Judy Cornwell

Judy Cornwell

Highest Rated: 86% Persuasion (1995)

Lowest Rated: 20% Santa Claus (1985)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1940

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Judy Cornwell's grandmother Sarah Bonner was a music hall singer, and the beloved British actress initially followed in her footsteps. Cornwell's career began in theater, where she learned dancing, pantomime, and singing. After her first small film part in 1959, Cornwell made her television debut on the long-running crime show "Dixon Of Dock Green." Despite roles in high-profile movies like 1967's relationship drama "Two For The Road," Cornwell's film appearances became increasingly rare as she found success on television. Many of her performances were in prestige productions of classic novels like a 1974 mini series version of W. Somerset Maugham's "Cakes And Ale," in which Cornwell's turn as a tortured barmaid with a tragic past earned her great acclaim. Cornwell's most iconic part came as Daisy, the lower-class sister of snobbish Hyacinth Bucket on popular British sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances." Over the course of five seasons, from 1990 to 1995, Daisy's unfussy good humor and ability to agitate her socially insecure sister endeared her to audiences. While continuing her work as an actress, in 1985 she published her first novel, "Cow and Cow Parsley," followed by three more works examining her interest in religious faith and the lives of women. A memoir, "Adventures of a Jelly Baby," followed in 2005.

Highest rated movies

Wuthering Heights
Who Slew Auntie Roo?
Santa Claus




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life & Crimes of William Palmer Mrs. Palmer (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% The Student Prince Mrs. Quigley (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Death in Disguise May Cuttle (Character) - 1997
86% 84% Persuasion Mrs. Musgrove (Character) $3.7M 1995
20% 66% Santa Claus Anya Claus (Character) $23.6M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts Sylvia Collis (Character) - 1983
56% 45% Who Slew Auntie Roo? Clarine (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherly Love Rosie (Character) - 1970
64% 63% Wuthering Heights Nellie (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paddy Breeda (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Think Dirty Liz Brown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Wolf Stella (Character) - 1968


No Score Yet No Score Yet Pointless Celebrities Contestant 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Connections Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 50% Keeping Up Appearances Daisy (Character) 1990-1993 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Doctor Who Maddy (Character) 1987
68% 77% Doctor Who Maddy (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rumpole of the Bailey Rosemary Tuttle (Character) 1987