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Betty Marsden (1919–1998)

Remarkable, unique, unforgettable Betty Marsden was one of Britain's most talented comedy actresses, best known for her multiple roles in the Kenneth Horne shows on BBC radio in the 1960s. Betty Marsden was born in Liverpool on 24th February 1919, and appeared at Bath Pavilion aged 11 as the First Fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She made her ... See full bio »

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 1993 A Bright New Hope for Mankind (TV Movie)
Mum
 1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Concierge
- Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1993) ... Concierge
 1992 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series)
Mrs. Potts
- Le Grand Weekend (1992) ... Mrs. Potts
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Naomi Blewett
- Cherish (1992) ... Naomi Blewett
 1991 Merlin of the Crystal Cave (TV Series)
Moravic
- The Cave (1991) ... Moravic
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
R. B. Monody
- Absolute Hell (1991) ... R. B. Monody
 1990 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Lady Rawcliffe
- Welcome Home II (1990) ... Lady Rawcliffe
 1990 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Cynthia Preece
- The Sins of the Fathers (1990) ... Cynthia Preece
 1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Foster-Adams
- N. F. A. (1989) ... Mrs. Foster-Adams
 1988 Little Dorrit
Mrs. Phoebe Barnacle
 1987 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Madame
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Madame
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Madame
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Madame
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Madame
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Madame
 1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (TV Movie)
Princess Troubetskaya
 1986 The Collectors (TV Series)
Sgt. Benjafield
- Major Barclay's Last Stand (1986) ... Sgt. Benjafield
 1986 Mr Pye (TV Mini-Series)
Miss. George
- The Perjured Soul (1986) ... Miss. George
- The First Martyr (1986) ... Miss. George
- Preparing the Way (1986) ... Miss. George
 1984 Winter Sunlight (TV Mini-Series)
Esme
 1983 The Dresser
Violet Manning
 1983 The Cabbage Patch (TV Series)
Lillian
 1982 Britannia Hospital
Hermione
 1981 Blakes 7 (TV Series)
Verlis
- Assassin (1981) ... Verlis
 1978 Margie and Me (TV Short)
Margie
 1973 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Emmeline Broadway
- Any Complaints? (1973) ... Emmeline Broadway
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Graham
- Blinkers (1973) ... Mrs. Graham
 1962-1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Marcia Honeywell / Mother
- Weren't You Marcia Honeywell? (1972) ... Marcia Honeywell
- Visiting Day (1962) ... Mother
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Lady Maisie
- Fiddler on the Hoof: Part 1 (1971) ... Lady Maisie
 1971 The More We Are Together (TV Series)
Norma Dunk
- Don't Invite Crime (1971) ... Norma Dunk
- Two Singles to Paradise (1971) ... Norma Dunk
- Crumpet Voluntary (1971) ... Norma Dunk
- I Love Little Pussy (1971) ... Norma Dunk
- Baby Vanishes (1971) ... Norma Dunk
 1970 Here Come the Double Deckers! (TV Series)
Millie
- Summer Camp (1970) ... Millie
 1970 Sudden Terror
Madame Robiac
 1969 The Best House in London
Felicity
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Miss Hogg
- Land of Light and Peace (1969) ... Miss Hogg
 1969 Marvelous Party! (TV Movie)
 1968 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series)
- Episode #1.13 (1968)
- Episode #1.12 (1968)
- Episode #1.11 (1968)
- Episode #1.10 (1968)
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1967)
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Ida Carey
- The Devil and All His Mischief (1966) ... Ida Carey
 1963-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Eva Whittaker / Ada
- The Night Before the Morning After (1966) ... Eva Whittaker
- The Front Room (1963) ... Ada
 1964 The Leather Boys
Dot's Mother
 1963 The Wild Affair
Mavis Cook
 1962 The Boys
Mrs. Herne
 1960 The Big Day
Mabel Jackson
 1960 On the Bright Side (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode dated 14 June 1960 (1960) ... Various Characters
 1960 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
Mrs. Winthrop
- Changes in the Staff (1960) ... Mrs. Winthrop
 1960 Let's Get Married
Miss Kaplan
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Carter
- Honour Bright (1958) ... Miss Carter
 1957 Mostly Maynard (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1957)
- Episode #1.4 (1957)
- Episode #1.3 (1957)
- Episode #1.2 (1957)
- Episode #1.1 (1957)
 1956 I'm Not Bothered (TV Series)
Dolly Binns
- Episode #1.26 (1956) ... Dolly Binns
- Episode #1.7 (1956) ... Dolly Binns
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... Dolly Binns
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Dolly Binns
 1956 Ramsbottom Rides Again
Florrie Ramsbottom
 1954 Chance Meeting
Mrs. Forrester (uncredited)
 1951-1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ellen Stiles / Miss Pole
- Cranford (1951) ... Miss Pole
 1950 Night and the City
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1949 The Undefeated (Documentary short)
2nd Nurse (uncredited)
 1949 The Winslow Boy (TV Movie)
 1941 Ships with Wings
Jean
 1938 The Sky Raiders
Miss Quarm
 1937 The Rat
Zelia's Maid (as Beatrice Marsden)
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Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

She acted Joe Orton's play, "What the Butler Saw" at London's Royal Court Theatre in England with Michael Medwin, Valentine Dyall, directed by Lindsay Anderson. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Beatrice Marsden | Madame Betty Marsden

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Was married to Dr James Wilson Muggoch, a consultant anaesthetist, who predeceased her; they had a son and a daughter. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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