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Bea Booze

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b. 23 Might 1920, Baltimore, USA, d. c.70s. Mostly of the feminine blues guitarists, Bea Booze, aka Wee Bee, was considered to have already been the finding of pianist and skill scout Sammy Cost who released her to Decca Information in 1942. Despite documenting topical numbers such as for example ‘Uncle Sam Arrive AND OBTAIN Him’ and ‘Battle Rationin’ Papa’, it had been her rendition of the typical ‘See Discover Rider’ with which she discovered fame. Her documenting profession was short-lived, although she do tour using the Andy Kirk Music group within the mid-40s, produced one 78 rpm record as Muriel (Bea Booze) Nicholas And Her Dixielanders for 20th Hundred years in 1946, and documented four paths for Apollo in 1950. Her last known recordings had been with Sammy Cost in the first 60s for the Stardust label.

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Full Name Bea Booze
Date Of Birth March 23, 1912
Died November 11, 1986, Scottsville, New York, United States
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs See See Rider Blues, Mr Freddie Blues, Gulf Coast Blues, I Love to Georgia Brown So Slow, War Rationin’ Papa, Catchin’ as Catch Can, See See Rider, If I’m a Fool, Uncle Sam Come And Get Him, These Young Man Blues, So Good Wee, Alabama Bound, If I Didn’t Love You, So Good, Uncle Sam Came and Get It, Let’s Be Friends, That Ain't Right


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#Fact
1 Father Colin Reid was a journalist on the Telegraph,.
2 She also performs in cabaret, singing songs and telling stories about her life and career.
3 Daughter of Colin Reid (born Colin Norman Reid 1896, died 1979) who was a journalist and Annie Elizabeth Reid (born Annie Eliza Weetman 1896, died 22 September 1980).
4 She received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Sunderland in July 2015.
5 Twice played the daughter in a mother and daughter role with Dora Bryan, both times for Victoria Wood and despite being only 12 years younger than Bryan. The first time was in 1986 in a sketch for an episode of Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV. The second time was in 1998 in an episode of Dinnerladies.
6 She auditioned for a part in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) directed by Woody Allen but was unsuccessful. Pauline Collins was cast instead.
7 She chose to leave 'Coronation Street' at the end of 1970 because she didn't want to spend the rest of her career playing the same part. Shortly afterwards she gave birth to her son, her husband was ill and she looked after her mother. As a consequence, she didn't work much for the next 12 years.
8 She was named Oldie Pin-Up of the Year at the 2014 Oldie Magazine Awards.
9 Her favourite film star when she was growing up was William Holden.
10 Admitted on BBC1's Breakfast Show on November, 18 2013 that she suffers from vertigo.
11 She comes from a family connected with journalism and newspapers.
12 Gave up smoking in 1978 and smoked herbal cigarettes to play Mrs Thackeray in the revival of Upstairs Downstairs (2010).
13 One of 31 performers to have both acted in the 20th century Doctor who and the 21st Century Doctor Who.
14 Her Coronation Street (1960) character Valerie Barlow became the 3rd woman in the soap opera to give birth. Valerie had twins Susan (played originally by Katie Heannau and later Joanna Foster) and Peter (played by originally by Robert Heanue and later Chris Gascoyne), born on 5 April 1965.
15 Has appeared twice in the series 'Doctor Who', playing different characters, in 1989's 'The Curse of Fenric' and 2007's 'Smith and Jones'.
16 Turned down a role in Calendar Girls (2003) so she could star in The Mother (2003).
17 She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Drama.
18 Trained at RADA.
19 Appeared in both BBC productions of Bleak House, the 1985 version and the 2005 version.
20 Had her scenes from Love Actually (2003) cut from the final film, they feature in the DVD extras. She played the school Headmistress, whose lesbian lover was played by Frances de la Tour.
21 Mother of editor Mark Eckersley (b. 1971).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Snowman 2017 post-production
Romans 2017 post-production
Last Tango in Halifax 2012-2016 TV Series Celia
Kaleidoscope 2016/II Aileen
Our Zoo 2014 TV Mini-Series Lucy Mottershead
Inside No. 9 2014 TV Series Geraldine
Tea Time in Haworth 2013 Short Jean
Agatha Christie's Poirot 2013 TV Series Daisy Luttrell
The Last Witch 2013 TV Movie Miranda
Believe 2013/I Jean Busby
Song for Marion: Deleted Scenes 2013 Video short Brenda (uncredited)
Prisoners Wives 2013 TV Series Margaret
Unfinished Song 2012 Brenda
Upstairs Downstairs 2010-2012 TV Series Mrs. Clarice Thackeray Mrs. Thackeray
The Jury 2011 TV Mini-Series June Brierley
Doc Martin 2011 TV Series Mrs. Dingley
Foster 2011 Diane
Marchlands 2011 TV Mini-Series Ruth Bowen (2010)
Grandpa in My Pocket 2011 TV Series Madame Vibrato
Ladies of Letters 2009-2010 TV Series Vera Small
Moving On 2010 TV Series Diane
New Tricks 2010 TV Series Sophie Urquhart
Cemetery Junction 2010 Freddie's Gran
Five Days 2010 TV Mini-Series Jen Mason
In Love with Barbara 2008 TV Movie Barbara Cartland
Faintheart 2008 Barbara
Affinity 2008/I Mrs. Brink
Shameless 2008 TV Series Joan Dallimore
Savage Grace 2007 Nini Daly
Hit for Six 2007 Show Producer
Doctor Who 2007 TV Series Florence Finnegan
Agatha Christie's Marple 2007 TV Series Sister Agnes
The Bad Mother's Handbook 2007 TV Movie Nancy Hesketh
Hot Fuzz 2007 Leslie Tiller
Life Begins 2004-2006 TV Series Brenda Thornhill
Jane Eyre 2006 TV Mini-Series Gypsy Woman
The Booze Cruise III: The Scattering 2006 TV Movie Grace
The True Voice of Murder 2006 TV Movie
The Booze Cruise II: The Treasure Hunt 2005 TV Movie Grace Stringer
Bleak House 2005 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Rouncewell
A Little Trip to Heaven 2005 Martha
Rose and Maloney 2004 TV Series Bea Linden
The Young Visiters 2003 TV Movie Mrs. Monticue
The Booze Cruise 2003 TV Movie Grace
The Mother 2003 May
Midsomer Murders 2003 TV Series Sarah Proudie
Dalziel and Pascoe 2001-2002 TV Series Harriet Clifford - Dalziel's Sister
Sweet Charity 2002 TV Short Agnes
The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit 2001 Video Wendolene Ramsbottom (A Close Shave) (voice)
Linda Green 2001 TV Series Yvonne Mott
Hearts and Bones 2001 TV Series Annie Rose
Liam 2000 Mrs. Abernathy
Dinnerladies 1998-2000 TV Series Jean
Peak Practice 1993-1999 TV Series Rita Barrat
Playing the Field 1998-1999 TV Series Mrs Gill
Lost for Words 1999 TV Movie Gloria Brooks
Spark 1997 TV Series Mrs. Rudge
Heartbeat 1993-1997 TV Series Aunt Alison / Marjorie Doubleday
Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... 1996-1997 TV Series Mrs. Thompson / Gwen / Mother
Love and Death on Long Island 1997 Maureen (as Ann Reid)
Next of Kin 1997 TV Series Patsy
The Wingless Bird 1997 TV Mini-Series Alice Conway
Sometime, Never 1996 TV Series Annette
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 1996 TV Series Hilda
A Close Shave 1995 Short Wendolene (voice)
The Infiltrator 1995 TV Movie Ingrid Fischer
Seaforth 1994 TV Series Aunt Enid
Screen One 1994 TV Series Maeve
Firm Friends 1992-1994 TV Mini-Series Wendy Holmes
Where the Buffalo Roam 1994 TV Movie Pam
Roughnecks 1994 TV Series
Micky Love 1993 TV Movie Jenny
An Ungentlemanly Act 1992 TV Movie Mrs. Mozeley
Ruth Rendell Mysteries 1992 TV Series Joyce Virson
Crime Story 1992 TV Series Muriel McKay
Casualty 1992 TV Series Barbara
Rich Tea and Sympathy 1991 TV Series Sally
Very Big Very Soon 1991 TV Series Susan Driscoll
The Upper Hand 1991 TV Series Nurse Edwards
Josie Smith 1991 TV Series Miss Potts
Made in Heaven 1990 TV Series Wilma
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1990 TV Series
About Face 1989 TV Series Geraldine
Victoria Wood 1989 TV Series Sheila / Enid
4 Play 1989 TV Series Pam Radley
Doctor Who 1989 TV Series Nurse Crane
Boon 1988 TV Series Yvonne Temple
Screen Two 1987 TV Series Mrs. Hawke
Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV 1986 TV Series Pam Twill
Shine on Harvey Moon 1985 TV Series Joan
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House 1985 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Bagnet
The Practice 1985 TV Series Sylvia Rush
Love and Marriage 1984 TV Series Ruth
My Father's House 1981 TV Mini-Series Aunt Kitty
The Mallens 1979-1980 TV Series Mathilda Bensham
Leave It to Charlie 1979 TV Series
Crown Court 1978 TV Series Florence Davenport / Mrs. Davenport / Grace Cook
Strangers 1978 TV Series Audrey Stephens
ITV Playhouse 1972-1978 TV Series Alice / Lily
Fathers and Families 1977 TV Mini-Series Martha Frend
Heydays Hotel 1976 TV Movie Merel Roberts
Red Letter Day 1976 TV Series Sheila Harding
Nightingale's Boys 1975 TV Series Claire Selby
Six Days of Justice 1973 TV Series Margery Birkenshaw
Play for Today 1973 TV Series Eileen Morris
Coronation Street 1961-1971 TV Series Valerie Barlow Valerie Tatlock
Television Club 1962 TV Series Nurse
Hancock's Half Hour 1957-1959 TV Series Secretary / Young Wife / Actress
Room 43 1958 Woman getting married (uncredited)
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1958 TV Series Alison / Melissa / Betsey
Time Is the Enemy 1958 TV Series Patience Mee
ITV Play of the Week 1958 TV Series Alice
The Machine Breakers 1957 TV Series Mary
The Benny Hill Show 1957 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Upstairs Downstairs 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Anne Reid MBE)
Victoria Wood: Seen on TV 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself / Various Characters
Richard & Judy's New Position 2009 TV Series Herself
Hot Fuzz: Outtakes 2007 Video short Herself / Leslie Tiller (uncredited)
Comedy Connections 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
What Did ITV Do for Me? 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute 2005 TV Movie Herself
Today with Des and Mel 2004 TV Series Herself
Britain's Favourite Comedian 2004 TV Series Herself / Jean
Richard & Judy 2003 TV Series Herself
The Mother: Cast & Crew Interviews 2003 Video documentary short Herself
Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings 2000 TV Special documentary Various Characters
Comic Relief 1995 TV Special Audience Member
This Is Your Life 1972-1974 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
This Morning 2013-2016 TV Series Herself
The One Show 2012-2016 TV Series Herself
Lorraine 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself / Various Characters
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Voice of Wendolene
Who Do You Think You Are? 2015 TV Series documentary Herself / Various Characters
VE Day: Remembering Victory 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Aged 9 on VE Day
The Paul O'Grady Show 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2009-2014 TV Series Herself
Open All Hours: A Celebration 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator (voice)
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 2013 TV Series Herself
Song for Marion: Interviews 2013 Video short Herself / Brenda (uncredited)
Song for Marion: Out Takes 2013 Video short Herself / Brenda (uncredited)
Jo Brand's Great Wall of Comedy 2013 TV Series Herself
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Graham Norton Show 2016 TV Series Jean
BBC News at Ten O'Clock 2016 TV Series Herself / Jean
BBC North West Tonight 2016 TV Series Herself / Jean
Who Do You Think You Are? 2015 TV Series documentary Celia
Mark Lawson Talks to... 2015 TV Series Jean
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms 2015 TV Series documentary Jean
Julie Walters: A Life on Screen 2014 TV Movie documentary Jean (uncredited)
Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Jean
The Jury: The Jurors 2011 Video documentary short June Brierley (uncredited)
The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters 2010 Video Valerie Barlow
Doctor Who Greatest Moments 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary
The South Bank Show 1996-2007 TV Series documentary Maeve / Herself
Room 101 2001 TV Series Wendolene Ramsbottom
Coronation Street: Through the Keyhole 1999 Video Valerie Barlow
Best of British 1998 TV Series Various Characters
Women of Coronation Street 1998 Video Valerie Barlow
Coronation Street 1970-1990 TV Series Valerie Barlow Valerie Tatlock

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actress The Mother (2003)
2004 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year The Mother (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actress Last Tango in Halifax (2012)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Drama Last Tango in Halifax (2012)
2008 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Television Films - Best Performance by an Actress Affinity (2008)
2005 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress The Mother (2003)
2004 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role The Mother (2003)
2004 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actress The Mother (2003)
2004 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Actress The Mother (2003)
2003 European Film Award European Film Awards European Actress The Mother (2003)


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#Quote
1 [on being awarded the MBE in June 2010] Thrilled and delighted and amazed.
2 And I still just love acting! Most of us agree it's like a child's game, really; doesn't seem like a serious job at all. I love doing comedy.


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