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Prunella Scales


Prunella Scales was born on June 22, 1932 in Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England as Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth. She is an actress, known for Howards End (1992), After Henry (1988) and The Marriage Lines (1961). She has been married to Timothy West since October 1963. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2014/II Sub Rosa (Short) (completed)
 2013 The Phone Call (Short)
Joan
 2013 The Ogre Hunters (Short)
 2012 Stranger Danger (Short)
Violet Mangham
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Woman at Pub
 2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie
Great Aunt Greta
 2011 The Royal (TV Series)
Red Admiral
- Dead Air (2011) ... Red Admiral
 2008 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Mrs Mackenzie
- A Pocket Full of Rye (2008) ... Mrs Mackenzie
 2006 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
Dolly Keeling
 2006 Helix (Short)
Gemima Barrington-Law
 2006 Mr. Loveday's Little Outing (TV Movie)
Lady Moping
 2005 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Hattie Dymchurch
- When All This Is Over (2005) ... Hattie Dymchurch
 2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Jocelyn Anderson
- Out with a Bang (2004) ... Jocelyn Anderson
 2004 Brand Spanking (Short)
Voice of Morphinalax
 2003 Looking for Victoria (TV Movie)
Presenter / Queen Victoria
 2003 Johnny English
The Queen (uncredited)
 2002 Dickens (TV Series)
Elizabeth Dickens
- Secrets (2002) ... Elizabeth Dickens
 2001 Station Jim (TV Movie)
Queen Victoria
 2001 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Anne Parker
- Faith (2001) ... Anne Parker
 2000 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
Narrator
- Ewenn Congar: A Story from France ... Narrator (voice)
 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Eleanor Bunsall
- Beyond the Grave (2000) ... Eleanor Bunsall
 1999 The Big Knights (TV Series)
Queen Melissa (voice)
 1999 Mad Cows
Dr. Minny Stinkler
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips
Aunt Agnes
 1998 Keeping Mum (TV Series)
Marjorie
- The Aunt (1998) ... Marjorie
 1998 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mrs. Duffel
- Summer Holiday (1998) ... Mrs. Duffel (voice)
 1997 Phoenix (Short)
The Client
 1996 Emma (TV Movie)
Miss Bates
 1996 Breaking the Code (TV Movie)
Sara Turing
 1996 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Edith Disney
- An Advancement of Learning (1996) ... Edith Disney
 1996 Lord of Misrule (TV Movie)
Shirley
 1995 Searching (TV Series)
Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.7 (1995) ... Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Mrs. Tilston
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
Storyteller
 1995 Signs and Wonders (TV Series)
Elizabeth Palmore
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Elizabeth Palmore
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Elizabeth Palmore
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Elizabeth Palmore
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Elizabeth Palmore
 1995 The World of Lee Evans (TV Series)
Mother
- The Late Shift/Meet the Folks (1995) ... Mother
 1994 Second Best
Margery
 1994 Wolf
Maude
 1994 Fair Game (TV Movie)
Marjorie
 1994 The Rector's Wife (TV Series)
Marjorie Richardson
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Marjorie Richardson
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Marjorie Richardson
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Marjorie Richardson
 1994 Woodcock (TV Movie)
Captain
 1988-1992 After Henry (TV Series)
Sarah France
- The Other Married Man (1992) ... Sarah France
- The Married Man (1992) ... Sarah France
- Yes and No (1992) ... Sarah France
- A Fully Extended Family (1992) ... Sarah France
- Poor Relations (1992) ... Sarah France
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Queen (voice)
 1992 My Friend Walter (TV Movie)
Aunt Elle
 1991 Screen One (TV Series)
H.M.Q.
 1990 Dirty Beasts (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Milly
- Beyond the Pale (1989) ... Milly
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Hannah Ap Llewellyn
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1988)
 1988 Natural Causes (TV Movie)
Celia Bryce
 1988 Consuming Passions
Ethel
 1987 When We Are Married (TV Movie)
Annie Parker
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Mrs Prentice
- What the Butler Saw (1987) ... Mrs Prentice
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Judith
- Home Cooking (1986) ... Judith
 1985-1986 Mapp & Lucia (TV Series)
Miss Elizabeth Mapp / Elizabeth Mapp
- Worship (1986) ... Elizabeth Mapp
- Change and Change About (1986) ... Elizabeth Mapp
 1985 Absurd Person Singular (TV Movie)
Marion Brewster-Wright
 1984 Weekend Playhouse (TV Series)
Olive Dodd
- Grand Duo (1984) ... Olive Dodd
 1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Frau Pollert
 1982 Outside Edge (TV Movie)
Miriam
 1982 S.W.A.L.K. (TV Series)
Aunt Patty
- Shaping Up (1982) ... Aunt Patty
- Dem Old Dreams Are Only in Your Head (1982) ... Aunt Patty
- Saturday Night Fever (1982) ... Aunt Patty
- And Baby Makes Three (1982) ... Aunt Patty
- Happy Ever After (1982) ... Aunt Patty
 1982 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Susan Peel
- If You Knew Susan (1982) ... Susan Peel
 1981 Bergerac (TV Series)
Gloria Gibbins
- Unlucky Dip (1981) ... Gloria Gibbins
 1978 Doris and Doreen (TV Movie)
Doris Rutter
 1978 The Boys from Brazil
Mrs. Harrington
 1978 Target (TV Series)
Diana Blake
- A Good and Faithful Woman (1978) ... Diana Blake
 1978 Pickersgill People (TV Series)
Mavis Blackhead
- The 15 Second Squeeze (1978) ... Mavis Blackhead
 1974-1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Dolly
- Vote for Rocksburgh (1977) ... Dolly
- The Squatters (1977) ... Dolly
- Easy Money (1977) ... Dolly
- The Great Betting Shop Swindle (1977) ... Dolly
- The Sheiks (1977) ... Dolly
 1977 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Florence Farr
- The Achurch Letters (1977) ... Florence Farr
 1976 Lucky Feller (TV Series)
Farmer's wife
- A Night on the Moors (1976) ... Farmer's wife
 1976 The Littlest Horse Thieves
Mrs. Sandman
 1975 Decisions, Decisions (Video short)
 1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Dolly
- The Big Job (1974) ... Dolly
 1974 The Big Job (TV Movie)
Dolly
 1973 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Adele Breteau
- Henri (1973) ... Adele Breteau
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
Marion Joyce
- One Man's Meat (1973) ... Marion Joyce
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Babs Pickard
- The Ring of Truth (1973) ... Babs Pickard
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
Thelma
- Episode dated 6 January 1973 (1973) ... Thelma
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Marie
- Blues in the Morning (1971) ... Marie
 1966 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Mother
- Hand Me My Sword, Humphrey (1966) ... Mother
 1966 On the Margin (TV Series)
 1962 Call Oxbridge 2000 (TV Series)
Andrea Newton
- Episode #2.13 (1962) ... Andrea Newton
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Lapping
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Mrs. Lapping
 1962 Waltz of the Toreadors
Estella Fitzjohn
 1961 The Seven Faces of Jim (TV Series)
Laura Morrell
- The Face of Genius (1961) ... Laura Morrell
 1961 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Eileen Hughes
- Episode #1.22 (1961) ... Eileen Hughes
- Episode #1.19 (1961) ... Eileen Hughes
- Episode #1.18 (1961) ... Eileen Hughes
- Episode #1.14 (1961) ... Eileen Hughes
- Episode #1.13 (1961) ... Eileen Hughes
 1955-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Joy Miller / Mrs. Pepys / Gabrielle
- The New Man (1960) ... Joy Miller
- And So to Bed (1957) ... Mrs. Pepys
- French for Love (1955) ... Gabrielle
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series)
Jean
- Roger (1960) ... Jean
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Maud Murch
 1957-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Grace Kennion / Morag
- The Younger Generation (1959) ... Grace Kennion
- Mr. Bolfry (1957) ... Morag
 1954 Shop Spoiled
Eunice - Customer
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Prudence Buckland
- Beau Brummell (1954) ... Prudence Buckland
 1953 Scotch on the Rocks
Morag McLeod
 1952 Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series)
Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.5 (1952) ... Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.4 (1952) ... Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.2 (1952) ... Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.1 (1952) ... Lydia Bennet
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Other Works:

Marita in "Whiteman" - Oxford Playhouse. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Prunella Scales CBE

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

The joy of being an actor is to deliver good writing to people." "The agony of doing Shakespeare is that you can't ask him what he meant.

Trivia:

In March 2014 her husband, Timothy West, said she now suffers from mild Alzheimer's disease. See more »

Nickname:

Pru

Star Sign:

Cancer

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