Lesley Nicol (actress)

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Lesley Nicol
Born 1953 (age 60–61)
Manchester, England, UK
Nationality British
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation Actress

Lesley Nicol (born 1953, Manchester) is an English actress who is best known for her recurring role as Mrs. Patmore in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey, and for her roles as Mrs. Beaver in the 1988 BBC adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and as the Queen Giant in The Silver Chair (1990).

She has guest-starred on numerous British television series. She made her film debut in 1999's East Is East, reprising her role from the stage production. She also appeared as Rosie in the West End production of Mamma Mia! from 2000-02. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She made a guest appearance on the penultimate episode of the final series of the American sitcom Raising Hope.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Notes
1986 Blackadder II Mrs. Pants TV series (1 episode: "Money")
1987 Comeback Bossy Boots TV movie
Brookside Shelley Rimmer TV series (1 episode: "Give Us a Clue")
1988 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mrs. Beaver TV series (5 episodes)
1989 Bradley Nicole TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.3")
The Nineteenth Hole Mrs. Anderton TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.3")
Stuff TV series (1 episode: "Whistling Calculus for Tax Purposes")
4 Play Janet Holmes TV series (1 episode: "Dawn and the Candidate")
1990 The Silver Chair Giant Queen TV series (2 episodes)
1991 Waterfront Beat TV series (3 episodes)
Paul Merton: The Series TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.4")
The Bill Various TV series (3 episodes: 1991-2008)
1994 Three Seven Eleven Mrs. Pudsey TV series (2 episodes)
Casualty Jayne Bowen TV series (1 episode: "Chasing the Dragon")
Heartbeat Various TV series (5 episodes: 1994-2008)
1995 Castles Gilian TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.6")
New Voices Joan TV series (1 episode: "Grimm")
1996 Peak Practice Sally Buxton TV series (1 episode: "Partners")
1998 The Grand Mrs. Morris TV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.10")
Dinnerladies Woman Worker TV series (1 episode: "Royals")
1999 East Is East Auntie Annie
Extremely Dangerous Gwenda Palmer TV series (2 episodes)
A Touch of Frost Mrs. Cockroft TV series (2 episodes: 1999-2000)
2002 Holby City Eileen McMahon TV series (1 episode: "Taking Cover")
Doctors Various TV series (2 episodes: 2002-2009)
2004 The Last Detective Stella Beauchamp TV series (1 episode: "Benefit to Mankind")
Rose and Maloney Headteacher TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.1")
The Courtroom Brenda Rimmer TV series (1 episode: "The Postman")
2005 Marple: A Murder Is Announced Nurse McClelland TV movie
2006 Hotel Babylon Mrs. Cord TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.4")
2007 Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley Jean TV movie
2008 Hancock & Joan Nellie TV movie
Shameless Belle TV series (1 episode: "Episode #5.14")
2010 West is West Auntie Annie
Downton Abbey Mrs. Patmore TV series (25 episodes: 2010–present)
2013 Once Upon a Time Johanna TV series (1 episode: "The Queen Is Dead")
Free Birds Pilgrim Woman Voice only
2013 Sarah & Duck Scarf Lady Recurring character

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