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Joan Bogle Hickson, OBE (5 August 1906 – 17 October 1998) was an English actress of theatre, film and television. She was known for her role as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple in the television series Miss Marple. As well as portraying Miss Marple on television, Hickson also narrated a number of Miss Marple stories on audio books.

Born in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Hickson was a daughter of Edith Mary (née Bogle) and Alfred Harold Hickson, a shoe manufacturer. Boarding at Oldfield School at Swanage in Dorset she went on to train at RADA in London. Making her stage debut in 1927, she worked for several years throughout the United Kingdom and achieved success playing comedic, often eccentric characters in London's West End, including the role of the cockney maid Ida in the original production of See How They Run, at the Q Theatre in 1944, and then at the Comedy Theatre in January 1945.

She made her first film appearance in 1934. The numerous supporting roles of her career included several Carry On films including Sister in Carry On Nurse and Mrs May in Carry On Constable.

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Joan Bogle Hickson, OBE (5 August 1906 – 17 October 1998) was an English actress of theatre, film and television. She was known for her role as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple in the television series Miss Marple. As well as portraying Miss Marple on television, Hickson also narrated a number of Miss Marple stories on audio books.

Born in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Hickson was a daughter of Edith Mary (née Bogle) and Alfred Harold Hickson, a shoe manufacturer. Boarding at Oldfield School at Swanage in Dorset she went on to train at RADA in London. Making her stage debut in 1927, she worked for several years throughout the United Kingdom and achieved success playing comedic, often eccentric characters in London's West End, including the role of the cockney maid Ida in the original production of See How They Run, at the Q Theatre in 1944, and then at the Comedy Theatre in January 1945.

She made her first film appearance in 1934. The numerous supporting roles of her career included several Carry On films including Sister in Carry On Nurse and Mrs May in Carry On Constable.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 102

Birthday 1906-08-05

Day of Death 1998-10-17

Place of Birth Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Джоан Хиксон
  • Joan Hickson (I)
  • Miss M
  • Joan Bogle Hickson

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2004 Poor Little Rich Girls (7 episodes)
1993 Century as Mrs. Whitweather
1992 Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side as Miss Marple
1991 Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors as Miss Marple
1989 Miss Marple A Caribbean Mystery as Miss Marple
1987 Miss Marple: 4.50 from Paddington as Miss Jane Marple
1987 Miss Marple: Nemesis (2 episodes) as Miss Jane Marple
1987 Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (2 episodes) as Miss Jane Marple
1987 Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (2 episodes) as Miss Jane Marple
1986 Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage as Miss Marple
1986 Clockwise as Mrs. Trellis
1985 Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye (2 episodes) as Miss Jane Marple
1985 Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (3 episodes) as Miss Jane Marple
1985 Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (2 episodes) as Miss Marple
1984 Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (3 episodes) as Miss Marple
1983 The Wicked Lady as Aunt Agatha
1981 Great Expectations (13 episodes) as Miss Havisham
1980 The Taming of the Shrew as Widow
1980 Lady Killers (1 episode)
1980 The Gentle Touch (1 episode)
1980 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? as Mrs. Rivington
1979 Yanks as Mrs. Moody
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (1 episode)
1976 Tiptoe Through the Tulips as Mother
1976 Baby Sitters
1976 On the Tiles
1976 The Big Kick
1976 Double Trouble
1976 Wedding Bells
1976 Monkey Tricks
1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing as Mrs Gibbons
1974 South Riding
1974 Good Girl (6 episodes)
1974 Within These Walls (1 episode)
1974 Confessions of a Window Cleaner as Mrs. Radlett
1973 Carry On Girls as Mrs. Dukes
1973 Theatre of Blood as Mrs. Sprout
1973 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (2 episodes)
1972 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg as Grace
1971 Budgie (1 episode)
1971 Friends as Lady in Bookstore
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1970 Carry On Loving as Mrs Grubb
1966 Mystery and Imagination (1 episode)
1963 Our Man At St Mark's (46 episodes)
1963 Heavens Above! as Housewife
1963 Nurse on Wheels as Mrs. Wood
1962 In the Doghouse as Miss Gibbs
1961 Raising the Wind as Mrs. Bostwick
1961 Carry On Regardless as Matron
1961 Murder She Said as Mrs. Kidder
1961 His and Hers as Phoebe
1960 No Kidding as Cook
1960 Barnaby Rudge (9 episodes)
1960 Doctor in Love
1960 Carry On Constable as Mrs. May
1959 Please Turn Over as Saleswoman
1959 Upstairs and Downstairs as Rosemary
1959 No Hiding Place (1 episode)
1959 The 39 Steps as Miss Dobson
1959 Carry On Nurse as Matron
1958 Chain of Events as Barmaid
1958 Law and Disorder as Aunt Florence
1957 No Time for Tears as Sister Duckworth
1957 Carry on Admiral as Mother
1956 Child in the House as Cook
1956 The Last Man to Hang? as Mrs. Prynne
1956 Port of Escape as Rosalie Watchett
1956 Lost as Chemist
1956 The Extra Day as Mrs. West
1955 A Time to Kill as Miss Edinger
1955 Value for Money as Mrs. Perkins
1955 As Long as They're Happy as Barmaid
1955 Doctor at Sea
1954 Mad About Men as Mrs. Forster
1954 To Dorothy, a Son as Pub Landlady
1954 Dance Little Lady as Mrs. Matthews
1954 What Every Woman Wants as Polly Ann
1954 The House Across the Lake as Mrs. Hardcastle
1954 Doctor in the House as Mrs. Groaker
1954 The Million Pound Note as Maggie
1953 Rough Shoot as Station Announcer
1953 Deadly Nightshade as Mrs. Fenton
1952 The Frightened Bride as The Waitress
1952 Curtain Up as Harry's Landlady
1952 The Card as Mrs. Codleyn
1952 Hindle Wakes as Mrs Hawthorn
1951 High Treason as Mrs. Ellis
1951 The Magic Box as Mrs Stukely
1950 Seven Days to Noon as Mrs. Emily Georgina Peckett
1950 The Magnet as Mrs Ward
1949 Marry Me as Mrs. Pearson
1949 Celia: The Sinister Affair of Poor Aunt Nora as Emily Haldane
1948 The Guinea Pig as Mrs. Read
1948 Bond Street as Seamstress
1947 Just William's Luck as Mrs. Lane
1946 I See a Dark Stranger as Hotel Manageress
1945 The Rake's Progress as Miss Parker
1944 Don't Take It to Heart as Mrs. Pike
1941 Freedom Radio as Katie
1937 Love from a Stranger as Emmy
1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles as Effie

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