Annette Crosbie

  1. Joanna Lumley, Marple: The Body in the Library, TV, 2004.     Various veteran actresses – including Annette Crosbie and Eileen Atkins, both 70 – were listed for Dolly Bantry, the friend of the new Miss Marple: Geraldine McEwan, 72. Joanna, a “die-hard Christie fan,” was a mere 58.
  2. Pauline Collins, Doctor Who #169: Tooth and Claw, TV, 2006.     After starring for a full decade in the BBC sitcom, One Foot in the Grave, Crosbie was asked to be Queen Victoria opposite Doc10 David Tennant (her fellow Scot). In 1975, she had played the Victoria from age 22 to 81 in Edward The King; this time. her agenda was full. Collins, a Tony Award winner, had refused to be Doc2 Patrick Troughton’s travelling rug way back in #36: The Evil of the Daleks, TV, 1967. 
  3. Julie Walters, Brave, 2012.      For the tale of Disney’s first Scottish princess, the studio bent over backwards to find Scottish stars. Sean Connery and David Tennant pased. Likewise, the couple from BBC TV’s 1990-2001 One Foot in the Grave – Crosbie and Richard Wilson.

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