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Dandy Nichols (1907–1986)

Dandy Nichols was born on May 21, 1907 in Fulham, London, England as Daisy Sander. She was an actress, known for The Fallen Idol (1948), The Alf Garnett Saga (1972) and The Deep Blue Sea (1955). She was married to Stephen Baguley Waters. She died on February 6, 1986 in Whitechapel, London. See full bio »

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Known For

The Fallen Idol
The Fallen Idol Mrs. Patterson
The Alf Garnett Saga
The Alf Garnett Saga Else Garnett
The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea Mrs. Elton
The Bed Sitting Room
The Bed Sitting Room Mrs. Ethel Shroake


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 2002 Queen & Country (TV Mini-Series)
Else Garnett
 1985 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
Else Garnett
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
 1983 Maybury (TV Series)
Mrs. Moffat
 1983 Bergerac (TV Series)
Mrs. Honeyman
 1982 Adam Ant: Goody Two Shoes (Video short)
Adam Ant's cleaner
 1982 Objects of Affection (TV Series)
 1982 The Plague Dogs
Phyllis (voice)
 1982 Britannia Hospital
Florrie: The Workers
 1982 The Eric Sykes 1990 Show (TV Movie)
Mrs. Featherstonehaugh
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
 1981 Till Death... (TV Series)
Else Garnett
 1981 The Bagthorpe Saga (TV Series)
Mrs. Fosdyke
 1980 Time of My Life (TV Series)
Mrs. Biggs
 1972-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mrs. Druce / Mrs. Hinch / Marjorie
 1965-1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Miss Hodge / Esme Flint / Mrs. Turton
 1979 The Tea Ladies (TV Movie)
Tea Lady
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Amy Sellars
 1976 Centre Play (TV Series)
Duncan Harrison
 1975 Cooper (TV Series)
 1975 Three for All
 1975 Late Call (TV Mini-Series)
Sylvia Calvert
 1966-1975 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Else Garnett
 1974 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Harris
 1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
 1974 Marty Back Together Again (TV Series)
Special Guest
 1973 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
 1961-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Marjorie / Mrs. Innes Hook / Mrs. Sprat / ...
 1973 O Lucky Man!
Tea Lady / Neighbour
 1973 The National Health
Hospital radio announcer (uncredited)
 1972 The Alf Garnett Saga
Else Garnett
 1971 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Else Garnett - Till Death Us Do Part segment
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Mina Remberg
 1971 The Trouble with Lilian (TV Series)
 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Brody
 1970 First Love
Princess Zasekina
 1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gamp
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Nancy Broughton
 1970 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Mrs. Lancaster
 1970 Inside George Webley (TV Series)
Mrs. Duggins
 1969 This Happy Breed (TV Movie)
Mrs. Flint
 1969 The Bed Sitting Room
Mrs. Ethel Shroake
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Hanley
 1968 Till Death Us Do Part
Else Garnett
 1968 The Birthday Party
Meg Bowles
 1967-1968 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / Storyteller - 'The Cat Who Snored'
 1968 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
 1968 The Very Merry Widow (TV Series)
Woman in Supermarket
 1967 Carry on Doctor
Mrs. Roper
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
 1967 How I Won the War
1st Old Lady
 1967 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
 1967 Uncle Charles (TV Series)
Lucia Phillipe
 1966 The Stable Door (Short)
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Peg Martin
 1966 Georgy Girl
Hospital Nurse
 1966 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Ethel Turner / Ethel
 1961-1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Taylor / Mrs. Gilmore / Mrs. Carter / ...
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Miss Pledge
 1966 Carnaby, M.D.
Patient with Kidney Stones
 1965 Hudd (TV Series)
 1965 The Early Bird
Woman Flooded by Milk
 1965 Here's Harry (TV Series)
 1965 Help!
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1965 Rotten to the Core
Woman in Cemetery (uncredited)
 1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
Orphanage Superintendant
 1965 The Knack... and How to Get It
Tom's Landlady (as Dandy Nicholls)
 1964-1965 Story Parade (TV Series)
Freda Flower / Elsie Jakes
 1960-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Golding / Mrs. Anstruther / Mrs. Kemp
 1964 Act of Murder
Maud Peterson
 1964 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
 1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Maud Peterson
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Mrs. DeSussa
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1964 The Leather Boys
Mrs. Stanley
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Mrs. Merryweather
 1963 The Chem. Lab. Mystery (TV Series)
Mrs. Dukes
 1962 A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing (TV Movie)
Mrs. Shipton
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Millicent Glover / Mrs. Bishop / Rosie Pennyfeather
 1962 Crooks Anonymous
Mrs. Cundall (as Dandy Nicholls)
 1956-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ma Whitlock / Alice / Edie / ...
 1961 Walk a Crooked Mile (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gully
 1961 Ask Mr. Pastry (TV Series)
Mrs. Spindle
 1961 Amelia (TV Series)
Blear-eyed Moll
 1961 Girl on a Roof (TV Movie)
Mrs. Smith
 1956-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs. Prizborski / Miss Malpas / Mrs. Smith / ...
 1960 Maigret (TV Series)
 1960 Stuff and Nonsense (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pimble
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Mrs. Lawson
 1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Turvey
 1957-1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Hill
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Day
 1958 A Cry from the Streets
Mrs. Jenks (uncredited)
 1958 The Vikings
 1958 The Pick of the Season (TV Movie)
Dolly Fagg
 1958 The Strange World of Planet X
Mrs. Tucker (as Dandy Nicholls)
 1957 Doctor at Large
Lady in Outpatients Dept.
 1957 Town on Trial
Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)
 1957 No Shepherds Watched (TV Movie)
Jessie Roydon
 1956 Tiger in the Smoke
Stall Attendant (uncredited)
 1956 Blonde Sinner
Mrs. Price (as Dandy Nicholls)
 1956 Madame Clara (TV Short)
Madame Clara
 1956 The Gentle Touch
The Ward Maid
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Luck
 1956 Not So Dusty
Mrs. Clarke
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Pothecary
 1956 Tears for Simon
Mrs. Gamble (uncredited)
 1955 A Time to Kill
Waitress (uncredited)
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Mrs. Elton
 1952-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Selima / Mrs. Elton / Mrs. Tuckett / ...
 1955 Where There's a Will
Maud Hodge
 1955 The Glass Tomb
Woman with Child (uncredited)
 1954 Adventure in the Hopfields
Mrs. Harris
 1954 Mad About Men
Nurse Carey's Landlady (uncredited)
 1954 Shop Spoiled
 1954 Time Is My Enemy
 1953 The Wedding of Lilli Marlene
Mrs. Harris (uncredited)
 1953 Follow the Plough (TV Movie)
Maud Hodge
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Mrs. Clarke
 1953 Both Sides of the Law
Mrs. Furness - Neighbour (uncredited)
 1952 The Holly and the Ivy
 1952 Twilight Women
Third Landlady (uncredited)
 1952 The Pickwick Papers
Lady at Ball (uncredited)
 1952 If This Be Error (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mack
 1952 Eight to a Bar (TV Series)
Mrs. Heaven
 1952 Vampire Over London
Mrs. Mott
 1952 Something Money Can't Buy
Sid's Mum (uncredited)
 1952 Nine Till Six (TV Movie)
Miss Roberts
 1952 The Hundred Hour Hunt
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
 1951 High Treason
Woman Scrubbing Porch Step (uncredited)
 1951 White Corridors
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Ernie's Mother on Train (uncredited)
 1950 Dance Hall
Mrs. Crabtree
 1950 Tony Draws a Horse
Mrs. Smith
 1950 Eye Witness
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Mrs. Marshall
 1949 Now Barabbas
Bit Part
 1949 The History of Mr. Polly
Mrs. Johnson
 1948 Scott of the Antarctic
 1948 Here Come the Huggetts
Aunt Edie
 1948 Woman Hater
Mrs. Burrell
 1948 The Fallen Idol
Mrs. Patterson
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Miss Hawkins (uncredited)
 1947 Power Without Glory (TV Movie)
 1947 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Mantalini's Employee (uncredited)
 1947 Hue and Cry
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Other Works:

She acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in P.L. Travers's play, "Plunder;" William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" Henrik Ibsen's play, "John Gabriel Borkman;" Samuel Beckett's play, "Happy Days;" John Osborne's play, "Watch It Come Down;" Harold Pinter's ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dandy Nicholls


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Whereas Edith Bunker was referred to as a "dingbat" by husband Archie, Dandy's Else was referred to as a "silly old moo" by her husband Alf. See more »

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