UK Sketch Actresses

Comediennes or actresses who have been in sketch shows.
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“ In "Man Stroke Woman". ” - plwimsett
“ In "Big Train". ” - plwimsett
“ In "Big Train", also in "Little Britain Abroad". ” - plwimsett
“ In "Absolutely". ” - plwimsett
Hattie Jacques
Actress, Sykes
Best known for playing Matron - as in "ooh, Matron!" - in four films: Carry on Nurse, Carry on Doctor, Carry on Again Doctor and, of course Carry on Matron. Key roles included: Grace Short in Carry on Teacher, Sophie Bliss in Carry on Loving and Peggy Hawkins in Carry on Cabby. She was married to John Le Mesurier (Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army)...
“ In "Carry On..." sketches and "Beachcomber". ” - plwimsett
“ In "KYTV". ” - plwimsett
Susie Blake
Blake trained at the Arts Educational School and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She is the granddaughter of the actress Annette Mills and a grand-niece of the actor Sir John Mills. Actresses Hayley and Juliet Mills are Blake's first cousins once-removed. Blake has appeared regularly...
“ In "Victoria Wood, As Seen On TV", more monologue than sketches. ” - plwimsett
Josephine Tewson
An English stage and television actress. She is best known for her roles in British television sitcoms, such as Elizabeth in Keeping Up Appearances (1990-95) and Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine (2003-10). Tewson was born in Hampstead, London, England in 1931. Her father, William, was a professional musician and played the double bass in the BBC Symphony Orchestra; her mother...
“ In "Two Ronnies" and "Frost Report". Played all six of Henry VIII's wives. ” - plwimsett
June Whitfield
June Whitfield has had a long and successful career that has included musical theatre, films and numerous radio and television performances. Her mother was into amateur dramatics and June had elocution and dancing lessons from an early age. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked in theatre...
“ Must be included-the comic's tart. ” - plwimsett
Carol Cleveland
Born in England, Carol moved to the United States as a youngster after her mother remarried a man in the U.S. Air Force. She attended grammar school in San Antonio, Texas, then John Marshall Junior High and Pasadena High School both in Pasadena, California. She returned to London in 1960 and soon began her film career.
“ Known as the Seventh Python, also appeared in Two Ronnies ” - plwimsett
“ As well as in Monty Python, she was also in the Bookshop sketch for Amnesty (originally featuring Marty Feldman) ” - plwimsett
Joan Sims
The First Lady of Carry On, was born Irene Joan Marion Sims on 9 May 1930. The daughter of an Essex railway station master, Joan was interested in pursuing show-business, and soon became a familiar face in a growing number of amateur productions. In 1946, Joan first applied to RADA, her audition was unsuccessful...
“ In several Carry On sketches, and sketch shows According to Dora and The Dick Emery Show. ” - plwimsett
Jane Leeves
Actress, Frasier
Jane Leeves has made her mark in the entertainment world, acting in television, theater and film over the past 20 years. Leeves stars in the Emmy® Award-winning TV Land series, Hot in Cleveland, which in 2011 was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series...
“ One of the Angels on the Benny Hill Show. ” - plwimsett
Patricia Routledge
In the 1990s, Patricia found UK TV fame as Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) in the hit comedy series "Keeping Up Appearances" (1990), in which she played a middle-class woman who was always putting on airs and graces in order to ingratiate herself with the right people. This was followed by the series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates in which she played a retired northern housewife turned private eye.
“ Kitty in "Victoria Wood As Seen On TV". ” - plwimsett
“ Appeared in Pre-Python show "At Last The 1948 Show" and Pre-Goodies show "Broaden Your Mind". She also was on radio shows "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again", "The Burkiss Way" and "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" (the latter not a sketch show). ” - plwimsett
“ The daft blonde in "At Last The 1948 Show". ” - plwimsett