Natasha Pyne

Natasha Pyne (born 9 July 1946) is an English actress.

Natasha Pyne
Born (1946-07-09) 9 July 1946
Crawley, Sussex, England
Years active1963–present
Spouse(s)Paul Copley (1972–present)


Born in Crawley, Sussex, Pyne began her career at the Royal Court in a production of John Osborne's Inadmissible Evidence in 1964 and followed it in productions at the Lyric and Royal Shakespeare Company. She returned to the Royal Court in 1990 in Robert Holman's Rafts and Dreams.

She appeared as Bianca in the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton film The Taming of the Shrew (1967), and her other film roles include The Breaking of Bumbo (1970), Madhouse (1973) with Vincent Price, and the Disney British film One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975) as Susan, a young nanny. She also appeared in an episode of Jason King and also The Adventurer with Gene Barry. She is best known for her role in the British television sitcom series Father, Dear Father (as Anna Glover) which ran from 1968 to 1973. Made by Thames Television, Patrick Cargill played her father, and Pyne also reprised her role in the 1973 film version. Her later appearances were mostly in television dramas such as The Bill. Pyne has also been in many Radio 4 plays. In 2007, she made a guest appearance in the Doctor Who audio play I.D..

She married the actor Paul Copley after performing with him in a 1971 production of Frank Wedekind's Lulu, directed by Peter Barnes in Leeds.



Radio work

She was in BBC's Radio Drama Company (RDC) in the mid-1980s and appeared in numerous Radio 4 plays and readings. Also she did Drama on 3 and Children's BBC Radio 5 (former).


She was in Van der Valk when it was revived once again towards the end of Thames' life as a part of the ITV network, with four two-hour episodes of the fourth series in January and February 1991, and the fifth series three two-hour episodes in February 1992.

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