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Joan Heath (I) (1912–2000)

Joan Heath also appeared in 'Coronation Street' in 1960 playing May Hardman who was the first character to be killed off in the show. Her character was referred to in episode two but was first seen in episode three and for the following four episodes making her final appearance in the show on 30th December 1960. See full bio »

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Known For

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son Zita's mother
(1972)
Emmerdale Farm
Emmerdale Farm Mrs. Gibson
(1977)
Dilemma
Dilemma Mrs. Barnes
(1962)
Debbie Go Home
Debbie Go Home Mrs. de Villiers
(1962)

Filmography

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 1990 Bread (TV Series)
May Mattheson
- Episode #6.8 (1990) ... May Mattheson
 1987 Bulman (TV Series)
Gallery owner
- Ministry of Accidents (1987) ... Gallery owner
 1980 Lady Killers (TV Series)
Mrs. Penfold
- Don't Let Them Kill Me on Wednesday (1980) ... Mrs. Penfold
 1979 Leave It to Charlie (TV Series)
 1979 How We Used to Live (TV Series)
Mrs. Purkiss
- Fit for a Lady (1979) ... Mrs. Purkiss
 1978 Mind Your Language (TV Series)
Mrs. Short
- The Examination (1978) ... Mrs. Short
 1977 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Mrs. Gibson
- Episode #1.408 (1977) ... Mrs. Gibson
 1977 Yanks Go Home (TV Series)
Mrs. Grindrod
- Bed of Roses (1977) ... Mrs. Grindrod
 1972-1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Miss Agnes Baker / Dr. Kathleen Weatherby / Mary Denton
- Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (1977) ... Dr. Kathleen Weatherby
- Security Risk: Part 1 (1974) ... Mary Denton
- A Genial Man: Regina v Bolton: Part 3 (1972) ... Miss Agnes Baker
- A Genial Man: Regina v Bolton: Part 2 (1972) ... Miss Agnes Baker
 1975 How's Your Father? (TV Series)
Jessie Holroyd
- Last Tango in Laburnum Avenue (1975) ... Jessie Holroyd
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Mrs. Farrow
- The Secret of the Magnifique (1973) ... Mrs. Farrow
 1972 Dead of Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Thirkell
- Bedtime (1972) ... Mrs. Thirkell
 1972 The Brothers (TV Series)
Mrs. Stewart
- Full Circle (1972) ... Mrs. Stewart
 1970-1971 A Family at War (TV Series)
Mary Foster
- Spread a Little Happiness (1971) ... Mary Foster
- A Separate Peace (1971) ... Mary Foster
- I Wanted to Be with You (1971) ... Mary Foster
- Clash by Night (1971) ... Mary Foster
- A Time to Be Born (1970) ... Mary Foster
 1970 Villette (TV Series)
Mrs. Bretton
- Breakfast in the Country (1970) ... Mrs. Bretton
- A Mighty Revelation (1970) ... Mrs. Bretton
- The Long Summer (1970) ... Mrs. Bretton
- Crossing the Styx (1970) ... Mrs. Bretton
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Mrs. Hart
- P. and O. (1969) ... Mrs. Hart
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Bridget
- Murder: Mr Buchanan (1969) ... Bridget
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
Miss. Vyner
- Love Thy Neighbour (1968) ... Miss. Vyner
 1966-1968 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Maggie Ramsay / Mrs. Hannon
- To Janet, a Son (1968) ... Maggie Ramsay
- The General (1966) ... Mrs. Hannon
 1967 Turn Out the Lights (TV Series)
Mrs. Thursby Ackland
- The Happy Medium (1967) ... Mrs. Thursby Ackland
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series)
Madame Rinquet
- The Traveller (1966) ... Madame Rinquet
 1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Adams
- Unlawful Possession (1965) ... Mrs. Adams
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Jessie Spring
- Song of Death (1965) ... Jessie Spring
 1958-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs Huxtable / Mrs. Lutz
- The Edwardians #4: The Madras House (1965) ... Mrs Huxtable
- Johnny Belinda (1958) ... Mrs. Lutz
 1965 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
Mrs. Galt
- Arrangement in Black and White (1965) ... Mrs. Galt
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Mrs. Hordern
- But the Joneses Never Get Letters (1965) ... Mrs. Hordern
 1963-1965 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dame Laura Vyner / Mrs. Morton
- Episode #1.775 (1965) ... Dame Laura Vyner
- Episode #1.586 (1963) ... Mrs. Morton
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Mrs. Sutcliffe
- I Love You (1964) ... Mrs. Sutcliffe
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Anderson
- Clues Are What You Think (1964) ... Mrs. Anderson
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Matron
- Veronica (1963) ... Matron
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Mme. Chantal
- Secrets (1963) ... Mme. Chantal
 1958-1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Dinsdale / Old Woman
- Late Summer (1963) ... Mrs. Dinsdale
- The Rat Wife (1958) ... Old Woman
 1962-1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Mrs. Snow / Madame D'Arblay
- The Last Bright Hope of Georgia Snow (1963) ... Mrs. Snow
- The House of D'Arblay (1962) ... Madame D'Arblay
 1962 Debbie Go Home (TV Short)
Mrs. de Villiers
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Harriet Brocklebank
- Vanishing Act (1962) ... Harriet Brocklebank
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Woman in Train
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Woman in Train
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Viola Widgery
- The Second Curtain (1962) ... Viola Widgery
 1961 The Younger Generation (TV Series)
Peter's mother
- The Mating Age (1961) ... Peter's mother
 1960 Coronation Street (TV Series)
May Hardman
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... May Hardman
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... May Hardman
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... May Hardman
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... May Hardman
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... May Hardman
 1960 Kipps (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gawkins
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... Mrs. Gawkins
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Mrs. Gawkins
 1959-1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
County female / Secretary
- The Double Deception (1960) ... County female
- Find a Girl from Nowhere (1959) ... Secretary
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Martin
- Pickup Girl (1957) ... Mrs. Martin
 1957 Another Language (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hallam
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Empress Elizabeth of Austria
- The Masque of Kings (1955) ... The Empress Elizabeth of Austria
 1954 Six Characters in Search of an Author (TV Movie)
The Mother
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World", at the Library Theatre in Manchester, England with Peter Whitbread, Barbara Lott, Diana Olsson and Muriel Barker in the cast. Stuart Latham was the director.
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