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Pauline Collins


Pauline Collins, OBE, came to prominence with portraying Sarah Moffat in BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) and its spin-off Thomas and Sarah (1979) during the 1970s. After having played the title-role in the play "Shirley Valentine" for which she earned Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards, she reprised the role in its film adaptation ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Shirley Valentine
Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine
(1989)
Upstairs, Downstairs
(1971-1975)
Paradise Road
Paradise Road Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond
(1997)

Filmography

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 2017 The Time of Their Lives
Priscilla
 2016 The Last Dragonslayer (TV Movie)
Lady Mawgon
 2016 Ernestine & Kit (Short)
Ernestine
 2015-2016 Dickensian (TV Series)
Mrs. Gamp
- Episode #1.20 (2016) ... Mrs. Gamp
- Episode #1.19 (2016) ... Mrs. Gamp
- Episode #1.15 (2016) ... Mrs. Gamp
- Episode #1.14 (2016) ... Mrs. Gamp
- Episode #1.13 (2016) ... Mrs. Gamp
 2015 Dough
Joanna Silverman
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Cissy Robson (uncredited)
 2011-2012 Mount Pleasant (TV Series)
Sue
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... Sue
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... Sue
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... Sue
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... Sue
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... Sue
 2012 Quartet
Cissy Robson
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Mrs. Baker
 2010 Merlin (TV Series)
Alice
- Love in the Time of Dragons (2010) ... Alice
 2010 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Thyrza Grey
- The Pale Horse (2010) ... Thyrza Grey
 2009 From Time to Time
Mrs Tweedie
 2006 What We Did on Our Holiday (TV Movie)
Lil Taylor
 2006 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Queen Victoria
- Tooth and Claw (2006) ... Queen Victoria
 2005 Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Flite
- Episode #1.15 (2005) ... Miss Flite
- Episode #1.11 (2005) ... Miss Flite
- Episode #1.10 (2005) ... Miss Flite
- Episode #1.9 (2005) ... Miss Flite
- Episode #1.8 (2005) ... Miss Flite
 2003 Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie)
Dr. Catherine Kendall
 2002 Man and Boy (TV Movie)
Betty Silver
 2002 Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
Thelma Caldicot
 2000 One Life Stand
Karaoke Crowd
 2000 Little Grey Rabbit (TV Series)
 1998-1999 The Ambassador (TV Series)
Harriet Smith
- Getting Away with Murder (1999) ... Harriet Smith
- A Matter of Life and Death (1999) ... Harriet Smith
- Unholy Alliance (1999) ... Harriet Smith
- Cost Price (1999) ... Harriet Smith
- A Foreign Affair (1999) ... Harriet Smith
 1997 Paradise Road
Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond
 1985-1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Sylvia / Aileen Matthews
- Flowers in the Forest (1996) ... Aileen Matthews
- Knockback: Part 2 (1985) ... Sylvia
- Knockback: Part 1 (1985) ... Sylvia
 1995 My Mother's Courage
Elsa Tabori
 1989-1992 Forever Green (TV Series)
Harriet Boult
- Episode #2.12 (1992) ... Harriet Boult
- Episode #2.11 (1992) ... Harriet Boult
- Episode #2.10 (1992) ... Harriet Boult
- Episode #2.9 (1992) ... Harriet Boult
- Episode #2.8 (1992) ... Harriet Boult
 1992 City of Joy
Joan Bethel
 1989 Shirley Valentine
Shirley Valentine
 1980-1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Eve Peregrine / Pat Lewis
- The Colonel's Lady (1988) ... Eve Peregrine
- A Girl Can't Always Have Everything (1980) ... Pat Lewis
 1985 The Black Tower (TV Mini-Series)
Maggie Hewson
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Maggie Hewson
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Maggie Hewson
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Maggie Hewson
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Maggie Hewson
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Maggie Hewson
 1985 Tropical Moon Over Dorking (TV Movie)
Myra
 1984 Knockback (TV Movie)
Sylvia
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Eileen
- Long Distance Information (1979) ... Eileen
 1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV Series)
Sarah Moffat
- Love Into Three Won't Go (1979) ... Sarah Moffat
- The New Rich (1979) ... Sarah Moffat
- Putting on the Ritz (1979) ... Sarah Moffat
- Return to Gethyn (1979) ... Sarah Moffat
- There Is a Happy Land (1979) ... Sarah Moffat
 1975-1976 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Yvonne Multravers / Mabel Ridgway / Agnes Flack / ...
- The Code of the Mulliners (1976) ... Yvonne Multravers
- The Nodder (1976) ... Mabel Ridgway
- Feet of Clay (1976) ... Agnes Flack
- Strychnine in the Soup (1976) ... Amelia Bassett
- Mr. Potter Takes a Rest Cure (1976) ... Bobbie Wickham
 1966-1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lady Teazle / Dawn
- The School for Scandal (1975) ... Lady Teazle
- The Making of Jericho (1966) ... Dawn
 1974-1975 No, Honestly (TV Series)
Clara Burrell-Danby
- Surprise Surprise (1975) ... Clara Burrell-Danby
- Only Make Believe (1974) ... Clara Burrell-Danby
- Bed, Beautiful Bed (1974) ... Clara Burrell-Danby
- Plenty of Shoulder, Not Much Wheel (1974) ... Clara Burrell-Danby
- Having Them Back (1974) ... Clara Burrell-Danby
 1974 Little Misses and the Mr. Men (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1973 Armchair 30 (TV Series)
Carol
- Carol's Story (1973) ... Carol
 1971-1973 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Sarah
- A Family Gathering (1973) ... Sarah
- The Wages of Sin (1973) ... Sarah
- An Object of Value (1972) ... Sarah
- Out of the Everywhere (1972) ... Sarah
- The Property of a Lady (1972) ... Sarah
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Ruby
- Crippled Bloom (1972) ... Ruby
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The Girl
- King's Cross Lunch Hour (1972) ... The Girl
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Who Sleeps on the Right? (1970) ... Elizabeth
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Doreen Ashworth
- A Pair of Good Shoes (1969) ... Doreen Ashworth
 1968-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Angelina / Joan Percival
- Happy (1969) ... Angelina
- Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It (1968) ... Joan Percival
 1969 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Dawn
- Aristocracy and Crime (1969) ... Dawn
- The Photographer (1969) ... Dawn
- An Interesting Condition (1969) ... Dawn
- The Liver Birds (1969) ... Dawn
 1968-1969 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Dawn / Marjorie
- The Liver Birds (1969) ... Dawn
- View by Appointment (1968) ... Marjorie
 1969 The Old Campaigner (TV Series)
Winnie Haldane
- French Farce (1969) ... Winnie Haldane
 1967-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Betty / Mary Murtagh
- Love Life (1967) ... Mary Murtagh
 1968 B and B (TV Series)
Chantal
- Pilot: B and B (1968) ... Chantal
 1968 Wink to Me Only (TV Series)
Marjorie
- View by Appointment (1968) ... Marjorie
 1967 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Samantha Briggs
- The Faceless Ones: Episode 6 (1967) ... Samantha Briggs
- The Faceless Ones: Episode 5 (1967) ... Samantha Briggs
- The Faceless Ones: Episode 4 (1967) ... Samantha Briggs
- The Faceless Ones: Episode 3 (1967) ... Samantha Briggs
- The Faceless Ones: Episode 2 (1967) ... Samantha Briggs
 1967 Who Is Sylvia? (TV Series)
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Marilyn
- Somebody Important (1967) ... Marilyn
 1966 The Three Musketeers (TV Mini-Series)
Kitty
- At Night All Cats Are Grey (1966) ... Kitty
- Branded (1966) ... Kitty
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
Frieda Straker
- Please Do Not Disturb (1966) ... Frieda Straker
 1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Marie-Therese
- The Better Mousetrap (1966) ... Marie-Therese
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Clara
- Amerika (1966) ... Clara
 1966 The Corridor People (TV Series)
Syrie's maid
- Victim as Black (1966) ... Syrie's maid
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Miss Wainwright / Val
- The Switched-On Scene (1966) ... Val
- Thunderfinger: Part 2 (1966) ... Miss Wainwright
- Thunderfinger: Part 1 (1966) ... Miss Wainwright
 1966 The Marriage Lines (TV Series)
Jean
- Big Business (1966) ... Jean
 1966 Secrets of a Windmill Girl
Pat Lord
 1963 The Contact
 1963 24-Hour Call (TV Series)
Nurse
- Take a Dive (1963) ... Nurse
 1963 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Nurse Elliott
- Episode #1.588 (1963) ... Nurse Elliott
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Other Works:

She acted in Charles Dyer's play, "Rattle of a Simple Man," at the Savoy Theatre in London, England with John Alderton, and John Challis in the cast. Peter Egan was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pauline Collins OBE

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama. She won a Tony Award as Best Actress in a Play for "Shirley Valentine.". See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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