Michele Dotrice

Born Sep 27, 1948

Michele Dotrice is an English actress, best known for her portrayal of Betty, the long-suffering wife of Frank Spencer, played by Michael Crawford, in the BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em, which ran from 1973 to 1978. Her father Roy Dotrice is an actor, as was her mother Kay Dotrice. She has two sisters, Karen Dotrice and Yvette Dotrice, who also followed their parents’ footsteps into acting.… Read More

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    Derbyshire Times - Aug 26, 2012
  • And Soon The Darkness Schnitt Online
    Google News - Jul 28, 2011
  • Edward Woodward, 79, Star Of Spy Series
    NYTimes - Nov 17, 2009
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    NYTimes - Oct 22, 1999


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1948 Birth Born on September 27, 1948.


1970 21 Years Old In 1970 she had a starring role in the film thriller And Soon the Darkness, and she appeared in other similarly themed films around this time.
1973 24 Years Old It was, however, her appearance in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em that made her a household name, and she played the role for five years from 1973.


1981 32 Years Old In 1981 she took the leading role in the short-lived sitcom Chintz, while the mid-1990s saw her appearing for several episodes in the period drama Bramwell. … Read More


2004 55 Years Old In addition, she made several appearances in a 2004 Nottingham-set BBC comedy-drama entitled 'A Thing Called Love', which starred Paul Nicholls and Roy Barraclough among others. Dotrice was married to actor Edward Woodward from January 1987 until his death in November 2009. … Read More
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