Lesley Nicol (actress)

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Lesley Nicol
Born1953 (age 60–61)
Manchester, England, UK
EducationGuildhall School of Music and Drama
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Lesley Nicol
Born1953 (age 60–61)
Manchester, England, UK
EducationGuildhall School of Music and Drama

Lesley Nicol (born 1953, Manchester) is an English actress who is best known for her recurring role as Mrs. Patmore in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey, and for her roles as Mrs. Beaver in the 1988 BBC adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and as the Queen Giant in The Silver Chair (1990).

She has guest-starred on numerous British television series. She made her film debut in 1999's East Is East, reprising her role from the stage production. She also appeared as Rosie in the West End production of Mamma Mia! from 2000-02. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She made a guest appearance on the penultimate episode of the final series of the American sitcom Raising Hope.[citation needed]


1986Blackadder IIMrs. PantsTV series (1 episode: "Money")
1987ComebackBossy BootsTV movie
BrooksideShelley RimmerTV series (1 episode: "Give Us a Clue")
1988The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeMrs. BeaverTV series (5 episodes)
1989BradleyNicoleTV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.3")
The Nineteenth HoleMrs. AndertonTV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.3")
StuffTV series (1 episode: "Whistling Calculus for Tax Purposes")
4 PlayJanet HolmesTV series (1 episode: "Dawn and the Candidate")
1990The Silver ChairGiant QueenTV series (2 episodes)
1991Waterfront BeatTV series (3 episodes)
Paul Merton: The SeriesTV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.4")
The BillVariousTV series (3 episodes: 1991-2008)
1994Three Seven ElevenMrs. PudseyTV series (2 episodes)
CasualtyJayne BowenTV series (1 episode: "Chasing the Dragon")
HeartbeatVariousTV series (5 episodes: 1994-2008)
1995CastlesGilianTV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.6")
New VoicesJoanTV series (1 episode: "Grimm")
1996Peak PracticeSally BuxtonTV series (1 episode: "Partners")
1998The GrandMrs. MorrisTV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.10")
DinnerladiesWoman WorkerTV series (1 episode: "Royals")
1999East Is EastAuntie Annie
Extremely DangerousGwenda PalmerTV series (2 episodes)
A Touch of FrostMrs. CockroftTV series (2 episodes: 1999-2000)
2002Holby CityEileen McMahonTV series (1 episode: "Taking Cover")
DoctorsVariousTV series (2 episodes: 2002-2009)
2004The Last DetectiveStella BeauchampTV series (1 episode: "Benefit to Mankind")
Rose and MaloneyHeadteacherTV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.1")
The CourtroomBrenda RimmerTV series (1 episode: "The Postman")
2005Marple: A Murder Is AnnouncedNurse McClellandTV movie
2006Hotel BabylonMrs. CordTV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.4")
2007Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie BottomleyJeanTV movie
2008Hancock & JoanNellieTV movie
ShamelessBelleTV series (1 episode: "Episode #5.14")
2010West is WestAuntie Annie
Downton AbbeyMrs. PatmoreTV series (25 episodes: 2010–present)
2013Once Upon a TimeJohannaTV series (1 episode: "The Queen Is Dead")
Free BirdsPilgrim WomanVoice only
2013Sarah & DuckScarf LadyRecurring character

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