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Charlotte Cornwell (1949–2021)

Londoner Charlotte Elizabeth Cornwell was born on April 26 1949, the younger half-sister of novelist John le Carré -- whose real name was David Cornwell -- and his novel, 'The Little Drummer Girl', had a leading character based on her. Le Carré was disappointed that in the film version the star was not Charlotte but the more bankable Diane Keaton. ... See full bio »

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(age 71) in England, UK

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Known For

The Saint Inspector Rabineau
(1997)
Ghosts of Mars Narrator
(2001)
Couples Retreat Therapist
(2009)
The Brute Primrose
(1977)

Filmography

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 2015 Toast of London (TV Series)
Peggy Plywood
- Over the Moon (2015) ... Peggy Plywood
 2015 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jeannie Summersbee
- The Dagger Club (2015) ... Jeannie Summersbee
 2014 New Tricks (TV Series)
Alison Willis
- Deep Swimming (2014) ... Alison Willis
 2013 Kuhani (Short)
BBC Announcer
 2013 Family Tree (TV Series)
Angie
- Treading the Boards (2013) ... Angie
 2013 Jo (TV Mini Series)
Margot
- Le Marais (2013) ... Margot
 2011 Dead Space: Aftermath (Video)
Interrogator #2 (voice)
 2010 Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (Video)
Nessus / Lust Minion #3 (voice)
 2009 The Extraordinary Monday of Herman Brumby (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2009 Couples Retreat
Therapist
 2009 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Muriel Renfrew
- Red John's Friends (2009) ... Muriel Renfrew
 2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Pickford
- Down the Hatch (2003) ... Dr. Pickford
 2003 Judge Koan
Aunt Elizabeth
 2002 Family Affair (TV Series)
Charlotte
- I Know What You Did Last Sunday (2002) ... Charlotte
 2001 The Agency (TV Series)
- Pilot (2001)
 2001 Ghosts of Mars
Narrator (voice)
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Doctor
- Filaments and Ligatures (2001) ... Doctor
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Nadia Kozlowski
- Galileo (2000) ... Nadia Kozlowski
 2000 Care (TV Movie)
Joanne Hallows
 1999 CI5: The New Professionals (TV Series)
The Minister
- Orbit (1999) ... The Minister
- Hostage (1999) ... The Minister
- Back to Business (1999) ... The Minister
 1999 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Penelope Arnold
- A Good Body: Part 2 (1999) ... Penelope Arnold
- A Good Body: Part 1 (1999) ... Penelope Arnold
 1998 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Angela Smith
- Love (1998) ... Angela Smith
 1997 The Saint
Inspector Rabineau
 1995-1997 Dressing for Breakfast (TV Series)
Liz
- Old Boyfriend (1997) ... Liz
- Betrayal (1997) ... Liz
- Rose (1997) ... Liz
- Graham (1997) ... Liz
- Married Man (1997) ... Liz
 1996 The Governor (TV Series)
Annette Bullock
- Episode #2.2 (1996) ... Annette Bullock
 1995 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Marion Parfitt
- No Refuge (1995) ... Marion Parfitt
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Matron
- The Ring (1993) ... Matron
 1992 A Masculine Ending (TV Movie)
Insp. Parkinson
 1992 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Helen Ramsay
- Charity Begins at Home (1992) ... Helen Ramsay
 1991 Casualty (TV Series)
Chris Williamson
- Sins of Omission (1991) ... Chris Williamson
 1991 The Men's Room (TV Mini Series)
Margaret Lacey
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Margaret Lacey
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Margaret Lacey
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Margaret Lacey
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Margaret Lacey
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Margaret Lacey
 1991 The House of Eliott (TV Series)
Lady Finehurst
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Lady Finehurst
 1990 The Russia House
Charlotte
 1990 Capital City (TV Series)
Petra Allenson
- Headhunting (1990) ... Petra Allenson
 1990 Without Walls (TV Series documentary)
Commentator
- Sexual Intercourse Began in 1963 (1990) ... Commentator
 1990 White Hunter Black Heart
Miss Wilding, Wilson's Secretary
 1990 The Krays
May
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Vivian
- Goodbye and I Hope We Meet Again (1989) ... Vivian
 1989 Chambre à part
Femme Portefeuille
 1989 Shalom Salaam (TV Mini Series)
Sarah Morris
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Sarah Morris
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Sarah Morris
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Sarah Morris
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Sarah Morris
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Sarah Morris
 1983-1985 Dramarama (TV Series)
Mentora / Grand Vamp
 1971-1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jill / Doctor / Tycoon's secretary
- Only Children (1984) ... Jill
- Early Struggles (1976) ... Doctor
- Thank You Very Much (1971) ... Tycoon's secretary
 1983 No Excuses (TV Series)
Shelley Maze / Shelley
- Encore (1983) ... Shelley Maze
- Never Going Home (1983) ... Shelley Maze
- Getting Harder (1983) ... Shelley Maze
- Whole Lot of Nothing (1983) ... Shelley Maze
- They're Onto Us (1983) ... Shelley Maze
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Ann Mitchell
- Something's Got to Give (1982) ... Ann Mitchell
 1981 Bognor (TV Series)
Molly Mortimer
- Deadline: Part 6 - Hard Cheese on Eric (1981) ... Molly Mortimer
- Deadline: Part 5 - Good Luck Willy (1981) ... Molly Mortimer
- Deadline: Part 4 - The Cricketer's Almanac (1981) ... Molly Mortimer
- Deadline: Part 3 - There Comes No Answer (1981) ... Molly Mortimer
- Deadline: Part 2 - Who Goes Home? (1981) ... Molly Mortimer
 1980 Drake's Venture (TV Movie)
Elizabeth I
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Christine Page
- The Teddy Bears' Nightmare (1980) ... Christine Page
 1977 The Contraption (Short)
The Woman (voice)
 1977 Rock Follies of '77 (TV Series)
Anna Ward
- The Real Life (1977) ... Anna Ward
- The Divorce (1977) ... Anna Ward
- The Loony Tunes (1977) ... Anna Ward
- The Hype (1977) ... Anna Ward
- The Empire (1977) ... Anna Ward
 1977 The Brute
Primrose
 1976 Rock Follies (TV Mini Series)
Anna Ward
- The Blitz (1976) ... Anna Ward
- The Pounds Sterling (1976) ... Anna Ward
- The Talking Pictures (1976) ... Anna Ward
- The Road (1976) ... Anna Ward
- The Little Ladies (1976) ... Anna Ward
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Catherine
- Find Me (1974) ... Catherine
 1974 Stardust
Sally Potter (as Charlotte Cornwall)
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Miss Blake
- Mandala (1972) ... Miss Blake
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(January-February 1986, June 1986, October-December 1986) She acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Peter Shaffer's play, "Yonadab;" Tom Stoppard's plays, "The Real Inspector Hound," and "Dalliance;" Richard Brinsley ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Charlotte Cornwall

Children:

Nancy Cranham

Parents:

Cornwell, Ronald | Gronow, Jean

Relatives:

John le Carré (half sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Acting is not instinctive, not to say actors need their actors' instincts, but how we empathize with a character initially is not how we play it.

Trivia:

Has a daughter, Nancy, from a past relationship with Kenneth Cranham. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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