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Judy Cornwell

Biography

English actress most widely known on her behalf role as Daisy in the tv screen series MAINTAINING Appearances. She went to convent college as a kid. She released an autobiography entitled Adventures of the Jelly Baby in 2005. She wedded John Kelsall Parry in 1960 plus they had one young child. She made an appearance in the 1985 film Santa Claus: The Film starring, Dudley Moore.

Quick Facts


Full Name Judy Cornwell
Date Of Birth February 22, 1940
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.6 m
Profession TV Actress
Nationality English
Spouse John Kelsall Parry
Children Edward Parry
Parents Darcy Nigel Barry, Irene McCullen Cornwell
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
Movies Santa Claus: The Movie, Two for the Road, Persuasion, Every Home Should Have One, Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?, Wuthering Heights, Cry Freedom, The Wild Racers, The Life and Crimes of William Palmer, The Wind in the Willows, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Country Dance, The Student Prince, Midsomer Murders: Death in Disguise, Connemara Days, Paddy, A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts, Cry Wolf
TV Shows Keeping Up Appearances, Jane Eyre, Moody and Pegg, David Copperfield, Farrington of the F.O., Fair Ground!, There Comes A Time...
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#Fact
1The London-born actress grew up in England where she attended a convent school, before moving to Australia where her parents, Darcy Nigel Barry and Irene McCullen Cornwell, emigrated.
2Has written a number of novels including Cow and Cow Parsley (1985), Fishcakes at the Ritz (1989), The Seventh Sunrise (1994) and Fear and Favour (1996).
3Formidable classical stage actress whose theatrical career began as a dancer and singer in pantomime, vaudeville, cabaret and musical revues.
4Her grandmother was music hall singer, Sarah Bonner.
5Loves mythology and incorporates it into her novels.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Birds of a Feather2014TV SeriesAnnie
Doctors2005-2013TV SeriesMo Donaldson / Bertha Smith / Agatha Dalrymple / ...
EastEnders2007-2008TV SeriesQueenie
The Royal2003TV SeriesMartha Hooke
The Mayor of Casterbridge2003TV MovieMother Cuxsom
David Copperfield2000TV MoviePeggotty
The Wrong Side of the Rainbow2000TV Series
Mary, Mother of Jesus1999TV MovieInkeeper's Wife
Heartbeat1999TV SeriesIsabelle Sheba Christie
Mad Cows1999Maddy's mother
The Bill1998TV SeriesBrenda
Midsomer Murders1998TV SeriesMay Cuttle
The Life and Crimes of William Palmer1998TV MovieMrs. Palmer
The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket1997TV MovieDaisy
The Prince of Hearts1997TV MovieMrs. Quigley
The Famous Five1996TV SeriesMrs. Baker
Keeping Up Appearances1990-1995TV SeriesDaisy
The Wind in the Willows1995TV MovieBarge Woman (voice)
Screen Two1995TV SeriesMrs. Musgrove
Under the Hammer1994TV Series'Batty'
Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side1992TV MovieHeather Badcock
Nice Town1992TV Mini-SeriesAunt Peggy
Van der Valk1991TV SeriesHarriet Kuyper
Boon1989TV SeriesMatron
Cry Freedom1987Receptionist
Doctor Who1987TV SeriesMaddy
Farrington of the F.O.1987TV SeriesSarah Lawrence
A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery1987TV SeriesMiss Booth
Rumpole of the Bailey1987TV SeriesRosemary Tuttle
Bergerac1987TV SeriesBelle Young
Screenplay1986TV SeriesMrs. Bliss
Dramarama1983-1986TV SeriesFrances Fanshaw / Mighty Mum
The December Rose1986TV Mini-SeriesMrs. McDipper
Santa Claus1985Anya Claus
Summer Season1985TV SeriesMam
There Comes a Time1985TV SeriesVanessa James
The Devil's Lieutenant1984TV MovieRose von Siebert
Jane Eyre1983TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Reed
Good Behaviour1983TV SeriesMrs. Brock
Fair Ground!1983TV SeriesJean Watson
Look and Read1983TV SeriesJean Watson
Perishing Solicitors1983TV Movie
BBC2 Playhouse1982TV SeriesHilary
Plays for Pleasure1981TV SeriesApril Hollingsworth
The Good Companions1980-1981TV Mini-SeriesElizabeth Trant
Cribb1980TV SeriesMiss Crush
The Mill on the Floss1978-1979TV Mini-SeriesBessy Tulliver
Play for Today1978TV SeriesSylvia Collis
Do You Remember?1978TV SeriesJoan
The Dick Emery Christmas Show: The Texas Connection1977TV MovieStella
Supernatural1977TV Mini-SeriesMargaret
BBC Play of the Month1969-1976TV SeriesLady Gay Spanker Ginny
The Chiffy Kids1976TV SeriesFarmer's wife
Moody and Pegg1974-1975TV SeriesDaphne Pegg
Cakes and Ale1974TV Mini-SeriesRosie Gann
Late Night Theatre1973TV SeriesLady Sims
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1970-1973TV SeriesJoyce / Erica Moone / Liz
Love Story1969-1973TV SeriesAnne / Alison
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?1972Clarine
Man of Straw1972TV Mini-SeriesGuste Daimchen
ITV Playhouse1968-1971TV SeriesAlice / Lucy Hodges
The Ten Commandments1971TV SeriesSarah
Wuthering Heights1970Nellie
Brotherly Love1970Rosie
Paddy1970Breeda
Every Home Should Have One1970Liz Brown
Boy Meets Girl1969TV SeriesSamantha
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?1969Filigree Fondle
Cry Wolf1969Stella
The Wednesday Play1968TV SeriesMolly Panett
Theatre 6251967-1968TV SeriesJill / Maria
The Wild Racers1968Pippy
Armchair Theatre1967-1968TV SeriesAudrey / Abbie / Miss Janet Smith
Mickey Dunne1967TV SeriesMonica
Those Fantastic Flying Fools1967Electra
Two for the Road1967Pat
Thirty-Minute Theatre1967TV SeriesAnn
Call Me Daddy1967TV MovieMs. Smith
The Worker1965TV SeriesMary
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors1965Nurse (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Paris 19001964TV SeriesMarthe / Simone / Adrienne / ...
The Sullavan Brothers1964TV SeriesHelen
It's a Woman's World1964TV SeriesClaire
Coronation Street1963TV SeriesGeorgina
The River Flows East1962TV SeriesSusan Melford
Out of This World1962TV SeriesButch
Saki1962TV Mini-SeriesGirl
The Younger Generation1961TV SeriesIrene / Rita Churton / Ruby / ...
The Dickie Henderson Show1960TV Series
Dixon of Dock Green1960TV SeriesIris Pettigrew
Friends and Neighbours19594th Girl

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greatest Ever Sitcoms2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Dandy and a Clown2013Video documentaryHerself
The Funny Blokes of British Comedy2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Best Ever Christmas Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Funny Ladies of British Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Comedy Connections2004TV Series documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Blankety Blank1979TV SeriesHerself
Juke Box Jury1964TV SeriesHerself - Panellist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments2008TV Movie documentaryDaisy (uncredited)
Keeping Up Appearances: Life Lessons from Onslow2008VideoDaisy (uncredited)
Funny Women1998TV Series documentary shortDaisy

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressCakes and Ale (1974)


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