Joseph Gladwin was an English actor, best known for his roles as Fred Jackson in Coronation Street and Wally Batty in the world's longest-running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine. Gladwin was born at 44 Tatton Street in the Ordsall district of Salford, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Gladwin, his father was a coal dealer. Gladwin was baptised on 28 January 1906 at Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church and educated at the parish school, he married Lily Anne Wynne on 30 December 1933 at Mount Carmel Church. Gladwin was appointed a Papal Knight for his charity work. Before his professional career took off, Gladwin performed with The Decoys during World War 2, a Concert Party based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester; this Concert Party entertained the troops in elsewhere. At the time, Gladwin was a driver for a company delivering medicines to chemists. Gladwin served as Northern representative of the Catholic Stage Guild. Despite his lifelong rhotacism, he became well known in British television prominent from 1975 until his death in 1987.
Gladwin worked as a'feed' for Dave Morris for twelve years beginning in 1950. He appeared on British television from the 1960s onwards, making notable appearances in Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green and The Artful Dodger, he had a recurring role in Coronation Street between 1961 and 1966 as Fred Jackson, owner of the local fish and chip shop. Gladwin appeared in ‘’Last of the Summer Wine’’ from 1975 to 1986 and had completed work on the show’s ninth series and 1986 Christmas special before his death, his film credits included appearances in Three Hats for Lisa, Charlie Bubbles, Work Is a Four-Letter Word, The Reckoning, the film version of Nearest and Dearest, Escape from the Dark and Yanks. Gladwin died on 11 March 1987, aged 81, in Manchester, he is buried at St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery just off the A6 road at Wardley, Greater Manchester. Joe Gladwin on IMDb
Moira Lister de Gachassin-Lafite, Vicomtesse d’Orthez was a South African-born, English film and television actress and writer. Born in Cape Town to Major James Lister and Margaret, Lister was educated at the Parktown Convent of the Holy Family, Johannesburg, she was a theatre student of Anna Romain Hoffman, who with her husband Arthur Hoffman built up The Johannesburg Repertory Theatre. She began her acting career on stage in South Africa and went on to act in the London theatre at the age of 18. Lister began working in films in 1943, appeared in such films as The Limping Man, The Cruel Sea and The Deep Blue Sea, she had a regular role in the first series of the BBC radio comedy Hancock's Half Hour in 1954–55, was one of the girlfriends in A Life of Bliss starring George Cole as David Bliss, a perpetual bachelor. She starred in the BBC television series The Whitehall Worrier and The Very Merry Widow from 1967 to 1968. Lister appeared on various other British TV series such as Danger Man and The Avengers.
In 1980, she made a guest appearance as a film star in the sitcom. Lister was still performing until three years before her death, touring with her one-woman show about Noël Coward, she belonged to the British Catholic Stage Guild. In 1946, Lister went on a date in London with Neville Heath, a former South African Air Force captain who murdered two women in London only months later. Heath was convicted after a sensational trial, he was hanged in October 1946. In 1951, Moira Lister married Jacques de Gachassin-Lafite Vicomte d’Orthez, a French officer of the Spahis, owner of a champagne vineyard and hero of the Rif War. Lister had two grand-daughters, Christina d'Orthez and Marina d'Orthez. Moira Lister died at the age of 84 in 2007. Both she and her husband are interred in the churchyard of St Edward's Catholic Church in Sutton Green, Surrey. Naledi Award, a lifetime achievement award for her services to the theatre in South Africa. Best Actress of the Year Freedom of the City of London The Very Merry Moira Moira Lister on IMDb
Danny La Rue
Danny La Rue, was an Irish-English singer and entertainer in stage theatre known for his singing and cross-dressing performances. Born as Daniel Patrick Carroll in Cork City, Ireland, in 1927, La Rue was the youngest of either four or five siblings; the family moved to England when he was six and he was brought up at Earnshaw Street in Soho, central London. When the family home was destroyed during the Blitz, his mother, a seamstress, moved her children to Kennford, a Devon village where young Daniel developed an interest in dramatics. “There weren't enough girls so I got the pick of the roles... My Juliet was convincing,” La Rue recalled, he served in the Royal Navy as a young man following in his father's footsteps, had a brief career delivering groceries, but he became known for his skill as a female impersonator in the United Kingdom and was featured in theatre productions, in film and records. Among his celebrity impersonations were Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Judy Garland, Margot Fonteyn, Marlene Dietrich and Margaret Thatcher.
At one point he had his own nightclub in Hanover Square, performed on London's West End. In the 1960s he was among Britain's highest-paid entertainers. In the 1970s, he owned a noted inn at Streatley on the River Thames. In 1982 he played Dolly Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly!. He has the distinction of being the only man to take over a woman's role in the West End theatre when he replaced Avis Bunnage in Oh, What a Lovely War! and he was until his death still a regular performer in traditional Christmas pantomime shows in Britain. In 1968 his version of "On Mother Kelly's Doorstep" reached number 33 in the UK singles chart, he had a starring role in the film Our Miss Fred in 1972, appeared in Every Day's a Holiday, The Frankie Howerd Show, Decidedly Dusty, Entertainment Express, Blackpool Bonanza and the BBC's Play of the Month in a production of Charley's Aunt. He made a guest appearance as himself in the Mr. Bean episode "Mr. Bean in Room 426" in 1993. La Rue's final major public appearance was in Hello Danny, a biographical show performed at the "Benidorm Palace", which opened on 11 November 2007.
The part of the young La Rue was played by Jerry Lane, who co-created and directed. La Rue appeared at the start of the show and in an interview on stage in part of the second half, he performed a number of songs. La Rue suffered a mild stroke in January 2006 whilst in Spain on holiday: as a result, his final pantomime and all subsequent performances were cancelled, he had been suffering from prostate cancer for many years, a fact not publicised to his fans. He developed throat cancer, he died in his home shortly before midnight on 31 May 2009 at the age of 81. His companion, Annie Galbraith, was with him at her home in Tunbridge Wells. La Rue was laid to rest with his partner, Jack Hanson, in St Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, west London. La Rue would perform parts of his show in men's clothes, was seen out of costume on television. In life, he was more candid about his private life, including his homosexuality. La Rue lived for many years with his manager and life partner of 40 years, Jack Hanson, until Hanson's death in 1984.
In the 1970s La Rue spent more than £1 million on the purchase and restoration of a country house hotel, Walton Hall, in Warwickshire, sold it in 1983 to a pair of Canadian con men. La Rue had given control of the hotel to the two Canadians with a promise of further investment with the retention of La Rue's name on the hotel itself; this led to a police investigation where La Rue was cleared of any suspicion but discovered he had lost more than £1 million. He was appointed OBE in the 2002 Queen's Birthday Honours List. La Rue stated in an interview that this was "the proudest day of his life". Other accolades included Royal Variety Performance appearances in 1969, 1972 and 1978, Variety Club of Great Britain Showbiz Personality of the Year, Theatre Personality of the Year, Entertainer of the Decade and the Brinsworth Award from the EABF for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment profession and the community. In 1987 he was King Rat of the showbusiness charity the Grand Order of Water Rats.
La Rue was the subject of a specially extended edition of This Is Your Life in 1984 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the curtain call of Hello, Dolly! at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre. He has been described as "the grande dame of drag". Our Miss Fred Come Spy with Me The Good Old Days The Mr. Bean episode, "Mr. Bean in Room 426" La Rue, Danny From Drags to Riches: my autobiography, Harmondsworth: Viking, ISBN 0-670-81557-8 Underwood, Peter Life's a drag: Danny la Rue & the drag scene, London: Frewin, ISBN 0-85632-081-1 Baker, Roger Drag: A History of female impersonation on the stage, Triton: ISBN 0-363-00014-3 Obit in the Daily Telegraph Danny La Rue on IMDb Danny La Rue's appearance on This Is Your Life
Simon Phillip Hugh Callow is an English actor, musician and theatre director. Callow was born in Streatham, the son of Yvonne Mary, a secretary, Neil Francis Callow, a businessman, his father was of English and French descent and his mother was of Danish and German ancestry. He was brought up Roman Catholic. Callow was educated at the London Oratory School and went on to study at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland where he was active in the Northern Ireland civil-rights movement, before giving up his degree course to go into acting at the Drama Centre London. Callow's immersion in the theatre began after he wrote a fan letter to Sir Laurence Olivier, the Artistic Director of the National Theatre, received a response suggesting he join their box office staff, it was. Callow made his stage debut in 1973, appearing in The Thrie Estates at the Assembly Rooms Theatre, Edinburgh. In the early 1970s, he joined the Gay Sweatshop theatre company and performed in Martin Sherman's critically acclaimed Passing By.
In 1977, he took various parts in the Joint Stock Theatre Company's production of Epsom Downs and in 1979, he starred in Snoo Wilson's The Soul of the White Ant at the Soho Poly. Callow appeared as Verlaine in Total Eclipse, Lord Foppington in The Relapse and the title role in Faust at the Lyric Hammersmith, where he directed The Infernal Machine in 1986. In 1985, he played Molina in The Kiss of the Spiderwoman at the Bush London, he created the role of Mozart in the premiere of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus at the National Theatre appearing in the 1983 BBC radio production with its original cast. He wrote of having "discovered Mozart quite early: the operas, the symphonies, the concertos, the wind serenades were all much part of my musical landscape when I was asked to play the part of the composer in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, he appeared at the National Theatre as Orlando in As You Like It and Fulganzio in Galileo. He made his first film appearance, as Schikaneder, in Amadeus in 1984; the following year, he appeared as the Reverend Mr. Beebe in A Room with a View, a role, meant to be supporting but ended up driving much of the action in the film.
His first television role was in Carry On Laughing episode "Orgy and Bess", in 1975, but it was cut from the final print. He starred in several series of the Channel 4 situation comedy Chance in a Million, as Tom Chance, an eccentric individual to whom coincidences happened regularly. Roles like this and his part in Four Weddings and a Funeral brought him a wider audience than his many critically acclaimed stage appearances. At the same time, Callow was successful both as a writer, his Being An Actor was a critique of'director dominated' theatre, in addition to containing autobiographical sections relating to his early career as an actor. At a time when subsidised theatre in the United Kingdom was under severe pressure from the Thatcher government, the work's original appearance caused a minor controversy. In 1992, he directed the play Shades by Sharman MacDonald and the musical My Fair Lady featuring costumes designed by Jasper Conran. In 1995, he directed a stage version of the classic French film Les Enfants du Paradis for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The production was not a success. Among opera productions directed by Callow are a Così fan tutte in Lucerne, Die Fledermaus for Scottish Opera in 1988, Il tritico for the Broomhill Trust, Kent in August 1995, Menotti's The Consul at Holland Park Opera, London in 1999 and Le roi malgré lui by Chabrier at Grange Park Opera in 2003, he directed Carmen Jones at the Old Vic, London in 1991, with Wilhelmenia Fernandez in the title role. One of Callow's best-known books is Love Is Where It Falls, an analysis of his eleven-year relationship with Peggy Ramsay, a prominent British theatrical agent from the 1960s to the 1980s, he has written extensively about Charles Dickens, whom he has played several times: in a one-man show, The Mystery of Charles Dickens by Peter Ackroyd. He returned to Doctor. Callow appeared with Saeed Jaffrey in 1994 British television series Little Napoleons. In 1996, Callow directed Cantabile in three musical pieces composed by his friend Stephen Oliver. Ricercare No. 4 was commissioned by Callow for Cantabile.
He traitorous Wolfgang in Shoebox Zoo. In 2004, he appeared on a Comic Relief episode of Little Britain for charity causes. In 2006, he wrote a piece for the BBC1 programme This Week bemoaning the lack of characters in modern politics, he has starred as Count Fosco, the villain of Wilkie Collins's novel The Woman in White, in film and on stage. In December 2004, he hosted the London Gay Men's Chorus Christmas Show, Make the Yuletide Gay at the Barbican Centre in London, he is one of the patrons of the Michael Chekhov Studio London. Callow narrated the audiobook of Robert Fagles' 2006 translation of Virgil's The Aeneid. In July 2006, the London Oratory School Schola announced Callow as one of their new patrons. In November 2007, he threatened to resign the post over controve
Sir Alec Guinness, was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played nine different characters, he is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations, Fagin in Oliver Twist, Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia, General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago, Professor Godbole in A Passage to India, he is known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy. Guinness was one of three British actors, along with Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, who made the transition from Shakespearean theatre to blockbuster films after World War II. Guinness served in the Royal Naval Reserve during the war and commanded a landing craft during the invasion of Sicily and Elba. During the war he was granted leave to appear in the stage play Flare Path about RAF Bomber Command.
Guinness won a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Tony Award. In 1959, he was knighted by Elizabeth II for services to the arts, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement in 1980 and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 1989. Guinness appeared in nine films that featured in the BFI's 100 greatest British films of the 20th century, which included five of Lean's films. Guinness was born at 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale, as Alec Guinness de Cuffe, his mother's maiden name was Agnes Cuff. She was born 8 December 1890 to Mary Ann Benfield. On Guinness's birth certificate, the space for the mother's name shows Agnes de Cuffe; the space for the infant's name says Alec Guinness. The column for name and surname of father is blank; the identity of Guinness's father has never been confirmed. From 1875, under English law, when the birth of an illegitimate child was registered, the father's name could be entered on the certificate only if he were present and gave his consent.
Guinness himself believed that his father was a Scottish banker, Andrew Geddes, who paid for Guinness's public school education at Fettes College. Geddes visited Guinness and his mother, posing as an uncle. Guinness's mother had a three-year marriage to a Scottish army captain named Stiven. Guinness first worked writing advertising copy, his first job in the theatre was on his 20th birthday, while he was still a drama student, in the play Libel, which opened at the old King's Theatre and transferred to the Playhouse, where his status was raised from a walk-on to understudying two lines, his salary increased to £1 a week. He appeared at the Albery Theatre in 1936 at the age of 22, playing the role of Osric in John Gielgud's successful production of Hamlet. In 1936, Guinness signed on with the Old Vic, where he was cast in a series of classic roles. In 1939, he took over for Michael Redgrave as Charleston in a road-show production of Robert Ardrey's Thunder Rock. At the Old Vic, Guinness worked with many actors and actresses who would become his friends and frequent co-stars in the future, including Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft, Anthony Quayle, Jack Hawkins.
An early influence was film star Stan Laurel. Guinness continued playing Shakespearean roles throughout his career. In 1937, he played Aumerle in Richard II and Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice under the direction of John Gielgud, he starred in a 1938 production of Hamlet. He appeared as Romeo in a production of Romeo and Juliet, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, as Exeter in Henry V in 1937, both opposite Laurence Olivier, Ferdinand in The Tempest, opposite Gielgud as Prospero. In 1939, he adapted Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations for the stage; the play was a success. One of its viewers was a young British film editor, David Lean, who would have Guinness reprise his role in Lean's 1946 film adaptation of the play. Guinness served in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in the Second World War as a seaman in 1941, before receiving a commission as a Temporary Sub-lieutenant on 30 April 1942 and a promotion to Temporary Lieutenant the following year. Guinness commanded a landing craft at the Allied invasion of Sicily, ferried supplies and agents to the Yugoslav partisans in the eastern Mediterranean theatre.
During the war, he was granted leave to appear in the Broadway production of Terence Rattigan's play, Flare Path, about RAF Bomber Command, with Guinness playing the role of Flight Lieutenant Teddy Graham. Guinness returned to the Old Vic in 1946 and stayed until 1948, playing Abel Drugger in Ben Jonson's The Alchemist, the Fool in King Lear opposite Laurence Olivier in the title role, DeGuiche in Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Ralph Richardson in the title role, starring in an Old Vic production as Shakespeare's Richard II. After leaving the Old Vic, he played Eric Birling in J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls at the New Theatre in October 1946, he played the Uninvited Guest in the Broadway production of T. S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party, he played Hamlet under his own direction at the New Theatre in the West End in 1951. Invited by his friend Tyrone Guthrie to join the premiere season of the Stra
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke and broadcast by the BBC from 1973 to 2010. It premiered as an episode of Comedy Playhouse on 4 January 1973, the first series of episodes followed on 12 November 1973. From 1983 to 2010, Alan J. W. Bell produced and directed all episodes of the show; the BBC confirmed on 2 June 2010 that Last of the Summer Wine would no longer be produced and the 31st series would be its last. Subsequently, the final episode was broadcast on 29 August 2010. Since its original release, all 295 episodes, comprising thirty-one series — including the pilot and all films and specials — have been released on DVD. Repeats of the show are broadcast in the UK on Gold and Drama, it is seen in more than twenty-five countries, including various PBS stations in the United States and on VisionTV in Canada. Last of the Summer Wine is the longest-running comedy programme in Britain and the longest-running sitcom in the world. Last of the Summer Wine was set and filmed in and around Holmfirth, West Yorkshire and centred on a trio of old men and their youthful misadventures.
The original trio consisted of Bill Owen as the mischievous and impulsive Compo Simmonite, Peter Sallis as easy-going everyman Norman Clegg, Michael Bates as uptight and arrogant Cyril Blamire. When Bates dropped out due to illness in 1976 after two series, the role of the third man of the trio was filled in various years up to the 30th series by the quirky war veteran Walter "Foggy" Dewhurst, who had two lengthy stints in the series, the eccentric inventor Seymour Utterthwaite, former police officer Herbert "Truly of The Yard" Truelove; the men never seem to grow up, they develop a unique perspective on their eccentric fellow townspeople through their stunts. Although in its early years the series revolved around the exploits of the main trio, with occasional interaction with a few recurring characters, over time the cast grew to include a variety of supporting characters and by years the series was much an ensemble piece; each of these recurring characters contributed their own running jokes and subplots to the show and becoming reluctantly involved in the schemes of the trio, or on occasion having their own, separate storylines.
After the death of Owen in 1999, Compo was replaced at various times by his real-life son, Tom Owen, as unhygienic Tom Simmonite, Keith Clifford as Billy Hardcastle, a man who thought of himself as a descendant of Robin Hood, Brian Murphy as the cheeky-chappy Alvin Smedley. Due to the age of the main cast, a new trio was formed during the 30th series featuring somewhat younger actors, this format was used for the final two installments of the show; this group consisted of Russ Abbot as a former milkman who fancied himself a secret agent, Luther "Hobbo" Hobdyke, Burt Kwouk as the electrical repairman, "Electrical" Entwistle, Murphy as Alvin Smedley. Sallis and Thornton, both past members of the trio, continued in supporting roles alongside the new actors. Although many feel the show's quality declined over the years, Last of the Summer Wine continued to receive large audiences for the BBC and was praised for its positive portrayal of older people and family-friendly humour. Many members of the Royal Family enjoyed the show.
The programme was nominated for numerous awards and won the National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Programme in 1999. There were twenty-one Christmas specials, three television films and a documentary film about the series. Last of the Summer Wine inspired other adaptations, including a television prequel, several novelisations, stage adaptations. In 1972, Duncan Wood, the BBC's Head of Comedy, watched. Impressed by writer Roy Clarke's ability to inject both comedy and drama into the sitcom, Wood offered Clarke the opportunity to write a sitcom. Clarke nearly turned the job down as he felt that the BBC's idea for a programme about three old men was a dull concept for a half-hour sitcom. Instead, Clarke proposed that the men should all be unmarried, widowed, or divorced and either unemployed or retired, leaving them free to roam around like adolescents in the prime of their lives and uninhibited. Clarke chose the original title, The Last of the Summer Wine, to convey the idea that the characters are not in the autumn of their lives but the summer though it may be "the last of the summer".
BBC producers hated this at first and insisted that it remain a temporary working title, while the cast worried that viewers would forget the name of the show. The working title was changed to The Library Mob, a reference to one of the trio's regular haunts early in the show. Clarke switched back to his original preference shortly before production began, a title, shortened to Last of the Summer Wine after the pilot show; the Last of the Summer Wine premiered as an episode of BBC's Comedy Playhouse on 4 January 1973. The pilot, "Of Funerals and Fish", received enough positive response that a full series was commissioned to be broadcast before the end of the year. Although the initial series did not do well in the ratings, the BBC ordered a second series in 1975; the site for the exterior shots of Last of the Summer Wine was, in part, suggested by television producer Barry Took, familiar with the area. Took had, in the 1950s, toured as a stand-up comic appearing at working men's clubs. One such appearance was at Burnlee Working Men's Club, a club in the small West Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, Took saw Holmfirth's potential as the backdrop of a television show.
Twenty years he returned to Holmfirth, where he filmed an
Margaretta Scott was an English stage and television actress whose career spanned over seventy years. She is best remembered for playing the eccentric widow Mrs. Pumphrey in the BBC television series All Creatures Great and Small. Scott was born in London in 1912 to Bertha Eugene and Hugh Arthur Scott, a distinguished music critic, she trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Scott began acting as a child, giving private performances of verse-speaking and dance drama for her family and their friends. In 1926, at the age of 14, she made her acting debut on the London stage as Mercutio's Page in a Fellowship of Players revival of Romeo and Juliet. Scott became a leading exponent of the work of William Shakespeare through a series of notable performances in the early and mid-1930s: Cast firstly as the Player Queen and Ophelia in Hamlet, she followed this with Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing for the Oxford University Dramatic Society, she appeared as Viola at the New Theatre and as Ophelia and Juliet in a couple of BBC radio productions in 1932.
In 1933 she played the first of four summer seasons at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park. She played Lavinia in George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion with the rehearsals under the supervision of the author himself. In 1936 Scott was cast as Rosaline in one of the great productions of Love's Labours Lost at the Old Vic and in the following year performed in more Shakespeare which included her last appearance at the Open Air Theatre until 1984 in Ring Round the Moon. In addition to these classical roles, Scott's credits in contemporary drama have included the premieres of Emlyn Williams' A Murder Has Been Arranged, MacLeish's Panic, Morna Stuart's Traitor's Gate and Sidney Howard's Alien Corn. By 1939 Scott had become one of the United Kingdom's leading young stage actresses. Scott was a signatory of the document that established Equity, the British actors' trade union, in 1934. Scott's screen career began in 1934 when she made an uncredited appearance in Alexander Korda's The Private Life of Don Juan.
Thereafter she reprised her stage role of Leonora Stafford in the film version of the Ben Travers' Aldwych farce Dirty Work with Robertson Hare and Ralph Lynn and appeared in Herbert Wilcox's Peg of Old Drury with Anna Neagle before again joining Alexander Korda in 1936. Engaged by Korda, Scott made three pictures for London Films: Things to Come as Roxana/Rowana in H. G. Wells' adaptation of his novel with Ralph Richardson, Raymond Massey and Ann Todd. Action for Slander. Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Throughout the war Scott continued to perform in theatrical productions both at home and abroad, touring North Africa and Italy with ENSA in 1944. In addition to seasons at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford upon Avon in 1941 and 1942, her stage credits included Clare Boothe's Margin for Error, the premiere of James Bridie's The Holy Isle and the first British productions of Lillian Hellman's play Watch on the Rhine and John Patrick's The Hasty Heart, her screen roles meanwhile included Judith Bentley in The Girl in the News, Marcia Royd in Anthony Asquith's comedy Quiet Wedding, Atlantic Ferry, Sabotage at Sea and Alicia in the Gainsborough Pictures melodrama, Fanny by Gaslight.
In the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s Scott continued to play a wide range of roles on stage and screen. Her association with Shakespeare was maintained with performances in the first 1946 television productions of The Merchant of Venice and Othello and, on stage, in Macbeth and Hamlet, in addition to other productions at the Fortune, Saville and Her Majesty's theatres in London. At this time, she appeared in pictures such as The Man from Morocco, Where's Charley?, Town on Trial, The Scamp and Crescendo. Scott was active on the concert platform as a narrator/speaker under the batons of Sir Henry Wood, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir David Willcocks and Sir John Pritchard performing scores by Grieg, Purcell, Elgar and her late husband, the British composer, John Wooldridge. Over the course of the next three decades Scott appeared on stage throughout the United Kingdom and toured in plays abroad including the Far East and North and South Africa. Apart from world premieres of contemporary plays such as Aunt Edwina with Henry Kendall directed by the author William Douglas Home.
Her last West End role was with Leo McKern in the revival of Hobson's Choice directed by Frank Hauser. Scott was one of the first women to perform Shakespeare on television, in the role of Beatrice in a stage production of Much Ado About Nothing broadcast by the BBC in 1937. In 1946, she portrayed Portia in a made for television production of The Merchant of Venice. For twenty-five years, from the 1970s, Scott played a number of distinguished parts in popular television dramas; these included Lord Peter Wimsey, Elizabeth R, The Duchess of Duke Street, Downstairs and for several years as Mrs Pumphrey with her Pekingese, Tricki Woo, in the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. "Ma was 65 when she was cast as Mrs Pumphrey," explain