Tuesday 25 February 2014

Elissa Derwent

actress Elissa Derwent

Elissa Derwent

What became of Elissa Derwent? An attractive bit-part actress of the early '70s, who turns up in a few BBC comedies like 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads', 'The Liver Birds', 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em' and 'Open All Hours' (pictured above, looking a bit like Jenny Agutter and making Granville fall off his bike), her last documented TV appearance was in a small role in 'Forgive Our Foolish Ways' a 1980 BBC drama about a girl who falls for a German POW in at the end of the war.

Mistaking Colin (Brian Grellis) for Terry in the 'Birthday Boy'
episode of 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads'
Another misunderstanding. As the librarian dealing with
apparent sex-pest Frank Spencer in 'Some Mothers...'.
Further researches draw a bit of a blank, but I wonder if she's the same Elissa Derwent who wrote this book on spiritualism:

'For Whom the Cup Has Flowed: Received from the Spiritual and Angelic Realms Through the Mind of Elissa Derwent'. (Currently out of stock at Amazon).

Heaven knows. 

Elissa Derwent-imdb

1 comment:

  1. "What became of Elissa Derwent?" Well, judging from the duration of her career and probable age I imagine she went off to have children and never came back. There aren't many parts for women over a certain age who have been out of the market for a while. Thats the usual story.