Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston

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    • December 7th, 1943
Susan Johnston, OBE (née Wright; born 7 December 1943) is an English actress known for playing Sheila Grant in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside (1982–1990), Barbara Royle in the BBC comedy The Royle Family (1998–2000, 2006, 2008–2010, 2012), Grace Foley in the BBC drama Waking the Dead (2000–2011), Gloria Price in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street (2012–2014) and Miss Denker in the ITV drama Downton Abbey (2014–2015). She won the 2000 British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress and was nominated for the 2000 BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance for The Royle Family.

Starring Sue Johnston on Plex


Acting (13 Credits)

2021Time (2021) as June Cobden
2018Walk Like a Panther as Gladys
2016Rovers as DoreenWatch Free
2016Golden Years as Nancy
2015Downton Abbey: Christmas Special 2015 as Miss Denker
2009The Turn of the Screw as Sarah Grose
2008Little DorritWatch Free
2006Jam and Jerusalem as Sal Vine
2005Imagine Me & You as Ella
2000Waking the Dead
1998The Royle Family as Barbara Royle
1997Face as Alice
1996Brassed Off as Vera


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