Lesley Nicol


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Born in 1953, to a mother who had worked in television, Lesley Nicol was a shy 16-year-old at St. Elphin's Boarding School in Derbyshire when she expressed a desire to go out and see the world - not, she recalls, to be an actress but to kiss boys. She went to a technical college in Manchester to study for her 'A'-level examinations and, whilst ... See full bio »

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Downton Abbey Mrs. Patmore
(2010-2015)
Downton Abbey Mrs. Patmore
(2019)
East Is East Auntie Annie
(1999)

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 2021 Jellystone (TV Series short)
Winsome Witch
- Gotta Kiss Them All/Jelly Wrestle Rumble! (2021) ... Winsome Witch (voice)
- VIP Baby You Know Me/El Kabong's Kabong is Gone (2021) ... Winsome Witch (voice)
- Must Be Jelly/Cats Do Dance (2021) ... Winsome Witch (voice)
- A Coconut to Remember/Grocery Store (2021) ... Winsome Witch (voice)
- Boo Boots/My Doggie Dave (2021) ... Winsome Witch (voice)
 2018-2021 Summer Camp Island (TV Series short)
Ramona / Additional Voices / Emma
- Spirit Balls (2021) ... Ramona
- Meet Me in Massachusetts (2020) ... Ramona / Emma (voice)
- Ghost Baby Jabberwock (2020) ... Ramona (voice)
- Witches in the City (2020) ... Ramona / Additional Voices (voice)
- Susie's Ark (2020) ... Ramona (voice)
 2020 Animaniacs (TV Series short)
Baker's Wife / Drusilla
 2020 The Boys (TV Series)
Connie Butcher
- Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker (2020) ... Connie Butcher
 2018-2019 Vampirina (TV Series short)
Mary Margaret Mummington / Mary-Margaret Mummyton
- The Vamp-Opera/This Haunted House Is Closed (2019) ... Mary Margaret Mummington
- Mummy's Day/Dance-lvania (2018) ... Mary-Margaret Mummyton (voice)
 2019 Piney: The Lonesome Pine (Short)
Forever Tree (voice)
 2019 Downton Abbey
Mrs. Patmore
 2019 Beecham House (TV Series)
Henrietta Beecham
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... Henrietta Beecham
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... Henrietta Beecham
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... Henrietta Beecham
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... Henrietta Beecham
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... Henrietta Beecham
 2019 The Tom and Jerry Show (TV Series short)
Cook
- Tuff Shooting (2019) ... Cook (voice)
 2015-2018 Goldie and Bear (TV Series)
Fairy Godmother
- Witch Cat is Witch/Trick or Treat Trouble (2018) ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
- Horsin' Around/Pigs Without Twigs (2018) ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
- Pops Goes the Weasel/Fairy Godmother Gets Grounded (2017) ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
- When Goldie Met Bear (2016) ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
- Abaca-Cabbage/Furry Godmother (2015) ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
 2013-2017 Sarah and Duck (TV Series)
Scarf Lady / Hat Lady
- Boo Night (2017)
- Donkey Jump (2017)
- Mountain Mints (2017) ... Scarf Lady
- Twang Ball (2016)
- Hat Fuss (2016) ... Scarf Lady / Hat Lady
 2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Nobel Moderator (voice)
 2016-2017 The Catch (TV Series)
Sybil Griffiths
- The Hard Drive (2017) ... Sybil Griffiths
- The Bad Girl (2017) ... Sybil Griffiths
- The New Deal (2017) ... Sybil Griffiths
- The Wedding (2016) ... Sybil Griffiths
- The Happy Couple (2016) ... Sybil Griffiths
 2017 Harvey Beaks (TV Series short)
Lady Lake Spirit
- Jeremy: Defender of the Forest/Princess Harvey (2017) ... Lady Lake Spirit (voice)
 2016 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Margo
- Miss England (2016) ... Margo
 2016 Ghostbusters
Mrs. Potter (uncredited)
 2010-2015 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Mrs. Patmore
- Christmas Special (2015) ... Mrs. Patmore
- Episode #6.8 (2015) ... Mrs. Patmore
- Episode #6.7 (2015) ... Mrs. Patmore
- Episode #6.6 (2015) ... Mrs. Patmore
- Episode #6.5 (2015) ... Mrs. Patmore
 2015 Inspector George Gently (TV Series)
Bridget
- Breathe in the Air (2015) ... Bridget
 2015 Supernatural (TV Series)
Katja
- About a Boy (2015) ... Katja
 2014 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Margaret
 2014 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Pip
- Let The Nightingale Sing (2014) ... Pip (voice)
 2014 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Eleanor
- How I Met Your Mullet (2014) ... Eleanor
 2013 Free Birds
Pilgrim Woman (voice)
 2013 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Johanna
- The Queen Is Dead (2013) ... Johanna
 2002-2010 Holby City (TV Series)
Pearl Palmer / Eileen McMahon
- The Lying Kind (2010) ... Pearl Palmer
- Taking Cover (2002) ... Eileen McMahon
 2010 West Is West
Auntie Annie
 2002-2009 Doctors (TV Series)
Sheila Harte / Marje Hunter
- Old Haunts (2009) ... Sheila Harte
- Too Late for Goodbyes (2002) ... Marje Hunter
 1994-2008 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Rita Stirling / Nora Budge / Mrs. Swinton
- Strike Up the Band (2008) ... Nora Budge
- Saint Columba's Treasure (1995) ... Rita Stirling
- Unfinished Business (1995) ... Rita Stirling
- Thief in the Night (1995) ... Rita Stirling
- Arms and the Man (1994) ... Mrs. Swinton
 1991-2008 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Reece / Sandra Mulligan / Mrs. Booker / ...
- Frontline: Shockwave (2008) ... Mrs. Reece
- Taking Sides (1998) ... Sandra Mulligan
- The Devil You Don't Know (1995) ... Mrs. Booker
- Killing Time (1994) ... Monica Samms
- Getting Involved (1991) ... Mrs. Rogers
 2008 Shameless (TV Series)
Belle
- The Ties That Blind Us (2008) ... Belle
 2008 Hancock & Joan (TV Movie)
Nellie
 2007 Jinx (TV Series)
- Pilot (2007)
 2006 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Mrs. Cord
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Mrs. Cord
 1994-2005 Casualty (TV Series)
Bev Williams / Frances / Jayne Bowen
- Hoping, Wishing, Longing (2005) ... Bev Williams (as Lesley Nichol)
- Crazy Love (1999) ... Frances
- Chasing the Dragon (1994) ... Jayne Bowen (as Lesley Nichol)
 2005 Marple (TV Series)
Nurse McClelland
- A Murder Is Announced (2005) ... Nurse McClelland
 2004 The Courtroom (TV Series)
Brenda Rimmer
- The Postman (2004) ... Brenda Rimmer
 2004 Rose and Maloney (TV Series)
Headteacher
- Daniel Berrington: Part 1 (2004) ... Headteacher
 2004 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Stella Beauchamp
- Benefit to Mankind (2004) ... Stella Beauchamp
 1999-2000 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Mrs. Cockroft
- Line of Fire: Part 2 (2000) ... Mrs. Cockroft
- Line of Fire: Part 1 (1999) ... Mrs. Cockroft
 1999 Extremely Dangerous (TV Mini Series)
Gwenda Palmer
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Gwenda Palmer
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Gwenda Palmer
 1999 East Is East
Auntie Annie
 1998 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Woman Worker
- Royals (1998) ... Woman Worker
 1998 The Grand (TV Series)
Mrs. Morris
- Episode #2.10 (1998) ... Mrs. Morris
 1996-1997 Staying Alive (TV Series)
Sister Kate Worswick
- Episode #2.5 (1997) ... Sister Kate Worswick
- Episode #2.3 (1997) ... Sister Kate Worswick
- Episode #2.1 (1997) ... Sister Kate Worswick
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... Sister Kate Worswick
- Episode #1.5 (1996) ... Sister Kate Worswick
 1996 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Sally Buxton
- Partners (1996) ... Sally Buxton
 1995 New Voices (TV Series)
Joan
- Grimm (1995) ... Joan
 1995 Castles (TV Series)
Gillian
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Gillian
 1994 Three Seven Eleven (TV Series)
Mrs. Pudsey
- Episode #2.10 (1994) ... Mrs. Pudsey
- Episode #2.9 (1994) ... Mrs. Pudsey
 1991 Paul Merton: The Series (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1991)
 1991 Waterfront Beat (TV Series)
Barbara Mathews
- Repossessions (1991) ... Barbara Mathews
- Microlights (1991) ... Barbara Mathews
- Pirates (1991) ... Barbara Mathews
 1990 The Silver Chair (TV Series)
Giant Queen
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Giant Queen
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Giant Queen
 1989 4 Play (TV Series)
Janet Holmes
- Dawn and the Candidate (1989) ... Janet Holmes
 1989 Alexei Sayle's Stuff (TV Series)
- Whistling Calculus for Tax Purposes (1989) ... (as Lesley Nicoll)
 1989 The Nineteenth Hole (TV Series)
Mrs. Anderton
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Mrs. Anderton
 1989 Bradley (TV Series)
Nicole
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Nicole
 1989 Comeback (TV Movie)
Bossy Boots
 1988 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Beaver
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Mrs. Beaver
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Mrs. Beaver
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Mrs. Beaver
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Mrs. Beaver
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mrs. Beaver
 1988 Gems (TV Series)
Shop Customer
- Episode #3.10 (1988) ... Shop Customer
 1987 Brookside (TV Series)
Shelley Rimmer
- Episode #1.437 (1987) ... Shelley Rimmer
 1986 Blackadder II (TV Series)
Mrs. Pants
- Money (1986) ... Mrs. Pants
 1985 The Practice (TV Series)
Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.13 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.12 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.10 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Jan Metcalfe
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Other Works:

: Plays Kath Casey in "Our House" musical by Dan Woodgate and Tim Firth (Cambridge Theater, London, England, UK). See more »


Alternate Names:

Lesley Nichol | Lesley Nicoll

Height:

5' 5¼" (1.66 m)
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Trivia:

Was going to play The Customer in Doctor Who:Dragonfire but had to drop out. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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