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Barbara New (1923–2010)

English character actress with wonderful comic timing. Her non-plussed expressions were used to great effect in several sketches of The Two Ronnies (1971). Known especially for her recurring roles of Mabel Wheeler in You Rang, M'Lord? (1988) and as Vera Plumtree in Oh Doctor Beeching! (1995) ("My husband was an engine driver you know"). She was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ali G Indahouse
(2002)
Edward II
Edward II Chorus of Nobility
(1991)
Oh Doctor Beeching!
Oh Doctor Beeching! Vera Plumtree
(1995-1997)
You Rang, M'Lord?
You Rang, M'Lord? Mabel Wheeler / Mabel
(1988-1993)

Filmography

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 2002 Ali G Indahouse
Nan
 2000 Beast (TV Series)
Mrs Wright
- Talking Dirty (2000) ... Mrs Wright
 1998 The Unknown Soldier (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
May Davies
- Cheatin' Hearts (1996) ... May Davies
 1995 Thin Ice
Felicity
 1993 London's Burning (TV Series)
Alice
- Episode #6.3 (1993) ... Alice
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Katja Mann
 1991 Edward II
Chorus of Nobility
 1991 Buddy's Song
Mrs Wilson
 1989 Split Ends (TV Series)
Ruth
- Hair Today (1989) ... Ruth
- The Brush Off (1989) ... Ruth
- Tangles (1989) ... Ruth
- Crew Cuts (1989) ... Ruth
- Parting of the Waves (1989) ... Ruth
 1988 We Think the World of You
Mrs Grant
 1988 Emu's Wide World (TV Series)
Madame Corbalalaika
- Episode #3.4 (1988) ... Madame Corbalalaika
- Episode #3.3 (1988) ... Madame Corbalalaika
- Episode #3.2 (1988) ... Madame Corbalalaika
- Episode #3.1 (1988) ... Madame Corbalalaika
 1988 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Doreen
- Wedding Bells (1988) ... Doreen
 1986 Bread (TV Series)
May's Neighbour
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... May's Neighbour
 1985 Anna Karenina (TV Movie)
Miss Hull
 1985 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Elaine
- The Silly Season (1985) ... Elaine
 1984 The Bill (TV Series)
Kate Ferne
- Rough in the Afternoon (1984) ... Kate Ferne
 1983 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Mates (1983) ... Magistrate
 1982 By the Sea (TV Movie)
The Aunt
 1982 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Woman
- The Course of True Love (1982) ... Woman
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Benson
- The Case of the Discontented Soldier (1982) ... Mrs. Benson
 1981 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mum
- Happy Since I Met You (1981) ... Mum
 1981 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Tevitt
- Sin with Our Permission (1981) ... Mrs. Tevitt
 1973-1980 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Nun / Mrs. Socks / Our Elsie / ...
- Episode #8.8 (1980) ... Nun
- Episode #5.4 (1976) ... Mrs. Socks
- Episode #4.6 (1975) ... Our Elsie
- Episode #4.3 (1975) ... Woman at Airport
- The Two Ronnies Old Fashioned Christmas Mystery (1973) ... Mrs. Featherstone
 1980 The Good Companions (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Chillingford
- Miss Trant Pays the Bill (1980) ... Mrs. Chillingford
 1980 Flickers (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Crane
 1980 Grundy (TV Series)
Mrs. Jessup
- We Can't Go on Meeting Like This (1980) ... Mrs. Jessup
 1975-1980 EBC1: Emu's Broadcasting Company (TV Series)
Betty the Tea Lady
- Episode #5.8 (1980) ... Betty the Tea Lady
- Episode #5.7 (1980) ... Betty the Tea Lady
- Episode #5.6 (1980) ... Betty the Tea Lady
- Episode #5.5 (1979) ... Betty the Tea Lady
- Episode #5.4 (1979) ... Betty the Tea Lady
 1977 Eustace and Hilda (TV Series)
Mrs. Crankshaw
- The Sixth Heaven (1977) ... Mrs. Crankshaw
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Jehovah's Witnesses / Mrs. Olthwaite
- Murder at Moorstones Manor (1977) ... Jehovah's Witnesses
- The Testing of Eric Olthwaite (1977) ... Mrs. Olthwaite
 1967-1976 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #15.6 (1976)
- Episode #6.5 (1967)
 1975 Porridge (TV Series)
Prison Visitor
- No Peace for the Wicked (1975) ... Prison Visitor
 1975 The Rough with the Smooth (TV Series)
Mrs. Arbuthnot
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Mrs. Arbuthnot
 1969-1975 Public Eye (TV Series)
Landlady / Sweeping Woman
- The Fatted Calf (1975) ... Landlady
- Welcome to Brighton? (1969) ... Sweeping Woman
 1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Molly Pepper
- The Slap (1975) ... Molly Pepper
 1975 The Picnic (TV Short)
The Aunt
 1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Ann Johnson
- A Follower for Emily (1974) ... Ann Johnson
 1974 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series)
Aunt Dora
- Polly Put the Kettle On (1974) ... Aunt Dora
 1974 And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
Mrs. James
- If I Can Help Somebody (1974) ... Mrs. James
 1973 Sir Yellow (TV Series)
Landlord's wife
- A Knight to Remember (1973) ... Landlord's wife
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series)
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
Woman
- One Man's Meat (1973) ... Woman
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Miss Bell
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Mrs. L.
- Fiddler on the Hoof: Part 2 (1971) ... Mrs. L.
 1971 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Mme. Clair
- Camille (1971) ... Mme. Clair
 1970 Rules, Rules, Rules (TV Series)
Mrs. Potter
- Law and Order (1970) ... Mrs. Potter
 1970 Hardy Heating Company Ltd (TV Series)
Gladys Hardy
- Planning for Control (1970) ... Gladys Hardy
- Cost Analysis (1970) ... Gladys Hardy
 1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Mrs. Higgins
- Fox Among the Chickens (1970) ... Mrs. Higgins
 1969 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alice
- The Marquise (1969) ... Alice
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Casualty sister
- Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It (1968) ... Casualty sister
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Mrs. Prior
- The Unknown Factor (1968) ... Mrs. Prior
 1966-1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Mrs. Pritchard / Bel Fairbanks
- Death Is a Colony (1967) ... Mrs. Pritchard
- Written with the Left Hand (1966) ... Bel Fairbanks
 1967 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Hester Andrews
- Stevie (1967) ... Hester Andrews
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Mrs. Attwood
 1963 Friday Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Holroyd
- Plastic Mac in Winter (1963) ... Mrs. Holroyd
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series)
Pet
- Contraband (1962) ... Pet
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Fernande Steuvals
- The White Hat (1962) ... Fernande Steuvals
 1961 The Jelly End Strike (TV Movie)
Secretary
 1961 Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring (TV Movie)
Miss Adcock
 1961 Jack's Horrible Luck (TV Movie)
Mrs. Keller
 1961 Amelia (TV Series)
Betty Harris
- Episode #1.7 (1961) ... Betty Harris
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... Betty Harris
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Betty Harris
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... Betty Harris
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Betty Harris
 1958 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Clarke
- Episode #1.174 (1958) ... Mrs. Clarke
- Episode #1.170 (1958) ... Mrs. Clarke
- Episode #1.167 (1958) ... Mrs. Clarke
- Episode #1.166 (1958) ... Mrs. Clarke
 1958 The Diary of Samuel Pepys (TV Mini-Series)
Queen Katherine
- Episode #1.11 (1958) ... Queen Katherine
- Episode #1.10 (1958) ... Queen Katherine
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Appeared in television adverts for Vicks Sinex with the catchphrase "course you can Malcolm" for over 20 years, first as a mother and later as a grandmother. See more »

Nickname:

Fluff

Star Sign:

Taurus

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