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Brenda Cowling (1925–2010)

Brenda Cowling was born on April 23, 1925 in London, England as Brenda Rose Cowling. She is known for her work on Octopussy (1983), Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) and You Rang, M'Lord? (1988). She died on October 2, 2010 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London. See full bio »

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 2004 French and Saunders (TV Series)
- Episode #6.5 (2004)
- Episode #6.4 (2004)
- Episode #6.3 (2004)
- Episode #6.2 (2004)
- Episode #6.1 (2004)
 2000-2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Betty Harris / Mrs Warner
- Lest We Forget (2004) ... Betty Harris
- Pig in the Middle (2000) ... Mrs Warner
 2004 Holby City (TV Series)
Margaret Archer
- We'll Meet Again (2004) ... Margaret Archer
 2004 The Legend of the Tamworth Two (TV Movie)
Mrs. Martin
 2004 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series)
Mrs Kirkman
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Mrs Kirkman
 2004 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Mrs. Thrimpson
- Gorgons Wood (2004) ... Mrs. Thrimpson
 2004 Doctors and Nurses (TV Series)
Jean
- Hip Hop (2004) ... Jean
 2003 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Lofty (2003) ... Old Lady
 1989-2002 The Bill (TV Series)
Woman Neighbour / Mrs. Salter / Flat Owner
- 038 (2002) ... Woman Neighbour
- Having What It Takes (1993) ... Mrs. Salter
- The Strong Survive (1989) ... Flat Owner
 2002 The Many Lives of Albert Walker (TV Movie)
Jean Crowley's Mother
 2001 Bernard's Watch (TV Series)
Mrs. Tatchell
- Alien Times (2001) ... Mrs. Tatchell
 2000 Barbara (TV Series)
Sarah
- Massage (2000) ... Sarah
 2000 Room to Rent
Church Lady
 2000 Greenfingers
Book Shop Customer
 2000 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Martha
- Friends in Need (2000) ... Martha
 1999 Babes in the Wood (TV Series)
Mourner
- Episode #2.2 (1999) ... Mourner
 1998 Get Real (TV Series)
Neighbour
- Hero (1998) ... Neighbour
 1997 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series)
Miss Weatherell
- The Bells Are Ringing (1997) ... Miss Weatherell
 1997 Casualty (TV Series)
Edith Brown
- Monday Bloody Monday (1997) ... Edith Brown
 1997 The Detectives (TV Series)
Bride's Grandmother
- Best Man (1997) ... Bride's Grandmother
 1996 The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (TV Series)
Mrs. Wren
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Mrs. Wren
 1993 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
The Nun
- Tunnel of Love (1993) ... The Nun
 1984-1988 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Nora / Lady Camper / Station Announcer
- Wedding Bells (1988) ... Nora
- Raffles (1984) ... Lady Camper
- Together Again (1984) ... Station Announcer (voice)
 1985-1987 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
the Matron / Woman Patient / the Home Help
- Christmas Special (1987) ... the Matron
- Episode #3.1 (1987) ... Woman Patient
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... the Home Help
 1987 The Charmer (TV Mini-Series)
Chambermaid
- Gorse at the End (1987) ... Chambermaid
 1987 A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (TV Series)
Mrs. Lundy
- Have His Carcase: Episode Three (1987) ... Mrs. Lundy
 1986 London's Burning: The Movie (TV Movie)
Man's Wife
 1986 T-Bag Strikes Again (TV Series)
Bunty Badshot
- Ben and Bunty Badshot (1986) ... Bunty Badshot
 1986 Seal Morning (TV Series)
Mrs. Beales
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Mrs. Beales
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Mrs. Beales
 1986 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Shopkeeper
- Episode #9.10 (1986) ... Shopkeeper
 1986 Dream Lover
Hotel Manager
 1985 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Nursemaid
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Nursemaid
 1985 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (TV Series)
Matron
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Matron
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Matron
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Matron
 1985 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Customer
- Come uppance (1985) ... Customer
 1984 Murder Not Proven? (TV Series)
Bertha Hill
- A Big Romping Boy (1984) ... Bertha Hill
 1984 Sharon and Elsie (TV Series)
Waitress
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Waitress
 1983 The Rainbow Coloured Disco Dancer (TV Movie)
Midwife
 1979-1983 Potter (TV Series)
Jane
- Episode #3.7 (1983) ... Jane
- Episode #3.6 (1983) ... Jane
- Episode #3.5 (1983) ... Jane
- Episode #3.4 (1983) ... Jane
- Episode #3.3 (1983) ... Jane
 1982 The Ghost Downstairs (TV Movie)
Woman in Fog
 1982 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Washerwoman
- The Magic of Monday (1982) ... Washerwoman
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Miss Draper
- The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife (1982) ... Miss Draper
 1982 Q.E.D. (TV Series)
Nun on Train
- The 4:10 to Zurich (1982) ... Nun on Train
 1982/I Oliver Twist (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bedwin
 1982 Dead Ernest (TV Series)
Matron
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Matron
 1982 Stalky & Co. (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Yeo
- The Last Term (1982) ... Mother Yeo
 1981 Sink or Swim (TV Series)
Sonia's mother
- The Folk Club (1981) ... Sonia's mother
 1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
WVS Lady
- The Last Roll Call (1981) ... WVS Lady
 1981 You're Only Young Twice (TV Series)
Mrs. Hawkhead
- Desirable Residence (1981) ... Mrs. Hawkhead
 1981 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
Lady Customer
- The Erotic Dreams of Mrs Slocombe (1981) ... Lady Customer
 1981 Nanny (TV Series)
Nanny Roberts
- Innocent Party (1981) ... Nanny Roberts
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Nurse Davies
- The Two Faces of Evil (1980) ... Nurse Davies
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Mrs. Margaret Billington
- The Mayfly Dance (1980) ... Mrs. Margaret Billington
 1980 We, the Accused (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Briscoll
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Mrs. Briscoll
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Mrs. Briscoll
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Mrs. Briscoll
 1980 How's Your Father? (TV Series)
Mrs. Grimshaw
- The Disco (1980) ... Mrs. Grimshaw
 1980 Only When I Laugh (TV Series)
Matron
- Last Tango (1980) ... Matron
 1980 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
Landlady
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Landlady
 1976-1979 Sykes (TV Series)
Molly Pickling / Sister
- The Drop-Out (1979) ... Molly Pickling
- Lodgers (1976) ... Sister
 1979 Crime Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. White
 1978 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Jenny
- Five Are Together Again: Part 2 (1978) ... Jenny
- Five Are Together Again: Part 1 (1978) ... Jenny
 1978 International Velvet
Alice
 1978 The Law Centre (TV Series)
Mrs. Duncan
- The Galahad Bit (1978) ... Mrs. Duncan
 1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Kelly
- Forty Weeks (1978) ... Mrs. Kelly
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Vera Collings
- Foreign Affairs (1978) ... Vera Collings
 1977 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Elsie Richards
- The Legion of the Living (1977) ... Elsie Richards
- Winter Lament (1977) ... Elsie Richards
 1977 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Mrs. Robinson
- He Who Excavates Is Lost (1977) ... Mrs. Robinson
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Mrs. Van Der Berg
- A Bad Night (1977) ... Mrs. Van Der Berg
 1977 Jabberwocky
Mrs. Fishfinger
 1976 The Emigrants (TV Series)
Aunt Rose
- Chances for the Children (1976) ... Aunt Rose
 1976 Angels (TV Series)
Staff Nurse
- Coping (1976) ... Staff Nurse
- Expectations (1976) ... Staff Nurse
 1976 Shadows (TV Series)
Cook
- Time Out of Mind (1976) ... Cook
 1975 Carry on Behind
Wife (uncredited)
 1975 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
Sister
- The Germans (1975) ... Sister
 1962-1974 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Mulligan / Mrs. Penrose / Mrs. Evans
- Have You Seen This Child? (1974) ... Mrs. Mulligan
- Special Duty: Part 1 (1969) ... Mrs. Penrose
- On Watch - Newtown (1962) ... Mrs. Evans
 1974 South Riding (TV Series)
Matron
- Take What You Want and Pay for It (1974) ... Matron
 1974 No Strings (TV Series)
Mrs. Turner
- Grow and Let Grow (1974) ... Mrs. Turner
 1974 Good Girl (TV Series)
Gwen Botley
- If You Can Dream (1974) ... Gwen Botley
- Does the Road Wind Uphill? (1974) ... Gwen Botley
- Be Good, Sweet Maid (1974) ... Gwen Botley
- A Ministering Angel Thou (1974) ... Gwen Botley
- How Doth the Little Busy Bee? (1974) ... Gwen Botley
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Mrs. Cosgrove
- The Price of Innocence (1974) ... Mrs. Cosgrove
 1974 The Black Windmill
Pleasant Secretary (uncredited)
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Series)
Mrs. Bunce
- Part Ten (1974) ... Mrs. Bunce
- Part Nine (1974) ... Mrs. Bunce
- Part Eight (1974) ... Mrs. Bunce
- Part Seven (1974) ... Mrs. Bunce
- Part Six (1974) ... Mrs. Bunce
 1973 Carry on Girls
Matron
 1973 Romany Jones (TV Series)
Betty's Mum
- Not So Sweet Charity (1973) ... Betty's Mum
- One and One Makes Three (1973) ... Betty's Mum
- The More We Are Together (1973) ... Betty's Mum
 1973 Oh, Father! (TV Series)
Mrs. Rourke
- Angels and Ministers (1973) ... Mrs. Rourke
 1973 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Sister Renny
- You Don't Get Me (1973) ... Sister Renny
 1973 Thursday's Child (TV Series)
Mrs. Smedley
- Rain in the Night (1973) ... Mrs. Smedley
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Cora
- Amy (1973) ... Cora
 1972 My Wife Next Door (TV Series)
Mrs. Sweeting / The Nurse
- Joint Assignment (1972) ... Mrs. Sweeting
- Total Separation (1972) ... The Nurse
 1972 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Mrs. Prentice
- All Is Safely Gathered In (1972) ... Mrs. Prentice
 1972 Scott On... (TV Series)
- The Sex War (1972)
 1972 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Lady Caroline Beck
- The Awakening (1972) ... Lady Caroline Beck
 1972 Young Winston
Mrs. Dewsnap (uncredited)
 1972 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Usher
 1972 The Man and the Snake (Short)
Molly
 1971 Tom Brown's Schooldays (TV Series)
Ellen
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... Ellen
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
The Maid
- Madame Sara (1971) ... The Maid
 1971 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Knowles
- Brown Skin Gal, Stay Home and Mind Bay-Bee (1971) ... Mrs. Knowles
 1971 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Councillor Mrs. Worthington
- What Is a Snail? (1971) ... Councillor Mrs. Worthington
 1969-1971 All Gas and Gaiters (TV Series)
Mrs Russell / Mary
- The Bishops Entertains (1971) ... Mrs Russell
- The Bishop Learns the Facts (1969) ... Mary
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Customer in Supermarket
- Brains (1971) ... Customer in Supermarket
 1970 The Goodies (TV Series)
- Radio Goodies (1970)
 1970 As Good Cooks Go (TV Series)
 1969 Up in the Air
Lady Pennyweight
 1962-1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Miss Nichols / Doris Gray
- The Brimstone Man (1969) ... Miss Nichols
- Tower of Strength (1962) ... Doris Gray
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Mrs. Madgwick
- A Date with Leonidas (1969) ... Mrs. Madgwick
 1968 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Mary Whittaker
- You Can Only Buy Once (1968) ... Mary Whittaker
 1968 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Kenwigs
 1961-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jasmine / Mrs. Fairley / Mrs. Pollock
- Top of the Ladder (1967) ... Jasmine
- Miss Treeves (1961) ... Mrs. Fairley
- A Matter of Principle ... Mrs. Pollock
 1967 Champion House (TV Series)
Alice Boothroyd
- Sonata for a Solo Fiddle (1967) ... Alice Boothroyd
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs Perren
- The White Monkey (1967) ... Mrs Perren
- No Retreat (1967) ... Mrs Perren
- Afternoon of a Dryad (1967) ... Mrs Perren
- A Family Wedding (1967) ... Mrs Perren
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Gwen
- The Bond (1965) ... Gwen
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Joanna
- The Seekers #1: The Heretics (1964) ... Joanna
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Sarah Jenkins
- The Case of the Bristol Mail (1964) ... Sarah Jenkins
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series)
Masseuse
- The Medicine Men (1963) ... Masseuse
 1963 Maigret (TV Series)
Madame Pardon
- A Man Condemned (1963) ... Madame Pardon
 1962 Outbreak of Murder (TV Series)
Mrs. Ashton
- The End of the Hunt (1962) ... Mrs. Ashton
- Thumb-Print (1962) ... Mrs. Ashton
- The Long Night (1962) ... Mrs. Ashton
- High Pitch (1962) ... Mrs. Ashton
 1962 A Climate of Fear (TV Movie)
Party guest
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Emma
- Time to Kill (1962) ... Emma
 1959-1961 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Reid / Mrs. Smith
- Episode #1.467 (1961) ... Mrs. Smith
- Episode #1.218 (1959) ... Mrs. Reid
- Episode #1.217 (1959) ... Mrs. Reid
 1959 The Budds of Paragon Row (TV Series)
Mrs. Garrett
- The Accident (1959) ... Mrs. Garrett
 1956 The Other Man (TV Series)
Mrs. Williams
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Mrs. Williams
 1956 The Silken Affair
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 Stage Fright
Plump RADA Girl (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Television commercial for First Direct Loans and Mortgages (UK January 2005)

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Trivia:

Her father worked in publishing. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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