Beth Morris

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Beth Morris
Beth Morris.jpg
Born(1943-07-19)19 July 1943
Died1 March 2018(2018-03-01) (aged 74)
Years active1969–2004
Spouse(s)Stephen Moore
(m. 1974; div. 19??)
Partner(s)Bill Nighy

Bethany "Beth" Morris (19 July 1943 – 1 March 2018) was a Welsh actress.

Born in Gorseinon and a lifetime native of Swansea, she was probably best known for her performance as Julia Drusilla in the 1976 BBC adaptation of I, Claudius. Her career spanned from 1969 to 2004 and other notable TV credits include: Softly, Softly, Dixon of Dock Green, David Copperfield, Blake's 7, Minder, The District Nurse and Time Trumpet.[1]

Among her stage roles, she appeared in Bertolt Brecht's Edward II at the Round House Theatre in London.

Personal life[edit]

Bethan Morris was born in 1944 to Charles Emlyn Morris (1915-83) and Gwendoline Lillias (John) Morris (1915-2011). She married actor Stephen Moore in the Borough of Lewisham, London in 1974. After they divorced, she was a partner of actor Bill Nighy. She lived in Y Garn, Penllergaer, and was found dead in her home on St David's Day at the age of 74.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1973 Seven of One April Owen
1974 David Copperfield Dora
1976 I, Claudius Drusilla
1978 Blakes 7 Sara
1980 Minder Jackie
1993 Telltale Rosie Douglas
1996 The Bill Michelle Stubbs


  1. ^ a b Falling, Robert (14 March 2018). "Swansea actress who starred in films and top TV shows across three decades has died". Wales Online. Retrieved 4 August 2019.

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