Biography

In the 1950s she provided lyrics, sketches, and occasionally acted in revues on London's West End. She was especially successful in her ventures providing lyrics for Madeleine Dring in Airs on a Shoestring (1953), Pay the Piper (1954), and Fresh Airs (1956), all productions of Laurier Lister.

She was once (allegedly) the girlfriend of Peter Sellers, and appeared in The Goon Show episodes Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1954) as Maid Marian and Tales of Montmartre (1956) as Seagoon's love interest, Fifi. Charlotte Mitchell was married to the actor Philip Guard[3] and was the mother of three children, actors Christopher Guard[4] and Dominic Guard[5] and animator and novelist Candy Guard. Charlotte lived in West London during the later part of her life and continued to be active as a poet.

She appeared on BBC Radio with Ian Carmichael in The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter. Carmichael played Gerald C. Potter, mystery writer, while she played Diana, his wife, who, under the pseudonym of Miss Magnolia Badminton, wrote romantic novels. She also played, on radio, the Dowager Duchess (Lord Peter Wimsey's mother) in the radio adaption of Strong Poison that starred Ian Carmichael as Peter Wimsey and the character of Kath Miller in the BBC Radio 2 daily serial Waggoners' Walk. [9] She also featured as Maid Marion in The Goon Show's "Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest"[10] in December 1958. On television, she played Amy Winthrop the housekeeper in The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–74), and Monica Spencer in And Mother Makes Five. Her poetry was published in collections such as "Twelve Burnt Saucepans", "Looking Round Dangerously", "I Want to Go Home" and "Just in Case". These provided the basis of a series of popular programmes on BBC Radio 4 in which she read her own work. Her poetry is often requested and read on the BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please, and one of her poems was chosen by Judi Dench and Michael Williams in their joint BBC Radio 4 programme With Great Pleasure

In the 1950s she provided lyrics, sketches, and occasionally acted in revues on London's West End. She was especially successful in her ventures providing lyrics for Madeleine Dring in Airs on a Shoestring (1953), Pay the Piper (1954), and Fresh Airs (1956), all productions of Laurier Lister.

She was once (allegedly) the girlfriend of Peter Sellers, and appeared in The Goon Show episodes Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1954) as Maid Marian and Tales of Montmartre (1956) as Seagoon's love interest, Fifi. Charlotte Mitchell was married to the actor Philip Guard[3] and was the mother of three children, actors Christopher Guard[4] and Dominic Guard[5] and animator and novelist Candy Guard. Charlotte lived in West London during the later part of her life and continued to be active as a poet.

She appeared on BBC Radio with Ian Carmichael in The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter. Carmichael played Gerald C. Potter, mystery writer, while she played Diana, his wife, who, under the pseudonym of Miss Magnolia Badminton, wrote romantic novels. She also played, on radio, the Dowager Duchess (Lord Peter Wimsey's mother) in the radio adaption of Strong Poison that starred Ian Carmichael as Peter Wimsey and the character of Kath Miller in the BBC Radio 2 daily serial Waggoners' Walk. [9] She also featured as Maid Marion in The Goon Show's "Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest"[10] in December 1958. On television, she played Amy Winthrop the housekeeper in The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–74), and Monica Spencer in And Mother Makes Five. Her poetry was published in collections such as "Twelve Burnt Saucepans", "Looking Round Dangerously", "I Want to Go Home" and "Just in Case". These provided the basis of a series of popular programmes on BBC Radio 4 in which she read her own work. Her poetry is often requested and read on the BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please, and one of her poems was chosen by Judi Dench and Michael Williams in their joint BBC Radio 4 programme With Great Pleasure

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 27

Birthday 1926-07-23

Day of Death 2012-05-02

Place of Birth Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1996 Pond Life (20 episodes)
1992 Heartbeat (4 episodes)
1989 The Paradise Club (1 episode) as Dolly Mellors
1988 The Woman He Loved as Lady Chatfield
1987 Inspector Morse (1 episode)
1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman as Mrs. Tranter
1980 The Gentle Touch (1 episode)
1977 Miss Jones And Son (12 episodes)
1975 In This House of Brede as Mrs. Fraser
1974 Father Brown (1 episode)
1974 ...And Mother Makes Five (26 episodes)
1972 Crown Court (1 episode)
1972 The Adventures of Black Beauty (52 episodes)
1971 Persuasion (5 episodes) as Mrs. Clay
1971 The Blood on Satan's Claw as Ellen Vespers
1968 Never A Cross Word (1 episode)
1968 The Ronnie Barker Playhouse (1 episode)
1967 Not in Front of the Children (37 episodes)
1960 Village of the Damned as Janet Pawle
1956 Lost as Farmer's Wife
1953 Street Corner as Lily Propert
1952 Curtain Up as Daphne Ray
1951 Lady Godiva Rides Again as Lucille
1951 The Man in the White Suit as Mill Girl
1951 Laughter in Paradise as Ethel

Costume & Make-Up

2017 Another Mother's Son Costume Design

Creator

1973 The Kids from 47A Creator

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