Sheila Hancock to be honoured
The actress Sheila Hancock is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Women in Film and Television organisation.
The actress Sheila Hancock is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Women in Film and Television organisation. The actress has a career had spans over half a century and covers film, television, radio and theatre. Her big break in television came in the 1960s comedy series The Rag Trade in which she played the role of Carol and roles in other sitcoms followed – but also in dramas as well. In 1988 the actress guest-starred in an episode of Doctor Who playing a role that was obviously a take on then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
Hancock’s other memorable roles include Carry On Cleo, The Catherine Tate Show and a short stint in EastEnders as the mother of Steve Owen (Gary Kemp) in 2000. Her other television roles include Fortysomething, Bedtime, New Tricks and Moving On. Earlier this year she was one of the judges on the BBC talent quest, Over The Rainbow, alongside Charlotte Church and John Partridge. Hancock has also written several books including The Two of Us about her marriage to the late John Thaw who starred in The Sweeney, Inspector Morse and Kavanagh QC.