DATE OF BIRTH : 20th March 1961
FAMILY : Daughter of business expert and government policy advisor Sir John Hoskyns.
STUDIED : Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She has also worked with Kenneth Brannagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company.
ON HER REAL LIFE HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE : While researching her role at a London hospital, Tam was mistaken for a real doctor – a nurse asked her to take over trying to resuscitate a man who attempted suicide, ‘The blood rushed to my feet. I looked blank but I did all I could.’ Unfortunately the man died. ‘It was the first time I’d seen a dead body, and I was still thinking about it when I drove to the theatre later. I was involved in a collision, both cars were written off. Fortunately no-one was hurt but I’m lucky to be alive. It made me realise the fine line between life and death.’
TELEVISION CREDITS : Grange Hill; Casualty; Peak Practice; The Naked Actor; Solider Soldier; A Line in the Sand; Teachers
FILM CREDITS : Wimbledon
BOOKS : Appears in ‘CASUALTY : The Inside Story’ by Hilary Kingsley.
DID YOU KNOW?
* Tam has also worked with Alan Ayckbourn in Scarborough.
* Tam is also a keen writer and has written a series of plays.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
* Tam works as an Integrative Psychotherapist at The Recovery Centre in London.