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      Lesley Nicol

      Lesley Nicol

      Highest Rated: 86% Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

      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: A New Era poster
      Downton Abbey: A New Era
      Downton Abbey poster
      Downton Abbey
      East Is East poster
      East Is East
      West Is West poster
      West Is West

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      Movies

      Credit
      86% 97% Downton Abbey: A New Era Mrs. Patmore (Character) $43.3M 2022
      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

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 99% Doc Martin Mrs Irene Moore (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Padre Brown, detective Majorie Chummy (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 83% Summer Camp Island Unknown (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
      46% 65% Beecham House Henrietta Beecham (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sarah & Duck Scarf Lady / Hat Lady (Character),
      Scarf Lady (Voice)
      2013-2015 2017
      74% 71% The Catch Sybil Griffiths (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 66% The Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      87% 93% Downton Abbey Mrs. Patmore (Character) 2012-2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie & Bear Fairy Godmother (Guest Voice) 2015
      93% 74% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Margaret (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 8% 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 73% Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 1995