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Fabia Drake (1904–1990)

Fabia Drake was born on January 20, 1904 in Herne Bay, Kent, England as Fabia Drake McGlinchy. She was an actress, known for A Room with a View (1985), Valmont (1989) and Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985). She was married to Maxwell Turner. She died on February 28, 1990 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 86) in London, England, UK

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 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Mary Fraser
- Sickness and Health (1989) ... Mary Fraser
 1988 The Rainbow (TV Series)
Aunt Olga
- The Darkness of Paradise (1988) ... Aunt Olga
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1988)
 1988 Troubles (TV Series)
Mrs. Rappaport
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Mrs. Rappaport
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mrs. Rappaport
 1988 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Mrs. Jarman
- Last Bus to Woodstock (1988) ... Mrs. Jarman
 1987 A Wreath of Roses (TV Movie)
Frances
 1987 Imaginary Friends (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Bunting
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Miss Bunting
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Miss Bunting
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Miss Bunting
 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Series)
Bookshop Owner
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Bookshop Owner
 1985 Year of the Dragon
Nun
 1985 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Miss Nesbitt
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Miss Nesbitt
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Blake
- Lent (1985) ... Mrs. Blake
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Mabel Layton
- Daughters of the Regiment (1984) ... Mabel Layton
- Ordeal by Fire (1984) ... Mabel Layton
- Regimental Silver (1984) ... Mabel Layton
- Questions of Loyalty (1984) ... Mabel Layton
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Miss Simpson
- Gingerbread Girl: Part 3 (1984) ... Miss Simpson
- Gingerbread Girl: Part 2 (1984) ... Miss Simpson
- Gingerbread Girl: Part 1 (1984) ... Miss Simpson
 1982 Let There Be Love (TV Series)
Mrs. Morrison
- Man and Superman (1982) ... Mrs. Morrison
 1981 Stainless Steel and Star Spies (TV Movie) (voice)
 1978 Selwyn (TV Series)
Duchess
- Take a Tip from Selwyn (1978) ... Duchess
 1976-1977 Big Boy Now! (TV Series)
Mrs. Heather Marchant
- Follow That Cat (1977) ... Mrs. Heather Marchant
- Edgar's Other Woman (1977) ... Mrs. Heather Marchant
- Supergirl (1977) ... Mrs. Heather Marchant
- Ships with Everything (1977) ... Mrs. Heather Marchant
- Mr and Mrs (1977) ... Mrs. Heather Marchant
 1974 Got It Made
Aunt Olive
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Lady Pulman
- The Man with Two Beards (1974) ... Lady Pulman
 1974 Sykes (TV Series)
Miss Bandicott
- A Bandage (1974) ... Miss Bandicott
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Series)
Countess of Midlothian
- Part Four (1974) ... Countess of Midlothian
- Part Three (1974) ... Countess of Midlothian
- Part Two (1974) ... Countess of Midlothian
- Part One (1974) ... Countess of Midlothian
 1972 Cranford (TV Series)
Mrs. Jamieson
- Part 4 (1972) ... Mrs. Jamieson
- Part 3 (1972) ... Mrs. Jamieson
- Part 2 (1972) ... Mrs. Jamieson
- Part 1 (1972) ... Mrs. Jamieson
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
- Knightmare (1971)
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Dr. Whiteland
- Where There's a Will... (1971) ... Dr. Whiteland
- Upton Sells Out? (1971) ... Dr. Whiteland
 1971 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Mrs. Duval
- Promotion (1971) ... Mrs. Duval
 1970 The Devil's Widow
Miss Gibson
 1970 Ours Is a Nice House (TV Series)
Madame Roshay
- French with Tears (1970) ... Madame Roshay
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Woman
- The Actors (1970) ... Woman (uncredited)
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Duchess of Haverstock
- Keep 'Em Rolling (1970) ... Duchess of Haverstock
 1969-1970 A Present for Dickie (TV Series)
Mrs. Upshott-Mainwaring
- Mini's Green Eye (1970) ... Mrs. Upshott-Mainwaring
- Mini Golf (1970) ... Mrs. Upshott-Mainwaring
- Splash Headline (1970) ... Mrs. Upshott-Mainwaring
- Regina Versus Mini (1970) ... Mrs. Upshott-Mainwaring
- Things That Go Bump (1970) ... Mrs. Upshott-Mainwaring
 1969 A Nice Girl Like Me
Miss Grimsby
 1969 Albert! (TV Series)
Miss Merritt
- The Verge of Stardom (1969) ... Miss Merritt
 1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Maud Price
- There's This Bird, See... (1969) ... Maud Price
 1969 Wild, Wild Women (TV Series)
Lady Fortescue
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Lady Fortescue
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Agnes Gregory
- The Little Bits and Pieces of Love (1969) ... Agnes Gregory
 1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Roberta Lamb
- In Bulk (1968) ... Roberta Lamb
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Receptionist
- Man from the Dead (1967) ... Receptionist
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Aunt Emerald
- Lucinda (1967) ... Aunt Emerald
 1967 Haunted (TV Series)
Professor Harwood
- The Girl on a Swing (1967) ... Professor Harwood
 1967 Sorry I'm Single (TV Series)
Mrs. Barrett
- The Best Man (1967) ... Mrs. Barrett
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Welfare Worker
- Arrival (1967) ... Welfare Worker
 1967 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mrs. Westmacott
- Is a Golfer a Gentleman? (1967) ... Mrs. Westmacott
 1966 Meet the Wife (TV Series)
Dance Teacher
- Old Time Dancing (1966) ... Dance Teacher
 1966 Major Barbara (TV Movie)
Mrs. Baines
 1966 The Heart of Midlothian (TV Movie)
Queen Caroline
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Edna Bossom
- A Soiree at Blossom's Hotel (1966) ... Edna Bossom
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Tilley Sr.
- Man Without a Mortgage (1966) ... Mrs. Tilley Sr.
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
Colonel Adams
- The Danger Makers (1966) ... Colonel Adams
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Mrs. Goulding-Foster
- Episode #1.2 (1966)
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Mrs. Goulding-Foster
 1964-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Aunt Prudence / Aunt Hattie
- The Smart Detective (1965) ... Aunt Prudence
 1965 Night Train to Surbiton (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Banks
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Mrs. Banks
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... Mrs. Banks
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... Mrs. Banks
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... Mrs. Banks
 1965 Dead End Creek (TV Series)
Lady Darby
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Langley-Brown
- Ticket for the Nudes (1963) ... Mrs. Langley-Brown
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Mrs. Benthaw
- Time Check (1963) ... Mrs. Benthaw
 1963 Dial RIX (TV Series)
Miss Phelps
- Come Prancing (1963) ... Miss Phelps
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Lady Dumbleton / Mrs. Y / Miss Muriel Whitchurch / ...
- The Canterville Ghost (1962) ... Lady Dumbleton
- Up a Gum Tree (1962) ... Mrs. Y
 1962 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Mrs. Green
- Stainproofer (1962) ... Mrs. Green
- Painting Fenner's Flat (1962) ... Mrs. Green
 1961 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Marlow
- The Case of the Silent Thief (1961) ... Mrs. Marlow
 1961 What a Whopper
Mrs. Pinner
 1961 The Truth About Billy Newton (TV Movie)
Monica Manton
 1961 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
 1961 Seven Keys
Mrs. Piggott
 1960-1961 Persuasion (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Russell
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... Lady Russell
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Lady Russell
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Lady Russell
 1960 Whack-O! (TV Series)
Mrs. Cheviot
- Episode #6.1 (1960) ... Mrs. Cheviot
 1959 Bleak House (TV Series)
Mrs. Badger
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Mrs. Badger
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Mrs. Badger
 1959 Operation Bullshine
Junior Commander Maddox A.T.S.
 1957-1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
Lady Cromberry / Countess Of Cramerton
- The Italian Maid (1958) ... Lady Cromberry
- The Broach (1957) ... Countess Of Cramerton
 1957 Not Wanted on Voyage
Mrs. Brough
 1957/II Violent Stranger
Sister Veronica
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Miss Figgis
- Corinth House (1956) ... Miss Figgis
 1955 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Leadmill
- The Golden Fleece (1955) ... Lady Leadmill
 1955 All for Mary
Opulent Lady
 1954 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Lady Probus
 1954 Caste (TV Movie)
Marquise de St. Maur
 1952 The Hour of 13
Lady Elmbridge
 1951 Young Wives' Tale
Nanny Blott
 1951 White Corridors
Miss Farmer
 1950 The World of Light (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wenham
 1950 Mrs. Dot (TV Movie)
Lady Sellinger
 1949 Poet's Pub
Lady Mercy Cotton
 1949 All Over the Town
Miss Gelding
 1939 The Torchbearers (TV Movie)
Miss Florence Corbett
 1938 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
Myra Arundel
 1938 Meet Mr. Penny
Annie Penny
 1917 Masks and Faces
Triplet's Child

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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," in the Stratford Summer Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Wilfred Walter and Randle Ayrton in the cast. Komisarjevsky was director. See more »

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Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

The lovely thing about being an ancient actress is that you don't have to retire, it's just there are older parts to play.

Trivia:

Prominent British stage actress (from 1913) whose close to seven-decade reign included a wealth of Shakespearean ladies (Lady Macbeth, Portia, Viola, Helena, Beatrice). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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