Marcia Warren

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Marcia Warren
Born (1943-11-26) 26 November 1943 (age 73)
Watford, Hertfordshire, UK[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present

Marcia Warren (born 26 November 1943) is an English stage, film and television actress. On stage, she appeared in Blithe Spirit as Madame Arcati, and The Sea (2008) at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

She is a two time Olivier Award winner.

Early life[edit]

Warren trained as an actress at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 1963. From there on she took the path of many of her performing contemporaries, acting in repertory throughout the country - beginning as an assistant stage manager in David Copperfield in Salisbury.[1]



Since 2013, she has played the role of Penelope in the ITV sitcom Vicious and also starred in the 2014 sitcom Edge of Heaven as Nanny Mo. She has also appeared in an episode of Keeping Up Appearances.


She has won two Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role—one in 1984 for Stepping Out and the other in 2002 for Humble Boy at the Royal National Theatre. She was also nominated for another in 2001 for In Flame at the New Ambassadors Theatre.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Mr. Love Doris Lovelace[2]
1994 Don't Get Me Started Pauline Lewis[3]
2005 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Vera Post[4]
The Jealous God Mrs. Dungarvan[5]
2011 Hattie Esma Cannon[6]
2012 Run for Your Wife Woman on seat[7]
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Lubliana[8]


Year Title Role Notes
1983–1986 No Place Like Home Vera Botting TV sitcom
1986 We'll Think of Something Maureen Brooks ITV sitcom
1992 Keeping Up Appearances Bunty TV sitcom
2000 Coronation Street Gladys Braithwaite Guest role
2003–2004 My Dad's the Prime Minister Granny Philips TV sitcom
2006 Housewife, 49 Mrs. Lord One-off TV film
2006, 2008 Jam & Jerusalem Lady Anne Crump TV sitcom
2007 Midsomer Murders Melissa Shrike
2008 The Long Walk to Finchley Old Dear One-off BBC Four TV drama
2009 Victoria Wood's Midlife Christmas Arnica
2011 The Café Alice Dobson Sky1 series
2013–2016 Vicious Penelope ITV sitcom
2014 Father Brown Miss. Audrey Diggle Episode 2.3 "The Pride of the Prydes"
2014 Edge of Heaven Nanny Mo ITV sitcom
2014 Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Mrs. Boggle One-off TV film for Sky1
2015 Crackanory Dolly Coblington Series 3, Episode 6
2017 Sherlock Vivian Norbury[9] The Six Thatchers (Series 4, Episode 1)

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Margot Carvier (voice only)
2014 Dark Souls II Morrel/Merchant Hag Melentia (voice only)


  1. ^ a b c "Marcia Warren - Biography". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Love (1985) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Don't Get Me Started (1994) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Jealous God (2005) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Hattie (2011) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Run for Your Wife (2012) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Sherlock: The Six Thatchers (2017) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 7 January 2017. 

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