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Joan Hickson (I) (1906–1998)

Joan Hickson was born in 1906 at Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Her stage career began with provincial theater in 1927, going on to a long series of West End comedies, usually playing the part of a confused or eccentric middle-age woman. She performed at the Regent's Park Open Air Theater, at the time London was subject to World War II bombing. Her ... See full bio »

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 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Delia
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
Bea
- Daylight Robbery (1986) ... Bea
 1986 Clockwise
Mrs. Trellis
 1983 The Outsider (TV Series)
Lillian, Lord Wrathdale's Mother
- The Homecoming (1983) ... Lillian, Lord Wrathdale's Mother
 1982 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Sarah Meade
- Auctions (1982) ... Sarah Meade
 1982 Take Three Women (TV Series)
Lady Dickinson
 1982 Barriers (TV Series)
Traffic warden
- Episode #2.6 (1982) ... Traffic warden
 1981 Strangers (TV Series)
Miss Robinson
- Stand and Deliver (1981) ... Miss Robinson
 1981 Ladykillers (TV Series)
Carrie Esther Rapley
- My Perfect Husband (1981) ... Carrie Esther Rapley
 1969-1981 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Massie / Mrs. Trix
- A Ferry Ride Away (1981) ... Mrs. Massie
- Murder: Identikit (1969) ... Mrs. Trix
 1975-1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
Elizabeth Penn / Mary Freebody / Mary Emily Freebody
- Proof Spirits: Part 1 (1981) ... Elizabeth Penn
- A Bang or a Whimper: Part 1 (1976) ... Mary Freebody
- Evil Liver (1975) ... Mary Emily Freebody
 1981 Nanny (TV Series)
Mrs. Nesbitt
- Goats and Tigers (1981) ... Mrs. Nesbitt
 1980 The Taming of the Shrew (TV Movie)
Widow
 1980 Bedroom Farce (TV Movie)
Delia
 1980 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie)
Mrs. Rivington
 1979 Yanks
Mrs. Moody
 1976 The Crezz (TV Series)
Mrs. Bronte
- Pitman's Folly (1976) ... Mrs. Bronte
- The Battle of Harvey Street (1976) ... Mrs. Bronte
- Fire Down Below (1976) ... Mrs. Bronte
 1976 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Abbey Potterson
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Abbey Potterson
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mother
- Tiptoe Through the Tulips (1976) ... Mother
 1976 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Mrs. Henderson
- Old Folks' Party (1976) ... Mrs. Henderson
 1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Edna Dewfall
- A Free Woman (1975) ... Edna Dewfall
 1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Mrs. Gibbons
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Ursula Garfield
- Pie in the Sky (1975) ... Ursula Garfield
 1974 South Riding (TV Series)
Agnes Sigglesthwaite
- Dreams and Destinations (1974) ... Agnes Sigglesthwaite
 1974 Good Girl (TV Series)
Mrs. Morrow
- If You Can Dream (1974) ... Mrs. Morrow
- Does the Road Wind Uphill? (1974) ... Mrs. Morrow
- Be Good, Sweet Maid (1974) ... Mrs. Morrow
- A Ministering Angel Thou (1974) ... Mrs. Morrow
- How Doth the Little Busy Bee? (1974) ... Mrs. Morrow
 1974 Confessions of a Window Cleaner
Mrs. Radlett
 1973 Two Old Dears (TV Series)
 1973 Carry on Girls
Mrs. Dukes
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Madame Latour
- A-Hunting We Will Go (1973) ... Madame Latour
 1973 The Upper Crusts (TV Series)
Mrs. Stubbs
- A Tradition of Service (1973) ... Mrs. Stubbs
 1973 Theatre of Blood
Mrs. Sprout
 1973 After Loch Lomond (TV Movie)
Nancy
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
Mother
- Episode dated 6 January 1973 (1973) ... Mother
 1969-1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Hope-Rising / Mrs. Beatrice Williams
- Just in Time for Christmas (1972) ... Mrs. Hope-Rising
- Hester Lilly (1969) ... Mrs. Beatrice Williams
 1972 Sykes (TV Series)
Nurse
- Dream (1972) ... Nurse
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Edith Broughton
- The Man Outside (1972) ... Edith Broughton
 1972 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Ethel
- Brother Dear Brother (1972) ... Ethel
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Martha
- Murder Story (1972) ... Martha
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Hilda Tuttle
- Family Tree (1971) ... Hilda Tuttle
 1971 Friends
Lady in Bookstore
 1970 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mrs. Pugsley
- Feminine Company (1970) ... Mrs. Pugsley
- A Kind of Love-in (1970) ... Mrs. Pugsley
- A Man's Man About the House (1970) ... Mrs. Pugsley
- A Spot of Natural Expression (1970) ... Mrs. Pugsley
- A Little Learning (1970) ... Mrs. Pugsley
 1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Elsie Francis
- The Paperhangers (1969) ... Elsie Francis
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Mrs. Carter
- Episode (1969) ... Mrs. Carter
 1969 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
 1969 The Possessed (TV Mini-Series)
Madame Drosdov
- The Sins of Others (1969) ... Madame Drosdov
 1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Mrs. Weston
- Dracula (1968) ... Mrs. Weston
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Monkstown
- A Second Look (1968) ... Mrs. Monkstown
 1965 The Secret of My Success
Mrs. Pringle
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Elsie Amble
- The Long House (1965) ... Elsie Amble
 1958-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs. Caley / Nurse Braddock / Mrs. Pearson
- Deep and Crisp and Stolen (1964) ... Mrs. Caley
- Two on the Beach (1961) ... Mrs. Pearson
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Jenkins
- The Cure for Love (1964) ... Mrs. Jenkins
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Mrs. Curtis
- Yesterday's Enemies (1964) ... Mrs. Curtis
 1964 Paris 1900 (TV Series)
Madame Aigreville
- Fashions for Ladies (1964) ... Madame Aigreville
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Maggie's mother
- Maggie (1964) ... Maggie's mother
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Sara Forsythe
- The Gentle Spies (1963) ... Sara Forsythe
 1963 The Victorians (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Jenkins
- Two Roses (1963) ... Mrs. Jenkins
 1963 Heavens Above!
Housewife
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Mrs. Dixon
- Three of a Kind (1963) ... Mrs. Dixon
 1963 Nurse on Wheels
Mrs. Wood
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Rose Waterhouse
- The Creative Impulse (1962) ... Rose Waterhouse
 1962 Not at All (TV Movie)
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Landlady
 1962 Silent Evidence (TV Series)
Martha Bligh
- The Chosen Instrument (1962) ... Martha Bligh
 1962 Hugh and I (TV Series)
Miss Jenks
- A Fete Worse Than Death (1962) ... Miss Jenks
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Yonelet
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Mrs. Yonelet
 1962 In the Doghouse
Miss Gibbs
 1962 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
 1959-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Uncle Ted / Emmie Belton
- A Resounding Tinkle (1961) ... Uncle Ted
- After the Party (1960) ... Emmie Belton
 1961 Echo Four Two (TV Series)
Katie Worth
- The Kite Dropper (1961) ... Katie Worth
 1961 Roommates
Mrs. Bostwick
 1961 One Way Pendulum (TV Movie)
Aunt Mildred
 1961 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Mrs Shaw
- The Man Who Made a List: Part 2 (1961) ... Mrs Shaw
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Matron
 1961 Beware of Children
Cook
 1961 His and Hers
Phoebe
 1960 Barnaby Rudge (TV Series)
Mrs. Varden
- Episode #1.13 (1960) ... Mrs. Varden
- Episode #1.10 (1960) ... Mrs. Varden
- Episode #1.9 (1960) ... Mrs. Varden
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... Mrs. Varden
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... Mrs. Varden
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Patient at Dr. Gulliver's Surgery (uncredited)
 1960 Doctor in Love
Nurse (uncredited)
 1960 The Day After Tomorrow (TV Movie)
Mrs. Deakin
 1960 Carry on, Constable
Mrs. May
 1959 Please Turn Over
Saleswoman
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Rosemary
 1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Miss Knowles
- Episode #1.273 (1959) ... Miss Knowles
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Madame Dupont
- The Mink Coat (1959) ... Madame Dupont
 1959 The 39 Steps
Miss Dobson
 1959 Carry on Nurse
Sister
 1950-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Millie Blunt / Miss Montmorency / Miss Linkinghorne
- Brian Rix Presents #5: A Policeman's Lot (1959) ... Millie Blunt
- Miss Hargreaves (1950) ... Miss Linkinghorne
 1959 The Return of Peggy Atherton (TV Movie)
Mrs.Hickory
 1958 The Horse's Mouth (uncredited)
 1958 Behind the Mask (uncredited)
 1958 The Sky Larks (TV Series)
Salome
- Find the Lady (1958) ... Salome
 1958 Chain of Events
Barmaid
 1958 Law and Disorder
Aunt Florence
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
Mrs. Bowels
 1957 All at Sea
Mrs. Kent
 1957 The Royalty (TV Series)
Miss Plimm
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... Miss Plimm
 1957 No Time for Tears
Sister Duckworth
 1957 The Ship Was Loaded
Mother
 1956 The Extra Day
Mrs. West
 1956 Child in the House
Cook
 1956 The Last Man to Hang?
Mrs. Prynne
 1956 Port of Escape
Rosalie Watchett
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Landlady
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Lady Emily Cranfield
 1956 Tears for Simon
Pharmacist (uncredited)
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
Piano Customer (uncredited)
 1955 Simon and Laura
Barmaid
 1955 A Time to Kill
Miss Edinger
 1955 The Woman for Joe
Publican's Wife (uncredited)
 1955 Value for Money
Mrs. Perkins
 1955 Doctor at Sea
Mrs. Thomas
 1955 As Long as They're Happy
Barmaid
 1954 Mad About Men
Mrs. Forster
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Pub Landlady (uncredited)
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Nurse Gibson
- Man Who Heard Everything (1954) ... Nurse Gibson
 1954 Shop Spoiled
Mrs. Jones
 1954 Dance Little Lady
Mrs. Matthews
 1954 What Every Woman Wants
Polly Ann
 1954 Heat Wave
Mrs. Hardcastle
 1954 Doctor in the House
Mrs Groaker
 1954 Man with a Million
Maggie (uncredited)
 1953 Love in Pawn
Woman in Telephone Box (uncredited)
 1953 The Broken Jug (TV Movie)
Frau Marthe
 1953 Sailor of the King
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1953 Shoot First
Station Announcer
 1953 Deadly Nightshade
Mrs. Fenton
 1952 No Haunt for a Gentleman
Mme. Omskaya
 1952 Curtain Up
Harry's Landlady
 1952 The Frightened Bride
Waitress
 1952 The Promoter
Mrs. Codleyn
 1952 Blind Man's Bluff
Mrs. Kipps
 1951 The Magic Box
Mrs. Stukely
 1951 High Treason
Mrs. Ellis
 1951 The Bell Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Gage
- The School Play (1951) ... Mrs. Gage
- Auditions (1951) ... Mrs. Gage
- Plans and Problems (1951) ... Mrs. Gage
- Angus's Birthday (1951) ... Mrs. Gage
- Is It Mumps? (1951) ... Mrs. Gage
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Hortense, the housekeeper
 1950 The Magnet
Mrs Ward
 1950 Seven Days to Noon
Mrs. Peckett
 1950 Over the Odds (TV Movie)
Mabel Phelps
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Mrs. Pearson (uncredited)
 1949 Marry Me
Mrs. Pearson
 1948 This Was a Woman
Miss Johnson
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Mending Woman (uncredited)
 1948 The Outsider
Mrs. Read
 1947 Just William's Luck
Hubert's Mother
 1947 So Well Remembered
Mother (uncredited)
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
Manx Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1946 The Trojan Brothers
Ada
 1945 Notorious Gentleman
Miss Parker
 1944 Don't Take It to Heart
Mrs. Pike
 1943 The Saint Meets the Tiger
Mary (Aunt Agatha's Maid) (uncredited)
 1941 A Voice in the Night
Katie
 1938 Second Thoughts
Ellen
 1937 The Lilac Domino
Katrina, school dustmaid
 1937 A Night of Terror
Emmy
 1935 Widow's Might
Burroughs
 1934 Trouble in Store (Short)
Mabel
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in P.L. Travers's play, "Plunder;" William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" Henrik Ibsen's play, "John Gabriel Borkman;" Samuel Beckett's play, "Happy Days;" John Osborne's play, "Watch It Come Down;" Harold Pinter's ... See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park during World War II] We kept one eye on the sky to see what was coming over. We used to feel the audience were being... stupid because they sort of hurled themselves on the ground. See more »

Trivia:

Vice President of The Agatha Christie Society, with David Suchet, until her death. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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