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Frances Cuka (1936–2020)


Frances Cuka was born in 1936 in London, to Joseph and Letitia Cuka. The family eventually moved to Hove, where Frances was educated at Brighton and Hove High School. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, then made her stage debut in 1955 in 'Meet Mr. Callaghan' in Warrington. Following work with several repertory companies, she ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oliver Twist Mrs. Bedwin
(2005)
Swimming Pool Lady on the Underground
(2003)
Scrooge Ethel Cratchit
(1970)
Sense and Sensibility Lucy Steele
(1971)

Filmography

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 2011-2018 Friday Night Dinner (TV Series)
Grandma
- The Violin (2018) ... Grandma (voice)
- Congratulations (2016) ... Grandma
- The Two Tonys (2016) ... Grandma
- The Big Day (2014) ... Grandma
- The Anniversary (2014) ... Grandma
 2012-2014 Holby City (TV Series)
Esther Levy
- Little Star (2014) ... Esther Levy
- And We Banish Shade (2012) ... Esther Levy
- When Sacha Met Chrissie (2012) ... Esther Levy
 2014 Closer to the Moon
Sarah
 2006-2009 Casualty (TV Series)
Mrs Bassey
- Dawn of the ED: Part 2 (2009) ... Mrs Bassey
- Dawn of the ED: Part 1 (2009) ... Mrs Bassey
- Price of Life (2009) ... Mrs Bassey
- A House Divided (2007) ... Mrs Bassey
- Entropy (2007) ... Mrs Bassey
 2001-2007 Doctors (TV Series)
Martha Tanner / Maeve Richards / Lillie Goodwin
- Hoodie (2007) ... Martha Tanner
- A Change of Key (2005) ... Maeve Richards
- Never Judge a Book (2001) ... Lillie Goodwin
 2005 Oliver Twist
Mrs. Bedwin
 2004 Rosemary & Thyme (TV Series)
Mrs. Boxer
- Swords into Ploughshares (2004) ... Mrs. Boxer
 2001-2003 The Bill (TV Series)
Sandra Fletcher / Mrs. Jones
- 123: High Speed Chaos (2003) ... Sandra Fletcher
- A Week of Nights: Part 2 (2001) ... Mrs. Jones
 2003 Swimming Pool
Lady on the Underground
 2000 Too Much Sun (TV Series)
Psychic
- The End of the World (2000) ... Psychic
 2000 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Eva Widelski
- Trial & Retribution IV - Part Two (2000) ... Eva Widelski
- Trial & Retribution IV - Part One (2000) ... Eva Widelski
 1997 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Angie Kane
- Close to Home (1997) ... Angie Kane
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Sister Angelica
- The Immaculate Contraption (1994) ... Sister Angelica
 1992 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Lois Knox
- The Speaker of Mandarin: Part One (1992) ... Lois Knox
 1992 Maigret (TV Series)
Angele Louette
- Maigret and the Mad Woman (1992) ... Angele Louette
 1991 Afraid of the Dark
Mrs. Dalton
 1990 Mountains of the Moon
Lady Houghton
 1988 CivvyStreet (TV Movie)
Lil
 1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Mrs. Van Daan
 1981 Together (TV Series)
Marge Frisby
- Episode #2.25 (1981) ... Marge Frisby
- Episode #2.24 (1981) ... Marge Frisby
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Gwen
- Charlie Boy (1980) ... Gwen
 1980 The Watcher in the Woods
Mary Fleming
 1979 Henry IV Part II (TV Movie)
Doll Tearsheet
 1977-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Dorothy Ryan / Connie Denham
- Question of Care: Part 1 (1979) ... Dorothy Ryan
- A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing: Part 1 (1977) ... Connie Denham
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Della
- One Day at a Time (1977) ... Della
 1975 Sky (TV Series)
Mrs. Vennor
- Goodchild (1975) ... Mrs. Vennor
- Juganet (1975) ... Mrs. Vennor
 1974 Miss Nightingale (TV Movie)
Parthe Nightingale
 1974 Boy Dominic (TV Series)
Lavinia Watson
- Sermons and Snuff (1974) ... Lavinia Watson
 1974 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Shirley Armstrong
- Tea on St. Pancras Station (1974) ... Shirley Armstrong
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
Mrs. Letts
- Death of a Crab (1974) ... Mrs. Letts
 1973 Armchair 30 (TV Series)
Amy Fenton
- Simon Fenton's Story (1973) ... Amy Fenton
 1972 Hide and Seek
Mrs. Dickie
 1972 Henry VIII and His Six Wives
Katherine of Aragon
 1972 Pretenders (TV Series)
Alice
- The Players to the Rescue (1972) ... Alice
- In Safe Keeping (1972) ... Alice
 1971 Sense and Sensibility (TV Series)
Lucy Steele
- Sisters in Misfortune (1971) ... Lucy Steele
- A Parting and a Journey (1971) ... Lucy Steele
 1970 Scrooge
Ethel Cratchit
 1967-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Edna / Marcelle
- It Wasn't Me (1969) ... Edna
- Days in the Trees (1967) ... Marcelle
 1966-1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Val Gray / Ellie
- The Victims: Progressive Blues (1969) ... Val Gray
- Wife in a Blonde Wig (1966) ... Ellie
 1969 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Lucy Lockit
- The Beggar's Opera (1969) ... Lucy Lockit
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Anna Maria Martes
- Get Me Out of Here! (1969) ... Anna Maria Martes
 1967-1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Anne Higgins / Nina McAlister / Kitty
- The Retreat (1968) ... Anne Higgins
- Murder: The Dancing Man (1968) ... Nina McAlister
- Day of the Tortoise (1967) ... Kitty
 1968 Contrasts (TV Series)
Poet's Wife
- Living on the Box (1968) ... Poet's Wife
 1967 The Informer (TV Series)
Linda Bailey
- Study in the Nude (1967) ... Linda Bailey
 1967 Write a Play (TV Series)
 1967 Trapped (TV Series)
Daisy Dill
- Goodnight Mrs Dill (1967) ... Daisy Dill
 1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (TV Series)
Madame Florence
- Playing with Fire (1967) ... Madame Florence
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Sandra Verrel
- A Sinister Sort of Service (1967) ... Sandra Verrel
 1963-1966 Love Story (TV Series)
Georgina Keyes / Thelma / Susan
- Say Sorry (1966) ... Georgina Keyes
- After Hours (1965) ... Georgina Keyes
- The Human Element (1964) ... Thelma
- And the Band Played On (1963) ... Susan
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Louise
- The Paris Trip (1966) ... Louise
 1966 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dr. Lucy Newton
- Episode #1.911 (1966) ... Dr. Lucy Newton
- Episode #1.910 (1966) ... Dr. Lucy Newton
- Episode #1.909 (1966) ... Dr. Lucy Newton
- Episode #1.908 (1966) ... Dr. Lucy Newton
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Christine Goddard
- In Your Own Back Yard (1965) ... Christine Goddard
 1958-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Miss Yates / Frankie Addams / Jorund
- The Edwardians #4: The Madras House (1965) ... Miss Yates
- The Member of the Wedding (1960) ... Frankie Addams
- The Witch (1958) ... Jorund
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Eurydice
- Point of Departure (1964) ... Eurydice
 1964 The Old Wives' Tale (TV Series)
Constance Povey / Constance Baines
- Sisters (1964) ... Constance Povey
- Progeny (1964) ... Constance Povey
- Young Wives (1964) ... Constance Povey
- Lovers (1964) ... Constance Baines
- Daughters (1964) ... Constance Baines
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mary Lancaster (1987)
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Rachel Pascoe
- Twelve Good Men (1964) ... Rachel Pascoe
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Ada
- Drama '63: The Double Doll (1963) ... Ada
 1961 Over the Odds
Hilda Summers
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England with Claire Price, Samuel West, Nicholas Jones, Georgina Rich, Daniel Betts, Nicholas Burns, Paul Barnill, David Shaw-Parker, Julia Dearden, and Laurence Mitchell in the cast. Josie Rourke was ... See more »

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Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Was originally cast as Peggy Mitchell on EastEnders (1985) but the role was reassigned to Jo Warne. Some scenes with her as Peggy were recorded, but were scrapped and re-recorded with Jo Warne. See more »

Star Sign:

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