Angela Pleasence

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Angela Pleasence
Born Daphne Anne Angela Pleasence
1941 (age 73–74)
Chapeltown, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Alma mater RADA
Parent(s) Donald Pleasence

Daphne Anne Angela Pleasence (born 1941), better known as Angela Pleasence, is an English actress. She is the daughter of actor Donald Pleasence and Miriam Raymond.

Born in Chapeltown, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, she trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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, Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie's Marple.

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 Work[edit]

Radio Plays includes Isaac Asimov's Foundation by the BBC, She Plays Bayta Darell.

Selected filmography[edit]

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