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Beryl Reid (I) (1919–1996)


Beryl Reid was the daughter of Scottish parents and grew up in industrial Manchester, England. She left home at the age of 16 to go and work in a shop. She lasted 6 weeks. She applied for and was accepted in a revue in the Summer season in Bridlington. She had no formal training but joined the National Theater in London as a comedy actress. Her ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Killing of Sister George
(1968)
Smiley's People
Smiley's People Connie Sachs
(1982)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
(1979)
Yellowbeard
Yellowbeard Lady Lambourn
(1983)

Filmography

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 1994 The Stuart Hall Show (TV Series)
 1994 Blue Heaven (TV Series)
Jeweller
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Jeweller
 1993 Cracker (TV Series)
Fitz's Mum
- To Say I Love You: Part 1 (1993) ... Fitz's Mum
 1992 Bunch of Five (TV Series)
Gran
- Miles Better (1992)
- Shall We Gather at the River? (1992) ... Gran
 1991 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Aunt Molly
- My Fair Daisy (1991) ... Aunt Molly
 1991 Duel of Hearts (TV Movie)
Lady Augusta Warlingham
 1990 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Mountnessing
- Put on by Cunning (1990) ... Mrs. Mountnessing
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Pat Goran
- Thicker Than Water (1990) ... Pat Goran
 1988 Alexei Sayle's Stuff (TV Series)
Hettie - Goddess of Shake n' Vac
- Cartesian Dualism for the Fuller Figure (1988) ... Hettie - Goddess of Shake n' Vac
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series)
Madame Foucault
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Madame Foucault
 1988 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Mrs. Moss
- Didn't You Kill My Brother? (1988) ... Mrs. Moss
 1987 The Beiderbecke Tapes (TV Mini-Series)
Sylvia
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Sylvia
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Sylvia
 1987 The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (TV Series)
Grandma Mole
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Grandma Mole
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Grandma Mole
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Grandma Mole
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Grandma Mole
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Grandma Mole
 1985 Bergerac (TV Series)
Miss Broome
- Low Profile (1985) ... Miss Broome
 1985 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (TV Series)
May Mole
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... May Mole
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... May Mole
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... May Mole
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... May Mole
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... May Mole
 1985 The Doctor and the Devils
Mrs. Flynn
 1985 Late Starter (TV Series)
Helen Magee
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Helen Magee
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Helen Magee
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Helen Magee
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Ruby Hubbard
- The Second Time Around (1984) ... Ruby Hubbard
 1984 The Wind in the Willows (TV Series)
Other Voices
- The Further Adventures of Toad (1984) ... Other Voices (voice)
 1983/I The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Mrs. Carrington-Moss (voice)
 1983 Yellowbeard
Lady Lambourn
 1983 Cuffy (TV Series)
Matron
- Cuffy and a Holiday (1983) ... Matron
 1983 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
Mrs Knox
- O Love! O Fire! (1983) ... Mrs Knox
- Trinket's Colt (1983) ... Mrs Knox
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series)
Connie Sachs
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Connie Sachs
 1982 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Briggs
- Earthshock: Part Four (1982) ... Briggs
- Earthshock: Part Three (1982) ... Briggs
- Earthshock: Part Two (1982) ... Briggs
 1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Sarah Pigswill
- Muvvers' Day (1981) ... Sarah Pigswill
 1981 Late Flowering Love (Short) (segment "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm")
 1981 Get Up and Go! (TV Series)
Co-presenter
 1981 Agony (TV Series)
Cherry Lightfoot
- Arrivals and Departures (1981) ... Cherry Lightfoot
 1980 Comedy Tonight (TV Movie) (sketch 'Laughing Gas')
 1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb (Short)
Home Owner's Wife
 1980 Nanny Knows Best (TV Series)
Nanny Price
 1980 Peter Cook & Co. (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1979 An Honourable Retirement (TV Movie)
Mrs. Heysham
 1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Connie Sachs
- How It All Fits Together (1979) ... Connie Sachs
- Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979) ... Connie Sachs
 1978 Carry on Emmannuelle
Mrs. Valentine
 1978 Two's Company (TV Series)
Mrs. Shelton
- The Pet (1978) ... Mrs. Shelton
 1970-1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Victoria / Maria Helliwell / Amanda / ...
- Flint (1978) ... Victoria
- When We Are Married (1975) ... Maria Helliwell
- The Apple Cart (1975) ... Amanda
- The Rivals (1970) ... Mrs. Malaprop
 1977 Beryl Reid (TV Series)
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Mrs. Slipslop
 1973 Smike! (TV Movie)
Mrs. Squeers / Mrs Steele
 1973 No Sex Please: We're British
Bertha Hunter
 1973 Father Dear Father
Mrs. Stoppard
 1973 The Death Wheelers
Mrs. Latham
 1972 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Madame Thompson
- Trapped: Chez Madame Thompson (1972) ... Madame Thompson
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Miss Ambrose
 1972 Alcock and Gander (TV Series)
Mrs Marigold Alcock
- Artistic Books, Soho, Ltd (1972) ... Mrs Marigold Alcock
- The Strip Club (1972) ... Mrs Marigold Alcock
- Pontoon (1972) ... Mrs Marigold Alcock
- Soho Is Too Small (1972) ... Mrs Marigold Alcock
- Husband in a Hurry (1972) ... Mrs Marigold Alcock
 1971 The Goodies (TV Series)
Mrs. Desiree Carthorse
- Sex and Violence (1971) ... Mrs. Desiree Carthorse
 1968-1971 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Amelia Quint / Mrs. Blaxill / Hilda Capper
- Edward the Confessor (1969) ... Mrs. Blaxill
- Mrs Capper's Birthday (1968) ... Hilda Capper
 1970-1971 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Miss Pretty / Mrs. Brockbank
- Housey Housey (1971) ... Miss Pretty
- The Suitable Suitor (1970) ... Mrs. Brockbank
 1971 The Beast in the Cellar
Ellie Ballantyne
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
Mrs. Low Road Jones
- On Paperback Revolutionaries (1971) ... Mrs. Low Road Jones
 1969 Cinderella (TV Movie)
Ugly Sister Marlene
 1968-1969 Wink to Me Only (TV Series)
Rene Jelliot
- The Bed Bug (1969) ... Rene Jelliot
- Welcome to Great Britain (1969) ... Rene Jelliot
- The Council Wears Earrings (1969) ... Rene Jelliot
- Virtue's Reward (1969) ... Rene Jelliot
- The Vacuum Affair (1969) ... Rene Jelliot
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Madame Otero
 1968 The Killing of Sister George
June Buckridge
 1968 Star!
Rose
 1964-1968 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Irene Jelliot / Mrs. Teresa Fanwyn
- View by Appointment (1968) ... Irene Jelliot
- The Hen House (1964) ... Mrs. Teresa Fanwyn
 1968 Beryl Reid Says Good Evening (TV Series)
Various Roles / Various roles
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... Various Roles
 1968 Inspector Clouseau
Mrs. Weaver
 1967 The Very Merry Widow (TV Series)
Mrs. Breasley
- Square Meals at Round Tables (1967) ... Mrs. Breasley
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1967)
- Episode #2.3 (1967)
- Episode #2.2 (1967)
- Episode #2.1 (1967)
 1967 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1967)
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Price
- The Other Side (1967) ... Miss Price
 1966 Love Story (TV Series)
Kate Reilly
- Duggie (1966) ... Kate Reilly
 1966 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1966)
 1966 The World of Wooster (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilberforce
- Jeeves and the Indian Summer of an Uncle (1966) ... Mrs. Wilberforce
 1965 Who Is Mary Morison? (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1963-1964 Bold as Brass (TV Series)
Bessie Briggs
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Bessie Briggs
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... Bessie Briggs
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... Bessie Briggs
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... Bessie Briggs
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... Bessie Briggs
 1963 Man O'Brass (TV Movie)
Bessie Briggs
 1962 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Visit (1962)
 1962 Trial and Error
Doris
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Miss Pringle
 1957 The Most Likely Girl (TV Series)
Arethusa Wilderspin
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Arethusa Wilderspin
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Arethusa Wilderspin
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Arethusa Wilderspin
- Arethusa Arrives (1957) ... Arethusa Wilderspin
 1957 Mr. Bowling Buys a Newspaper (TV Movie)
Alice
 1956 The Extra Day
Beryl
 1955 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1955) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... Various Roles
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's
Miss Wilson
 1951 Vic's Grill (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1951)
- Episode #1.5 (1951)
- Episode #1.4 (1951)
- Episode #1.3 (1951)
- Episode #1.2 (1951)
 1950 The Centre Show (TV Series)
 1940 Spare a Copper
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (65 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" at the Globe Theater, London, England, with Phyllis Calvert, Patrick Cargill and Amanda Reiss, 1970. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Comedy is the longest apprenticeship in the world.

Trivia:

Beryl never refused to talk to, or sign autographs for fans, as she said it was them who made her famous. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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