, Rings On Their Fingers, The Shillingbury Tales, Foxy Lady and You Must Be The Husband, and in two runs of a Thames Television children's historical costume drama The Feathered Serpent. She also appeared on The Morecambe and Wise Show and starred as Laura Dickens in the critically-acclaimed spy drama The Sandbaggers. She also starred as Empress Elisabeth of Austria in Fall of Eagles and appeared in the spin-off film of the 1970s detective drama, The Sweeney.
In her early career she appeared full frontal nude in the 1973 British sex comedy, The Sex Thief.
She played Hilda in The Professionals series 1 episode Killer With a Long Arm, in 1978.
In 1980 she appeared as Christina, a widowed restaurant owner, in Series 1 episode The Dessert Song of Minder.
After spending much of the 1980s off screen, apart from a long-running series of advertisements for Nescafé coffee and an appearance in an episode of Taggart, in the next decade she became a regular in the Inspector Wexford series, playing the wife of Wexford's D.I. Roles in Brookside and A Touch of Frost followed.
Keen, has had her main soap role in BBC Birmingham's daytime soap opera Doctors, playing Mill Health Centre practice manager Julia Parsons since 2003. She also played the receptionist at the Feathers Hotel Connelton in Emmerdale Farm in 1972.
- Sweeney! (1977)
- Julia Parsons
- BBC Drama Village
- BBC Birmingham
- She was the second choice to play Doctor Styles in "Doctor Who - Resurrection Of The Daleks", but she refused so the role went to Rula Lenska, according to the DVD.
- Has one daughter with ex-husband Paul - Melissa Greenwood.