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Birth date: May 17, 1918, London, United Kingdom
Death date: June 13, 1981, Westminster, United Kingdom
Birth place: Fulham, London, England, UK
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Profession:Actress
Spouse:Martin Case (m. 1942–1981)

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Joan Benham (17 May 1918 – 13 June 1981) was an English actress best known for her portrayal of Lady Prudence Fairfax in the ITV period drama series Upstairs, Downstairs. She was the first cousin of Hollywood actress Olive Sturgess and was born in London.Although her career mostly centred on television, Benham began her career appearing on the West End stage in the 1940s and continued to appear on the London stage periodically throughout her career. She appeared on Broadway as Helena in the 1954 revival of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream opposite Patrick Macnee as Demetrius.Joan Benham appeared in sixteen episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs, from the first to the last series, as Bellamy family friend, Lady Prudence Fairfax. Other television programmes she appeared in include, Doctor in the House, Doctor in Charge, Father Brown, The Duchess of Duke Street, Doctor on the Go, Just William and Take My Wife. Her film credits include the Miss Marple movie Murder Ahoy! (1964), Ladies Who Do (1963), Perfect Friday (1970), and Carry On Emmannuelle (1978).Her last role was as Melinda Spry in the sitcom Terry and June. This episode, The Lawnmower, was broadcast on 13 November 1981, exactly five months after the day she had died, in Westminster, London, aged 63. Wikipedia

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terry and June1981TV SeriesMelinda
The Sun Trap1980TV SeriesFiona
Breakaway1980TV SeriesHannah Harvey
Take My Wife...1979TV SeriesMabel Norrington
Carry on Emmannuelle1978Cynical Lady
The Greek Tycoon1978Lady Allison
Crown Court1978TV SeriesMrs. Hooper
Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse1978Sister Tutor
Just William1977TV SeriesLady Markham
The Upchat Line1977TV SeriesLady Rothwell
Three Piece Suite1977TV SeriesLady - Come in No. 1
Doctor on the Go1975-1977TV SeriesLady Elizabeth Loftus
Fiona1977Norma Blackhurst
The Duchess of Duke Street1976TV SeriesLady Williams
Happy Ever After1976TV SeriesCountess of Buckleigh
The Russell Harty Show1975TV SeriesLady Prudence Fairfax
Upstairs, Downstairs1971-1975TV SeriesLady Prudence Fairfax
Within These Walls1974-1975TV SeriesCecily Foyce
Father Brown1974TV SeriesLady Galloway
Melissa1974TV Mini-SeriesPaula Hepburn
Romany Jones1974TV SeriesMrs. Thornton
Comedy Playhouse1974TV SeriesAunt Cora
Wodehouse Playhouse1974TV SeriesAunt Cora
Jackanory Playhouse1973TV SeriesFairy godmother
Doctor in Charge1972-1973TV SeriesMrs. Elizabeth Loftus / Lady Elizabeth Loftus
The Befrienders1972TV SeriesMrs. Walsh
Both Ends Meet1972TV SeriesMrs. Templeton-Smythe / Mrs Templeton-Smythe
Play for Today1971TV SeriesMargery Frankiss
Tales of Beatrix Potter1971Nurse
Rules, Rules, Rules1971TV SeriesThe duchess
Six Dates with Barker1971TV SeriesMrs. Vaile
Perfect Friday1970Miss Welsh
W. Somerset Maugham1970TV SeriesAunt Louise
Tarbuck's Luck1970TV Series
Never a Cross Word1970TV SeriesMother
The Magic Christian1969Socialite in Sotheby's
Who-Dun-It1969TV SeriesMiss Coles
Arthur! Arthur!1969Mrs. Payne
Doctor in the House1969TV SeriesMrs. Loftus
Dr. Finlay's Casebook1969TV SeriesMatron
ITV Sunday Night Theatre1969TV SeriesMrs. Wycherley
The Ugliest Girl in Town1969TV SeriesMiss Caruthers
The Limbo Line1968Lady Faraday
Ukridge1968TV SeriesLady Bastable
The Wednesday Play1967TV SeriesLady Bondleigh
ITV Playhouse1967TV SeriesDuchess of Berwick
Armchair Theatre1967TV Series
Mickey Dunne1967TV SeriesMrs. Kirby
Mogul1967TV SeriesMrs. Barnes
Mrs Thursday1966-1967TV SeriesLady Barker / Lady Elizabeth Barker
ITV Play of the Week1956-1966TV SeriesMrs. Shuttleworth / Monica Reed / Ursula / ...
Pardon the Expression1966TV SeriesMiss Cavendish
No Hiding Place1963-1965TV SeriesAngela Spenser / Rhoda Lynch
The Worker1965TV SeriesMiss Niddy
A Choice of Coward1964TV SeriesMonica Reed
Murder Ahoy1964Matron Alice Fanbraid
Happily Ever After1964TV Series
The Wild Affair1963Assistant
Ladies Who Do1963Miss Pinsent
Tamahine1963Mrs. O'Shaugnessy
The V.I.P.s1963Miss Potter
ITV Television Playhouse1963TV SeriesPenelope
Hancock1963TV SeriesLady Passer-by
Saki1962TV Mini-SeriesConstance Broddle
I Thank a Fool1962Restaurant Manager
The Grass Is Greener1960Hairdresser's Receptionist (uncredited)
Hotel Imperial1960TV SeriesKate Brett
Desert Mice1959Una O'Toole
The Bridal Path1959Barmaid
Something in the City1959TV SeriesBetty Keyes
Don't Tell Father1959TV SeriesEvelyn Wright
The Crowning Touch1959Daphne
The Heart of a Man1959Grace (uncredited)
Cinderella1958TV MovieAraminta
My Wife and I1958TV SeriesThe Secretary
The Whole Truth1958Party Guest
A Night to Remember1958Lottie (uncredited)
Dick and the Duchess1958TV Series
It's Great to Be Young!1956Wife / Girlfriend of Mr Routledge (uncredited)
Dry Rot1956Blonde
Loser Takes All1956Miss Bullen (uncredited)
Child in the House1956Vera McNally
The Adventures of the Big Man1956TV SeriesJanet
King's Rhapsody1955Countess Astrid
The Man Who Loved Redheads1955Chloe
Dance Little Lady1954uncredited
The Rose and the Ring1953TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Gruffanuff
Innocents in Paris1953Receptionist (uncredited)
The Pickwick Papers1952uncredited
Vampire Over London1952Lady at Police Station (uncredited)
Maytime in Mayfair1949Fashion editor (uncredited)
Tilly of Bloomsbury1948TV MovieSylvia Mainwaring
Dandy Dick1948TV MovieSalome Jedd
The Divorce of Lady X1938Wearing a blue gown with a large crystal necklace (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3-2-11981TV SeriesHerself - Guest Star
It's Childsplay1976TV SeriesHerself

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#Fact
1Suffered an embarrassing accident during a 1949 stage performance of "Ann Veronica" at the London Piccadilly Theatre: after losing balance, the tandem bicycle ridden by her and fellow-actress Alexis Frances, went off stage and crashed into the orchestra pit.
2Matronly British character actress, on the West End stage from the 1940's. On screen, appeared mostly in television guest spots, best known for her role as Lady Fairfax on the long-running soap Upstairs, Downstairs (1971).
3First cousin of Hollywood actress Olive Sturgess.


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