Eileen Essell (1921–2015)


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Eileen Essell has to be one of the oldest film débutantes of all time. She became a stage actress when she left university and spent thirteen years in theatrical productions in Britain. However, when she was in her early thirties she got married to a writer and abandoned her career to raise her son. She did later earn a living as a teacher at the ... See full bio »

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(age 93) in UK

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Known For

(2005)
The Producers Hold Me-Touch Me
(2005)
Duplex Mrs. Connelly
(2003)
Finding Neverland Mrs. Snow
(2004)

Filmography

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 2012/IV Remnants (Short)
Old Lady
 2011 Land Girls (TV Series)
Miss Gwen Ganderton
- Fight the Good Fight (2011) ... Miss Gwen Ganderton
 2010 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Maria Golofsky
- Anonymous (2010) ... Maria Golofsky
 2010 Life of Riley (TV Series)
Mary
- Crazy (2010) ... Mary
 2001-2009 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilberforce / Doreen Tyler
- Trust Me (2009) ... Mrs. Wilberforce
- Happy and Glorious (2001) ... Doreen Tyler
 2000-2009 Doctors (TV Series)
Dee Bradley / Annie
- Get a Life (2009) ... Dee Bradley
- Clear View (2000) ... Annie
 2009 Demons (TV Mini Series)
Ethel
- Suckers (2009) ... Ethel
 2008 Clone (TV Series)
Old Woman
- Alive (2008) ... Old Woman
 2008 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Mrs Elsie Gray
- Mixed Messages (2008) ... Mrs Elsie Gray
 2008 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV Series)
Aunt Blossom
- Episode #2.1 (2008) ... Aunt Blossom
 2008 Torchwood (TV Series)
Christina
- From Out of the Rain (2008) ... Christina
 2007 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Mrs Averill
- City Slickers (2007) ... Mrs Averill
 2007 Sensitive Skin (TV Series)
Mother
- The Signals (2007) ... Mother
 2006 Fear, Stress and Anger (TV Series)
Gran (2007)
 2006 Feel the Force (TV Series)
Mrs. Hill
- Stakeout (2006) ... Mrs. Hill
 2006 Ideal (TV Series)
Mrs. Coneybear
- The Seance (2006) ... Mrs. Coneybear
 2006 Casualty (TV Series)
Florence Chapman
- Walk Before You Run (2006) ... Florence Chapman
 2005 The Producers
Hold Me-Touch Me
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Grandma Josephine
 2005 Hustle (TV Series)
Mary
- The Lesson (2005) ... Mary
 2004 French and Saunders (TV Series)
- Episode #6.5 (2004) ... (as Eileen Essel)
- Episode #6.3 (2004) ... (as Eileen Essel)
- Episode #6.2 (2004)
- Episode #6.1 (2004)
 2004 Finding Neverland
Mrs. Snow
 2003 Duplex
Mrs. Connelly
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini Series)
Mrs Jean Smallwood
- The Miller's Tale (2003) ... Mrs Jean Smallwood
 2003 Strange (TV Mini Series)
Miss Otterman
- Costa Burra (2003) ... Miss Otterman
 2003 Holby City (TV Series)
Anne Ludlow
- A Tear in My Eye (2003) ... Anne Ludlow
 2002 Ali G Indahouse
Mrs. Hugh
 2001 London's Burning (TV Series)
Judith Schuster
- Episode #13.2 (2001) ... Judith Schuster
- Episode #13.1 (2001) ... Judith Schuster
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Other Works:

She co-starred in some commercials for Italian TIM mobile phones, where she played a frisky grandmother who, amongst other things, went to rock concerts with her granddaughter (and stealing the cell number of the rockstar). She was undubbed, and just spoke a very English-accented Italian.

Alternate Names:

Eileen Essel

Spouse:

Gerard McLarnon  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Libra

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