Made acting debut at the Royal Court in "The Great Big World"
Acted with Irene Vanbrugh at the West End's Globe Theatre in the light comedy "Eileen"
Was cast as Tyltyl in a London stage production of Maetrerlinck's "The Blue Bird"
Played Ruby, a young Yorkshire servant, in J B Priestley's "When We Are Married" at the St Martin's Theatre in London
During World War II, performed mainly in radio, often with Ted Ray in his program "Ray's A Laugh"
Appeared in the thriller "Hotel Reserve" starring James Mason
Was a frequent guest on the variety/comedy program "The Arthur Haynes Show" aired on England's ATV
Was a regular on "Hancock's Half Hour" a comedy program aired on BBC-TV
Appeared in the Peter Sellers comedy "The Battle of the Sexes"
Starred in the six part sitcom "The Arthur Askey Show"
Had a small role in the Beatles' first film "A Hard Day's Night"
Appeared in the features "Goodbye, Mr Chips", "Carry on Again, Doctor" and "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?"
Was a frequent guest on "The Benny Hill Show" (BBC and Thames TV in the UK; syndicated in the USA)
Earned acclaim for what is perhaps her best-known performance in the title role of "Edna the Inebriate Woman"
Acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company in "Twelfth Night"
Joined the cast of the long-running controversial BBC sitcom "Till Death Do Us Part"
Played Mrs Watty in the CBS television remake of "The Corn Is Green"
Starred opposite Pat Coombs in the British C4/Regent Productions sitcom "The Lady Is a Tramp"
Appeared in the children's fantasy feature "The Neverending Story"
Received attention for her depiction of a deranged grandmother in "The House of Bernarda Alba"
Gave memorable performances in "Willow", "Little Dorrit" and "A Fish Called Wanda"
Played a dowager in the period drama "The Fool"
Appeared in a modern adaptation of "Crime and Punishment" starring John Hurt and Vanessa Redgrave