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Vivian Pickles


Vivian Pickles was born on October 21, 1931 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Harold and Maude (1971), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and Britannia Hospital (1982). She was previously married to Gordon Gostelow. See full bio »

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Known For

Harold and Maude
Harold and Maude Mrs. Chasen
(1971)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday Alva Hodson
(1971)
Britannia Hospital
Britannia Hospital Matron: Administration
(1982)

Filmography

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 1999 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Agnes Sampson
- Death's Shadow (1999) ... Agnes Sampson
 1993 Chef! (TV Series)
Mrs. Courtenay
- A Bird in the Hand (1993) ... Mrs. Courtenay
 1992 Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon (TV Series)
Cynthia Birdwood
- Off with His Head (1992) ... Cynthia Birdwood
- Escape (1992) ... Cynthia Birdwood
- The Vixen Strikes (1992) ... Cynthia Birdwood
 1990-1992 Birds of a Feather (TV Series)
Sylvie / Auntie Sylvie
- Caring (1992) ... Sylvie
- Someone Else's Baby (1990) ... Auntie Sylvie
 1991 Uncle Jack and the Loch Noch Monster (TV Series)
Cynthia Birdwood
- Countdown (1991) ... Cynthia Birdwood
- Monsters Galore! (1991) ... Cynthia Birdwood
- Terror in Edinburgh (1991) ... Cynthia Birdwood
- Operation Rescue (1991) ... Cynthia Birdwood
- The Return of the Vixen (1991) ... Cynthia Birdwood
 1991 Jeeves and Wooster (TV Series)
Aunt Dahlia
 1990 Uncle Jack and Operation Green (TV Series)
Cynthia Birdwood
- All Tied Up (1990) ... Cynthia Birdwood
- Kidnapped (1990) ... Cynthia Birdwood
- Carrying the Can (1990) ... Cynthia Birdwood
 1990 Desmond's (TV Series)
Bag Lady
- Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (1990) ... Bag Lady
 1988 Rockliffe's Folly (TV Series)
Mrs. Dawson
- Lie of the Land (1988) ... Mrs. Dawson
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Isobel Sedbusk
- Suspicion (1988) ... Isobel Sedbusk
 1988 Bergerac (TV Series)
Anne Granger
- Burnt (1988) ... Anne Granger
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
Esther
- Daylight Robbery (1986) ... Esther
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Lily
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... Lily
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Telfer
- Trelawny of the Wells (1985) ... Mrs. Telfer
 1983 A Pattern of Roses (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ingram
 1983 Jamaica Inn (TV Movie)
Martha Yellan
 1982 Britannia Hospital
Matron: Administration
 1981 Miss Morison's Ghosts (TV Movie)
Dr. Cecilia Hadley
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Montdore
- Monsieur Le Duc (1980) ... Lady Montdore
- Foreigners Are Fiends (1980) ... Lady Montdore
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... Lady Montdore
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... Lady Montdore
- Rings and Things (1980) ... Lady Montdore
 1979 Rebecca (TV Mini-Series)
Beatrice
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Beatrice
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Beatrice
 1977 Candleshoe
Grimsworthy
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Beth Bailey
- Come the Revolution (1977) ... Beth Bailey
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Marie Stopes
- Married Love (1977) ... Marie Stopes
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Mother / Maria
- Under the Garden (1976) ... Mother / Maria
 1976 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Bad Fairy / Old woman
- The Sleeping Princess (1976) ... Bad Fairy / Old woman
 1975 Comedy Premiere (TV Series)
Margaret Warner
- What a Turn Up (1975) ... Margaret Warner
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Ingirith
- The Conquerors (1975) ... Ingirith
 1974-1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Shipley / Mrs Shipley
- The Statesman (1975) ... Mrs. Shipley
- The Rebel (1975) ... Mrs Shipley
- The Ambassador (1974) ... Mrs. Shipley
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Mrs. Churchley
- Adela (1974) ... Mrs. Churchley
 1973 O Lucky Man!
Good Lady
 1962-1973 Z Cars (TV Series)
Nellie Duggan / Beryl
- Operation Watchdog (1973) ... Nellie Duggan
- Affray (1962) ... Beryl
 1971 Harold and Maude
Mrs. Chasen
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
Mme. Krupskaya
 1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Alva Hodson
 1971 Elizabeth R (TV Mini-Series)
Mary, Queen of Scots / Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
- Horrible Conspiracies (1971) ... Mary, Queen of Scots
- The Marriage Game (1971) ... Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
 1970 Vile Bodies (TV Movie)
Lottie Crump
 1970 Hello-Goodbye
Joycie
 1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (TV Movie)
Mrs. Dickens
 1970 The Looking Glass War
Mrs. King
 1969 Play Dirty
German Nurse
 1967 Pride and Prejudice (TV Series)
Mrs. Bennet
- Destiny (1967) ... Mrs. Bennet
- Elopement (1967) ... Mrs. Bennet
- Prejudice (1967) ... Mrs. Bennet
- Proposal (1967) ... Mrs. Bennet
- Pride (1967) ... Mrs. Bennet
 1967 Seven Deadly Virtues (TV Series)
Jane Fielding
- The Whole Truth (1967) ... Jane Fielding
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Virginia Troy
- Sword of Honour #3: Unconditional Surrender (1967) ... Virginia Troy
- Sword of Honour #2: Officers and Gentlemen (1967) ... Virginia Troy
- Sword of Honour #1: Men at Arms (1967) ... Virginia Troy
 1966 Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (TV Movie documentary)
Isadora Duncan
 1964 Six (TV Series)
Mrs. James
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Micaela
- Captain Rubian (1964) ... Micaela
 1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Betty Smythe
- The Charmers (1964) ... Betty Smythe
 1962 Mess Mates (TV Series)
Woman
- Whose Baby Are You? (1962) ... Woman (as Vivien Pickles)
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Julie Wheeler
- Episode #1.13 (1961) ... Julie Wheeler
- Episode #1.12 (1961) ... Julie Wheeler
- Episode #1.11 (1961) ... Julie Wheeler
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... Julie Wheeler
- Episode #1.9 (1961) ... Julie Wheeler
 1960-1961 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Casualty Sister / Nurse Greer
- Episode #1.409 (1961) ... Casualty Sister
- Episode #1.401 (1960) ... Casualty Sister
- Episode #1.400 (1960) ... Casualty Sister
- Episode #1.361 (1960) ... Nurse Greer
 1960 The Arthur Haynes Show (TV Series)
- Episode #6.9 (1960) ... (uncredited)
- Episode #6.7 (1960)
 1960 Played Upon a Stage (TV Series)
Pimple
- She Stoops to Conquer (1960) ... Pimple
 1948 Wuthering Heights (TV Movie)
Catherine Linton
 1946 Alice in Wonderland (TV Short)
Alice
 1946 Jean's Plan
Jean Fairfax
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Dodie Smith's play, "I Capture the Castle," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Richard Greene, Yvonne Furneaux, George Relph, Virginia McKenna, Georgina Cookson, Andrew Ray, Bill Travers, Cyril Luckham, and Victor Lucas in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Vivien Pickles

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

British classical and contemporary stage actress best known for her hilarious role in the cult film Harold and Maude (1971) as suicidal prankster Harold's (Bud Cort) preoccupied mother. See more »

Trademark:

Her distinguished thespian voice

Star Sign:

Libra

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