Pauline Collins (Exmouth, 3 september 1940) is an English actress of Irish descent. In 1990 she was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her starring role in Shirley Valentine, for which she was awarded a BAFTA Award actually. The same role she played a year earlier in the original stage version of the piece and won a Tony Award.
Except in a cinema and television films, Collins played in over one hundred episodes of various television series. So, she appeared as Samantha Briggs in the cult seriesDoctor Who and as Sarah in the drama series Upstairs, Downstairs .
Collins married in 1969 to actor John Alderton, with whom she had three children. She was on her 23rd once gave birth to a daughter, she got with actor Tony Rohr. This was them off in adoption, which they revisited her 22 years later. About this Letter To Louise Collins brought the book out.
In 2001, Collins was appointed officer of the order of the British Empire.
* Excluding 5 + television films
- Quartet (2012)
- Albert Nobbs (2011)
- You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
- From Time to Time (2009)
- Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002)
- One Life Stand (2000)
- Paradise Road (1997)
- My Mothers Courage (1995)
- City of Joy (1992)
- Shirley Valentine (1989)
- Secrets of a Windmill Girl (1966)
* Excluding one-off guest roles
- Mount Pleasant -Sue (2011-2012, fourteen episodes)
- Bleak House -Miss Flite (2005, ten episodes)
- The Ambassador – Harriet Smith (1998-1999, thirteen episodes)
- Forever Green -Harriet Boult (1989-1992, eighteen episodes)
- The Black Tower -Maggie Hewson (1985, five episodes)
- Thomas and Sarah -Sarah Moffat (1979, thirteen episodes)
- Wodehouse Playhouse -Agnes Flack (1975-1976, thirteen episodes)
- Upstairs, Downstairs -Sarah (1971-1975, fourteen episodes)
- No, Honestly -Clara Burrell-Danby (1974-1975, thirteen episodes)
- The Liver Birds -Dawn (1969, five episodes)
- Doctor Who -Samantha Briggs (1967, five episodes) and Queen Victoria (2006. episode 2)
- Pardon the Expression -Miss Wainwright (3 episodes, 1966)