Deborah Norton

Deborah Norton is an English actress.

Deborah Norton
Born1943 (age 77–78)
Croydon, Surrey, England

Personal lifeEdit

Deborah Norton was born in Croydon, Surrey, 1943. She attended a Quaker boarding school and later studied at the Drama Centre London. She worked in Britain until she toured America with The Beggar's Opera. She later returned to the UK.


Stage workEdit

Norton has taken part in productions of Six Degrees of Separation, Thérèse Raquin, The School for Scandal, and others in locations as diverse as the Royal Court, Bristol Old Vic, the Nottingham Playhouse, the National Theatre and others.

Play Playwright Director Theatre
The London Cuckolds Edward Ravenscroft Stuart Burge Royal Court Theatre
Inadmissible Evidence John Osborne John Osborne Royal Court Theatre
Six Degrees of Separation John Guare Phylidda Lloyd Royal Court Theatre / Comedy Theatre
A Lie of the Mind Sam Shepard Simon Curtis Royal Court Theatre
Innocent Bystanders Gordon Graham Denise Coffey Royal Court Theatre
AC/DC Heathcote Williams Nicholas Wright Royal Court Theatre
Red Cross Sam Shepard Royal Court Theatre
Backbone Michael Rosen Royal Court Theatre
The Enoch Show Royal Court Theatre
Anarchist Michael Almaz Royal Court Theatre
The Dragon Yevgeny Schwarz Royal Court Theatre
The Black Prince Iris Murdoch Stuart Burge Aldwych Theatre
A Little Hotel on the Side Georges Feydeau (adapted by John Mortimer) Jonathan Lynn Royal National Theatre
On the Razzle Johann Nestroy (adapted by Tom Stoppard) Peter Wood Royal National Theatre
Barnaby and the Old Boys Keith Baxter Toby Robertson Clwyd Theatr Cymru / Vaudeville Theatre
Kennedy's Children Robert Patrick (playwright) Clive Donner Arts Theatre
The Philanthropist Christopher Hampton Robert Kidd May Fair Theatre
Agamemnon Steven Berkoff Steven Berkoff Greenwich Theatre
The Ball Game Tom Thomas John Fortune Open Space Theatre
Suicide in B Flat Sam Shepard Kenneth Chubb Open Space Theatre
The Italian Straw Hat Eugene Labiche and Marc-Michel Ray Cooney Shaftesbury Theatre
Waiting for the Parade John Murrell Richard Cottrell Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith)
Children's Day Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall Clive Perry Mermaid Theatre
Chiaroscuro Israel Horovitz Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Electronic Nigger Ed Bullins
Dandy Dick Arthur Wing Pinero Sheila Hancock Cambridge Arts Theatre
Schooldays JB Stevenson Jonathan Lynn Cambridge Arts Theatre
What the Butler Saw Joe Orton Roger Michell Cambridge Arts Theatre
Private Lives Noël Coward Gareth Morgan Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne
The School for Scandal Richard Brinsley Sheridan Phyllida Lloyd Manchester Royal Exchange
Thérèse Raquin Emile Zola Pip Broughton Nottingham Playhouse
Trees in the Wind John McGrath 7:84 Company, Edinburgh Festival
Killing of Mr Toad David Gooderson David Gooderson King's Head Theatre
The Lenny Bruce Show Danny Brainin King's Head Theatre
Cracks Martin Sherman Tim Luscombe King's Head Theatre
Suicide in B Flat Sam Shepard Open Space Theatre
Just Between Ourselves Alan Ayckbourn Terry Johnson Bristol Old Vic
Sixty Thousand Nights Val May Bristol Old Vic
Nightshade Stewart Parker Peter Farago Birmingham Repertory Theatre / King's Head Theatre
California Dog Fight Mark Lee Simon Stokes Bush Theatre
Look Back in Anger John Osborne Jonathan Hales Phoenix Theatre
Live Like Pigs John Arden Jonathan Hales
The Country Wife William Wycherley Jonathan Hales Phoenix Theatre
A View From The Bridge Arthur Miller Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lock Up Your Daughters Theatre Royal, Lincoln
The Governor's Lady David Mercer
What the Butler Saw Joe Orton Robert Delamere Manchester Royal Exchange


She has acted roles in many television productions, including Marta Dorf in the television miniseries Holocaust, and multiple roles in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, although she is perhaps best known for her role as the PM's adviser Dorothy Wainwright in Yes, Prime Minister.

Selected filmographyEdit

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