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Full Name
Helen Margaret Stronach

15 June 1942 (age 81) (
Oldham, Lancashire, England

Peter Handford (m. 1964–2007)

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Helen Fraser (born Helen Margaret Stronach; born 15 June 1942 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English actress, who has appeared in many television series since the early 1960s. For international audiences, she may be best known for her roles in Billy Liar (1963) and Repulsion (1965). She is also well known for portraying the role of miserable warder Sylvia Hollamby in the prison drama series Bad Girls. She appeared in the series from the very first episode in 1999 to the very last in 2006.


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She trained at RADA alongside Tom Courtenay and John Thaw, among others. She got her breakthrough role alongside Courtenay in Billy Liar (1963). They later played the parents of character Dave Best in the Christmas special of The Royle Family (2008).

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She is best known to television viewers for her long-running role in the ITV women's prison drama Bad Girls as unpleasant warder Sylvia Hollamby from the very first episode in 1999 to the very last in 2006. She reprised the role in the West End production of Bad Girls: The Musical in 2007.

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She made her TV debut in the early 1960s and her credits include Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, The Likely Lads, Doctor in the House,The Dustbinmen, On the Buses, Rising Damp, Tales of the Unexpected, Duty Free, One Foot in the Grave and Casualty. She also worked on TV with comedians like Dick Emery and the Two Ronnies in the 1970s.

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She has also appeared on stage, including with the Royal National Theatre, in the West End and in regional theatres across the country. In 2009 and 2010 she toured the UK as Mrs Fisher in a stage version of Billy Liar. In 2011 she joined the tour of Calendar Girls.

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Fraser has appeared in the ITV soap Coronation Street twice - in 1998 as Magenta Savannah and again in 2013 as Doris Babbage.

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In 2015 she appeared in an episode of the BBC daytime soap Doctors.

Personal life

In 1964 she married the recording engineer Peter Handford, the couple had met on the set of Billy Liar. Handford died in 2007. Fraser lives in Eye, Suffolk.


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