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Brigit ForsythBorn: Sun 28th July 1940 (age: 72)
Brigit Forsyth (born in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a British actress, who is best known for her roles as Thelma Ferris in the BBC comedy Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Helen Yeldham in the hit ITV drama/modern-day western Boon.
After leaving school, Forsyth trained as a secretary, before enrolling at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she won the Emile Littler Award.
She toured in My Fat Friend, and performed in the West End productions of The Norman Conquests; and Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi
Her film work includes The Wrong Side of the Blanket (1970), as Miss Wiggins Teape; The Night Digger (1971), as district nurse; The Likely Lads (1976), as Thelma Ferris; and Crystalstone (1988), as Isabel.
Brigit's television work includes Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, as Thelma (1973–74); The Glamour Girls (1980-82), as Veronica Haslett; Tom, Dick and Harriet (1983) as Harriet Maddison; The Practice, as Dr. Judith Vincent (1986); Sharon and Elsie, as Elsie Beecroft (1984–85); Dark Season (1991), as Miss Maitland; and Boon (ITV, 1989), as Helen Yeldham. She has guested on The Bill; Doctor Who; Dr Finlay's Casebook; Wycliffe; Agatha Christie's Poirot; and also appeared in The Sinners; Holly, as the title character Holly Elliot; Adam Smith; Bizarre and Rummage; The Master of Ballantrae; Jackanory; Holding The Fort; Tom, Dick, and Harriet; Waiting; Dangerfield; Running Wild;The Visit; Graham's Gang; I Told You, Didn't I?; Stanley's Vision, as Hilda Spencer; My World; Henry; Nice Town (1992) as Rosemary Dobson; Murder Most Horrid (episode: "A Life Or Death Operation") (BBC2, 1996) as Mrs. Osman;Spark (1997) as Mrs. Wells; and Playing the Field (BBC1, 1998) as Francine Pratt. In March 1998, she made a one-episode guest appearance in Coronation Street as Ken Barlow's dating agency client, Babs Fanshawe. Forsyth has also worked regularly in radio comedy and drama.