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24 May 1944 |
|Spouse(s)||Herbert Wise (1988–2015, his death)|
Fiona Walker (born 24 May 1944) is an English actress, known for numerous theatre and television roles between the 1960s and 1990s.
Her best remembered TV part is probably the role of Agrippina in the BBC adaptation of I, Claudius (1976), directed by Herbert Wise. She excelled as 'Miss Meteyard', the intelligent, wise-cracking copy-writer modelled on the author in Dorothy L Sayers'Murder Must Advertise (1973 BBC TV dramatisation). She was an acidic Mrs Elton in BBC2's 1972 adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma and played the ill-fated Stella Mawson in Anglia's first P. D. James' adaptation, Death of an Expert Witness (1983), also directed by Wise. Other television appearances have included All Creatures Great and Small (1978), Pope John Paul II (1984), Bleak House (1985), The Woman in Black (1989), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1993), and two Doctor Who serials, 24 years apart, playing villainesses Kala in The Keys of Marinus in 1964, and Lady Peinforte in Silver Nemesis in 1988, as well as a definitive Ruth in Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy The Norman Conquests – Thames Television (1977).
- "Herbert Wise Biography (1924–)", Film Reference website
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