Sheila Burrell (1922–2011)


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Sheila Burrell was born on May 9, 1922 in Blackheath, London, England. She was an actress, known for Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Paranoiac (1963) and Out of the Unknown (1965). She was married to David Sim and Laurence Payne. She died on July 19, 2011 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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(1995)
Paranoiac Aunt Harriet
(1963)
(1969)
(1978)

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 2005 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Phyllis King
- Episode #1.3941 (2005) ... Phyllis King (as Shelia Burrell)
- Episode #1.3939 (2005) ... Phyllis King (as Shelia Burrrell)
- Episode #1.3938 (2005) ... Phyllis King (as Shelia Burrell)
 1998-2004 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Nellie Pratt / Mrs. Hutton
- Stormy Weather (2004) ... Nellie Pratt
- Echoes of the Past (1998) ... Mrs. Hutton
 2004 Doctors and Nurses (TV Series)
Edie
- Hip Hop (2004) ... Edie
 2003 Holby City (TV Series)
Agnes Moorhead
- All That You Leave Behind (2003) ... Agnes Moorhead
 2003 Doctors (TV Series)
Dorothy Palmer
- A Life of One's Own (2003) ... Dorothy Palmer
 2003 William and Mary (TV Series)
Viney
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Viney
 2001 Always and Everyone (TV Series)
Virginia Henderson
- Episode #3.10 (2001) ... Virginia Henderson
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini Series)
Grace
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Grace
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Grace
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Grace
 1999 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Mrs. Greenway
- Trial & Retribution III - Part Two (1999) ... Mrs. Greenway
- Trial & Retribution III - Part One (1999) ... Mrs. Greenway
 1999 Casualty (TV Series)
Agnes Spencer
- Mother's Day (1999) ... Agnes Spencer
 1989-1998 The Bill (TV Series)
Rose Brennan / Mrs. Jenkinson
- For Interest Only (1998) ... Rose Brennan
- Found Offending (1989) ... Mrs. Jenkinson
 1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Agnes Stubbs
- Blood Relations (1998) ... Agnes Stubbs
 1997 The Woodlanders
Grandma Oliver
 1997 Bramwell (TV Series)
Mrs. Lomax
- Episode #3.2 (1997) ... Mrs. Lomax
 1996 Jane Eyre
Lady Eshton
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie)
Ada Doom
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Lady #1
- Paris, October 1916 (1993) ... Lady #1
 1992 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series)
Mrs. Kinthley
- The Season of Heavenly Gifts: Part 2 (1992) ... Mrs. Kinthley
- The Season of Heavenly Gifts: Part 1 (1992) ... Mrs. Kinthley
- Stranger at the Gates: Part 2 (1992) ... Mrs. Kinthley
- Stranger at the Gates: Part 1 (1992) ... Mrs. Kinthley
 1991 Afraid of the Dark
Meg
 1986-1991 Brush Strokes (TV Series)
Isabel / Mrs. Pettijohn
- Episode #5.1 (1991) ... Mrs. Pettijohn
- Episode #2.2 (1987) ... Isabel
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Isabel
 1991 Devices and Desires (TV Mini Series)
Miss Beasley
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Miss Beasley
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Miss Beasley
 1989 A Quiet Conspiracy (TV Mini Series)
Madame Coursaux
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Madame Coursaux
 1988 American Roulette
Raul's Neghbour
 1987 Never Say Die (TV Series)
Hilda
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Hilda
 1987 Screenplay (TV Series)
Zlatin
- The Trial of Klaus Barbie (1987) ... Zlatin
 1987 Lizzie's Pictures (TV Mini Series)
Joan
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Joan
 1987 A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (TV Series)
Dr. Baring
- Gaudy Night: Episode Three (1987) ... Dr. Baring
- Gaudy Night: Episode Two (1987) ... Dr. Baring
- Gaudy Night: Episode One (1987) ... Dr. Baring
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Dolly McNally
- Radio Pictures (1985) ... Dolly McNally
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Lady Eleanor Benson
- The Tribute (1983) ... Lady Eleanor Benson
 1983 Spooky (TV Series)
Grandmother
- In a Dark, Dark Box... (1983) ... Grandmother
 1982 Frost in May (TV Mini Series)
Mother Poitier
- Frost in May (1982) ... Mother Poitier
 1978 The Feathered Serpent (TV Series)
Keelag
- Episode #2.6 (1978) ... Keelag
- Episode #2.4 (1978) ... Keelag
- Episode #2.3 (1978) ... Keelag
- Episode #2.2 (1978) ... Keelag
- Episode #2.1 (1978) ... Keelag
 1977 Anna Karenina (TV Mini Series)
Princess Myagky
- Episode #1.10 (1977) ... Princess Myagky
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Princess Myagky
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Princess Myagky
 1968-1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Eliza / Miss Rawley
- Love-Lies-Bleeding (1977) ... Eliza
 1976 Can You Keep a Secret (TV Movie)
Valerie Dent
 1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mrs. Northrop
- When We Are Married (1975) ... Mrs. Northrop
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
Julia
- M + M (1974) ... Julia
 1974 The Carnforth Practice (TV Series)
Martha Webb
- Undue Influence (1974) ... Martha Webb
 1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Germaine Elwes
- The Long Haired Leftie: Part 1 (1973) ... Dr. Germaine Elwes
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Madame Perrier
- The Unconquered (1970) ... Madame Perrier
 1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini Series)
Lady Rochford
- Catherine Howard (1970) ... Lady Rochford
- Jane Seymour (1970) ... Lady Rochford
- Anne Boleyn (1970) ... Lady Rochford
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Ethel Guppy
- Mr. Guppy's Tale (1969) ... Ethel Guppy
 1969 Laughter in the Dark
Miss Porly
 1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Mrs. Jupp
- Bizarre (1969) ... Mrs. Jupp
 1969 The Desperados
Emily Galt
 1969 The Possessed (TV Mini Series)
Julia von Lembke
- The Fire (1969) ... Julia von Lembke
- The Meeting (1969) ... Julia von Lembke
- The Convict (1969) ... Julia von Lembke
 1969 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Minnim
- The Naked Sun (1969) ... Minnim
 1967 Hell Is Empty
Judge
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Liz
- Fall of the Goat (1967) ... Liz
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Matron Mavis Unsworth
- Death Begins at Seventy (1967) ... Matron Mavis Unsworth
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series)
Madame Lhomond
- The Judge (1966) ... Madame Lhomond
 1965 Ways with Words (TV Series)
 1959-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Gwen Harris / Doris Denham
- Calculated Risk (1965) ... Gwen Harris
- Call Me a Killer (1959) ... Doris Denham
 1963 Paranoiac
Aunt Harriet
 1962 The River Flows East (TV Series)
Mrs. Cowie
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Mrs. Cowie
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Mrs. Cowie
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Mrs. Cowie
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Mrs. Cowie
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Mrs. Cowie
 1962 Under Western Eyes (TV Movie)
Sophia Antonovna
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Maria
- The Face (1961) ... Maria
 1961 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Lee
- The Bent Twig (1961) ... Mrs. Lee
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Rose
- The Serpent's Tooth (1961) ... Rose
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
Francoise Bourcicault
- The Cactus (1961) ... Francoise Bourcicault
 1959 The Dawn Killer
Mrs. Hoddy
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Sally
- It Isn't Enough (1959) ... Sally
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series)
Edna Danby
- Part 4 (1959) ... Edna Danby
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
Sally
- Offshore Incident (1959) ... Sally
 1959 Body Found (TV Movie)
Mrs. Collins
 1958 The Lost King (TV Series)
Marie-Thérèse
- The Road Back (1958) ... Marie-Thérèse
- The Path to the Throne (1958) ... Marie-Thérèse
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Diana / Norah
- The Brittle Bond (1958) ... Diana
- The Waiting Room (1958) ... Norah
 1957 Hour of Mystery (TV Series)
Miss Groze / Margaret Foley
- A Murder Has Been Arranged (1957) ... Miss Groze
- Crime of Margaret Foley (1957) ... Margaret Foley
 1956 Blonde Bait
Bates (uncredited)
 1956 Women Without Men
Babs
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Joan Forsythe
- Death in the Dressing Room (1956) ... Joan Forsythe
 1956 The Alien Sky (TV Movie)
Dorothy Gower
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Helen Russell
- Brides of the Fire (1955) ... Helen Russell
 1953-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Anna / Mavis
- Johnnie Was a Hero (1953) ... Mavis
 1953 Black Orchid
Annette
 1951 Cloudburst
Lorna Dawson
 1951 The Rossiter Case
Honor
 1950 The Man in Black
Janice
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Isaac Babel's play, "Marya," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Demeger, Allan Corduner, Matthew Marsh, Julie Legrand, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Bayldon, Iain Mitchell, and Dave Hill in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Shelia Burrell | Shelia Burrrell

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

David Sim  (her death)  (3 children) | See more »

Relatives:

Laurence Olivier (cousin)
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Trivia:

Cousin of Sir Laurence Olivier and a long-standing member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Studied at the Douglas-Webber School of Singing and Dramatic Arts. See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice

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