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Kathy Staff (1928–2008)

Kathy Staff was born on July 12, 1928 in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England as Minnie Higginbottom. She was an actress, known for Last of the Summer Wine (1973), Mary Reilly (1996) and The Dresser (1983). She was married to John Staff. She died on December 13, 2008 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine Nora Batty / Nora / Mrs. Batty
(1973-2008)
Mary Reilly
Mary Reilly Mrs. Kent
(1996)
The Dresser
The Dresser Bombazine Woman
(1983)
Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit Mrs. Tickit
(1987)

Filmography

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 2005 Doctors (TV Series)
Edith Dawes
- Your Very Good Health (2005) ... Edith Dawes
 2001 Crossroads (TV Series)
Doris Luke
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Doris Luke
 1992 Mother's Day (Short)
Mrs Mercer
 1988 No Frills (TV Series)
Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Mrs H
 1987 Little Dorrit
Mrs. Tickit
 1983-1986 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #17.3 (1986) ... Various Roles
- Holiday (1983) ... Various Roles
- Superteech (1983) ... Various Roles
 1985 Video Spotlight (Video)
Various characters (uncredited)
 1984 Camille (TV Movie)
Flower Lady
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
Mabel
 1983 The Dresser
Bombazine Woman
 1978 Secret Diaries (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Gladys
- Kenneth Holmes' Notebook (1978) ... Aunt Gladys
 1977 Dawson and Friends (TV Series)
 1976 Sez Les (TV Series)
 1976 Rock Follies (TV Mini-Series)
Waitress
- The Little Ladies (1976) ... Waitress
 1975 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Winnie Purvis
- Episode #1.268 (1975) ... Winnie Purvis
- Episode #1.267 (1975) ... Winnie Purvis
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
Minnie
- Where There's a Will (1975) ... Minnie
 1974 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Pinker
- A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1974) ... Mrs. Pinker
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Attendant
- Episode #1.74 (1974) ... Attendant
- Episode #1.73 (1974) ... Attendant
 1974 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Molly Carter
- In Her Own Right (1974) ... Molly Carter
 1973 Billy Liar (TV Series)
Auntie Dolly
- Billy and the Party Spirit (1973) ... Auntie Dolly
 1973 The Brontës of Haworth (TV Mini-Series)
Bessy Hardacre
- Delusion's Song (1973) ... Bessy Hardacre
 1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Mrs. Brennan
- Family Feelings (1973) ... Mrs. Brennan
- The Last Rent Dinner (1973) ... Mrs. Brennan
- Second Thoughts (1973) ... Mrs. Brennan
 1971-1973 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Woman
- The Letter (1973) ... Woman
- One White Foot Charley (1971) ... Woman
 1972 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Factory worker
- Worker's Playtime (1972) ... Factory worker (uncredited)
 1971 A Family at War (TV Series)
Sister
- This Year, Next Year... (1971) ... Sister
- A Separate Peace (1971) ... Sister
 1971 The More We Are Together (TV Series)
Mrs. Clack
- Baby Vanishes (1971) ... Mrs. Clack
 1970 Grady (TV Series)
Bus conductress
- Look, I'm Nobody (1970) ... Bus conductress
 1970 Queenie's Castle (TV Series)
Mrs. Blakey
- We Humbly Beseech (1970) ... Mrs. Blakey
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Leary
- Slattery's Mounted Foot (1970) ... Mary Leary
 1969 Castle Haven (TV Series)
Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 24 December 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 23 December 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 30 September 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 24 July 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 22 July 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
 1968 How We Used to Live (TV Series)
Washer Woman
- Spick and Span (1968) ... Washer Woman
 1966 The Family Way
Neighbour (uncredited)
 1964 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- A Touch of the Sun (1964) ... (as Katherine Staff)
 1962 A Kind of Loving
Mrs. Oliphant (uncredited)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Katherine Staff

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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First worked as a shorthand typist and then did clerical work for the National Gas & Oil Engine Company in Ashton-under-Lyne. Started acting professionally in 1949 with repertory companies in Scotland and Wales. First screen work was as an extra in television, for three pounds a day. See more »

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