Rosemary Nicols

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Rosemary Nicols
Born Rosemary Claxton
(1941-10-28) 28 October 1941 (age 75)
United Kingdom
Occupation Actress, author

Rosemary Nicols (born 28 October 1941) is a British actress, born Rosemary Claxton in Bradford, West Yorkshire. She comes from a theatrical family and was the author of the 1967 book The Loving Adventures of Jaby.[1]


She was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's Girls' School in Acton, west London. She made appearances as a child actress, before studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama and went into Rep at Harrogate, Frinton-on-Sea and Wimbledon amongst others. Her first London lead was in Something Nasty in the Woodshed.

In films, she featured in The Blue Lamp, The Pleasure Girls and The Mini Affair, and on stage in Fiddler on the Roof with Topol. She appeared in numerous television series, such as Undermind (1965) and Man in a Suitcase (1968), but her best-known role was as computer expert Annabelle Hurst in the television series Department S.

Later roles included Anna Sergeyevna in a 1971 adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, and appearances in shows like The Persuaders! and General Hospital, and had her own folk music programme on TV but Nicols was soon to give up acting; she married writer Frederic Mullally and moved to Malta to concentrate on writing.

She subsequently moved to the United States and recently contributed to the documentary Wanna Watch a Television Series?



  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

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