Angela Douglas

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Angela Douglas
Born Angela McDonagh
(1940-10-29) 29 October 1940 (age 73)
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England
Other names Shrimp
Spouse(s) Kenneth More (1968-1982)
(his death)
Bill Bryden (m. 2009-present)

Angela Douglas (born 29 October 1940), born Angela McDonagh, is an English actress.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. She was named after her father's boss Angelino.

Career[edit]

Douglas started acting as a teenager, joining the Worthing, West Sussex repertory company, before making her West End theatre debut in 1958.

She made her film debut in 1959 with Donald Pleasence in The Shakedown, and then appeared with Tommy Steele in It's All Happening.

She is best remembered for her roles in several Carry On Films in the 1960s, including Carry On Cowboy (1965) as an all-singing and trigger-happy version of Annie Oakley. She then appeared in Carry On Screaming (1966), Follow That Camel (1967) and Carry On Up the Khyber (1968). She has, by virtue of this association, appeared on many retrospective and spin-off programmes. Douglas made an appearance in North Wales in September 2005 to unveil a plaque dedicated to the filming of Carry On... Up the Khyber, as part of the movie had been shot in Llanberis.

Her other films have included The Comedy Man (1964), Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973) and The Four Feathers (2002).

Her television credits have included The Avengers, The Saint, Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, Jason King and Coronation Street,[1] and Doctor at Large. After husband Kenneth More was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, she put her career on hold after 11 episodes of Oil Strike North. After More's death, she returned in various roles, including Doris Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who (1989) and Peak Practice. In 1996 she played the part of Isobel Trimble in the third series of Cardiac Arrest (TV series). She has since concentrated on a career in journalism and writing, having completed two books.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Douglas met fellow actor Kenneth More on the set of Some People in Bristol in 1962. After starting an affair, More divorced his wife, and the couple married on 17 March 1968. More died on 12 July 1982.

In 1988, she met Scottish playwright and director Bill Bryden at a dinner party arranged by mutual friend Marsha Hunt.[2] They have lived together in west London since, and were married at City Hall, New York City in February 2009.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nown, Graham ed.(1985). Coronation Street 1960-1985: 25 years, CBC Enterprises, 1986. ISBN 0-88794-231-8 photo with brief description of cameo role p203.
  2. ^ a b Fox, Sue (1994-08-14). "How We Met: Bill Bryden and Angela Douglas". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  3. ^ Kay, Richard (2009-02-26). "At last! Angela ties the knot". London: daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

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