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Sue Johnston was born on December 7, 1943 in Warrington, Cheshire, England as Susan Wright. She is an actress, known for The Royle Family (1998), Imagine Me & You (2005) and Waking the Dead (2000). She was previously married to David Pammenter and Neil Johnston. See full bio »

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The Royle Family Barbara Royle
(1998-2012)
(2005)
Waking the Dead Dr. Grace Foley
(2000-2011)
Downton Abbey Miss Denker
(2014-2015)

Filmography

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 2020 The Sandman (post-production)
Unity Kinkaid
 2019 The Cure (TV Movie)
Bella Bailey
 2019 The Cockfields (TV Mini-Series)
Sue
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... Sue
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... Sue
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... Sue
 2018-2019 Hold the Sunset (TV Series)
Joan
- Doing a Bunk (2019) ... Joan
- The Lemming Family (2019) ... Joan
- Aunty Joan (2019) ... Joan
- The Disappearance (2019) ... Joan
- If I Were a Wise Man (2018) ... Joan
 2018 Death on the Tyne (TV Movie)
Colleen
 2018 Age Before Beauty (TV Series)
Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Ivy-Rae
 2018 The Good Karma Hospital (TV Series)
Virginia Mileham
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Virginia Mileham
 2018 Walk Like a Panther
Gladys
 2018 Moving On (TV Series)
Kathy
- Lost (2018) ... Kathy
 2018 National Treasure: Kiri (TV Mini-Series)
Celia Grayson
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Celia Grayson
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Celia Grayson
 2016 Rovers (TV Mini-Series)
Doreen
- The Anniversary (2016) ... Doreen
- Bonzo the Redbridge Rover (2016) ... Doreen
- England v Macedonia (2016) ... Doreen
- The Tankard (2016) ... Doreen
- The Biscuit Plate (2016) ... Doreen
 2016/I Golden Years
Nancy
 2014-2015 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Miss Denker
- Christmas Special (2015) ... Miss Denker
- Episode #6.7 (2015) ... Miss Denker
- Episode #6.5 (2015) ... Miss Denker
- Episode #6.3 (2015) ... Miss Denker
- Episode #6.1 (2015) ... Miss Denker
 2015 Caring for the Recently Deceased (Short)
Marjoram Bryon
 1982-2014 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Gloria Price / Mrs. Chadwick
- Episode #1.8328 (2014) ... Gloria Price
- Episode #1.8327 (2014) ... Gloria Price
- Episode #1.8326 (2014) ... Gloria Price
- Episode #1.8325 (2014) ... Gloria Price
- Episode #1.8324 (2014) ... Gloria Price
 2013 Being Eileen (TV Series)
Eileen Lewis
- Birthday (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
- D.I.Y. (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
- Monopoly (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
- Ay Carumba (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
- Homeless (2013) ... Eileen Lewis
 1998-2012 The Royle Family (TV Series)
Barbara Royle
- Barbara's Old Ring (2012) ... Barbara Royle
- Joe's Crackers (2010) ... Barbara Royle
- The Golden Egg Cup (2009) ... Barbara Royle
- The New Sofa (2008) ... Barbara Royle
- The Queen of Sheba (2006) ... Barbara Royle
 2012 Gates (TV Series)
Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Miss Hunter
 2011 Lapland (TV Movie)
Eileen Lewis
 2011 Sugartown (TV Series)
Margery
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Margery
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Margery
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Margery
 2000-2011 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Dr. Grace Foley
- Waterloo, Part 2 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
- Waterloo, Part 1 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
- Conviction: Part 2 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
- Conviction: Part 1 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
- Solidarity: Part 2 (2011) ... Dr. Grace Foley
 2010 A Passionate Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Betty / Betty - 1980s
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Betty
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Betty - 1980s
 2009 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie)
Sarah Grose
 2006-2009 Clatterford (TV Series)
Sal Vine
- Ladies in Lavender (2009) ... Sal Vine
- New Beginnings (2009) ... Sal Vine
- Missing Persons (2009) ... Sal Vine
- Dinner Party (2009) ... Sal Vine
- Working from Home (2009) ... Sal Vine
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Series)
Affery / Affery Flintwinch
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Affery
- Episode #1.13 (2008) ... Affery
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Affery
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... Affery (uncredited)
- Episode #1.7 (2008) ... Affery
 2006 The Street (TV Series)
Brenda McDermott
- Stan (2006) ... Brenda McDermott
 2005 Imagine Me & You
Ella
 2004 Cutting It (TV Series)
Caroline Ferraday
- Episode #3.4 (2004) ... Caroline Ferraday
 2001-2003 My Uncle Silas (TV Series)
Mrs. Betts
- The Christening (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
- A Happy Man (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
- The Race (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
- Shandy Lil (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
- Finger Wet, Finger Dry (2003) ... Mrs. Betts
 2002 Happy Together (TV Movie)
Val
 2001 Score (TV Movie)
Maggie
 2000 New Year's Day
Mrs. Fisher
 1999 Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (TV Mini-Series)
Irma
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Irma
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Irma
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Irma
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Irma
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Irma
 1999 The Unseen Royals (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 The Things You Do for Love: Against the Odds (TV Movie)
Pat Phoenix
 1998 Brookside: Friday the 13th (Video)
Sheila Grant
 1998 The Jump (TV Series)
Maeve Brunos
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Maeve Brunos
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Maeve Brunos
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Maeve Brunos
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Maeve Brunos
 1998 Duck Patrol (TV Series)
Val Rutland
- River Rage (1998) ... Val Rutland
- Duck Turpin (1998) ... Val Rutland
- The Spirit of the Deep (1998) ... Val Rutland
- Occurrences (1998) ... Val Rutland
- Out to Grass (1998) ... Val Rutland
 1998 Verdict (TV Series)
Hazel De Vere Q.C.
- The Doctor's Opinion (1998) ... Hazel De Vere Q.C.
 1997 Brookside: The Lost Weekend (Video)
Sheila Corkhill
 1997/I Face
Alice
 1997 Preaching to the Perverted
Esmeralda
 1997 Crime Traveller (TV Series)
Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- The Broken Crystal (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- The Lottery Experiment (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- Death Minister (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- Sins of the Father (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
- The Revenge of the Chronology Protection Hypothesis (1997) ... Detective Chief Inspector Kate Grisham
 1996 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Helga Allowby
- Poison Pen (1996) ... Helga Allowby
 1996 Brassed Off
Vera
 1996 Into the Fire (TV Mini-Series)
Lyn
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Lyn
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Lyn
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Lyn
 1992-1995 Medics (TV Series)
Ruth Parry, administrator / Ruth Parry
- Love Lies Bleeding (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
- Living and Lying (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
- Running on Empty (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
- In Sickness and in Health (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
- Breaking Point (1995) ... Ruth Parry, administrator
 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Mistress Overdone
- Measure for Measure (1994) ... Mistress Overdone
 1993 Luv (TV Series)
Terese Craven
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Terese Craven
 1993 Full Stretch (TV Series)
Grace Robbins
- Deals on Wheels (1993) ... Grace Robbins
- Headlines (1993) ... Grace Robbins
- Risky Business (1993) ... Grace Robbins
- Family Affairs (1993) ... Grace Robbins
- Cadillac Dreams (1993) ... Grace Robbins
 1992 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Phyllis Bowman
- Conclusions (1992) ... Phyllis Bowman
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Miriam Johnson
- Bitter Harvest (1992) ... Miriam Johnson
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Mrs. Bailey
- Absolute Conviction (1992) ... Mrs. Bailey
 1992 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
Edith Rosse
- Maundy Money (1992) ... Edith Rosse
 1992 Goodbye Cruel World (TV Mini-Series)
Barbara Grade
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Barbara Grade
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Barbara Grade
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Barbara Grade
 1991 The Grove Family (TV Movie)
Mum
 1982-1989 Brookside (TV Series)
Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.742 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.741 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.740 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.738 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
- Episode #1.716 (1989) ... Sheila Grant
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Other Works:

Played in "Sugar Sugar", a new play by Simon Bent - Bush Theatre, London (1998). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sue Johnstone

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the last scene of Waking the Dead (2000)] I love the shots of Boyd walking through London. It's a great performance from Trevor; everyone in fact. I'm really looking forward to it going out to see how it's received. See more »

Trivia:

She is a longtime friend of Pete Postlethwaite. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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