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Trudie Goodwin (born 13th November 1951) is an English actress best known for playing Sergeant June Ackland in the high-profile British television police drama The Bill from 1984 to 2007. Goodwin portrayed Sharma family matriarch Georgia Sharma in Emmerdale, appearing for short stints between 2011 and 2015.


Goodwin had appeared in The Bill since its pilot, "Woodentop", which was part of the storyboard plays for Thames TV in 1983. However, in February 2006, Goodwin announced she would be leaving the serial drama at the end of the year. She also took a sabbatical from the show lasting several months in 2005 in order to pursue other interests which included charity work in Nigeria with CBM. Her last episodes aired in March 2007, making her not only the longest-serving member of The Bill cast in the programme's history, but also a world record-holder as the longest-serving actor to portray a police character, beaten by one year by PC Tony Stamp, who got 25 years from 1984 to 2009. Goodwin also appeared on an episode of Heartbeat in July 2007.

Personal life

Goodwin has been married to Kit Jackson since 1979, they have 2 daughters together Jessica (born 1982) and the other being Elly Jackson (born 1988), the only member of English electropop band La Roux.