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Zara Nutley (1924–2016)

Zara Nutley was born on August 19, 1924 in Falmouth, Cornwall, England as Zahrah Mary Chassib Jaber. She was an actress, known for Mind Your Language (1977), Never the Twain (1981) and Dawnbreakers (1976). She died on October 9, 2016 in Uckfield, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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Mind Your Language
Mind Your Language Miss Courtney
Never the Twain
Never the Twain Aunt Eleanor
Dawnbreakers Actress
Spaghetti Two-Step
Spaghetti Two-Step Mrs. Danby


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 1995 Grange Hill (TV Series)
- Episode #18.9 (1995) ... Eve
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Mrs. Addison
- Breaking the Broker (1994) ... Mrs. Addison
 1993 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
The Widow Attacliffe
- The Black Widow (1993) ... The Widow Attacliffe
 1984-1991 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Aunt Eleanor
- The First of the Queue (1991) ... Aunt Eleanor
- Two Fools and Their Money (1991) ... Aunt Eleanor
- There Goes the Bride (1991) ... Aunt Eleanor
- Born Again (1991) ... Aunt Eleanor
- The Best Laid Plans (1991) ... Aunt Eleanor
 1988 Gentlemen and Players (TV Series)
Mrs. Fothergill
- One for Sorrow Two for Joy (1988) ... Mrs. Fothergill
 1987 Terry and June (TV Series)
Mrs Bunce
- The Family Way (1987) ... Mrs Bunce
 1985-1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Care Home Worker / Headmistress
- Episode #2.3 (1986) ... Care Home Worker
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Headmistress
 1986 Mixed Doubles (TV Series)
- It's in the Book (1986) ... Saleslady
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Ann Dibbell
- The Mugger (1984) ... Ann Dibbell
 1984 Bottle Boys (TV Series)
Dr. Gardner
- All in a Day's Work (1984) ... Dr. Gardner
 1980 Metal Mickey (TV Series)
Miss Beadle
- Top Secret Mickey (1980) ... Miss Beadle
 1979 Mr. Selkie
Mrs. Craine
 1978 Within These Walls (TV Series)
- Mixer (1978) ... Nancy
 1977 Spaghetti Two-Step (TV Movie)
Mrs. Danby
 1976 Dawnbreakers (Short) (as Zara Jaber)
 1975 Prometheus: The Life of Balzac (TV Mini-Series)
Madame du Bordello
- The Human Comedy (1975) ... Madame du Bordello (as Zara Jaber)
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
- The Dagger with Wings (1974) ... Nurse (as Zara Jaber)
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
- Frame (1974) ... Serafina (as Zara Jaber)
 1973 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Mrs. Shakespeare
- The Movers (1973) ... Mrs. Shakespeare (as Zara Jaber)
 1973 Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series)
Grace Poole
- Part 4 (1973) ... Grace Poole (as Zara Jaber)
- Part 3 (1973) ... Grace Poole (as Zara Jaber)
- Part 2 (1973) ... Grace Poole (as Zara Jaber)
- Part 1 (1973) ... Grace Poole (as Zara Jaber)

Personal Details

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Zara Jaber

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Played on her censorious character in Mind Your Language in a television advertisement for British milk. The advertisement had the theme of milk giving people the courage (the 'bottle') to do outrageous acts...Ms Nutley delivering a disgusted 'Well!' on seeing a woman (with a towel!) in a men's sauna in line to the theme tune of 'Milk's gotta lotta bottle'.

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