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Freda Dowie


Freda Dowie was born on July 22, 1928 in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. She is an actress, known for The Omen (1976), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) and Frágiles (2005). See full bio »

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Known For

The Omen
The Omen Nun
(1976)
Frágiles
Frágiles Old Lady #1
(2005)
Butterfly Kiss
(1995)

Filmography

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 1992-2009 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Edna / Phyllis / Muriel Gerard
- The Open Door (2009) ... Edna
- Waifs and Strays (2003) ... Phyllis
- Primal Instinct (1992) ... Muriel Gerard
 2007 The Royal (TV Series)
Dora Rigby
- Scabs (2007) ... Dora Rigby
 2007 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Amie Pearce
- The Animal Within (2007) ... Amie Pearce
 2005 Frágiles
Old Lady #1
 2003 Death in Holy Orders (TV Mini-Series)
Agatha Betterton
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Agatha Betterton
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Agatha Betterton
 2002 How We Used to Live: A Giant in Ancient Egypt (TV Mini-Series)
Old Sarah
 2002 Outside the Rules (TV Movie)
Freda Marshall
 2000 Maisie's Catch (Short)
Maisie
 2000 Trick of the Light (Short)
Beatrice
 2000 Jason and the Argonauts (TV Mini-Series)
Hera as Old Peasant Woman
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Hera as Old Peasant Woman
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Hera as Old Peasant Woman
 1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Anne Jefferson
- Eyes Everywhere (1999) ... Anne Jefferson
- Badlands (1999) ... Anne Jefferson
 1998 Cider with Rosie (TV Movie)
Granny Wallon
 1997 Insiders (TV Series)
Peggy Edwards
- Good Behaviour (1997) ... Peggy Edwards
 1994-1997 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Dulcie Green
- Episode #2.2 (1997) ... Dulcie Green
- One More Battle to Fight (1994) ... Dulcie Green
- Cash Bonus (1994) ... Dulcie Green
- The Weekend (1994) ... Dulcie Green
- Keeping the Refuse Tender (1994) ... Dulcie Green
 1996 Black Eyes
Gran
 1996 Jude
Elderly Landlady
 1996 Our Friends in the North (TV Mini-Series)
Florrie Hutchinson
- 1995 (1996) ... Florrie Hutchinson
- 1987 (1996) ... Florrie Hutchinson
- 1984 (1996) ... Florrie Hutchinson
- 1979 (1996) ... Florrie Hutchinson
- 1974 (1996) ... Florrie Hutchinson
 1995 Butterfly Kiss
Elsie
 1994 Moving Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Kimball
- Last Stand at Laurel Way (1994) ... Mrs. Kimball
 1994 Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Waule / Jane Waule
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Mrs. Waule
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Mrs. Waule
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Jane Waule
 1993 Crime Story (TV Series)
Lady Peggy Hudson
- The Ladies Man: Archibald Hall (1993) ... Lady Peggy Hudson
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Eileen Wooley
- Love or Money (1992) ... Eileen Wooley
 1992 Thacker (TV Movie)
Edith Folland
 1991 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Neighbour
- Shingle Beach (1991) ... Neighbour
 1991 Kinsey (TV Series)
Maureen Spencer
- It's Going to Be a Close Call, Kinsey (1991) ... Maureen Spencer
 1990 The Monk
Sister Ursula
 1990 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Green
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Mrs. Green
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Mrs. Green
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Mrs. Green
 1989 Goldeneye (TV Movie)
Harley Street doctor
 1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Eliza Dunn
- The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1989) ... Eliza Dunn
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series)
Maria Insull
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Maria Insull
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Maria Insull
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Maria Insull
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Maria Insull
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Maria Insull
 1988 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs Porter
- The Devil's Foot (1988) ... Mrs Porter
 1986 Call Me Mister (TV Series)
Mrs. Oaks
- Tour De Force (1986) ... Mrs. Oaks
 1986 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mrs. Springer
- Friends, Romans and Enemies (1986) ... Mrs. Springer
 1986 Alice in Wonderland (TV Series)
Cook
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Cook
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Cook
 1985 Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Liddell
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Alice Liddell
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Alice Liddell
 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Rachel Wardle
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Rachel Wardle
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Rachel Wardle
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Rachel Wardle
 1983 Hungry Times (TV Movie)
Edith
 1983 Hallelujah! (TV Series)
Mildred Cooper
- Counselling (1983) ... Mildred Cooper
 1979-1980 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Brass
- Episode #1.9 (1980) ... Sally Brass
- Episode #1.8 (1980) ... Sally Brass
- Episode #1.7 (1980) ... Sally Brass
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Sally Brass
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Sally Brass
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini-Series)
Mathilde Peat
- Fifty Cents a Dance (1978) ... Mathilde Peat
 1978 Angels (TV Series)
Mrs. Czechpinski
- First Impressions (1978) ... Mrs. Czechpinski
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series)
The Sybil / Caesonia
- Old King Log (1976) ... The Sybil
- Hail Who? (1976) ... Caesonia
- A Touch of Murder (1976) ... The Sybil
 1976 The Omen
Nun
 1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Elsie Storbridge
- Prison Cat (1975) ... Elsie Storbridge
 1975 The Poisoning of Charles Bravo (TV Series)
Mrs. Cox
- Public Exposure (1975) ... Mrs. Cox
- Marital Rights (1975) ... Mrs. Cox
- Intimate Relations (1975) ... Mrs. Cox
 1972-1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Helen Lord / Sadie Dickinson
- My Mother Said I Never Should...: Part 1 (1975) ... Sadie Dickinson
- Regina v Lord: Part 3 (1972) ... Helen Lord
- Regina v Lord: Part 2 (1972) ... Helen Lord
- R. v Lord: Part 1 (1972) ... Helen Lord
 1975 The Hanged Man (TV Mini-Series)
Jean MacKinnon
- Chariot of Earth (1975) ... Jean MacKinnon
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Opal Banks
- The Man with Two Beards (1974) ... Opal Banks
 1974 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Maria Schoenfeld
- The Beastly Hun (1974) ... Maria Schoenfeld
 1974 Miss Nightingale (TV Movie)
Sister Elizabeth Wheeler
 1974 The Carnforth Practice (TV Series)
Mrs. Pollock
- Undue Influence (1974) ... Mrs. Pollock
 1973 The Brontës of Haworth (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Branwell
- Home and Abroad (1973) ... Miss Branwell
- The Little King (1973) ... Miss Branwell
 1973 Jack the Ripper (TV Mini-Series)
- The First Two (1973)
 1972 Cranford (TV Series)
Miss Brown
- Part 1 (1972) ... Miss Brown
 1971 Cider with Rosie (TV Movie)
Crabby
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mother Superior, Helper at 'Jesus Saves'
- Edna, the Inebriate Woman (1971) ... Mother Superior, Helper at 'Jesus Saves'
 1971 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Hilda
- No Room for Error (1971) ... Hilda
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Armstrong
- Lilly: Part 2 (1970) ... Mrs. Armstrong
- Lilly: Part 1 (1970) ... Mrs. Armstrong
 1969 The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (TV Series)
Mrs. Flittersnoop
- Branestawm's Theatre (1969) ... Mrs. Flittersnoop
- Branestawm and Time (1969) ... Mrs. Flittersnoop
- Branestawm, Water and Fred (1969) ... Mrs. Flittersnoop
- Branestawm and Paper (1969) ... Mrs. Flittersnoop
- Branestawm's Disappearing Abolisher (1969) ... Mrs. Flittersnoop
 1968 Subterfuge
Waitress
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Retreat (1968)
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Maid
- Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) ... Maid
 1967 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Staff Nurse Murdoch
- Episode #1.220 (1967) ... Staff Nurse Murdoch
- Episode #1.219 (1967) ... Staff Nurse Murdoch
 1963-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sarah / Bronwen Iorweth / Princess Marie
- The Stone Dance (1963) ... Bronwen Iorweth
- War and Peace (1963) ... Princess Marie
 1967 Six Bites of the Cherry (TV Series)
Various roles
- Manhood (1967) ... Various roles
- Death (1967) ... Various roles
- Maturity (1967) ... Various roles
- Youth (1967) ... Various roles
- Adolescence (1967) ... Various roles
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Beth Geddes
- Call in Cameron (1967) ... Beth Geddes
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Newman
- The Golden Year (1966) ... Mrs. Newman
 1966 North and South (TV Mini-Series)
Fanny Thornton
- Meeting Again (1966) ... Fanny Thornton
- Looking South (1966) ... Fanny Thornton
- Dark Nights (1966) ... Fanny Thornton
- Men and Gentlemen (1966) ... Fanny Thornton
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
Xanthippe
- The Death of Socrates (1966) ... Xanthippe
 1965 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
Martha Singer
- A Slight Case of Matrimony (1965) ... Martha Singer
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
Chief marcher
- Relationships (1964) ... Chief marcher
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
- Wives and Lovers (1963)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Lillian, Gimlet's conductress
- Just You Wait (1963) ... Lillian, Gimlet's conductress
 1962 The Bacchae (TV Series)
Chorus
- Part 2 (1962) ... Chorus
- Part 1 (1962) ... Chorus
 1962 Antigone (TV Mini-Series)
Antigone
- Part 2 (1962) ... Antigone
- Part 1 (1962) ... Antigone
 1961 The Wakefield Shepherd's Play (Short)
Mary
 1961 Doctor Faustus (TV Series)
Duchess of Vanholt
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... Duchess of Vanholt
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Waitress
- I Having Dreamt Awake (1961) ... Waitress
 1959 The Eustace Diamonds (TV Series)
Ellen
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Ellen
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She acted in David Thompson's translation of Moliere's play, "Tartuffe," at the Greenwich Theatre in London, England with Leonard Rossiter, Ewan Hooper, Betty Hardy, Neil Daglish, Denys Hawthorne, Scott Antony, Richard Mayes, and Patrick Hannaway in the cast. David Thompson was director. See more »

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5' 3" (1.6 m)
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