Jean Heywood (born Jean Murray) was a British actress. Born in Blyth, Northumberland, Heywood appeared in films such as Billy Elliot and Our Day Out. Her TV work included roles in When the Boat Comes In, All Creatures Great and Small, Boys from the Blackstuff, Family Affairs, The Bill and Casualty. In 2005, she starred alongside Richard Briers and Kevin Whately in a drama called Dad on BBC One as part of Comic Relief's Elder Abuse campaign. In 2010 Heywood made a guest appearance in the ITV series Married Single Other.