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Mary Barclay (I) (1916–2008)

Mary Barclay was born on July 20, 1916 in Williton, Somerset, England as Mary Biddulph. She was an actress, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Alexander Graham Bell (1965) and Sex and the Other Woman (1972). She was married to David Taylor and Richard Barclay. She died on February 19, 2008 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK. See full bio »

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BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Edith Clark / Mrs. Jones / Mrs. Webb / Nancy Green
Alexander Graham Bell Mrs. Hubbard
Sins of the Fathers Ellen Carter


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 1977-1979 Secret Army (TV Series)
Sophie Chantal
- Invasions (1979) ... Sophie Chantal
- Little Old Lady (1978) ... Sophie Chantal
- Too Near Home (1977) ... Sophie Chantal
- Child's Play (1977) ... Sophie Chantal
 1976 Justine
 1976 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Wingham
- Strychnine in the Soup (1976) ... Lady Wingham
 1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Old woman
- Children of the Sun (1975) ... Old woman
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Dean's Wife
- Cheap in August (1975) ... Dean's Wife
 1975 My Honourable Mrs (TV Series)
- No Politics (1975) ... Mother
 1974 Second Time Around (TV Series)
- Point of Disengagement (1974) ... Wendy
 1973 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Wife at Travel Agency
- The Party (1973) ... Wife at Travel Agency
 1973 Spy Trap (TV Series)
- Desperate Men (1973) ... Apache
 1973 A Touch of Class
Martha Thompson
 1972 Sex and the Other Woman
 1972 Scoop (TV Series)
Lady Godrington
- The Scoop (1972) ... Lady Godrington
 1972 The Moonstone (TV Series)
Mrs, Ablewhite
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Mrs, Ablewhite
 1970 The Revolutionary
'A's Mother (uncredited)
 1967 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Miss Rawlings
- Episode #1.148 (1967) ... Miss Rawlings
- Episode #1.145 (1967) ... Miss Rawlings
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
Superior Lady (uncredited)
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Marina Owner
- The Girl Who Loved Robots (1965) ... Marina Owner
 1965 Alexander Graham Bell (TV Series)
Mrs. Hubbard
- The Two-Way Test (1965) ... Mrs. Hubbard
- The Birthday Party (1965) ... Mrs. Hubbard
- Sound of the Spring (1965) ... Mrs. Hubbard
- A Rival in the Field (1965) ... Mrs. Hubbard
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Stella Dane
 1964 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mme. Venoir
- Facing the Music (1964) ... Mme. Venoir
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
Miss Richardson
- A Kiss Before Dying (1964) ... Miss Richardson
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Second Woman
- The Lady of the Camellias (1964) ... Second Woman
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
- The White Hat (1962) ... Manageress
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Mrs. Brander
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... Mrs. Brander
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Taisia Nikolaevena
- In Search of Happiness (1960) ... Taisia Nikolaevena
 1957-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Jones / Edith Clark / Nancy Green / ...
- Street Scene (1959) ... Mrs. Jones
- Teru (1957) ... Edith Clark
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1957) ... Nancy Green
- Our Town (1957) ... Mrs. Webb
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Mrs. Garnes
- Dead Man's Switch (1959) ... Mrs. Garnes
 1959 The Headless Ghost
Lady Ambrose (uncredited)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Fisher
- Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1958) ... Mrs. Fisher
 1957 The Adventures of Clint and Mac (TV Series)
Clint's Mother
 1956 Who Goes Home? (TV Movie)
Lady Applebourne
 1952 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
Nurse Mary
 1948 Sins of the Fathers
Ellen Carter

Personal Details

Other Works:

She played a Cockney prostitute in the play "Tit-Coq (Little Rooster)", which ran in Canada for three years, beginning in 1948. See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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She excelled in classics at Cambridge University. After she was turned down by the Civil Service Board, she lived in London with actor/songwriter Ivor Novello's mother, who taught her to sing and play piano. She later enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. See more »

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