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Brenda Bruce (1918–1996)

Brenda Bruce was born on July 7, 1918 in Manchester, England. She was an actress, known for Peeping Tom (1960), All Creatures Great and Small (1975) and Macbeth (1983). She was married to Clement McCallin and Roy Rich. She died on February 19, 1996 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 77) in London, England, UK

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 1996 The Vet (TV Series)
Kath Paley
- Stormy Weather (1996) ... Kath Paley
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Grandmother
- The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd (1995) ... Grandmother
 1994-1995 Men of the World (TV Series)
Mrs Daff
- Farewell My Lovely (1995) ... Mrs Daff
- Stolen Kiss (1995) ... Mrs Daff
- Happy Birthday Kendle (1995) ... Mrs Daff
- The Walking Wounded (1995) ... Mrs Daff
- The Girl I Love (1995) ... Mrs Daff
 1993 Harnessing Peacocks (TV Movie)
Amy Tremayne
 1993 Casualty (TV Series)
Carrie Springett
- The Final Word (1993) ... Carrie Springett
 1993 Riders (TV Movie)
Granny Maxwell
 1993 Splitting Heirs
Mrs. Bullock
 1993 The Riff Raff Element (TV Series)
Granny Grogan
 1992 Growing Rich (TV Movie)
Mrs. Baker
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Nurse
- Romeo and Juliet (1992) ... Nurse (voice)
 1992 Growing Rich (TV Series)
Mrs. Baker
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Mrs. Baker
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Mrs. Baker
 1992 Goodbye Cruel World (TV Mini-Series)
Marjory
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Marjory
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Marjory
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Marjory
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Sarah
- Finding Sarah (1991) ... Sarah
 1991 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Beryl
- Keeping Mum (1991) ... Beryl
 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mrs. Jaglom
- Bin Diving (1991) ... Mrs. Jaglom
 1991 December Bride
Martha Gilmartin
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Therapist
- Antonia and Jane (1990) ... Therapist
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Old woman
- Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1990) ... Old woman
 1986-1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Maisie / June Swift
- Circles of Deceit (1990) ... Maisie
- Time After Time (1986) ... June Swift
 1990 Bergerac (TV Series)
Karen Markham
- In Love and War (1990) ... Karen Markham
 1989 Hard Cases (TV Series)
Mrs. Pearce
- Episode #2.7 (1989) ... Mrs. Pearce
- Episode #2.4 (1989) ... Mrs. Pearce
 1988 The Tenth Man (TV Movie)
Madame Mangeot (Michel and Therese's mother)
 1988 The Return of the Antelope (TV Series)
Mrs. Henshaw
- Bonfire Celebrations (1988) ... Mrs. Henshaw
- Travelling Companions (1988) ... Mrs. Henshaw
 1988 Worlds Beyond (TV Series)
Miss Robertson
- Home (1988) ... Miss Robertson
 1988 Menace Unseen (TV Mini-Series)
Norma Trisk
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Norma Trisk
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Norma Trisk
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Norma Trisk
 1988 Little Dorrit
Duchess
 1987 London Embassy (TV Mini-Series)
Madge Cowrie
- Tomb with a View (1987) ... Madge Cowrie
 1985 Steaming
Mrs. Meadows
 1985 Connie (TV Series)
Bea
- Episode #1.10 (1985) ... Bea
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Bea
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Bea
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Bea
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Bea
 1984 Weekend Playhouse (TV Series)
Margaret
- Winter Break (1984) ... Margaret
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
Alice
- The Prodigal Grandfather (1984) ... Alice
 1984 Love and Marriage (TV Series)
Rosa Curzon
- A Matter of Will (1984) ... Rosa Curzon
 1976-1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Angela Stacey
- Oddball: Part 1 (1984) ... Angela Stacey
- A Matter of Honour: Part 1 (1976) ... Angela Stacey
 1983 Macbeth (TV Movie)
First Witch
 1983 The Mad Death (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Stonecroft
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Miss Stonecroft
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Miss Stonecroft
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Miss Stonecroft
 1983 The Plot to Murder Lloyd George (TV Movie)
Alice Wheeldon
 1983 The Home Front (TV Series)
Mrs. Place
- Walk in My Shoes (1983) ... Mrs. Place
- The Poodle Strikes Back (1983) ... Mrs. Place
- Low Key Lady on High Speed Train (1983) ... Mrs. Place
- Baby, Baby (1983) ... Mrs. Place
- At the Grammar (1983) ... Mrs. Place
 1983 Milk and Honey (TV Movie)
Peggy Tims
 1983 Farmers Arms (TV Movie)
Mrs. Casson
 1981 Prisoners of Conscience (TV Series)
Bukovsky's mother
- Vladimir Bukovsky (1981) ... Bukovsky's mother
 1979 Henry V (TV Movie)
Hostess
 1979 Henry IV Part II (TV Movie)
Hostess Quickly
 1979 Henry IV Part I (TV Movie)
Mistress Quickly
 1973-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mrs. Hackett / Madge
- A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts (1978) ... Mrs. Hackett
- Jingle Bells (1973) ... Madge
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Annie
- Night School (1978) ... Annie
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Sister Elizabeth
- Quiet as a Nun: Part 6 'Death and Decision' (1978) ... Sister Elizabeth
- Quiet as a Nun: Part 4 'Witness and Wills' (1978) ... Sister Elizabeth
- Quiet as a Nun: Part 3 'The Black Nun' (1978) ... Sister Elizabeth
- Quiet as a Nun Part 1: The Tower (1978) ... Sister Elizabeth
 1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lady Bountiful
- The Beaux Stratagem (1978) ... Lady Bountiful
 1978 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (TV Series)
Aunt Miranda
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Aunt Miranda
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Aunt Miranda
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Aunt Miranda
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Aunt Miranda
 1977 Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (TV Series)
Lucilla Teatime
- The Flaxborough Crab: Part 2 (1977) ... Lucilla Teatime
- The Flaxborough Crab: Part 1 (1977) ... Lucilla Teatime
- Lonelyheart 4122: Part 2 (1977) ... Lucilla Teatime
 1977 Centre Play (TV Series)
Auntie Kathleen
- Auntie Kathleen's Old Clothes (1977) ... Auntie Kathleen
 1976 Ubu roi (TV Movie)
Ma Ubu
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Kath
- Recording Angel (1974) ... Kath
 1974 Swallows and Amazons
Mrs. Dixon
 1974 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Florence Maclean
- Mary, Mary (1974) ... Florence Maclean
 1974 Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Gertie
- Hansel and Gretel (1974) ... Gertie
 1974 2nd House (TV Series)
Ekaterina
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Croxley
- Feet Together, Hands to the Sides (1973) ... Mrs. Croxley
 1973 Cheri (TV Series)
Charlotte
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Charlotte
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Charlotte
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Charlotte
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Charlotte
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Charlotte
 1973 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Dorothy Reynolds
- Water Under the Bridge (1973) ... Dorothy Reynolds
 1973 That'll Be the Day
Doreen
 1965-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Avis Abdey / The Wife / Pat Pendleton
- I Wouldn't Tell on You, Miss (1972) ... Avis Abdey
- Not Counting the Savages (1972) ... The Wife
- Give the Clown His Supper (1965) ... Pat Pendleton
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Holland
- The Mill (1972) ... Mrs. Holland
 1972 The Man from Haven (TV Series)
Mary Balfour
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Mary Balfour
 1971 A Family at War (TV Series)
Mrs. Thomas
- Happy Returns (1971) ... Mrs. Thomas
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Janey-Baib
 1966-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Ma / Mollie / Betty Bradshaw
- Happy (1969) ... Ma
- Way Off Beat (1966) ... Betty Bradshaw
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers
Nursing Sister
 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Saunders
- The Dancing Men (1968) ... Saunders
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
Mary Tunnicliffe
- Mrs. Whatever (1968) ... Mary Tunnicliffe
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series)
Mary Pearl
- William and Mary (1968) ... Mary Pearl
 1968 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Gertie
- Give and Take (1968) ... Gertie
 1962-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Cashcart / Miss Johns
- The Girl (1967) ... Miss Cashcart
- Girl in a Bird Cage (1962) ... Miss Johns
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Hilda Berry
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
- The Dear Ones (1966)
 1965 The Uncle
Addie Morton
 1964 Love Story (TV Series)
Angela Crimmon
- Domino (1964) ... Angela Crimmon
 1964 Nightmare
Mary Lewis
 1963 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Bridie Bell
- The Face Saver (1963) ... Bridie Bell
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
Sarah Elkinson
- Stoneface (1962) ... Sarah Elkinson
 1962 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
Paulina
 1961-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Ethel Gibbons / Elaine / May Sommers
- The Wrong Side of the Park (1961) ... Elaine
- Nearer to Heaven (1961) ... May Sommers
 1960 Peeping Tom
Dora
 1959 Nothing Is for Ever (TV Movie)
Milly
 1958 Behind the Mask
Elizabeth Fallon
 1958 Law and Disorder
Mary Cooper
 1958 I Spy (TV Movie)
Mrs. Morgan
 1956 Home Is the Sailor (TV Movie)
Daisy
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Emily
- Man Who Heard Everything (1954) ... Emily
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
- Westward the Sun (1953)
 1951 Two on the Tiles
Janet Lawson
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Miss Smith
 1949 Marry Me
Brenda Delamere
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Winnie Foreman
 1947 When the Bough Breaks
Ruby Chapman
 1947 While the Sun Shines
Mabel Crum
 1946 Carnival
Maudie Chapman
 1946 Piccadilly Incident
Sally Benton
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
American Waitress (uncredited)
 1946 Night Boat to Dublin
Lily Leggett
 1945 A Yank in London
Girl in Guard's Van
 1944 They Came to a City
One of couple on hillside
 1943 Millions Like Us
Brenda, Worker at the Factory (uncredited)
 1938 The Wooing of Anne Hathaway (TV Movie)
Katharine Hathaway
 1938 Laugh with Me (TV Movie)
Rose Dinwiddy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Sir George Bernard Shaw's play, "You Never Can Tell", at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with James Donald, Ernest Thesiger and Harcourt Williams in the cast. See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

During the 1950s she worked prolifically on television, presenting a chat show with her husband Roy Rich called "Rich and Rich" and appearing in many dramas. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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