Jaye Griffiths - Biography

Tending to patients on Holby City, Casualty and Doctors
Jaye Griffiths probably knows almost as much about medical issues as many real life physicians. The pretty actress appeared in Casualty and Holby City, before landing the role of Dr Elizabeth Croft in Doctors. Her acting experience isn\'t limited to tending patients, though, as she has also enjoyed a critically acclaimed theatre career, as well as high-profile roles in The Bill and Drop The Dead Donkey. Other small screen credits include The Buddha Of Suburbia, Love Hurts and The Deputy.

Lives in: Burnley, Lancaster


Horoscope : Capricorn

Who is Jaye Griffiths?

Jaye Griffiths is a stage, television and voice-over actress from the UK. She was born on 24 September 1963 and was trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has since starred in BBC favourites Casualty, Silent Witness, Bugs and Doctor Who. She lives in Burnley, Lancaster.

Television Career

Jaye\'s first break in TV came in 1995 where she was cast as crime-fighting expert Ros in action/adventure/sci-fi show Bugs. The show ran for four seasons, coming to a close in 1999. It has since accumulated something of a cult-following for its low production value in the early days.

Since Bugs, Jaye has kept incredibly busy across the BBC, ITV and more recently Netflix. Over the years she has been seen tending to patients in medical dramas including Casualty and Holby City. Fans will know her best as Dr Elizabeth Croft in BBC\'s Doctors, or alternatively as Elle Gardner in Casualty.

Medical TV aside, her credits extend to international hits The Bill, Skins, Sherlock, Coronation Street, Eastenders and Doctor Who, where she starred alongside Peter Capaldi in 2015.

Stage Career

Alongside her lengthy television CV, Jaye is no stranger to the stage. She has a passion for Shakespeare, with appearances as Portia in Julius Caesar, Titania in A Midsummer Night\'s Dream and Emilia in Othello during the 00s. In 2014 she opened a one-woman stage show in New York\'s Broadway, Nihal.

Criticism

In an interview with the Daily Mirror in 2017, Jaye expressed her criticism of the TV and film industries for their continued failure to cast middle-aged women. She explained: \"No one cares because we are not seen as having an effect on society. We actually are politically active, solvent beyond belief, we have power but no one cares. We are so invisible.\" Her views mirror those of Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Amanda Redman. 

Private Life

Jaye largely keeps her private life out of the public eye, having no social media presence. She is married to husband Paul Bezodis, with whom she shares two dogs, Peggy (a blue-and-white whippet) and Rodney, a lurcher. Dogs play a large part in her life, so much so that she is an Honorary Friend of the Forever Hounds Trust, a charity that rescues and cares for unwanted, abused and abandoned greyhounds, lurchers and sighthounds.