Liz Smith

Liz Smith

  • Born on
    • December 11th, 1921
  • Died on
    • December 24th, 2016
Betty Gleadle (11 December 1921 – 24 December 2016), known by the stage name Liz Smith, was an English character actress, known for her roles in BBC sitcoms, including as Annie Brandon in I Didn't Know You Cared (1975–1979), the sisters Bette and Belle in 2point4 Children (1991–1999), Letitia Cropley in The Vicar of Dibley (1994–1996) and Norma Speakman ("Nana") in The Royle Family (1998–2000, 2006). She also played Zillah in Lark Rise to Candleford (2008) and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1984 film A Private Function.

Starring Liz Smith on Plex


Acting (35 Credits)

2008City of Ember as Granny
2008Lark Rise to Candleford
2006The Magic Flute as The Old Papagena
2005Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit as Mrs. Mulch (voice)
2005Keeping Mum as Mrs. Parker
2005Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Grandma Georgina
2005Oliver Twist as Old Woman
2004Nero as Soothsayer
2004Imperium: Nero as Sacrilega
2000A Christmas Carol as JoyceWatch Free
1999Tube Tales as Older Lady (Horny)
1999Tom's Midnight Garden as Mrs Willows
1999A Christmas Carol as Mrs Dilber
1999Alice in Wonderland as Miss Lory
1999Oliver Twist (1999) as Sally
1998The Revengers' Comedies as Winnie
1998The Royle Family as Norma 'Nana' Speakman
1997A Merry War as Mrs Meakin
1996Secrets & Lies as Woman with cat
1996Karaoke as Mrs. Baglin
1995Haunted as Old Gypsy Woman
1994The Vicar of Dibley as Letitia Cropley
1994Takin' Over the Asylum as Harriet
1989The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover as Grace
1988Apartment Zero as Mary Louise McKinney
1988High Spirits as Mrs. Plunkett
1984A Private Function as Joyce's Mother
1984A Christmas Carol as Mrs. DilberWatch Free
1982Trail of the Pink Panther as Martha Balls (archive footage)
1982Britannia Hospital as Maisie
1981The French Lieutenant's Woman as Mrs. Fairley
1981The Monster Club as Villager
1979Agatha as Flora
1977The Duellists as Fortune Teller
1971Bleak Moments as Pat's Mother


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