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Rosalind Knight

Rosalind Knight

Dec. 3rd, 1933
Born in
London, England, UK
5' 4

Rosalind Knight's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (UK) TV Show
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (UK)
The Pallisers (UK) TV Show
The Pallisers (UK)
Ivanhoe (UK) TV Show
Ivanhoe (UK)
Jackanory (UK) TV Show
Jackanory (UK)
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (UK) TV Show
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (UK)
I Thought You'd Gone (UK) TV Show
I Thought You'd Gone (UK)
Martin Chuzzlewit (UK) (1964) TV Show
Martin Chuzzlewit (UK) (1964)
Shane (UK) TV Show
Shane (UK)

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Rosalind Knight is an English actress. Her career has spanned 70 years on stage, screen, and television. Her film appearances include Blue Murder at St Trinian's (1957), Carry On Nurse (1959), Carry On Teacher (1959), Tom Jones (1963), and About a Boy (2002). She played Beryl in the BBC sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999–2001). Most recently she played Horrible Grandma in Friday Night Dinner (2012, 2016–2020).

  • Unable to attend her father ('Esmond Knight' (qv))'s funeral in 1987 due to appearing on stage at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, playing Maria in Twelfth Night. The run ended the following day but there were no understudies for the production and she could not be released.
  • Mother of 'Su Elliot' (qv) (Susannah Elliott-Knight) and theatre director 'Marianne Elliott' (qv).
  • Daughter 'Marianne Elliott' (qv) is married to actor 'Nicholas Sidi' (qv).
  • Daughter of 'Esmond Knight' (qv) and 'Frances Clare' (qv); step-daughter of 'Nora Swinburne' (qv).

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