Pauline Perpetua Quirke (born 18 July 1959) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Sharon in the comedy series Birds of a Feather, along with her lifelong friend and frequent acting partner Linda Robson and playing Hazel Rhodes, the mother of established character Jackson Walsh, in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. Her character left Emmerdale on 25 January 2012. Pauline grew up in East London with her mother. Pauline began her career as a child actress aged eight with an appearance in Dixon of Dock Green. She has appeared in many movies and TV shows since that time. As a teenager in the 1970s, she hosted three children's TV series: You Must Be Joking (1975), Pauline's Quirkes (1976) and Pauline's People (1978--79) (which also featured Linda Robson).
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