† Dec 13 1924 – Dec 5 2016*
Probably best known for her portrayal of Edna, the sensual, if slightly careworn, landlady in 'Get Carter' (1971), acclaimed stage actress Rosemarie Dunham had previously appeared in a smattering of TV dramas, such as 'The Avengers', 'Z-Cars', 'No Hiding Place' and 'Gideon's Way', as well as a less-expected 'Benny Hill Show'. Born Rosemarie Tomlinson, daughter of a squadron leader stationed on the RAF base at Leuchars in Fife, she later took as her stage name the middle name of her first husband, noted television presenter and documentarist Michael Ingrams.
|Rosemarie Dunham (left) with Mary Kenton in a 1964 |
episode of the Victorian detective series 'Sergeant Cork'
|Vamping it up with Benny Hill in 1965|
|As a no-nonsense waitress in the first episode of 'Budgie'|
|Getting a little frisky with Jack Regan (John Thaw), deep |
undercover as a hard-of-hearing shop assistant, in 'The Sweeney'
|In an episode of the Kenneth More TV series of 'Father Brown'|
Her later TV roles were a mixed bag too. From 'The Sweeney', 'The Return Of The Saint', 'Father Brown', 'Shoestring' and 'Bergerac', to soaps and daytime serials like 'Coronation Street', 'Crown Court', and 'The Cedar Tree'. Mostly she seems to have played tough, confident types, but in an impressive sweep from dowds to duchesses, including an impressively realist 'Play For Today' performance in 1973's 'Kisses At Fifty' with Bill Maynard.
|As boutique owner Sylvia in 'Coronation Street', dealing with |
nightmare customer Hilda Ogden (Jean Alexander) in 1976
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