Felicity Kendal from Doctor Who Signed 10 x 8 Photograph #2
felicity kendal from Doctor Who Signed 10 x 8 Photograph
In 1975 she got her big break on television with the BBC sitcom The Good Life, in which Kendal and Richard Briers played Tom and Barbara Good, a middle-class couple who decide to quit the rat-race and become self-sufficient, much to the consternation of their snooty, but well-meaning neighbours, played by Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington. When the series ended in 1978, she starred in several other BBC sitcoms, including Solo, The Mistress and Honey for Tea, but none were as successful.
Kendal's stage career blossomed during the 1980s and 1990s when she formed a close professional association with Sir Tom Stoppard, starring in the first productions of many of his plays, including The Real Thing (1982), Hapgood (1988), Arcadia (1993), and Indian Ink (1995). In 2002 Kendal starred in Charlotte Jones's play Humble Boy when it transferred from the National Theatre to the West End. In 2006 she starred in the West End play Amy's View by David Hare.
Her most recent television work was the ITV murder mystery series Rosemary & Thyme, in which she played gardener Rosemary Boxer, who, together with colleague and ex-policewoman Laura Thyme (Pam Ferris), solved mysteries near their various workplaces as landscape gardeners. The series ran from 2003 to 2006.
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