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Lesley Nicol


Born in 1953, to a mother who had worked in television, Lesley Nicol was a shy 16-year-old at St. Elphin's Boarding School in Derbyshire when she expressed a desire to go out and see the world - not, she recalls, to be an actress but to kiss boys. She went to a technical college in Manchester to study for her 'A'-level examinations and, whilst ... See full bio »

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Known For

Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey Mrs. Patmore
(2010-2015)
East Is East
East Is East Auntie Annie
(1999)
Free Birds
Free Birds Pilgrim Woman
(2013)
West Is West
West Is West Auntie Annie
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (completed)
Nobel Prize Moderator (voice)
 2016 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Margo
- Miss England (2016) ... Margo
 2016 Ghostbusters
Mrs. Potter (uncredited)
 2015 Inspector George Gently (TV Series)
Bridget
- Breathe in the Air (2015) ... Bridget
 2015 Supernatural (TV Series)
Katja
- About a Boy (2015) ... Katja
 2014 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Margaret
 2014 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Eleanor
- How I Met Your Mullet (2014) ... Eleanor
 2013 Sarah & Duck (TV Series)
Scarf Lady
- No More Wool (2013) ... Scarf Lady
- Balloon Race (2013) ... Scarf Lady
- Bobsleigh (2013) ... Scarf Lady
- Fairground (2013) ... Scarf Lady
- Kite Flight (2013) ... Scarf Lady
 2013 Free Birds
Pilgrim Woman (voice)
 2013 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Johanna
- The Queen Is Dead (2013) ... Johanna
 2002-2010 Holby City (TV Series)
Pearl Palmer / Eileen McMahon
- The Lying Kind (2010) ... Pearl Palmer
- Taking Cover (2002) ... Eileen McMahon
 2002-2009 Doctors (TV Series)
Sheila Harte / Marje Hunter
- Old Haunts (2009) ... Sheila Harte
- Too Late for Goodbyes (2002) ... Marje Hunter
 1994-2008 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Rita Stirling / Nora Budge / Mrs. Swinton
- Strike Up the Band (2008) ... Nora Budge
- Saint Columba's Treasure (1995) ... Rita Stirling
- Unfinished Business (1995) ... Rita Stirling
- Thief in the Night (1995) ... Rita Stirling
- Arms and the Man (1994) ... Mrs. Swinton
 1991-2008 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Reece / Sandra Mulligan / Mrs. Booker / ...
- Frontline: Shockwave (2008) ... Mrs. Reece
- Taking Sides (1998) ... Sandra Mulligan
- The Devil You Don't Know (1995) ... Mrs. Booker
 2008 Shameless (TV Series)
Belle
- Episode #5.14 (2008) ... Belle
 2008 Hancock & Joan (TV Movie)
Nellie
 2007 Jinx (TV Series)
- Pilot (2007)
 2006 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Mrs. Cord
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Mrs. Cord
 1994-2005 Casualty (TV Series)
Bev Williams / Frances / Jayne Bowen
- Hoping, Wishing, Longing (2005) ... Bev Williams (as Lesley Nichol)
- Crazy Love (1999) ... Frances
- Chasing the Dragon (1994) ... Jayne Bowen (as Lesley Nichol)
 2004 The Courtroom (TV Series)
Brenda Rimmer
- The Postman (2004) ... Brenda Rimmer
 2004 Rose and Maloney (TV Series)
Headteacher
- Episode #2.1 (2004) ... Headteacher
 2004 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Stella Beauchamp
- Benefit to Mankind (2004) ... Stella Beauchamp
 1999-2000 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Mrs. Cockroft
- Line of Fire: Part 2 (2000) ... Mrs. Cockroft
- Line of Fire: Part 1 (1999) ... Mrs. Cockroft
 1999 Extremely Dangerous (TV Mini-Series)
Gwenda Palmer
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Gwenda Palmer
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Gwenda Palmer
 1998 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Woman Worker
- Royals (1998) ... Woman Worker
 1998 The Grand (TV Series)
Mrs. Morris
- Episode #2.10 (1998) ... Mrs. Morris
 1996 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Sally Buxton
- Partners (1996) ... Sally Buxton
 1995 New Voices (TV Series)
Joan
- Grimm (1995) ... Joan
 1995 Castles (TV Series)
Gillian
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Gillian
 1994 Three Seven Eleven (TV Series)
Mrs. Pudsey
- Episode #2.10 (1994) ... Mrs. Pudsey
- Episode #2.9 (1994) ... Mrs. Pudsey
 1991 Paul Merton: The Series (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1991)
 1991 Waterfront Beat (TV Series)
Barbara Mathews
- Repossessions (1991) ... Barbara Mathews
- Microlights (1991) ... Barbara Mathews
- Pirates (1991) ... Barbara Mathews
 1990 The Silver Chair (TV Series)
Giant Queen
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Giant Queen
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Giant Queen
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Janet Holmes
- Dawn and the Candidate (1989) ... Janet Holmes
 1989 Alexei Sayle's Stuff (TV Series)
- Whistling Calculus for Tax Purposes (1989) ... (as Lesley Nicoll)
 1989 The Nineteenth Hole (TV Series)
Mrs. Anderton
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Mrs. Anderton
 1989 Bradley (TV Series)
Nicole
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Nicole
 1988 Gems (TV Series)
Shop customer
- Episode #3.10 (1988) ... Shop customer
 1987 Comeback (TV Movie)
Bossy Boots
 1987 Brookside (TV Series)
Shelley Rimmer
- Give Us a Clue (1987) ... Shelley Rimmer
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
Mrs. Pants
- Money (1986) ... Mrs. Pants
 1985 The Practice (TV Series)
Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.13 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.12 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.10 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
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She acted in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "The Norman Conquests," at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England with Peter Lindford, Andrew Charleson, Jane Maud, Dariel Pertwee, Adrian McLoughlin, Buffy Davis, Malcolm Hebden, and Sophia Winter in the cast. See more »


Alternate Names:

Lesley Nichol | Lesley Nicoll
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Appeared in the stage version of East Is East (1999). See more »

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