Person Details

Birthday: 1943-12-07 09:08:28

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 21

TV Involvements: 12


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Downton Abbey
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8

Downton Abbey

(2010) Miss Denker
The One Show
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5

The One Show

(2006) Self - Guest
Downton Abbey: A New Era
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7

Downton Abbey: A New Era

(2022) Gladys Denker
A Touch of Frost
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8

A Touch of Frost

(1992) Phyllis Bowman
Time
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8

Time

(2021) June Cobden
Waking the Dead
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8

Waking the Dead

(2000) Dr. Grace Foley
Who Do You Think You Are?
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6
Brookside
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6

Brookside

(1982) Sheila Grant

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Gladys Denker
2021 Self
Gloria
June Cobden
2019 Bella Bailey
Sue
2018 Colleen
Ivy-Rae Regan
Gladys
2017 Narrator
2016 Barbara Royle (archive footage) (uncredited)
Doreen
Self
Nancy
2015 N/A
2014 Miss Denker
Marjoram Bryon
Stein
2013 Eileen Lewis
2012 Barbara Royle
Miss Hunter
2011 Eileen Lewis
N/A
N/A
2010 Barbara
Self
Miss Denker
Betty (1980s)
2009 Sarah Grose
Barbara Royle
2008 Barbara Royle
N/A
2007 N/A
Self
2006 Sal Vine
Barbara Royle
Self - Guest
N/A
2005 Ella
2004 Self
N/A
N/A
2002 Self - Narrator
2001 Mrs. Fisher
Maggie
2000 N/A
Dr. Grace Foley
1999 N/A
1998 Sheila Grant
Barbara Royle
N/A
Pat Phoenix
Val
1997 Sheila Grant
Alice
Esmeralda
N/A
1996 Vera
Helga Allowby
1994 Mistress Overdone
1993 N/A
1992 Phyllis Bowman
Miriam Johnson
1990 N/A
1987 N/A
1982 Sheila Grant
1952 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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