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Judy Parfitt

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Judy Parfitt

Judy is currently filming the 12th series of BBC's CALL THE MIDWIFE as Sister Monica Joan.

She made her stage debut with FOOLS RUSH IN in 1954 and gained widespread recognition for her role as Gertrude in HAMLET alongside Anthony Hopkins. Other notable stage credits include REALLY OLD, LIKE FORTY FIVE and THERESE RAQUIN at the National Theatre, NIGHT MUST FALL Broadway, New York and AN INSPECTOR CALLS at the Aldwych Theatre.
 
Judy made her Hollywood debut alongside Kathy Bates in DOLORES CLAIBOURNE and has since gone on to star in Madonna’s W.E, with Stephen Fry in WILDE and alongside Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson in THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING, for which she received the BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2004.
 
Judy has also forged a successful television career and received a BAFTA television nomination in 1983 for her role as Mildred Layton in THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN. More recently, Judy has been seen in THE BLEAK LITTLE SHOP OF STUFF, VERA, JONATHAN CREEK, JUST WILLIAM and MARPLE: GREENSHAW'S FOLLY.
 

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Judy Parfitt

Stage

Title Role Production Director
REALLY OLD, LIKE FORTY FIVE National Theatre Anna Mackmin
THERESE RAQUIN National Theatre Marianne Elliott
NIGHT MUST FALL Broadway New York John Tillinger
AN INSPECTOR CALLS Aldwych Theatre Stephen Daldry
VALENTINE'S DAY Chichester Festival Gillian Lynne
SISTERHOOD Chichester/Minerva Tony Britton
PASSION PLAY Wyndham's/Leicester Mike Ockrent
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Young Vic Keith Hack
OLD HEADS AND YOUNG HEARTS Chichester MIchael Simpson
THE CHERRY ORCHARD Riverside Studios Peter Gill
FAMILY DANCE Criterion Theatre Jonathan Hale
FALLEN ANGELS Greenwich Theatre James Roose-Evans
THE APPLE CART Bristol Old Vic David Phethean

Television

Title Role Production Director
CALL THE MIDWIFE (10 SERIES) Sister Monica Joan BBC Various
UP THE WOMEN! Baby Cow/BBC Four Christine Geron
THE GAME BBC Daniel O'Hara
MISS MARPLE Mammoth Screen Ltd Sarah Harding
THE BLEAK LITTLE SHOP OF STUFF BBC2 Ben Gosling
VERA ITV Studios Ed Bazalgette
THE SYNDICATE BBC Syd McCartney
JUST WILLIAM BBC Paul Speed
JONATHAN CREEK BBC David Renwick
LITTLE DORRIT Dearbla Walsh
THE RUBY RING HBO
GUEST OF THE EMPEROR Warner Bros
MIDSOMER MURDERS Bentley Productions Rennie Rye
JONATHAN CREEK - XMAS SPECIAL
FUNLAND Mercy Dearbhla Walsh
THE LONG FIRM BBC Television Billie Eltringham
DEATH ON THE NILE Granada Television Andy Wilson
HEARTS OF GOLD BBC Television Richard Laxton
MURDER IN MIND BBC Television Ferdinand Fairfax
THE HUNT Carlton Television Piers Haggard
ER Amblin Entertainment
FUNLAND BBC Television

Feature Film

Title Role Production Director
EVER AFTER Twentieth Century Fox Andy Tennant
THE BOURNE IDENTITY Universal Pictures Doug Liman
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARING Archer Street Peter Webber
ARYAN COUPLE John Daly
DOLORES CLAIRBOURNE Castlerock Entertainment Taylor Hackford
WILDE Twentieth Century Fox Brian Gilbert
MY TALKS WITH DEAN SPANLEY Atlantic Film Productions Toa Fraser
THE MOTH DIARIES Edward R. Pressman Film Mary Harron
W.E Semtex Films Madonna
HELLO CARTER Revolution Films Anthony Wilcox
ASYLUM Seven Arts Pictures David Mackenzie