Sheila Hancock Biography (1933-)

Born February 22, 1933, in Blackgang, Isle of Wight, England; daughter of Enrico Cameron and Ivy Louise (maiden name, Woodward) Hancock; married Alec Ross(deceased); married John Thaw (an actor), 1975; children: (second marriage)Melanie (an actress).

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director
Birth Details
February 22, 1933
Blackgang, Isle of Wight, England

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Beth, Little Women, Scala Theatre, Dartford, England, 1950
  • (London debut) Lily Thompson, Breath of Spring, Duke of York'sTheatre, 1958
  • One to Another (revue), Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1959
  • Gwen, Make Me an Offer, Theatre Royal, Stratford, England, then New Theatre, London, 1959
  • One over the Eight (revue), Duke of York's Theatre, 1961
  • Cyrenne, Rattle of a Simple Man, Garrick Theatre, London, 1962
  • Praxagora and an even older woman, The Parliament of Women, OxfordPlayhouse, 1965
  • (New York debut) Kath, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Lyceum Theatre, 1965
  • Karen Taggart, The Anniversary, Duke of York's Theatre, 1966
  • Lady Dance, The Soldier's Fortune, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1967
  • Maggie Harris, Fill the Stage with Happy Hours, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1967
  • Julia, A Delicate Balance, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1969
  • Maggie, So What about Love, Criterion Theatre, London, 1969
  • Daughter, All Over, Aldwych Theatre, 1972
  • Beatrice, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Hampstead Theatre, 1972
  • Marion, Absurd Person Singular, Criterion Theatre, 1973
  • Deja Revue (revue), New Theatre, 1974
  • Alma, The Bed before Yesterday, Lyric Theatre, London, 1976
  • Hester, The Deep Blue Sea, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England, 1977
  • Miss Hannigan, Annie, Theatre at Victoria Palace, London, 1978-79
  • Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1980
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Stratford, 1981
  • Titus Andronicus, Stratford, 1981
  • Greenland, Royal Court Theatre, 1988
  • Sore Throats, Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, 1988
  • Prin, Lyric Theatre, 1989
  • The Way of the World, Lyric Theatre, 1992
  • A Judgement in Stone, 1992
  • Harry and Me, Royal Court Theatre, 1996
  • Title role, Vassa, Albery Theatre, London, 1999
  • Stage Director
  • The Taming of the Shrew, Bromley, 1964
  • The Constant Wife, Cambridge Theatre Company, 1979
  • In Praise of Love, Cambridge Theatre Company, 1980
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Light Up the Sky, 1958
  • Librarian, Doctor in Love, 1960
  • Doris, The Bulldog Breed, 1960
  • Jane, The Girl on the Boat, 1962
  • Dora, Twice 'round the Daffodils (also known as What a Carry On: Twice 'round the Daffodils), 1962
  • Dora, Night Must Fall, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964
  • Cynthia Gamble, The Moon-Spinners, 1964
  • Senna Pod, Carry On Cleo, 1964
  • Mrs. Clapper's friend, How I Won the War, 1967
  • Karen, The Anniversary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Martha Thompson, Take a Girl Like You, 1970
  • Olga Vandemeer, The Wildcats of St. Trinian's, 1980
  • The Love Child, 1987
  • Mrs. Rothery, Buster, 1988
  • Regina, Hawks, 1989
  • Vera, Three Men and a Little Lady, 1990
  • Judith, A Business Affair (also known as Astucias de mujerand Liebe und andere Geschaefte), 1994
  • Mrs. Barker, Love and Death on Long Island (also known as Amouret mort a Long Island), Universal, 1997
  • Vera, Hold Back the Night, Wave Pictures, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Carol, The Rag Trade, 1960-61
  • Sheila Ross, The Bed-Sit Girl, 1965
  • Thelma Teesdale, Mr. Digby Darling, 1969
  • Claire Love, Now, Take My Wife, 1971
  • Steve's mother, My Kingdom for a Horse, 1991
  • Frances, Brighton Belles, 1993
  • Miniseries
  • Herself, Playing Shakespeare, 1984
  • Duchess of Trevenick, The Buccaneers, 1995
  • Dorothy Hammond, Close Relations, 1998
  • Pat, The Thing about Vince, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Kate, "I Met a Man Who Wasn't There," Bulman, 1985
  • Helen A., "The Happiness Patrol," Doctor Who, 1988
  • Herself, Have I Got News for You, 2000
  • Barbara Owen, EastEnders, 2000
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Mothers by Daughters, 1983
  • Cook, Alice in Wonderland, 1999
  • Also appeared in But Seriously, It's Sheila Hancock.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared as a regular panel member on the game show Just a Minute,BBC.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • (Contributor) Bart: Oliver! 1992
  • The Sweet Dove Died, 1994

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