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Stephanie Cole was born in Warwickshire, England, UK. At the age of 15 she auditioned for, and was accepted to, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She began her career at the age of 17 playing a 90-year-old woman. She went on to play notable television roles, which included appearing in all 30 episodes of the prisoner-of-war drama Tenko (1981) ... See full bio »

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Doc Martin Joan Norton
(2004-2009)
Waiting for God Diana Trent
(1990-1994)
Coronation Street Sylvia Goodwin
(2011-2013)

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 2019-2022 Gentleman Jack (TV Series)
Aunt Ann Walker
- I Can Be as a Meteor in Your Life (2022) ... Aunt Ann Walker
- I'm Not the Other Woman, She Is (2022) ... Aunt Ann Walker
- Two Jacks Don't Suit (2022) ... Aunt Ann Walker
- Faith Is All (2022) ... Aunt Ann Walker
- Are You Still Talking? (2019) ... Aunt Ann Walker
 2022/III The House
Great Aunt Eleanor (segment "I") (voice)
 2021 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Vivien Hozier
- The Aristocrat (2021) ... Vivien Hozier
 2013-2019 Still Open All Hours (TV Series)
Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- Christmas Special (2019) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- Episode #6.6 (2019) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- Episode #6.5 (2019) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- Episode #6.4 (2019) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- Episode #6.3 (2019) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
 2018 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Moira O'Keefe / Stephanie Cole
- Dead Line (2018) ... Moira O'Keefe / Stephanie Cole
 2014-2017 Man Down (TV Series)
Nesta
- The Hearing (2017) ... Nesta
- The Christening (2017) ... Nesta
- The Dad Club (2017) ... Nesta
- The Bear (2017) ... Nesta
- The Home (2017) ... Nesta
 2016 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Pearl
- Broken Biscuits (2016) ... Pearl
 2011-2013 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Sylvia Goodwin
- Episode #1.8182 (2013) ... Sylvia Goodwin
- Episode #1.8181 (2013) ... Sylvia Goodwin
- Episode #1.8178 (2013) ... Sylvia Goodwin
- Episode #1.8177 (2013) ... Sylvia Goodwin
- Episode #1.8176 (2013) ... Sylvia Goodwin
 2013 The Lady Vanishes (TV Movie)
Evelyn Floodporter
 2011 George and Bernard Shaw (TV Series)
Hyacinth
- Pilot (2011) ... Hyacinth
 2004-2009 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Joan Norton
- The Wrong Goodbye (2009) ... Joan Norton
- Do Not Disturb (2009) ... Joan Norton
- Midwife Crisis (2009) ... Joan Norton
- The Departed (2009) ... Joan Norton
- Driving Mr McLynn (2009) ... Joan Norton
 2007 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Dorothy Hutton
- Death and Dust (2007) ... Dorothy Hutton
 2006 Housewife, 49 (TV Movie)
Mrs Waite
 2003 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Prudence
- A Very Ormston Christmas (2003) ... Prudence
 2003 Doctors (TV Series)
Doris
- Gravy on That? (2003) ... Doris
 2001 Back Home (TV Movie)
The Honourable Lady Beatrice 'Beattie' Langley
 2001 Life as We Know It (TV Series)
Lizzie Cameron
- Coming Apart (2001) ... Lizzie Cameron
- Something for the Table (2001) ... Lizzie Cameron
- Clubbing (2001) ... Lizzie Cameron
- Hospital (2001) ... Lizzie Cameron
- The Interview (2001) ... Lizzie Cameron
 1999 Other Animals (TV Series)
Lizzie Cameron
 1999 Grey Owl
Ada Belaney
 1997-1998 Keeping Mum (TV Series)
Peggy Beare
- The Morning After (1998) ... Peggy Beare
- The Surprise (1998) ... Peggy Beare
- The Thief (1998) ... Peggy Beare
- The Sign (1998) ... Peggy Beare
- The Aunt (1998) ... Peggy Beare
 1996 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Willa and Old Miss Annie (1996) ... Storyteller
 1990-1994 Waiting for God (TV Series)
Diana Trent
- A Double Wedding? (1994) ... Diana Trent
- Bungee Jumping (1994) ... Diana Trent
- Harvey the Priest (1994) ... Diana Trent
- Trouble with Men (1994) ... Diana Trent
- Diana's Diet (1994) ... Diana Trent
 1992-1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Alice / Dame Lettie Colston
- In the Cold Light of Day (1994) ... Alice
- Memento Mori (1992) ... Dame Lettie Colston
 1992 Noel's House Party (TV Series)
Ms Diana Trent
- Episode #2.1 (1992) ... Ms Diana Trent
 1991 Poirot (TV Series)
Mrs Lacey
- The Theft of the Royal Ruby (1991) ... Mrs Lacey
 1991 About Face (TV Series)
Sheila
- Requiem (1991) ... Sheila
 1989 A Bit of a Do (TV Series)
Betty Sillitoe
- The Civil Wedding (1989) ... Betty Sillitoe
- The Funeral (1989) ... Betty Sillitoe
- The Farewell Party (1989) ... Betty Sillitoe
- The Grand Opening of Sillitoe's (1989) ... Betty Sillitoe
 1988 Rockliffe's Folly (TV Series)
Mrs. Pickering
- Lie of the Land (1988) ... Mrs. Pickering
 1986-1988 The Return of the Antelope (TV Series)
Sarah Mincing
- Bonfire Celebrations (1988) ... Sarah Mincing
- The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (1988) ... Sarah Mincing
- Brave Deeds and Gallant Actions (1988) ... Sarah Mincing
- Municipal Museum Hide and Seek (1988) ... Sarah Mincing
- The Secret of the Municipal Museum (1988) ... Sarah Mincing
 1988 Tears in the Rain (TV Movie)
Billie Cooper
 1988 Room at the Bottom (TV Series)
Audrey
- The Opera Singer (1988) ... Audrey
 1988 Alan Bennett's Talking Heads (TV Mini Series)
Muriel Carpenter
- Soldiering On (1988) ... Muriel Carpenter
 1986 Fresh Fields (TV Series)
Mrs. Robertson
- A Nose for Trouble (1986) ... Mrs. Robertson
 1985 Tenko Reunion (TV Movie)
Dr. Beatrice Mason
 1982-1985 Open All Hours (TV Series)
Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- The Mystical Boudoir of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (1985) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- Happy Birthday, Arkwright! (1985) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- The Errand Boy Executive (1985) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- The Housekeeper Caper (1985) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
- Soulmate Wanted (1985) ... Mrs. Delphine Featherstone
 1985 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Miss Cartwright
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Miss Cartwright
 1985 Jamie Running (TV Movie)
Ruth Edwards
 1981-1984 Tenko (TV Series)
Dr. Beatrice Mason
- Episode #3.10 (1984) ... Dr. Beatrice Mason
- Episode #3.9 (1984) ... Dr. Beatrice Mason
- Episode #3.8 (1984) ... Dr. Beatrice Mason
- Episode #3.7 (1984) ... Dr. Beatrice Mason
- Episode #3.6 (1984) ... Dr. Beatrice Mason
 1984 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Aunt Beryl
- Rolf the Stonemason (1984) ... Aunt Beryl
 1984 Amy (TV Movie)
Cis Johnson
 1983 Terry and June (TV Series)
Mrs. Hunt
- Pardon My Dust (1983) ... Mrs. Hunt
 1983 Singles (TV Movie)
Mrs. Fisher
 1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
Beatrice
- Personal Credit: Part 1 (1983) ... Beatrice
 1982 Saturday Night Thriller (TV Series)
Jane Petrie
- Broken Glass (1982) ... Jane Petrie
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Mini Series)
Princess Anna
- Jane in Search of a Job (1982) ... Princess Anna
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Gladys Flood
- Going Gently (1981) ... Gladys Flood
 1981 Christmas Spirits (TV Movie)
Mrs Purvis
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Miss Harrison
- The Flypaper (1980) ... Miss Harrison
 1980 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mona
- Lives of Our Own (1980) ... Mona
 1980 Enemy at the Door (TV Series)
Alice Glover
- From a View to a Death (1980) ... Alice Glover
 1979 Sally Ann (TV Series)
Mrs. Major Gibbs
- Put Out to Grass (1979) ... Mrs. Major Gibbs
- The Reluctant Chosen (1979) ... Mrs. Major Gibbs
- Decisions (1979) ... Mrs. Major Gibbs
- I'm Entitled (1979) ... Mrs. Major Gibbs
- Where's My Trouble and Strife? (1979) ... Mrs. Major Gibbs
 1979 The Glums (TV Series)
Counsellor
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... Counsellor
 1979 Two People (TV Series)
Margery
- Back to Earth (1979) ... Margery
 1979 Tropic (TV Series)
Miss. Dogfoot
- Chapter Six: Stormy Saturday (1979) ... Miss. Dogfoot
- Chapter Four: Thwarted Thursday (1979) ... Miss. Dogfoot
 1977-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dr. Monday / Enid
- Don't Be Silly (1979) ... Dr. Monday
- One Day at a Time (1977) ... Enid
 1979 That Summer!
Mrs. Mainwaring
 1979 Agony (TV Series)
Mrs. Manfield
- An Unmarried Couple (1979) ... Mrs. Manfield
 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
Customer
 1978 Building Sites Bite (Short)
Auntie
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini Series)
Agnes Langtry
- America (1978) ... Agnes Langtry
 1978 Betzi (TV Movie)
Mrs. Balcombe
 1978 International Velvet
Teacher
 1978 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Kitty Fenner
- Is There Anyone There? (1978) ... Kitty Fenner
 1978 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Mrs. Bulstrode
- Episode #1.430 (1978) ... Mrs. Bulstrode
- Episode #1.429 (1978) ... Mrs. Bulstrode
- Episode #1.428 (1978) ... Mrs. Bulstrode
- Episode #1.427 (1978) ... Mrs. Bulstrode
- Episode #1.426 (1978) ... Mrs. Bulstrode
 1977 The Fosters (TV Series)
Receptionist
- The Family Way (1977) ... Receptionist
 1977 Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (TV Series)
Sister Horton
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Vicar's Wife
- William and the Prize Pig (1977) ... Vicar's Wife
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Sybil Thorndike
- Auntie's Niece (1977) ... Sybil Thorndike
 1976 Angels (TV Series)
Miss. Hombro
- Facade (1976) ... Miss. Hombro
 1976 Bill Brand (TV Mini Series)
Marjorie
- Anybody's (1976) ... Marjorie
 1975 Eskimo Nell
Traffic Warden (uncredited)
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Continuity Girl
- Stop Acting (1969) ... Continuity Girl
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Betty
- A Very Fine Line (1968) ... Betty
 1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Sick Woman
- Should Auld Acquaintance: Part 2 (1968) ... Sick Woman
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Other Works:

She acted in Robert Harling's play, "Steel Magnolias," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Rosemary Harris, Jean Boht, Maggie Steed, Janine Duvitski, and Joely Richardson in the cast. Julia McKenzie was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Peter Birrel  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Emma Battcock

Parents:

Emma Battcock
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Personal Quote:

I'm not knocking Downton Abbey (2010) - it contains some wonderful acting - but it's anodyne. It doesn't make the viewer ask questions. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 11 Coronation Street (1960) actors to have won a Best Comedy Performance Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are John Savident, Sue Nicholls, Malcolm Hebden, Andrew Whyment, Maggie Jones, Craig Gazey, Patti Clare, Simon Gregson, Sally Dynevor and Dolly-Rose Campbell. See more »

Trademark:

Playing characters older than her years.

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