Liz Smith

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 69
Betty Gleadle, known by the stage name Liz Smith, was an English character actress, known for her roles in BBC sitcoms, including as Annie Brandon in I Didn't Know You Cared (1975–79), the sisters Bette and Belle in 2point4 Children (1991–99), Letitia Cropley in The Vicar of Dibley (1994–96) and Norma Speakman ("Nana") in The Royle Family (1998–2006). read more

Betty Gleadle, known by the stage name Liz Smith, was an English character actress, known for her roles in BBC sitcoms, including as Annie Brandon in I Didn't Know You Cared (1975–79), the sisters Bette and Belle in 2point4 Children (1991–99), Letitia Cropley in The Vicar of Dibley (1994–96) and Norma Speakman ("Nana") in The Royle Family (1998–2006). She also played Zillah in Lark Rise to Candleford (2008) and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1984 film A Private Function.

Birth Name

Betty Gleadle

Born

Sunday, 11 December 1921

Died

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Actress Filmography

The Tunnel Harriet Stone 2013
City of Ember Granny 2008
Flick Ma 2008
Lark Rise to Candleford Zillah 2008
The Graham Norton Show Self 2007
Ugly Betty Herself 2006
The Magic Flute The Old Papagena 2006
Keeping Mum Mrs. Parker 2005
Oliver Twist Old Woman 2005
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Mrs. Mulch (voice) / Mrs. Mulch 2005
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

The Tunnel Harriet Stone 2013
City of Ember Granny 2008
Flick Ma 2008
Lark Rise to Candleford Zillah 2008
The Graham Norton Show Self 2007
Ugly Betty Herself 2006
The Magic Flute The Old Papagena 2006
Keeping Mum Mrs. Parker 2005
Oliver Twist Old Woman 2005
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Mrs. Mulch (voice) / Mrs. Mulch 2005
Dead Cool Liz 2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Grandma Georgina 2005
The Paul O'Grady Show Herself 2004
Nero Soothsayer 2004
Between the Sheets Audrey Delany 2003
V Graham Norton Self 2002
The Jury Norma Speakman 2002
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Self 2001
Animated Tales of the World Third Aunt 2001
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Peg Sliderskew 2001
A Christmas Carol Joyce 2000
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades Delfina 2000
Doctors Agatha Clifford 2000
A Christmas Carol Mrs Dilber / Mrs. Dilber 1999
Oliver Twist Sally 1999
Loose Women Herself 1999
Tom's Midnight Garden Mrs. Willows / Mrs Willows 1999
Alice in Wonderland Miss Lory 1999
Tube Tales Old Lady (segment "Horny") / Older Lady (Horny) 1999
The Canterbury Tales The Hag 1998
The Royle Family Norma 'Nana' Speakman, Norma Speakman / Norma 'Nana' Speakman, Norma Speakman 1998
So Graham Norton Self 1998
The Revengers' Comedies Winnie 1998
A Merry War Mrs. Meakin / Mrs Meakin 1997
Trial & Retribution Mrs. Dorothy Norton 1997
The View Herself 1997
Secrets & Lies Cat Owner / Woman with cat 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Herself 1996
Haunted Old Gypsy Woman 1995
The Vicar of Dibley Letitia Cropley 1994
Takin' Over the Asylum Harriet 1994
Son of the Pink Panther Marta Balls 1993
Piccolo grande amore Queen Mother / regina madre 1993
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Delfina 1992
Bottom Fortune Teller 1991
2point4 Children Bette, Aunt Belle, Bette and Belle, Bette Gates / Aunt Belle 1991
Performance Anyula 1991
Cluedo Mrs. White 1990
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Grace 1989
Screen One Mrs. Thompson 1989
Apartment Zero Mary Louise McKinney 1989
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool Mrs. Rigby 1989
Young Charlie Chaplin Mrs. Greenwood 1989
Making Out Muriel 1989
We Think the World of You Millie / Millie Burney 1988
High Spirits Mrs. Plunkett / Mrs Plunkett 1988
A Bit of Fry and Laurie Woman Returning Suits 1987
Little Dorrit Mrs. Bangham, Midwife 1987
Ruth Rendell Mysteries Lena Finn 1987
Worlds Beyond Mrs. Watts 1986
The Life and Loves of a She-Devil Mrs. Fisher 1986
Nightlife Self 1986
Casualty Tillie 1986
Harem Mrs. Pendleton 1986
Lovejoy Florence 1986
All in Good Faith Annie Freeman 1985
Screen Two Agent, Gran, Mrs. Slatterthwaite 1985
A Private Function Mother 1984
A Christmas Carol Mrs. Dilber 1984
Singles Mrs. Phelps 1984
One by One Gran Turner 1984
Partners in Crime Hannah Macpherson 1983
Curse of the Pink Panther Marta Balls 1983
Frontline Herself, Herself, gossip columnist (1976-1991), New York Daily News 1983
Separate Tables Miss Meacham 1983
Fanny Hill Mrs. Jones 1983
Trail of the Pink Panther Martha Balls (archive footage) / Martha Balls 1982
Britannia Hospital Maisie 1982
The French Lieutenant's Woman Mrs. Fairley 1981
The Monster Club Villager 1981
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End Lady Phillipa of Staines 1980
The Gentle Touch Edna Slater 1980
Agatha Flora 1979
Blankety Blank Herself 1979
Hazell Mrs. Scroop 1978
The Duellists Fortune Teller 1977
The Stick Up Hotel Manageress 1977
The Hunchback of Notre Dame La Falourdel 1976
The Duchess of Duke Street Nanny 1976
Ripping Yarns Mrs. Bag 1976
Arena Mrs. Thornley / Pat's Mother 1975
I Didn't Know You Cared Mrs Brandon, Mrs. Brandon 1975
The Sweeney Mrs. Davies, Landlady 1975
David Copperfield Mrs. Heep 1974
Within These Walls Tottie Dowd 1974
Last of the Summer Wine Housekeeper 1973
Rainbow Auntie Liz 1972
Crown Court Mrs. Flynn, Kitty Ross, Mrs. Fowkes 1972
Bleak Moments Pat's mother 1971
Play for Today Elfie, Keith's Granny, Mrs. Matthews, Mrs. Oxfam, Mrs. Pritchett, Mrs. Thornley 1970
Leo the Last Raving tenant 1970
In Loving Memory Hilda Pardoe 1969
Bootsie and Snudge Mrs. Partridge 1960
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