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Yolande Palfrey (1957–2011)

Yolande Palfrey was born on March 29, 1957 as Yolande Anne Elissa Palfrey. She was an actress, known for Dragonslayer (1981), Measure for Measure (1979) and The Princess Academy (1987). She died on April 9, 2011 in Esher, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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 1991 You Rang, M'Lord? (TV Series)
- The Night of Reckoning (1991) ... Maid
 1989 Dramarama (TV Series)
Miss. Lacoste
- In the Pink (1989) ... Miss. Lacoste
 1986 Doctor Who (TV Series)
 1985-1986 Starting Out (TV Series)
Eileen Barnes
- Life and Death (1986) ... Eileen Barnes
- All Right for Some (1986) ... Eileen Barnes
- Arrangements (1986) ... Eileen Barnes
- Taken on Trust (1986) ... Eileen Barnes
- Prejudice (1986) ... Eileen Barnes
 1983 Shelley (TV Series)
- The Party (1983) ... Estelle
 1983 Andy Robson (TV Series)
Lady Gwendolen
- Masquerade (1983) ... Lady Gwendolen
 1982-1983 Nanny (TV Series)
Lady Sophia / Sophia
- The Prodigy (1983) ... Lady Sophia
- She Who Gives a Baby Birth (1983) ... Lady Sophia
- A Twist of Fate (1982) ... Sophia
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Judy Battle
- The Breadwinner (1982) ... Judy Battle
 1981 Theatre Box (TV Series)
- You Must Believe All This (1981) ... Peggy
 1981 Dragonslayer
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- Elizabeth Alone: Part 3 (1981) ... Joanna
- Elizabeth Alone: Part 2 (1981) ... Joanna
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... Jassy
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... Jassy
- Rings and Things (1980) ... Jassy
- Coming Out (1980) ... Jassy
 1980 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Crystal Well (1980) ... Princess
 1979 Measure for Measure (TV Movie)
 1979 Blakes 7 (TV Series)
- Pressure Point (1979) ... Veron
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series)
Blind Girl
- Painting the Clouds (1978) ... Blind Girl (uncredited)
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1978) ... Blind Girl
 1978 Wings (TV Series)
- No Medals (1978) ... Marie-Helene
 1977 The Ghosts of Motley Hall (TV Series)
- Phantomime (1977) ... Ellie
 1977 Valentino
Starlet (uncredited)
 1977 Don't Forget to Write! (TV Series)
- A Friend in Need (1977) ... Benny
 1977 The Finishing Line (Short)
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Beautiful, sadly short-lived British actress, who studied acting at The Arts Educational School in London. She performed on stage at the Old Vic and was best known on television for her appearances in BBC TV shows, notably Blakes 7 (1978) and Doctor Who (1963).

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