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Gretchen Franklin (1911–2005)

Gretchen Franklin made her first screen appearance in the 1954 British suspense film Shadow of Fear (1954), directed by Albert S. Rogell, in which she acted alongside Mona Freeman, Jean Kent and Maxwell Reed. During the 1960s and 70s she made her name through guest roles on various sit-coms, such as Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973) which starred ... See full bio »

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 1994 Monster Cafe (TV Series) (1995)
 1990 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
Daddy's Fiance
- Episode Four (1990) ... Daddy's Fiance
 1985 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Old Lady in Library
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Old Lady in Library
 1984 Hallelujah! (TV Series)
Old Lady
- The Snake Pit: Part 2 (1984) ... Old Lady
- The Snake Pit: Part 1 (1984) ... Old Lady
 1984 Return to Waterloo
Woman on train
 1984 Pull the Other One (TV Series)
Elsie
- Grandma Gets Fit (1984) ... Elsie
 1983 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Aunt Gertrude
- Blood Will Out (1983) ... Aunt Gertrude
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
Cordelia
- The Foretelling (1983) ... Cordelia
 1982 Dead Ernest (TV Series)
Alice
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Alice
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Alice
 1981 Terry and June (TV Series)
Cath
- In Sickness and in Health (1981) ... Cath
 1981 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #3.5 (1981)
 1981 You're Only Young Twice (TV Series)
Gypsy Magdalena
- The Gipsey's Curse (1981) ... Gypsy Magdalena
 1981 The Other 'Arf (TV Series)
Vi
- Holding the Baby (1981) ... Vi
 1980 The Dick Emery Hour (TV Movie)
 1980 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Cook
 1980 How's Your Father? (TV Series)
Coral
- The Disco (1980)
- Help! (1980) ... Coral
 1980 Fox (TV Series)
 1980 Potter (TV Series)
Lady with dog
- Episode #2.4 (1980) ... Lady with dog
 1976-1979 George & Mildred (TV Series)
Mother
- I Gotta Horse (1979) ... Mother
- On the Second Day of Christmas (1978) ... Mother
- I Believe in Yesterday (1978) ... Mother
- Family Planning (1976) ... Mother
 1979 Quincy's Quest
Witch
 1979 Quatermass (TV Mini-Series)
Edna
- An Endangered Species (1979) ... Edna
- What Lies Beneath (1979) ... Edna
 1979 The Other One (TV Series)
Mrs. Tanner
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... Mrs. Tanner
 1979 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #17.3 (1979)
 1979 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Lockspith
- Armitage, Armitage, Fly Away Home (1979) ... Miss Lockspith
 1979 Danger UXB (TV Series)
Mrs. Flack
- Just Like a Woman (1979) ... Mrs. Flack
 1978 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Mrs. Welch
- Motorbike (1978) ... Mrs. Welch
 1978 The One and Only Phyllis Dixey (TV Movie)
Phyllis's Dresser
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Florence, the Charlady
- Trust Red (1978) ... Florence, the Charlady
 1978 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Mrs. Janes
- Five Go to Billycock Hill (1978) ... Mrs. Janes
 1978 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Aunt Maud
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Aunt Maud
 1978 Hazell (TV Series)
Pearl
- Hazell Works for Nothing (1978) ... Pearl
 1977 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Knag
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Miss Knag
 1975 I Didn't Know You Cared (TV Series)
Auntie Lil
- The Axe and Cleaver (1975) ... Auntie Lil
- Aye... Well... Mm... (1975) ... Auntie Lil
- After the Ball Was Over (1975) ... Auntie Lil
- The Old Tin Trunk (1975) ... Auntie Lil
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Mrs. Baxter
- The Fine Art of Bubble-Blowing (1975) ... Mrs. Baxter
 1974 Crossroads (TV Series)
Myrtle Harvey
- Episode #1.2174 (1974) ... Myrtle Harvey
- Episode #1.2173 (1974) ... Myrtle Harvey
 1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Nelly Baxter
- A Pocketful of Posies (1974) ... Nelly Baxter
 1973 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Mrs. Rodgers
- The Medicine Man (1973) ... Mrs. Rodgers
 1973 Bowler (TV Series)
Mum
- Without Let or Hindrance (1973) ... Mum
- The Family Tree (1973) ... Mum
- R.I.P. (1973) ... Mum
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1973) ... Mum
- Faithfully Yours (1973) ... Mum
 1972-1973 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Mrs. Porter
- Hazel (1973) ... Mrs. Porter
- Fly Away Home (1972) ... Mrs. Porter
- The Awakening (1972) ... Mrs. Porter
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Mrs. Pitt
- Secrets (1973) ... Mrs. Pitt
 1973 Secrets (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pitt
 1972-1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Mrs. Silk / Annie
- We'll Support You Evermore (1973) ... Mrs. Silk
- A Private Nuisance (1972) ... Annie
 1964-1973 Z Cars (TV Series)
Alice Hulme / Mrs. Rogers / Mrs. McKenna
- Suspicion (1973) ... Alice Hulme
- None the Worse: Part 4 (1969) ... Mrs. Rogers
- What a Main Event! (1964) ... Mrs. McKenna
 1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Mrs. Walters
- Conspiracy (1973) ... Mrs. Walters
 1972 Sykes (TV Series)
Book Stall Assistant
- Marriage (1972) ... Book Stall Assistant
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Carrie Wetherall
- Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run (1972) ... Carrie Wetherall
 1972 The Organization (TV Series)
Edna
- Veronica and Mr Pulman (1972) ... Edna
- Mr Pershore and Ken Grist (1972) ... Edna
 1972 Tarbuck's Luck (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1972)
 1971 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Aunt Harriet
- A Fair Swap (1971) ... Aunt Harriet
 1971 The Night Visitor
Mrs. Hansen
 1957-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Tea Lady / Mrs. Marriot / Edie Tidy / ...
- The Company Man (1970) ... Tea Lady
- The Man Who Came to Die (1965) ... Mrs. Marriot
- Little Doris (1963) ... Edie Tidy
- Always Something Hot (1962) ... Else
- The Trouble with Our Ivy (1961) ... Mrs. Chard
 1970 Never Say Die (TV Series)
Glenda Catchpole
- Goodbye Mr. Bridge (1970) ... Glenda Catchpole
 1965-1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Lily Oakley / Else Ramsey
- The Old Contemptible (1970) ... Lily Oakley
 1969 Castle Haven (TV Series)
Sarah Meek / Sara Meek
- Episode dated 24 December 1969 (1969) ... Sarah Meek
- Episode dated 23 December 1969 (1969) ... Sarah Meek
- Episode dated 30 September 1969 (1969) ... Sara Meek
- Episode dated 24 July 1969 (1969) ... Sarah Meek
- Episode dated 22 July 1969 (1969) ... Sara Meek
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Mrs. Barrett
- The Beckoning Fair One (1968) ... Mrs. Barrett
 1968 Subterfuge
Bus Conductress
 1968 Twisted Nerve
'Clarkie'
 1968 Gazette (TV Series)
Mrs. Page
 1961-1967 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Maggie Briggs / Mrs. Walcott / Ella Mann / ...
- The Hunch (1967) ... Maggie Briggs
- Man on the Run (1964) ... Mrs. Walcott
- A Strange Affair (1963) ... Ella Mann
- The Traffic of a Night (1961) ... Mrs. Bright
 1967 No, That's Me Over Here! (TV Series)
Mother
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Mother
 1967 How I Won the War
2nd Old Lady
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1967)
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Passenger
- Has Everyone Heard of Juliet? (1967) ... Passenger
 1966 The Marriage Lines (TV Series)
Mrs. Baker
- First House (1966) ... Mrs. Baker
 1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Martha Bray
- The Reluctant Witness (1966) ... Martha Bray
 1966 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1966)
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Miss Wallace
- Say It with Flowers (1965) ... Miss Wallace
 1965 The Murder Game
Landlady
 1965 Monster of Terror
Miss Bailey (uncredited)
 1965 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Aunt Daphne
- And Afterwards at... (1965) ... Aunt Daphne
 1965 A Slight Case of... (TV Series)
- Infidelity (1965)
 1965 Help!
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1965 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Grandma
- The Wedding (1965) ... Grandma
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
 1965 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Alice Perry
- The Invader (1965) ... Alice Perry
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Iris
- A Harsh World for Zealots (1965) ... Iris
 1963-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs. Morton / Mabel Dunnock
- No Baby, No Baby at All (1965) ... Mrs. Morton
- Vicky and the Sultan (1963) ... Mabel Dunnock
 1965 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Rose Jenkins
- The Hidden Face (1965) ... Rose Jenkins
 1963 Silent Playground
Mrs. Elgin
 1963 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Clara
- Last Race, Ginger Gentleman (1963) ... Clara
 1962 Young and Willing
Woman (uncredited)
 1962 Silent Evidence (TV Series)
Lily
- The Chosen Instrument (1962) ... Lily
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mrs. Deeker / Mrs. Brooks / Mrs. Beetle / ...
- Dackson's Wharf (1962) ... Mrs. Deeker
 1961 Flame in the Streets
Mrs. Bingham
 1961 Ticket to Paradise
Mrs. Higginbottom
 1959-1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Catt / Mrs. Wilson / Susan Sillsby
- Unfinished Journey (1959) ... Mrs. Wilson
 1960 Stuff and Nonsense (TV Movie)
Mrs. Flower
 1960 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Parkin
- Episode #1.320 (1960) ... Mrs. Parkin
- Episode #1.313 (1960) ... Mrs. Parkin
 1960 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Mrs. Paterson
- The Man Who Tried Too Hard: Part 1 (1960) ... Mrs. Paterson
 1959 A Kiss for Cinderella (TV Movie)
Marion
 1959 Bleak House (TV Series)
Mrs. Guppy
- Episode #1.11 (1959) ... Mrs. Guppy
 1956-1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Gravas / Nellie
- The Advocate (1959) ... Mrs. Gravas
- All Correct, Sir (1956) ... Nellie
 1959 The Artful Dodger (TV Series)
Sylvia Morris
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Sylvia Morris
 1957 The Secret Place
Mother (uncredited)
 1957 Bullet from the Past (Short)
Mrs. Roper
 1956 David Copperfield (TV Series)
Mrs. Heep
- Part 12 (1956) ... Mrs. Heep
- Part 11 (1956) ... Mrs. Heep
 1956 High Terrace
Mrs. Webb
 1956 Operation Conspiracy
Emmie
 1955 Portrait of Alison (TV Series)
Chambermaid
- Episode #1.6 (1955) ... Chambermaid
 1954 Shadow of Fear
Elsie
 1953 A Place of Execution (TV Series)
Charlady
- Eye for an Eye (1953) ... Charlady
 1949 The Gay Lady
Martha (uncredited)
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5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Personal Quote:

At my age one isn't buying new fur coats or diamonds. [In reference to giving all the money earned from the television repeats of her work to charity] See more »

Trivia:

In 1929, she went to dance lessons at the Theatre Girls Club in Soho, London and became a noted tap dancer and founded a quartet called Four Brilliant Blondes. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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