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Joan Hickson

Joan Bogle Hickson, OBE (5 August 1906 – 17 October 1998) was an English actress of theatre, film and television. She was known for her role as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple in the television series Miss Marple. As well as portraying Miss Marple on television, Hickson also narrated a number of Miss Marple stories on audio books. Born in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Hickson was a daughter of Edith Mary (née Bogle) and Alfred Harold Hickson, a shoe manufacturer. Boarding at Oldfield School at Swanage in Dorset she went on to train at RADA in London. Making her stage debut in 1927, she worked for several years throughout the United Kingdom and achieved success playing comedic, often eccentric characters in London's West End, including the role of the cockney maid Ida in the original production of See How They Run, at the Q Theatre in 1944, and then at the Comedy Theatre in January 1945. She made her first film appearance in 1934. The numerous supporting roles of her career included several Carry On films including Sister in Carry On Nurse and Mrs May in Carry On Constable. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Aug 5, 1906 In Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Man Who Could Work Miracles 1936-02-19
Latest Project:
Movie Century 1993-12-31
Known For
Poster of Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced
Movie Century Mrs. Whitweather 1993-12-31
Movie Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side Miss Marple 1992-12-27
Movie Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors Miss Marple 1991-12-29
Movie Miss Marple A Caribbean Mystery Miss Marple 1989-12-25
Movie Miss Marple: 4.50 from Paddington Miss Jane Marple 1987-02-25
Series Miss Marple: Nemesis Miss Jane Marple 1987-02-08
Series Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel Miss Jane Marple 1987-01-25
Series Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder Miss Jane Marple 1987-01-11
Movie Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage Miss Marple 1986-12-25
Movie Clockwise Mrs. Trellis 1986-03-01
Series Miss Marple: The Moving Finger Miss Marple 1985-02-21
Series Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced Miss Jane Marple 1985-02-28
Series Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye Miss Jane Marple 1985-03-07
Series Miss Marple: The Body in the Library Miss Marple 1984-12-26
Movie The Wicked Lady Aunt Agatha 1983-10-28
Series Great Expectations Miss Havisham 1981-10-04
Movie The Taming of the Shrew Widow 1980-10-23
Series Lady Killers Unknown 1980-07-20
Movie Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Mrs. Rivington 1980-03-30
Movie Yanks Mrs. Moody 1979-09-01
Movie Monkey Tricks Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie On the Tiles Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie The Big Kick 1976-01-01
Movie Double Trouble Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie Wedding Bells Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie Baby Sitters Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Mrs Gibbons 1975-07-09
Movie South Riding 1974-09-16
Series Within These Walls Unknown 1974-01-04
Movie Confessions of a Window Cleaner Mrs. Radlett 1974-01-01
Movie Carry On Girls Mrs. Dukes 1973-11-09
Movie Theatre of Blood Mrs. Sprout 1973-04-05
Series Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Unknown 1973-01-09
Movie A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Grace 1972-01-01
Movie Friends Lady in Bookstore 1971-03-24
Series Budgie Unknown 1971-04-09
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie Carry On Loving Mrs Grubb 1970-09-20
Movie Carry On Regardless Matron 1963-12-01
Movie Heavens Above! Housewife 1963-05-20
Movie Nurse on Wheels Mrs. Wood 1963-01-03
Movie In the Doghouse Miss Gibbs 1962-05-17
Movie Murder She Said Mrs. Kidder 1962-01-07
Movie Raising the Wind Mrs. Bostwick 1961-09-06
Movie Please Turn Over Saleswoman 1961-04-28
Movie His and Hers Phoebe 1961-01-01
Movie Carry On Constable Mrs. May 1960-02-22
Series Barnaby Rudge Unknown 1960-09-30
Movie Doctor in Love 1960-07-12
Movie No Kidding Cook 1960-11-01
Movie Upstairs and Downstairs Rosemary 1959-11-02
Movie The 39 Steps Miss Dobson 1959-03-13
Movie Carry On Nurse Matron 1959-03-10
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Movie Chain of Events Barmaid 1958-09-30
Movie Law and Disorder Aunt Florence 1958-06-09
Movie No Time for Tears Sister Duckworth 1957-10-04
Movie Carry on Admiral Mother 1957-05-14
Movie Lost Chemist 1956-01-31
Movie The Extra Day Mrs. West 1956-01-01
Movie The Last Man to Hang? Mrs. Prynne 1956-08-01
Movie Port of Escape Rosalie Watchett 1956-05-01
Movie Child in the House Cook 1956-08-14
Movie A Time to Kill Miss Edinger 1955-11-01
Movie Value for Money Mrs. Perkins 1955-08-09
Movie As Long as They're Happy Barmaid 1955-04-10
Movie Doctor at Sea 1955-01-01
Movie The Million Pound Note Maggie 1954-06-18
Movie Doctor in the House Mrs. Groaker 1954-03-23
Movie The House Across the Lake Mrs. Hardcastle 1954-04-16
Movie Dance Little Lady Mrs. Matthews 1954-07-13
Movie To Dorothy, a Son Pub Landlady 1954-10-31
Movie Mad About Men Mrs. Forster 1954-11-16
Movie Rough Shoot Station Announcer 1953-05-15
Movie Deadly Nightshade Mrs. Fenton 1953-03-01
Movie The Frightened Bride The Waitress 1953-01-01
Movie The Card Mrs. Codleyn 1952-10-28
Movie Curtain Up Harry's Landlady 1952-03-12
Movie Hindle Wakes Mrs Hawthorn 1952-01-01
Movie High Treason Mrs. Ellis 1951-11-13
Movie The Magic Box Mrs Stukely 1951-01-01
Movie The Magnet Mrs Ward 1950-10-01
Movie Seven Days to Noon Mrs. Emily Georgina Peckett 1950-10-30
Movie Marry Me Mrs. Pearson 1949-06-07
Movie Celia: The Sinister Affair of Poor Aunt Nora Emily Haldane 1949-01-01
Movie The Guinea Pig Mrs. Read 1948-10-26
Movie Bond Street Seamstress 1948-05-12
Movie Just William's Luck Mrs. Lane 1947-12-17
Movie I See a Dark Stranger Hotel Manageress 1946-07-04
Movie The Rake's Progress Miss Parker 1945-12-06
Movie Don't Take It to Heart Mrs. Pike 1944-11-13
Movie Freedom Radio Katie 1941-02-04
Movie Love from a Stranger Emmy 1937-04-18
Movie The Man Who Could Work Miracles Effie 1936-02-19