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Thelma Barlow

Thelma Barlow was born on June 19, 1929 in Middlesbrough, North Riding, Yorkshire, England as Thelma Pigott. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) and Dinnerladies (1998). See full bio »
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 2007 Doc Martin (TV Series)
- Nowt So Queer (2007) ... Beth
 2007 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Lady Thaw
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Mrs Beverley
- Last Year's Model (2006) ... Mrs Beverley
 2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Election (2004) ... Old Lady
 2004 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Helen Ashworth
- Stormy Weather (2004) ... Helen Ashworth
 2004 The Royal (TV Series)
- Holding on Tight (2004) ... Ada
 2002 Doctors (TV Series)
Jenny Edwards
- Swing Out Sister (2002) ... Jenny Edwards
 2002 Sweet Charity (TV Short)
 2002 Stig of the Dump (TV Series)
Miss Hardwick
- Undercover (2002) ... Miss Hardwick
 2000 King's Ransom (Short)
 2000 Fat Friends (TV Series)
Mrs. Ashburn
- Fat Chance (2000) ... Mrs. Ashburn
 1998-2000 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
- Toast (2000) ... Dolly
- Gravy (2000) ... Dolly
- Christine (2000) ... Dolly
- Minnellium (1999) ... Dolly
- Christmas (1999) ... Dolly
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Heep
 1999 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Tiffany's Mother
- Dinner at Tiffany's (1999) ... Tiffany's Mother
 1998 Creche Landing (TV Movie) (voice)
 1973 Adam Smith (TV Series)
Mrs. Patterson
- Episode #2.27 (1973) ... Mrs. Patterson
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Doreen Truscott
- Two Tame Oats (1973) ... Doreen Truscott
 1971 The Stalls of Barchester (TV Movie)
Letitia Hayes
 1970 A Stranger on the Hills (TV Mini-Series)
Mistress Fetterlock
- Thieves Discovered (1970) ... Mistress Fetterlock
- Cecily (1970) ... Mistress Fetterlock
- The Lombard (1970) ... Mistress Fetterlock
 1967 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Briggs
- The Dragoon (1967) ... Miss Briggs
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Other Works:

She played Louise Brooks in Janet Munsil's play, "Smoking with Lulu," at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England with Peter Eyre in the cast. See more »


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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[on Coronation Street (1960), 2005] "I used to love the fact that it was so different from the other soaps; it had a lot more humour in it and kindness, but now it's more about who's sleeping with who. I suppose they've had to do it to keep up with the others." See more »


Has two sons, Clive and James


Catchphrase: "I don't really know" (as Coronation Street's, Mavis Wilton)

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