Phyllida Law - biography

Actor from United Kingdom

Phyllida Law Phyllida Ann Law (born 8 May 1932) is a Scottish actress. Law was born in Glasgow, the daughter of William and Megsie Law. She was married to actor Eric Thompson from 1957 until his death in 1982. Their daughters, Emma and Sophie Thompson, are both actresses. She has appeared in many documentaries and interviews concerning her late husband's work on The Magic Roundabout. Law has worked extensively in television, including appearances in Dixon of Dock Green, Rumpole of the Bailey and the 1972 adaptation of the Lord Peter Wimsey tale The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. She appeared in films such as Peter's Friends (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and The Winter Guest (1997). She was in the original London cast of La Cage aux Folles at the London Palladium in 1986, playing the role of Jacqueline. In 2004 she guest-starred on Rosemary & Thyme episode titled 'Orpheus in the Undergrowth' as May Beauchamp. In 2007 she guest-starred in two Doctor Who spin-off adventures: as Bea Nelson-Stanley in The Sarah Jane Adventures story "Eye of the Gorgon" and as Beldonia in the audio drama Doctor Who: The Bride of Peladon. Also in 2007 she played Aunt Auriel in the drama Kingdom starring  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Phyllida Ann Law
Date of birth
Place of birth
United Kingdom
William Law, Megsie Law
Eric Thompson
Sophie Thompson Emma Thompson
James Law


Year Performance Character
2010 More Afraid of You
2010 Love at First Sight Ruth
2010 Ways to Live Forever
2008 Miss Austen Regrets Mrs. Austen
2007 The Waiting Room
2006 Miss Potter Mrs. Warne
2006 Day of Wrath
2006 Copying Beethoven
2006 Pinochet's Last Stand
2005 Unleashed Distinguished Lady
2005 A Little Trip to Heaven
2003 Brush with Fate
2002 The Time Machine Mrs. Watchit
2000 Saving Grace Margaret Sutton
1997 The Winter Guest Elspeth
1994 Before the Rain
1984 King John

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