Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Sheila Steafel Biography (1935-)
Surname rhymes with "Steeple"; born May 26, 1935; daughter of Harold (a singer, inventor, engineer, and harp maker) and Eda (a pianist; maiden name, Cohen) Steafel; married Harry H. Corbett, October 10, 1958 (divorced, August, 1964). Addresses: AGENT--Ken McReddie, 91 Regent Street, London, W1.
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Players Theatre, London.
- Ensemble, Splits on the Infinitive (revue), Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1965.
- ensemble, Anyone for England? (revue), Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London,1965.
- Olga, The Three Sisters, Leicester Repertory Theatre, Leicester, U.K., 1970.
- Magda, Jump, Queen's Theatre, London, 1971.
- Lady Margery Panton, You'll Never Be Michelangelo, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1976.
- Timothy's mother, Heloise, Asphynxia, and Marguerite, Salad Days, WindsorTheatre, then Duke of York's Theatre, both London, 1976.
- Enid Blyton, Balmoral, Guildford, U.K., 1978.
- Harpo Marx, A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine, New End Theatre,then May Fair Theatre, both London, 1979.
- The Late Sheila Steafel (one-woman show), New End Theatre, then EdinburghFestival, Scotland, both 1981.
- Steafel Solo (one-woman show), King's Head Theatre, London, 1981-82, thenAdelaide Festival, Australia, 1982.
- Steafel Revisited (one-woman show), Edinburgh Festival, 1982.
- Steafel Variations (one-woman show), Apollo Theatre, London, 1982.
- Steafel Lately (one-woman show), Edinburgh Festival, 1983.
- the Witch, Hansel and Gretel (opera), Bloomsbury Theatre, London, 1983.
- Steafel Express (one-woman show), Ambassadors' Theatre, London, 1985.
- Mistress Quickly, Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Barbican Theatre, London, 1986 and 1987.
- Also appeared in The Guardsman, Watford Theatre, 1969; Billy Liar, London, 1960; Headful of Crocodiles and Man with the Iron Chest, both Armchair Theatre, 1965; How the Other Half Loves, Leicester Repertory Theatre, 1970; Who'sWho?, Coventry Repertory Theatre, Coventry, U.K., 1971; How the Other Half Loves, Lyric Theatre, London, then Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada, both 1972; Old Times, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, U.K., 1974; Old Time Music Hall, Players Theatre, London, 1974; Twelfth Night, and The Duenna, both Young Vic Theatre, London, 1983; Adrian Mole, Leicester Theatre, 1984; Starbreakers, 1984; Merry Wives of Windsor and Candle Bearer, both RSC, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1985; Facade (opera), London Mozart Players, 1986; Ivanov and Much Ado About Nothing, Strand Theatre, London, 1989; and in repertory in Lincoln, Hunstanton, and Blackpool, U.K., 1956-59.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Landscape with Figures, U.K. cities, 1958.
- Milk and Honey, U.K. cities, 1959.
- Jump, U.K. cities, 1971.
- No Room for Sex, U.K. cities, 1975.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Isolde, Just Like a Woman, Monarch, 1967.
- journalist, Five Million Years to Earth (also known as Quatermass and thePit), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
- Tessa Pearson, Baby Love, AVCO-Embassy, 1969.
- Tilly, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1969.
- ground stewardess, Otley, Columbia, 1969.
- Tania, Tropic of Cancer, Paramount, 1970.
- Sheila Wilcott, Some Will, Some Won't, Williams and Pritchard, 1970.
- woman in elevator, Catch Me a Spy, Rank, 1971.
- Latimer, Melody (also known as S.W.A.L.K.), Levitt-Pickman, 1971.
- Mrs. Gold, Percy, MGM, 1971.
- control operator, Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World, Cinerama, 1974.
- Dr. Pitt, What's Up Superdoc, Entertainment Film Distributors, 1978.
- Sheila Finch, Bloodbath at the House of Death, EMI, 1984.
- Also appeared in The Waiting Room, 1976; as voice of Maisie and Marlon, The Perishers (animated), 1978; and in Towers of Babel (short film), 1981.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Kipps, Granada, 1964.
- Miss Pennypacker, Justin Thyme, BBC, 1964.
- White Lady, Ghosts of Motley Hall, Granada, 1975-78.
- Miranda, You Must Be the Husband, BBC, 1987.
- Also It's Dark Outside, Granada, 1965; The Frost Report, 1966; Illustrated Weekly Hudd, BBC, 1968; Horne a Plenty, ABC (U.K.), 1968; Beachcomber, BBC,1969; How's Your Father?, Granada, 1974; Popsy Wopsy, Emmaline, and other roles, Good Old Days, 1975-78 and 1981;Q 7, 1978 and 1981; Can We Get On Now Please?, Granada, 1980; Bluebirds, BBC, 1989.
- MINI-SERIES Carrie, Diary of a Nobody, BBC-2, 1978.
- Title role, "The Fabulous Frump," Wednesday Play, BBC, 1969.
- Also Frankie Howerd Show, BBC, 1968; The Dickie Henderson Show, ATV, 1968; The Beryl Reid Show, 1978; The Leslie Crowther Show, 1978; wicked television director, Jackanory Playhouse, 1980; Rainbow, 1980; Give Us a Clue (game show), 1980; 321, Yorkshire Television, 1980 and 1981; "Supergran," Jackanory Playhouse, 1981; Live on Two, Granada, 1981; Punchlines (game show for Weekend), 1981 and 1983; The Kenny Everett Show, 1982; Call My Bluff, 1982 and 1983;Celebrity Squares, 1983; miserable mum, Z-Cars, BBC; De Maupassant Stories,Granada.
- Cowboys, Thames, 1980.
- Also Good Old Days Jubilee Program, 1977; The Frankie Howerd Special, 1980; Sheila (one-woman show), Channel Four, 1982; Also appeared in The Sebrof Story, ABC, 1973; Go for Gold, BBC, 1973; Second Time Around, BBC, 1974; Let'sMake a Musical: History of Mr. Polly, 1977; Quiz Kids, ATV, 1978; In LovingMemory, Yorkshire Television, 1979; Honky Tonk Heroes, 1979; as Joan, Time and the Conways, Granada; Bicycle, The Liars, Granada; in The Way of All Flesh,Granada; Whoopee Cushion, BBC; Troubleshooters, ATV; A Fat Woman's Tale, Granada; and Close Prisoner.
Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Week Ending, Radio 4, 1977.
- Jason Explanation, Radio 4, 1978 and 1980.
- Also My Sainted Aunt, 1978.
- Steafel Plus, Radio 4, 1982.
- Steafel with an S., 1984.
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