Annette Crosbie

Annette Crosbie

Gender: Female
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1934-02-12 (88 years old)

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Biography

Annette Crosbie (born 12 February 1934) is a Scottish actor. She is best known for her role as Margaret Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000). She twice won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress, for The Six Wives of Henry VIII in 1971 and Edward the Seventh. In 1976, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1976 film The Slipper and the Rose and she won the award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for the same role. Her other film appearances include The Pope Must Die (1991), Shooting Fish (1997), The Debt Collector (1999), Calendar Girls (2003) and Into the Woods (2014).

Personal Life

Crosbie was married to Michael Griffiths, the father of her son Owen and daughter Selina, who is also an actor.She is a campaigner for greyhound welfare. From 2003, she was President of the League Against Cruel Sports.She lives in Wimbledon, London

Early Life

Crosbie was born in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, to Presbyterian parents who disapproved of her becoming an actress. Nevertheless, she joined the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School while still in her teens. She began her career with the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre Company in 1956. She was educated at Boroughmuir High School in Edinburgh. Her big break came in 1970 when she was cast as Catherine of Aragon in the BBC television series The Six Wives of Henry VIII, for which she won the 1971 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress. In 1973, she starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave in the BBC serial A Picture of Katherine Mansfield.In 1975, Crosbie made a similar impact as another queen, Queen Victoria, in the ITV period drama Edward the Seventh, for which she won the 1976 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress. She played Cinderella's fairy godmother in The Slipper and the Rose, which was chosen as the Royal Film Première for 1976. In that film, Crosbie sang the Sherman Brothers' song, "Suddenly It Happens". Crosbie voiced the character of Galadriel in Ralph Bakshi's animated movie, The Lord of the Rings, filmed in 1978. In 1980, she played the abbess in Hawk the Slayer. In 1986, she appeared as the vicar's wife in Paradise Postponed.Crosbie's next major role was as Margaret Meldrew, the long-suffering wife of Victor Meldrew (Richard Wilson) in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000) for which she is best known. She also played Janet, the housekeeper to Dr. Finlay, in the 1993–96 revival of A. J. Cronin's popular stories. She also had a poignant role in the thriller The Debt Collector (1999).Crosbie's other roles include playing the monkey-lover Ingrid Strange in an episode of Jonathan Creek (1997), Edith Sparshott in An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997–2001), and Jessie in the film Calendar Girls (2003).In 2008 she appeared in a BBC adaptation of Little Dorrit. In 2009 she played Sadie Cairncross in the BBC television series Hope Springs. In 2010, Crosbie appeared in the Doctor Who episode "The Eleventh Hour" and in an episode of New Tricks. In 2014 Crosbie appeared in the movies What We Did on Our Holiday and Into the Woods. In 2015 she appeared in a BBC adaptation of Cider with Rosie. In 2016 she appeared in the new film version of Dad's Army. In 2019 she appeared in an episode of Call the Midwife.In 2020, she appeared in an episode of the second season of After Life, a British black comedy-drama series created, written, produced and directed by Ricky Gervais, which premiered on Netflix.

Filmography

All 82

Movies 44

TV shows 38

Self 1

Voice 1

Edna
Dial M for Middlesbrough (2019)

Dial M for Middlesbrough (2019)

Movie
Alice
Eat Locals (2017)

Eat Locals (2017)

Movie
Queen Charlotte
Henry IX (2017)

Henry IX (2017)

TV show
Margaret Meldrew (archive footage) (uncredited)
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016)

British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016)

Movie
Cissy Godfrey
Dad's Army (2016)

Dad's Army (2016)

Movie
Granny Trill
Cider with Rosie (2015)

Cider with Rosie (2015)

Movie
Granny
Into the Woods (2014)

Into the Woods (2014)

Movie
6.68
Doreen
What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

Movie
8
Nonna Dog
Lily's Driftwood Bay (2014)

Lily's Driftwood Bay (2014)

TV show
Sadie Cairncross
Hope Springs (2009)

Hope Springs (2009)

TV show
Self - Storyteller
CBeebies Bedtime Stories (2009)

CBeebies Bedtime Stories (2009)

TV show
Mrs Berry
Viva Blackpool (2006)

Viva Blackpool (2006)

Movie
Julie's Mum
Footprints in the Snow (2005)

Footprints in the Snow (2005)

Movie
Mrs Angelo
Doctor Who (2005)

Doctor Who (2005)

TV show
6.2
Mrs. Kinross
Quite Ugly One Morning (2004)

Quite Ugly One Morning (2004)

Movie
Jessie
Calendar Girls (2003)

Calendar Girls (2003)

Movie
8
The Terry and Gaby Show (2003)

The Terry and Gaby Show (2003)

TV show
Sheila Greenfield
Bodily Harm (2002)

Bodily Harm (2002)

Movie
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2001)

Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2001)

TV show
Rose Buttimore
Murder in Mind (2001)

Murder in Mind (2001)

TV show
Moira Bowen
Waking the Dead (2000)

Waking the Dead (2000)

TV show
4.67
Mrs Bedwin
Oliver Twist (1999)

Oliver Twist (1999)

TV show
1
Lana
The Debt Collector (1999)

The Debt Collector (1999)

Movie
2
Underworld (1997)

Underworld (1997)

TV show
Edith Sparshott / Mrs Sparshott / Mrs. Sparshott
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997)

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997)

TV show
Mrs Cummins
Shooting Fish (1997)

Shooting Fish (1997)

Movie
Granny Weatherwax
Wyrd Sisters (1997)

Wyrd Sisters (1997)

TV show
4
Ingrid Strange
Jonathan Creek (1997)

Jonathan Creek (1997)

TV show
Midsomer Murders (1997)

Midsomer Murders (1997)

TV show
6
Dr. Elizabeth MacKay
Flowers Of The Forest (1996)

Flowers Of The Forest (1996)

Movie
Nervous Energy (1995)

Nervous Energy (1995)

Movie
Mrs. Dwyer
Solitaire for 2 (1995)

Solitaire for 2 (1995)

Movie
1st Labour MP
Message for Posterity (1994)

Message for Posterity (1994)

Movie
Margaret Meldrew
One Foot in the Algarve (1993)

One Foot in the Algarve (1993)

Movie
Janet MacPherson
Doctor Finlay (1993)

Doctor Finlay (1993)

TV show
Dr Johnson
Leon The Pig Farmer (1993)

Leon The Pig Farmer (1993)

Movie
Penelope Stirling
Heartbeat (1992)

Heartbeat (1992)

TV show
9
Mother Superior
The Pope Must Die (1991)

The Pope Must Die (1991)

Movie
Dr. Galina Petrovna
Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991)

Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991)

Movie
Margaret Meldrew
One Foot In The Grave (1990)

One Foot In The Grave (1990)

TV show
5
Connie Tapscott
Summer's Lease (1989)

Summer's Lease (1989)

TV show
Liz
Take Me Home (1989)

Take Me Home (1989)

TV show
Joyce Watkins
Colin's Sandwich (1988)

Colin's Sandwich (1988)

TV show
Mrs. Miller
Game, Set, and Match (1988)

Game, Set, and Match (1988)

TV show
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)

TV show
6
Dorothy Simcox
Paradise Postponed (1986)

Paradise Postponed (1986)

TV show
Dorothy Simcox
Paradise Postponed (1986)

Paradise Postponed (1986)

Movie
Dionyza
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984)

Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984)

Movie
Kirsten Lindstrom
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)

Ordeal by Innocence (1984)

Movie
Aspel & Company (1984)

Aspel & Company (1984)

TV show
Taggart (1983)

Taggart (1983)

TV show
6
Duchess of York
The Tragedy of Richard III (1983)

The Tragedy of Richard III (1983)

Movie
Lizzy
The Disappearance of Harry (1982)

The Disappearance of Harry (1982)

Movie
Nanny
Jessie (1980)

Jessie (1980)

Movie
Abbess
Hawk the Slayer (1980)

Hawk the Slayer (1980)

Movie
Arsinoe
The Misanthrope (1980)

The Misanthrope (1980)

Movie
Maria
Twelfth Night (1980)

Twelfth Night (1980)

Movie
Kassandra
Of Mycenae and Men (1979)

Of Mycenae and Men (1979)

Movie
BBC Television Shakespeare (1978)

BBC Television Shakespeare (1978)

TV show
Galadriel (voice)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)

The Lord of the Rings (1978)

Movie
8.33
Lillie (1978)

Lillie (1978)

TV show
4.33
Helen Langrishe
Langrishe, Go Down (1978)

Langrishe, Go Down (1978)

Movie
Actress
Mr. Smith (1976)

Mr. Smith (1976)

Movie
Fairy Godmother
The Slipper and the Rose (1976)

The Slipper and the Rose (1976)

Movie
Queen Victoria
Edward the Seventh (1975)

Edward the Seventh (1975)

TV show
The Edwardians (1972)

The Edwardians (1972)

TV show
The General's Day (1972)

The General's Day (1972)

Movie
Miss Framer
Follow Me! (1972)

Follow Me! (1972)

Movie
Joy
A Splinter of Ice (1972)

A Splinter of Ice (1972)

Movie
Jean Crowe
Killing Time (1970)

Killing Time (1970)

Movie
Katherine
The Lie (1970)

The Lie (1970)

Movie
Play for Today (1970)

Play for Today (1970)

TV show
Mrs. Darbon
Shadows of Fear (1970)

Shadows of Fear (1970)

TV show
Miss Cooper
Separate Tables (1970)

Separate Tables (1970)

Movie
Catherine of Aragon
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)

TV show
Callan (1967)

Callan (1967)

TV show
Frances Trebell
Play of the Month (1965)

Play of the Month (1965)

TV show
Mrs. White
Sky West and Crooked (1965)

Sky West and Crooked (1965)

Movie
The Wednesday Play (1964)

The Wednesday Play (1964)

TV show
No Hiding Place (1959)

No Hiding Place (1959)

TV show
1st Waitress
The Bridal Path (1959)

The Bridal Path (1959)

Movie
Maisie Gifford
The House on the Hill

The House on the Hill

TV show

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1934-02-12 (88 years old)

Place of birth
Gorebridge, United Kingdom

Children
Selina Griffiths

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Awards
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

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Peter Barkworth
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Peter Capaldi
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Richard Wilson
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Patrick Godfrey
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Christopher Benjamin
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Andrew Tiernan
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John Woodvine
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Hilary Mason
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John Sessions
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Adjoa Andoh
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Peter Copley
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Ron Cook
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Daniel Mays
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June Whitfield
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Warren Mitchell
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Norman Bird
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Jill Bennett
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Diana Rigg
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3 TV shows
David de Keyser
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Tom Chadbon
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