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Sheila Hancock


Sheila Hancock was born February 22, 1933. on the Isle of Wight. She later moved to King's Cross in London, where her mother and father ran a pub. Sheila went to Dartford Grammar School, and then with a grant she went to RADA. She then went into nine years of weekly repertory around the country. While in repertory in Bath she met actor Alec Ross, ... See full bio »
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 2014 Remember Me (TV Mini-Series)
Loveday Hutton
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Loveday Hutton
 2013 Delicious
Patti
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Melba
- Nellie and Melba (2012) ... Melba
 2012 Hustle (TV Series)
Dolly Hammond
- Picasso Finger Painting (2012) ... Dolly Hammond
 2011-2012 North by Northamptonshire (TV Series)
Narrator
- Six (2012) ... Narrator
- Five (2011) ... Narrator
- Four (2011) ... Narrator
- Three (2011) ... Narrator
- One (2011) ... Narrator
 2011 Just Henry (TV Movie)
Gran
 2010 Words of the Blitz
Various
 2009 Moving On (TV Series)
Liz
- The Rain Has Stopped (2009) ... Liz
 2007 Fallen Angel (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Youlgreave
- The Office of the Dead (2007) ... Lady Youlgreave
- The Judgement of Strangers (2007) ... Lady Youlgreave
 2006 After Thomas (TV Movie)
Granny Pat
 2006 The Catherine Tate Show (TV Series)
June
- Episode #3.6 (2006) ... June
 2005 Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Guppy
- Episode #1.15 (2005) ... Mrs. Guppy
- Episode #1.10 (2005) ... Mrs. Guppy
 2004/I Yes
Aunt
 2004 Feather Boy (TV Series)
Edith Sorrel
- Episode #1.6 (2004) ... Edith Sorrel
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... Edith Sorrel
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Edith Sorrel
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Edith Sorrel
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Edith Sorrel
 2003 Fortysomething (TV Series)
Gwendolen Hartley
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Gwendolen Hartley
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Gwendolen Hartley
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Gwendolen Hartley
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Gwendolen Hartley
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Gwendolen Hartley
 2002 Bait (TV Movie)
Pam Raeburn
 2002 The Practicality of Magnolia (TV Series)
Isobel
 2001 Love or Money (TV Movie)
Teresa
 2001 The Russian Bride (TV Movie)
Dora Blossom
 2000-2001 EastEnders (TV Series)
Barbara
- Episode dated 24 July 2001 (2001) ... Barbara
- Episode dated 1 March 2001 (2001) ... Barbara
- Episode dated 6 July 2000 (2000) ... Barbara
 2000 The Thing About Vince (TV Mini-Series)
Pat
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Pat
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Pat
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Pat
 1999 Hold Back the Night
Vera
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Cook
 1998 Close Relations (TV Mini-Series)
Dorothy Hammond
 1997 Love and Death on Long Island
Mrs. Barker
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Sarah Meadows
- Blood Money (1997) ... Sarah Meadows
 1995 Shooting Gallery (TV Series)
- Love Hurts (1995)
 1995 Dangerous Lady (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Ryan
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Sarah Ryan
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Sarah Ryan
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Sarah Ryan
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Sarah Ryan
 1995 The Buccaneers (TV Mini-Series)
Dowager Duchess / Duchess of Trevenick
- Plunder (1995) ... Dowager Duchess
- Capture (1995) ... Dowager Duchess
- Ambush (1995) ... Dowager Duchess
- Conquest (1995) ... Duchess of Trevenick
 1993-1994 Brighton Belles (TV Series)
Frances
- Gilbert's Return (1994) ... Frances
- The Younger Man (1994) ... Frances
- The Break-In (1994) ... Frances
- That Was No Lady (1994) ... Frances
- The Transplant (1993) ... Frances
 1994 A Business Affair
Judith
 1993 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series)
Anna Maria
 1993 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Frances
- Brighton Belles: Pilot (1993) ... Frances
 1992 Gone to Seed (TV Series)
Mag
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Mag
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Mag
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Mag
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Mag
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mag
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
- The Death of the Self (1992) ... (uncredited)
 1992 No Head for Heights (TV Short)
Caroline
 1991 My Kingdom for a Horse (TV Series)
Steve's Mother
 1991 Gone to the Dogs (TV Mini-Series)
Jean
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Jean
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Jean
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Jean
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Jean
 1989 Asterix and the Big Fight
Impedimenta (English version, voice)
 1989 Jumping the Queue (TV Series)
Matilda Poliport
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Matilda Poliport
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Matilda Poliport
 1989 Bradley (TV Series)
Monica Pobjoy
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Monica Pobjoy
 1988 The Universe of Dermot Finn (Short)
Mother of Pearl
 1988 Buster
Mrs. Rothery
 1988 The Love Child
Edith
 1988 Hawks
Regina
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Malaprop
- The Rivals (1988) ... Mrs. Malaprop
 1987 Making Waves (Short)
Doris
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
Kate
- I Met a Man Who Wasn't There (1985) ... Kate
 1985 Home to Roost (TV Series)
Sue
- The Way We Were (1985) ... Sue
 1985 Dramarama (TV Series)
Rita Chartell
- The Audition (1985) ... Rita Chartell
 1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Ellen
- The Remainder Man (1982) ... Ellen
 1980 Comedy Tonight (TV Movie)
 1980 The Wildcats of St. Trinian's
Olga Vandemeer
 1979 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (TV Movie)
Jadis - The White Witch (English version, voice)
 1976 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Panellist
- Dead Grass (1976) ... Panellist
 1976 Couples (TV Series)
Joan Skinner
- Episode #1.54 (1976) ... Joan Skinner
- Episode #1.53 (1976) ... Joan Skinner
- Episode #1.52 (1976) ... Joan Skinner
- Episode #1.51 (1976) ... Joan Skinner
- Episode #1.50 (1976) ... Joan Skinner
 1970-1973 Menace (TV Series)
Rose / Toni Patra
- Comfortable Words (1973) ... Rose
 1972 Full House (TV Series)
Countdown cast member
- Episode dated 16 December 1972 (1972) ... Countdown cast member
 1971 Frankie Howerd's Hour (TV Mini-Series)
Special Guest Star
- Episode #1.2 (1971) ... Special Guest Star
 1970-1971 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Claire Love / Wendy Hillbright
- Better Than a Man (1970) ... Wendy Hillbright
 1969-1971 Mr. Digby Darling (TV Series)
Thelma Teesdale
- Contest (1971) ... Thelma Teesdale
- Love (1971) ... Thelma Teesdale
- Wives (1971) ... Thelma Teesdale
- Safe Breakers (1971) ... Thelma Teesdale
- Rats (1970) ... Thelma Teesdale
 1971 Shadows of Fear (TV Series)
Anne Brand
- Sugar and Spice (1971) ... Anne Brand
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Freda
- Sealed with a Loving Kiss (1970) ... Freda
 1968 Pick of the Year (TV Movie)
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Kaff / Naomi Woodley
- Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1968) ... Kaff
- Horizontal Hold (1968) ... Naomi Woodley
 1968 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series)
- Simply Sheila (1968)
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Mrs. Markle
- Born Victim (1968) ... Mrs. Markle
 1968 Beryl Reid Says Good Evening (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1968)
 1968 The Anniversary
Karen Taggart
 1967 How I Won the War
Mrs. Clapper's Friend
 1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Alice
- Compensation Alice (1967) ... Alice
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Cynthia / Vi
- The Devil and All His Mischief (1966) ... Cynthia
- Not for Just an Hour (1966) ... Vi
 1965-1966 The Bed-Sit Girl (TV Series)
Sheila Ross
- Episode #2.6 (1966) ... Sheila Ross
- Episode #2.5 (1966) ... Sheila Ross
- Episode #2.4 (1966) ... Sheila Ross
- Episode #2.3 (1966) ... Sheila Ross
- Episode #2.2 (1966) ... Sheila Ross
 1965 The Wednesday Thriller (TV Series)
Joyce Lambert
- The Regulator (1965) ... Joyce Lambert
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Hetty
- A Fearful Thing (1965) ... Hetty
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Olive Leech
- Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (1964) ... Olive Leech
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Winifred
- Say Nothing (1964) ... Winifred
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Jackie Lambert / Janet
- June Fall (1963) ... Jackie Lambert
 1961-1962 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Carole Taylor / Carol Taylor
- Doctor (1962) ... Carole Taylor
 1961 The Girl on the Boat
Jane
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Doris (uncredited)
 1960 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Greta
- Bootsie's Punctured Romance (1960) ... Greta
 1960 Doctor in Love
Librarian (uncredited)
 1960 Skywatch
Theatre Act
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Other Works:

She directed Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Critic," in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Roy Kinnear, Edward Petherbridge, Selina Cadell, Greg Hicks, Claire Moore, Eleanor Bron, Jonathan Hyde, Ian McKellen, and Laurance Rudic in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on accepting the CBE and being a devout Quaker] They said it was fine because it was for my work and it was earned. See more »

Trivia:

She is a breast cancer survivor. Her first husband, actor Alec Ross, died of cancer in 1971 and her second husband, actor John Thaw, died of esophageal cancer in 2002. She has been a spokesperson for Cancer BACUP. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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