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Encyclopedia > Wendy Craig
Wendy Craig

Wendy Craig in Butterflies
Birth name Wendy Craig
Born June 20, 1934 (1934-06-20) (age 72)
Sacriston, County Durham, England
Spouse(s) Jack Bentley (1955-94)
Notable roles Ria Parkinson in Butterflies
Sally Harrison/Redway in ...And Mother Makes Three/Five

Wendy Craig (born 20 June 1934) is an English actress who is best known for her appearances in the sitcoms Butterflies, ...And Mother Makes Three and ...And Mother Makes Five. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Butterflies was a situation comedy written by Carla Lane and shown on BBC 2 between 1978 and 1983. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Sacriston is a village in County Durham, England, situated 5 km (3 miles) north of the city of Durham. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Butterflies was a situation comedy written by Carla Lane and shown on BBC 2 between 1978 and 1983. ... ...And Mother Makes Three was a British sitcom starring Wendy Craig that ran for four series from 1971 to 1973. ... ...And Mother Makes Five was a British sitcom starring Wendy Craig that was the sequal of . ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Butterflies was a situation comedy written by Carla Lane and shown on BBC 2 between 1978 and 1983. ... ...And Mother Makes Three was a British sitcom starring Wendy Craig that ran for four series from 1971 to 1973. ... ...And Mother Makes Five was a British sitcom starring Wendy Craig that was the sequal of . ...


Biography

She was born in Sacriston, County Durham, and began her career in British films of the late 1950s appearing in films such as The Servant. However, it was in British sitcoms of the 1960s and 1970s that she became a household name, usually playing a scatty middle-class housewife. She went from the BBC's Not in Front of the Children (1967) to ITV's ...And Mother Makes Three (1971) (in which she played a single parent), which later evolved into ...And Mother Makes Five. Then came Butterflies (1978), a more offbeat comedy on BBC2. Sacriston is a village in County Durham, England, situated 5 km (3 miles) north of the city of Durham. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... // Recovering from World War I and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... The Servant DVD cover The Servant is a 1963 British film, directed by Joseph Losey and starring Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, and James Fox. ... A British sitcom is a situation comedy (sitcom) produced in the United Kingdom. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... ...And Mother Makes Three was a British sitcom starring Wendy Craig that ran for four series from 1971 to 1973. ... ...And Mother Makes Five was a British sitcom starring Wendy Craig that was the sequal of . ... Butterflies was a situation comedy written by Carla Lane and shown on BBC 2 between 1978 and 1983. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC. History The channel was scheduled to begin at 7:20pm on April 20, 1964 and show an evening of light entertainment, starting with the comedy show The Alberts and...


Wendy Craig branched out into TV drama with Nanny in 1981, and currently plays a hospital matron in ITV's The Royal (whose real name has never, to date, been revealed). However, she continues to be associated with comedy, having taken one of the leading roles in Brighton Belles, the UK's disastrously short-lived version of The Golden Girls. The Royal is a British medical drama. ... The Golden Girls is an American sitcom that originally aired Saturday nights on NBC from September 14, 1985 to May 9, 1992. ... The Golden Girls is an American sitcom that originally aired Saturday nights on NBC from September 14, 1985 to May 9, 1992. ...


Personal life

In September 2004 it was revealed that the second of her sons, Ross Bentley, was the result of a short affair with Her sonJohn Mortimer[citation needed]. Sir John Clifford Mortimer QC (born 21 April 1923) is an English barrister turned prolific writer and dramatist. ...


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Wendy Craig emerged as one of the most familiar faces of British domestic situation comedy in the 1970s and 1980s, starring in a string of series in which she typically played a self-searching housewife and mother struggling to cope with the various demands made by her family, her home and life in general.
Craig began a career on the stage as a very young child and later entered films before establishing herself as a television performer.
Comparisons between Craig's enlightened nanny Gray adding a helping hand to obviously dysfunctional upper-crust families and cinema's Mary Poppins were inevitable but did not detract from the success of the series and an increase in the numbers of girls planning careers as nannies was duly reported as a result.
Wendy Craig Photos - Wendy Craig News - Wendy Craig Information (322 words)
In 1969, Wendy won a BAFTA TV award for her role in the series Not in Front of the Children.
It was revealed that Wendy's younger son was the result of an affair with John Mortimer.
Not in Front of the Children stars Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner and her husband Henry Corner played by Paul Daneman in Series 1 and Ronald Hines in Series 2-4.
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