Prunella Scales

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Prunella Margaret Rumney West Scales (née Illingworth; born 22 June 1932) is an English actress, best known for playing Sybil Fawlty, wife of Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers, her nomination for a BAFTA award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution (Screen One, BBC 1991) by Alan Bennett, and more recently for the documentary series Great Canal Journeys (2014–2021), travelling on canal barges and narrowboats with her husband, fellow actor Timothy West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prunella Scales has received more than 3,400,112 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Prunella Scales is the 2,598th most popular actor (down from 2,321st in 2019), the 2,431st most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 340th most popular British Actor.

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  • 19

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  • 2.23

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  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Prunella Scales ranks 2,598 out of 10,030Before her are Marc Singer, Zooey Deschanel, Evelyn Nesbit, Carey Lowell, Jessalyn Gilsig, and Jim Carter. After her are Brian Austin Green, Annie Cordy, Jude Ciccolella, James Rebhorn, Alexis Bledel, and Leif Erickson.

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Among people born in 1932, Prunella Scales ranks 223Before her are Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern, Mika Antić, Turgay Şeren, Dana Scott, Oreco, and Albert Collins. After her are Loretta Lynn, Jean Stablinski, Qahhor Mahkamov, Eileen Brennan, Dabney Coleman, and Henri Nouwen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Prunella Scales ranks 2,431 out of 6,924Before her are Johnny Clegg (1953), Williamina Fleming (1857), Frank Bridge (1879), George S. Robertson (1872), Henry de Bracton (1210), and Jim Carter (1948). After her are William Gregor (1761), Stephen Hendry (1969), Thomas Andrews (1813), James Young Simpson (1811), Geraldine James (1950), and Stephen Wolfram (1959).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Prunella Scales ranks 340Before her are Rachel Ward (1957), Michelle Fairley (1964), Alec McCowen (1925), Ian Bannen (1928), Henry Irving (1838), and Jim Carter (1948). After her are Geraldine James (1950), Miriam Margolyes (1941), Cedric Hardwicke (1893), Corin Redgrave (1939), Simon MacCorkindale (1952), and Tom Hollander (1967).

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