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Eleanor Summerfield (1921–2001)

Known for her small yet earthy Brit portrayals on film, Eleanor Summerfield was born in London on March 7, 1921, initially trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1937). The hard-looking, blue-eyed blonde began in films in 1947 but created some waves first on stage opposite Cicely Courtneidge in "Her Excellency" at the London Hippodrome in ... See full bio »

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 1998 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Elfrida Molfrey
- Faithful unto Death (1998) ... Elfrida Molfrey
 1996 Family Money (TV Series)
Alice
 1996 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Joyce Pickering
- The Chunnel of Love (1996) ... Joyce Pickering
 1995 Jake's Progress (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Rampton
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Mrs. Rampton
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Mrs. Rampton
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Will You Still Love Me? (1992) ... Dorothy
 1992 Hope It Rains (TV Series)
Daphne Granby
- Episode #2.6 (1992) ... Daphne Granby
 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
May Walker
- Who Dares, Sings (1991) ... May Walker
 1980-1983 Pig in the Middle (TV Series)
Mrs. Bligh
- The Faint Aroma of Performing Seals (1983) ... Mrs. Bligh
- Breaking Out and Breaking In (1983) ... Mrs. Bligh
- But Soft: We Are Observed (1981) ... Mrs. Bligh
- A Man's Joy... and All His Confusion (1980) ... Mrs. Bligh
 1982 The Island of Adventure
Aunt Polly
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Lady Strudwick
- Rude Awakening (1980) ... Lady Strudwick
 1980 The Watcher in the Woods
Mrs. Thayer
 1979 Murder at the Wedding (TV Mini-Series)
Gwen Russell
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Gwen Russell
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Woman on plane
- The Overnight Bag (1976) ... Woman on plane
 1973 Armchair 30 (TV Series)
Mrs. Selkirk
- Simon Fenton's Story (1973) ... Mrs. Selkirk
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
La Baronne
- Kept on a String (1973) ... La Baronne
 1972 Kate (TV Series)
Delia
- I Belong to Somebody (1972) ... Delia
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Elsie Todd
- Madly in Love (1972) ... Mrs. Elsie Todd
 1971 Now, Take My Wife (TV Series)
- Claire's Demo (1971)
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Mrs. Twiss
- Only Three Can Play (1970) ... Mrs. Twiss
 1970 UFO (TV Series)
Muriel Thompson
- The Cat with Ten Lives (1970) ... Muriel Thompson
 1970 Albert! (TV Series)
Miss Elma Stokes
- I'm Going to Be a Father (1970) ... Miss Elma Stokes
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
Mrs. Evans
 1970 Foreign Exchange (TV Movie)
Mrs. Roberts
 1969 The Spy Killer (TV Movie)
Mrs. Roberts
 1968 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Mrs. Mortimore
- West of Eden (1968) ... Mrs. Mortimore
 1968 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mrs. Justice Hammond
- Who Gives This Woman (1968) ... Mrs. Justice Hammond
 1964-1968 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
Maggie
- The Mixed-Up Foursome (1968) ... Maggie
- The Hidden Accident (1965) ... Maggie
- The Shopper (1965) ... Maggie
- The Row (1965) ... Maggie
- The Moustache (1964) ... Maggie
 1967 Haunted (TV Series)
Hyacinth Carrick
- Many Happy Returns (1967) ... Hyacinth Carrick
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Loretta Carter
- The Suede Jacket (1967) ... Loretta Carter
 1966 The Yellow Hat
Lady Xenia
 1965 The World of Wooster (TV Series)
Aunt Dahlia
 1965 Night Train to Surbiton (TV Mini-Series)
Hester Pilbeam
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Hester Pilbeam
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... Hester Pilbeam
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... Hester Pilbeam
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Hester Pilbeam
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... Hester Pilbeam
 1963 The Running Man
Hilda Tanner
 1962 On the Beat
Sgt. Lucilla Wilkins
 1962 Guns of Darkness
Mrs. Bastian
 1961 Petticoat Pirates
Chief Wren Mabel Rawlins
 1961 Operation Snafu
Flora McNaughton
 1961 Why Bother to Knock
Mother
 1961 Spare the Rod
Mrs. Harkness
 1960 The Millionairess
Mrs. Willoughby
 1959 The Two Charleys (TV Series)
Ethel Charles
 1958 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
Lily Pepper
 1958 A Cry from the Streets
Gloria
 1957 No Road Back
Marguerite
 1956 It's Great to Be Young!
Barmaid
 1956 My Wife's Sister (TV Series)
Ellie Martin
- Episode dated 11 December 1956 (1956) ... Ellie Martin
 1956 Odongo
Celia Watford
 1955-1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Esther Williams / Sarah Tearie / Marjorie
- Mrs. Inspector Jones (1956) ... Sarah Tearie
- The Facts of Life (1955) ... Marjorie
 1956 Tears for Simon
Sgt. Cook
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Elinor (friend)
- The Triumphant (1956) ... Elinor (friend)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Betty Day
- Fighting Chance (1955) ... Betty Day
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Grace Turner / Genevieve Crain
- The Sound of Your Voice (1955) ... Grace Turner
- Blue Murder (1955) ... Genevieve Crain
 1954 Tons of Money (TV Movie)
Louise Allington
 1954 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Aunt Kate
 1954 Blackout
Margaret 'Maggie' Doone
 1954 The Black Glove
Barbara Quigley
 1953 Both Sides of the Law
Edna Hurran
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
Cecilia
 1952 Crash of Silence
Lily Tabor
 1952 Man Bait
Vi
 1951 A Christmas Carol
Miss Flora
 1951 Kaleidoscope (TV Series)
Fiona in 'Fools Rush In'
- Episode dated 15 June 1951 (1951) ... Fiona in 'Fools Rush In'
 1951 The Third Visitor
Vera Kurton
 1949 No Way Back
Beryl
 1949 Man on the Run
May Baker, Anchor Hotel
 1949 All Over the Town
Beryl Hopper
 1948 The Weaker Sex
Clippie (uncredited)
 1948 Dulcimer Street
The Blonde
 1947 Take My Life
Miss Carteret
 1947 Pinwright's Progress (TV Series)
 1946 A Phoenix Too Frequent (TV Movie)
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TV commercial (with Arthur Lowe) for Qualcast Concorde (c. 1980) See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Married to Leonard Sachs from 1947 to 1990 until his death. See more »

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Pisces

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