Sheila Reid

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Sheila Reid
Born (1937-12-21) 21 December 1937 (age 76)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Julian Curry
Terry Bullen

Sheila Reid (born 21 December 1937) is a Scottish actress, best known for her performance as Madge Harvey in Benidorm.

Career[edit]

Reid has had a long and distinguished career in theatre, film and television, and worked with Laurence Olivier at the Royal National Theatre. In 1980, she played the long-suffering wife of Trevor Howard in Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry at Rawlinson End. She played Mrs. Buttle in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic Brazil the same year she appeared as Etta in the dystopian Doctor Who serial Vengeance on Varos, appeared in the TV series All Creatures Great and Small as Mrs Donavan, a rather eccentric woman offering treatments to animals in rivalry to James Herriot and Siegried Farnon, and also had a brief appearance in the first series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. From 2007 onward, she has appeared as Madge Harvey in Benidorm. She and made an appearance in the final episode of series 1 of BBC Two's 2009 sitcom Psychoville as an old crone; and as an old lady in the 2012 Christmas special edition of Call the Midwife.

She plays Bob Servant's mother in the BBC4 production 'Bob Servant'

She also appeared as the wife of D.C.I. Frank Haskins in the last series of "The Sweeney" in the episode "Victims".

Reid's musical theatre credits include the roles of the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd in 1993 at the National Theatre, and Jack's Mother in Into the Woods in 1998 at the Donmar Warehouse.

Personal life[edit]

Reid was formerly married to actor Julian Curry. On 11 April 2008, after 32 years together, she and partner Terry Bullen were married in London, at a private ceremony watched by 12 close friends.[1]

She is involved with charity Plan International.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ">"Benidorm Star's Real Life Wedding". The Mirror. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2008. 

External links[edit]

Sheila Reid at the Internet Movie Database