Valerie Lilley

Character actress Valerie Lilley got her start in British theater; she didn't make her television debut, in an episode of the 1970s anthology drama series "Once Upon a Time", until she was in her mid-30s. Her first ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1939

Filmography

Actor (7)

I Know You Know 2008 (Movie)

Lilly (Actor)

Messiah 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Priest 1995 (Movie)

Sister Kevin (Actor)

Ascendancy 1981 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Scrubbers 1981 (Movie)

Nun (Actor)

The Black Stuff 1979 (Movie)

Doris (Actor)

Biography

Character actress Valerie Lilley got her start in British theater; she didn't make her television debut, in an episode of the 1970s anthology drama series "Once Upon a Time", until she was in her mid-30s. Her first recurring TV role came with 2000's school-based drama "Hope and Glory". The short-lived crime drama "Serious and Organised", in which she played the mother of police officer brothers, followed in 2003. Lilley played Mrs. Bates in a well-received miniseries adaptation of the Jane Austen novel "Emma" in 2009. The following year, she scored her breakout role as cantankerous, wheelchair-bound grandmother Patty Croker in the controversial comedy-drama "Shameless".

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