Joy Coghill, O.C., is a Canadian actress, director, and writer.
She and Myra Benson founded Canada's first professional touring children's theatre, Holiday Theatre in 1953. In 1994, Coghill founded Western Gold, a theatre company for senior professional actors in Vancouver. She holds honorary degrees from SFU and UBC. She has been married to Jack Thorne since 1955.
Her best-known work is Song of This Place, a play about the Canadian artist Emily Carr. In addition to her writing, Coghill has made guest appearances on Da Vinci's Inquest as Portia Da Vinci.