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Who Plays Maguire In Grantchester? Meet Tessa Peake-Jones

Mrs. Maguire, the indomitable housekeeper of the vicarage, works tirelessly to maintain order in the chaotic household. She speaks her mind and occasionally gets involved in others’ affairs. The actor Tessa Peake-Jones plays the role in Grantchester. Check out some interesting information about the actress below!

Tessa Peake-Jones as Maguire In Grantchester

Maguire In Grantchester
Source: Grantchester, PBS

Tessa Peake-Jones is an English actress born on May 9, 1957, in London. She was raised in Hammersmith. Tessa attended Kenmore Park Junior School and Canons High School (formerly Downer Grammar School). In 1973, she left school before enrolling at the Central School of Speech and Drama. At the same time, much is known about Peake Jones’ professional career.

Personal Life

Her personal life remains more private. It is not widely discussed that she was once involved with Douglas Hodge – a surprising connection considering their shared involvement in Only Fools and Horses. Unfortunately, they ended their relationship in February 2013 after being together for 27 years. They have two children named Charlie and Molly Rose.

Career And Movies

Peake Jones has had a diverse acting career. But her most famous role is undoubtedly that of Raquel Turner in the beloved sitcom Only Fools and Horses alongside John Challis, Sue Holderness, and Roger Lloyd Pack.  Interestingly enough, Raquel’s debut episode coincided with the Christmas special Dates in 1988, exactly 25 years before The Time of the Doctor aired, where Raquel mentioned her previous small part on Doctor Who about a decade prior.

Peake Jones also had a recurring role as Sue Bond on the BBC soap opera Doctors in 2009 and 2011. In 2019, She showcased her singing talent by performing “Mamma Mia” from the musical Mamma Mia! on ITV’s All-Star Musicals show.

Recently, Tessa Peake-Jones returned to the TV series “Grantchester” in its 8th season. The actress joined the TV series in 2014 with the role of Mrs. Maguire.

What is Tessa Peake-Jones’s Net Worth?

As of now, Tessa Peake-Jones’s net worth is estimated at $3 million.