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Kay Adshead


Kay Adshead (born in Lancashire, England, 10 May 1954) is a poet, playwright, theatremaker, actress and producer. Adshead has worked extensively in television and is particularly notable for her regular appearances with Victoria Wood. Adshead was born in Manchester, moving to Stretford where she was educated at Stretford Girls' Grammar. She was a ... See full bio »
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights Catherine 'Cathy' Earnshaw
(1978)
Play for Today
Play for Today Hotel Waitress / Linda
(1977-1982)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
(1982)
Acceptable Levels
(1985)

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 2000 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Christine
- Christine (2000) ... Christine
 1997 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Barbara Fletcher (1997-1999)
 1997 Crime Traveller (TV Series)
Linda
- A Death in the Family (1997) ... Linda
 1994 Mother's Ruin (TV Series)
Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Wendy Watson
 1988-1993 The Bill (TV Series)
Joanna Mancini / Margaret Reagis
- No Place Like Home (1993) ... Margaret Reagis
- Out to Lunch (1989) ... Joanna Mancini
- Trouble & Strife (1988) ... Joanna Mancini
 1992 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series)
Sarah / Mrs Meddlicott
- Episode #3.1 (1992) ... Sarah / Mrs Meddlicott
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Keep Fit Instructress
- The Big Sleep (1990) ... Keep Fit Instructress
 1989 Victoria Wood (TV Series)
Lorraine Spence
- Over to Pam (1989) ... Lorraine Spence
 1985-1987 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Tracey / Pat / Winnie's Daughter / ...
- Episode #2.7 (1987) ... Tracey / Pat
- Episode #2.6 (1986) ... Winnie's Daughter
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Freda
 1985 Operation Julie (TV Movie)
'Swan'
 1985 Acceptable Levels
Sue
 1982 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Mini-Series)
Beryl Stapleton
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Beryl Stapleton
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Beryl Stapleton
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Beryl Stapleton
 1977-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Hotel Waitress / Linda
- Soft Targets (1982) ... Hotel Waitress
- The Kiss of Death (1977) ... Linda
 1982 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Julsca
- The Secret Folk (1982) ... Julsca
 1978 Wuthering Heights (TV Mini-Series)
Catherine 'Cathy' Earnshaw
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Catherine 'Cathy' Earnshaw
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Catherine 'Cathy' Earnshaw
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Catherine 'Cathy' Earnshaw
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Claire Luckham's play, "Trafford Tanzi," at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Jane Lee and Neil Dickson in the cast. Chris Bond and Ted Clayton was director.

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Worked often with Victoria Wood. See more »

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Taurus

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