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Celia Christine Gregory (23 September 1949 – 8 September 2008) was a British stage, film and television actress, who became a faith healer later in life.

Best known for her role as Ruth Anderson in the 1970s BBC television drama Survivors, she also appeared in such television series as Hammer House of Horror, The Professionals, Bergerac, Tales of the Unexpected, The Problem of Thor Bridge and Reilly, Ace of Spies, among many others.

She also worked as a stage actress in London's West End opposite Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay in 1973 in Eduardo De Filippo's play, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.[1] In 1991 she played Calphurnia in Julius Caesar and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

She married Keith Bender and they had two sons. The marriage ended in divorce. She retired in 1993 to spend time with her family.[1] Celia Gregory died in 2008, aged 58, from undisclosed causes.


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Agatha Nancy Neele
1984 The Inside Man Theresa
1993 The Baby of Mâcon The Mother Superior (final film role)


  1. ^ a b Lunghi, Cherie; Corduner, Allan (26 September 2008). "Celia Gregory: An accomplished and dedicated actor, she was a familiar TV face". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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