Anthea Askey

Anthea Shirley Askey (2 March 1933 – 28 February 1999) was an English actress, particularly prominent on television in the 1950s.

Anthea Askey
Anthea Shirley Askey

(1933-03-02)2 March 1933
Golders Green, London, England
Died28 February 1999(1999-02-28) (aged 65)
Worthing, Sussex, England
Spouse(s)Bill Stewart (m. 1956–?)
ChildrenJane, Andrew, William
Parent(s)Arthur Askey (1900–1982) &
Elizabeth May Swash (1899–1974)

Anthea Askey was born in Golders Green, north London, to the comedian and actor Arthur Askey, and his wife Elizabeth May Swash (b. 1899, m. 1925, d. 1974). In many of her television roles she starred with him.

Her early television appearances included Love and Kisses, where she played Rose Brown, whose father Bill was played by her father; while other TV and films include The Love Match, Ramsbottom Rides Again, Before Your Very Eyes, Living It Up, The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour, Arthur's Treasured Volumes and a cameo appearance in Make Mine a Million in 1959.

In 1993, she appeared in Climb the Greasy Pole: Part 1, an episode of The Darling Buds of May.[1]

Anthea Askey died in Worthing, Sussex, in 1999, aged 65.[2]


  1. ^ Climb the Greasy Pole: Part 1 at IMDb
  2. ^ Denis Gifford (7 September 2015). "Obituary: Anthea Askey". The Independent. Archived from the original on 7 May 2022. Retrieved 7 October 2016.

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