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Occupation
  
Actress

Height
  
1.61 m

Role
  
Actress


Name
  
Prunella Scales

Years active
  
1952-present

Spouse
  
Timothy West (m. 1963)

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Full Name
  
Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth

Born
  
22 June 1932 (age 91) (
1932-06-22
)
Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England

Children
  
Samuel West, Joseph West, Juliet West

Parents
  
Catherine Scales, John Richardson Illingworth

Movies and TV shows
  
Fawlty Towers, Marriage Lines, Horrid Henry: The Movie, Howards End, Hobson's Choice

Similar People
  
Timothy West, Connie Booth, Samuel West, Andrew Sachs, John Cleese

Prunella scales


Prunella Scales CBE (born Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth; 22 June 1932) is an English actress best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution (Screen One, BBC 1991) by Alan Bennett.

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Early life

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Scales was born in Sutton Abinger, Surrey, the daughter of Catherine (née Scales), an actress, and John Richardson Illingworth, a cotton salesman. She attended Moira House Girls School, Eastbourne.

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Scales' parents moved their family to Bucks Mill near Bideford in Devon in 1939 during World War II.

Career

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Scales started her career in 1951 as an assistant stage manager at the Bristol Old Vic. Throughout her career, Scales has often been cast in comic roles. Her early work included the second UK adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (1952), Hobson's Choice (1954), Room at the Top (1959) and Waltz of the Toreadors (1962).

Her career break came with the early 1960s sitcom Marriage Lines starring opposite Richard Briers. In addition to Fawlty Towers, she has had roles in BBC Radio 4 sitcoms, and comedy series including After Henry, Smelling of Roses and Ladies of Letters; on television she starred in the London Weekend Television/Channel 4 series Mapp & Lucia based on the novels by E. F. Benson. She played Queen Elizabeth II in Alan Bennett's A Question of Attribution.

In 1973, Scales was cast with Ronnie Barker in One Man's Meat which formed part of Barker's Seven of One series, also for the BBC. Her later film appearances include Escape from the Dark (1976), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978), The Boys From Brazil (1978), The Wicked Lady (1983), The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987), Stiff Upper Lips (1997), Howards End (1992) and Wolf (1994). For the BBC Television Shakespeare production of The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982) she played Mistress Page and the Theatre Night series (BBC) she appeared with her husband Timothy West in the Joe Orton farce What the Butler Saw (1987) playing Mrs Prentice.

For ten years, Prunella appeared with Jane Horrocks in advertisements for UK supermarket chain Tesco. In 1996, Scales starred in the television film, Lord of Misrule, alongside Richard Wilson, Emily Mortimer and Stephen Moyer. The film was directed by Guy Jenkins and filming took place in Fowey in Cornwall. In 1997, Scales starred in Chris Barfoot's science-fiction film short Phoenix which was first aired in 1999 by NBC Universal's Sci Fi Channel. Scales played 'The Client', an evil government minister funding inter-genetic time travel experiments. The same year she played Dr. Minny Stinkler in the comedy film Mad Cows, directed by Sara Sugarman.

In 2000 she appeared in the film The Ghost of Greville Lodge as Sarah. In 2003, she appeared as Hilda, "she who must be obeyed", wife of Horace Rumpole in four BBC Radio 4 plays, with Timothy West playing her fictional husband. Scales and West toured Australia at the same time in different productions. Scales appeared in a one-woman show called "An Evening with Queen Victoria", which also featured the tenor Ian Partridge singing songs written by Prince Albert.

Also in 2003, she voiced the speaking ("cawing") role of Magpie, the eponymous thief in a recording of Gioachino Rossini's opera La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie).

In 2006, she appeared alongside Academy Award winners Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell in the mini-series The Shell Seekers.

On 16 November 2007, Scales appeared in Children in Need, reprising her role as Sybil Fawlty, the new manager who wants to take over Hotel Babylon. She appeared in the audio play The Youth of Old Age, produced in 2008 by the Wireless Theatre Company, and available to download free of charge on their website. She appeared in a production of Carrie's War, the Nina Bawden novel, at the Apollo Theatre in 2009.

John Cleese said in an interview on 8 May 2009 that the role of Sybil Fawlty was originally offered to Bridget Turner, who turned down the part, claiming "it wasn't right for her".

She starred in the 2011 British live-action 3D family comedy film Horrid Henry: The Movie as the titular character's Great Aunt Greta.

Prunella Scales appeared in a short audio story, Dandruff Hits the Turtleneck, written by John Mayfield, and available for download.

She starred in a Virgin Short "Stranger Danger" alongside Roderick Cowie in 2012. In 2013 she made a guest appearance in the popular BBC radio comedy Cabin Pressure as Wendy Crieff, the mother of Captain Martin Crieff.

Alongside West, she has appeared in Great Canal Journeys for Channel 4. Stuart Heritage, writing for The Guardian in November 2016, commented that it "is ultimately a work about a devoted couple facing something huge together. It’s a beautiful, meditative programme".

Personal life

Prunella is married to the actor Timothy West, with whom she has two sons; the elder is actor and director Samuel West. She also has a step daughter, Juliet by husband Timothy West's first marriage.

Her biography, Prunella, written by Teresa Ransom, was published by John Murray in 2005.

She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1992 Birthday Honours List. Her husband Timothy West received the same honour in the 1984 Birthday Honours List.

Other activities

Scales is an ambassador of SOS Children's Villages charity. an international orphan charity providing homes and mothers for orphaned and abandoned children. She supports the charity's annual World Orphan Week campaign, which takes place each February.

Scales is a patron of the Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham.

In 2005, she named the P&O cruise ship, Artemis.

Later life

In January 2013, Scales told the Daily Mail that her short term memory was fading. In addition, she could not remember the year of birth of her two sons, nor when she married West. In March 2014, her husband told The Guardian that Scales was living with Alzheimer's disease. She and Timothy West discussed practical measures in a radio programme about age and dementia on BBC Radio 4 in December 2014. In August 2015, it was reported that Scales's condition had worsened considerably to the point that she can barely remember any of her fifty-three years of marriage to West.

Filmography

Actress
2014
Sub Rosa (Short) as
Madame
2013
The Ogre Hunters (Short) as
Grandma
2013
The Phone Call (Short) as
Joan
2012
Stranger Danger (Short) as
Violet Mangham
2012
Run for Your Wife as
Woman at pub
2011
Horrid Henry: The Movie as
Great Aunt Greta
2011
The Royal (TV Series) as
Red Admiral
- Dead Air (2011) - Red Admiral
2010
Seasons (Video short)
2008
Marple (TV Series) as
Mrs Mackenzie
- A Pocket Full of Rye (2008) - Mrs Mackenzie
2007
Children in Need (TV Series) as
Sybil Fawlty
- Episode #1.28 (2007) - Sybil Fawlty
2007
Think (Short) as
Customer
2006
The Shell Seekers (TV Mini Series) as
Dolly Keeling
- Episode #1.2 (2006) - Dolly Keeling
- Episode #1.1 (2006) - Dolly Keeling
2006
Helix (Short) as
Gemima Barrington-Law
2006
Mr. Loveday's Little Outing (TV Movie) as
Lady Moping
2005
Where the Heart Is (TV Series) as
Hattie Dymchurch
- When All This Is Over (2005) - Hattie Dymchurch
2004
Casualty (TV Series) as
Jocelyn Anderson
- Out with a Bang (2004) - Jocelyn Anderson
2004
Brand Spanking (Short) as
Voice of Morphinalax
2004
Gertrude (Video short) as
Gertrude
2003
Tesco Roger Moore James Bond Style Television Commercial (Video short) as
Dotty
2003
Looking for Victoria (TV Movie) as
Presenter / Queen Victoria
2003
Johnny English as
The Queen (uncredited)
2002
Dickens (TV Mini Series) as
Elizabeth Dickens
- Secrets (2002) - Elizabeth Dickens
2002
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (TV Movie) as
Grace
2001
Tesco: BBQ (Video short) as
Dotty
2001
Station Jim (TV Movie) as
Queen Victoria
2001
The Human Face (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Pet Shop Owner
- Beauty (2001) - Pet Shop Owner
2001
Silent Witness (TV Series) as
Anne Parker
- Faith: Part 2 (2001) - Anne Parker
- Faith: Part 1 (2001) - Anne Parker
2001
Animated Tales of the World (TV Series) as
Narrator
- Ewenn Congar: A Story from France (2001) - Narrator (voice)
2000
Tesco: VIP (Video short) as
Dotty
2000
The Ghost of Greville Lodge as
Sarah
2000
Midsomer Murders (TV Series) as
Eleanor Bunsall
- Beyond the Grave (2000) - Eleanor Bunsall
1999
An Ideal Husband as
Lady Markby
1999
Tesco: Computer for Schools (Video short) as
Dotty
1999
Tesco: Millennium Bug (Video short) as
Dotty
1999
Tesco: Scan (Video short) as
Dotty
1999
The Big Knights (TV Series) as
Queen Melissa (voice)
1999
Mad Cows as
Dr. Minny Stinkler
1998
Keeping Mum (TV Series) as
Marjorie
- The Aunt (1998) - Marjorie
1998
Dennis the Menace (TV Series) as
Mrs. Duffel
- Summer Holiday (1998) - Mrs. Duffel (voice)
1997
Phoenix (Short) as
The Client
1997
Stiff Upper Lips as
Aunt Agnes
1996
Tesco: Packaged Holiday (Video short) as
Dotty
1996
Emma (TV Movie) as
Miss Bates
1996
Breaking the Code (TV Movie) as
Sara Turing
1996
Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series) as
Edith Disney
- An Advancement of Learning (1996) - Edith Disney
1996
Lord of Misrule (TV Movie) as
Shirley
1995
Tesco: Outpatient (Video short) as
Dotty
1995
The World of Lee Evans (TV Series) as
Mother
- The Late Shift/Meet the Folks (1995) - Mother
1995
Searching (TV Series) as
Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.7 (1995) - Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.6 (1995) - Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.5 (1995) - Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.4 (1995) - Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.3 (1995) - Mrs. Tilston
- Episode #1.1 (1995) - Mrs. Tilston
1995
Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini Series) as
Storyteller
- The Status Quo (1995) - Storyteller
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) - Storyteller
- Legal System (1995) - Storyteller
- Local Government (1995) - Storyteller
- Secrecy (1995) - Storyteller
- The Organisation (1995) - Storyteller
1995
Signs and Wonders (TV Series) as
Elizabeth Palmore
- Episode #1.4 (1995) - Elizabeth Palmore
- Episode #1.3 (1995) - Elizabeth Palmore
- Episode #1.2 (1995) - Elizabeth Palmore
- Episode #1.1 (1995) - Elizabeth Palmore
1995
An Awfully Big Adventure as
Rose
1994
Sherwood's Travels
1994
The English Programme (TV Series) as
Vicky Hobson
- Hobson's Choice: Part 4 (1994) - Vicky Hobson
- Hobson's Choice: Part 3 (1994) - Vicky Hobson
- Hobson's Choice: Part 2 (1994) - Vicky Hobson
- Hobson's Choice: Part 1 (1994) - Vicky Hobson
1994
Second Best as
Margery
1994
Wolf as
Maude
1994
Fair Game (TV Movie) as
Marjorie
1994
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series) as
Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
- The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1994) - Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (voice)
1994
The Rector's Wife (TV Mini Series) as
Marjorie Richardson
- Episode #1.4 (1994) - Marjorie Richardson
- Episode #1.2 (1994) - Marjorie Richardson
- Episode #1.1 (1994) - Marjorie Richardson
1994
Woodcock (TV Movie) as
Captain
1988
After Henry (TV Series) as
Sarah France
- The Other Married Man (1992) - Sarah France
- The Married Man (1992) - Sarah France
- Yes and No (1992) - Sarah France
- A Fully Extended Family (1992) - Sarah France
- Poor Relations (1992) - Sarah France
- Dependent Relatives (1992) - Sarah France
- Last Chances (1990) - Sarah France
- Family Album (1990) - Sarah France
- Unforeseen Circumstances (1990) - Sarah France
- Party Politics (1990) - Sarah France
- The Mysterious Affair at Bygone Books (1990) - Sarah France
- Charity (1990) - Sarah France
- Mr Fixit (1990) - Sarah France
- The Dinner Party (1990) - Sarah France
- Relative Movement (1990) - Sarah France
- Home Comforts (1990) - Sarah France
- Curiosity (1990) - Sarah France
- Mr Right (1990) - Sarah France
- A Week of Sundays (1989) - Sarah France
- Going Away (1989) - Sarah France
- Efficiency (1989) - Sarah France
- Idle Speculation (1989) - Sarah France
- Upstagers (1989) - Sarah France
- Out on a Limb (1989) - Sarah France
- Gossip (1989) - Sarah France
- Lines of Communication (1989) - Sarah France
- Wedding Bells (1989) - Sarah France
- The Cold (1989) - Sarah France
- Memory Games (1989) - Sarah France
- Open Secrets (1989) - Sarah France
- Intellectual Aspirations (1989) - Sarah France
- A Quiet Christmas (1988) - Sarah France
- The Birthday (1988) - Sarah France
- Romantic Complications (1988) - Sarah France
- Security (1988) - Sarah France
- The Teapot (1988) - Sarah France
- Phone Calls (1988) - Sarah France
- The Older Man (1988) - Sarah France
1992
Freddie as F.R.O.7. as
Queen / Additional Voices (voice)
1992
My Friend Walter (TV Movie) as
Aunt Elle
1992
Howards End as
Aunt Juley
1991
Screen One (TV Series) as
H.M.Q.
- A Question of Attribution (1991) - H.M.Q.
1990
Dirty Beasts (TV Movie) as
Narrator (voice)
1990
Revolting Rhymes (TV Movie) as
Narrator (voice)
1990
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (TV Movie) as
Fleecy Flock
1989
Screenplay (TV Series) as
Milly
- Beyond the Pale (1989) - Milly
1989
A Chorus of Disapproval as
Hannah Ap Llewellyn
1988
Thompson (TV Series) as
Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1988) - Various Roles
1988
Natural Causes (TV Movie) as
Celia Bryce
1988
Consuming Passions as
Ethel
1987
When We Are Married (TV Movie) as
Annie Parker
1987
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne as
Moira O'Neill
1987
Theatre Night (TV Series) as
Mrs. Prentice
- What the Butler Saw (1987) - Mrs. Prentice
1986
Unnatural Causes (TV Series) as
Judith
- Home Cooking (1986) - Judith
1985
Mapp & Lucia (TV Series) as
Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- Au Reservoir (1986) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- Worship (1986) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- Lady Bountiful (1986) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- Change and Change About (1986) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- Winner Takes All (1986) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- The Owl and the Pussycat (1985) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- Lobster Pots (1985) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- The Italian Connection (1985) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- Battle Stations (1985) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
- The Village Fete (1985) - Miss Elizabeth Mapp
1985
Mop and Smiff (TV Series short) as
Smiff
- The Snow (1986) - Smiff (voice)
- The Market (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Leaves (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The School (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Canal (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Treasure (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Carnival (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Camp (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Special Day (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Balloon (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Seaside (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Circus (1985) - Smiff (voice)
- The Hang Glider (1985) - Smiff (voice)
1985
Absurd Person Singular (TV Movie) as
Marion Brewster-Wright
1984
Let's Parlez Franglais (TV Series)
- La Eurovision Song Conest (1984)
1984
Weekend Playhouse (TV Series) as
Olive Dodd
- Grand Duo (1984) - Olive Dodd
1983
Wagner (TV Mini Series) as
Frau Pollert
1983
Singles (TV Movie) as
Gail
1983
The Wicked Lady as
Lady Kingsclere
1982
The Merry Wives of Windsor (TV Movie) as
Mistress Page
1982
Outside Edge (TV Movie) as
Miriam
1982
S.W.A.L.K. (TV Series) as
Aunt Patty
- Shaping Up (1982) - Aunt Patty
- Dem Old Dreams Are Only in Your Head (1982) - Aunt Patty
- Saturday Night Fever (1982) - Aunt Patty
- And Baby Makes Three (1982) - Aunt Patty
- Happy Ever After (1982) - Aunt Patty
- Introducing Amanda (1982) - Aunt Patty
1982
Never the Twain (TV Series) as
Susan Peel
- If You Knew Susan (1982) - Susan Peel
1981
Bergerac (TV Series) as
Gloria Gibbins
- Unlucky Dip (1981) - Gloria Gibbins
1970
Jackanory (TV Series) as
Storyteller
- Bogwoppit: Part 5 (1980) - Storyteller
- Bogwoppit: Part 4 (1980) - Storyteller
- Bogwoppit: Part 3 (1980) - Storyteller
- Bogwoppit: Part 2 (1980) - Storyteller
- Bogwoppit: Part 1 (1980) - Storyteller
- Penny Pony: Part 2 (1970) - Storyteller
- Penny Pony: Part 1 (1970) - Storyteller
- One's Pool: Part 3 (1970) - Storyteller
- One's Pool: Part 2 (1970) - Storyteller
- One's Pool: Part 1 (1970) - Storyteller
1979
Good King Memorex (Video) as
Sybil Fawlty
1975
Fawlty Towers (TV Series) as
Sybil Fawlty
- Basil the Rat (1979) - Sybil Fawlty
- The Anniversary (1979) - Sybil Fawlty
- The Kipper and the Corpse (1979) - Sybil Fawlty
- Waldorf Salad (1979) - Sybil Fawlty
- The Psychiatrist (1979) - Sybil Fawlty
- Communication Problems (1979) - Sybil Fawlty
- The Germans (1975) - Sybil Fawlty
- Gourmet Night (1975) - Sybil Fawlty
- The Hotel Inspectors (1975) - Sybil Fawlty
- The Wedding Party (1975) - Sybil Fawlty
- The Builders (1975) - Sybil Fawlty
- A Touch of Class (1975) - Sybil Fawlty
1978
Doris and Doreen (TV Movie) as
Doris
1978
Target (TV Series) as
Diana Blake
- A Good and Faithful Woman (1978) - Diana Blake
1978
The Boys from Brazil as
Mrs. Harrington
1978
The Hound of the Baskervilles as
Glynis
1978
Pickersgill People (TV Series) as
Mavis Blackhead
- The 15 Second Squeeze (1978) - Mavis Blackhead
1977
Mr. Big (TV Series) as
Dolly
- Vote for Rocksburgh (1977) - Dolly
- The Squatters (1977) - Dolly
- Easy Money (1977) - Dolly
- The Great Betting Shop Swindle (1977) - Dolly
- The Sheiks (1977) - Dolly
- Burgle My Neighbour (1977) - Dolly
- The Prune Case (1977) - Dolly
- The Ashes (1977) - Dolly
- The Gravy Train (1977) - Dolly
- The Hit Man (1977) - Dolly
- Going Straight (1977) - Dolly
- Three Nights at the Palace (1977) - Dolly
- The Bank Job (1977) - Dolly
1977
BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) as
Florence Farr
- The Achurch Letters (1977) - Florence Farr
1976
Lucky Feller (TV Series) as
Wedding Guest / The Farmer's Wife
- The Wedding (1976) - Wedding Guest
- A Night on the Moors (1976) - The Farmer's Wife
1976
The Littlest Horse Thieves as
Mrs. Sandman
1975
Decisions, Decisions (Video short)
1975
BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) as
Queen Jemima
- The Apple Cart (1975) - Queen Jemima
1974
Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) as
Dolly
- The Big Job (1974) - Dolly
1973
Crime of Passion (TV Series) as
Adele Breteau
- Henri (1973) - Adele Breteau
1973
7 of 1 (TV Series) as
Marion Joyce
- One Man's Meat (1973) - Marion Joyce
1973
Country Matters (TV Series) as
Babs Pickard
- The Ring of Truth (1973) - Babs Pickard
1973
Full House (TV Series documentary) as
Thelma
- Episode #1.10 (1973) - Thelma
1971
Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) as
Marie
- Blues in the Morning (1971) - Marie
1966
Horizon (TV Series documentary) as
Florence Hastings
- Hand Me My Sword, Humphrey (1966) - Florence Hastings
1966
On the Margin (TV Series)
1961
The Marriage Lines (TV Series) as
Kate Starling
- And Then There Were Five (1966) - Kate Starling
- First House (1966) - Kate Starling
- Alarms and Excursions (1966) - Kate Starling
- Big Business (1966) - Kate Starling
- Home Market (1966) - Kate Starling
- Back to the Beginning (1966) - Kate Starling
- The New Start (1966) - Kate Starling
- Goodbye George - Goodbye Kate (1965) - Kate Starling
- Migration of Starlings (1965) - Kate Starling
- Tropical Magic (1965) - Kate Starling
- Serenade in Two Flats (1965) - Kate Starling
- The Dinner (1965) - Kate Starling
- What's in a Name? (1965) - Kate Starling
- Night of Nostalgia (1965) - Kate Starling
- The Homecoming (1965) - Kate Starling
- The Ladies Man (1965) - Kate Starling
- Nest of Starlings (1965) - Kate Starling
- And Baby Makes Three (1965) - Kate Starling
- The Waiting Game (1965) - Kate Starling
- The Cuckoo (1965) - Kate Starling
- A Nice Surprise (1964) - Kate Starling
- The Divorce (1964) - Kate Starling
- Financial Consideration (1964) - Kate Starling
- Holiday Attractions (1964) - Kate Starling
- The Martyr (1964) - Kate Starling
- The Patient (1964) - Kate Starling
- Celebration Night (1964) - Kate Starling
- Happy Birthday (1964) - Kate Starling
- The Convention (1964) - Kate Starling
- The Move (1964) - Kate Starling
- Among Our Souvenirs (1964) - Kate Starling
- The Loan (1964) - Kate Starling
- The Job (1964) - Kate Starling
- The Old Place (1963) - Kate Starling
- The Anniversary (1963) - Kate Starling
- Party Mood (1963) - Kate Starling
- The Good Neighbours (1963) - Kate Starling
- The Old Flame (1963) - Kate Starling
- Four-Part Harmony (1963) - Kate Starling
- The Parting (1963) - Kate Starling
- The Bed (1963) - Kate Starling
- Trial Separation (1963) - Kate Starling
- The Threshold (1963) - Kate Starling
- The Sunday-Night Play presents: Marriage Lines (1961) - Kate Starling
1963
A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) as
Kate Starling - Marriage Lines segment / Kate Starling - The Marriage Lines segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1964 (1964) - Kate Starling - Marriage Lines segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1963 (1963) - Kate Starling - The Marriage Lines segment
1957
ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) as
Barmaid / Grace Kennion / Morag
- Cunningham 5101 (1963) - Barmaid
- The Younger Generation (1959) - Grace Kennion
- Mr. Bolfry (1957) - Morag
1962
Call Oxbridge 2000 (TV Series) as
Andrea Newton
- Episode #2.13 (1962) - Andrea Newton
1962
Saki (TV Mini Series) as
Mrs. Lapping
- Episode #1.3 (1962) - Mrs. Lapping
1962
Waltz of the Toreadors as
Estella Fitzjohn
1962
Ghosts (TV Movie) as
Regina Engstrand
1961
The Seven Faces of Jim (TV Series) as
Laura Morrell
- The Face of Genius (1961) - Laura Morrell
1961
She Died Young (TV Movie) as
Harriet Green
1961
Coronation Street (TV Series) as
Eileen Hughes
- Episode 15 (1961) - Eileen Hughes
- Episode 12 (1961) - Eileen Hughes
- Episode 11 (1961) - Eileen Hughes
- Episode 7 (1961) - Eileen Hughes
- Episode 6 (1961) - Eileen Hughes
1955
ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) as
Joy Miller / Mrs. Pepys / Gabrielle
- The New Man (1960) - Joy Miller
- And So to Bed (1957) - Mrs. Pepys
- French for Love (1955) - Gabrielle
1958
Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) as
Joan Deal / Lucy
- The Shop at Sly Corner (1960) - Joan Deal
- Ladies in Retirement (1958) - Lucy
1960
Inside Story (TV Series) as
Jean
- Roger (1960) - Jean
1960
BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) as
Maud Murch
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Queen Came By (1960) - Maud Murch
1960
The Secret Garden (TV Series) as
Martha
- I Shall Live for Ever and Ever (1960) - Martha
- Magic (1960) - Martha
- A Tantrum (1960) - Martha
- I Am Colin (1960) - Martha
- The Door in the Wall (1960) - Martha
- The Cry in the Corridor (1960) - Martha
- Misselthwaite Manor (1960) - Martha
1954
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) as
Susan / Prudence Buckland
- A Spoke in the Wheel (1959) - Susan
- Beau Brummell (1954) - Prudence Buckland
1958
Room at the Top as
Council Office Worker (uncredited)
1958
Champion Road (TV Series) as
Betty Gray
- Episode #1.4 (1958) - Betty Gray
- Episode #1.3 (1958) - Betty Gray
1958
Television World Theatre (TV Series) as
Dunyasha
- The Cherry Orchard (1958) - Dunyasha
1954
Shop Spoiled as
Customer
1954
What Every Woman Wants as
Mary
1954
Hobson's Choice as
Vicky Hobson
1953
Scotch on the Rocks as
Morag McLeod
1952
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini Series) as
Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.5 (1952) - Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.4 (1952) - Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.2 (1952) - Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.1 (1952) - Lydia Bennet
Soundtrack
1989
A Chorus of Disapproval (performer: "O Jenny, O Jenny, Where Hast Thou Been?", "Youth's the Season" - uncredited)
1987
When We Are Married (TV Movie) (performer: "When We Are Married")
Self
2014
Great Canal Journeys (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Host / Self - Presenter
- Asian Odyssey (Part Two) (2019) - Self - Presenter
- Asian Odyssey (Part One) (2019) - Self - Presenter
- Rideau Canal, Canada (2018) - Self - Host
- Lancaster Canal (2018) - Self - Host
- Argentina (2018) - Self - Host
- Manchester (2018) - Self - Host
- North Italy (2018) - Self - Host
- The River Nile (2018) - Self - Host
- Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (2017) - Self - Host
- Rio Douro (2017) - Self - Host
- Marne-Rhine Canal (2017) - Self - Host
- The Norfolk Broads (2017) - Self - Host
- India, Brahmaputra (2017) - Self - Host
- India, Kerala (2017) - Self - Host
- The Crinan Canal (2016) - Self - Host
- The Caledonian (2016) - Self - Host
- Bristol and North Devon (2016) - Self - Host
- Leeds and Liverpool Canal (2016) - Self - Host
- Amsterdam (2016) - Self - Host
- Venice (2016) - Self - Host
- Stratford-upon-Avon (2016) - Self - Host
- Stockholm and the Archipelago (2016) - Self - Host
- The Göta Canal, Sweden (2016) - Self - Host
- Shannon Erne Waterway (2015) - Self - Host
- Birmingham to Braunston (2015) - Self - Host
- London's Lost Route to the Sea (2015) - Self - Host
- Forth & Clyde and Union Canals (2015) - Self - Host
- Canal du Midi, France (2015) - Self - Host
- London Ring (2015) - Self - Host
- Oxford Canal (2015) - Self - Host
- Canal Du Nivernais, France (2014) - Self - Host
- The Llangollen Canal (2014) - Self - Host
- The Rochdale (2014) - Self - Host
- Kennet & Avon (2014) - Self - Host
2017
The Actor's Apprenticeship (Documentary) as
Self
2015
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (TV Series) as
Self - Timothy's Wife
- Timothy West (2015) - Self - Timothy's Wife
2014
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2013
Richard Briers: A Tribute (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2012
Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2009
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits (TV Movie documentary) as
Self / Sybil Fawlty
2009
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened (TV Movie documentary) as
Self / Sybil Fawlty
2008
Timeshift (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword (2008) - Self
2008
The British Soap Awards 2008 (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2007
A Taste of My Life (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Richard Briers (2007) - Self
2007
The Comedy Map of Britain (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #1.2 (2007) - Self
2000
Loose Women (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #11.13 (2007) - Self
- Episode #2.4 (2000) - Self
2007
This Week (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 18 January 2007 (2007) - Self - Guest
2007
What the Pythons Did Next... (TV Movie documentary) as
Self (as Prunella Scales CBE)
2006
Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2006
An Audience with Coronation Street (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Audience Member
2006
The King's Head: A Maverick in London (Video documentary) as
Self
2006
The Ultimate Sitcom (TV Movie documentary)
2005
Fawlty Towers Revisited (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2005
Breakfast (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 20 September 2005 (2005) - Self - Guest
2005
'Fawlty Towers' @ 30 (TV Movie) as
Self
2005
The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles (TV Special) as
Self
2004
The Funny Ladies of British Comedy (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2004
Essential Poems for Christmas (TV Movie) as
Self - Reader
2004
Good Morning Australia (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 8 November 2004 (2004) - Self - Guest
2004
Beebie's Tails (TV Series short) as
Self - Storyteller
- Kiss Goodnight, Sam (2004) - Self - Storyteller
- The Wish Cat (2004) - Self - Storyteller
2004
Britain's Best Sitcom (TV Series) as
Self
- The Live Final (2004) - Self
- Fawlty Towers (2004) - Self
2002
A History of Britain (TV Series documentary) as
Queen Victoria
- Victoria and Her Sisters (2002) - Queen Victoria (voice)
2001
Top Ten (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- TV Bitches (2001) - Self
2001
This Morning (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 18 September 2001 (2001) - Self - Guest
2000
Funny Turns (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Richard Briers: A Good Life (2000) - Self
1998
Funny Women (TV Series documentary short) as
Self
- Prunella Scales (1998) - Self
1997
Light Lunch (TV Series) as
Self
- Married to the Job, Darling (1997) - Self
1997
The Sunday Programme (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 27 July 1997 (1997) - Self
1997
An Audience with Alf Garnett (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member
1996
The Animal Family (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator - part 1 (voice)
1993
Open Space (TV Series documentary) as
Readings
- All Those in Favour (1993) - Readings
1992
Aspel & Company (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #9.7 (1992) - Self - Guest
1991
Auntie's Bloomers (TV Series documentary) as
Self / Sybil Fawlty
- Auntie's Bloomers (1991) - Self / Sybil Fawlty (uncredited)
1991
Comic Relief (TV Special) as
Self
1986
Wogan (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #11.15 (1991) - Self
- Episode #8.127 (1988) - Self
- Episode #6.18 (1986) - Self
1990
Forty Minutes (TV Series documentary) as
Narrator
- A Safe Sex for a Safe Seat (1990) - Narrator
1988
Everyman (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Presenter
- Who'd Marry a Vicar? (1988) - Self - Presenter
1985
The Book Game (TV Series) as
Self - Reader
- Episode #3.5 (1985) - Self - Reader
- Episode #3.2 (1985) - Self - Reader
1982
Did You See..? (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.14 (1982) - Self
1981
Children in Need (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #2.1 (1981) - Self
1977
Whodunnit? (TV Series) as
Self - Panellist
- The Rajah's Ruby (1977) - Self - Panellist
1966
Call My Bluff (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #11.8 (1977) - Self
- Episode #11.7 (1977) - Self
- Episode #5.20 (1971) - Self
- Episode #5.19 (1971) - Self
- Episode #3.6 (1967) - Self
- Episode #1.15 (1966) - Self
1970
Face the Music (TV Series) as
Self - Panellist
- Episode #5.4 (1973) - Self - Panellist
- Episode #3.4 (1971) - Self - Panellist
- Episode #3.1 (1971) - Self - Panellist
- Episode #2.6 (1970) - Self - Panellist
1970
An Evening with... (TV Series) as
Self - Guest Reader
- Sir John Betjeman (1970) - Self - Guest Reader
1968
Release (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Ustinov at Chichester/The Art of the Garden (1968) - Self
1966
Know Your Onions (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.1 (1966) - Self
Archive Footage
2020
Coronation Street: Compilations (TV Series documentary) as
Eileen Hughes
- Famous Faces (2020) - Eileen Hughes
2017
Antiques Roadshow (TV Series) as
Sybil Fawlty
- Entertainment Special (2017) - Sybil Fawlty
2015
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms (TV Series documentary) as
Sybil Fawlty
- Episode #1.2 (2015) - Sybil Fawlty (uncredited)
2015
Comedy Bloopers (TV Movie) as
Sybil Fawlty (uncredited)
2009
Alan Bennett Interview (Video documentary short) as
H.M.Q. (uncredited)
2009
Stars on the Street (TV Movie documentary) as
Eileen Hughes (uncredited)
2009
Live from Studio Five (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.57 (2009) - Self
1991
Auntie's Bloomers (TV Series documentary) as
Self
1990
Nicholas Craig, the Naked Actor (TV Series) as
Self
- Climbing the Mountain (1990) - Self (uncredited)
1988
French and Saunders (TV Series) as
Self / Sybil
- Episode #2.6 (1988) - Self / Sybil (uncredited)

References

Prunella Scales Wikipedia


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