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Sue Johnston was born on December 7, 1943 in Warrington, Cheshire, England. She is an actress, known for The Royle Family (1998), Imagine Me & You (2005) and Waking the Dead (2000). She was previously married to David Pammenter and Neil Johnston. See full bio »

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The Royle Family Barbara Royle
(1998-2012)
(2005)
Waking the Dead Dr. Grace Foley
(2000-2011)
Downton Abbey Miss Denker
(2014-2015)

Filmography

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  Truelove (TV Mini Series) (filming)
 2022 Bilby (post-production)
Nancy
 2022 The Jacaranda (Music Video) (completed)
Eileen
 2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era
Miss Denker
 2022 Witness Number 3 (TV Series)
Cathy
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Cathy
 2019-2021 The Cockfields (TV Series)
Sue
- Christmas Special (2021) ... Sue
- Monday (2021) ... Sue
- Sunday (2021) ... Sue
- Saturday (2021) ... Sue
- Friday (2021) ... Sue
 2021 Help (TV Movie)
Gloria
 2021 Time (TV Series)
June Cobden
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... June Cobden
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... June Cobden
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... June Cobden
 2020 The Sandman (Podcast Series short)
Unity Kinkaid
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2020) ... Unity Kinkaid (voice)
- Façade (2020) ... Unity Kinkaid (voice)
- A Dream of a Thousand Cats (2020) ... Unity Kinkaid (voice)
- Calliope (2020) ... Unity Kinkaid (voice)
- Lost Hearts (2020) ... Unity Kinkaid (voice)
 2020 Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre from a State of Isolation (TV Series)
Violet
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... Violet
 2019 The Cure (TV Movie)
Bella Bailey
 2018-2019 Hold the Sunset (TV Series)
Joan
- Doing a Bunk (2019) ... Joan
- The Lemming Family (2019) ... Joan
- Aunty Joan (2019) ... Joan
- The Disappearance (2019) ... Joan
- If I Were a Wise Man (2018) ... Joan
 2018 Death on the Tyne (TV Movie)
Colleen
 2018 Age Before Beauty (TV Series)
Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
 2018 The Good Karma Hospital (TV Series)
Virginia Mileham
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Virginia Mileham
 2018 Walk Like a Panther
Gladys
 2018 Moving On (TV Series)
Kathy
- Lost (2018) ... Kathy
 2018 National Treasure: Kiri (TV Mini Series)
Celia Grayson
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Celia Grayson
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Celia Grayson
 2016 Rovers (TV Mini Series)
Doreen
- The Anniversary (2016) ... Doreen
- Bonzo the Redbridge Rover (2016) ... Doreen
- England v Macedonia (2016) ... Doreen
- The Tankard (2016) ... Doreen
- The Biscuit Plate (2016) ... Doreen
 2016 Golden Years
Nancy
 2014-2015 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Miss Denker
- Christmas Special (2015) ... Miss Denker
- Episode #6.7 (2015) ... Miss Denker
- Episode #6.5 (2015) ... Miss Denker
- Episode #6.3 (2015) ... Miss Denker
- Episode #6.1 (2015) ... Miss Denker
 2015 Caring for the Recently Deceased (Short)
Marjoram Bryon
 2014 500 Miles North
Stein
 1982-2014 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Gloria Price / Mrs. Chadwick
- Episode #1.8328 (2014) ... Gloria Price
- Episode #1.8327 (2014) ... Gloria Price
- Episode #1.8326 (2014) ... Gloria Price
- Episode #1.8325 (2014) ... Gloria Price
- Episode #1.8324 (2014) ... Gloria Price
 2013 Being Eileen (TV Series)
Eileen Lewis
- Birthday (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
- D.I.Y. (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
- Monopoly (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
- Ay Carumba (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
- Homeless (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
 1998-2012 The Royle Family (TV Series)
Barbara Royle
- Barbara's Old Ring (2012) ... Barbara Royle
- Joe's Crackers (2010) ... Barbara Royle
- The Golden Egg Cup (2009) ... Barbara Royle
- The New Sofa (2008) ... Barbara Royle
- The Queen of Sheba (2006) ... Barbara Royle
 2012 Gates (TV Series)
Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
 2011 Lapland (TV Movie)
Eileen Lewis
 2011 Sugartown (TV Series)
Margery
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Margery
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Margery
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Margery
 2000-2011 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Dr. Grace Foley
- Waterloo, Part 2 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
- Waterloo, Part 1 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
- Conviction: Part 2 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
- Conviction: Part 1 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
- Solidarity: Part 2 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
 2010 A Passionate Woman (TV Mini Series)
Betty / Betty - 1980's
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Betty
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Betty - 1980's
 2009 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie)
Sarah Grose
 2006-2009 Clatterford (TV Series)
Sal Vine
- Ladies in Lavender (2009) ... Sal Vine
- New Beginnings (2009) ... Sal Vine
- Missing Persons (2009) ... Sal Vine
- Dinner Party (2009) ... Sal Vine
- Working from Home (2009) ... Sal Vine
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Series)
Affery / Affery Flintwinch
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Affery
- Episode #1.13 (2008) ... Affery
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Affery
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... Affery (uncredited)
- Episode #1.7 (2008) ... Affery
 2006 The Street (TV Series)
Brenda McDermott
- Stan (2006) ... Brenda McDermott
 2005 Imagine Me & You
Ella
 2004 Cutting It (TV Series)
Caroline Ferraday
- Episode #3.4 (2004) ... Caroline Ferraday
 2001-2003 My Uncle Silas (TV Series)
Mrs. Betts
- The Christening (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
- A Happy Man (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
- The Race (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
- Shandy Lil (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
- Finger Wet, Finger Dry (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
 2002 Happy Together (TV Movie)
Val
 2001 Score (TV Movie)
Maggie
 2000 New Year's Day
Mrs Fisher
 1999 Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (TV Mini Series)
Irma
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Irma
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Irma
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Irma
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Irma
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Irma
 1999 The Unseen Royals (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Brookside: Friday the 13th (Video)
Sheila Grant
 1998 The Jump (TV Series)
Maeve Brunos
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Maeve Brunos
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Maeve Brunos
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Maeve Brunos
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Maeve Brunos
 1998 Duck Patrol (TV Series)
Val Rutland
- River Rage (1998) ... Val Rutland
- Duck Turpin (1998) ... Val Rutland
- The Spirit of the Deep (1998) ... Val Rutland
- Occurrences (1998) ... Val Rutland
- Out to Grass (1998) ... Val Rutland
 1998 Verdict (TV Series)
Hazel De Vere Q.C.
- The Doctor's Opinion (1998) ... Hazel De Vere Q.C.
 1998 The Things You Do for Love: Against the Odds (TV Movie)
Pat Phoenix
 1997 Brookside: The Lost Weekend (Video)
Sheila Corkhill
 1997/I Face
Alice
 1997 Preaching to the Perverted
Esmeralda
 1997 Crime Traveller (TV Series)
Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- The Broken Crystal (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- The Lottery Experiment (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- Death Minister (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- Sins of the Father (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- The Revenge of the Chronology Protection Hypothesis (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
 1996 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Helga Allowby
- Poison Pen (1996) ... Helga Allowby
 1996 Brassed Off
Vera
 1996 Into the Fire (TV Mini Series)
Lyn
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Lyn
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Lyn
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Lyn
 1992-1995 Medics (TV Series)
Ruth Parry, administrator / Ruth Parry
- Love Lies Bleeding (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
- Living and Lying (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
- Running on Empty (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
- In Sickness and in Health (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
- Breaking Point (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Mistress Overdone
- Measure for Measure (1994) ... Mistress Overdone
 1993 Luv (TV Series)
Terese Craven
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Terese Craven
 1993 Full Stretch (TV Series)
Grace Robbins
- Deals on Wheels (1993) ... Grace Robbins
- Headlines (1993) ... Grace Robbins
- Risky Business (1993) ... Grace Robbins
- Family Affairs (1993) ... Grace Robbins
- Cadillac Dreams (1993) ... Grace Robbins
 1992 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Phyllis Bowman
- Conclusions (1992) ... Phyllis Bowman
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Miriam Johnson
- Bitter Harvest (1992) ... Miriam Johnson
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Mrs. Bailey
- Absolute Conviction (1992) ... Mrs. Bailey
 1992 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
Edith Rosse
- Maundy Money (1992) ... Edith Rosse
 1992 Goodbye Cruel World (TV Mini Series)
Barbara Grade
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Barbara Grade
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Barbara Grade
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Barbara Grade
 1991 The Grove Family (TV Movie)
Mum
 1982-1989 Brookside (TV Series)
Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.742 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.741 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.740 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.738 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.716 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
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Other Works:

Starred in "Two", a new play by Jim Cartwright - UK tour (1989-1991). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Sue Johnstone

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

David Pammenter  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Waking the Dead (2000)] I really loved working with Holly Aird and Claire Goose from the original cast. It was fantastic. We've always had wonderful guest artists as well, such as Dame Eileen Atkins. The fact that all these incredible people wanted to work on the show made me very proud. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Drama and to To Charity. See more »

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