Annette Crosbie

Annette Crosbie

Highest Rated: 74% Calendar Girls (2003)

Lowest Rated: 21% Eat Local (2017)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1934

Birthplace: Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, UK

As comfortable playing in sophisticated period pieces as she was in high concept science fiction, Annette Crosbie was the sort of indomitable character actress that might only come from the realm of classical training. In the earliest days of her career, the Scottish-born Crosbie set her talents to small screen challenges like "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" (BBC 1970), gradually amounting film credits including "The Lord of the Rings" (1978) and "The Debt Collector" (1999) over time. As the years carried on, Crosbie only became more prevalent, acting in high-profile miniseries and motion pictures, including the Oscar-nominated "Into the Woods" (2014). Annette Ross Mcleod Crosbie was born on February 12, 1934 in the village of Gorebridge in Midlothian, Scotland. Despite undertaking an academic pursuit of acting as a teenager at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, it wouldn't be until her mid-20s that Crosbie landed her first screen role: "The Bridal Path" (1959), a Danish comedy that cast the rising star as a waitress. In the years following her film debut, Crosbie found work on screens big and small with the likes of the romantic drama "Gypsy Girl" (1965) and various installments of "ITV Play of the Week" (ITV 1955-1974). However, her BAFTA-award winning turn in the TV miniseries "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" (BBC 1970) marked her ascension from working actress to bona fide name. Crosbie's small-screen successes continued to accumulate, notably with major roles on "A Picture of Katherine Mansfield" (BBC 1973) and "Edward the King" (ITV 1975). Although the wealth of her attention was committed to television, Crosbie likewise lent her talents to film, performing in such projects as the animated movie "The Lord of the Rings" (1978) and the fantasy adventure "Hawk the Slayer" (1980). The progression of time opened Crosbie to comic projects, foremost the sitcom "One Foot in the Grave" (BBC One 1990-2000). All the while, she maintained her presence in the realm of drama, turning out "Doctor Finlay" (ITV 1993-96), "Oliver Twist" (PBS 1999) and the thriller feature "The Debt Collector" (1999). The latter encouraged a new wave of big screen projects for Crosbie, including the Helen Mirren-led comedy-drama "Calendar Girls" (2003). From there on, she starred in the miniseries "Little Dorrit" (BBC One 2008) and "Hope Springs" (BBC One 2009), and in the musical film "Into the Woods" (2014).

Highest rated movies

Calendar Girls
What We Did on Our Holiday Into the Woods
Shooting Fish
Eat Local




21% 40% Eat Local Alice (Character) - 2017
71% 49% Into the Woods Grandmother (Character) $128.0M 2014
73% 71% What We Did on Our Holiday Doreen (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viva Blackpool Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Footprints in the Snow Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quite Ugly One Morning Mrs. Kinross (Character) - 2004
74% 67% Calendar Girls Jessie (Character) $31.0M 2003
No Score Yet 74% The Debt Collector Lana (Character) - 1999
57% 76% Shooting Fish Mrs. Cummins (Character) $302.2K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solitaire for 2 Mrs. Dwyer (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nervous Energy Meg Kelso (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 50% Chernobyl: The Final Warning Dr. Galina Petrovna (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Peak Freda (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 23% Ordeal by Innocence Kirsten Lindstrom (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Disappearance of Harry Lizzy (Character) - 1982
52% 64% The Lord of the Rings Galadriel (Voice) - 1978
No Score Yet 90% The Slipper and the Rose Fairy Godmother (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 57% The Public Eye Miss Framer (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 58% Gypsy Girl Mrs. White (Character) - 1965


89% 93% Call the Midwife Clarice Millgrove (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lily's Driftwood Bay Nonna Dog (Voice) 2014-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Henry IX Queen Charlotte (Character) 2017
92% 66% Doctor Who Mrs. Angelo (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Amelia Plummer (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet William and Mary Mrs. Driscoll (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Mind Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Foot in the Grave Margaret Meldrew (Character) 1990 1992-1995 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 87% Jonathan Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Finlay Janet Macpherson (Character) 1993-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Branch Unknown (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Wives of Henry VIII Catherine of Aragon (Character) 1970