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Romy Baskerville was born in Essex and trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
She first appeared on television in 1978 as a jury foreman in the Granada Television series Crown Court but in the interim appears to have concentrated mostly on stage work rather than television with The Threepenny Opera, The Ruling Class, Equus, The Hostage, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Night Must Fall, Bingo and The Tempest, and radio work with various plays and adaptations including Naked In The Sun, Marriage Blanc, Pere Goriot and Hulme Stories.
She first appeared in Coronation Street in August 1989 as the Secretary of council boss Peter Reynolds and returned to the programme in June 1990 as Sue Jeffers, headmistress of Weatherfield Comprehensive where Derek Wilton worked for a time as assistant caretaker and where Ken Barlow returned to the teaching profession. She appeared intermittently every year until March 1997.
Her subsequent roles were prolific and included parts in Emmerdale, Peak Practice and Waking the Dead.