Joan Hickson Movies and Career Information

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Aug 05, 1906
Kingsthorpe
Actor

Joan Hickson OBE (5 August 1906 – 17 October 1998) was an English actress of theatre, film and television, famed for playing Agatha Christie's Miss Marple in the television series Miss Marple. Born in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Joan Bogle Hickson was a daughter of shoe manufacturer Alfred H.S. Hickson and his wife, the former Edith M.T. Bogle. She made her stage debut in 1927, and for several years worked throughout the United Kingdom and achieved success playing comedic, often eccentric characters in London's West End, including the role of the cockney maid Ida in the original production of See How They Run, at the Q Theatre in 1944, and then at the Comedy Theatre in January 1945. She made her first film appearance in 1934, and the numerous supporting roles of her career included several Carry On films including Sister in Carry On Nurse; in a wonderfully comedic moment, her character in Carry On Girls discovers that someone has played a practical joke on her, waving her underwear from a flagpole. Joan then approaches Jack Douglas, and informs him that she would like him to accompany her across to the promenade. When he asks why, she exclaims - with impeccable timing - "Well, I want

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