Prunella Gee

Prunella Gee was trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where she won the Spotlight Award or Best Actress. Her first television role was Anna Fitzgerald in Granada's 1973 seven-part drama serial Shabby Tiger, which gave her instant notoriety due to her nude scenes. Her first film, The Wilby Conspiracy, in which she co-starred with Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine and Nichol Williamson, won her the nomination of Best Newcomer in the Evening News Film Awards. She became a virtual staple of British television thereafter, and was chosen to guest star in single episodes of The Sweeney, Return of the Saint, The Professionals, and the Hammer House of Horror anthology series. She played Miss Griffin in Nigel Kneale's LWT comedy series Kinvig, Penelope Keith's disruptive actress sister in Moving, Pat Phoenix's seaside landlady rival in Constant Hot Water, and Anita Dobson's school friend in Spilt Ends. Her biggest feature film was the James Bond adventure Never Say Never Again, with Sean Connery. Her other movies include Stormy Monday, with Sean Bean, Tommy Lee Jones and Sting, in which she played his wife, and The Merchants of Venus, in which she starred with Michael York, Beverly D'Angelo, and Brian Cox. Gee is most familiar with British television viewers for her role as Doreen Heavey in Coronation Street, a part she played in regular intervals between 1999 and 2004.

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