British actresses died in 2012

Here are 9 famous actresses from United Kingdom died in 2012:

Joyce Redman

Joyce Redman (December 9, 1918 Northumberland-May 10, 2012 Cranbrook) was a British actor. Her child is called Crispin Redman.

Joyce Redman was born in Northumberland, England in 1918. She began her acting career on stage and made her West End debut in 1944. Redman went on to appear in numerous stage productions throughout her career, including several Shakespeare plays.

In addition to her work on stage, Redman also had a successful career in film and television. She appeared in over 30 films, including "Tom Jones" for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in several popular television shows such as "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who".

Redman was married twice and had one child, Crispin Redman, who is also an actor. She passed away in 2012 at the age of 93 in Cranbrook, Kent.

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Dolores Mantez

Dolores Mantez (November 27, 2014 Liverpool-November 30, 2012) was a British actor.

She began her career in the 1950s and acted in both film and television. Mantz was known for her roles in the Hammer Horror films, including "The Plague of the Zombies" and "The Reptile," as well as for her performance in the classic TV series "The Avengers." Mantz also worked on stage, appearing in productions of "The Mousetrap" and "Separate Tables." She was married to fellow actor and comedian Jimmy Edwards for 36 years until his death in 1988. Mantz passed away in 2012 at the age of 84.

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Tracy Reed

Tracy Reed (September 21, 1942 London-May 2, 2012 West Cork) a.k.a. Clare Tracy Compton Pelissier was a British actor. Her children are called Lucy Preston, Kelly Simpson and Katy Simpson.

Tracy Reed started her career as a model before transitioning to acting in the 1960s. She appeared in various films and television shows, including The Party, Casino Royale, The Avengers, and Space: 1999. Reed worked in both British and American productions throughout her career.

Aside from acting, Tracy Reed was also a writer and a painter. She wrote several books, including one about her experiences during her time in Hollywood. In her later years, Reed moved to Ireland, where she continued to paint until her passing in 2012.

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Caroline John

Caroline John (September 19, 1940 York-June 5, 2012 London) also known as Caroline Frances John was a British actor. She had three children, Tom Beevers, Daisy Beevers and Ben Beevers.

Caroline John is most well-known for her role as Liz Shaw in the cult science fiction series Doctor Who, opposite Jon Pertwee as the third incarnation of the Doctor. Prior to her acting career, John studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, which led to her landing various stage and screen roles throughout her career.

John's notable television roles include Jane Boleyn in The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Laura Lyons in The Hound of the Baskervilles. She also had an extensive stage career, appearing in several plays at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Aside from her acting work, John was also an advocate for actors' rights and served on the council of the actors' union Equity. She was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2013 for her services to drama.

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Angharad Rees

Angharad Rees (July 16, 1944 Edgware-July 21, 2012 Knightsbridge) also known as Angharad Mary Rees, Lady McAlpine, Lady McAlpine CBE or Angharad Mary Rees, Lady McAlpine CBE was a British actor and jewelry designer. Her children are called Rhys William Cazenove and Linford James Cazenove.

She was best known for her role as Demelza in the BBC TV series "Poldark." Rees began her acting career in 1963 with the Royal Shakespeare Company and made her West End debut in "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade" in 1967. In addition to her acting career, Rees was a successful jewelry designer, and her designs were worn by prominent figures such as Princess Diana and Elizabeth Taylor. She was appointed a CBE in 2012 for her services to drama and to charity.

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Stella Tanner

Stella Tanner (January 1, 1925 London-March 26, 2012 London) also known as The Tanner Sisters was a British actor. She had one child, Alexa Bauer.

Throughout her career, Stella Tanner worked in theatre, film and television. She began her acting career at a young age, performing on stage with her sister, Barbara Tanner. Together, they became known as The Tanner Sisters and gained popularity for their comedic musical acts.

In the 1950s, Stella Tanner transitioned to television and appeared in several popular British programmes. She is best known for her role as Mrs. Hudson in the 1960s television series, "Sherlock Holmes", starring Peter Cushing.

Aside from acting, Tanner had a keen interest in music and was a talented pianist. She also wrote several plays and musicals, which were performed in London's West End and other venues across the UK.

Stella Tanner passed away in 2012, leaving behind a legacy as a talented actor, writer, and musician.

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Mary Tamm

Mary Tamm (March 22, 1950 Bradford-July 26, 2012 Battersea) was a British actor. Her child is called Lauren Ringrose.

Mary Tamm was best known for her role as the original incarnation of Romana in the popular science fiction series Doctor Who. She appeared as Romana in the show's sixteenth season alongside Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor. Tamm also had an extensive career in theatre, television and film. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Tamm made her television debut in an episode of the BBC drama series, "The Donati Conspiracy" (1969). She went on to appear in numerous television dramas and sitcoms, such as "Brookside", "The Bill" and "EastEnders". Her film credits include "The Odessa File" (1974) and "The Likely Lads" (1976) among others. Tamm was also a trained linguist and spoke four languages fluently.

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Jenny Tomasin

Jenny Tomasin (November 30, 1938 Leeds-January 3, 2012 London) was a British actor.

Throughout her career, Jenny Tomasin was best known for her roles in British drama television series of the 1970s and 1980s. She began her acting journey in 1965, appearing in the film "The Knack ...and How to Get It". Her breakthrough role was as Peggy Ollerenshaw in the popular BBC sitcom "Hi-de-Hi!" which ran for nearly a decade from 1980 to 1988. She also starred in the TV series "Within These Walls" and "Emmerdale". Tomasin was a versatile actress and provided voiceovers for various cartoons including "The Raggy Dolls" and "Fireman Sam". She passed away at the age of 73.

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Marion Mathie

Marion Mathie (February 6, 1925 Kingston upon Thames-January 20, 2012 England) also known as Marion D. Mathie or Marion Mathis was a British actor. She had two children, Christopher Humphry and Martine Humphry.

Marion Mathie was known for her work in film, television, and stage productions. She began her acting career in the 1950s with the Royal Shakespeare Company and later appeared in productions such as "Doctor Who," "Z Cars," and "The Duchess of Malfi."

In addition to her acting roles, Mathie was also a drama teacher and ran the Marion Mathie School of Speech and Drama in London for many years. She believed strongly in the power of the arts and education, and was a longtime supporter of the Roundhouse Theatre in Camden, London.

Mathie's legacy in the entertainment industry and dedication to the arts continues to inspire generations of actors and theatre professionals.

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