Daphne Heard

Last updated 09 January 2020

Daphne Heard (1904-1983)
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Daphne Heard

Born: Monday 1st August 1904
Died: Wednesday 22nd June 1983 (age: 78)


Born in Plymouth in 1904, the actress had a lengthy stage career before taking on a number of roles on television in the 1960s, including adaptations of Lorna Doone, Nicholas Nickleby and The Woman in White, and guest starring in longer running series like Dr Findlay's Casebook and Z-Cars. Other roles followed in the 1970s, but the role for which she'll be remembered most fondly is as Mrs. Polouvicka in the series To The Manor Born.

She played Martha Tyler in the 1977 Doctor Who serial Image of the Fendahl.