Prunella Scales

1932 - Today

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Prunella Margaret Rumney West Scales (née Illingworth; born 22 June 1932) is an English former 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 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 3,742,388 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Prunella Scales is the 4,983rd most popular actor (down from 2,597th in 2019), the 3,843rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,430th in 2019) and the 609th most popular Actor.

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  • 19

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  • 3.66

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Among actors, Prunella Scales ranks 4,983 out of 9,996Before her are Jang Keun-suk, Heinz Weixelbraun, Terele Pávez, Nathalie Cardone, Oliver Masucci, and Judy Tyler. After her are Tanuja, Mary Beth Hurt, Lauren Vélez, Nina Ananiashvili, Holger Juul Hansen, and Rafaela Aparicio.

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Among people born in 1932, Prunella Scales ranks 350Before her are Howard Hodgkin, Christopher Lasch, Günter Sawitzki, Roger Dumas, Antonio Suárez, and Judy Tyler. After her are Bo Goldman, Alma Cogan, Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Marc Bazin, Tetsuo Okamoto, and Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Prunella Scales ranks 3,843 out of 7,765Before her are Fred Karno (1866), David Richards (1952), John Pritchard (1921), Alister McGrath (1953), Eric Stewart (1945), and John Aitken (1839). After her are Richard J. Evans (1947), Alicia Moreau de Justo (1885), Jim Capaldi (1944), Benjamin Robins (1707), Sid Kimpton (1887), and Geoffrey Hughes (1944).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Prunella Scales ranks 609Before her are Sadie Frost (1965), Valerie Hobson (1917), David Walliams (1971), Gavin Rossdale (1965), Jane Lapotaire (1944), and Sarah Douglas (1952). After her are Geoffrey Hughes (1944), Kenneth More (1914), Celia Imrie (1952), Anna Lee (1913), Heather Angel (1909), and Judy Cornwell (1940).

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