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Elizabeth Spriggs (1929–2008)

Elizabeth Spriggs was born on September 18, 1929 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England as Elizabeth Jean Williams. She was an actress and writer, known for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Shine on Harvey Moon (1982). She was married to Murray Manson, Kenneth Spriggs and Marshall Jones. She died on July 2, ... See full bio »

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 2008 Love Soup (TV Series)
Penny's Mother
- Integrated Logistics (2008) ... Penny's Mother (voice)
 2006 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Mrs Leadbetter
- Taken at the Flood (2006) ... Mrs Leadbetter
 1997-2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Ursula Gooding / Iris Rainbird
- Dead Letters (2006) ... Ursula Gooding
- The Killings at Badger's Drift (1997) ... Iris Rainbird
 2005 Jericho (TV Series)
Ellen Jericho
- The Hollow Men (2005) ... Ellen Jericho
 1992-2005 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Mrs. Andrews / Rene Kirby
- The End of the Road (2005) ... Mrs. Andrews
- Rumours (1992) ... Rene Kirby
 2005 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Maureen
- When All This Is Over (2005) ... Maureen
- Care (2005) ... Maureen
 2003-2004 The Royal (TV Series)
Dolly Smith
- For Better, for Worse (2004) ... Dolly Smith
- If Not for You (2003) ... Dolly Smith
 2004 The Queen of Sheba's Pearls
Laura Pretty
 2003-2004 Swiss Toni (TV Series)
Swiss Toni's Mother
- Listening (2004) ... Swiss Toni's Mother
- Fothergill 2000 (2004) ... Swiss Toni's Mother
- Pangolin (2004) ... Swiss Toni's Mother
- Cable Show (2004) ... Swiss Toni's Mother
- Gellward (2004) ... Swiss Toni's Mother
 2004 Wren: The Man Who Built Britain (TV Movie documentary)
Queen Anne
 2002 Nice Guy Eddie (TV Series)
Vera McMullen
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Vera McMullen
 1998-2002 Playing the Field (TV Series)
Mrs. Mullen
- Episode #5.1 (2002) ... Mrs. Mullen
- Episode #4.1 (2000) ... Mrs. Mullen
- Episode #3.1 (2000) ... Mrs. Mullen
- Episode #2.7 (1999) ... Mrs. Mullen
- Episode #2.6 (1999) ... Mrs. Mullen
 2002 Shackleton (TV Movie)
Janet Stancombe Wills
 2001 Victoria & Albert (TV Movie)
Actress in 'The Rivals'
 2001 Nice Guy Eddie (TV Movie)
Vera McMullen
 2000 The Sleeper (TV Movie)
Cath
 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Mrs. Glauneck
- A Man of Substance (2000) ... Mrs. Glauneck
 1999 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Mrs. Riggs
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Duchess
 1998 The Barber of Siberia
Perepelkina (as Elizabet Spriggs)
 1998 Casualty (TV Series)
Barbara Thomas
- Eye Spy (1998) ... Barbara Thomas
 1997 For My Baby
Olga Jenikova
 1997 Paradise Road
Mrs. Roberts
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Mrs. Trask
- A Slight Case of Murder (1996) ... Mrs. Trask
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Mistress Quickly
- Henry IV (1995) ... Mistress Quickly
 1982-1995 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Nan
- Episode #5.12 (1995) ... Nan
- Episode #5.11 (1995) ... Nan
- Episode #5.10 (1995) ... Nan
- Episode #5.9 (1995) ... Nan
- Episode #5.8 (1995) ... Nan
 1995 The Tomorrow People (TV Series)
Milicent Rutherford / Millicent / Millicent Rutherford
- The Rameses Connection: Part 5 (1995) ... Millicent
- The Rameses Connection: Part 4 (1995) ... Milicent Rutherford (credit only)
- The Rameses Connection: Part 3 (1995) ... Milicent Rutherford (credit only)
- The Rameses Connection: Part 2 (1995) ... Millicent Rutherford
- The Rameses Connection: Part 1 (1995) ... Milicent Rutherford
 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gamp
- Episode Six (1994) ... Mrs. Gamp
- Episode Four (1994) ... Mrs. Gamp
- Episode Three (1994) ... Mrs. Gamp
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Series)
Grandma
- Let It Be (1994) ... Grandma
- Rainy Night in Georgia (1994) ... Grandma
- Fool on the Hill (1994) ... Grandma
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (1994) ... Grandma
- Fly Like an Eagle (1994) ... Grandma
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Lady Lacklander
- Scales of Justice (1994) ... Lady Lacklander
 1994 Class Act (TV Series)
Harriet Mainwaring
- Episode #1.7 (1994) ... Harriet Mainwaring
 1994 A Pinch of Snuff (TV Movie)
Annabelle Andover
 1993 The Advocate
Madame Langlois
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Daphne Shotley
- Fly the Flag (1993) ... Daphne Shotley
 1993 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Mrs Mason
- The Last Vampyre (1993) ... Mrs Mason
 1992 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Eva Peterlee
- The Mouse in the Corner: Part One (1992) ... Eva Peterlee
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Schultz
- Austria, March 1917 (1992) ... Schultz
 1992 Anglo Saxon Attitudes (TV Mini-Series)
Inge Middleton
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Inge Middleton
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Inge Middleton
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Inge Middleton
 1992 The Old Devils (TV Mini-Series)
Dorothy Morgan
- Clapped-Out Casanovas (1992) ... Dorothy Morgan
- Rhiannon's Boys (1992) ... Dorothy Morgan
- Love, Lust and Litre Bottles (1992) ... Dorothy Morgan
 1991 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Mrs. Henwood
- Dirty Work (1991) ... Mrs. Henwood
 1991 Impromptu
Baroness Laginsky (as Elisabeth Spriggs)
 1988-1991 Watching (TV Series)
Aunty Peggy
- Straying (1991) ... Aunty Peggy
- Feeding (1991) ... Aunty Peggy
- Flitting (1990) ... Aunty Peggy
- Proposing (1990) ... Aunty Peggy
- Visiting (1988) ... Aunty Peggy
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Mrs. Whitfield
- The Tender Trap (1990) ... Mrs. Whitfield
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Eileen Blackett
- Survival of the Fittest (1990) ... Eileen Blackett
 1990 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (TV Mini-Series)
May
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... May
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... May
 1989 Gentlemen and Players (TV Series)
Meg St. Brevin
- Loyalties (1989) ... Meg St. Brevin
 1989 Singles (TV Series)
Pam's Mother
- Family Likeness (1989) ... Pam's Mother
 1989 Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (TV Series)
Madge Kendal
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Madge Kendal
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Madge Kendal
 1988 Going Undercover
Mrs. Van Der Reuter
 1988 A Kind of Living (TV Series)
Mrs. Bennett
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Mrs. Bennett
 1987-1988 Simon and the Witch (TV Series)
The Witch
- Episode #2.9 (1988) ... The Witch
- Episode #2.8 (1988) ... The Witch
- Episode #2.7 (1988) ... The Witch
- Episode #2.6 (1988) ... The Witch
- Episode #2.5 (1988) ... The Witch
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Evelyn Smith
- The Thirteenth Day of Christmas (1985) ... Evelyn Smith
 1985 Bergerac (TV Series)
Mary Lou Costain
- Return of the Ice Maiden (1985) ... Mary Lou Costain
 1985 Bones
Mrs. Epps
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Nobel Presenter
 1984 The Cold Room (TV Movie)
Frau Hoffman
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Lady Muriel Royce
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Lady Muriel Royce
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Lady Muriel Royce
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Lady Muriel Royce
 1983 Those Glory Glory Days (TV Movie)
School Mistress
 1982 Spider's Web (TV Movie)
Mildred Peake
 1982 Objects of Affection (TV Series)
Cora
- Our Winnie (1982) ... Cora
 1974-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Alice Duckworth / Olive James / Sonia Marsden / ...
- Intensive Care (1982) ... Alice Duckworth
- The Cause (1981) ... Olive James
- Love Letters on Blue Paper (1976) ... Sonia Marsden
- Leeds United (1974) ... Maggie
 1982 Frost in May (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Radcliffe
- Beyond the Glass (1982) ... Mother Radcliffe
 1982 The Haunting of Cassie Palmer (TV Series)
Mrs. Palmer
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Mrs. Palmer
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Mrs. Palmer
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Mrs. Palmer
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Mrs. Palmer
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mrs. Palmer
 1981 Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse (TV Movie)
The aunt
 1981 Cribb (TV Series)
Mrs. Gurney
- The Choir That Wouldn't Sing (1981) ... Mrs. Gurney
 1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
Janet Godfrey
- Embers: Part 3 (1981) ... Janet Godfrey
- Embers: Part 2 (1981) ... Janet Godfrey
- Embers: Part 1 (1981) ... Janet Godfrey
 1980-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Radcliffe / Middle-Class Woman
- The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe (1981) ... Mrs. Radcliffe
- Fothergill (1981) ... Middle-Class Woman
- The Enigma (1980)
 1980-1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Aunt May / Martha
- The Way to Do It (1981) ... Aunt May
- The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby (1980) ... Martha
 1980 We, the Accused (TV Mini-Series)
Eleanor Presset
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Eleanor Presset
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Eleanor Presset
 1980 Richard's Things
Mrs. Sells
 1980 The Dybbuk (TV Movie)
Frade
 1979 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Calpurnia
 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
Miss Beckinsale
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Able's Will (1977)
 1976 The Expert (TV Series)
Mrs. Kyneston
- A Family Affair (1976) ... Mrs. Kyneston
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Hannah
- Hannah (1976) ... Hannah
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Frances
- An Early Life (1976) ... Lady Frances
 1975 Prometheus: The Life of Balzac (TV Mini-Series)
Comtesse de Berny
- Lost Illusions (1975) ... Comtesse de Berny
- Man and Women (1975) ... Comtesse de Berny
- The Road to Fame (1975) ... Comtesse de Berny
- Apprenticeship of a Genius (1975) ... Comtesse de Berny
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Maggie Snape
- Miss Health and Beauty (1975) ... Maggie Snape
 1973 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Zena Pool
- Mrs Pool's Preserves (1973) ... Zena Pool
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Eleanor
- Rust (1973) ... Eleanor
 1969 Three Into Two Won't Go
Marcia
 1968 Work Is a 4-Letter Word
Mrs. Murray
 1968 All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie)
Widow
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Lampito
- Lysistrata (1964) ... Lampito
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She acted in John Gay's play, "The Beggar's Opera," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in a Royal Shakespeare Company production with Derek Godfrey, Michael Williams, Gareth Morgan, Doris Hare, Dorothy Tutin, Malcolm Rivers, Darien Angadi, Denise Coffey, Patience Collier, and Virginia McKenna in the cast. Peter Wood was ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Elisabeth Spriggs | Elizabet Spriggs

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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A mezzo soprano, she studied opera at the Royal School of Music as a teenager. Her singing career was stillborn, however, due to an affliction with bronchial asthma. She consequently opted for an acting career instead, though her first position was as a teacher of speech and drama at Coventry Technical College. She gained her first acting experience with a repertory company in Stockport. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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