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Rosie Cartwright

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Vanessa Hehir as Rosie Cartwright



First Episode

Hunter's Moon

Last Episode

Love Story


Jake Cartwright (father)

Luke Cartwright (brother)

Matt Cartwright (brother)


PC Phil Bellamy (dated)

Jamie Finn (boyfriend, separated)

Fergus (boyfriend, separated)

Mick MacDonald (boyfriend, separated)

Rosemary "Rosie" Anne Cartwright (presumed dead), played by Vanessa Hehir. Appeared in 71 episodes from 2004 - 2007.


Mechanic, who worked for Bernie Scripps at the Aidensfield Garage. Bernie was the only person who called her "Rosemary"; to everyone else she was "Rosie". Rosie lived on a farm with her father and two brothers, though her family life was rarely touched upon. She was unlucky in love despite her looks, a vet - Fergus, had to move away to Birmingham to look after his dying father, and yet another, a motorcycling vicar, leaving to start a mission in India. PC Geoff Younger also displayed a keenness for Rosie, which was generally not reciprocated (there were signs towards the end of the first part of Series Sixteen that this might change, but Rosie's departure prevented this storyline from developing further). It was also suggested on occasion that David Stockwell had a crush on her. In the Series Seventeen episode "Love Story", the vicar (Jamie Finn) returned. He tried to persuade Rosie to join him in India, but Rosie turned down the proposal and instead left Aidensfield to go travelling with two Australian sheep shearers. This was initially meant to be only a temporary absence, but she later informed Bernie by letter that she would not be returning. Rosie wound up in Queensland with one of the shearers (Mick MacDonald) but went missing after the two separated. After no word had been heard from Rosie for several weeks, PC Mason and DS Dawson were dispatched to Australia to mount a search (accompanied by Nurse Carol Cassidy who was making a simultaneous search for her long lost brother). This storyline covered two episodes based in Australia; "Thursday's Children" and "The Middle of Somewhere". Mason and Dawson eventually discovered that Rosie had been kidnapped by a man living in the outback who had kept several women in small cages and left them to die. Rosie's body was not found but her mutilated passport picture suggested that she had met an unpleasant end.

From itv.com[]

Rosie is a mechanic who works for Bernie at the garage.

Brought up on a farm by her father and three elder brothers, Rosie is unnervingly honest and direct.

Until now she has been more interested in motors than in boys, but after a small crush on Bellamy, and a brief courtship with a travelling biker who turned out to be a vicar, that's changing. Some visitors to the village from a far off country turn her head in the new series. Will she be around for much longer? Don't count on it.

PC Younger has a crush on her, but until recently Rosie thought it kindest to ignore it and treat him like a friend.

Her relationship with Bernie can be sparky, but she understands that he's not going to change much, and will usually defer to him.

Rosie dislikes Peggy, and tries to dissuade David from being drawn into her schemes. There are big changes ahead for Rosie in the remainder of series 16.


Aidensfield "village bobbies" 

PC Robert " Rob " Walker

PC Joe Mason

Ashfordly Police sergeants

Sgt George Miller

Other Ashfordly police

PC Alfred "Alf" Ventress

PC Philip " Phil " Montgomery Bellamy

PC Geoffrey " Geoff " Younger

Medical staff

Aidensfield doctors

Dr Helen Walker

Other medical staff

Nurse Carol Cassidy

Dr Chris Oakley

Aidensfield Arms staff

Georgina " Gina " Ward

Oscar Blaketon

"LLoveable rogue " lineage

Vernon Scripps

Peggy Armstrong

Aidensfield Garage staff

Bernard " Bernie " Scripps

David Stockwell

Other regular characters

Lord Ashfordly

Debbie Black


  • In the episode "The Middle of Somewhere", Rosie's passport is seen. It reveals that her middle name is Anne and her birthdate is 4th August 1950.