Belinda Lang (born 23 December 1953)[1] is an English actress, best known in the United Kingdom for her role as Bill Porter in the long running BBC sitcom 2point4 Children (1991–1999).


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Early life[edit]Edit

Lang was born in Marylebone, London, the daughter of actors Jeremy Hawk (1918–2002) and Joan Heal (1922–1998).

In 1988 she married actor Hugh Fraser, with whom she has one daughter, Lily.[2]


Lang is perhaps best known for her starring roles in two 1990s sitcoms - as Bill Porter, alongside Gary Olsen as husband Ben, in the BBC TV comedy 2point4 Children and as Liza Ferrari in Second Thoughts.

After a small part as 'Girl in Bath' in Play for Today in 1980 she appeared in the 1980 miniseries To Serve Them All My Days, following this she had several one off appearances and small parts until she took the role of 'Kate' in both series of the sitcom Dear John (1986–1987).

Following Dear John she played Martha in The Bretts (1987–88) during which she acted alongside her future husband, Hugh Fraser and during the same period also appeared as Sheila Walsh in Bust.

Lang also had a lead part in the television series Inspector Alleyn Mysteries in which she played the artist Agatha Troy between 1990–1994.

In 1991 she took a lead role in 2point4 Children alongside Gary Olsen. The sitcom would run for 8 series until it ended in 1999 due to the illness of Olsen leading to his death in 2000.

In 2000, she appeared as Christine Hamilton in the television film Justice In Wonderland.

Following 2point4 Children Lang has rarely appeared on television, instead taking on more theatre work. She has, however, made guest appearances in several programmes including; playing the ill-fated business woman, Elspeth Inkpen-Thomas in Midsomer Murders, alongside John Nettles and television presenter Quinnie Dorrell in "The Gongoozlers", a 2004 episode of the murder mystery series Rosemary and Thyme.

In 2009 she made a brief return to sitcom, playing Margot in an episode of BBC sitcom My Family.

Television credits[edit]Edit


During recent years Lang has taken on many stage roles. She is part of the cast of the touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners and more recently Ladies in Lavender starring alongside Hayley Mills

She is now a Vice-President of the theatre charity - The Theatrical Guild, having been involved with them for many years. Belinda was Chairman from 2009–11 and continues to help promote them amongst the theatrical profession.

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