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Anna Dawson

Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Dawson spent part of her childhood in Tanganyika, where her father worked. She attended the Elmhurst Ballet School and after training at the Central School of Speech and Drama she learned her craft by playing in repertory theatre companies. Dawson went on to star in several West End musicals. She featured in episodes of Dixon of Dock Green during the 1960s, The Benny Hill Show during the 1980s, and played Hyacinth Bucket's sister Violet ("the one with the Mercedes, sauna and room for a pony") in the final series of the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, though her character was only featured on screen briefly in four episodes. Dawson is married to former Black and White Minstrel Show soloist John Boulter.

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Jul 27, 1937 In Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Benny Hill Show 1969-11-19
Latest Project:
Movie The Black Prince 2017-07-21
Known For
Poster of Keeping Up Appearances
Poster of Super Gran
Poster of The Crowther Collection
Poster of The Benny Hill Show
Movie The Black Prince Lady in Waiting 2017-07-21
Movie Yogi Bear Girl at the Picnic (uncredited) 2010-12-17
Movie The Lovely Bones Mr. Harvey's Victim 2009-02-19
Movie Benny Hill - Unseen. Part 1 Various/Archive footage 1994-04-12
Movie Benny Hill - Unseen. Part 2 Various/Archive footage 1994-05-16
Series Keeping Up Appearances Violet 1990-10-29
Series Bad Boyes Unknown 1987-09-15
Series The New Statesman Enid Vance 1985-09-12
Series Super Gran Wendy Whiplash 1985-01-20
Movie Gabrielle and the Doodleman Wicked Witch 1984-01-01
Movie Bloodbath at the House of Death Nurse 1984-03-29
Series The Crowther Collection 1980-07-26
Series Blankety Blank Unknown 1979-01-18
Series Life Begins at Forty Unknown 1978-06-13
Series The Kenny Everett Video Show Unknown 1978-07-03
Series Larry Grayson Unknown 1975-09-19
Movie The Girl from Starship Venus Store Manageress 1975-12-18
Movie O Lucky Man! Becky 1973-03-25
Series The Benny Hill Show 1969-11-19