Judy Cornwell

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Judy Cornwell
BornJudy Valerie Cornwell
(1940-02-22) 22 February 1940 (age 72)
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Other namesJudy Cornwall
OccupationActress
Years active1959–present
Spouse(s)John Kelsall Parry (1960–present)
Children1 child
RelativesSarah Bonner (grandmother)
Website
http://www.judycornwell.com/
 
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Judy Cornwell
BornJudy Valerie Cornwell
(1940-02-22) 22 February 1940 (age 72)
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Other namesJudy Cornwall
OccupationActress
Years active1959–present
Spouse(s)John Kelsall Parry (1960–present)
Children1 child
RelativesSarah Bonner (grandmother)
Website
http://www.judycornwell.com/

Judy Valerie Cornwell (born 22 February 1940) is an English actress best known for her role as Daisy in the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.

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Biography

Cornwell's father served in the RAF and she grew up in Britain, where she attended a convent school, before moving to Australia, to which country her family emigrated. She has written about her childhood experiences in her autobiography Adventures of a Jelly Baby. She returned to Britain, and there became a professional dancer and comedienne in her teens, working her act between the nudes at the Windmill Theatre before becoming an actress. Her long career includes roles in radio's The Navy Lark, the controversial play Oh! What A Lovely War, her own TV comedy series Moody and Pegg, and several seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Films and television

Cornwell's film roles include Santa Claus: The Movie (as Mrs. Claus) and Mad Cows. On television she has appeared in Dixon of Dock Green, Cakes and Ale, Bergerac, Doctor Who (the episode Paradise Towers), several episodes of Farrington of the F.O., The Famous Five, The Bill, Heartbeat, Miss Marple and Midsomer Murders. She also appeared on radio as WREN Cornwell in The Navy Lark. Judy is also appearing in BBC soap opera EastEnders as Queenie Trott, the mean tyrant mother of lovable loser Heather Trott. In 1987, she appeared as the English spinster lady Rosemary Tuttle in the episode 'Rumpole and the Official Secret' from Season 4 of Rumpole of the Bailey. She is best known, however, for her portrayal of lovable working class housewife "Daisy" in the popular sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, which ran from 1990 to 1995.

Published works

Cornwell has published a number of books, including her autobiography Adventures of a Jelly Baby (ISBN 0-283-07001-3) that was published in 2005 which describes her childhood growing up in Britain during the war, and then in Australia where her family emigrated.

She has also published several novels, including Cow and Cow Parsley in 1985, Fishcakes at the Ritz in 1989, The Seventh Sunrise in 1994, and Fear and Favour in 1996.

Personal life

Television roles

YearTitleRole
1974Moody and PeggDaphne Pegg
1976Cakes and AleRosie
1980–81The Good Companions,
1982Look and Read "Fairground"Mrs Watson
1983Jane EyreMrs. Reed
1985There Comes a Time,Vanessa James
1987Doctor Who "Paradise Towers"Maddy
1987Dorothy L. Sayers Mysteries "Strong Poison"Miss Booth
1987Bergerac "The Memory Man"Belle Young
1990–95Keeping Up AppearancesDaisy
1992Nice TownAunt Peggy
1996Famous Five "Five on a Hike Together"Mrs. Baker
1997Midsomer Murders, "Death in Disguise" episodeMay Cuttle
1998The Life and Crimes of William PalmerMrs. Palmer
2007–08EastEndersQueenie Trott

Film roles

YearTitleRole
1959Friends and Neighbours4th Girl
1967Two for the RoadPat
1967Jules Verne's Rocket to the MoonLady Electra
1968The Wild RacersPippy
1970Brotherly LoveRosie
1970Wuthering HeightsNelly Dean
1970Every Home Should Have OneLiz Brown
1971Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?Clarine
1985Santa Claus: The MovieAnya
1987Cry FreedomReceptionist
1995PersuasionMrs. Musgrove

References

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi_fem_%28TV-serie%29

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