Biography

British character actress (NOT the gossip columnist) best known for TV's THE ROYLE FAMILY (1998-2006). She also had recurring roles on such series as EMMERDALE (1975), I DIDN'T KNOW YOU CARED (1975-79), THE ALL ELECTRIC AMUSEMENT ARCADE (1983), NOW AND THEN (1983), ONE BY ONE (1984), MANN'S BEST FRIENDS (1985), VALENTINE PARK (1987-88), CLUEDOC (1993), THE VICAR OF DIBLEY (1994-96), 2POINT4 CHILDREN (1991-99), THE QUEEN'S NOSE (1996-99), and LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD (2008).

British character actress (NOT the gossip columnist) best known for TV's THE ROYLE FAMILY (1998-2006). She also had recurring roles on such series as EMMERDALE (1975), I DIDN'T KNOW YOU CARED (1975-79), THE ALL ELECTRIC AMUSEMENT ARCADE (1983), NOW AND THEN (1983), ONE BY ONE (1984), MANN'S BEST FRIENDS (1985), VALENTINE PARK (1987-88), CLUEDOC (1993), THE VICAR OF DIBLEY (1994-96), 2POINT4 CHILDREN (1991-99), THE QUEEN'S NOSE (1996-99), and LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD (2008).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 79

Birthday 1921-12-11

Day of Death 2016-12-24

Place of Birth Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 City of Ember as Granny
2008 Flick as Ma
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford (40 episodes)
2007 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades as Delfina
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Herself (1 episode) as Himself
2005 Keeping Mum as Mrs. Parker
2005 Oliver Twist as Old Woman
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit as Mrs. Mulch (voice)
2005 Dead Cool as Liz
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Grandma Georgina
2004 The Paul O'Grady Show (2 episodes)
2004 Imperium: Nero as Soothsayer (2 episodes) as Sacrilega
2003 Between The Sheets (6 episodes)
2002 A Good Thief as Lizzie
2002 V Graham Norton (1 episode)
2000 Donovan Quick as Granny
2000 A Christmas Carol as Joyce
1999 A Christmas Carol as Mrs Dilber
1999 Oliver Twist (4 episodes) as Sally
1999 It's Only TV But I Like It (1 episode)
1999 Tom's Midnight Garden as Mrs Willows
1999 Alice in Wonderland as Miss Lory
1999 Tube Tales as Old Lady (segment "Horny")
1998 The Canterbury Tales as The Hag (voice)
1998 The Royle Family (19 episodes) as Norma 'Nana' Speakman
1998 So Graham Norton (1 episode)
1998 The Revengers' Comedies as Winnie
1997 Keep the Aspidistra Flying as Mrs Meakin
1997 Trial & Retribution (2 episodes)
1996 Secrets & Lies as Woman with cat
1995 Crapston Villas (20 episodes) as Delia (voice)
1994 The Vicar of Dibley (18 episodes) as Letitia Cropley
1994 Doggin' Around as Mrs. Thompson
1994 Pirates (18 episodes) as Gran
1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (6 episodes) as Harriet
1993 Shooting Stars (1 episode)
1993 Piccolo grande amore
1992 Dakota Road as Joan Benson
1991 Nona
1991 Bottom (1 episode)
1991 2point4 children (10 episodes) as Bette (1 episode) as Auntie Belle
1990 Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music as Herself
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover as Grace
1989 Apartment Zero as Mary Louise McKinney
1989 Young Charlie Chaplin (1 episode)
1988 We Think the World of You as Millie
1988 High Spirits as Mrs. Plunkett
1988 Jake's Journey as Witch
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Tillie
1986 Harem as Mrs. Pendleton
1986 Lovejoy (1 episode)
1984 A Christmas Carol as Mrs. Dilber
1984 A Private Function as Joyce's Mother
1984 The Bill (3 episodes)
1983 Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (1 episode)
1983 Now And Then (13 episodes)
1983 Separate Tables as Miss Meacham
1982 Mike Leigh: Making Plays as (Archive Material)
1982 Britannia Hospital as Maisie
1982 Wogan (1 episode)
1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman as Mrs. Fairley
1980 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End as Lady Phillipa of Staines
1979 Agatha as Flora
1978 An Audience with... (2 episodes) as Herself
1977 Nicholas Nickleby (2 episodes)
1977 Spend Spend Spend as Keith's Granny
1976 It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
1975 I Didn't Know You Cared (27 episodes) as Annie Brandon
1975 The Sweeney (1 episode)
1974 Taking Leave
1974 Within These Walls (2 episodes)
1973 Last of the Summer Wine (1 episode) as Housekeeper
1973 Jack Point as Mrs. Matthews
1973 Hard Labour as Mrs Thornley
1972 Crown Court (2 episodes)
1971 Bleak Moments as Pat's Mother
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1969 In Loving Memory (36 episodes)

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