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Avis Bunnage (1923–1990)

Avis attended Manley Park Municipal School and Chorlton Central School in Manchester. She formerly worked as a secretary and nursery teacher before deciding to switch careers and become an actress. She gained stage experience in rep and made her first professional appearance at Chorlton Rep Theatre in Manchester in 1947. Her first London appearance... See full bio »

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 1990 The Krays
Helen
 1989 No Strings (TV Series)
Miss Butt
- Just a Bowl of Cherries (1989) ... Miss Butt
 1988 CivvyStreet (TV Movie)
Lou's Mum
 1988 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Mrs. Warbut
- The Settling of the Sun (1988) ... Mrs. Warbut
 1987 Yesterday's Dreams (TV Series)
Auntie Vi
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Auntie Vi
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Auntie Vi
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Auntie Vi
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Auntie Vi
 1986 Albion Market (TV Series)
Mrs. Naylor
- Episode #1.100 (1986) ... Mrs. Naylor
 1985 Mrs. Capper's Birthday (TV Movie)
Alice
 1985 No Surrender
Martha Gorman
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
 1984 Forbidden
Frau Schmidt
 1982-1984 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Auntie Win
- Appearances Can Be Deceptive (1984) ... Auntie Win
- Losers Weepers (1984) ... Auntie Win
- Finders Keepers (1984) ... Auntie Win
- Right of Entry (1982) ... Auntie Win
 1982 Gandhi
Colin's Mother
 1979-1982 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Amy Jenkinson
- The Last Post (1982) ... Amy Jenkinson
- To Billy a Son (1982) ... Amy Jenkinson
- Gone But Not Forgotten (1982) ... Amy Jenkinson
- Wedding Bells (1982) ... Amy Jenkinson
- Happy Birthday (1980) ... Amy Jenkinson
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
 1971-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mrs. Appleyard / Florrie / Hylda Cheatham
- Jessie (1980) ... Mrs. Appleyard
- Scully's New Year's Eve (1978) ... Florrie
- Everybody Say Cheese (1971) ... Hylda Cheatham
 1980 The Spoils of War (TV Series)
Helen Hayward
- A Place to Live (1980) ... Helen Hayward
- A Hard Word (1980) ... Helen Hayward
- Turning Your Back (1980) ... Helen Hayward
- To Speak as You Feel (1980) ... Helen Hayward
- Liberation (1980) ... Helen Hayward
 1979 House of Caradus (TV Series)
Ettie
- Long Shadow (1979) ... Ettie
- Dead Man's Shoes (1979) ... Ettie
 1979 Leave It to Charlie (TV Series)
Mrs. Foster
- Do Sit Down, Mrs. Foster (1979) ... Mrs. Foster
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Wardle
- Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo (1978) ... Mrs. Wardle
 1978 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Veronica
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Veronica
 1978 The Mayor of Casterbridge (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Goodenough
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... Mrs. Goodenough
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Mrs. Goodenough
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Mrs. Goodenough
 1978 Panic (Short)
Old Lady
 1977 Midnight Is a Place (TV Series)
Kezia Tetley
- Episode #1.9 (1977) ... Kezia Tetley
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... Kezia Tetley
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Kezia Tetley
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Kezia Tetley
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Kezia Tetley
 1977 The Fosters (TV Series)
Mrs. Pugh
- The House Guest (1977) ... Mrs. Pugh
 1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Agnes Hanlon
- A Ladies' Man: Part 1 (1977) ... Agnes Hanlon
 1961-1976 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Alice Burgess / Edie Blundell
- Episode #1.1648 (1976) ... Edie Blundell
- Episode #1.1651 (1976) ... Edie Blundell
- Episode #1.1645 (1976) ... Edie Blundell
- Episode #1.1650 (1976) ... Edie Blundell
- Episode #1.42 (1961) ... Alice Burgess
 1976 Angels (TV Series)
Sister Norton
- Solo (1976) ... Sister Norton
 1973 Oranges & Lemons (TV Series)
Mrs Minter
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
Doris Norvel
- Another Fine Mess (1973) ... Doris Norvel
 1973 The World of Cilla (TV Movie)
Mother
 1965-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Lorna / Martha
- The Stumbling Block (1972) ... Lorna
- I've Got a System (1965) ... Martha
 1972 The Frighteners (TV Series)
Violet
- The Disappearing Man (1972) ... Violet
 1972 Anne of Green Gables (TV Mini-Series)
Rachel Lynde
- Part 5 (1972) ... Rachel Lynde
- Part 4 (1972) ... Rachel Lynde
- Part 2 (1972) ... Rachel Lynde
- Part 1 (1972) ... Rachel Lynde
 1971 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mrs. Fowler
- What Is a Snail? (1971) ... Mrs. Fowler
 1971 Z Cars (TV Series)
Maureen Knight
- Make Yourself at Home: Part 2 (1971) ... Maureen Knight
- Make Yourself at Home: Part 1 (1971) ... Maureen Knight
 1971 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Mrs. Young
- Final Score (1971) ... Mrs. Young
- Kick Off (1971) ... Mrs. Young
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Lilly: Part 2 (1970)
- Lilly: Part 1 (1970)
 1967-1970 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #8.9 (1970)
- Episode #5.7 (1967)
- Episode #5.4 (1967)
 1970 Day of Rest (Short)
 1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Maria
- Venus Rising (1968) ... Maria
 1968 The Princess and the Wonderful Weaver (Short) (voice)
 1967 Baker's Half-Dozen (TV Series)
Mrs. Smedley
- Love Thy Neighbour (1967) ... Mrs. Smedley
 1967 Out of Town Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
The Wife
- The Picnic (1967) ... The Wife
 1967 Haunted (TV Series)
Margaret Rowley
- To Blow My Name About (1967) ... Margaret Rowley
 1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Connie Parker
- Uncle Fred Flits By (1967) ... Connie Parker
 1967 The Whisperers
Mrs. Noonan
 1967 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
- It's Your Move (1967)
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Charlotte Dawson
- The Case of the Painted Boat (1966) ... Charlotte Dawson
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Mrs. Moscroft
- How to Get Rid of Your Husband (1966) ... Mrs. Moscroft
 1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Parsons
- A Bottle Full of Sixpences (1966) ... Mrs. Parsons
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Mrs. Hunt
- Big Hotel (1966) ... Mrs. Hunt
 1965 Meet the Wife (TV Series)
Blossom
- The Merry Widow (1965) ... Blossom
 1965 Eugenie Grandet (TV Mini-Series)
Nanon
 1965 A Study in Terror
Landlady
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Mrs. Payne
- Shock Tactics (1965) ... Mrs. Payne
 1965 Rotten to the Core
Countess de Wett (Matron)
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Alice Benjamin
- My Life - That's a Marriage (1965) ... Alice Benjamin
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Bessie Cowan
- Big Fish, Little Fish (1964) ... Bessie Cowan
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Mrs. Dineley
- Enemy Outside (1964) ... Mrs. Dineley
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
1st Woman in bar
- Final Decision (1964) ... 1st Woman in bar
 1963 Tom Jones
Landlady - George Inn
 1963 What a Crazy World
Mary Hitchens
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Bridgie Gooding
 1961-1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Mrs. Trouncer / Betty Knowles
- Drama '63: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen (1963) ... Mrs. Trouncer
- Drama '61: The Long Distance Blue (1961) ... Betty Knowles
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Constituent (uncredited)
 1960 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Blousy Woman
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Mrs. Armstrong
- W.T. Stead (1960) ... Mrs. Armstrong
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series)
Dora Day
- A Present for Penny (1960) ... Dora Day
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Sarah Hardcastle
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Love on the Dole (1960) ... Sarah Hardcastle
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.22 (1960)
 1959 Expresso Bongo
Mrs. Rudge (uncredited)
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She acted in Brendan Behan's play, "The Hostage," at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, England in 1958 with Howard Goorney, Glynn Edwards, Dudley Sutton, Murray Melvin, James Booth, and Clive Barker in the cast. Joan Littlewood was director. Sean Kenny was set designer. John Bury was set builder. See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)
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