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Edna Doré (1921–2014)

Edna Doré was born on May 31, 1921 in Bromley, Kent, England as Edna Lillian Gorring. She was an actress, known for Nil by Mouth (1997), High Hopes (1988) and Les Misérables (1998). She was married to Alexander Doré. She died on April 11, 2014 in Sussex, England. See full bio »

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(age 92) in Sussex, England, UK

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 2011 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Granny Brightwell
- Death in the Slow Lane (2011) ... Granny Brightwell
 2010 Another Year
Allotment Lady
 2010 Shameless (TV Series)
Nin
- Episode #7.1 (2010) ... Nin (as Edna Dore)
 2008-2009 Gavin & Stacey (TV Series)
Edna
- Episode #3.1 (2009) ... Edna
- Episode #2.8 (2008) ... Edna
 2009 44 Inch Chest
Archie's Mum
 2009 Skellig: The Owl Man (TV Movie)
Grace (as Edna Dore)
 2009 Minder (TV Series)
Veronica
- A Matter of Life and Debt (2009) ... Veronica
 2007 Stuart: A Life Backwards (TV Movie)
Gran
 2007 Diamond Geezer (TV Series)
Violet
- Old School Lies (2007) ... Violet
 2006 That Mitchell and Webb Look (TV Series)
Heroin Lover's Grandma
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Heroin Lover's Grandma (as Edna Dore)
 2006 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Maeve
- Fear Her (2006) ... Maeve (as Edna Dore)
 2002-2006 Doctors (TV Series)
Irene Fletcher / Lillian Covey
- First Impressions (2006) ... Irene Fletcher (as Edna Dore)
- Cast the First Stone (2002) ... Lillian Covey
 1985-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Margaret 'Maggie' Burrell / Caroline Rogers / Mrs. Essler / ...
- 394 (2006) ... Caroline Rogers (as Edna Dore)
- 077 (2003) ... Margaret 'Maggie' Burrell
- 071 (2002) ... Margaret 'Maggie' Burrell (as Edna Dore)
- 035 (2002) ... Margaret 'Maggie' Burrell (as Edna Dore)
- Indiscretion (1998) ... Mrs. Essler (as Edna Dore)
 2006 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Dorrie Farrah
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Dorrie Farrah
 2005 All About George (TV Series)
Lily
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Lily
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Lily
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Lily
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Lily
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Lily
 2004 My Family (TV Series)
Edie
- Glad Tidings We Bring (2004) ... Edie
 2004 That Time of Year... (Short)
Mother
 2004 Shane (TV Series)
Great-Gran
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Great-Gran
 2003 Roger Roger (TV Series)
May
- Play It Again, Sam (2003) ... May
 2003 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Grandmother Kite
- Stalkers (2003) ... Grandmother Kite
 2002 tlc (TV Series)
Ethel
- Sectioned (2002) ... Ethel
 2002 All or Nothing
Martha
 2000-2002 Time Gentlemen Please (TV Series)
Prof's Mum
- Storming Up a Cook (2002) ... Prof's Mum
- All the World's a Stag (2001) ... Prof's Mum
- Bar Humbug (2000) ... Prof's Mum
- Day of the Trivheads (2000) ... Prof's Mum
- Help! the Aged (2000) ... Prof's Mum
 2001 Weak at Denise
Iris
 2001 Holby City (TV Series)
Maude Davis
- The Mourning After (2001) ... Maude Davis
 2001 Goodbye Charlie Bright
Miss Saville
 2000 Diamond Lill (Short)
Diamond Lill
 2000 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Maisie Jutson
- Letting Go (2000) ... Maisie Jutson
- Family Values (2000) ... Maisie Jutson
- Close to Home (2000) ... Maisie Jutson
 1999 Tube Tales
Bag Lady (segment "My Father the Liar")
 1999 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Gran
- The Fallen Curtain (1999) ... Gran
 1998 Les Misérables
Old Woman (as Edna Dore)
 1998 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Betty Higden
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Betty Higden
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Betty Higden
 1997 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
Mrs. Umney
 1997 British Men Behaving Badly (TV Series)
Stallholder
- Jingle B***s! (1997) ... Stallholder
 1997 Smith & Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #9.6 (1997)
 1997 Nil by Mouth
Kath
 1987-1997 Casualty (TV Series)
Joan Hughes / Grace Harper / Mrs. Whiting
- Treasure (1997) ... Joan Hughes
- Beggars Can't Be Choosers (1991) ... Grace Harper
- Rock a Bye Baby (1987) ... Mrs. Whiting
 1996 Brazen Hussies (TV Movie)
Justin's gran
 1996 No Bananas (TV Mini-Series)
Grandma Slater
- Blitz (1996) ... Grandma Slater
- Raids (1996) ... Grandma Slater
- Cricket (1996) ... Grandma Slater
- A Soldier's Story (1996) ... Grandma Slater
- Dunkirk (1996) ... Grandma Slater
 1995 Class Act (TV Series)
Daisy
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... Daisy (as Edna Dore)
 1995 How to Be a Little Sod (TV Series)
Great-Grandmother
 1994 Capital Lives (TV Series)
Mother
- Possession (1994) ... Mother
 1994 Moving Story (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Father's Day (1994) ... Dorothy
 1993 Thatcherworld (TV Short)
Grandma Jenkins
 1993 Westbeach (TV Series)
Iris Cromer
- Pier Pressure (1993) ... Iris Cromer
- Trouble and Strife (1993) ... Iris Cromer
- Young and Shingle (1993) ... Iris Cromer
- Presence of Malice (1993) ... Iris Cromer
- Come on Baby, Light My Fire (1993) ... Iris Cromer
 1993 A Year in Provence (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Robinson
- Room Service (1993) ... Mrs. Robinson
 1993 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Grace Taplow
- Just a Bit of Business (1993) ... Grace Taplow
- If the Cap Fits (1993) ... Grace Taplow
- Band of Gold (1993) ... Grace Taplow
- Your Money or Your Life (1993) ... Grace Taplow
- The Max Factor (1993) ... Grace Taplow
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Rose
- Trust Me (1992) ... Rose
 1992 Anglo Saxon Attitudes (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Salad
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mrs. Salad
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Mrs. Salad
 1991 The Play on One (TV Series)
- Gas and Candles (1991)
 1989 London's Burning (TV Series)
Jaffa's Gran
- Episode #2.5 (1989) ... Jaffa's Gran
 1988 Streets Apart (TV Series)
Gran
 1988 High Hopes
Mrs. Bender
 1988 Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series)
Leaflet lady
- Everyone a Winner (1988) ... Leaflet lady
 1987 Lizzie's Pictures (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Thomas
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Mrs. Thomas
 1986 King of the Ghetto (TV Series)
Mrs. Deedes
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Mrs. Deedes
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
- Reservations (1985)
 1984 Tenko (TV Series)
Edna
- Episode #3.2 (1984) ... Edna
- Episode #3.1 (1984) ... Edna
 1982 Terry and June (TV Series)
Gert
- Something to Get Alarmed About (1982) ... Gert
 1980-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mes Clark / Landlady
- Under the Skin (1982) ... Mes Clark
- Pasmore (1980) ... Landlady
 1981 Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore (TV Series)
Mrs. Berenson
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Mrs. Berenson
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Mrs. Bertram
- A Matter of Honour (1976) ... Mrs. Bertram
 1976 Open All Hours (TV Series)
Woman Wanting Firelighters
- Apples and Self Service (1976) ... Woman Wanting Firelighters (as Edna Dore)
 1974 The Brothers (TV Series)
Woman in Waiting Room
- Return to Nowhere (1974) ... Woman in Waiting Room
 1974 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Mrs. Sayers
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (1974) ... Mrs. Sayers (as Edna Dore)
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Cashier
- Shut Up and Eat What You're Given (1972) ... Cashier
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mrs. Geech
- Now Dr. Upton (1971) ... Mrs. Geech
 1970 Roads to Freedom (TV Series)
Old whore
- The Reprieve: Part 2 (1970) ... Old whore
 1969 Doctor in the House (TV Series)
First Woman Server
- It's All Go... (1969) ... First Woman Server
 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Mrs. Oakshott
- The Blue Carbuncle (1968) ... Mrs. Oakshott (as Edna Dore)
 1964-1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Miller / Mrs. Webb / Mrs. Day / ...
- Number 13 (1968) ... Mrs. Miller
- The Hunt for June Fletcher (1966) ... Mrs. Webb
- Just to Scare 'Em (1966) ... Mrs. Day
- Act of Violence (1965) ... Mrs. Beal
- Fair Means or Foul (1964) ... Mrs. Singer
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Estelle
- The Stealers of Darkness (1968) ... Estelle
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Lavender Seller
- The Frantick Rebel (1964) ... Lavender Seller
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Mackay
- A Simple Case (1963) ... Mrs. Mackay
 1963 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
2nd Woman
- Episode #1.9 (1963) ... 2nd Woman
 1962 Outbreak of Murder (TV Series)
Norah Beales
- The White Cockerel-Bird (1962) ... Norah Beales
 1960 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Williams
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Mrs. Williams
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
2nd Woman
- Lena, O My Lena (1960) ... 2nd Woman
 1960 A House Called Bell Tower (TV Series)
Mrs. Dallas
 1960 Jungle Street Girls
Mrs. Collins
 1959 More Deadly Than the Male
Ruth LeFol
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Other Works:

She acted in Lionel Bart's musical, "Oliver," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Robin Ramsay, Marti Webb, Martin Dell, John Hicks/Ian Ramsey, Thelma Rogers, Glyn Worsnip, Philip Collins, and Stephen Leigh/Raymond Milross in the cast. Peter Coe was director. Sean Kenney was designer. See more »

Alternate Names:

Edna Dore

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Personal Quote:

[at the European Film Awards in Paris, when she was receiving a Best Supporting Actor award for High Hopes (1988), she was introduced as "Edna Door" instead of Edna Doré] "You'd think that at least in Paris they'd pronounce my bloody name right."

Trivia:

Earned plaudits in her native Britain for her portrayal of an elderly lady's descent into Alzheimer's Disease in the BBC series EastEnders (1985). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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