Tuesday 8 May 2012

Rosalind Knight

Rosalind Knight: 

† Dec 3 1933 – Dec 19 2020

Charmingly chinny and cherubic actress who played a number of light comedy and romantic roles in the '50s, including 'Carry On Teacher' (1959), 'Carry On Nurse'(1959) and 'Blue Murder At St Trinians' (1957), before getting the more prestigious part of Mrs Fitzpatrick in 'Tom Jones' (1963). 

Ding dong! Catching the eye of Leslie Phillips
in 'Carry On Teacher' (1959)  

Other films include 'About A Boy' (2002), 'Eskimo Nell' (1975), 'Prick Up Your Ears' (1987) and 'Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?' (1969). 

In the Poirot mystery 'One Two Buckle My Shoe'

A quality TV stalwart, though in latter years she has done a lot of cosy crime and the odd 'Holby' and 'Heartbeat'. Some extent of her range can be gathered from the fact that in 1985 she portrayed both La Contessa Amelia Faraglione in 'Mapp & Lucia' and Jim Davidson's mum in 'Up The Elephant and Round The Castle'. 

See her in such diverse fare as 'Jeeves & Wooster', 'Coronation Street,'Gimme Gimme Gimme' and even an episode 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. She also holds the distinction of appearing in both 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' with Jeremy Brett, and 'Sherlock' with Benedict Cumberbatch.    

And this bizarre waste of talent; a sort of American 'Carry On'.

Return of the Tom Jones beauty spot in
'Start The Revolution Without Me' (1970)

Rosalind Knight - imdb profile

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