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Sheila Reid

Last updated 27 July 2014

Sheila Reid
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Sheila Reid

Born: 1937 (age: 78)


Sheila Reid is a Scottish actress, best known for her performance as Madge Harvey in Benidorm.

She played Etta in the Doctor Who story Vengeance on Varos and Gran in the 2013 story Time of the Doctor.

Reid has had a long and distinguished career in theatre, film and television, and worked with Laurence Olivier at the Royal National Theatre. 

In 1980, she played the wife of Trevor Howard in Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry at Rawlinson End. She played Mrs. Buttle in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic Brazil and appeared in the TV series All Creatures Great and Small . She also had a brief appearance in the first series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. 

From 2007 onwards she has appeared as Madge Harvey in Benidorm and made an appearance in the final episode of series 1 of BBC Two's 2009 sitcom Psychoville as an old crone.

Reid's musical theatre credits include the roles of the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd in 1993 at the National Theatre, and Jack's Mother in Into the Woods in 1998 at the Donmar Warehouse.