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Kay Adshead

Kay Adshead (born in Lancashire, England, 10 May 1954) is a poet, playwright, theatremaker, actress and producer. Adshead has worked extensively in television and is particularly notable for her regular appearances with Victoria Wood. Adshead was born in Manchester, moving to Stretford where she was educated at Stretford Girls' Grammar. She was a ... See full bio »
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights Catherine 'Cathy' Earnshaw
Play for Today
Play for Today Hotel Waitress / Linda
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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 2000 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
- Christine (2000) ... Christine
 1997 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Barbara Fletcher (1997-1999)
 1997 Crime Traveller (TV Series)
- A Death in the Family (1997) ... Linda
 1994 Mother's Ruin (TV Series)
Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
 1992 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series)
Sarah / Mrs Meddlicott
- Episode #3.1 (1992) ... Sarah / Mrs Meddlicott
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Keep Fit Instructress
- The Big Sleep (1990) ... Keep Fit Instructress
 1989 Victoria Wood (TV Series)
Lorraine Spence
- Over to Pam (1989) ... Lorraine Spence
 1988-1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Joanna Mancini
- Out to Lunch (1989) ... Joanna Mancini
- Trouble & Strife (1988) ... Joanna Mancini
 1985-1987 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Tracey / Pat / Winnie's Daughter / ...
- Episode #2.7 (1987) ... Tracey / Pat
- Episode #2.6 (1986) ... Winnie's Daughter
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Freda
 1985 Operation Julie (TV Movie)
 1985 Acceptable Levels
 1977-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Hotel Waitress / Linda
- The Kiss of Death (1977) ... Linda
 1982 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
- The Secret Folk (1982) ... Julsca
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She acted in Claire Luckham's play, "Trafford Tanzi," at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Jane Lee and Neil Dickson in the cast. Chris Bond and Ted Clayton was director.


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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