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Prunella Scales

Highest Rated:   100% Second Best (1994)
Lowest Rated:   10% Horrid Henry: The Movie (2013)
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Birthplace:   Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England, UK
On stage from 1951 and in films from 1952, British actress Prunella Scales blossomed as a character actress in the mid-1960s. As was the case with many English performers, Scales' tastes veered towards the Classics on stage (the character of Cherry in The Beaux' Stratagem was a particular favorite), while she tended to take whatever came along in films and on television. Her movie credits encompass such efforts as Hobson's Choice (1954), The Boys From Brazil (1978), Howard's End (1992), and, more recently, An Awfully Big Adventure (1995). TV fans the world over know Prunella as Sybil Fawlty, sharp-tongued wife of hotelier John Cleese, in the brief but memorable British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Prunella Scales is the wife of stage and film actor Timothy West, and the mother of actors Sam and Joseph West.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
10% Horrid Henry: The Movie
  • Great Aunt Greta
$2.6M 2013
No Score Yet Station Jim
  • Queen Victoria
2001
No Score Yet Beauty
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Ghost of Greville Lodge
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Mad Cows
  • Dr. Minny Stinkler
1999
38% Stiff Upper Lips
  • Aunt Agnes Ivory
1998
No Score Yet Breaking The Code
  • Sara Turing
1997
No Score Yet Jane Austen's 'Emma'
  • Miss Bates
1996
33% An Awfully Big Adventure
  • Rose Lipman
1995
60% Wolf
  • Maude
1994
100% Second Best
  • Margery
1994
No Score Yet The Rector's Wife
  • Marjorie Richardson
1994
No Score Yet Freddie as F.R.O.7
  • Queens
1992
92% Howards End
  • Aunt Juley
$0.2M 1992
No Score Yet Question of Attribution
  • H.M.Q.
1992
No Score Yet Consuming Passions
  • Ethel
1988
No Score Yet A Chorus of Disapproval
  • Hannah Ap Llewellyn
1988
No Score Yet The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
  • Moira O'Neill
1988
No Score Yet The Wicked Lady
  • Lady Kingsclere
1983
No Score Yet The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Mistress Page
1982
No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Glynis
1980
70% The Boys from Brazil
  • Mrs. Harrington
1978
No Score Yet The Littlest Horse Thieves
  • Mrs. Sandman
1976
No Score Yet Country Matters
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Waltz of the Toreadors (The Amorous General)
  • Estella
1962
100% Room at the Top
  • Actor
1959
95% Hobson's Choice
  • Vicky Hobson
1953

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Miss Bates Queen Elizabeth II Mrs. Mackenzie
  • 2009
  • 1997

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