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Elspet Gray

Elspet Jean Gray, Baroness Rix (née Gray) was a Scottish actress, who first became known for her partnership with her husband, Brian Rix, and later was cast in many television roles in the 1970s and 1980s. She played Lady Collingford in the television series Catweazle and Mrs. Palmer in the television series Solo, alongside Felicity Kendal. Gray had a long stage career, particularly known for her appearances in the Whitehall farces, the company being managed by her husband Brian Rix, which were originally performed at the Whitehall Theatre and later at the Garrick. Gray married Brian Rix in 1949. The couple had four children - two sons and two daughters. Their eldest child, daughter Shelley (born 1951) had Down syndrome. The experience of caring for her led the couple to become active campaigners for the disabled. Rix later became Mencap chairman and president. He became a life peer in 1992. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.


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Born:
Feb 18, 1929 In Inverness, Inverness Shire, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie The Blind Goddess 1948-09-14
Latest Project:
Series Dinnerladies 1998-11-12
Known For
Poster of Casualty
Poster of Blackadder
Poster of The Many Wives Of Patrick
Poster of Doctor Who
Filmography
Series Dinnerladies Unknown 1998-11-12
Series The Wingless Bird Grace Farrier 1997-01-12
Movie Four Weddings and a Funeral Laura's Mother - Wedding One 1994-03-09
Series Doctor Finlay Mrs. Finlay 1993-05-09
Movie The Girl in a Swing Mrs. Dresland 1988-09-29
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown 1987-08-02
Series Pulaski 1987-10-02
Series Casualty Mary Porter 1986-09-06
Movie Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity Chancellor Thalia 1983-01-12
Series Blackadder The Queen 1983-06-15
Series The Agatha Christie Hour Unknown 1982-09-07
Series Solo Unknown 1981-01-11
Series Tenko 1981-10-22
Series The Many Wives Of Patrick Unknown 1976-09-03
Series Fawlty Towers Mrs. Abbott 1975-09-19
Series Catweazle Lady Collingford 1970-02-15
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23
Series Dial RIX 1962-09-12
Series Colonel March of Scotland Yard Unknown 1956-02-29
Movie Johnny-on-the-Spot Joan Ingram 1954-03-31
Movie Trottie True Honor Bellaire (uncredited) 1949-09-29
Movie The Blind Goddess Daphne Dearing 1948-09-14
Movie Love in Waiting 1948-10-11
Movie Fly Away Peter Phyllis Hapgood 1948-10-07