Imrie, Celia 1952–

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IMRIE, Celia 1952–


Born July 15, 1952, in Guildford, Surrey, England; children: (with Benjamin Whitrow, an actor) Angus.

Career: Actress.


Television Appearances; Series:

Fiona Patterson, The Nightmare Man, BBC, 1981.

Marianne Bellshade, Bergerac, BBC, beginning 1983.

Various characters, Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, BBC–2, 1985–1986.

Nurse, Snakes and Ladders, [Great Britain], 1989.

Joanna Tundish, The Riff Raff Element, BBC, beginning 1993.

Duchess of Battersea, Blackhearts in Battersea, BBC, beginning 1996.

June Bonney, Wokenwell, Independent Television, 1997.

Philippa Moorcroft (some sources cite Phillipa Boncroft), dinnerladies, BBC and BBC America, 1998–2000.

Voice, Hilltop Hospital (animated; also known as Hopital hilltop and Klinik Huegelheim), beginning 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Miss Jewsbury, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, BBC–2 and Arts and Entertainment, 1990.

Mrs. Miller, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (also known as Henry Fielding's Tom Jones and Tom Jones), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Lady Gertrude (countess of Groan), Gormenghast, BBC and BBC America, 2000.

Aunt Sadie, Love in a Cold Climate, BBC, 2001, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 2001.

Various characters, The Sketch Show Story (also known as Victoria Wood's Sketch Show Story), BBC, 2001.

Anna Gromyko, Doctor Zhivago (also known as Zhivago), Independent Television, 2002, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 2002.

Kate Lawton, Sparkhouse, BBC, 2002.

Mrs. Meyrick, Daniel Deronda, BBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Patsy Diehl, Murder by Moonlight (also known as Murder on the Moon), CBS, 1989.

Madame Massis, 102 Boulevard Haussmann, [Great Britain] and Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Claire, Pat and Margaret, BBC, 1994.

Kirsty, The Writing on the Wall (also known as Operation Schmetterling), 1994.

Susan Nunsuch, The Return of the Native, CBS, 1994.

Vera, A Dark Adapted Eye (also known as The Ruth Rendell Mysteries), BBC, 1994, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 1995.

Nadine Cunningham, Into the Blue, Carlton Television and PBS, 1997.

Sister Muriel, Hospital!, Channel 5, 1997.

Victoria Madison, Mr. White Goes to Westminster, [Great Britain], 1997.

Mrs. Bennett, A Christmas Carol, TNT, 1999.

Miss Frazier, Station Jim, BBC, 2001.

Rose Henderson, A Is for Acid, Independent Television, 2002.

Violet Pearman (Mrs. P), The Gathering Storm (also known as The Lonely War), HBO and BBC, 2002.

Gail Forrester, The Planman, Independent Television, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Questioner, An Audience with Victoria Wood, Independent Television, 1988.

Michael Caine on Acting in Film, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Various characters, All Day Breakfast (also known as Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast), BBC, 1992.

Lucy Otis, The Canterville Ghost, Carlton Television, 1997.

Various characters, Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, BBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jenny, "If You Were the Only Girl in the World," Upstairs, Downstairs, London Weekend Television, 1974, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS.

Jenny, "Missing Believed Killed," Upstairs, Downstairs, 1974, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS.

Polly, "A Touch of Class," To the Manor Born, BBC, 1979.

Receptionist, "Vive Le Sport," To the Manor Born, BBC, 1980.

Sheila Johnson, "The Dangerous Game," Shoestring, BBC, 1980.

Helen Lomax, "Root of Evil," Taggart, Scottish Television, 1988.

Hilary, "Alan B'stard Closes Down the BBC," The New Statesman, Yorkshire Television, 1988.

Hilary, "The New Statesman at Number 10," The New Statesman, Yorkshire Television, 1988.

Carol, "We'd Quite Like to Apologise," Victoria Wood, BBC, 1989.

Hilary, "May the Best Man Win," The New Statesman, Yorkshire Television, 1989.

Jackie, "Val de Ree(Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha)," Victoria Wood, BBC, 1989.

Julia and actress in television coffee commercial, "Staying In," Victoria Wood, BBC, 1989.

Corinne Perigo, "When the Green Woods Laugh: Parts 1 & 2," The Darling Buds of May, Yorkshire Television, 1991.

Julia Vernon, "The Foot of Love," Stay Lucky, Yorkshire Television, 1991.

Lady Felicity Carey–Holden, "The Italian Venus," Love-joy, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Mrs. Botney, "Red Card," Bonjour la Classe, BBC, 1993.

Claudia Bing, "Jealous," Absolutely Fabulous, BBC–2, 1995.

Mrs. Calloway, "River Rage," Duck Patrol, Independent Television, 1998.

Nightclub owner, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, BBC, 1999, also broadcast on Mystery!, PBS.

Christina Chance, "Above the Law," Dalziel and Pascoe (also known as Dalziel and Pascoe: Above the Law), BBC, 2000.

Claudia Bing, "Menopause," Absolutely Fabulous, BBC–2, 2001.

Louise August, "Dark Autumn," Midsomer Murders, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Professor McKern, "Revenge of the Bog People," Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), BBC, 2001.

Ruth Proudhon, "Inventions Now," Baddiel's Syndrome, Avalon Television, 2001.

Sylvia Langley, "The Shoot," Heartbeat, Independent Television, 2002.

Mrs. Begg, "Wummin'," Still Game, BBC Scotland, c. 2002.

Herself, Loose Lips (also known as Psychic Loose Lips), LivingTV, 2003.

Guest, The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5, 2003.

Susan Brading, "Going Bodmin," Doc Martin, Independent Television, 2004.

Thelma Bailey, "Gorgons Wood," Jonathan Creek, PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Birdie, The World of Eddie Weary, 1990.

Sissy Malton, A Question of Guilt, 1993.

Film Appearances:

Barbara, House of Whipcord (also known as Photographer's Models), 1974.

Servant at inn, The Wicked Lady, United Artists, 1983.

Kate MacLeod, Highlander, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1986.

Davina Wright/Hopjoy, Old Flames, 1989.

Barbara Thorburn, Blue Black Permanent, 1992.

Mrs. Moritz, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (also known as Frankenstein), TriStar, 1994.

Fadge, In the Bleak Midwinter (also known as A Midwinter's Tale), Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

Homily Clock, The Borrowers, PolyGram, 1997.

Iris Du Pre, Hilary and Jackie, October Films, 1998.

Judy, Hiccup, 1998.

Fighter pilot Bravo 5, Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace and Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1999.

Harriet Martel, Revelation, First Look Home Entertainment, 2001.

Mrs. Una Alconbury, Bridget Jones's Diary (also known as Le journal de Bridget Jones), Universal/Miramax, 2001.

Amy Chamberlin, Lucky Break (also known as Rein oder raus), Paramount, 2002.

Miss Rapier, Thunderpants (also known as Donderbroek and L'incroyable histoire de Patrick Smash), Pathe Distribution, 2002.

Sonja, Heartlands, Miramax, 2002.

Celia, Calendar Girls, Buena Vista, 2003.

Dr. Imogen Reed, Out of Bounds (also known as Dead in the Water), LifeSize Entertainment and Releasing, 2003.

Barbara Wood–Ross, In Your Dreams, Magnet Films/Matador Pictures, 2004.

Mrs. Kenwood, Wimbledon, Universal/Dimension Films, 2004.

Mrs. Quickly, Nanny McPhee, Universal, 2005.

Tessa, Click, Cougar Films/Fragile Films, 2005.

Wah–Wah, The Works, 2005.



The Wrestling Princess and Other Stories, by Judy Corbalis, Chivers Press 1993.

Wyrd Sisters, by Terry Pratchett, c. 1998.

Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett, 2003.