Beryl Reid Biography

Birthday: 1919-06-17
Place of Birth: Hereford, Herefordshire
Height: 5' 3" (1.60 m)
Wiki Biography: Beryl Reid was the daughter of Scottish parents and grew up in industrial Manchester, England. She left home at the age of 16 to go and work in a shop. She lasted 6 weeks. She applied for and was accepted in a revue in the Summer season in Bridlington. She had no formal training but joined the National Theater in London as a comedy actress. Her first big success came in the BBC radio show "Educating Archie" (a ventriloquist - on the radio). She played the naughty schoolgirl, Monica, and later, the Brummie Marlene. Her film roles were few and far between, but always well received. She transferred her Tony award winning performance of the lesbian radio star to the screen in The Killing of Sister George (1968). But she was best known and loved for her (slightly tipsy) older ladies such as in "The Beiderbecke Tapes" (1987) and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (1979).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Alcock and Gander 1972 Comedy
Smiley's People Connie Sachs 1982 Drama
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 1985 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Two-Way Stretch 1960 Comedy, Crime
The Killing of Sister George 1968 Drama
The Assassination Bureau 1969
Entertaining Mr Sloane 1970 Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Dr. Phibes Rises Again 1972
Carry On Emmannuelle 1978 Comedy, Romance
No Sex Please, We're British 1979
Rhubarb Rhubarb Home Owner's Wife 1980 Comedy
The Doctor and the Devils Mrs. Flynn 1985 Horror, Drama