Judy Parfitt Biography (1935-)

Born November 7, 1935, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; daughter of LawrenceHamilton and Catherine Josephine (maiden name, Caulton) Parfitt; married Anthony Francis "Tony" Steedman, August 25, 1963; children: David Lawrence. Addresses: Contact: Writers and Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite550, Beverly Hills, CA 92011-2404.

Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
November 7, 1935
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Bridesmaid, Fools Rush In, Amersham Repertory Company, 1954
  • (London debut) Ursula Budgeon, A Likely Tale, Globe Theatre, London, 1956
  • Mrs. Holroyd, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1967
  • Minnie Gascoigne, The Daughter-in-Law, Royal Shakespeare Company,Royal Court Theatre, 1967 and 1968
  • Annie, The Hotel Amsterdam (also known as A Hotel in Amsterdam), Royal Court Theatre, then New Theatre, later Duke of York's Theatre, all London, 1968
  • Gertrude, Hamlet, Round House Theatre, London, 1969
  • Lady Touchwood, The Double Dealer, Royal Court Theatre, 1969
  • Title role, The Duchess of Malfi, Royal Court Theatre, 1971
  • Mary Queen of Scots, Vivat! Vivat! Regina!, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1971
  • Orinthia, The Apple Cart, Theatre Royal, Bristol, 1973
  • Rachel, Echoes from a Concrete Canyon, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1975
  • Victoria Musgrave, The Family Dance, Criterion Theatre, London, 1976
  • Ranevsky, The Cherry Orchard, Riverside Studios, London, 1978
  • Old Heads and Young Hearts, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, England, 1983
  • Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1983
  • Eleanor, Passion Play, Wyndham's Theatre, 1984
  • An Inspector Calls, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1993
  • Mrs. Bramson, Night Must Fall, Lyceum Theatre, then Helen Hayes Theatre, both New York City, 1999
  • Also appeared in productions of A Dream of People, Royal Shakespeare Company; The Sisterhood; and Valentine's Day.
  • Film Appearances
  • Chauffeur, Hide and Seek, 1963
  • Gertrude, Hamlet, 1969
  • Jenny Bannerman, The Mind of Mr. Soames, 1970
  • Angelica Sarti, Galileo (also known as Galileo Galilei), 1975
  • Dr. Merrow, Champions, 1983
  • Deidre, The Chain, Rank, 1985
  • Mrs. Durham, Maurice, Cinecom, 1987
  • Lady Stella Munday, Getting It Right, Management Company Entertainment Group, 1989
  • Lady Crewne, Diamond Skulls (also known as Dark Obsession),Film Four-British Screen, 1989
  • Queen Katherine, King Ralph, Universal, 1991
  • Vera Donovan, Dolores Claiborne, Columbia, 1995
  • Goodbye My Love, 1996
  • Genevieve, Element of Doubt, 1996
  • Lady Mount-Temple, Wilde (also known as Oscar Wilde), DoveInternational, 1997
  • Queen Marie, Ever After, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Ambassador, Falling Through, Alliance Atlantis Communications, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Anne Aspen, "Rumpole and the Honourable Member," Rumpole of the Bailey: Series I, PBS, 1978
  • Julia Bickleigh, Malice Aforethought, 1980
  • Mildred Layton, The Jewel in the Crown, Granada Television, then on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1984
  • Queen Lillian White, The Charmings, ABC, 1987-1988
  • Lady Constance Keeble, Heavy Weather, PBS, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • Lady Constance Lytton, Shoulder to Shoulder, 1974
  • Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Pride and Prejudice, 1979
  • Alison Warren, The Charmer, London Weekend Television, 1987 then on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1989
  • Hilda Spearpoint, The Gravy Train, 1990
  • Lady Harmonsworth, Berkeley Square, PBS, 1998
  • Movies
  • Elsa Grubber, Death of a Princess, 1980
  • Deceptions, NBC, 1985
  • Renata Beck (some sources cite role of Elisabeth Noble), Covenant,NBC, 1985
  • Beryl Stacton, Silent Cries (also known as Guests of the Emperor), NBC, 1993
  • Specials
  • Host and Harriet Collard, The Blackheath Poisonings, 1993 then onMasterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Miss Ellis, "Bullseye," The Avengers, 1962
  • Brenda Paterson, "The White Elephant," The Avengers, 1964
  • Marie, "Time in Advance," Out of the Unknown, 1965
  • Marion Gordon, "The New Dimensions," Undermind, 1965
  • Yvonne, "First Steal 6 Eagles," The Man in Room 17, 1966
  • Anne Liskard, "The Persistent Patriots," The Saint, 1967
  • Vesta, "Escape in Time," The Avengers, 1967
  • Loris, "Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?" The Avengers, 1968
  • Betty Oldham, "A Question of Loyalty," Yes, Minister, 1981
  • Lola Widmeyer, "Bon Voyage" (also known as "Star Quality: Bon Voyage"), in "Noel Coward Stories," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987
  • Peggy Brooks, "From Russia ... with Blood," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • Elizabeth Hoyt, Medics, 1993
  • Lady O'Callaghan, "Nursing Home Murder," Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, PBS, 1993
  • Margaret, Holding the Baby, Fox, 1997
  • Angela Wentworth, "Death's Shadow," Midsomer Murders, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Isabelle Corday, "Abby Road," ER, NBC, 2000
  • Isabelle Corday, "Be Still My Heart," ER, NBC, 2000
  • Isabelle Corday, "All in the Family," ER, NBC, 2000
  • Isabelle Corday, "The Patient," ER, NBC, 2000
  • Isabelle Corday, "Under Control," ER, NBC, 2000
  • Isabelle Corday, "April Showers," ER, NBC, 2001
  • Other
  • Common Ground (also known as Londoners: Common Ground), 1965
  • Tomorrow Just You Wait (also known as Wednesday Play: TomorrowJust You Wait), 1965
  • E. Nesbit, The Edwardians, 1973
  • Red Queen, Alice through the Looking Glass, 1974
  • Mrs. Dredger, Mr. Pye, 1985
  • Alicia Drummond, Act of Will, 1989
  • Hilda Spearpoint, The Gravy Train Goes East, 1991
  • Midnight's Child, 1992
  • Mrs. Platter, The Return of the Borrowers, 1993
  • Mrs. Tennant, Loving, ABC and Lifetime, 1995
  • Verena, September (also known as Rosamunde Pilcher's September), 1996
  • Mrs. Puxley, The Ruby Ring, Showtime, 1997
  • Also appeared in Angel Pavement; The Borrowers, BBC; TheFinal Act, Granada; Grand Duo, London Weekend TV; Lifeboat, BBC; Post Mortem; Street Orchards; Villette; and You Never Can Tell.

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