Tessa Peake-Jones is an English actress known for her role as Miss Mary Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Raquel in Fools and Horses and Mrs. Chapman in Grantchester.
Tessa Peake-Jones' Early Life & Education
Tessa Peake-Jones was born on 9th May 1957, in Hammersmith, London, England. She was raised by her mother who was a civil servant at the Ministry of Defence. She belongs to white ethnicity and her birth sign Gemini.
Tessa went to Kenmore Park Junior School in Harrow which was near to her mother workplace. At the age of 11, she went to Downer Grammar School, now known as Canons High School. She trained at Central School of Speech and Drama.
Tessa Peake-Jones' Relationship History
62-year-old actress Tessa was married to actor, director, and musician Douglas Hodge, whom she met in the set of Only Fools and Horses' episode Heroes and Villains. The couple had a private marriage ceremony in 1984/1985.
The couple has 2 children from the marriage; their first child Mollie Rose was born in 1991 whereas their second child Charlie Hodge born in 2000.
The couple lived together for more than three decades with their children, however, in 2013, the couple got divorced.
Tessa Peake-Jones' Career
English actress Tessa started her career from television series Fallen Hero in 1978. In her 2nd television show, she played Elizabeth Cowley in 12 episodes of TV series Telford's Change.
Despite the initial roles, she got recognition after her role in Pride and Prejudice and Only Fools and Horses where she played Raquel Turne for 24 episodes.
Only Fools and Horses actress made her movie debut in The Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1983. Later, she worked as an actress in various movies like The Oldest Goose in the Business, Stress, The Lost World, and many more.
Her 2019 works include Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators, The Devil Went Down to Islington and After Louise which is yet to be released.
Tessa Peake-Jones' Net Worth
As of 2019, Tessa Peake-Jones net worth is estimated to be around $3 million which is similar to television journalist Elizabeth Vargas. The main source of her income is from television series.
She charges an average of $60 thousand to $120 thousand for her roles in TV movies and movies.
Likewise, she charges around $20 thousand to $40 thousand for the roles in television series.