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There is one strange, mesmerizing film scene that easily sums up the disturbing fascination Eleanor Bron brought to her characters on stage, TV and in the cinema. This is the classic fig-eating scene which she shares with Alan Bates in the Oscar-winning drama Women in Love (1969). It is not to be missed. A dark, cold-eyed, ethnic-looking beauty, ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Little Princess Miss Minchin
(1995)
Help! Ahme
(1965)
Wimbledon Augusta Colt
(2004)
The House of Mirth Mrs. Julia Peniston, Lily's Aunt
(2000)

Filmography

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 2012-2019 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Maxine Dobson / Izzy DeQuetteville
- The Miniature Murders (2019) ... Maxine Dobson
- The Dark Rider (2012) ... Izzy DeQuetteville
 2018 A Woman of No Importance
Lady Caroline Pontefract
 2017/I Lady M (Short)
Edith
 2015 Life in Squares (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Mary
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Aunt Mary
 2014 Stella (TV Series)
Anna Jackson
- Episode #3.11 (2014) ... Anna Jackson
 2013 The Tractate Middoth (TV Movie)
Mrs. Goundry
 2012 Hyde Park on Hudson
Daisy's Aunt
 2010 StreetDance 3D
Madame Fleurie
 2010 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Elsa Konstantin
- The Russian House (2010) ... Elsa Konstantin
 2009 Casualty 1909 (TV Series)
Miss De Burgh
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... Miss De Burgh
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Miss De Burgh
 2000-2005 Fat Friends (TV Series)
Marilyn Harris
- Icing on the Cake (2005) ... Marilyn Harris
- Bacon, Bagels and the Bishop (2004) ... Marilyn Harris
- Peaches and Dreams (2002) ... Marilyn Harris
- Fat Free (2000) ... Marilyn Harris
 2004 Wimbledon
Augusta Colt
 2004 Love's Brother
Signora Carmellina
 1992-2003 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Patsy's Mother
- Cold Turkey (2003) ... Patsy's Mother
- Birth (1994) ... Patsy's Mother
- Magazine (1992) ... Patsy's Mother
 2003 The Eustace Bros. (TV Series)
Hannah Wardinski
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Hannah Wardinski
 2002 The Heart of Me
Mrs. Burkett / Madeleine and Dinah's mother
 2002 Ted and Alice (TV Mini-Series)
Perdita Lowe
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Perdita Lowe
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Perdita Lowe
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Perdita Lowe
 2001 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
Demeter
- Persephone: A Story from Greece (2001) ... Demeter (voice)
 2001/I Iris
Principal
 2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Mrs. Applegarth
- Two Can Play at That Game (2001) ... Mrs. Applegarth
 2001 Gypsy Girl (TV Series)
Gran
 2000 The House of Mirth
Mrs. Julia Peniston, Lily's Aunt
 2000 Two of Us (TV Movie)
Lone waving diner (uncredited)
 1999 Hippies (TV Mini-Series)
Gloria
- Sexy Hippies (1999) ... Gloria
 1998 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Bareacres
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... Lady Bareacres
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Lady Bareacres
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Lady Bareacres
 1997 Wyrd Sisters (TV Mini-Series)
Duchess Felmet
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Duchess Felmet (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Duchess Felmet (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Duchess Felmet (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Duchess Felmet (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Duchess Felmet (voice)
 1996 Saint-Ex
Marie de Saint-Exupéry
 1995 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Edwina Coryn
- Lost Contact (1995) ... Edwina Coryn
 1995 A Little Princess
Miss Minchin
 1995 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Rosario
- The Strawberry Tree: Part 2 (1995) ... Rosario
- The Strawberry Tree: Part 1 (1995) ... Rosario
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Series short)
Duchess of York
- King Richard III (1994) ... Duchess of York (voice)
 1994 Paris (TV Series)
Judge
- L'infamie (1994) ... Judge
 1994 The Blue Boy (TV Movie)
Christine
 1994 Black Beauty
Lady Wexmire
 1994 Deadly Advice
Judge
 1993 Micky Love (TV Movie)
Adele Franklin
 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Millamant Ancred
- Final Curtain (1993) ... Millamant Ancred
 1992 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Maria Lazlos
- Outsiders (1992) ... Maria Lazlos
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Pastor
- The Hour of the Lynx (1991) ... Pastor
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Enrica Montanini
- A Night at the Ballet (1990) ... Enrica Montanini
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
Lady Elspeth MacIlvrae
- Changing Step (1990) ... Lady Elspeth MacIlvrae
 1990 Chancer (TV Series)
Dr. Bamford
- Possessions (1990) ... Dr. Bamford
 1990 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Dr. Marcia Hardstein
- Dangerous Liasons (1990) ... Dr. Marcia Hardstein
 1988 Intrigue (TV Movie)
Sophia
 1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Edith Frank
 1987 Little Dorrit
Mrs. Merdle
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Melanie
- Quartermaine's Terms (1987) ... Melanie
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Josie Barlow
- Mister Clay, Mister Clay (1985) ... Josie Barlow
 1985 Turtle Diary
Miss Neap (Flora)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Series)
The Duchess
- Pig and Pepper and on to a Tea Party (1985) ... The Duchess (voice)
 1985 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
Natalya
 1979-1985 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Kara / Art Gallery Visitor
- City of Death: Part Four (1979) ... Art Gallery Visitor
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
Marcia
- For Business Reasons (1984) ... Marcia
 1978-1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Camilla / Nina
- Moving on the Edge (1984) ... Camilla
- Nina (1978) ... Nina
 1983 Bouncing Back (TV Movie)
 1983 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Mrs. Barrymore
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Polly Knox
- The Tribute (1983) ... Polly Knox
 1983 Pinkerton's Progress (TV Series)
Miss Shilling
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Miss Shilling
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Miss Shilling
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Miss Shilling
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Miss Shilling
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Miss Shilling
 1982 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Undersecretary Sarah Harrison
- Equal Opportunities (1982) ... Undersecretary Sarah Harrison
 1982 The Story of the Treasure Seekers (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Leslie
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Mrs. Leslie
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mrs. Leslie
 1969-1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Dyott / Susan / Princess Borodski
- The Schoolmistress (1980) ... Miss Dyott
- Friends in Space (1980) ... Susan
- The Marrying Kind (1969) ... Princess Borodski
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Schwarz
- My Dear Palestrina (1980) ... Miss Schwarz
 1980 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- The Great King Solomon: The Beggar King (1980) ... Storyteller
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
Mary
 1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 1979 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Maggie Hartley
- Rumpole and the Show Folk (1979) ... Maggie Hartley
 1975-1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Caroline Brand / Tamara Granowski
- Capers Among the Catacombs: Part 1 (1977) ... Caroline Brand
- The Quest: Part 1 (1975) ... Tamara Granowski
 1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV Movie documentary)
Various
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Josephine
- Mortmain (1976) ... Josephine
 1975 Making Faces (TV Series)
Zoya Hirst
- December 1974: Waiting for the Monsoon (1975) ... Zoya Hirst
- April 1968: Late Sitting, Finance Bill (1975) ... Zoya Hirst
- Summer 1966: In Funland (1975) ... Zoya Hirst
- Trinity Term 1960: Paradise Lost (1975) ... Zoya Hirst
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Catherine Wilkes
- Two or Three Graces (1975) ... Catherine Wilkes
 1975 After That, This (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Various Characters
 1974 The Aweful Mr. Goodall (TV Series)
Dr. Rachel Moffatt
- A Good English Breakfast (1974) ... Dr. Rachel Moffatt
 1974 Pianorama (Short)
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
Actress in sketch
- Episode #1.18 (1973) ... Actress in sketch
 1973 The National Health
Sister McFee / Sister Mary MacArthur
 1972 Beyond a Joke (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.6 (1972) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... Various Roles
 1971 Private Eye TV (TV Movie)
 1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Hippolyta
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1971) ... Hippolyta
 1970 Cucumber Castle (TV Movie)
Lady Margerie Pee
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1970)
 1969-1970 Where Was Spring? (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.7 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1969 Women in Love
Hermione Roddice
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
Hildegarde Schindelstein / Odette Marcellina / Gabriella Fabriani / ...
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Hildegarde Schindelstein / Odette Marcellina
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Gabriella Fabriani / Nadia Boskowitz
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Greta Forbes / Sultana Mustapha
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Conchita Gonzales / Marinewska Tchernovsky
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Hildegarde Schindelstein / Dolores Stokowski
 1967 Bedazzled
Margaret
 1967 Two for the Road
Cathy Manchester
 1966 The Late Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1966)
- Episode #1.9 (1966)
- Episode #1.8 (1966)
- Episode #1.7 (1966)
- Episode #1.6 (1966)
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Helen
- First Catch Your Hare... (1966) ... Helen
 1966 Alfie
The Doctor
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Hecate
- The Canterville Ghost (1966) ... Hecate
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Mr. Sludge, the Medium (1966) ... Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 1965 My Father Knew Lloyd George (TV Movie)
Various roles
 1965 Help!
Ahme
 1964-1965 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.41 (1965) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.36 (1965)
- Episode #1.35 (1965)
- Episode #1.34 (1965)
 1964 Second City Reports (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Exclusion (1964) ... Various Characters
- Culture (1964) ... Various Characters
- Crazes (1964) ... Various Characters
- Opinion (1964) ... Various Characters
- Love (1964) ... Various Characters
 1963 Quest (TV Series)
Various characters / ('The Establishment')
- A New Year's Revue (1963) ... ('The Establishment')
- The Establishment, Part 2 (1963) ... Various characters
- The Establishment, Part 1 (1963) ... Various characters
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Other Works:

She acted in Malcolm Muggeridge's play, "An Evening with Malcolm Muggeridge," at the Hampstead Theatre Club in Hampstead, London, England with Malcolm Muggeridge, James Rosse-Evans, and Norman Shelley in the cast. See more »

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[on her one drug experience, during the making of Help! (1965)] I didn't know what a drug was. I only later discovered how great friends of mine were smoking (and taking uppers and downers, which I didn't really count as drugs for some reason). John did once offer me a joint, and I obligingly tried to take a little puff - I knew there was some special way of doing it, but I don't smoke anyway, so... See more »

Trivia:

She was one of the first female performers of the Cambridge Footlights Revue in 1959. It used to be all male with the female characters portrayed by men in drag. See more »

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