Mollie Sugden (1922–2009)


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Best remembered as 'Mrs. Slocombe' on the British comedy "Are You Being Served?" Mollie Sugden was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. She attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her first television role came in 1962 with the series "Hugh and I," which ran for four seasons. In 1972, she won the role of the head of the ladies ... See full bio »

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Are You Being Served? Mrs. Slocombe
(1972-1985)
(1992-1993)
Are You Being Served? Mrs. Slocombe
(1977)

Filmography

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 2003 Little Britain (TV Series)
Mollie Sugden
- Most People in a Mini (2003) ... Mollie Sugden
 2003 The Bill (TV Series)
Lally
- 134: Professional Image (2003) ... Lally
 2001 Revolver (TV Series)
Mother
- Episode #1.0 (2001) ... Mother
 1996 Romuald the Reindeer (TV Series)
- Knitting Patterns (1996) ... (voice)
 1971-1996 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Mrs. Hutchinson
- Moving Out (1996) ... Mrs. Hutchinson
- Out of Hospital (1996) ... Mrs. Hutchinson
- Going Into Hospital (1996) ... Mrs. Hutchinson
- On the Town (1996) ... Mrs. Hutchinson
- Spare That Tree! (1996) ... Mrs. Hutchinson
 1996 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Vilhemina Slop Bucket
- Special Agent Dennis (1996) ... Vilhemina Slop Bucket (voice, as Molly Sugden)
 1995 Just William (TV Series)
Great Aunt Florence
- Boys Will Be Boys (1995) ... Great Aunt Florence
 1995 Oliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Robson
- Why Did We Eat the Frogs? (1995) ... Mrs. Robson
 1992-1993 Are You Being Served? Again! (TV Series)
Mrs. Slocombe
- The Darts Match (1993) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- The Mongolians (1993) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- A Mummified Cat (1993) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- Mr. Slocombe (1993) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- The Cricket Match (1993) ... Mrs. Slocombe
 1991 The Princess and the Goblin
Looti (voice)
 1991 Cluedo (TV Series)
Mrs. White
- The Bolivian Connection (1991) ... Mrs. White
- A Traveller's Tale (1991) ... Mrs. White
- Charity Begins at Home (1991) ... Mrs. White
- Fatal Distraction (1991) ... Mrs. White
- A Deadly Deal (1991) ... Mrs. White
 1986-1988 Tickle on the Tum (TV Series)
Bessie Bagwash
- Sweet Little Pussy Cat (1988) ... Bessie Bagwash
- Dandy's Finest Hour (1988) ... Bessie Bagwash
- A Nice Cup of Tea (1988) ... Bessie Bagwash
- Just Hanging Around (1988) ... Bessie Bagwash
- Bull in the Laundry Shop (1988) ... Bessie Bagwash
 1987-1988 My Husband and I (TV Series)
Nora Powers
- Food for Thought (1988) ... Nora Powers
- Why Not Borrow George? (1988) ... Nora Powers
- On the Carpet (1988) ... Nora Powers
- The Take Over Bid (1988) ... Nora Powers
- A Star Is Born (1988) ... Nora Powers
 1987 The BFG
Mary (voice)
 1981-1986 That's My Boy (TV Series)
Ida Willis
- Two Lonely People (1986) ... Ida Willis
- Happy Anniversary (1986) ... Ida Willis
- The Bypass (1986) ... Ida Willis
- Something to Love (1986) ... Ida Willis
- Jezebel (1986) ... Ida Willis
 1972-1985 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
Mrs. Slocombe
- The Pop Star (1985) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- Friends and Neighbours (1985) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- The Night Club (1985) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- Gambling Fever (1985) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- The Hold Up (1985) ... Mrs. Slocombe
 1979 The Tea Ladies (TV Movie)
Char Lady
 1978 The Talking Parcel (TV Movie)
Hortense, the Flying Train (voice)
 1977-1978 Come Back Mrs. Noah (TV Series)
Mrs. Gertrude Noah
- The Last Chance (1978) ... Mrs. Gertrude Noah
- The Housing Problem (1978) ... Mrs. Gertrude Noah
- Who Goes Home? (1978) ... Mrs. Gertrude Noah
- To the Rescue (1978) ... Mrs. Gertrude Noah
- In Orbit (1978) ... Mrs. Gertrude Noah
 1977 Are You Being Served?
Mrs. Slocombe
 1976 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
Blackpool Woman in Deckchair
- Episode #15.8 (1976) ... Blackpool Woman in Deckchair
 1965-1976 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Nellie Harvey
- Episode #1.1618 (1976) ... Nellie Harvey
- Episode #1.1617 (1976) ... Nellie Harvey
- Episode #1.1354 (1974) ... Nellie Harvey
- Episode #1.1353 (1974) ... Nellie Harvey
- Episode #1.1352 (1974) ... Nellie Harvey
 1975 The Virtuoso (TV Movie)
Lady Gimcrack
 1975 Three Comedies of Marriage (TV Series)
Mother
- Bobby Bluesocks (1975) ... Mother
 1974 Men of Affairs (TV Series)
Mum
- Silver Threads (1974) ... Mum
 1974 Holiday with Strings (TV Movie)
Doris - Check In Girl
 1974 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
Sister Martin
- The Antenatal Clinic (1974) ... Sister Martin
 1973 Billy Liar (TV Series)
Mrs. Bottomley
- Billy and the Party Spirit (1973) ... Mrs. Bottomley
 1973 Son of the Bride (TV Series)
Mum
- Anything But the Truth (1973) ... Mum
- Of Unsound Mind (1973) ... Mum
- A Hostile Engagement (1973) ... Mum
 1964-1972 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Mrs. Hutchinson - The Liver Birds segment / Mrs. Crispin - Hugh and I segment
- Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 (1972) ... Mrs. Hutchinson - The Liver Birds segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1964 (1964) ... Mrs. Crispin - Hugh and I segment (as Molly Sugden)
 1972 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Mrs. Greer
- The Lady with the Lamp (1972) ... Mrs. Greer
 1972 My Wife Next Door (TV Series)
George's Mother
- Total Separation (1972) ... George's Mother
 1972 A Class by Himself (TV Series)
Lesley Charles
- Guess Who's Coming to Lunch? (1972) ... Lesley Charles
 1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Slocombe / Lady Wright
- Are You Being Served? (1972) ... Mrs. Slocombe
- Born Every Minute (1972) ... Lady Wright
 1972 Emma (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Goddard
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Mrs. Goddard
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Mrs. Goddard
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Mrs. Waring
- Mum's the Word (1972) ... Mrs. Waring
- Honey Lamb (1972) ... Mrs. Waring
- The Devil You Know (1972) ... Mrs. Waring
 1972 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Mrs. Dunne
- A Private Nuisance (1972) ... Mrs. Dunne
 1965-1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Auntie Minnie / Melanie's Mother
- Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning (1972) ... Auntie Minnie
- And Afterwards at... (1965) ... Melanie's Mother
 1972 Mandog (TV Series)
Mrs. Morris
- The Consignment (1972) ... Mrs. Morris
- Mister Makes His Mark (1972) ... Mrs. Morris
 1971 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Alice Larch
- What's a Class Between Friends? (1971) ... Alice Larch
 1971 For the Love of Ada (TV Series)
Nellie Pollitt
- The Christening (1971) ... Nellie Pollitt
- The Journey (1971) ... Nellie Pollitt
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mrs. Mollett
- Devon Is Lovely at This Time of Year (1971) ... Mrs. Mollett
- It's All in the Mind (1971) ... Mrs. Mollett
 1970 The Goodies (TV Series)
Minister for Trade and Domestic Affairs
- Caught in the Act (1970) ... Minister for Trade and Domestic Affairs
 1970 Dirty Work (TV Movie)
Mona Flower
 1970 Turkey Time (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pike
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Flavia
- The Love Potion (1970) ... Flavia
 1969-1970 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
 1970 As Good Cooks Go (TV Series)
WRAC Sergeant
- Battle of the Bulge (1970) ... WRAC Sergeant
 1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series)
Lotte
- Anne of Cleves (1970) ... Lotte
 1969 The Very Merry Widow and How (TV Series)
Mrs. White
- How Are You Feeling? (1969) ... Mrs. White
 1968 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Audrey Bellamy
- Only Four Can Play (1968) ... Audrey Bellamy
 1964-1968 Just Jimmy (TV Series)
Mum
- Episode dated 2 July 1968 (1968) ... Mum
- A Bicycle Made for Jim (1968) ... Mum
- In the Still of the Night (1966) ... Mum
- Harem Scarem! (1966) ... Mum
- It's Not Cricket (1966) ... Mum
 1968 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- The Unwelcome Guests: Welcome at Last (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
- The Unwelcome Guests: Lost and Found (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
- The Unwelcome Guests: The Golden Coin (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
- The Unwelcome Guests: The Beachcombers (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
- The Unwelcome Guests: The House on It's Own (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
 1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Vera
- Calling the Tune: Part 2 (1967) ... Vera
- Calling the Tune: Part 1 (1967) ... Vera
 1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
District nurse
- I Am Osango (1967) ... District nurse
 1962-1966 Hugh and I (TV Series)
Mrs. Crispin
- The Jackpot (1966) ... Mrs. Crispin
- The Christening (1966) ... Mrs. Crispin
- Tooting Footlights (1966) ... Mrs. Crispin
- Costume Piece (1966) ... Mrs. Crispin
- The Gas Man Cometh (1966) ... Mrs. Crispin
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Isabelle's Mother
- Ring Round the Moon (1964) ... Isabelle's Mother
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Phillips
- Maggie (1964) ... Mrs. Phillips
 1962 Benny Hill (TV Series)
Woman Tenant
- The Time Bicycle (1962) ... Woman Tenant
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Belle
- Killer in the Band (1962) ... Belle
 1959 The Way of an Angel (TV Short)
Angel's Wife
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Portrayed Mrs. Slocombe, the same role she performed in the television series, in the stage version of Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft's "Are You Being Served?" at the Blackpool Winter Gardens in Lancashire, England, UK. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Molly Sugden

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Harold Bennett and his playing of Young Mr Grace] Harold was a super person. He had a rather naive, innocent quality for all his messing about with the girls. He did it with a sort of childlike quality that somehow wasn't offensive. See more »

Trivia:

During World War II, she worked in a munitions factory in Keighley making shells for the Royal Navy. See more »

Trademark:

Her frequently changing, exotic hair colors. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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