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TV actress

Zara Nutley

Television actress

Zara Nutley in a TV series "Mind Your Language"

19 August 1924 (
new Zealand

October 9, 2016 (aged 92) in Uckfield, East Sussex, England, UK

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Zahrah Mary Chassib Jaber (19 August 1924 – 9 October 2016), better known as Zara Nutley, was a New Zealand-born British television actress who was best known for playing the role of Ms Courtney, the college principal in the comedy series Mind Your Language and Aunt Eleen in the comedy series Never the Twain


In Mind Your Language, she was scripted as a sworn, unapologetic single woman and authoritarian feminist, detested and feared by the entire staff and students at the school. She also played the role of Mrs. Jack Attacliffe in the episode "Black Widow" in the 1993 season of the Last of the Summer Wine series. 

Zara Nutley in Mind Your Language As Miss Dolores Courtney


Zara Nutley

Nutley died on 9 October 2016 at 92 after years of ill-health residing within a nursing home.

Zara Nutley wearing a hat in a TV series "Mind Your Language"


Zara Nutley wearing a green coat and eyeglasses in a TV series "Mind Your Languange"

  • Grange Hill (TV Series) as Eve in 1995
  • Lovejoy (TV Series) as Mrs. Addison in 1994
  • Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series) as The Widow Attacliffe in 1993
  • Never the Twain (TV Series) between 1984 as 1991 as Aunt Eleanor
  • Gentlemen and Players (TV Series) as Mrs. Fothergill in 1988
  • Terry and June (TV Series) as Mrs Bunce in 1987
  • Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series) as Care Home Worker / Headmistress between 1985-1986
  • Full House (TV Series) as Saleslady in 1986
  • Mind Your Language (TV Series) as Miss Courtney between 1977 and1986
  • Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) as Ann Dibbell in 1984
  • Bottle Boys (TV Series) as Dr. Gardner in 1984
  • Metal Mickey (TV Series) as Miss Beadle in 1980
  • Within These Walls (TV Series) as Nancy in 1978
  • Spaghetti Two-Step (TV Movie) as Mrs. Danby in 1977
  • Prometheus: The Life of Balzac (TV Mini-Series) as Madame du Bordello in 1975
  • Father Brown (TV Series) as Nurse in 1974
  • Second City Firsts (TV Series) as Mrs. Shakespeare in 1973
  • Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series) as Grace Poole in 1973

  • Zara Nutley wearing a green coat and eyeglasses in a TV series "Mind Your Languange"

    Zara Nutley in a TV series "Mind Your Language"

    Zara Nutley when she was young

    Zara Nutley in the year 1926 and 2016


    Zara Nutley Wikipedia