About this artwork

Beattie was born in Bundoran, County Donegal, but was raised in Glasgow. She studied Dramatic Art at the city’s Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). In her final year she won the James Bridie medal. Beattie is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Histories Ensemble’, where her roles have included Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in ‘Henry VI Part II’, and the ‘Duchess of York in Richard III’. However, she is perhaps best known for her television roles which have included the BBC series ‘Casualty’ (1991-3), ITV dramas ‘Taggart’ (1985-2000) and ‘The Bill’ (1990-2003).

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    K.K. DundasScottish (born 1969)
  • title:
    Maureen Beattie, b. 1953. Actor
  • date created:
    2011
  • materials:
    Colour inkjet photograph
  • measurements:
    70.20 x 56.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by the Royal Conservatoire 2012
  • accession number:
    PGP 796.3
  • gallery:
Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Tell us what you think.

K.K. Dundas

K.K. Dundas