Annette Kerr

Catherine Annette Kerr Peacock (2 July 1920  23 September 2013), known professionally as Annette Kerr, was an English actress of Scottish descent of film, television and stage.

Annette Kerr
Catherine Annette Kerr Peacock

(1920-07-02)2 July 1920
Died23 September 2013(2013-09-23) (aged 93)
Alma materCentral School of Speech and Drama
Years active1956 - 1999
Home townWatford, England

Life and career

During her childhood, Kerr moved with her family from her birthplace in Scotland to Watford, Hertfordshire, where he father worked as a physiotherapist. She made her theatrical debut at the Watford Palace Theatre, and later trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.[1]

Frequent reference to Kerr is made in The Kenneth Williams Diaries (edited by Russell Davies). Kerr and Williams were close friends, and worked together in several stage productions.[2][3] following their first meeting in 1949. At one point, Williams proposed to her.[1]

Her television appearances included roles in series such as the pilot episode - "Identified" - of Anderson's live-action series UFO (1970), 2point4 Children (1991-9, as Dora Grimes) and London's Burning (1992). Her last credited TV work was One Foot in the Grave (1995, as Ruth). This marked her second appearance in the series, following a minor part as "Lady in Teashop" (1992).

She died at the actors' retirement home Denville Hall, where she had been resident, in London on 23 September 2013, aged 93.[1][4]


Year Title Role Notes
1959The Price of SilenceMiss Collins
1961The Third AlibiCinema cashier
1961So Evil, So YoungWorkroom Wardress
1964Murder Most FoulDorothy
1968Prudence and the PillGerald's Secretary
1970The Private Life of Sherlock HolmesSecretaryUncredited


  1. Obituary: Annette Kerr, Daily Telegraph, 28 October 2013.
  2. Davies, Russell (ed.) (1993): The Kenneth Williams Diaries.
  3. Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 425. ISBN 1-84854-195-3.
  4. Death Announcement, Daily Telegraph, September 2013
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