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Phyllida Law


Phyllida Law was born on May 8, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland as Phyllida Ann Law. She is an actress, known for The Time Machine (2002), Unleashed (2005) and The Winter Guest (1997). She was previously married to Eric Thompson. See full bio »
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 2013 Three Days in Havana
The Broker
 2013 New Tricks (TV Series)
Eliza Belgrade
- Into the Woods (2013) ... Eliza Belgrade
 2012 The Other Wife (TV Series)
Lady Anne Meriot
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Lady Anne Meriot
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Lady Anne Meriot
 2011 The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (TV Series)
Aunt Sobriety
- Christmas Special (2011) ... Aunt Sobriety
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Mrs. Cavendish
 1999-2011 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Mary Bingham / Felicity Dinsdale
- Dark Secrets (2011) ... Mary Bingham
- Blood Will Out (1999) ... Felicity Dinsdale
 2010 More Afraid of You (Short)
Tessa
 2010/I Love at First Sight (Short)
Ruth
 2010 Ways to Live Forever
Grandmother
 2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Sadako (UK version, voice)
 1989-2010 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Mrs Llewellyn-Smythe / Lady Carrington
- Hallowe'en Party (2010) ... Mrs Llewellyn-Smythe
 2009 The Royal (TV Series)
Daisy Crannagh
- The Enemy Within (2009) ... Daisy Crannagh
 2009 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Mrs McLynn
 2007-2009 Kingdom (TV Series)
Aunt Auriel
- Episode #3.6 (2009) ... Aunt Auriel
- Episode #3.4 (2009) ... Aunt Auriel
- Episode #3.3 (2009) ... Aunt Auriel
- Episode #3.1 (2009) ... Aunt Auriel
- Episode #2.6 (2008) ... Aunt Auriel
 2008 Lecture 21
Boheme
 2008 Miss Austen Regrets (TV Movie)
Mrs. Austen
 2006 Mia Sarah
Sarah
 2006 Doctors (TV Series)
Lila Parker
- Rabbitgate (2006) ... Lila Parker
 2006 Berry's Way (TV Movie)
Pat
 2006 Copying Beethoven
Mother Canisius
 2005 Game of Swords
Esperanza de Mendoza
 2005 Afterlife (TV Series)
Irene Moser
- The 7:59 Club (2005) ... Irene Moser
 2005 Nanny McPhee
Mrs. Partridge (voice)
 2005 A Little Trip to Heaven
Head Mistress
 2005 Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
Mrs. Coogan
 2004 Rosemary & Thyme (TV Series)
May Beauchamp
- Orpheus in the Undergrowth (2004) ... May Beauchamp
 2004 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Mrs. Carstairs
- The Hardest Word: Part 2 (2004) ... Mrs. Carstairs
- The Hardest Word: Part 1 (2004) ... Mrs. Carstairs
 2004/I Blinded
Bella Black
 2004 Tooth
Mrs. Claus
 2003 Brush with Fate (TV Movie)
Maria
 2002 Two Men Went to War
Faith
 2002 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Isobel Hogg
- Episode #4.2 (2002) ... Isobel Hogg
 2002 Stig of the Dump (TV Series)
Marjorie
- Going Home (2002) ... Marjorie
- Man of the Match (2002) ... Marjorie
- The Clean Boot (2002) ... Marjorie
- The Snargets (2002) ... Marjorie
- Over the Edge (2002) ... Marjorie
 2002 The Swap (TV Movie)
Rose Trenchard
 2001 Table 12 (TV Series)
Jean
- Preserves (2001) ... Jean
 2000 The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries (TV Series)
Isobel Marchant
- Laurels Are Poison (2000) ... Isobel Marchant
 2000 Saving Grace
Margaret Sutton
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Movie)
Lady Margaret
 1999 Mad Cows
Lady Drake (Alex's Mother)
 1999 The Lost Lover
The grandmother
 1999/I Milk
Veronica
 1999 Wonderful You (TV Mini-Series)
Eve
- My Name Belongs to You (1999) ... Eve
- Talking to Myself (1999) ... Eve
- Love Stories (1999) ... Eve
 1998 Dangerfield (TV Series)
Elaine Porter
- Angel (1998) ... Elaine Porter
 1998 Judas Kiss
Shouting Woman (uncredited)
 1998/I I Want You
Woman at Hairdresser #1
 1996 Emma
Mrs. Bates
 1996 Delta Wave (TV Series short)
Dottie Cruickshank
- The Light Fantastic: Part 1 (1996) ... Dottie Cruickshank
 1995 Degrees of Error (TV Series)
Margot
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Margot
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Margot
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Margot
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Margot
 1995 Hamish Macbeth (TV Series)
Vicky Jeffreys
- A Pillar of the Community (1995) ... Vicky Jeffreys
 1994 Junior
Dr. Talbot (uncredited)
 1994 The Blue Boy (TV Movie)
Marie's Mother
 1994 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Nancy Bellow
- Witch Hunt (1994) ... Nancy Bellow
 1994 Before the Rain
Anne's Mother
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley (1994) ... Magistrate
 1994 Under the Hammer (TV Series)
Liz Hardcastle
- The Jolly Joker (1994) ... Liz Hardcastle
 1994 Taggart (TV Series)
Joan Mathieson
- Forbidden Fruit (1994) ... Joan Mathieson
 1993 All or Nothing at All (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Timpson
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Mrs. Timpson
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Mrs. Timpson
 1992 The House of Eliott (TV Series)
Edith Duglass
- Episode #2.3 (1992) ... Edith Duglass
 1992 Peter's Friends
Vera
 1988-1992 That's Love (TV Series)
Babs
- Episode #4.5 (1992) ... Babs
- Episode #4.4 (1992) ... Babs
- Episode #3.6 (1990) ... Babs
- Episode #3.5 (1990) ... Babs
- Episode #3.4 (1990) ... Babs
 1991 Up the Garden Path (TV Series)
Mrs. Armstrong
- Episode #2.4 (1991) ... Mrs. Armstrong
 1989 Till We Meet Again (TV Mini-Series)
Annette de Lancel
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Annette de Lancel
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Annette de Lancel
 1989 About Face (TV Series)
Lady Ann
- Gracie (1989) ... Lady Ann
 1989 Chelworth (TV Mini-Series)
Olivia Esholt
- A Real House (1989) ... Olivia Esholt
- Taking Your Profits (1989) ... Olivia Esholt
- The Rich Can Do Anything (1989) ... Olivia Esholt
- Shopping Around (1989) ... Olivia Esholt
- A Wonderfully Wrong Thing (1989) ... Olivia Esholt
 1989 Innocent Victim
Julia
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
Various Roles / Various roles
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1988)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Various Roles
 1988 Clarence (TV Series)
Mrs. Vaile
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mrs. Vaile
 1987 Ffizz (TV Series)
Lady Broughton
 1978-1987 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Honoria Bird / Mrs. Thripp
- Rumpole and the Blind Tasting (1987) ... Honoria Bird
- Rumpole and the Married Lady (1978) ... Mrs. Thripp
 1985 Emma Thompson: Up for Grabs (TV Movie)
 1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Jessica Truscott
- Fingers (1985) ... Jessica Truscott
 1984 King John (TV Movie)
Lady Faulconbridge
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Mrs. Henneker
- Episode #1.11 (1984) ... Mrs. Henneker
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Maggie Patton
- A Sad Loss (1983) ... Maggie Patton
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Stanhope
- Part 3 (1982) ... Mrs. Stanhope
 1982 Something in Disguise (TV Series)
Daphne Cole
- First Sight (1982) ... Daphne Cole
 1982 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Countess Julie
- The Unknown Enchantment (1982) ... Countess Julie
 1982 Fame Is the Spur (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Lizzie
 1981 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Lady Leamington
- Comrades in Arms (1981) ... Lady Leamington
 1981 Agony (TV Series)
Mrs. Lucas
- Holy Wars (1981) ... Mrs. Lucas
 1980 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Mrs. Blandy
- Mary Blandy: Part 1 (1980) ... Mrs. Blandy
 1978 Angels (TV Series)
Ann Kingsley
- Fraternity (1978) ... Ann Kingsley
- First Impressions (1978) ... Ann Kingsley
 1978 Come Back, Lucy (TV Series)
Aunt Gwen
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... Aunt Gwen
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... Aunt Gwen
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Aunt Gwen
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Aunt Gwen
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Aunt Gwen
 1977 Kilvert's Diary (TV Series)
Mrs. Crichton
- Two Sermons (1977) ... Mrs. Crichton
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Able's Will (1977)
 1977 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series)
Pooh pooh Watkins
- She: Anxious Anne (1977) ... Pooh pooh Watkins
 1976 Abide with Me (TV Movie)
Joan Drummond
 1971-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Joan / The Wife
- Buffet (1976) ... Joan
- Evelyn (1971) ... The Wife
 1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Alison Murray
- War of the Tiger (1975) ... Alison Murray
 1974 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Lady Constance Weir
- The Hero's Farewell (1974) ... Lady Constance Weir
 1974 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Louise Maitland-Douglas
- The Condemned (1974) ... Louise Maitland-Douglas
 1973 A Picture of Katherine Mansfield (TV Series)
Mother / Mrs. Sheridan
- Episode #1.4 (1973)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Mother
- Life Is the Only Cure for Life (1973) ... Mrs. Sheridan
 1973 The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (TV Mini-Series)
Marjorie Phelps
- That Damned Dorland Woman (1973) ... Marjorie Phelps
- Mr. Oliver (1973) ... Marjorie Phelps
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Jeanette Hornby
- Fly on the Wall: The Reformer (1971) ... Jeanette Hornby
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Winifred Holland
- Golden Island (1970) ... Winifred Holland
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Mrs. Tetley
- Good Morning, Yesterday! (1970) ... Mrs. Tetley
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Laura Rankin
- The Singing Sands (1969) ... Laura Rankin
 1969 The Way We Live Now (TV Movie)
Georgiana Longestaffe
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Story-teller (1969)
- The Story-Teller (1969)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Miss Cummins
- The Princess (1968) ... Miss Cummins
 1968 Otley
Jean
 1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Diana Stevenson
- Freedom of the City (1968) ... Diana Stevenson
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Mary Fielding
- Women and Business Never Did Mix (1967) ... Mary Fielding
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Mary Morocco
- The Good Chemist (1966) ... Mary Morocco
 1963-1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
WP Sgt. Ruth Beckett / Rosie McCallion
- Within the Law (1965) ... WP Sgt. Ruth Beckett
- Green Wedding (1963) ... Rosie McCallion
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Ann Shelley
- Drama '64: It's Sad About Eddie (1964) ... Ann Shelley
 1963 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Mrs. Gourlay
- Cry Wolf (1963) ... Mrs. Gourlay
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lizzie Oman
- Harriet (1961) ... Lizzie Oman
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Susan Boyd
- Family Business (1961) ... Susan Boyd
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Julia Cathart
- Missing from Home (1960) ... Julia Cathart
 1958 The Lost King (TV Series)
Madame de Breze
- The Road Back (1958) ... Madame de Breze
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She acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter Finch, Claire Bloom, Alan Badel, Paul Rogers, Irene Worth, Robert Donat, Alexander Knox, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Laurence Payne, Robin Bailey, William Devlin, Jack May, Edgar Wreford, Richard Pasco, Daphne Heard, Andree Melly, Alan Dobie... See more »

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Former mother-in-law of Kenneth Branagh See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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