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Hilary Mason (1917–2006)

Although a prolific television character actress for almost half a century, Hilary Mason will be best remembered on screen as the blind, psychic Heather in the macabre supernatural thriller "Don't Look Now". The 1973 film starred Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland as John and Laura Baxter, a grieving couple holidaying in a wintry Venice after ... See full bio »

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Known For

Don't Look Now
Don't Look Now Heather
(1973)
Dolls
Dolls Hilary Hartwicke
(1987)
Robot Jox
Robot Jox Professor Laplace
(1989)
Haunted
Haunted Elderly Lady
(1995)

Filmography

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 1999 The Last Salute (TV Series)
Lady Gilbert
- Moonlighting (1999) ... Lady Gilbert
 1999 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Martha Bainbridge
- Reach for the Stars (1999) ... Martha Bainbridge
 1988-1996 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Barker / Mrs. Lomax
- Hedging Your Bets (1996) ... Mrs. Barker
- Old Habits (1988) ... Mrs. Lomax
 1987-1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Mrs. King / Monica Cornish
- For Your Own Good (1996) ... Monica Cornish
- These Things Happen (1987) ... Mrs. King
- Burning Cases (1987) ... Mrs. King
 1995 Coogan's Run (TV Series)
Mum
- The Curator (1995) ... Mum
 1995 The Detectives (TV Series)
First Old Lady
- Thicker Than Water (1995) ... First Old Lady
 1995 Haunted
Elderly Lady
 1990-1995 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Mrs Stewkley / Elspeth
- Hole in the Sky (1995) ... Mrs Stewkley
- The Big Sleep (1990) ... Elspeth
 1994 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Edith Riddle
- The Scapegoat (1994) ... Edith Riddle
 1994 Pie in the Sky (TV Series)
Mrs. Lonsdale
- Endangered Species (1994) ... Mrs. Lonsdale
 1994 The Healer (TV Movie)
Mary Simpson
 1994 Nelson's Column (TV Series)
Mrs. Fenwick
- Back to Basics (1994) ... Mrs. Fenwick
 1994 ChuckleVision (TV Series)
Old Lady
 1989-1994 Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (TV Series)
Gladys
- The Nice Sumatran (1994) ... Gladys
- Robin the Bad (1994) ... Gladys
- The Wise Woman of Worksop (1994) ... Gladys
- Raining Forks (1994) ... Gladys
 1994 Health and Efficiency (TV Series)
Mrs. Warrington
- The Canvas (1994) ... Mrs. Warrington
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mrs. Greenlands
- The Lost Colony (1993) ... Mrs. Greenlands
 1993 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Miss Ruddock
- The Last Vampyre (1993) ... Miss Ruddock
 1992 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Mrs. Piggott
- Who's Sorry Now? (1992) ... Mrs. Piggott
- Charity Begins at Home (1992) ... Mrs. Piggott
- Relative Values (1992) ... Mrs. Piggott
- Crawling from the Wreckage (1992) ... Mrs. Piggott
 1991 Afraid of the Dark
Basement Woman
 1991 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Fagge
- Chapter Two (1991) ... Mrs. Fagge
 1991 Dizzy Heights Hotel (TV Series)
Ivy
- In the Bleak Mid-Winter (1991) ... Ivy
 1990 Meridian (Video)
Martha
 1989 The Heat of the Day (TV Movie)
Mrs. Tringsby
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Dora
- Shalom Joan Collins (1989) ... Dora
 1989 Woof! (TV Series)
Mrs. Quilter
- Heroes (1989) ... Mrs. Quilter
 1989 Three Up Two Down (TV Series)
Joan
- Golf (1989) ... Joan
 1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Mrs. Hill
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1989) ... Mrs. Hill
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Mrs. Munsey
- Look to the Lady: Part 2 (1989) ... Mrs. Munsey
- Look to the Lady: Part 1 (1989) ... Mrs. Munsey
 1988-1989 William Tell (TV Series)
Soothsayer / Gessler's Mother
- Forbidden Land (1989) ... Soothsayer
- Actors (1988) ... Gessler's Mother
 1985-1988 Bergerac (TV Series)
Miss Amberton / Aunt Annie
- Retirement Plan (1988) ... Miss Amberton
- Chrissie (1985) ... Aunt Annie
 1988 Double First (TV Series)
Mrs. Wicks
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Mrs. Wicks
 1988 Wipe Out (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Fairling
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Mrs. Fairling
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mrs. Fairling
 1988 The Face of Trespass (TV Movie)
Miss Platt
 1987 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Episode #3.3 (1987) ... Dorothy
 1987 Executive Stress (TV Series)
Erica Gilpin
- Episode #2.1 (1987) ... Erica Gilpin
 1986 All Passion Spent (TV Series)
Edith
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Edith
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Edith
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Edith
 1986 Worlds Beyond (TV Series)
Mrs. Robson
- Guardian of the Past (1986) ... Mrs. Robson
 1986 Hideaway (TV Mini-Series)
Gwen Hammel
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Gwen Hammel
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Gwen Hammel
 1986 Constant Hot Water (TV Series)
Mrs. Berry
- Chef's Special (1986) ... Mrs. Berry
 1985 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Mrs. Unwin
- Friends and Neighbours (1985) ... Mrs. Unwin
 1985 The Mistress (TV Series)
Lady in café
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Lady in café
 1985 Anna of the Five Towns (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Vodrey
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Sarah Vodrey
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Sarah Vodrey
 1984 The Brief (TV Series)
Mrs. Mumford
- Terry (1984) ... Mrs. Mumford
 1984 Moonfleet (TV Mini-Series)
Jane Arnold
- Let us hob and knob with death (1984) ... Jane Arnold
- So Sleeps the Pride of Former Days (1984) ... Jane Arnold
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs Roper
- Daughters of the Regiment (1984) ... Mrs Roper
 1984 Goodbye Mr. Chips (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Fuller
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Mrs. Fuller
 1983 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Agnes Freeman
- Trouble at T' Mill (1983) ... Agnes Freeman
 1983 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Mrs. Fleming
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Mrs. Fleming
 1983 Bullshot Crummond
Hotel Guest
 1975-1983 Angels (TV Series)
Mrs. Rose / Alice Gooch / Mrs. Wilson's Mother
- Episode #9.7 (1983) ... Mrs. Rose
- Somewhere to Go (1976) ... Alice Gooch
- Staff (1975) ... Mrs. Wilson's Mother
 1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
Mrs. Stone
- Mother's Boy: Part 1 (1983) ... Mrs. Stone
 1983 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Audrey Issard
- Weekend (1983) ... Audrey Issard
 1982 Ghost in the Water (TV Movie)
Nan
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Mrs. Pardoe
- Death in the Morning (1982) ... Mrs. Pardoe
 1982 Goodbye, Mr. Kent (TV Series)
Landlady
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Landlady
 1981 That Beryl Marston...! (TV Series)
Auntie Vera
- Noel - Oh 'Ell (1981) ... Auntie Vera
 1980-1981 Brendon Chase (TV Series)
Beatrix Holcome / Beatrix Holcombe
- Run to Earth (1981) ... Beatrix Holcome
- The Storm (1981) ... Beatrix Holcome
- Retreat (1981) ... Beatrix Holcome
- The Mighty Caliban (1981) ... Beatrix Holcome
- Bang (1981) ... Beatrix Holcombe
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mother / Kidderminster
- Days (1981) ... Mother
- A Last Visitor for Mr. Hugh Peter (1981) ... Kidderminster
 1980 Sink or Swim (TV Series)
Mrs. O'Day
- In the Beginning (1980) ... Mrs. O'Day
 1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Miss Fogg
- Very Good, Worzel (1980) ... Miss Fogg
 1979 An Honourable Retirement (TV Movie)
Mrs. Langton
 1979 Minder (TV Series)
Mrs. Mayhew
- Gunfight at the O.K. Laundrette (1979) ... Mrs. Mayhew
 1979 Penmarric (TV Series)
Landlady
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Landlady
 1979 The Legend of King Arthur (TV Series)
Midwife
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Midwife
 1977-1979 The Other One (TV Series)
Mrs. Flensing
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... Mrs. Flensing
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Mrs. Flensing
 1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV Series)
Mrs. Sedley
- Made in Heaven (1979) ... Mrs. Sedley
 1978 Absolution
Miss Froggatt
 1978 The One and Only Phyllis Dixey (TV Movie)
Medium
 1978 Wilde Alliance (TV Series)
Rachel
- The Private Army of Colonel Stone (1978) ... Rachel
 1977 The Three Hostages (TV Movie)
Mrs. Medina
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Infant Helper
- William's Worst Christmas (1977) ... Infant Helper
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Kevin's mother
- The Curse of the Claw (1977) ... Kevin's mother
 1977 Holding On (TV Series)
Mrs Finlay
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Mrs Finlay
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Miss Hayward
- Trouble and Strife (1976) ... Miss Hayward
 1974-1976 Rooms (TV Series)
Mrs. Anstey
- Dorothy and Clive: Compilation (1976) ... Mrs. Anstey
- Dorothy and Clive: Part 2 (1974) ... Mrs. Anstey
- Dorothy and Clive: Part 1 (1974) ... Mrs. Anstey
 1965-1976 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Mrs. Ainsworth / Amy Wilton
- Episode #1.1623 (1976) ... Amy Wilton
- Episode #1.427 (1965) ... Mrs. Ainsworth
- Episode #1.426 (1965) ... Mrs. Ainsworth
 1975-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Prudencia / Mum / Voice of Joan Todd
- The House of Bernarda Alba (1976) ... Prudencia
- Early Struggles (1976) ... Mum
- 84, Charing Cross Road (1975) ... Voice of Joan Todd (voice)
 1975-1976 My Brother's Keeper (TV Series)
Mrs. Booth
- Have a Go (1976) ... Mrs. Booth
- Drink to Me Only (1976) ... Mrs. Booth
- Occupations (1976) ... Mrs. Booth
- The Pig Sty (1976) ... Mrs. Booth
- They Shall Not Pass (1976) ... Mrs. Booth
 1975 2nd House (TV Series)
 1975 Poldark (TV Series)
Mrs. Carne
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Mrs. Carne
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Mrs. Carne
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series)
Mrs. Roberts
- The Boy (1975) ... Mrs. Roberts
 1975 Sharon's Baby
Mrs. Hyde
 1974 The Case of Eliza Armstrong (TV Series)
Mrs. Broughton
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Mrs. Garside
- The Price of Innocence (1974) ... Mrs. Garside
 1974 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Reba Jowett
- A Sense of Duty (1974) ... Reba Jowett
 1970-1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mrs. Elton / Witch
- Macbeth (1970) ... Witch
 1967-1973 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Martha Fallon / Lilian Lovell / Mrs. Evans
- About a Bout (1973) ... Martha Fallon
- Meanwhile Back at the Office (1970) ... Lilian Lovell
- Have It on the House (1967) ... Mrs. Evans
 1972 Love and Mr Lewisham (TV Series)
Mrs. Chaffery
- Part 4 (1972) ... Mrs. Chaffery
- Part 3 (1972) ... Mrs. Chaffery
- Part 2 (1972) ... Mrs. Chaffery
- Part 1 (1972) ... Mrs. Chaffery
 1972 Mistress of Hardwick (TV Series)
Bess
- Royal Prisoner (1972) ... Bess
- This Costly Countess (1972) ... Bess
- Cousin to King James (1972) ... Bess
- An Insatiable Dream (1972) ... Bess
 1971 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Olive
- Woman About the House (1971) ... Olive
 1971 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Frith
- Simple Simon, Part 2 (1971) ... Mrs. Frith
- Simple Simon, Part 1 (1971) ... Mrs. Frith
 1969-1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Blessing / Martha
- Alice Dancing (1971) ... Mrs. Blessing
- Toys (1969) ... Martha
 1971 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Jessica Ramsay
- The Uninvited (1971) ... Jessica Ramsay
 1962-1971 Z Cars (TV Series)
Agnes Drysdale / Jenny Rogers / Mrs. Manley / ...
- The More We Are Together: Part 2 (1971) ... Mrs. Manley
- No Objection to Bail: Part 2 (1969) ... Agnes Drysdale
- No Objection to Bail: Part 1 (1969) ... Agnes Drysdale
- Tomorrow's Another Day: Part 2 (1968) ... Jenny Rogers
- Tomorrow's Another Day: Part 1 (1968) ... Jenny Rogers
 1971 Passion Potion
Jackie's mum
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Agnes McLaren
- A View from the Chair (1970) ... Agnes McLaren
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series)
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Hill
- Robbing Peter... to Pay Paul (1970) ... Mrs. Hill
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Mrs. Nelson
- Swan Song for Colonel Harp (1970) ... Mrs. Nelson
 1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Boleyn
- Anne Boleyn (1970) ... Lady Boleyn
 1970 Morning Story (TV Movie)
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Mrs. Nolan
- Rhapsody for Misplaced Persons (1969) ... Mrs. Nolan
 1969 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Hannah Webley
- Out of Mind (1969) ... Hannah Webley
 1967-1969 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Mrs. Last / Matron
- The Eye of Heaven (1969) ... Mrs. Last
- The Raging Moon (1967) ... Matron
 1968 Gazette (TV Series)
Mrs. Miller
 1968 Castors Away! (TV Series)
Susan Henchman
- Trafalgar (1968) ... Susan Henchman
- The Search for Sergeant Bubb (1968) ... Susan Henchman
- The Breath of Life (1968) ... Susan Henchman
 1968 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Jessie
- Family Affair (1968) ... Jessie
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
Jessica Hinckman
 1967 Sexton Blake (TV Series)
Mrs. Abbot
 1965-1967 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Webster / Mrs. Sands / Hilda Rogers
- The Party (1967) ... Mrs. Webster
- Guilty People (1966) ... Mrs. Sands
- Within the Law (1965) ... Hilda Rogers
 1967 Mystery Hall (TV Series)
Mrs. Thompson
- Spring Trap (1967) ... Mrs. Thompson
- False Bait (1967) ... Mrs. Thompson
- Disturbed Waters (1967) ... Mrs. Thompson
- The Double Blood-Knot (1967) ... Mrs. Thompson
- The One That Got Away (1967) ... Mrs. Thompson
 1966 United! (TV Series)
Mrs. Timothy
- Episode #1.83 (1966) ... Mrs. Timothy
- Episode #1.81 (1966) ... Mrs. Timothy
- Episode #1.68 (1966) ... Mrs. Timothy
- Episode #1.66 (1966) ... Mrs. Timothy
- Episode #1.65 (1966) ... Mrs. Timothy
 1965 It's Not Me: It's Them! (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1965)
 1965 Cluff (TV Series)
Alice Cluff
- The Strangers (1965) ... Alice Cluff
 1965 Story Parade (TV Series)
Edith Coppard
- The Campaign (1965) ... Edith Coppard
 1965 The Valiant Varneys (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1965)
 1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Alice Saunders
- My Brother's Keeper (1965) ... Alice Saunders
 1964 Swizzlewick (TV Series)
Mrs. Yapp
- An Important Discovery (1964) ... Mrs. Yapp
- The Spider's Web (1964) ... Mrs. Yapp
- The Exercise (1964) ... Mrs. Yapp
- Balance of Power (1964) ... Mrs. Yapp
- A New Plan (1964) ... Mrs. Yapp
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Belinda
- The Loring Mystery (1964) ... Belinda
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Anne Leach / Baloo
- How Many Angels (1964) ... Anne Leach
- All Things Bright and Beautiful (1964) ... Baloo
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Chorus of Women of Canterbury / Nanine
- Murder in the Cathedral (1964) ... Chorus of Women of Canterbury
- The Lady of the Camellias (1964) ... Nanine
 1962-1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Annie Jones / Mrs. Giddy
- Two Bits of Iron (1963) ... Annie Jones
- Fantasy and Fugue (1962) ... Mrs. Giddy
 1963 Gutter Girls
Miss Fletch
 1962-1963 Compact (TV Series)
Sister / Miss Wagstaffe
- A Case of Desperation (1963) ... Miss Wagstaffe
- In a Spin (1962) ... Sister
- Moment of Truth (1962) ... Sister
- Home and Away (1962) ... Sister
 1963 Playbox (TV Series)
Flora McPhail
- Episode #8.11 (1963) ... Flora McPhail
 1961-1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Madame L'Epine / Nurse
- The Amateurs (1962) ... Madame L'Epine
- The Winning Ticket (1961) ... Nurse
 1961 Gamble for a Throne (TV Series)
Phoebe
- Death of a Dictator (1961) ... Phoebe
- The Affair at Worcester (1961) ... Phoebe
- Witch of Hangman's Hill (1961) ... Phoebe
- Prison Over the Porch (1961) ... Phoebe
- Secret Society (1961) ... Phoebe
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
Lillian Pritchard
- Epitaph on a Tin (1961) ... Lillian Pritchard
 1961 A Wedding (TV Short)
The Bride's Mother
 1960 Rockets in the Dunes
Mrs. Allen
 1960 Who Pays the Piper? (TV Movie)
 1960 Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Landlady
- Night Beat (1960) ... Landlady
 1957-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Nurse / Night Sister
- The Small Back Room (1959) ... Nurse
- Another Man's Life (1957) ... Night Sister
 1958 Champion Road (TV Series)
Nurse
- Episode #1.7 (1958) ... Nurse
 1958 Charles and Mary (TV Movie)
Mrs. Godwin
 1957 Thunder in the West (TV Series)
Mrs. Drummond
- For King and Monmouth (1957) ... Mrs. Drummond
- Betrayal (1957) ... Mrs. Drummond
- The Alchemist (1957) ... Mrs. Drummond
- King Monmouth (1957) ... Mrs. Drummond
- The Uprising (1957) ... Mrs. Drummond
 1957 Potts and the Phantom Piper (TV Series)
Mrs. Flint
- The Stranger in the Dungeon (1957) ... Mrs. Flint
- Potts Sets a Trap (1957) ... Mrs. Flint
- The Secret Agent (1957) ... Mrs. Flint
- Under Suspicion (1957) ... Mrs. Flint
- The Secret Formula (1957) ... Mrs. Flint
 1955 The Malory Secret (TV Movie)
Miss Fortescue
 1955 Benbow and the Angels (TV Series)
Miss Furzechat
- St. Michael and All Angels (1955) ... Miss Furzechat
- The Missing Weathercock (1955) ... Miss Furzechat
- The Secret of Ragman Smith (1955) ... Miss Furzechat
- Philadelphia Smith (1955) ... Miss Furzechat
- Four Angels Arrive (1955) ... Miss Furzechat
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Trained at the London School of Dramatic Art on a scholarship and subsequently acted in repertory in Preston, Southport, York and Guildford. During World War II, entertained troups as part of ENSA. Prolific character actress on British television from the mid-1950's. Her many memorable roles included one as Michael Palin's puritanical mother in the "Curse of the Claw" episode of Ripping Yarns (... See more »

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