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Prunella Scales

Prunella Scales


Birthdate: June 22, 1932

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prunella Scales (born Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth) CBE (born 22 June 1932) is an English actress, known for her role as Basil Fawlty's long-suffering wife in the British comedy Fawlty Towers and her award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in the British film A Question of Attribution. Description above from the Wikipedia article Prunella Scales, licensed under C... ...detailed bio

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Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)

Horrid Henry is too busy dreaming about being a rock star and fending off his little brother Perfect Peter to do his homework. Naturally, this gets him into all kinds of trouble. His teacher, Miss Battle-Axe, promptly puts him in detention. It is revealed that Ashton Primary, the school Henry at...
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The Shell Seekers (2006)

Set in the 1980s, Penelope (Redgrave) is seen to be recovering from a heart attack. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn she is the daughter of Lawrence (Schell), an acclaimed painter. Her children attempt to convince her to sell her father's paintings and ease financial burdens. As Penelope ...
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The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000)

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Stiff Upper Lips (1999)

England, 1908: Emily Ivory (Cates) is a wealthy young woman who lives with her Aunt Agnes (Scales) at Ivory's End, a large country house. At 22, as her aunt constantly reminds her, she is verging on spinsterhood. She meets her brother's best friend, Cedric Trilling (Portal), when the two come hom...
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Emma (1996)

Miss Emma Woodhouse of Hartfield lives in the small town of Highbury, and is young, pretty, and rich. Though she has decided she will never marry, Emma takes credit for matchmaking her friend and former governess, Miss Taylor, to the widower Mr. Weston. Emma decides to organize marriages for oth...
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Breaking the Code (1996)

A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. Turing was also a homosexual in Britain at a time w...
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An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

In the film's prologue, a hotelier ushers a child into a bomb shelter during the Liverpool Blitz. We see a brief flashback to a woman leaving her baby in a basement surrounded by flickering candles. Before departing from the house, she quickly drops a string of pearls on the child's pillow, twine...
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Freddie as F.R.O.7 (1992)

The tale takes place in the Middle Ages alike world at Monaco, Monte Carlo, France. It tells of Prince Frederic, who is 10 year old boy who lived with his kingly father in a huge castle by the ocean at Monaco, Monte Carlo, France and was taught magical powers. His mother, the queen, has been dead...
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A Question of Attribution (1992)

The play and subsequent film is based on Anthony Blunt's role in the Cambridge Spy Ring and, as Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, personal art advisor to Queen Elizabeth II. It portrays his interrogation by MI5 officers, his work researching and conserving art works, his work at the Courtauld Ins...
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My Friend Walter (1992)

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A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

A Chorus of Disapproval is a 1988 British film adapted from the Alan Ayckbourn play of the same title, directed by Michael Winner. Among the movie's cast are Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons, Richard Briers, and Alexandra Pigg. The story follows a young widower, Guy Jones, as he joins an amateur op...
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is a 1987 drama film made by Handmade Films Ltd. and United British Artists (UBA) starring Maggie Smith and Bob Hoskins. It was directed by Jack Clayton (his final theatrical film) and produced by Richard Johnson and Peter Nelson, with George Harrison and Denis...
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The Wicked Lady (1983)

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, and marries him herself, but, despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. While on the road she meets a famous highwayman (Jerry Jackson)...
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982)

When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and compare missives, they plan a practical joke or two to teach the knight a lesson. But Mistress Ford's husband ...
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

The film begins in a theater, where a pianist (Moore) begins to play a piano accompaniment to the actual film being shown in the theater. Holmes (Cook) has just restored a stolen artifact to three French nuns, and is later called on a case by Dr. Mortimer (Terry-Thomas) concerning Sir Henry Bask...
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Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed womanizer, Leo has infuriated his wife Emily, now a shrewish and hypochondriac woman, all the more bitter as ...
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Laxdale Hall (1954)

Laxdale Hall is a 1953 British romantic comedy film directed by John Eldridge and starring Ronald Squire, Kathleen Ryan, Raymond Huntley, Prunella Scales, Fulton Mackay, and Jean Colin, often titled Scotch on the Rocks. It was adapted from the novel Laxdale Hall by Eric Linklater. A British parli...
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Hobson's Choice (1954)

Will Mossop (John Mills) is a gifted but unappreciated bootmaker employed by the tyrannical Henry Horatio Hobson (Charles Laughton) in his moderately upscale shop in 1880s Salford. Hard-drinking widower Hobson has three daughters. Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) and her younger sisters Alice (Daphne An...