Angela Pleasence


Angela Pleasence

Angela Pleasence (born 1941 in Chapeltown, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) is a British actress. She is the daughter of actor Donald Pleasence and his first wife, Miriam Raymond. The surname for both daughter and father has occasionally been credited as "Pleasance".

She remains best known for her performance as Catherine Howard in the 1970 BBC mini-series "The Six Wives of Henry VIII". Other television credits include: "The Barchester Chronicles", "Silas Marner" and "Midsomer Murders".

She is also noted for her roles in horror films of the 1970s, including "From Beyond The Grave", "Symptoms" and "The Godsend". She made a guest appearance in the parody series "Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible" satirising her earlier performances. She also had a cameo appearance in "The Shakespeare Code" episode of "Doctor Who" as Elizabeth I. Two of her most notable roles include the Ghost of Christmas Past in the 1984 TV movie "A Christmas Carol" and a cameo as a crowd member in Martin Scorsese's 2002 crime drama "Gangs of New York."

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