Hazel McBride

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Hazel McBride
Born (1949-03-24) 24 March 1949 (age 70)

Hazel McBride (born 24 March 1949) is a British actress known for her role as Madeleine Duclos in the BBC television drama series Secret Army.

McBride became involved in amateur dramatics while reading history at Bristol University and her first professional engagement was working in a children's theatre company in Glasgow before her work for repertory theatres around the UK.[1]

With a solid list of theatre credits including runs in the West End and Bristol Old Vic, McBride began to make appearances in television dramas in the 1970s before gaining the role of Madeleine in Secret Army, appearing in its second and third series in 1978 and 1979.

After the series ended its run, McBride continued her acting career mostly in theatre and television. She was interviewed about her time on Secret Army for the special features of the third series DVD release in 2004.[2]

As of 2010, she is the director of School English Scene, a theatre company created to support English teaching in British secondary schools. In this capacity, she has written, produced and directed.[3][4]

Selected TV credits[edit]

Year Title Role Episode
1974 Within These Walls Heather Labour of Love
1975 Thriller Nurse A Killer with Two Faces
Edward the Seventh Jeanne Granier The Peacemaker
1976 Dickens of London Margaret Beadnell Love
Sutherland's Law Susan Abercrombie The Eye of the Chameleon
1977 Survivors Alice Bridgehead
The Mackinnons Debbie Hodge Working Weekend
Van der Valk Stewardess Dead on Arrival
Space:1999 Medical officer The Dorcons
1978-79 Secret Army Madeleine Duclos Regular role (2 series)
1980 Take the High Road Jackie Ogilvie Recurring role
1981 Maybury Anne Mieggs Trouble at Home
The House on the Hill Hester The Mistress of the House
1982 The Professionals Liz Spalding You'll Be All Right
1983 Tales of the Unexpected Louise Medway The Luncheon
Hart to Hart Lady Claire Belgrave Harts and Hounds
1987 Rumpole of the Bailey Mrs. Addison Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow
1989 Only Fools and Horses Snobby girl Yuppy Love
The Bill Kate Power Only a Bit of Thieving
2001 Coupling Giselle The End of the Line
2007 After You've Gone Mrs. Campbell Look Back in Anger
2008 Midsomer Murders Governor Midsomer Life


  1. ^ Priestner, Andy (2008). The Complete Secret Army. Cambridge: Classic TV Press. pp. 205–206. ISBN 978-0-9561000-0-9.
  2. ^ "2004 news archive". Le Candide - unofficial Secret Army website. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ Priestner, Andy (2008). The Complete Secret Army. Cambridge: Classic TV Press. pp. 637–638. ISBN 978-0-9561000-0-9.
  4. ^ "School English Scene" (PDF). The Archer. Retrieved 17 April 2017.

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