Peggy Thorpe-Bates (1914–1989)

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Peggy Thorpe-Bates was born on August 11, 1914 in London, England as Margaret Freda Bates. She was an actress, known for Rumpole of the Bailey (1978), The Franchise Affair (1962) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She was married to Brian Oulton. She died on December 26, 1989 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. See full bio »

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Rumpole of the Bailey Hilda Rumpole
(1978-1983)
(1962)
(1954)
Sherlock Holmes Theresa Wright
(1965)

Filmography

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 1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Mrs. Pye
- Sick (1984) ... Mrs. Pye
 1978-1983 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Hilda Rumpole
- Rumpole and the Last Resort (1983) ... Hilda Rumpole (as Peggy Thorpe-Bates/Peggy Thorpe Bates)
- Rumpole and the Sporting Life (1983) ... Hilda Rumpole (as Peggy Thorpe-Bates/Peggy Thorpe Bates)
- Rumpole and the Female of the Species (1983) ... Hilda Rumpole
- Rumpole and the Old Boy Net (1983) ... Hilda Rumpole
- Rumpole and the Golden Thread (1983) ... Hilda Rumpole (as Peggy Thorpe-Bates/Peggy Thorpe Bates)
 1980 Minder (TV Series)
Mrs. Beecham
- You Lose Some, You Win Some (1980) ... Mrs. Beecham
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilkinson
- The Flypaper (1980) ... Mrs. Wilkinson
 1980 Mixed Blessings (TV Series)
Mrs. Huntley
- Up in the World (1980) ... Mrs. Huntley
 1980 Life Begins at Forty (TV Series)
Miss Withersfield
- Oh, Mistress Mine! (1980) ... Miss Withersfield
 1979 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Mrs. Cloonan
- Collision Course: The Sixth Man (1979) ... Mrs. Cloonan
- Collision Course: The Brave Goose (1979) ... Mrs. Cloonan
 1979 The Saint and the Brave Goose
Mrs. Cloonan
 1978 Two's Company (TV Series)
Agnes
- The Freezer (1978) ... Agnes
 1976 The Glittering Prizes (TV Mini Series)
Naomi Taylor
- A Past Life (1976) ... Naomi Taylor
 1975 Galileo
Court Lady
 1972 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Crow
- Lament of an Unmarried Father (1972) ... Mrs. Crow
 1970 Timeslip (TV Series)
Dr. Edith Joynton
- The Time of the Ice Box: Part 5 (1970) ... Dr. Edith Joynton
- The Time of the Ice Box: Part 4 (1970) ... Dr. Edith Joynton
- The Time of the Ice Box: Part 3 (1970) ... Dr. Edith Joynton
- The Time of the Ice Box: Part 2 (1970) ... Dr. Edith Joynton
- The Time of the Ice Box: Part 1 (1970) ... Dr. Edith Joynton
 1970 The Tragedy of King Richard II (TV Movie)
Duchess of York
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Mrs. Deeds
 1969 Mosquito Squadron
Mrs. Scott
 1969 A Touch of Love
Mrs. Stacey
 1967-1968 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Sister Paul
- A Trial of Strength (1968) ... Sister Paul
- The Private Image (1968) ... Sister Paul
- The Voice of His Calling (1967) ... Sister Paul
- The Undefeated (1967) ... Sister Paul
 1966 Georgy Girl
Hospital Sister
 1965 Riviera Police (TV Series)
Lady Cataret
- Past Indefinite - Future Imperfect (1965) ... Lady Cataret
 1965 A World of Comedy (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Winterbotton / Woman Client / Woman in Hairdressers / ...
- The Enormous Ear (1965) ... Mrs. Winterbotton / Woman Client / Woman in Hairdressers / ...
- Innocent But Insane (1965) ... Mrs. Winterbotton / Woman Client / Woman in Hairdressers / ...
 1965 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Theresa Wright
- The Abbey Grange (1965) ... Theresa Wright
 1964 Scott on... (TV Series)
Mother Bird
- Birds (1964) ... Mother Bird
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Mrs. Richmond
- Love o' Women (1964) ... Mrs. Richmond
- The Madness of Private Ortheris (1964) ... Mrs. Richmond
- Private Learoyd's Story (1964) ... Mrs. Richmond
 1964 Judith Paris (TV Mini Series)
Sarah Herries
- Rogue's Daughter (1964) ... Sarah Herries
 1964 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Mrs Thornton
- Smoke Without Fire (1964) ... Mrs Thornton
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Mrs. Wells
- Drama '64: A Menace to Decent People (1964) ... Mrs. Wells
 1964 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
The Matron
- Homes Fit for Heroes (1964) ... The Matron
 1963 Badger's Bend (TV Series)
- Episode #2.7 (1963)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Harriet Lowe
- Scissors (1963) ... Harriet Lowe
 1958-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs. Armitage / Eleanor Wallingford / Mrs Atkins / ...
- Cunningham 5101 (1963) ... Mrs. Armitage
- The Girl in the Window (1960) ... Eleanor Wallingford
- Beyond the Horizon (1960) ... Mrs Atkins
- No Medals (1958) ... Harriet Lessing
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Councillor Millicent Walsh
- Parkin's Primitives (1962) ... Councillor Millicent Walsh
 1962 The Franchise Affair (TV Series)
Mrs. Wynn
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Mrs. Wynn
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Mrs. Wynn
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Mrs. Wynn
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Mrs. Wynn
 1962 Oliver Twist (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Bumble / Widow Corney
- Episode #1.13 (1962) ... Mrs. Bumble
- Episode #1.9 (1962) ... Mrs. Bumble
- Episode #1.8 (1962) ... Mrs. Bumble
- Episode #1.7 (1962) ... Widow Corney
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Widow Corney
 1961 In the Doghouse
Mrs. Muswell
 1960-1961 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Madame Benet / Mrs. Charles
- The Health Cure (1961) ... Madame Benet
- Eve and the Serpent (1960) ... Mrs. Charles
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Cynthia Trent
- The Debt Collector (1961) ... Cynthia Trent
 1960 Maigret (TV Series)
Germaine Gouin
- The Mistake (1960) ... Germaine Gouin
 1960 Robert Tavener, Deceased (TV Movie)
Evelyn Gribble
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Miss Percival
- Bed of Roses (1960) ... Miss Percival
 1960 Peeping Tom
Mrs. Partridge (uncredited)
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Araminta Dench / Joyce Glyn
- The Farmer's Wife (1959) ... Araminta Dench
- Unfinished Journey (1959) ... Joyce Glyn
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Miss Portway
- Episode #1.12 (1959) ... Miss Portway
 1959 Murder Bag (TV Series)
 1958-1959 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini Series)
Miss Abbey Potterson
- Part 12 (1959) ... Miss Abbey Potterson
- Part 7 (1958) ... Miss Abbey Potterson
- Part 4 (1958) ... Miss Abbey Potterson
- Part 3 (1958) ... Miss Abbey Potterson
- Part 2 (1958) ... Miss Abbey Potterson
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Mrs. Pestwick
- The Board of Management (1958) ... Mrs. Pestwick
 1958 Queen's Champion (TV Mini Series)
Queen Elizabeth I
- The Return to Penlynden (1958) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- The Eve of the Armada (1958) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- The Rescue (1958) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- The Outlaws (1958) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- Betrayal (1958) ... Queen Elizabeth I
 1958 The Adventures of Ben Gunn (TV Series)
Governor's wife
- The Winning of the Treasure (1958) ... Governor's wife
 1958 The Riddle of the Red Wolf (TV Series)
Livia
- Poor Rufus! (1958) ... Livia
 1958 The Silver Sword (TV Series)
Hospital Sister
- The Last Lap (1958) ... Hospital Sister
 1956 The Gordon Honour (TV Series)
Queen Elizabeth I
- The Potato Candlestick (1956) ... Queen Elizabeth I
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Marjorie Grigson
- A Present from Bessie (1955) ... Marjorie Grigson
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Fred Deacon
- Lady Must Sell (1955) ... Mrs. Fred Deacon
 1955 Sauce for the Gander (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ffrench-Linden
 1955 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Lady Caroline Wells
- Sir Percy's Wager (1955) ... Lady Caroline Wells
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Elizabeth I
- Queen's Folly (1954) ... Elizabeth I
 1953 The Young Elizabeth (TV Movie)
Mary Tudor
 1947 The Little Dry Thorn (TV Movie)
Milcah

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Other Works:

She acted in Christopher Marlowe's play, "Edward II," and William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Ian McKellen, Timothy West, Robert Eddison, Diane Fletcher, Paul Hardwick, James Laurenson, and Trevor Martin in the cast. Richard ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Peggy Thorpe-Bates/Peggy Thorpe Bates | Peggy Thorpe Bates

Spouse:

Brian Oulton  (her death)  (2 children)
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Trivia:

The daughter of musical comedy star Thorpe Bates and the niece of comedian Leonard Henry, this character actress made her radio début in 1936.

Star Sign:

Leo

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