Iris Russell (1922–2014)

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Iris Russell was born on February 22, 1922 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya as Iris Constance Russell. She was an actress, known for The Avengers (1961), Timeslip (1970) and Bleak House (1959). She was married to William Gordon Chapman. She died on February 13, 2014 in the UK. See full bio »

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Known For

The Avengers Father / Fiona / Sheila Dowson
(1962-1969)
Timeslip Jean Skinner
(1970-1971)
Bleak House Lady Honoria Dedlock
(1959)
Jane Eyre Diana Rivers
(1956)

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 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
Old Henrietta
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Old Henrietta
 1998 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Pamela Tarling
- Road Rage: Part Two (1998) ... Pamela Tarling
 1996 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Grandmother
- Episode #19.16 (1996) ... Grandmother
 1995 Ghosts (TV Series)
Jean
- The Chemistry Lesson (1995) ... Jean
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Lady Halstead
- Wall of Silence (1993) ... Lady Halstead
 1992 Taggart (TV Series)
Rachel Newman
- Ring of Deceit Part One (1992) ... Rachel Newman
 1992 Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors (TV Movie)
Queen Elizabeth
 1983 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Doris Ogilvy
- The Society Entertainer (1983) ... Doris Ogilvy
 1982 Something in Disguise (TV Series)
Lavinia Riding
- A New Life (1982) ... Lavinia Riding
- Flight (1982) ... Lavinia Riding
 1981 Fanny by Gaslight (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Somerford
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Mrs. Somerford
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Mrs. Somerford
 1977 The XYY Man (TV Series)
Lady Tyler
- The Missing Civil Servant (1977) ... Lady Tyler
 1974-1976 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Margaret Derwent
- Shades of Black (1976) ... Margaret Derwent
- Caesar's Wife (1974) ... Margaret Derwent
 1972-1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Edward's wife / Matron
- The Nicest Man in the World (1976) ... Edward's wife
- Old Newsome (1972) ... Matron
 1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mrs. Fletcher
- After the Solo (1975) ... Mrs. Fletcher
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Miss Jennifer Lewis
- Thou Shalt Not Kill (1975) ... Miss Jennifer Lewis
 1975 The Hill of the Red Fox (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Evelyn
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Aunt Evelyn
 1975 The Girls of Slender Means (TV Series)
Lady Julia Markham
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Lady Julia Markham
 1975 Public Eye (TV Series)
Alison
- The Fall Guy (1975) ... Alison
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Madame de Bourges
- Trial (1974) ... Madame de Bourges
 1974 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Matron
- Those for, and Those Against (1974) ... Matron
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Mrs. Roberts
- Spell of Evil (1973) ... Mrs. Roberts
 1972 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Mrs. MacPherson
- Fog (1972) ... Mrs. MacPherson
 1971 Rules, Rules, Rules (TV Series)
Mum
- Breaking with Tradition (1971) ... Mum
 1970-1971 Timeslip (TV Series)
Jean Skinner
- The Day of the Clone: Part 6 (1971) ... Jean Skinner
- The Day of the Clone: Part 5 (1971) ... Jean Skinner
- The Day of the Clone: Part 4 (1971) ... Jean Skinner
- The Year of the Burn Up: Part 8 (1971) ... Jean Skinner
- The Year of the Burn Up: Part 1 (1970) ... Jean Skinner
 1970 Daniel Deronda (TV Mini-Series)
Lydia Glasher
- Revelations (1970) ... Lydia Glasher
- The Diamonds (1970) ... Lydia Glasher
- Temptations (1970) ... Lydia Glasher
 1970 Wicked Women (TV Series)
Mrs. Skinner
- Augusta Fullam (1970) ... Mrs. Skinner
 1962-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Father / Fiona / Sheila Dowson
- Stay Tuned (1969) ... Father
- November Five (1963) ... Fiona
- Mission to Montreal (1962) ... Sheila Dowson
 1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Woodison
- Suspended (1968) ... Mrs. Woodison
 1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Sylvia Cranley
- The Guilty Ones: Part 2 (1968) ... Sylvia Cranley
- The Guilty Ones: Part 1 (1968) ... Sylvia Cranley
 1957-1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Matron Mary Stevenson / Sister Mary Stevenson / Nurse Mary Stevenson / ...
- The Last Dance (1967) ... Matron Mary Stevenson
- Episode #1.934 (1966) ... Matron Mary Stevenson
- Episode #1.933 (1966) ... Matron Mary Stevenson
- Episode #1.932 (1966) ... Matron Mary Stevenson
- Episode #1.923 (1966) ... Matron Mary Stevenson
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Lena
- A Way with the Ladies (1967) ... Lena
 1967 King of the River (TV Series)
Elspeth Conway
- The Romantic Dentist (1967) ... Elspeth Conway
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Elizabeth Barclay
- Big Fall (1966) ... Elizabeth Barclay
 1964 Downfall
Mrs. Webster
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Chorus of Women of Canterbury
- Murder in the Cathedral (1964) ... Chorus of Women of Canterbury
 1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Webster
- Downfall (1964) ... Mrs. Webster
 1963 The Dream Maker
Nellie
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Rose Blackledge
- Drama '63: Image of a Society (1963) ... Rose Blackledge
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Sally Turner
- Call from a Customer (1963) ... Sally Turner
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Erica Hewitt
- Run with the Devil (1963) ... Erica Hewitt
 1962 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Shirley Medhurst
- Episode #2.4 (1962) ... Shirley Medhurst
 1962 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Miss Malcolm
- Conduct Unbecoming (1962) ... Miss Malcolm
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
Madame Grandmaison
- The Lost Sailor (1961) ... Madame Grandmaison
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Eyes of the Bat (1961) ... Doctor
 1961 Family Solicitor (TV Series)
Joan Allen
- In Custody (1961) ... Joan Allen
 1961 Line of Enquiry (TV Movie)
Mary Marshall
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Joan Fiske
- Episode #1.36 (1960) ... Joan Fiske
- Episode #1.30 (1960) ... Joan Fiske
- Episode #1.27 (1960) ... Joan Fiske
 1959 Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Honoria Dedlock
- The End of the Story (1959) ... Lady Honoria Dedlock
- Episode #1.10 (1959) ... Lady Honoria Dedlock
- Episode #1.9 (1959) ... Lady Honoria Dedlock
- Episode #1.8 (1959) ... Lady Honoria Dedlock
- Episode #1.7 (1959) ... Lady Honoria Dedlock
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1959 The Highlander (TV Movie)
Carol Delaunay
 1958 The Royalty (TV Series)
Mrs. Britling
- Episode #2.5 (1958) ... Mrs. Britling
- Episode #2.4 (1958) ... Mrs. Britling
- Episode #2.3 (1958) ... Mrs. Britling
- Episode #2.2 (1958) ... Mrs. Britling
 1958 The Moonraker
Judith Strangeways
 1957 Five on a Treasure Island
Margaret Kirrin
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Anna Richter
- My Favourite Kidnapper (1957) ... Anna Richter
 1951-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dorothy Wesley / Lena / Helen Makepeace / ...
- Jonathan North (1957) ... Dorothy Wesley
- Epitaph (1956) ... Lena
- The Makepeace Story #4: The New Executive (1955) ... Helen Makepeace
- David Garrick (1951) ... Kitty Clive
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister Josephine
- Bonaventure (1956) ... Sister Josephine
 1956 Jane Eyre (TV Series)
Diana Rivers
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... Diana Rivers
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Diana Rivers
 1956 The Gentle Touch
Other Sister
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Barbara
- Margaret Moves On (1956) ... Barbara
 1955 The Stolen Airliner
Mrs. Head
 1955 Strike (TV Movie)
Julia
 1954 The Vise (TV Series)
Mary Ballard
- Yellow Robe (1954) ... Mary Ballard
 1953 The Honours of Scotland (TV Movie)
Flora Maclan
 1953 The Other Dear Charmer (TV Short)
Mrs. Agnes Maclehose
 1949 Someone at the Door (TV Movie)
Sally Martin
 1948 George and Margaret (TV Movie)
Frankie
 1948 The Dover Road (TV Movie)
Anne
 1947 Tobias and the Angel (TV Movie)
Sara
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British character actress, born to Scottish parents in Malaysia. She attended drama school in Edinburgh and subsequently joined Donald Wolfit's Shakespearian company. She later acted on stage in London and with the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre. Her major recurring role in television was in the series "Timeslip". See more »

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