Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 07-12-1943
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK
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  • Popularity: 2.79
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Susan Johnston, OBE (née Wright; born 7 December 1943) is an English actress known for playing Sheila Grant in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside (1982–1990), Barbara Royle in the BBC comedy The Royle Family (1998–2000, 2006, 2008–2010, 2012), Grace Foley in the BBC drama Waking the Dead (2000–2011), Gloria Price in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street (2012–2014) and Miss Denker in the ITV drama Downton Abbey (2014–2015). She won the 2000 British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress and was nominated for the 2000 BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance for The Royle Family.




Year Movie Character
1998 Brookside: Friday the 13th as Sheila Grant
2011 Lapland as Eileen Lewis
1997 Brookside: The Lost Weekend as Sheila Grant
2001 Score as Maggie
2017 Diana and the Paparazzi as Narrator
2016 Golden Years as Nancy
1992 Bitter Harvest as Miriam Johnson
2014 Caring for the Recently Deceased as Marjoram Bryon
2012 Barbara's Old Ring as Barbara Royle
1970 The New Sofa as Barbara Royle
1997 Preaching to the Perverted as Esmeralda
1998 The Jump
1970 500 Miles North as Stein
2019 The Cure as Bella Bailey
2005 Imagine Me & You as Ella
1999 Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll
2018 Walk Like a Panther as Gladys
1996 Brassed Off as Vera
1994 Measure for Measure as Mistress Overdone
2009 The Turn of the Screw as Sarah Grose
2001 New Year's Day as Mrs. Fisher
2018 Death on the Tyne as Colleen
2016 World Cup 1966: Alfie's Boys as Self
2015 The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One
1997 Face as Alice
2020 The Sandman as Unity Kinkaid
2016 British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves as Barbara Royle (archive footage) (uncredited)

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