Richenda Carey

Richenda Carey (born 1948 in Bitton, Gloucestershire) is an English theatre, television and film actress, who is mostly known for her roles in Monarch of the Glen, Jeeves and Wooster, Crush and most recently, Separate Lies and Criminal Justice.[1] She appeared in an episode of the sitcom Chalk.[2]

Richenda Carey
Born (1948-04-09) 9 April 1948
Years active1974–present
Nigel Stock
(m. 1979; died 1986)

John Foley

She was the third wife of actor Nigel Stock, whom she married in Bristol in 1979.[3] After Stock's death in 1986, Carey married John Foley.

From July 2009 she appeared in Calendar Girls at the Noël Coward Theatre.


Film & Television

Year Title Role Notes
1974 Upstairs, Downstairs Head Nurse Tug of War (series four, episode five)
1976 Nuts in May Miss Beale aka Play for Today: Nuts in May
1982 A Shocking Accident Susan
1986 Only Fools and Horses Lady at Opera A Royal Flush
1990 Jeeves and Wooster Lady Wickhammersley The Purity of the Turf
1990 Waiting for God Greta Mueller Fraulein Mueller (series one, episode five)
1991 Bodger & Badger Mrs Bogart Series 3 (7 episodes)
1994 Wycliffe Jane Rule The Tangled Web
Nostradamus Countess
1995 The Choir Bridget Cavendish
1996 The Prince and the Pauper Lady Milford television mini-series
1997 Photographing Fairies Fierce Woman
Chalk Mary Langland New Student
Jane Eyre Lady Ingram
Kavanagh QC Pamela Erskine Blood Money
Mrs Dalloway Lady Bradshaw
1998 Mosley Lady Mosley Channel 4 mini-series
Dinnerladies Lady Pamela Royals (series one, episode two)
Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde Sister Blister Astro-Nuts
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Mary Blackcottage
Spaced Dog pound clerk Battles (series one, episode four)
2001 Crush Lady Governor
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Imperious Woman
Hot Money Judge Lucinda Winchcombe
2002 Vacuums Mrs Cartwright musical a.k.a. Stealing Bess (US title)
2003 Monarch of the Glen Lady Dorothy Trumpington-Bonnet Series 5 (five episodes)
The Young Visiters Lady Gay Finchling television film version
Looking for Victoria Lady Wharncliffe television film
2004 Midsomer Murders Margaret Hopkins The Straw Woman
2005 Separate Lies Sarah Tufnell
2008 Criminal Justice Judge Ira
2009 Desperate Romantics Landlady
2010 The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister Mrs Priestley
2015 Colonia Dignidad Gisela Seewald
2019 Downton Abbey Mrs Webb

Radio and voice work

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Mrs Terriss The Star of the Adelphi (Radio)
Clock Tower 3 Dorothy Rand Survival horror game (Video game)
2005 No Commitments Lady Dorothy Trumpington-Bonnet Hard Times (series eleven, episode four) (Radio)
2000 Dogged Persistence Nettie Written by Martyn Wade and co-starring Joan Sims and Elizabeth Spriggs (BBC Radio 4, August 2000)


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