Prunella Scales Net Worth

Prunella Scales Net Worth is
$2 Million

Prunella Scales Biography

Scales endorsed supermarket Tesco in Television ads for about ten years alongside Jane Horrocks. Born in 1932 in Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England, Prunella Scales is most beneficial known on her behalf comedy function throughout her display business profession. After appearing in “Area at the very top”, “Satisfaction and Prejudice”, and “Hobson’s Choice” through the ’50s, Scales’ breakthrough function came on Television series “Marriage Lines” through the early ’60s with Richard Briers. She also made an appearance on many BBC Radio 4 displays such as “Females of Letters” and “Smelling of Roses”. In the 1970s, Scales starred on “Fawlty Towers’ as Basil Fawlty’s wife, Sybil, until 1979. Her biography, “Prunella”, hit bookshelves in 2005, she functions as an ambassador to the charity SOS Children’s Villages, and is normally a patron of Globe Orphan week. Scales is normally fluent in French and provides two kids with her hubby, Timothy West.Prunella Scales Net Value: Prunella Scales can be an English celebrity who includes a net value of $2 million. In 2003, she focused intensely on stage productions, starring in a one-woman present, “An Night time with Queen Victoria”, and playing Magpie in the opera “La gazza ladra”. Scales has made an appearance in a number of political broadcasts for the Labour Party. She gained a BAFTA Award nomination on her behalf work in “A Issue of Attribution” as Queen Elizabeth II. Her various other Television and film credits consist of “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, “What the Butler Saw”, “The Lonely Interest of Judith Hearne”, “The Boys from Brazil”, “Kids in Require”, “The Shell Seekers”, “Horrid Henry: The Film”, and “Seven of 1”. In early 2014, her hubby revealed that Scales is normally battling Alzheimer’s.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NamePrunella Scales
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJune 22, 1932
Height1.61 m
EducationMoira House Girls School
SpouseTimothy West
ChildrenSamuel West, Joseph West, Juliet West
ParentsCatherine Scales, John Richardson Illingworth
NominationsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
MoviesHobson's Choice, Howards End, Stiff Upper Lips, Horrid Henry: The Movie, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, A Question of Attribution, The Wicked Lady, The Boys from Brazil, Waltz of the Toreadors, The Ghost of Greville Lodge, An Awfully Big Adventure, Consuming Passions, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Chorus of Disapproval, Freddie as F.R.O.7, The Phone Call, Laxdale Hall, Wolf, Emma, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Beatrix Potter: The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Other Stories, An Ideal Husband, Sub Rosa
TV ShowsAfter Henry, Mapp and Lucia, Fawlty Towers, Marriage Lines

Interesting Facts

1 In January 2013, she revealed that she had begun to suffer from short term memory loss and was unable to remember the years in which her sons were born or the year she married her husband, Timothy West. In March 2014, West announced that his wife was suffering from mild Alzheimer's disease, however, by August 2015, her condition had worsened to the point where she could no longer remember any details about their wedding or their married life together.
2 (1998 - present) Fronting British TV advertising campaign for Tesco as a fussy mother alongside her long-suffering daughter played by TV comedienne and actress Jane Horrocks. [1998]
3 Daughter-in-law of Lockwood West.
4 Has a photographic memory.
5 Longtime friend of Fawlty Towers (1975) co-star, comedian John Cleese.
6 She played Queen Victoria in Looking for Victoria (2003). Her son Samuel West had previously played Prince Albert Victor Edward, Duke of Clarence, Queen Victoria's grandson, in both Edward the King (1975) and The Ripper (1997) while her husband Timothy West played the eponymous role of Queen Victoria's eldest son and eventual successor in the former.
7 In October of 2003, she became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital for emergency heart operation (angioplasty).
8 She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama while her husband, Timothy West, was awarded his CBE in the 1984 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
9 Achieved her greatest success on TV as the nosy, shrewish wife "Sybil Fawlty" on the classic John Cleese comedy Fawlty Towers (1975).
10 British classical stage actress trained at both the Old Vic Theatre School in London and the Herbert Berghof Studio in New York.
11 She was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Award at the 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for her contributions to British Theatre.
12 Has a step-daughter named Juliet West.
13 Mother of Joseph West and Samuel West.


1 The joy of being an actor is to deliver good writing to people." "The agony of doing Shakespeare is that you can't ask him what he meant.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Screen One (1985)



Sub Rosa 2014/II Short
The Phone Call 2013 Short Joan
The Ogre Hunters 2013 Short
Stranger Danger 2012 Short Violet Mangham
Run for Your Wife 2012 Woman at Pub
Horrid Henry: The Movie 2011 Great Aunt Greta
The Royal 2011 TV Series Red Admiral
Agatha Christie's Marple 2008 TV Series Mrs Mackenzie
Think. What Does it Take to Change a Habit? 2007 Short Customer
The Shell Seekers 2006 TV Movie Dolly Keeling
Helix 2006 Short Gemima Barrington-Law
Mr. Loveday's Little Outing 2006 TV Movie Lady Moping
Where the Heart Is 2005 TV Series Hattie Dymchurch
Casualty 2004 TV Series Jocelyn Anderson
Brand Spanking 2004 Short Voice of Morphinalax
Looking for Victoria 2003 TV Movie Presenter / Queen Victoria
Johnny English 2003 The Queen (uncredited)
Dickens 2002 TV Series Elizabeth Dickens
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 2002 TV Movie Grace
Station Jim 2001 TV Movie Queen Victoria
Silent Witness 2001 TV Series Anne Parker
Animated Tales of the World 2001 TV Series Narrator
The Ghost of Greville Lodge 2000 Sarah
Midsomer Murders 2000 TV Series Eleanor Bunsall
The Big Knights 1999 TV Series Queen Melissa (voice)
Mad Cows 1999 Dr. Minny Stinkler
An Ideal Husband 1999/II Lady Markby
Stiff Upper Lips 1998 Aunt Agnes
Keeping Mum 1998 TV Series Marjorie
Dennis the Menace 1998 TV Series Mrs. Duffel
Phoenix 1997 Short The Client
Emma 1996 TV Movie Miss Bates
Breaking the Code 1996 TV Movie Sara Turing
Dalziel and Pascoe 1996 TV Series Edith Disney
Lord of Misrule 1996 TV Movie Shirley
Searching 1995 TV Series Mrs. Tilston
Look at the State We're In! 1995 TV Mini-Series Storyteller
Signs and Wonders 1995 TV Series Elizabeth Palmore
An Awfully Big Adventure 1995 Rose
The World of Lee Evans 1995 TV Series Mother
Sherwood's Travels 1994
Second Best 1994 Margery
Wolf 1994 Maude
Fair Game 1994 TV Movie Marjorie
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends 1994 TV Series Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Rector's Wife 1994 TV Mini-Series Marjorie Richardson
Woodcock 1994 TV Movie Captain
After Henry 1988-1992 TV Series Sarah France
Freddie as F.R.O.7. 1992 Queen / Additional Voices (voice)
My Friend Walter 1992 TV Movie Aunt Elle
Howards End 1992 Aunt Juley
Screen One 1991 TV Series H.M.Q.
Dirty Beasts 1990 TV Movie Narrator
Screenplay 1989 TV Series Milly
A Chorus of Disapproval 1989 Hannah Ap Llewellyn
Thompson 1988 TV Series
Natural Causes 1988 TV Movie Celia Bryce
Consuming Passions 1988 Ethel
When We Are Married 1987 TV Movie Annie Parker
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne 1987 Moira O'Neill
Theatre Night 1987 TV Series Mrs Prentice
Unnatural Causes 1986 TV Series Judith
Mapp & Lucia 1985-1986 TV Series Miss Elizabeth Mapp
Absurd Person Singular 1985 TV Movie Marion Brewster-Wright
Weekend Playhouse 1984 TV Series Olive Dodd
The Wicked Lady 1983 Lady Kingsclere
The Merry Wives of Windsor 1982 TV Movie Mistress Page
Outside Edge 1982 TV Movie Miriam
S.W.A.L.K. 1982 TV Series Aunt Patty
Never the Twain 1982 TV Series Susan Peel
Wagner 1981 TV Series Frau Pollert
Bergerac 1981 TV Series Gloria Gibbins
Good King Memorex 1979 Video Sybil Fawlty
Fawlty Towers 1975-1979 TV Series Sybil Fawlty
Doris and Doreen 1978 TV Movie Doris Rutter
The Boys from Brazil 1978 Mrs. Harrington
Target 1978 TV Series Diana Blake
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1978 Glynis
Pickersgill People 1978 TV Series Mavis Blackhead
Mr. Big 1977 TV Series Dolly
BBC2 Playhouse 1977 TV Series Florence Farr
Lucky Feller 1976 TV Series Farmer's Wife
The Littlest Horse Thieves 1976 Mrs. Sandman
Decisions, Decisions 1975 Video short
BBC Play of the Month 1975 TV Series Queen Jemima
Comedy Playhouse 1974 TV Series Dolly
Crime of Passion 1973 TV Series Adele Breteau
7 of 1 1973 TV Series Marion Joyce
Country Matters 1973 TV Mini-Series Babs Pickard
Full House 1973 TV Series Thelma
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1971 TV Series Marie
Jackanory 1970 TV Series Storyteller
Horizon 1966 TV Series documentary Mother
On the Margin 1966 TV Series
The Marriage Lines 1961-1966 TV Series Kate Starling
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1963-1964 TV Series Kate Starling - Marriage Lines segment Kate Starling - The Marriage Lines segment
Call Oxbridge 2000 1962 TV Series Andrea Newton
Saki 1962 TV Mini-Series Mrs. Lapping
Waltz of the Toreadors 1962 Estella Fitzjohn
The Seven Faces of Jim 1961 TV Series Laura Morrell
She Died Young 1961 TV Movie Harriet Green
Coronation Street 1961 TV Series Eileen Hughes
ITV Television Playhouse 1955-1960 TV Series Joy Miller / Mrs. Pepys / Gabrielle
Saturday Playhouse 1958-1960 TV Series Joan Deal / Lucy
Inside Story 1960 TV Series Jean
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1960 TV Mini-Series Maud Murch
The Secret Garden 1960 TV Series Martha
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1954-1959 TV Series Susan / Prudence Buckland
ITV Play of the Week 1957-1959 TV Series Grace Kennion / Morag
Room at the Top 1959 Council Office Worker (uncredited)
Champion Road 1958 TV Series Betty Gray
Television World Theatre 1958 TV Series Dunyasha
Shop Spoiled 1954 Customer
What Every Woman Wants 1954 Mary
Hobson's Choice 1954 Vicky Hobson
Scotch on the Rocks 1953 Morag McLeod
Pride and Prejudice 1952 TV Mini-Series Lydia Bennet


A Chorus of Disapproval 1989 performer: "O Jenny, O Jenny, Where Hast Thou Been?", "Youth's the Season" - uncredited


The Actor's Apprenticeship 2017 Documentary post-production
Great Canal Journeys 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Presenter
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2015 TV Series Herself - Timothy's Wife
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy 2014 TV Movie documentary
Richard Briers: A Tribute 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself / Sybil Fawlty
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself / Sybil Fawlty
Timeshift 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
The British Soap Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Children in Need 2007 TV Series Herself / Sybil Fawlty
A Taste of My Life 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Loose Women 2000-2007 TV Series Herself
This Week 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
What the Pythons Did Next... 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Prunella Scales CBE)
Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
An Audience with Coronation Street 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself - Audience Member
The King's Head: A Maverick in London 2006 Video documentary Herself
The Ultimate Sitcom 2006 TV Movie documentary
Fawlty Towers Revisited 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Breakfast 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
'Fawlty Towers' @ 30 2005 TV Movie Herself
The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles 2005 TV Movie Herself
The Funny Ladies of British Comedy 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Essential Poems for Christmas 2004 TV Movie Herself - Reader
Good Morning Australia 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
A History of Britain 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Queen Victoria
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
This Morning 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Human Face 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Pet Shop Owner
Funny Turns 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Funny Women 1998 TV Series documentary short Herself
Light Lunch 1997 TV Series Herself
The Sunday Programme 1997 TV Series Herself
An Audience with Alf Garnett 1997 TV Movie Herself - Audience Member
The Animal Family 1996 TV Movie documentary Narrator - part 1 (voice)
Aspel & Company 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
Forty Minutes 1990 TV Series documentary Narrator
Everyman 1988 TV Series documentary Herself - Presenter
Whodunnit? 1977 TV Series Herself - Panellist
Call My Bluff 1967-1977 TV Series Herself
An Evening with... 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest Reader

Archive Footage

Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms 2015 TV Series documentary Sybil Fawlty
Stars on the Street 2009 TV Movie documentary Eileen Hughes (uncredited)
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Herself
Alan Bennett Interview 2009 Video documentary short H.M.Q. (uncredited)
Auntie's Bloomers 1991 TV Series documentary Herself

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