Susie Blake

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Susie Blake
"We'd like to apologise to viewers in the North. It must be awful for them." Susie Blake as the reactionary continuity announcer in Victoria Wood As Seen On TV, BBC, 1986.
Born Susie Blake
(1950-04-19) 19 April 1950 (age 65)
Highgate, London, England, UK
Education Arts Educational Schools, London
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress
Years active 1974 - present
Relatives Annette Mills (grandmother)
Sir John Mills (great-uncle)
Hayley Mills
(1st cousin once-removed)
Juliet Mills
(1st cousin once-removed)

Susie Blake (born 19 April 1950, Highgate, London) is an English television, radio and stage actress.

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Blake trained at the Arts Educational School and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She is the granddaughter of the actress Annette Mills and a grand-niece of the actor Sir John Mills. Actresses Hayley and Juliet Mills are Blake's first cousins once-removed.


Blake has appeared in television programmes starring Victoria Wood and has extensive radio credits. She appeared in the first episode of the sitcom One Foot in the Grave; her character was responsible for firing Victor Meldrew, and thus set the events of the show into motion. She appeared as Bev Unwin in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street until her departure in December 2006.

Blake played the character of Madame Morrible in the West End production of Wicked. She began her run on 2 April 2007, replacing Miriam Margolyes.[1] Blake played her final performance on 12 April 2008 and was replaced by Harriet Thorpe.[2]

In late 2008 to early 2009, she starred in the national UK tour of Boeing Boeing and appeared as Judith in one episode of Wild at Heart's third series. She was also in a national tour of Grumpy Old Women 2 in 2009 with Jenny Eclair and Wendi Peters.

Blake is currently appearing as Hilary Nicholson in the RTE and BBC comedy Mrs. Brown's Boys, replacing Sorcha Cusack, who played Hilary in Series 1.



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