Judy Parfitt

Judy Parfitt

Highest Rated: 91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Aryan Couple (2004)

Birthday: Nov 7, 1935

Birthplace: Sheffield, England, UK

A polished British stage actress who has proven adept in films and television playing characters of aristocratic background, Judy Parfitt delivered one of her best film performances as the imperious employer of Kathy Bates in "Delores Claiborne" (1995). Born in Yorkshire and trained at RADA, the actress began her career on stage in repertory theater before eventually finding success in the West End. Parfitt was already close to 30 when she debuted in films in a small role in "Hide and Seek" (1964). She first caught international audiences' attention playing Gertrude to Nicol Williamson's "Hamlet" (1969), recreating her stage performance. (As has often been the case, she was only three years older than the actor playing her son.) Parfitt continued to lend her regal bearing and patrician looks to such roles as "The Duchess of Malfi" and Mary Queen of Scots in "Vivat! Vivat Regina!" (both 1971) as well as Ranevskaya in "The Cherry Orchard" (1978).

Highest rated movies

Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Dean Spanley
Dolores Claiborne
Maurice
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Wilde
Getting It Right
Asylum

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% No Score Yet Hello Carter Aunt Miriam (Character) - 2013
12% 48% W.E. Queen Mary (Character) $582.1K 2011
88% 81% Dean Spanley Mrs. Brimley (Character) - 2008
36% 42% Asylum Brenda Raphael (Character) $374.9K 2005
12% 57% The Aryan Couple Rachel Krauzenberg (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Death on the Nile Miss Van Schuyler (Character) - 2004
73% 68% Girl With a Pearl Earring Maria Thins (Character) $11.6M 2003
91% 84% Ever After: A Cinderella Story Queen Marie (Character) $65.7M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ruby Ring Mrs. Puxley (Character) - 1997
72% 73% Wilde Lady Mount-Temple (Character) $2.1M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet September Verena (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Element of Doubt Genevieve (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Borrowers Mrs. Platter (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye My Love Unknown (Character) - 1996
85% 82% Dolores Claiborne Vera Donovan (Character) $22.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loving Mrs. Tennant (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye of the Storm Martha (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Cries Beryl Stacton (Character) - 1993
25% 28% King Ralph Queen Katherine (Character) $31.3M 1991
36% 29% Dark Obsession Lady Crewne (Character) - 1989
71% 73% Getting It Right Lady Stella Munday (Character) $73.2K 1989
84% 87% Maurice Mrs. Durham (Character) $45.9K 1987
No Score Yet 75% The Chain Deidre (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 71% Champions Dr. Merrow (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 36% The Mind of Mr. Soames Jenny Bannerman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 70% Hamlet Gertrude (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 93% Call the Midwife Sister Monica Joan (Character) 2012-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up the Women Myrtle (Character) 2015
95% 89% The Game Hester Waterhouse (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Angela Wentworth (Character),
Caroline Halsey (Guest Star)
1999 2008
No Score Yet 84% ER Isabelle Corday (Guest Star) 2000-2002
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charmings Queen Lillian White (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jewel in the Crown Unknown (Character) 1984-1985
No Score Yet 88% Yes, Minister Betty Oldhan (Character) 1984
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Anne Liskard (Guest Star) 1967