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Queenie Watts (1923–1980)

Queenie Watts (born Mary Spenton; 21 July 1923 - 25 January 1980) was an English actress of film and television, as well as an occasional singer. Watts was born Mary Spenton in London in 1923. She appeared in many British films, including the Joan Littlewood production Sparrers Can't Sing (1963), and as herself in Portrait of Queenie (1964), ... See full bio »

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Known For

Holiday on the Buses
Holiday on the Buses Mrs. Briggs
(1973)
Up the Junction
Up the Junction Mrs. Hardy
(1968)
Romany Jones
Romany Jones Lily Briggs
(1972-1975)
BBC Play of the Month
BBC Play of the Month Signora Bertolini
(1973)

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 2016 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Demonstrator
- Sex and Violence (2016) ... Demonstrator
 1970-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Lilian / Grace Dwyer / Mrs. Brass / ...
- Murder Rap (1980) ... Lilian
- Waterloo Sunset (1979) ... Grace Dwyer
- Everybody Say Cheese (1971) ... Mrs. Brass
- The Hallelujah Handshake (1970) ... Connie
 1979 George & Mildred (TV Series)
Gladys
- The Last Straw (1979) ... Gladys
 1979 Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair
David Galaxy's Mother
 1979 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #17.3 (1979)
 1977 Come Play with Me
Cafe Girl
 1976 Yus My Dear (TV Series)
Lily Briggs
- The Holiday (1976) ... Lily Briggs
- The Repair (1976) ... Lily Briggs
- The Policy (1976) ... Lily Briggs
- The Bargain (1976) ... Lily Briggs
- The Job (1976) ... Lily Briggs
 1976 Schizo
Mrs. Wallace
 1976 Intimate Games
Mother
 1967-1976 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Hooker / Mrs. Cross / Market Stallholder / ...
- Everybody's Business (1976) ... Mrs. Hooker
- Knocker (1974) ... Mrs. Cross
- First Offenders (1972) ... Market Stallholder
- The Last Look (1968) ... Mrs. Gray
- Six Till Two (1967) ... Mrs. Farley
 1973-1975 Beryl's Lot (TV Series)
Freda Mills
- A Day at the Races (1975) ... Freda Mills
- Home Again (1975) ... Freda Mills
- Devil to Pay (1975) ... Freda Mills
- Stool Pigeon (1975) ... Freda Mills
- Easy Pickings (1975) ... Freda Mills
 1972-1975 Romany Jones (TV Series)
Lily Briggs
- The Night Out (1975) ... Lily Briggs
- The Washing (1975) ... Lily Briggs
- A Good Lawyer (1975) ... Lily Briggs
- The Learner Driver (1975) ... Lily Briggs
- Cold Comfort (1975) ... Lily Briggs
 1974 Sykes (TV Series)
Ada
- The Pub (1974) ... Ada
 1974 Keep It Up, Jack
Char lady
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Doris
- Episode #1.18 (1974) ... Doris
- Episode #1.17 (1974) ... Doris
 1973 Holiday on the Buses
Mrs. Briggs
 1973 Armchair 30 (TV Series)
Mrs. Fenton
- Simon Fenton's Story (1973) ... Mrs. Fenton
 1973 A Pin to See the Peepshow (TV Series)
Mrs. Humble
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Mrs. Humble
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Signora Bertolini
- A Room with a View (1973) ... Signora Bertolini
 1972 The Hole in the Wall (TV Series)
Mrs. Grimes
- Part 7 (1972) ... Mrs. Grimes
- Part 6 (1972) ... Mrs. Grimes
- Part 5 (1972) ... Mrs. Grimes
- Part 4 (1972) ... Mrs. Grimes
- Part 3 (1972) ... Mrs. Grimes
 1972 Scott On... (TV Series)
- Culture (1972)
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Molly Blatts
- The Sullens Sisters (1972) ... Molly Blatts
 1972 All Coppers Are...
Mrs. Malloy
 1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Joyce
- Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning (1972) ... Joyce
 1970-1972 Callan (TV Series)
Lonely's Auntie
- That'll Be the Day (1972) ... Lonely's Auntie
- Where Else Could I Go? (1970) ... Lonely's Auntie
 1971 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
Lily
- Weavers to Wearers (1971) ... Lily
 1971 Sykes and a Big Big Show (TV Series)
- Guest (1971)
 1970 The Goodies (TV Series)
 1969-1970 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Edna / Mrs. Peters / Mrs. Keen
- The Two and a Half Feathers (1970) ... Edna
- Under Fire (1969) ... Mrs. Keen
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
West / Annie Bundle
- Meter Maids (1970) ... West
- The Jugg Brothers (1970) ... Annie Bundle
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Luscia's Maid
- The Love Potion (1970) ... Luscia's Maid
 1970 Smith (TV Mini-Series)
Applewoman
- Not Nubbed Yet (1970) ... Applewoman
 1970 As Good Cooks Go (TV Series)
Evelyn Trent
- Frying Squad (1970) ... Evelyn Trent
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Various Roles
 1969 The Best House in London
Old Crone (uncredited)
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Mrs. Midgley
- The Less-Than-Iron-Duke (1968) ... Mrs. Midgley
 1968 Up the Junction
Mrs. Hardy
 1968 Hugh and I Spy (TV Series)
- Yellow Peril (1968)
 1967 Half a Sixpence
Pub Character
 1967 Poor Cow
Aunt Emm
 1967 Beggar My Neighbour (TV Series)
 1966 Alfie
Blonde Pub Singer (uncredited)
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Queenie
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Edward Bond's play, "Saved," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Kenneth Cranham, Patricia Franklin, Tom Chadbon, Peter Blythe, and Malcolm Tierney in the cast. William Gaskill was director. See more »
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Trivia:

She ran pubs with her husband, where she also played piano with an eight-piece band to pull in more punters

Star Sign:

Cancer

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