Dora Bryan (1923–2014)


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Dora Bryan was born on February 7, 1923 in Parbold, Lancashire, England as Dora May Broadbent. She was an actress, known for A Taste of Honey (1961), The Fallen Idol (1948) and Last of the Summer Wine (1973). She was married to Bill Lawton. She died on July 23, 2014 in Hove, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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(1961)
(1948)
(2000-2005)
The Ringer Mrs. Hackett
(1952)

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 2006 Gone to the Dogs (Short)
Rose
 2000-2005 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Roz / Ros
- Little Orphan Howard (2005) ... Roz
- Lot No. 8 (2005) ... Roz
- The McDonaghs of Jamieson Street (2005) ... Roz (credit only)
- Available for Weddings (2005) ... Roz
 2005 Someone in Particular (Short)
Homeless Pensioner
 2005 Mirrormask
Aunt Nan
 2004 Catterick (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Trethrewick
- Pilot (2004) ... Mrs. Trethrewick
 2002 An Angel for May (TV Movie)
Evelyn
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Betty Wheeler
- Lives Worth Living (2002) ... Betty Wheeler
 2001 Bernard's Watch (TV Series)
Marjorie Bell
- Alien Times (2001) ... Marjorie Bell
 1996-2001 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Dolly / Millie
- Fish Farm (2001) ... Dolly
- The Last Shout: Part 2 (1996) ... Millie
 2000 Doctors (TV Series)
Lily Anderson
- Second Time Around (2000) ... Lily Anderson
 2000 Safe as Houses (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hyams
 1999 Hippies (TV Series)
Dame Nelly Fletcher
- Hairy Hippies (1999) ... Dame Nelly Fletcher
 1998 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Connie
- Moods (1998) ... Connie
 1997 Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (Video)
Millie
 1995 Moving Story (TV Series)
Maureen Stevens
- Trivial Pursuits (1995) ... Maureen Stevens
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Bosom Lady
- Bed (1995) ... Bosom Lady
 1995 Boon (TV Series)
Simone, a Forger
- Thieves Like Us (1995) ... Simone, a Forger
 1994 Cats' Eyes (TV Series)
Dora (1994)
 1994 Mother's Ruin (TV Series)
Kitty Flitcroft / Kitty Flintcroft
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Kitty Flitcroft
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Kitty Flitcroft
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Kitty Flitcroft
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Kitty Flintcroft
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Kitty Flitcroft
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Jane Thompson
- The Frighteners (1993) ... Jane Thompson
 1993 Frank Stubbs (TV Series)
Molly Bramley
- Paint (1993) ... Molly Bramley
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Hester Blewett
- Cherish (1992) ... Hester Blewett
 1992 Virtual Murder (TV Series)
Mrs. Mim
- A Bone to Pick (1992) ... Mrs. Mim
 1991 Palmer (TV Movie)
Monica
 1990 On the Up (TV Series)
Tony's Mum
- Maggie's Dad (1990) ... Tony's Mum
- Mum (1990) ... Tony's Mum
 1988 Apartment Zero
Margaret McKinney
 1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Pam's Mum
- Episode #2.1 (1986) ... Pam's Mum
 1984 Foxy Lady (TV Series)
Ada Breeze
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... Ada Breeze
 1983 Screamtime
Emma
 1983 Triangle (TV Series)
Woman
- Episode #3.11 (1983) ... Woman
 1975 The Sooty Show (TV Series)
- Episode #13.10 (1975)
- Episode #13.6 (1975)
 1973 Stars on Sunday (TV Series)
Mrs. Gamp
- Glories of Christmas (1973) ... Mrs. Gamp
 1972 Up the Front
Cora Crumpington
 1972 Both Ends Meet (TV Series)
Dora Page
- Fancy Meeting You Here (1972) ... Dora Page
- Come Fly with Me (1972) ... Dora Page
- The Spring Collection (1972) ... Dora Page
- Party Piece (1972) ... Dora Page
- The Lamp Still Burns (1972) ... Dora Page
 1972 The Brighton Belle (TV Mini Series)
- The One Day Off (1972)
 1971 Hands of the Ripper
Mrs Golding
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Bunty
- When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1970) ... Bunty
 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie)
 1969 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
Lily Pepper
 1969 Theatre Date (TV Series)
Bridgld O'Cooney / Mrs. Dawkins / Mrs. van Boven / ...
- They Don't Grow on Trees (1969) ... Bridgld O'Cooney / Mrs. Dawkins / Mrs. van Boven / ...
 1967 Two a Penny
Ruby Hopkins
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1967)
- Episode #2.1 (1967)
- Episode #1.8 (1967)
- Episode #1.6 (1967)
- Episode #1.1 (1967)
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Mrs De Vere
 1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
Amber Spottiswood
 1965 Six of the Best (TV Series)
Olive Taplow
- Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1965) ... Olive Taplow
 1961-1964 Happily Ever After (TV Series)
Dora Morgan
- Episode #2.4 (1964) ... Dora Morgan
- Episode #2.3 (1964) ... Dora Morgan
- Episode #2.2 (1964) ... Dora Morgan
- Episode #2.1 (1964) ... Dora Morgan
- Episode #1.8 (1961) ... Dora Morgan
 1962-1963 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Playwright (1963)
- The Necklace (1962)
 1961 A Taste of Honey
Helen
 1961 The Night We Got the Bird
Julie Skidmore
 1960 Alice Through the Looking Box (TV Movie)
Queen
 1960 Hello London
Barmaid
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Miss Bradstock
 1959 Desert Mice
Gay
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
- Cotch's Catch (1959)
 1959 Educating Archie (TV Series)
- Episode #2.12 (1959)
 1959 After Hours (TV Series)
- Episode #2.8 (1959)
 1958-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Violet Watkins / Mabel Middy / Mabel
- Brian Rix Presents #8: Sleeping Partnership (1959) ... Violet Watkins
 1959 Operation Bullshine
Pvt. Cox
 1957-1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Julie Skidmore
- The Lovebirds (1957) ... Julie Skidmore
 1958 Carry on Sergeant
Norah
 1958 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Telephonist
 1957 Small Hotel
 1957 Men, Women and Clothes (TV Series)
Self Modelling Fashions
- Informal Clothes (1957) ... Self Modelling Fashions
- Sense and Nonsense in Fashion (1957) ... Self Modelling Fashions
 1956 My Wife's Sister (TV Series)
Dora
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... Dora
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... Dora
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... Dora
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Dora
 1956 The Green Man
Lily
 1956 Child in the House
Cassie
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
Myrtle
 1955 The Water Gipsies (TV Movie)
Lily Bell
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Rosie, later Mrs. Bunce
- The Great Healer (1955) ... Rosie, later Mrs. Bunce
 1955 You Lucky People!
Sgt. Hortense Tipp
 1955 See How They Run
Isa
 1955 Simon and Laura (TV Movie)
Janet Honeyman
 1954 Harmony Lane (Short)
 1954 Mad About Men
Berengaria
 1954 Shop Spoiled
Customer
 1954 Chance Meeting
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1954 Fast and Loose
Mary Rawlings, the maid
 1953 The Real Thing (Short)
Dora
 1953 The Intruder
Dora Bee
 1953 The Fake
Barmaid
 1953 Both Sides of the Law
Prostitute at Police Station
 1952 Made in Heaven
Ethel Jenkins
 1952 Miss Robin Hood
Pearl
 1952 Twilight Women
Olga
 1952 The Globe Revue (TV Movie)
 1952 The Ringer
Mrs. Hackett
 1952 Time, Gentlemen, Please!
Peggy Stebbins
 1952 Vampire Over London
Tilly
 1952 Glory at Sea
Glad Flanagan
 1952 13 East Street
Valerie
 1951 High Treason
Mrs. Bowers
 1951 Bikini Baby
Lady in Charge of Publicity
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Rosie - Barmaid (uncredited)
 1951 Scarlet Thread
Maggie
 1951 Circle of Danger
Bubbles Fitzgerald
 1951 The Quiet Woman
Elsie
 1951 Files from Scotland Yard
Minnie Robinson
 1950 Something in the City
Waitress
 1950 No Trace
Maisie
 1950 Traveller's Joy
Eva
 1950 The Blue Lamp
Maisie
 1949 The Cure for Love
Jenny Jenkins
 1949 The Interrupted Journey
Waitress
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Beautician (uncredited)
 1949 Adam and Evalyn
Blonde Sales Assistant (uncredited)
 1949 Now Barabbas
Winnie
 1949 The Perfect Woman
Model in shop
 1949 Once Upon a Dream
Barmaid
 1948 No Room at the Inn
Spiv's Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1948 The Fallen Idol
Rose
 1947 Odd Man Out
Girl in Telephone Kiosk (uncredited)
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(9/51) Stage: Appeared in William Chappell's revue, "The Lyric Revue", at the Globe Theatre in London, England, with Graham Payn, Ian Carmichael, Joan Heal and Roberta Huby in the cast. See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Bill Lawton  (his death)  (3 children)
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Gave up smoking in 1985. Retired in 2006. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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