Denise Bryer

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Denise Bryer (born 5 January 1928) is an English voice actress.

Best remembered in her UK homeland for her work on the Gerry Anderson series, Terrahawks, where she voiced both the main villain Zelda and the heroic Capt. Mary Falconer, Bryer became well known in the United States when she voiced Billina in Disney's 1985 film Return to Oz, as well as The Junk Lady in the 1986 movie Labyrinth, and many other films.[1] In addition to her work voice acting in film and television she also worked extensively on UK radio and children's recordings. She was the first wife of Nicholas Parsons.

Denise Bryer
Born (1928-01-05) 5 January 1928 (age 87)
London, England
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Nicholas Parsons (m. 1954; div. 1989)


Bryer first came to public attention when she voiced Twizzle in Gerry Anderson's The Adventures of Twizzle and would go on to voice in Anderson's later series Four Feather Falls as Ma Jones and Little Jake. She also voiced Kiki The Frog in Hector's House and Noddy on the eponymous television show. She was the voice of Commander Makara in Star Fleet, a similar series to Terrahawks, using a similar process of puppetry to Anderson's previous series. In Big Finish's Doctor Who audio dramas The Reaping and The Gathering, she provided the voice of Dominique Van Gyseghem.


Eurydice (1951). BBC Radio adaptation of a play by Jean Anouilh. Cast included Paul Scofield and Sebastian Cabot. [2]

Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm, BBC Third Programme 1954 with Michael Hordern.


Bryer also starred in or narrated several of the stories in the Tale Spinners for Children series of record albums released beginning in 1960.[3]


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