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Lynda Bellingham (1948–2014)


Lynda Bellingham played many roles during her five-decade professional career, but became synonymous with one. "Being a mum making gravy was not quite how I had seen my career advancing," she said once. But between 1983 and 1999 that's what she did in 42 "episodes" of an award-winning TV ad. Since the early 1980s, her name was rarely mentioned in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna
(2000)
Mackenzie Ruth Isaacs
(1980)
Robin Hood Queen Eleanor
(2007)
The Sweeney Nancy King
(1975)

Filmography

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 2014 Too Close for Comfort (TV Mini-Series)
 2012 Too Close for Comfort (Short)
Mum
 2009 Mister Eleven (TV Mini-Series)
Shirley
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Shirley
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Shirley
 2009/II Jam (Short)
Mrs. Lynch
 2008 Love Soup (TV Series)
Matilda
- Whose God Is It Anyway? (2008) ... Matilda
 2008 Re-extinct (TV Movie)
Marg Precious
 2007 Robin Hood (TV Series)
Queen Eleanor
- Treasure of the Nation (2007) ... Queen Eleanor
 2007 New Tricks (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Karen Hardwick
- Casualty (2007) ... Det. Supt. Karen Hardwick
 2007 Bonkers (TV Series)
Mrs. Wadlow
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Mrs. Wadlow
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Mrs. Wadlow
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Mrs. Wadlow
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Mrs. Wadlow
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Mrs. Wadlow
 2006 Holby City (TV Series)
Caitlin Lucas
- Brother's Keeper (2006) ... Caitlin Lucas
 2005 Rug (Short)
Agnes
 2005 Murder in Suburbia (TV Series)
Milly Goodman
- The Wedding (2005) ... Milly Goodman
 2004 Odd Socks (TV Series)
Magdalena
 2004 The Bill (TV Series)
Irene Radford
- 273: Return of the Gang Queen (2004) ... Irene Radford
- 272: Bust (2004) ... Irene Radford
- 271: One Rule for One (2004) ... Irene Radford
- 262: Mexican Stand-Off (2004) ... Irene Radford
- 261: Long Buried Secrets (2004) ... Irene Radford
 2004 The All Star Comedy Show (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 2004 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Councillor Marjorie Balsam
- The Long Bank Holiday (2004) ... Councillor Marjorie Balsam
 2004 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Jess Pitman
- Great Escapes (2004) ... Jess Pitman
 2004 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jane Willows
- The Fisher King (2004) ... Jane Willows
 2003 Devil's Gate
Marlene
 2000-2003 At Home with the Braithwaites (TV Series)
Pauline Farnell
- Episode #4.5 (2003) ... Pauline Farnell
- Episode #4.4 (2003) ... Pauline Farnell
- Episode #4.1 (2003) ... Pauline Farnell
- Episode #3.3 (2002) ... Pauline Farnell
- Episode #3.2 (2002) ... Pauline Farnell
 2002 Happy Together (TV Movie)
Teresa
 2001 My Uncle Silas (TV Series)
Mrs. Gadsby
- The Widder/The Blue Feather (2001) ... Mrs. Gadsby
 2001 Bodywork
Poppy Fields
 2001 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Mary Mantel
- A Simple Sacrifice: Part 2 (2001) ... Mary Mantel
- A Simple Sacrifice: Part 1 (2001) ... Mary Mantel
 2000 Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya
Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna
 2000 Reach for the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Penny Martin
- Houston, We Have a Problem (2000) ... Penny Martin
- To Boldly Go (2000) ... Penny Martin
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... Penny Martin
- I'm a Rocketman (2000) ... Penny Martin
- Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow (2000) ... Penny Martin
 1998 Casualty (TV Series)
Steph Yates
- Trust (1998) ... Steph Yates
 1998 The Scarlet Tunic
Emily Marlowe
 1995-1998 Faith in the Future (TV Series)
Faith
- Stand by Me (1998) ... Faith
- Prodigal Mother (1998) ... Faith
- Always on My Mind (1998) ... Faith
- Goodbye to Love (1998) ... Faith
- Hearts and Flowers (1998) ... Faith
 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Lupin
- Episode Six (1994) ... Mrs. Lupin
- Episode Five (1994) ... Mrs. Lupin
- Episode Four (1994) ... Mrs. Lupin
- Episode Two (1994) ... Mrs. Lupin
- Episode One (1994) ... Mrs. Lupin
 1991-1994 Second Thoughts (TV Series)
Faith / Faith Grayshot
- Friday the Thirteenth (1994) ... Faith Grayshot
- Full House (1994) ... Faith Grayshot
- Sporting Chance (1994) ... Faith Grayshot
- Dress Circle (1994) ... Faith Grayshot
- Mortal Thoughts (1994) ... Faith Grayshot
 1993 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Episode dated 15 January 1993 (1993) ... Storyteller
- Episode dated 11 January 1993 (1993) ... Storyteller
 1988-1990 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Helen Herriot
- Brotherly Love (1990) ... Helen Herriot
- Promises to Keep (1990) ... Helen Herriot
- Hampered (1990) ... Helen Herriot
- Old Dogs, New Tricks (1990) ... Helen Herriot
- A Grand Memory for Forgetting (1990) ... Helen Herriot
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mary Morris
- The Vision (1987) ... Mary Morris
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Ms Tomkins
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Ms Tomkins
 1986 Doctor Who (TV Series)
The Inquisitor
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Fourteen (1986) ... The Inquisitor
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Thirteen (1986) ... The Inquisitor
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Twelve (1986) ... The Inquisitor
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Eleven (1986) ... The Inquisitor
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Ten (1986) ... The Inquisitor
 1984 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Alice Fairbrother
- Losers Weepers (1984) ... Alice Fairbrother
- Finders Keepers (1984) ... Alice Fairbrother
 1982 Educating Marmalade (TV Series)
Registrar
- Walkies (1982) ... Registrar
 1982 Angels (TV Series)
Kathy Stone
- Episode #8.5 (1982) ... Kathy Stone
- Episode #8.4 (1982) ... Kathy Stone
- Episode #8.3 (1982) ... Kathy Stone
- Episode #8.2 (1982) ... Kathy Stone
- Episode #8.1 (1982) ... Kathy Stone
 1982 Murphy's Mob (TV Series)
Elaine Murphy
- Episode #1.8 (1982) ... Elaine Murphy
 1981 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Vena
- Headhunter (1981) ... Vena
 1981 Funny Man (TV Series)
Gwen
- Song and Dance (1981) ... Gwen
- Many Happy Returns (1981) ... Gwen
- A Bee in a Bonnet (1981) ... Gwen
- Gingerbread House (1981) ... Gwen
- Letting Go (1981) ... Gwen
 1981 Riding High
Miss Mott
 1980 Mackenzie (TV Series)
Ruth Isaacs
- Upon Completion (1980) ... Ruth Isaacs
- Structural Fault (1980) ... Ruth Isaacs
- The Appointed Day (1980) ... Ruth Isaacs
- Subject to Contract (1980) ... Ruth Isaacs
- Without Prejudice (1980) ... Ruth Isaacs
 1980 The Professionals (TV Series)
Betty Hope
- Slush Fund (1980) ... Betty Hope
 1979 Shoestring (TV Series)
Nicola
- Find the Lady (1979) ... Nicola
 1979 Hazell (TV Series)
Vanessa
- Hazell Gets the Part (1979) ... Vanessa
 1979 Don't Forget to Write! (TV Series)
Angela
- Enter Hitler (1979) ... Angela
 1978 The Waterloo Bridge Handicap (Short)
Likely Lady (Miss Beamish)
 1978 The Pink Medicine Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... Various
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... Various
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Various
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Various
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Various
 1977 The Fuzz (TV Series)
WPC Pamela 'Purrfect' Purvis
- Exits and Entrances (1977) ... WPC Pamela 'Purrfect' Purvis
- Coppers Under the Sun (1977) ... WPC Pamela 'Purrfect' Purvis
- Night Duties (1977) ... WPC Pamela 'Purrfect' Purvis
- Domestic Incident (1977) ... WPC Pamela 'Purrfect' Purvis
- Pending Further Enquiries (1977) ... WPC Pamela 'Purrfect' Purvis
 1977 Cottage to Let (TV Series)
Barbara
- Second Opinion (1977) ... Barbara
 1977 Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers
Valerie
 1977 Big Boy Now! (TV Series)
Brenda Bollington
- Supergirl (1977) ... Brenda Bollington
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Eleanor Wilcox
- What's in a Name? (1977) ... Eleanor Wilcox
 1977 Yes, Honestly (TV Series)
Amanda
- Entertaining Mr. Roscoe (1977) ... Amanda
 1977 Sweeney!
Janice Wyatt
 1976 Yus My Dear (TV Series)
Carole
- Woman Trouble (1976) ... Carole
 1976 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Suzy Booth
- Dead Ball (1976) ... Suzy Booth
 1976 Couples (TV Series)
Jack
- Episode #1.72 (1976) ... Jack
- Episode #1.71 (1976) ... Jack
- Episode #1.70 (1976) ... Jack
- Episode #1.69 (1976) ... Jack
- Episode dated 1 April 1976 (1976) ... Jack
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Nancy King
- Trojan Bus (1975) ... Nancy King
 1974-1975 Z Cars (TV Series)
Irene / Pauline Tyson
- Legacy (1975) ... Irene
- Ritual (1975) ... Irene
- Distance (1975) ... Irene
- Pressure (1974) ... Pauline Tyson
 1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Yvonne Melton
- The Slap (1975) ... Yvonne Melton
 1974 Billy Liar (TV Series)
Alison
- Billy and the New Life (1974) ... Alison
 1974 A Little Bit of Wisdom (TV Series)
Gwen Morgan
- A Little Bit of Respect (1974) ... Gwen Morgan
 1973 Tell Tarby (TV Series)
Nurse Norma Snockers
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Nurse Norma Snockers
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Nurse Norma Snockers
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Nurse Norma Snockers
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Nurse Norma Snockers
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Nurse Norma Snockers
 1972-1973 General Hospital (TV Series)
Nurse Hilda Price
- Episode #1.100 (1973) ... Nurse Hilda Price
- Episode #1.33 (1973) ... Nurse Hilda Price
- Episode #1.32 (1973) ... Nurse Hilda Price
- Episode #1.26 (1973) ... Nurse Hilda Price
- Episode #1.25 (1973) ... Nurse Hilda Price
 1972 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Nurse Price
 1972 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Liza
- From Sudbury with Love (1972) ... Liza
 1971 A Family at War (TV Series)
Chrissie
- The Lost Ones (1971) ... Chrissie
- Breaking Point (1971) ... Chrissie
- The Lucky Ones (1971) ... Chrissie
 1971 Kate (TV Series)
Hattie
- A Sort of Change (1971) ... Hattie
- A Sort of Beauty (1971) ... Hattie
 1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Nurse Mary Tiller
- Mr. Pargiter (1971) ... Nurse Mary Tiller
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
Wee Jeannie
- On the New Establishment (1971) ... Wee Jeannie
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for American Life Guaranteed 50 Plus Plan See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on A Little Bit of Wisdom: A Little Bit of Respect (1974)] I did a comedy series where Norman Wisdom, bless his little cotton socks, said, "We're going to do this scene now where I drop a pencil down the front of your dress and I look for it." "Oh, I see, is that funny?" "Oh, it'll be hysterical." So for ten minutes I stood there while he basically touched me up and you couldn't say anything ... See more »

Trivia:

In the months leading up to her death she was offered parts in The Syndicate (2012) and EastEnders (1985) but was far too ill to do them. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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