Prunella Scales

Prunella Scales
1932 - 2016

Prunella Scales  British Actress


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British Actress Prunella Scales was born Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth on 22nd June, 1932 in Sutton Abinger, Surrey, UK and passed away on 4th Jan 2016 aged 83. She is most remembered for Fawlty Towers. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Prunella Scales is a member of the following lists: 2016 deaths, Television personalities from Surrey and Waterways campaigners of the United Kingdom.


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Married1 58 years, 5 months - -
Total1 58 years, 5 months - -


First Name Prunella
Middle Name Margaret Rumney
Last Name West
Maiden Name Illingworth
Full Name at Birth Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth
Alternative Name Pru
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd June, 1932
Birthplace Sutton Abinger, Surrey, UK
Died 4th January, 2016
Height 5' 3½" (161 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Moira House Girls School, Eastbourne.
Occupation Text Actress, Voice Artist
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Fawlty Towers
Year(s) Active 1952-present, 1952–2014
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Conway Van Gelder Grant Ltd (London)
Brand Endorsement (1998, 2002-2004) TV commercials and radio commercials with Jane Horrocks for Tesco supermarkets
Official Websites,,
Father John Richardson Illingworth
Mother Catherine Scales

Prunella Scales CBE (born Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth; 22 June 1932) is an English actress best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution (Screen One, BBC 1991) by Alan Bennett.

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Prunella Scales83 CancerActress
Timothy West83 LibraActor


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JosephMaleTimothy West
SamuelMaleJune, 196651 years oldTimothy West


Sub Rosa2014Movie
The Ogre Hunters2013Movie
The Phone Call2013JoanMovie
Run for Your Wife2012Woman at PubMovie
Stranger Danger2012Violet ManghamMovie
Horrid Henry: The Movie2011Great Aunt GretaMovie
Helix2006Gemima Barrington-LawShort Film
The Shell Seekers2006Dolly KeelingTV Movie
Mr. Loveday's Little Outing2006Lady MopingTV Movie
Brand Spanking2004Voice of MorphinalaxMovie
Agatha Christie's Marple2004Mrs MackenzieTV Show
Johnny English2003The Queen (uncredited)Movie
Looking for Victoria2003Presenter, Queen VictoriaTV Movie
The Royal2003Red AdmiralTV Show
Dickens2002Elizabeth DickensTV Show
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg2002GraceTV Movie
Station Jim2001Queen VictoriaTV Movie
Animated Tales of the World2000NarratorTV Show
The Ghost of Greville Lodge2000SarahMovie
An Ideal Husband1999Lady MarkbyMovie
Mad Cows1999Dr. Minny StinklerMovie
The Big Knights1999Queen Melissa (voice)TV Show
Stiff Upper Lips1998Aunt AgnesMovie
Phoenix1997The ClientShort Film
Keeping Mum1997MarjorieTV Show
Midsomer Murders1997Eleanor BunsallTV Show
Where the Heart Is1997Hattie DymchurchTV Show
Breaking the Code1996Sara TuringTV Movie
Emma1996Miss BatesTV Movie
Dalziel and Pascoe1996Edith DisneyTV Show
Dennis the Menace1996Mrs. DuffelTV Show
Silent Witness1996Anne ParkerTV Show
Lord of Misrule1996ShirleyTV Movie
An Awfully Big Adventure1995RoseMovie
Signs and Wonders1995Elizabeth PalmoreTV Movie
The World of Lee Evans1995MotherTV Show
Look at the State We're In!1995StorytellerTV Show
Searching1995Mrs. TilstonTV Show
Sherwood's Travels1994Movie
Second Best1994MargeryMovie
Fair Game1994MarjorieTV Movie
The Rector's Wife1994Marjorie RichardsonTV Show
Woodcock1994CaptainTV Movie
Freddie as F.R.O.7.1992Additional Voices (voice), QueenMovie
Howards End1992Aunt JuleyMovie
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends1992Mrs. Tiggy-WinkleTV Show
My Friend Walter1992Aunt ElleTV Movie
Dirty Beasts1990NarratorMovie
A Chorus of Disapproval1988Hannah Ap LlewellynMovie
Consuming Passions1988EthelMovie
After Henry1988Sarah FranceTV Show
Thompson1988TV Show
Natural Causes1988Celia BryceTV Movie
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne1987Moira O'NeillMovie
When We Are Married1987Annie ParkerTV Movie
Casualty1986Jocelyn AndersonTV Show
Screenplay1986MillyTV Show
Unnatural Causes1986JudithTV Show
Mapp & Lucia1985Miss Elizabeth MappTV Show
Screen One1985H.M.Q.TV Show
Absurd Person Singular1985Marion Brewster-WrightTV Movie
Theatre Night1985Mrs PrenticeTV Show
Weekend Playhouse1984Olive DoddTV Show
The Wicked Lady1983Lady KingsclereMovie
Outside Edge1982MiriamTV Movie
The Merry Wives of Windsor1982Mistress PageTV Movie
S.W.A.L.K.1982Aunt PattyTV Show
Bergerac1981Gloria GibbinsTV Show
Never the Twain1981Susan PeelTV Show
Wagner1981Frau PollertTV Show
Good King Memorex1979Sybil FawltyMovie
The Boys from Brazil1978Mrs. HarringtonMovie
The Hound of the Baskervilles1978GlynisMovie
Doris and Doreen1978DorisTV Movie
Pickersgill People1978Mavis BlackheadTV Show
Target1977Diana BlakeTV Show
Mr. Big1977DollyTV Show
The Littlest Horse Thieves1976Mrs. SandmanMovie
Fawlty Towers1975Sybil FawltyTV Show
Lucky Feller1975Farmer's WifeTV Show
BBC2 Playhouse1974Florence FarrTV Show
7 of 11973Marion JoyceTV Show
Country Matters1972Babs PickardTV Show
Full House1972ThelmaTV Show
Masterpiece Classic1971Miss BatesTV Show
Crime of Passion1970Adele BreteauTV Show
On the Margin1966TV Show
Jackanory1965StorytellerTV Show
BBC Play of the Month1965Queen JemimaTV Show
Thirty-Minute Theatre1965MarieTV Show
Horizon1964Florence HastingsTV Show
Waltz of the Toreadors1962Estella FitzjohnMovie
Saki1962Mrs. LappingTV Show
Comedy Playhouse1961DollyTV Show
Marriage Lines1961Kate StarlingTV Show
The Seven Faces of Jim1961Laura MorrellTV Show
Call Oxbridge 20001961Andrea NewtonTV Show
She Died Young1961Harriet GreenMovie
Coronation Street1960Eileen HughesTV Show
The Secret Garden1960MarthaTV Show
Inside Story1960JeanTV Show
BBC Sunday-Night Play1960Maud MurchTV Show
Room at the Top1959Council Office Worker (uncredited)Movie
A Christmas Night with the Stars1958Kate Starling - Marriage Lines segment, Kate Starling - The Marriage Lines segmentTV Show
Saturday Playhouse1958Joan Deal, LucyTV Show
Champion Road1958Betty GrayMovie
Television World Theatre1958DunyashaMovie
ITV Play of the Week1955Grace Kennion, MoragTV Show
ITV Television Playhouse1955Gabrielle, Joy Miller, Mrs. PepysTV Show
Hobson's Choice1954Vicky HobsonMovie
Shop Spoiled1954CustomerMovie
What Every Woman Wants1954MaryMovie
Scotch on the Rocks1953Morag McLeodMovie
Pride and Prejudice1952Lydia BennetTV Show
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950Prudence Buckland, SusanTV Show
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