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Kathy Staff (1928–2008)


Kathy Staff was born on July 12, 1928 in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England as Minnie Higginbottom. She was an actress, known for Last of the Summer Wine (1973), Mary Reilly (1996) and Open All Hours (1973). She was married to John Staff. She died on December 13, 2008 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England. See full bio »

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Known For

(1973-2008)
Mary Reilly Mrs. Kent
(1996)
Open All Hours Mrs. Blewett
(1976-1981)
Coronation Street Vera Hopkins / Customer
(1963-1975)

Filmography

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 1973-2008 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Nora Batty
- Get Out of That, Then (2008) ... Nora Batty
- Of Passion and Pizza (2008) ... Nora Batty
- The Mischievous Tinkle in Howard's Eyes (2008) ... Nora Batty
- Eva's Back in Town (2008) ... Nora Batty
 2005 Doctors (TV Series)
Edith Dawes
- Your Very Good Health (2005) ... Edith Dawes
 2001 Crossroads (TV Series)
Doris Luke
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Doris Luke
 1996 Mary Reilly
Mrs. Kent
 1992 Mother's Day (Short)
Mrs Mercer
 1988 No Frills (TV Series)
Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Molly Bickerstaff
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Mrs H
 1987 Little Dorrit
Mrs. Tickit
 1983-1986 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #17.3 (1986) ... Various Roles
- Holiday (1983) ... Various Roles
- Superteech (1983) ... Various Roles
 1985 Video Spotlight (Video)
Various characters (uncredited)
 1985 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Woman
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Woman (uncredited)
 1984 Camille (TV Movie)
Flower Lady
 1983 The Little and Large Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.1 (1983)
 1983 The Dresser
Bombazine Woman
 1983 Separate Tables (TV Movie)
Mabel
 1978-1982 Crossroads (TV Series)
Doris Luke
- Episode dated 11 May 1982 (1982) ... Doris Luke
- Episode #1.3364 (1980) ... Doris Luke
- Episode #1.3259 (1980) ... Doris Luke
- Episode #1.3254 (1980) ... Doris Luke
- Episode #1.3235 (1979) ... Doris Luke
 1976-1981 Open All Hours (TV Series)
Mrs. Blewett
- Shedding at the Wedding (1981) ... Mrs. Blewett
- Arkwright's Mobile Store (1981) ... Mrs. Blewett
- The New Suit (1981) ... Mrs. Blewett
- The Reluctant Traveller (1981) ... Mrs. Blewett
 1978 Secret Diaries (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Gladys
- Kenneth Holmes' Notebook (1978) ... Aunt Gladys
 1977 Dawson and Friends (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Various Roles
 1976 Sez Les (TV Series)
 1976 Rock Follies (TV Mini-Series)
Waitress
- The Little Ladies (1976) ... Waitress
 1975 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Winnie Purvis
- Episode #1.268 (1975) ... Winnie Purvis
- Episode #1.267 (1975) ... Winnie Purvis
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
Minnie
- Where There's a Will (1975) ... Minnie
 1963-1975 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Vera Hopkins / Customer
- Episode #1.1467 (1975) ... Vera Hopkins
- Episode #1.1466 (1975) ... Vera Hopkins
- Episode #1.1465 (1975) ... Vera Hopkins
- Episode #1.1464 (1975) ... Vera Hopkins
- Episode #1.1459 (1975) ... Vera Hopkins
 1974 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Pinker
- A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1974) ... Mrs. Pinker
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Attendant
- Episode #1.74 (1974) ... Attendant
- Episode #1.73 (1974) ... Attendant
 1974 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Molly Carter
- In Her Own Right (1974) ... Molly Carter
 1973 Billy Liar (TV Series)
Auntie Dolly
- Billy and the Party Spirit (1973) ... Auntie Dolly
 1973 The Brontës of Haworth (TV Mini-Series)
Bessy Hardacre
- Delusion's Song (1973) ... Bessy Hardacre
 1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Mrs. Brennan
- Family Feelings (1973) ... Mrs. Brennan
- The Last Rent Dinner (1973) ... Mrs. Brennan
- Second Thoughts (1973) ... Mrs. Brennan
 1971-1973 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Woman
- The Letter (1973) ... Woman
- One White Foot Charley (1971) ... Woman
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Batty
- Of Funerals and Fish (1973) ... Mrs. Batty
 1972 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Factory worker
- Worker's Playtime (1972) ... Factory worker (uncredited)
 1971 A Family at War (TV Series)
Sister
- This Year, Next Year... (1971) ... Sister
- A Separate Peace (1971) ... Sister
 1971 The More We Are Together (TV Series)
Mrs. Clack
- Baby Vanishes (1971) ... Mrs. Clack
 1970 Grady (TV Series)
Bus conductress
- Look, I'm Nobody (1970) ... Bus conductress
 1970 Queenie's Castle (TV Series)
Mrs. Blakey
- We Humbly Beseech (1970) ... Mrs. Blakey
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Leary
- Slattery's Mounted Foot (1970) ... Mary Leary
 1969 Castle Haven (TV Series)
Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 24 December 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 23 December 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 30 September 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 24 July 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
- Episode dated 22 July 1969 (1969) ... Lorna Everitt
 1968 How We Used to Live (TV Series)
Washer Woman
- Spick and Span (1968) ... Washer Woman
 1966 The Family Way
Neighbour (uncredited)
 1965 The War Game (TV Movie)
Interviewee (uncredited)
 1964 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- A Touch of the Sun (1964) ... (as Katherine Staff)
 1962 A Kind of Loving
Mrs. Oliphant (uncredited)
Show Show Self (30 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Ovaltine chocolate drinks.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Katherine Staff

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

A memorial service was held for her at St. Paul's, Covent Garden (commonly known as the Actors' Church) on 24 April 2009. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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