Caroline Quentin admits she regrets "most" of her 30 year career


'Just rubbish and embarrassing': Caroline Quentin admits she regrets 'most' of her 30 year career

She's one of Britain's most popular TV actresses and has appeared on a host of hit shows over the years.

But Caroline Quentin admits she regrets 'most' of her 30 year career.

The mother-of-two, who leaped to fame in the 90s playing Martin Clunes' long-suffering girlfriend Dorothy, admitted there is only a handful of things she was proud of.

Hopefully she likes this one: Caroline Quentin's new documentary show Cornwall starts on ITV1 this month

Hopefully she likes this one: Caroline Quentin's new documentary show Cornwall starts on ITV1 this month

When asked what she regretted in her career, she told the Guardian: 'Oh God, most of it.

'I hear radio plays
that I did 20 years ago and I can't bear it; I see things on telly that I
made six months ago and I just hate them.

'I could name on one hand the
things that I think are OK; the rest of it is just rubbish and
embarrassing.'

Cult classic: Quentin with Neil Morrissey, Martin Clunes and Leslie Ash in Men Behaving Badly

Cult classic: Quentin with Neil Morrissey, Martin Clunes and Leslie Ash in Men Behaving Badly

Although she doesn't name the show, Quentin admitted she wasn't happy with a programme she made in 2011.

Last year, she filmed the last series of Life Of Riley and presented several shows, including Restoration Home and Passage Through India.

After making her TV debut in police drama The Squad in 1980 when she was 20, it was another 12 years before she hit the big time playing Dorothy alongside Clunes, Neil Morrissey and Leslie Ash in the hit BBC comedy.

Before the show had even finished, she landed a role as investigative journalist Maddy Megellan opposite Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek.

Popular: Quentin in Kiss Me Kate with Chris Langham, Amanda Holden , Darren Boyd and Cliff Parisi

Popular: Quentin in Kiss Me Kate with Chris Langham, Amanda Holden , Darren Boyd and Cliff Parisi

At the same time at Jonathan Creek, in-demand Quentin also starred alongside Amanda Holden and Chris Langham in Kiss Me Kate, a sitcom about a female counsellor.

Then another sitcom came along in 2004, Life Begins, which saw the actress playing a single mother struggling to start over after her husband suddenly leaves her.

Life Begins started strongly with over 10.4million viewers, but by the third and final series, had halved to 5.79million.

Busy Quentin also filmed crime drama Blue Murder at the same time, which ran for six years.

Mystery: Quentin played an investigative journalist alongside Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek for three years in the late 90s

Mystery: Quentin played an investigative journalist alongside Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek for three years in the late 90s