Deddie Davies

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Deddie Davies
Born Deddie Davies
(1938-03-02) 2 March 1938 (age 76)
Bridgend, Wales
Years active 1967 - present

Deddie Davies (born Gillian Davies, 2 March 1938) is a Welsh character actress.


Davies was born in Bridgend, Wales. She trained at RADA and is most familiar to television viewers for comedy roles in a host of series, including The Rag Trade, That's My Boy and Chance in a Million.[1] She usually appears in meek, spinsterish roles. She has also appeared in non-comedic roles in series such as The Bill, Upstairs, Downstairs and Grange Hill. Her film roles include that of Perks' spirited wife, Nell, in The Railway Children (1970) and The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972).

In May 2007 she had an unexpected musical success as a member of superannuated pop group The Zimmers. Their cover version of "My Generation" highlighted the plight of the elderly, and reached number 26 in the UK Singles Chart.



Year Title Character Production Notes
2007 Sensitive Skin (UK TV series) Deddie BBC2 Series 2
2012, 2014 Stella Marj Sky 1 series 1 & 3


Year Title Character Notes
1970 The Railway Children Nell Perks
1972 The Amazing Mr Blunden Miss Meakin
1988 Consuming Passions Mrs Coot
2014 Pride Old Lady


  1. ^ Eddie Pedder (1985). Who's Who on Television, 3rd Edition. Michael Joseph. ISBN 0-907965-31-8. 

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