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Beryl Bainbridge (1934–2010)

Beryl Bainbridge was born on November 21, 1934 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as Beryl Margaret Bainbridge. She was an actress and writer, known for An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Sweet William (1980) and The Dressmaker (1988). She was married to Austin Davies and Alan Sharp. She died on July 2, 2010 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Sweet William
Sweet William Writer
The Dressmaker
The Fuse
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 1972 Adult Fun
Other woman friend
 1970-1971 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Woman / WRAF Officer / Bar Customer
- Flight Into Yesterday (1971) ... Woman (uncredited)
- No Room for Error (1971) ... Woman (uncredited)
- You Killed Toby Wren (1970) ... Woman (uncredited)
- Survival Code (1970) ... WRAF Officer (uncredited)
- Hear No Evil (1970) ... Woman (uncredited)
 1961 Coronation Street (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1961) ... Ginnie
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Elspeth Walker
- Baker's Dozen (1960) ... Elspeth Walker
 1960 Biggles (TV Series)
 1953 Rookery Nook (TV Movie)
Rhoda Marley
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (9 credits)
 2015 The Fuse (Short) (stageplay by)
 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure (novel)
 1988 The Dressmaker (novel)
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Evensong (1986) ... (writer)
- Home Cooking (1986) ... (writer)
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Journal of Bridget Hitler (1981) ... (play)
 1980 Sweet William (novel) / (screenplay)
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Warrior's Return (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tiptoe Through the Tulips (1976) ... (writer)
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 1978-2010 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
Herself / Herself - Presenter, Literature Award
- 2009 Awards (2010) ... Herself
- The South Bank Show Awards (1997) ... Herself - Presenter, Literature Award
- Coronation Street (1995) ... Herself
- Paganini Superstar (1978) ... Herself
 1982 Friday Night, Saturday Morning (TV Series)
- Episode #6.5 (1982) ... Herself
 1980 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 80 (TV Movie)

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Other Works:

Author of the novel, "Watson's Apology." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Beryl Bainbridge

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In 1976: I am of the firm belief that everybody could write books and I never understand why they don't. After all, everyone speaks. Once the grammar has been learned, it is simply talking on paper and in time learning what not to say. See more »


In addition to writing novels, she was a columnist for the Spectator and the Evening Standard (both UK). See more »


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