Lesley Nicol

Lesley Nicol

Highest Rated: 84% Downton Abbey (2019)

Lowest Rated: 65% West Is West (2010)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1953

Birthplace: Manchester, England, UK

A veteran performer on the English stage and television since the mid-1980s, actress Leslie Nicol vaulted to international fame as the imperious cook, Mrs. Patmore, on "Downton Abbey (ITV/PBS, 2010-16). For much of her early career, Nicol divided her time between bit and supporting roles on television and in theater productions, with her first feature coming more than a decade after her first small-screen appearance on the hit U.K. comedy "East is East" (1999). By the year 2000, she had advanced to major roles in musicals like "Mamma Mia!" and a recurring turn in TV advertisements for Tetley Tea. But it was "Downton Abbey" that thrust Nicol, like many of its performers, into the international spotlight, where public television viewers around the world delighted in her iron rule of the Crawley estate's kitchen staff, as well as her increasingly matronly relationship with Sophie McShera's maid, Daisy. The exposure afforded by "Downton" led to roles in American television, but more importantly, a second act to a career that seemed at long last pointed towards more substantive stardom.

Highest rated movies

Downton Abbey
East Is East
West Is West




No Score Yet No Score Yet Piney: The Lonesome Pine Forever Tree (Voice) - 2020
84% 94% Downton Abbey Mrs. Patmore (Character) $96.8M 2019
65% 55% West Is West Auntie Annie (Character) - 2010
78% 78% East Is East Auntie Annie (Character) $4.2M 1999


No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
46% 67% Beecham House Henrietta Beecham (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vampirina Mary-Margaret Mummyton (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2017
74% 69% The Catch Sybil Griffiths (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 64% The Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
86% 93% Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Mrs. Patmore (Character) 2012-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie & Bear Fairy Godmother (Guest Voice) 2015
93% 75% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Margaret (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doc McStuffins Pip (Guest Voice) 2014
96% 89% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Eileen McMahon (Character) 2002
20% No Score Yet Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Mrs. Rogers (Character) 1991


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