Lill Roughley is an English actress who has appeared on British television since the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Roughley also worked often with Victoria Wood, playing a variety of roles in Wood's various comedy series for the BBC.
Roughley had minor roles in the 1970s and 1980s in programmes including All the Fun of the Fair (1979), Tales of the Unexpected (1979), Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985), Bergerac (1981) and Inspector Morse (1987). She worked with Victoria Wood again in 1989, appearing in four of her six comedy plays for television, and again in 1992's Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast (1992). Also in 1992 she played Alice in the first series of Mulberry. In the following years Roughley appeared in Minder, A Touch of Frost, the film Brassed Off (1996), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996), Dinnerladies (1998) (another collaboration with Victoria Wood), Absolutely Fabulous (in the 2001 episode of the series, called "Small Openings", as the "actress" portraying Edina in the play written by Saffron, based on her own life) and Heartbeat. Roughley played Lorraine Thomson in one episode of Coronation Street, which aired on 17 May 1996.
Roughley is probably best known for playing Ella Dawkins in the sitcom My Hero (2000), from 2000 to 2006.