Prunella Scales

Highest Rated: 100% Second Best (1994)
Birthday: Jun 22, 1932
Birthplace: Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England, UK
Best known for her role in Fawlty Towers. Became the assistant stage manager of the Old Vic Theatre in London in 1951 before acting. Has appeared in Radio 4 sitcoms including After Henry, Smelling of Roses and Ladies of Letters. Appeared in Tesco adverts throughout the 90s. Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1992 Birthday Honours List. Published her biography "Prunella" in 2005. Is an ambassador of SOS Children's Villages charity.


Highest Rated Movies



9% 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
36% 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
94% 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
0% The Hound of the Baskervilles Glynis 1980
71% 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
90% Hobson's Choice Vicky Hobson 1953


No Score Yet Great Canal Journeys
  • 2018
No Score Yet Miss Marple
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Miss Bates Queen Elizabeth II Mrs. Mackenzie
  • 2009
  • 1997
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Eleanor Bunsall
  • 2006
  • 2000
  • 1999
100% Fawlty Towers
Sybil Fawlty
No Score Yet The Big Knights
Queen Melissa
No Score Yet The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends


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