Sunday, 21 July 2013

Gawd Save Our Queenie!

The Best is Yet to Come:

The Isle of Dogs:

[With eternal thanks to Fraser Donachie for pics and clips.]

From Wikipedia:
Queenie Watts featured in many British films, including the Joan Littlewood production Sparrers Can't Sing (1963) as herself in scenes set in the Iron Bridge Tavern, Millwall, which she ran in real life and in which she starred in the TV series Stars and Garters (1963). She also appeared in the film version of Up the Junction (1968) and as a pub landlady in All Coppers Are Bastards (1972) and in television programmes through the 1960s and 1970s, including the successful, but critically panned, Romany Jones (1972–75) and its sequel Yus, My Dear (1976) in which Arthur Mullard featured as her husband.

Queenie appeared in Dad's Army in the role of Mrs Edna Peters, also in several episodes of Dixon of Dock Green in different roles, in two episodes of Callan (appearing as the Aunt of petty crook Lonely, played by Russell Hunter), in the comedy-drama Beryl's Lot (1973–75) and one episode of Steptoe and Son (1972).

She also appeared with Arthur Mullard, again as a married couple, in the 1973 film Holiday on the Buses as well as in the popular sitcom George and Mildred as the former neighbours of the characters played by Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy.

She ran pubs (including the Iron Bridge Tavern and the Rose and Crown in Poplar) with her husband, "Slim Watts", where she also sang and played piano with an eight-piece band to pull in more customers. She appeared in the 1966 film version of Alfie, singing "Goodbye, Dolly Gray" in a memorable, riotous bar-room brawl sequence.

She appeared in three episodes of the Play for Today anthology series for the BBC, including Waterloo Sunset transmitted on 23 January 1979.

We adored her.

Queenie Watts (21st July 1926 – 25 January 1980)

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