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|Born||Daphne Anne Angela Pleasence
1941 (age 73–74)
Chapeltown, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
She is known for her performance as Catherine Howard in the 1970 BBC serial The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Other television credits include Les Misérables, The Barchester Chronicles, Mansfield Park, Silas Marner and Midsomer Murders.
She is also noted for her roles in horror films of the 1970s, including From Beyond the Grave, Symptoms and The Godsend. She made a guest appearance in the parody series Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible satirising her earlier performances. She also appeared in Stealing Heaven (1988) and appeared in "The Shakespeare Code" episode of Doctor Who as Elizabeth I. Two other roles are the Ghost of Christmas Past in the 1984 holiday television film A Christmas Carol and a role as a crowd member in Martin Scorsese's 2002 crime drama Gangs of New York.
Radio Plays includes Isaac Asimov's Foundation by the BBC, She Plays Bayta Darell.
- Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1967)
- The Love Ban (1973)
- Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
- From Beyond the Grave (1974)
- Symptoms (1974)
- The Godsend (1980)
- A Christmas Carol (1984)
- Stealing Heaven (1988)
- The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1991)
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