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Mary Wimbush (1924–2005)


Mary Wimbush was a stalwart actress of repertory and West End theatre, who played three separate roles in the long-running BBC Radio serial "The Archers". She was born in Kenton, Middlesex in 1924. Her father was a schoolmaster and her mother trained at RADA, but did not pursue a career on the stage. Mary attended the Berkhamsted School for Girls ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oh! What a Lovely War
Oh! What a Lovely War Mary Emma Smith
(1969)
Poldark
Poldark Prudie Paynter
(1975-1977)
K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend
(1981)
BBC Play of the Month
BBC Play of the Month Carlotta / Helen Kroger
(1971)

Filmography

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 2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Lily
- The Ties That Bind Us: Part 2 (2004) ... Lily
- The Ties That Bind Us: Part 1 (2004) ... Lily
 2003 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Minnie Carswell
- A Family Affair (2003) ... Minnie Carswell
 2000 Doctors (TV Series)
Marjorie Blayne
- With Friends Like These (2000) ... Marjorie Blayne
 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
George Watson
- Blue Herrings (2000) ... George Watson
 1998 The Things You Do for Love: Black Butterflies (TV Movie)
Grandmother
 1994 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Mrs. Christopher
- The Dead Flautist (1994) ... Mrs. Christopher
 1993 Century Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Esme Harkness
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Esme Harkness
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Esme Harkness
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Esme Harkness
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Esme Harkness
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Esme Harkness
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Witch
- Macbeth (1992) ... Witch (voice)
 1992 House of Glass (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stafford
 1990 Life After Life (TV Movie)
Lady Deeds
 1990 Never Come Back (TV Series)
Aunt Olivia
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Aunt Olivia
 1989 The Country Boy (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Westcott
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Alice Westcott
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Alice Westcott
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Alice Westcott
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Alice Westcott
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Alice Westcott
 1988 The Return of Shelley (TV Series)
Phoebe
- One of Those Nights (1988) ... Phoebe
 1988 Final Run (TV Series)
Mrs. Beaumont
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Mrs. Beaumont
 1985 Who, Sir? Me, Sir? (TV Series)
Ms. Bedwelty
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Ms. Bedwelty
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Ms. Bedwelty
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Ms. Bedwelty
 1984 A Family Man (TV Series)
May
- A Fire Before Winter (1984) ... May
 1983 Skorpion (TV Mini-Series)
Agatha
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Agatha
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Agatha
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Agatha
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Agatha
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Agatha
 1982 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Mrs. Blakey
- You Can Go Home Again (1982) ... Mrs. Blakey
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Polly
- By George (1982) ... Polly
 1981 K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (TV Movie)
Aunt Lavinia Smith
 1981 Masterpiece Theatre: Sons and Lovers (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Radford
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... Mrs. Radford
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Mrs. Radford
 1979 Love Among the Artists (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Beatty
- Education and Achievement (1979) ... Mrs. Beatty
- Excursions and Explosions (1979) ... Mrs. Beatty
 1978 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Mrs. Allenby
- A Dog's Life (1978) ... Mrs. Allenby
 1978 Wilde Alliance (TV Series)
Miss. Townsend
- Flower Power (1978) ... Miss. Townsend
 1975-1977 Poldark (TV Series)
Prudie Paynter
- Episode #2.12 (1977) ... Prudie Paynter
- Episode #2.11 (1977) ... Prudie Paynter
- Episode #2.9 (1977) ... Prudie Paynter
- Episode #2.7 (1977) ... Prudie Paynter
- Episode #2.6 (1977) ... Prudie Paynter
 1977 Drama (TV Series)
The Mother
 1976 The Crezz (TV Series)
Mrs. Stubbs
- The Newcomers (1976) ... Mrs. Stubbs
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series)
Mrs Thomas
- Tell It to the Chancellor (1975) ... Mrs Thomas
 1974-1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Mrs. Troughton / Mavis Parkin / Lorraine Telcher
- Take Back Your Mink: Part 1 (1975) ... Mavis Parkin
- The Alb of St. Honoratus: Part 1 (1974) ... Lorraine Telcher
- The Dogs: Part 3 (1974) ... Mrs. Troughton
- The Dogs: Part 2 (1974) ... Mrs. Troughton
 1974 The Early Life of Stephen Hind (TV Series)
Briegel
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Briegel
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Briegel
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Briegel
 1974 Z Cars (TV Series)
Miss Martin
- Two Hundred Tartan Teddy Bears (1974) ... Miss Martin
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Zasulich
- Absolute Beginners (1974) ... Zasulich
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Witlow
- The Higgler (1973) ... Mrs. Witlow
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Mrs. Bradley
- Lady Killer (1973) ... Mrs. Bradley
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Margaret
- The Chauffeur and the Lady (1972) ... Margaret
 1972 Vampire Circus
Elvira
 1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Carlotta / Helen Kroger
- The Cherry Orchard (1971) ... Carlotta
- Act of Betrayal (1971) ... Helen Kroger
 1971 Jude the Obscure (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Young
- To Melchester (1971) ... Miss Young
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Bunface
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Mary Emma Smith
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs. Carvel
- The New Assistant (1967) ... Mrs. Carvel
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Miss. Pembroke
- Misfire (1960) ... Miss. Pembroke
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Played "Julia Pargetter" in the BBC Radio 4 soap opera "The Archers". See more »

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