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Dilys Laye (1934–2009)

Raven haired, sometimes blonde (particulary in the earlier years), pretty actress who was born in 1934. Dilys Laye is an actress who is capable of a wide range of roles, from straight drama to comedy. Starting in the 1950s; she started like most other British film actresses of her era in studio system style films. One of her first films was Paper ... See full bio »

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(age 74) in London, England, UK

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 2008 The Commander: Abduction (TV Movie)
Edna Sutton
 2001-2007 Doctors (TV Series)
Gwendolyn Harrington / Aunt Patricia / Constance
- Deceptive Appearances (2007) ... Gwendolyn Harrington
- Flower Power (2004) ... Aunt Patricia
 2002 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Vera Hopkins
- Market for Murder (2002) ... Vera Hopkins
 2000-2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Eloise Sanderson / Maureen Newton
- Secrets and Lies (2002) ... Eloise Sanderson
- First Impressions (2000) ... Maureen Newton
 2001 Mr Charity (TV Series)
Margaret
- The Big W (2001) ... Margaret
- Nice to Feed You (2001) ... Margaret
- Helping People to Help Themselves (2001) ... Margaret
- Faith, Hope and Publicity (2001) ... Margaret
- Children and Animals (2001) ... Margaret
 2001 Dog Eat Dog
Edith Scarman
 2000-2001 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Isabel Stephens
- Episode #1.4981 (2001) ... Isabel Stephens
- Episode #1.4960 (2001) ... Isabel Stephens
- Episode #1.4959 (2000) ... Isabel Stephens
- Episode #1.4880 ... Isabel Stephens
 1999 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (TV Series)
Meredia's Mum / Meradia's Mum
- Across Town (1999) ... Meredia's Mum
- To Scotland and Back (1999) ... Meredia's Mum
- Just Off Oxford Street (1999) ... Meradia's Mum
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Governess
 1994-1995 EastEnders (TV Series)
Maxine / Maxine Palmer
- Episode dated 13 November 1995 (1995) ... Maxine
- Episode dated 3 July 1995 (1995) ... Maxine Palmer
- Episode dated 11 July 1994 (1994) ... Maxine
 1995 Voices
Mrs. Heseltine
 1994 Hard Times (TV Series)
Mrs. Sparsit
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Mrs. Sparsit
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Mrs. Sparsit
 1991 Bye Bye Columbus (TV Movie)
Beatriz de Bobadillo
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Marie Blin (segment "A Hand Witch of the Second Stage")
- The Spirit of Man (1989) ... Marie Blin (segment "A Hand Witch of the Second Stage")
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Poppy Burridge
- The Case of the Late Pig: Part 2 (1989) ... Poppy Burridge
- The Case of the Late Pig: Part 1 (1989) ... Poppy Burridge
 1983 Waters of the Moon (TV Movie)
Mrs. Daly
 1983 The Home Front (TV Series)
Peggy Washbrook
- Low Key Lady on High Speed Train (1983) ... Peggy Washbrook
 1982 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Annette
- Vigil (1982) ... Annette
 1981 Chintz (TV Series)
Dottie Nelson
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... Dottie Nelson
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... Dottie Nelson
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Dottie Nelson
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Dottie Nelson
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Dottie Nelson
 1980 Fox (TV Series)
Mrs. Douglas
- Just Another Villain in a Cheap Suit (1980) ... Mrs. Douglas
- Just an Iron Monkey (1980) ... Mrs. Douglas
 1979 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Heather Cooper
- Special: The Go Between (1979) ... Heather Cooper
 1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Panellist
- Worth Dying For (1975) ... Panellist
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Olive Lund
- There'll Almost Always Be an England (1974) ... Olive Lund
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Maggy
- Paying the Piper (1973) ... Maggy
 1973 Menace (TV Series)
Carla
- Pick Up (1973) ... Carla
 1970 Mr. Digby Darling (TV Series)
Zoe Stafford
- Rats (1970) ... Zoe Stafford
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Phyllis Stewart
- Robbing Peter... to Pay Paul (1970) ... Phyllis Stewart
 1969 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Sheila
- I Will, I Will (1969) ... Sheila
 1968 The Jimmy Tarbuck Show (TV Series) (1975)
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Monica
- Daddy Kiss It Better (1968) ... Monica
 1959-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Cherry
- Poor Cherry (1967) ... Cherry
- If You Loved Me (1959)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Katie Graham
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Connie Blackwell
- Haven't You People Got Homes? (1967) ... Connie Blackwell
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1967)
 1967 A Countess from Hong Kong
Saleswoman
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Karen
- Up Against a Brick Wall (1965) ... Karen
 1965 The Bed-Sit Girl (TV Series)
Dilys (Series 1) (1965)
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Sue Jefferson
 1965 The Worker (TV Series)
Miss Powell
- The Machinery of Organisation (1965) ... Miss Powell
 1965 Fire Crackers (TV Series)
Cynthia
- Strictly for the Birds (1965) ... Cynthia
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series)
Lily Goddard
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Lily Goddard
 1964 Carry on Spying
Lila
 1964 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Laura Adams
- An Eye for an Eye (1964) ... Laura Adams
 1964 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Jean
- The Mate Market (1964) ... Jean
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Barbara
- It's All Lovely (1963) ... Barbara
 1963 Harry's Girls (TV Series)
Hazel Frowling
- Made in Heaven (1963) ... Hazel Frowling
 1962 On the Beat
American Lady
 1962 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Miss Clayton
- Safety Precaution (1962) ... Miss Clayton
 1961 Petticoat Pirates
Sue
 1960 The Strange World of Gurney Slade (TV Series)
Mrs. Petty
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Mrs. Petty
 1960 Please Turn Over
Millicent Jones
 1959 Follow a Star
Lady with Dog called Poochie-Pie (uncredited)
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Agency Girl
 1959 The Bridal Path
Isobel
 1959 Idol on Parade
Renee
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
Bridget Strong
 1957 Doctor at Large
Mrs. Jasmine Hatchet
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's
Sixth Former (uncredited)
 1950 Flotsam's Follies (TV Movie)
 1950 Paper Gallows
Violet Crier
 1949 The Gay Lady
Trottie as a Child
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in Intimate Review with Joan Sims and Leslie Crowther. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[Speaking about Pinewood Studios and the Carry On films] "We were an elite. It was like being at school, we belonged there." See more »

Trivia:

Owns Betty E. Box's white leather script holder. See more »

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