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Avril Angers (1918–2005)

Avril Angers was one of Britain's finest comedy actresses. Once dubbed Britain's answer to Lucille Ball she was a great exponent of revue, musicals, cabaret and TV and film comedy. Born in Liverpool, Angers' long and successful career in show-business began in variety. Her father was the comedian Harry Angers and her mother was Lillian Errol, a ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 87) in London, England, UK

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Filmography

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 1994 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Diane Parry
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Diane Parry
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Diane Parry
 1992 The Tomorrow People (TV Series)
Mrs. Hawthorne
- The Origin Story: Part 4 (1992) ... Mrs. Hawthorne
 1978-1990 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Molly Shadwell / Miss Dooley
- A Friend for Life (1990) ... Molly Shadwell
- Pups, Pigs and Pickle (1978) ... Miss Dooley
 1989 Victoria Wood (TV Series)
Mim
- Val De Ree (Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha) (1989) ... Mim
 1987 Rude Health (TV Series)
Sister Bounty
- Nurse Aid (1987) ... Sister Bounty
 1986 C.A.B. (TV Series)
Ma Mossop
- A World in Tatters (1986) ... Ma Mossop
- Mystery at Ma Mossop's (1986) ... Ma Mossop
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Edna
- Tranmere Dan and Tokyo Joe (1986) ... Edna
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
 1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #3.7 (1985) ... Various
- Episode #3.5 (1985) ... Various
- Episode #3.1 (1985) ... Various
 1984 Tripper's Day (TV Series)
Ada
- Alarms and Diversions (1984) ... Ada
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Mrs. Knight
- The Birdman of Wormwood Scrubs (1982) ... Mrs. Knight
 1981 Smuggler (TV Series)
Nan
- In at the Death (1981) ... Nan
 1980 Just Liz (TV Series)
Jessie Worth
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Jessie Worth
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Jessie Worth
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Jessie Worth
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Jessie Worth
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Jessie Worth
 1980 Time of My Life (TV Series)
Alice
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Alice
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Alice
 1979 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
Edna Comlozi
- Mrs. Slocombe, Senior Person (1979) ... Edna Comlozi
 1977 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Ma
- Clunk Click (1977) ... Ma
- Who's a Pretty Baby? (1977) ... Ma
- Sink or Swim (1977) ... Ma
- Money, Money, Money (1977) ... Ma
- A Chip Off the Old Block (1977) ... Ma
 1977 No Appointment Necessary (TV Series)
Beryl Armitage
- Shampoo and Set, and Shave! (1977) ... Beryl Armitage
- Like Father, Like Son (1977) ... Beryl Armitage
- An Offer You Can't Refuse (1977) ... Beryl Armitage
- Publish and Be Damned (1977) ... Beryl Armitage
- The French Connexion (1977) ... Beryl Armitage
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
Second Clerk
- All Pools Day (1975) ... Second Clerk
 1975 And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
Middle-aged wife
- Goodbye Mr. Turnbull (1975) ... Middle-aged wife
 1974 Gollocks! There's Plenty of Room in New Zealand (Short)
Mrs. Armstrong
 1974 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Receptionist
- Where's Beryl? (1974) ... Receptionist
 1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Woman
- The Millionairess (1972) ... Woman
 1971 Cry of the Penguins
Fanny
 1971 The More We Are Together (TV Series)
Doris Tingle
- Don't Invite Crime (1971) ... Doris Tingle
- Two Singles to Paradise (1971) ... Doris Tingle
- Crumpet Voluntary (1971) ... Doris Tingle
- I Love Little Pussy (1971) ... Doris Tingle
- Baby Vanishes (1971) ... Doris Tingle
 1970 There's a Girl in My Soup
English Tourist
 1969-1970 Dad's Army (TV Series)
the Telephone Operator
- Put That Light Out! (1970) ... the Telephone Operator
- The Lion Has 'Phones (1969) ... the Telephone Operator
 1970 Two a Penny
Mrs. Burry
 1969 Staircase
Miss Ricard
 1969 The Best House in London
Flora's Mother
 1967 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #6.3 (1967)
 1967 Three Bites of the Apple
Gladys Tomlinson
 1965 Devils of Darkness
Midge
 1965 Be My Guest
Mrs. Pucil
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series)
Alicia Woodall
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... Alicia Woodall
 1960-1961 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Norah Dawson
- Episode #1.9 (1961) ... Norah Dawson
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Norah Dawson
 1960 Our House (TV Series)
 1960 Fred Emney Picks a Pop (TV Movie)
Miss Plunkett
 1959 All Aboard (TV Series)
Joan Harrison, stewardess
- Episode dated 21 March 1959 (1959) ... Joan Harrison, stewardess
 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Light Fingers
Miss Manley
 1956 The Green Man
Marigold
 1956 The Charlie Farnsbarns Show (TV Series)
 1956 Before Your Very Eyes (TV Series)
- Episode #4.6 (1956)
 1956 Blonde Bait
Bessie
 1956 Bond of Fear
Hiker
 1956 Women Without Men
Bessie
 1954 Dear Dotty (TV Series)
Dotty Binns
 1954 Friends and Neighbours (TV Series)
Maisie Honeybee
 1954 Don't Blame the Stork
Renee O'Connor
 1950 Miss Pilgrim's Progress
First Factory Girl
 1949 Skimpy in the Navy
Sheila
 1949 How Do You View? (TV Series)
Rosie Lee (1950-1, 1953)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She performed in Leslie Henson's revue, "Leslie Henson's Gaieties," at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Hermione Baddeley, Leslie Henson, Walter Crisham, Prudence Hyman, Carroll Gibbons and Orchestra, Terence Delany, Decima Knight, Guy Fane, Gerry Fitzgerald, Joan Alexis, Molly Gay, and Freddie Carpenter's Gaiety ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think I was the first glamorous British comedienne - I had blonde hair and not bad legs. I wasn't like the eccentric Nellie Wallace but being glamorous made it harder. You had to time the gags perfectly See more »

Trivia:

In 1949 she announced her engagement to actor Barry Wicks, only to declare, nearly two years later, while in a summer show at Bexhill-on-Sea, that she was "too busy" for marriage. She never married and was survived by two brothers. See more »

Nickname:

The "Lucille Ball" of the United Kingdom.

Star Sign:

Aries

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