Guest Actor Biography
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Judy Parfitt

Miss Ellis, Bullseye
Brenda Paterson, The White Elephant
Vesta, Escape in Time
Loris, Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?

by Pete Stampede

Strong-featured Judy Parfitt's television credits generally consist of single plays and literary adaptations, with her role as an unfaithful wife of the Raj in Granada's The Jewel in the Crown (1984) being perhaps the most notable. Exceptions to the above include The Saint, "The Persistent Patriots" (1967), and The Protectors, "Lena" (1972), partly shot in Venice but with all the Italian characters played by British actors, including her, and John Thaw in the worst performance I've ever seen him give! (Really saddening for a Sweeny fan.) She also did a Murder, She Wrote, in which she played a Russian. She had an impressive, belated Hollywood debut in the adaptation of Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne (1995), and has been lately acting on Broadway. Film-wise, she was most recently in the Cinderella variation Ever After (1998).

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