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Beryl Reid (I) (1919–1996)

Beryl Reid was the daughter of Scottish parents and grew up in industrial Manchester, England. She left home at the age of 16 to go and work in a shop. She lasted 6 weeks. She applied for and was accepted in a revue in the Summer season in Bridlington. She had no formal training but joined the National Theater in London as a comedy actress. Her ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1994 The Stuart Hall Show (TV Series)
 1994 Blue Heaven (TV Series)
Jeweller
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Jeweller
 1993 Cracker (TV Series)
Mrs. Fitzgerald - Fitz's Mum
- To Say I Love You: Part 1 (1993) ... Mrs. Fitzgerald - Fitz's Mum
 1992 Bunch of Five (TV Series)
Gran
- Miles Better (1992)
- Shall We Gather at the River? (1992) ... Gran
 1991 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Aunt Molly
- My Fair Daisy (1991) ... Aunt Molly
 1991 Duel of Hearts (TV Movie)
Lady Augusta Warlingham
 1990 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Mountnessing
- Put on by Cunning (1990) ... Mrs. Mountnessing
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Pat Goran
- Thicker Than Water (1990) ... Pat Goran
 1988 Alexei Sayle's Stuff (TV Series)
Hettie - Goddess of Shake n' Vac
- Cartesian Dualism for the Fuller Figure (1988) ... Hettie - Goddess of Shake n' Vac
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1988)
 1988 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Mrs. Moss
- Didn't You Kill My Brother? (1988) ... Mrs. Moss
 1987 The Beiderbecke Tapes (TV Mini-Series)
Sylvia
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Sylvia
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Sylvia
 1985 Bergerac (TV Series)
Miss Broome
- Low Profile (1985) ... Miss Broome
 1985 The Doctor and the Devils
Mrs. Flynn
 1985 Late Starter (TV Series)
Helen Magee
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Helen Magee
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Helen Magee
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Helen Magee
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Ruby Hubbard
- The Second Time Around (1984) ... Ruby Hubbard
 1984 The Wind in the Willows (TV Series)
Other Voices
- The Further Adventures of Toad (1984) ... Other Voices (voice)
 1983/I The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
The Magistrate (voice)
 1983 Cuffy (TV Series)
Matron
- Cuffy and a Holiday (1983) ... Matron
 1983 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
Mrs Knox
- O Love! O Fire! (1983) ... Mrs Knox
- Trinket's Colt (1983) ... Mrs Knox
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series)
Connie Sachs
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Connie Sachs
 1982 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Briggs
 1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Sarah Pigswill
- Muvvers' Day (1981) ... Sarah Pigswill
 1981 Late Flowering Love (Short) (segment "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm")
 1981 Mooncat and Company (TV Series)
Co-presenter
 1981 Agony (TV Series)
Cherry Lightfoot
- Arrivals and Departures (1981) ... Cherry Lightfoot
 1980 Comedy Tonight (TV Movie) (sketch 'Laughing Gas')
 1980 Peter Cook & Co. (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1979 An Honourable Retirement (TV Movie)
Mrs. Heysham
 1979 Dick Emery's Comedy Hour (TV Movie)
Ada
 1978 Carry on Emmannuelle
Mrs. Valentine
 1978 Two's Company (TV Series)
Mrs. Shelton
- The Pet (1978) ... Mrs. Shelton
 1970-1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Victoria / Maria Helliwell / Amanda / ...
- Flint (1978) ... Victoria
- The Apple Cart (1975) ... Amanda
- The Rivals (1970) ... Mrs. Malaprop
 1977 Beryl Reid (TV Series)
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Mrs. Slipslop
 1973 Smike! (TV Movie)
Mrs. Squeers / Mrs Steele
 1973 Father Dear Father
Mrs. Stoppard
 1973 The Death Wheelers
Mrs. Latham
 1972 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Madame Thompson
- Trapped: Chez Madame Thompson (1972) ... Madame Thompson
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Miss Ambrose
 1971 The Goodies (TV Series)
Mrs. Desiree Carthorse
- Sex and Violence (1971) ... Mrs. Desiree Carthorse
 1968-1971 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Amelia Quint / Mrs. Blaxill / Hilda Capper
- Edward the Confessor (1969) ... Mrs. Blaxill
- Mrs Capper's Birthday (1968) ... Hilda Capper
 1970-1971 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Miss Pretty / Mrs. Brockbank
- Housey Housey (1971) ... Miss Pretty
- The Suitable Suitor (1970) ... Mrs. Brockbank
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
Mrs. Low Road Jones
- On Paperback Revolutionaries (1971) ... Mrs. Low Road Jones
 1970 The Beast in the Cellar
Ellie Ballantyne
 1969 Wink to Me Only (TV Series)
Irene (Rene) Jelliot
- The Bed Bug (1969) ... Irene (Rene) Jelliot
- Welcome to Great Britain (1969) ... Irene (Rene) Jelliot
- The Council Wears Earrings (1969) ... Irene (Rene) Jelliot
- Virtue's Reward (1969) ... Irene (Rene) Jelliot
- The Vacuum Affair (1969) ... Irene (Rene) Jelliot
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Madame Otero
 1968 Star!
Rose
 1964-1968 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
René Jelliot / Mrs. Teresa Fanwyn
- The Hen House (1964) ... Mrs. Teresa Fanwyn
 1968 Beryl Reid Says Good Evening (TV Series)
Various roles
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... Various roles
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Mrs. Weaver
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1967)
- Episode #2.3 (1967)
- Episode #2.2 (1967)
- Episode #2.1 (1967)
 1967 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1967)
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Price
- The Other Side (1967) ... Miss Price
 1966 Love Story (TV Series)
Kate Reilly
- Duggie (1966) ... Kate Reilly
 1966 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1966)
 1966 The World of Wooster (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilberforce
- Jeeves and the Indian Summer of an Uncle (1966) ... Mrs. Wilberforce
 1963 Man O'Brass (TV Movie)
Bessie Briggs
 1962 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Visit (1962)
 1962 Trial and Error
Doris Fowle, his late wife
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Miss Pringle
 1957 Mr. Bowling Buys a Newspaper (TV Movie)
Alice
 1956 The Extra Day
Beryl
 1955 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1955) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... Various Roles
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's
Miss Wilson
 1953 The Christmas Service Show (TV Movie)
 1951 Vic's Grill (TV Series)
 1950 The Services Show (TV Series)
 1948 Wit and Wisdom (TV Series)
 1940 Spare a Copper
Minor role (uncredited)
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Other Works:

She acted in William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Michael Pennington and Roger Rees in the cast. John Barton was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

Comedy is the longest apprenticeship in the world.

Trivia:

She was dyslexic and always found it hard to learn scripts See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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