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Elizabeth Bradley (I) (1922–2000)

Maud Grimes, the mother-in-law from hell of television's Coronation Street, was tough, rough, domineering, embitteredly disabled and altogether not an obvious candidate for socialite of the year. The actress Elizabeth Bradley played the character for six years and 476 episodes - until she was written out in 1999 - was charming, invariably ... See full bio »

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(age 78) in Monte Carlo, Monaco

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(1981)
Coronation Street Maud Grimes / Councillor Adams
(1978-1999)
Blue Peter Special Assignment Elizabeth Gaskell
(1979)
The Nine Tailors Mrs. Venables
(1974)

Filmography

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 2000 Bad Girls (TV Series)
Mrs. Foster
- Facing Up (2000) ... Mrs. Foster
 1978-1999 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Maud Grimes / Councillor Adams
- Episode #1.4709 (1999) ... Maud Grimes
- Episode #1.4705 (1999) ... Maud Grimes
- Episode #1.4704 (1999) ... Maud Grimes
- Episode #1.4688 (1999) ... Maud Grimes
- Episode #1.4686 (1999) ... Maud Grimes
 1997 It's Good to Talk (Short)
 1995 The Coronation Street Character Collection (TV Series)
Maud Grimes
- Reg (1995) ... Maud Grimes
 1994 A Skirt Through History (TV Series)
Emilie Peacocke
- A Lady's Portion (1994) ... Emilie Peacocke
 1990-1994 Casualty (TV Series)
Mrs. Daniels / Edith Clarke
- Value for Money (1994) ... Mrs. Daniels
- Street Life (1990) ... Edith Clarke
 1993 Rides (TV Series)
Mari
- Episode #2.4 (1993) ... Mari
- Episode #2.3 (1993) ... Mari
- Episode #2.2 (1993) ... Mari
 1986-1993 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Latimer / Mrs. Lawrence / Mrs. Singleton / ...
- School of Hard Knocks (1993) ... Mrs. Latimer
- Grief (1991) ... Mrs. Lawrence
- Leaving (1989) ... Mrs. Singleton
- Whose Side Are You On? (1986) ... Mrs. Wilmore
 1992 An Ungentlemanly Act (TV Movie)
Nanny
 1992 London's Burning (TV Series)
Stout Woman
- Episode #5.7 (1992) ... Stout Woman
 1989-1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Great Aunt Annie / Nellie
- A Little Bit of Lippy (1992) ... Great Aunt Annie
- A Small Mourning (1989) ... Nellie
 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Anthony
- Memento Mori (1992) ... Mrs. Anthony
 1992 Resnick: Lonely Hearts (TV Series)
Vera Barnett
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Vera Barnett
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Vera Barnett
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Vera Barnett
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
Gladys Swann
- Bad Pennies (1991) ... Gladys Swann
 1990 The Piglet Files (TV Series)
Mrs. Russell
- A Room with a View (1990) ... Mrs. Russell
 1989 Bergerac (TV Series)
Mrs. Maurice
- Second Time Around (1989) ... Mrs. Maurice
 1985 Christmas Present
Granny Harris
 1985 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Mrs. Grinley
- Scab (1985) ... Mrs. Grinley
 1985 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Lady in Gallery
- Mud Sticks... (1985) ... Lady in Gallery
 1984-1985 Leaving (TV Series)
Mrs. Ford
- Episode #2.6 (1985) ... Mrs. Ford
- Episode #2.5 (1985) ... Mrs. Ford
- Episode #2.3 (1985) ... Mrs. Ford
- Episode #2.2 (1985) ... Mrs. Ford
- Episode #2.1 (1985) ... Mrs. Ford
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Mrs. Bradley
- A Sad Loss (1983) ... Mrs. Bradley
 1983 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Vidler
- Part 10 (1983) ... Mrs. Vidler
- Part 8 (1983) ... Mrs. Vidler
 1982 Brimstone & Treacle
Woman Passer By
 1979-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mum / Nelly
- London Is Drowning (1981) ... Mum
- Pasmore (1980)
- Waterloo Sunset (1979) ... Nelly
 1981 An American Werewolf in London
Woman in Zoo
 1980 Escape (TV Series)
 1979 Blue Peter Special Assignment (TV Series)
Elizabeth Gaskell
- The Brontes at Haworth (1979) ... Elizabeth Gaskell (voice)
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Mrs. Hibberd
- Latin Lady (1978) ... Mrs. Hibberd
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Old nun
- In Sun's Eclipse (1978) ... Old nun
 1978 A Traveller in Time (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Tissie
- The Ribbon (1978) ... Aunt Tissie
- The Tunnel (1978) ... Aunt Tissie
- The Locket (1978) ... Aunt Tissie
- The Kitchen (1978) ... Aunt Tissie
- The Door (1978) ... Aunt Tissie
 1977 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Hannah
- Wolf (1977) ... Hannah
 1976 No Hard Feelings (TV Movie)
Mrs. Etheridge
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie)
Dame Margaret
 1974 The Nine Tailors (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Venables
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... Mrs. Venables
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Mrs. Venables
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Mrs. Venables
 1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Mrs. Thompson
- No Life for a Woman (1973) ... Mrs. Thompson
 1963-1973 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Marland / Mrs. Staddon / Sarah Beswick / ...
- Skinner (1973) ... Mrs. Staddon
- Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 1 (1969) ... Sarah Beswick
- Some Kind of Nut: Part 2 (1968) ... Mrs. Marland
- Some Kind of Nut: Part 1 (1968) ... Mrs. Marland
- By the Book (1963) ... Mrs. Allright
 1972 The Flesh and Blood Show
Mrs. Saunders
 1972 Four Dimensions of Greta
Mrs. Schickler
 1972 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Wheeler
- Night Beat (1972) ... Mrs. Wheeler
 1971 Television Club (TV Series)
Mrs. Smithers
- What Kind of Life? (1971) ... Mrs. Smithers
- A New Start (1971) ... Mrs. Smithers
 1970 Daniel Deronda (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gascoigne
- The Diamonds (1970) ... Mrs. Gascoigne
- Temptations (1970) ... Mrs. Gascoigne
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Mrs. Bell
- Stop Acting (1969) ... Mrs. Bell
 1969 The First Lady (TV Series)
Alice Cobden
- To Hell with Purity (1969) ... Alice Cobden
 1968 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Mrs. Gordon
- The Equilibrium (1968) ... Mrs. Gordon
 1966 Davey Jones' Locker
Mrs. Haddock
 1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Tardy
- Episode #1.708 (1964) ... Mrs. Tardy
 1963 Julius Caesar (TV Series)
Plebeian
- Episode #1.3 (1963) ... Plebeian
 1960-1962 Bonehead (TV Series)
Second Mother / Mrs. Golightly
- Christmas Crackers (1962) ... Second Mother
- My Old Mother (1962) ... Mrs. Golightly
- Smash and Grab (1960)
 1960 The Long Way Home (TV Series)
 1957 Huntingtower (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1957)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Thomas Middleton and Howard Barker's play, "Women Beware Women", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale, Gary Oldman, Maggie Steed, Stevan Rimkus, Peter Sproule, Nigel Davenport and David Harewood in the cast. William Gaskill was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Margaret Bradley
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Trivia:

Started acting professionally on stage at the age of 23, using her mother's maiden name as her stage surname. She took a long break from acting whilst bringing up her three children but eventually returned, becoming most famous in old age as Coronation Street (1960) character "Maud Grimes".

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