|born on||11 July 1960 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )|
|Place||Reigate, England, 51n14, 0w13|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||18°59' 24°04 Asc. 25°50'|
British comedy actress, best known as the long-suffering Dorothy on the British sitcom "Men Behaving Badly," 1992.
Quentin was the youngest of four girls born to Fred Jones, a former RAF pilot, and his wife Kathleen. She attended an all-girls arts boarding school in Hertfordshire, but left when she was 16. According to Quentin, her entire family displayed a dry wit, and they used laughter as a way to communicate. She describes laughter by saying, "it’s a drug and I’m addicted to it. If you can make people laugh, they can’t bully you." Although she had no formal training, she was completely at ease working onstage, and began performing in pantomime in Luton. She went on to be a summer season chorus girl in a local show.
Over the years, she appeared in many drama and comedy series such as "Kiss Me Kate," 1998, "Jonathan Creek," 1997, and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," 1988-96. She did radio spots, voiceovers, videos and standup comedy, and in 1998, she set up Quentin Morrissey Productions in partnership with a former co-star. She is considered the mistress of the raised eyebrow and healthy sneer, primarily aimed at men who come within range, and says this harkens back to her youth when she felt men were ‘alien beings.’ Self-described as extremely shy and socially hopeless, she overcame these difficulties by consciously becoming an extrovert.
Quentin and her former co-stars got together for a Comic Relief special edition of "Men Behaving Badly," which was broadcast on 3/12/1999. During the late ’90s, she discovered that her former agent had embezzled almost half a million pounds from her, but she remains upbeat about the whole affair, refusing to lose sleep over money, and she dreams of someday fulfilling her greatest ambition by dancing professionally.
Her ex-husband Paul Merton, a comedian, proposed to her under Eros in Piccadilly Circus. She has one child, Emily Rose, born in 1999. She appreciates her single life by saying, "I think I would be happy to do it for the rest of my life." She likes to garden and swim, and says she’d be lost without her mobile phone and fax machine.
- spouse relationship with Merton, Paul (born 9 July 1957). Notes: 1990-98
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Began in "Whose Line is it Anyway")
- Work : Begin Major Project 1992 (Began TV series "Men Behaving Badly")
- Family : Change in family responsibilities 1999 (Daughter Emily Rose born)
Kim Farnell quotes her on TV, "The Best of British," on 11/15/2000, given in Transit 1/2001
- Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Comic relief)
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Financial crime victim (Embezzled by agent)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV strongest medium)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy