Judith Jacob

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Soap Opera Actress
Date of Birth December 13, 1961
Place of Birth England
Age 58 years old
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Judith Jacob is a British actress best known for her role as the health visitor Carmel Roberts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, a role she played from 1986 to 1989. During her period in Albert Square, her character suffered from severe marital abuse and her husband's attempted murder and eventual separation.

About Judith Jacob

Most famous during the 1980s for playing Carmel Roberts on the popular British soap opera EastEnders, this actress was also a series regular on No Problem! and Angels.

Before Fame

Before beginning her television acting career, she trained at the Anna Scher Theatre in North London, England. In 1976, she made her screen debut in the BBC series Play for Today.


In the early 1980s, she co-founded the Black Theatre Co-op in London, England.

Family Life

Her young daughter, Aisha Jacob, played her niece (Aisha Roberts) on EastEnders.


She and her fellow Anna Scher Theatre trainee, Susan Tully, both went on to act in EastEnders.

Information related to Judith Jacob

  • Alumni of the Anna Scher Theatre School
  • Black British actresses
  • British soap opera actresses
  • 21st-century British actresses
  • 20th-century British actresses
  • British television actresses
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Latest information about Judith Jacob updated on September 22, 2020.

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