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Wendy Craig

Mostly Credited As: Wendy Craig
Date Of Birth: June 20, 1934 (Age 80)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Sacriston, Durham, England
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Wendy Craig


Something of a national treasure, Wendy Craig returns in The Royal (7pm, ITV1).
Wendy knew when she saw her first pantomime as a child that she wanted to act - looking back, she describes her younger self as a bit of a drama queen. But it took years of slogging away with small stage and screen roles before she found herself getting her big break...
That finally came in 1963, in British film The Servant, alongside Dirk Bogarde and Sarah Miles, while 1980s The Nanny (which she both co-wrote and starred in) saw her performing opposite screen legend Bette Davis. She rounded off the decade with hit series Not In Front Of The Children, for which she won a Bafta.
Wendy's heyday came in the 1970s, with shows such as And Mother Makes Three, And Mother Makes Five, and Carla Lane's classic comedy Butterflies - which actually ran until 1983. More comedy - her forte - was to follow, with Laura And Disorder (which she also co-wrote) in 1989 and Brighton Belles (the British version of The Golden Girls) in 1993. In the 1980s, she also branched out into publishing, with her successful Busy Mum's cookbook - the real Wendy is clearly a far cry from her chaotic character, Ria, in Butterflies!
Now a youthful-looking 76, with regular roles in The Royal and the updated series of Reggie Perrin, Wendy has found a new lease of life.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Reggie Perrin (2009)As: Marion
The Royal (2003)As: Matron
The Forsyte Saga (2002) (2002)As: Aunt Juley Forsyte Small
Brighton Belles (1993)As: Annie
Laura And Disorder (1989)As: Laura Kingsley
The Nanny (UK) (1981)As: Barbara Gray
Butterflies (1978)As: Ria Parkinson
And Mother Makes Five (1974)As: Sally Redway
And Mother Makes Three (1971)As: Sally Harrison
Not in Front of the Children (1967)As: Jennifer Corner
Episode Cast Credits 

Agatha Christie's Marple (2004) 
  Endless Night 06x03: (Dec/29/2013) As Marjorie 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 3, Show 142 03x142: (Mar/28/2013) As Herself 

Doctors (2000) 
  Kiss and Tell 14x199: (Feb/26/2013) As Edith Jessop 
  Fiddler on the Roof 08x72: (Oct/18/2006) As Brenda Knight 

Casualty (1986) 
  All The Time In The World 25x18: (Jan/02/2011) As Verity Lang 

Drama Trails (2010) 
  Bad Girls to Cold Blood 01x04: (Aug/22/2010) As Herself 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 5, Episode 24 05x24: (Oct/29/2009) As Herself 

Masterpiece (1971) 
  The Forsyte Saga, I (5) 32x05: (Nov/03/2002) As Aunt Juley 
  The Forsyte Saga, I (4) 32x04: (Oct/27/2002) As Aunt Juley 

Midsomer Murders (1998) 
  A Worm in the Bud 05x02: (Jun/23/2002) As Victoria Bartlett, [Starring Roles]

Pebble Mill (1991) 
  Series 5, Show 36 05x36: (Dec/07/1995) As Herself 

The Animals Roadshow (1987) 
  Series 3, Episode 2 03x02: (Apr/02/1989) As Herself 

Blankety Blank (1979) 
  Series 2, Christmas Special 02x17: (Dec/25/1979) As Herself 
  Series 2, Show 14 02x14: (Dec/06/1979) As Herself 
  Series 2, Show 2 02x02: (Sep/13/1979) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 9 01x09: (Mar/22/1979) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  George Carlin/Janis Ian & Billy Preston 01x01: (Oct/11/1975) As Academy of Better Careers Pitchman, [Uncredited]

This Is Your Life (UK) (1955) 
  Wendy Craig 10x12: (Feb/11/1970) As Herself 

Out of the Unknown (1965) 
  Satisfaction Guaranteed 02x12: (Dec/29/1966) As Claire Belmont 

Danger Man (1960) 
  I Can Only Offer You Sherry 03x17: (Jan/20/1966) As Jean Smith 
  The Gallows Tree 01x23: (Apr/09/1961) As Jean 

Theatre 625 (1964) 
  Women in Crisis #1: Husband and Wife 02x01: (Sep/20/1964) As Susan Peel 

Room At The Bottom (1964) (1964) 
  It Came from Outer Hollywood 01x02: (Jun/14/1964) As .. 
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The Nanny (UK) (1981)• Creator

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