June Whitfield

Actor
A well-known and beloved British radio and TV personality, June Whitfield gained fame and fans in the USA as the dotty mother of Jennifer Saunders' Edina Monsoon in the cult hit comedy "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992-95) ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1925 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (26)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 2016 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Cider With Rosie 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

You, Me and The Apocalypse 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Run for Your Wife 2013 (Movie)

(Cameo)

Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous: Olympics Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

By the Pricking of My Thumbs 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous: White Box 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Kumars At No. 42 (BBC) 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous New York Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirrorball 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 2000 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Christmas Glory With Kiri Te Kanawa 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Jude 1996 (Movie)

Aunt Drusilla (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Carry on Columbus 1993 (Movie)

Queen Isabella (Actor)

Not Now, Comrade 1976 (Movie)

Janet Rimmington (Actor)

The Spy With a Cold Nose 1965 (Movie)

Elsie Farquhar (Actor)

Boomers (Tv Show)

Actor

EastEnders (UK) (Tv Show)

Actor

VE Day: Remembering Victory (TV Show)

Interviewee

Wyrd Sisters (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

A well-known and beloved British radio and TV personality, June Whitfield gained fame and fans in the USA as the dotty mother of Jennifer Saunders' Edina Monsoon in the cult hit comedy "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992-95). The London-born, RADA-trained player racked up such stage credits as "South Pacific" and "Love for Judy" in London's West End and "An Ideal Husband" and "Ring Around the Moon" elsewhere in England. She gained real prominence in her native land, though, when she joined the long-running radio show "Take It From Here" in 1953, creating the role of the long-suffering Eth. Whitfield has continued to make appearances into the 90s, including "The News Huddlines."

Relationships

Tim Aitchison

Husband

Suzy Aitchison

Daughter

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2002

Starred opposite Richard Briers in London stage revival of "Bedroom Farce"

2001

Reprised role of June Monsoon in another series of "Absolutely Fabulous"

1996

Had first serious film role in decades as the aunt of "Jude"

1973

Returned to the "Carry On . . ." films with "Carry On Girls" and "Carry On Abroad"

1970

Appeared on the BBC sitcom "The Goodies"

1968

Featured in British series "The Fossett Saga" alongside Jimmy Edwards; played music hall singer Millie Goswick

1967

Appeared in the half-hour comedy "Hancock's"

1962

Reprised radio role of Eth in TV series "Six More Faces of Jim", starring Jimmy Edwards

1961

Had featured role on the comedy series "The Arthur Askey Show" (BBC)

1958

Feature film debut in "Carry On Nurse"

1956

Early TV credit, as a sketch actor on "Idiot Weekly, Price 2d."

1953

Made radio acting debut as cast member of "Take It From Here"; created role of Eth

Regularly appeared on Terry Scott's comedy series "Scott On ..." (BBC)

Co-starred in British sitcom "Beggar My Neighbor"

Began stage appearances after graduating from RADA

Appeared on long-running British radio show "The News Huddlines"

Again paired with Scott for "Terry and June"

Played June Monsoon, mother to Jennifer Saunders' Edina, on the British comedy "Absolutely Fabulous"

Teamed with Terry Scott for the BBC comedy series "Happy Ever After"

Bonus Trivia

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Received Order of the British Empire in 1985

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Whitfield was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1998.

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