Kate Williams (actress)

Kate Williams (born 26 February 1941) is an English actress. She has appeared in TV programmes such as Love Thy Neighbour, A Sharp Intake of Breath and Birds of a Feather. Between 2006 and 2010, she appeared in EastEnders as Liz Turner.

Kate Williams
Born (1941-02-26) 26 February 1941 (age 79)
London, England
EducationEast 15 Acting School
Years active1967–present


Williams is known for three television roles: Joan Booth in the 1970s sitcom Love Thy Neighbour; Teresa in the 1971 BBC play Edna, the Inebriate Woman; and Audrey Withey in the crime drama Widows. She reprised the role of Audrey in both Widows 2 (1985), and 1995 sequel She's Out. In addition to her appearance in Holiday on the Buses where she played the Holiday Camp nurse, she had previously appeared as Wendy, a brassy conductress, in the fourth episode of the fourth television series On the Buses, the episode entitled The Other Woman, and in another episode called Late Again as a different character.

Williams also starred in the film version of Love Thy Neighbour (1973), and played Mrs Perkins in the film Melody (1971). Her other film credits include: Poor Cow (1967), Till Death Us Do Part (1969), Holiday on the Buses (1973), What's Up Nurse! (1977), Quadrophenia (1979), Party Party (1983) and Little Dorrit (1987).

Guest roles on TV include: Dixon of Dock Green, On the Buses, Please Sir!, Minder, The Gentle Touch, Just Good Friends, C.A.T.S. Eyes, Only Fools and Horses, May to December, Murder Most Horrid, Lovejoy,Doctor At Large, Born and Bred, and The Bill.

Williams also appeared in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, playing Liz Turner. Williams returned as a regular character in 2009, but in 2010, it was announced that the character of Liz Turner was to be axed.[1] Williams was last seen in the role in August 2010. In January 2016, Kate played the role of Sharon and Tracey's 'Auntie' Vera on Birds of a Feather. In November 2019, she appeared in an episode of the BBC soap opera Doctors as Peggy Sampson. [2]



Year Title Character
1967 Poor Cow Beryl
1969 Till Death Us Do Part Sergeant's Girlfriend
1970 Connecting Rooms
1971 Melody Mrs Perkins
1973 O Lucky Man!
1973 Love thy Neighbour Joan Booth
1973 Holiday on the Buses Red Cross Nurse
1975 The Golden Cage Girl in Disco
1978 What's Up Nurse! Matron
1979 Quadrophenia Mother
1983 Party Party Mum
1987 Little Dorrit Mrs Greasby
1993 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Opium Woman
2000 Return to the Secret Garden


Year Title Character Notes
1967 Love Story Jeopardy Episode: "Love in a Geary Suit"
1967 The Wednesday Play Janice Episode: "An Officer of the Court"
1968 Valerie Chapman Episode: "Mrs. Lawrence Will Look After It"
1969 The Newcomers Jane Tompkins 2 episodes
1969 On the Buses Doreen Episode: "Late Again"
1969 Dixon of Dock Green Connie Lester Episode: "Obsession"
1970 On the Buses Wendy Episode: "The Other Woman"
1970 Dixon of Dock Green Jane Simpson Episode: "The Lag's Brigade"
1971 Billie Rogers Episode: "No One Loses"
1971 Doctor at Large Mrs Temple Episode: "Congratulations- It's a Toad!"
1971 Please Sir! Mrs Davis Episode: "Identitwit"
1971 Play for Today Teresa Episode "Edna, the Inebriate Woman"
1972-1976 Love Thy Neighbour Joan Booth All 54 episodes
1972 All Star Comedy Carnival TV movie
1976 No Hard Feelings Elsie
1977 I'm Bob, He's Dickie
1978-1980 Born and Bred Marge Benge All 12 episodes
1980 Belle Starr Woman TV movie
1981 A Sharp Intake of Breath Juliet Episode: "The Weekend"
1982 Shine on Harvey Moon Mrs Gold Episode: "Safe as Houses"
1982 Young at Heart Alice 2 episodes
1983 The Lady Is a Tramp Mrs Platt Episode: "Episode 3"
1983-1985 Widows Audrey Withey 11 episodes
1983 R.H.I.N.O. Care Assistant TV movie
1984 Miracles Take Longer Mrs Anderson 3 episodes
1984 Bottle Boys Traffic warden Episode: "Fools Rush In"
1984 The Gentle Touch Sheila Oates Episode: "Do It Yourself"
1984 Minder Mary Episode: "A Number of Old Wives Tales"
1984 Just Good Friends Geraldine Episode: "Special"
1985 The Bill Mrs Mu
1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes Christabel Episode: "The Double Dutch Deal"
1986 Prospects Bess Episode: "Frying Tonight"
1986 Only Fools and Horses Mrs Miles Episode: "A Royal Flush"
1988 The Storyteller Chief Maid Episode: "Sapsorrow"
1989-1994 May to December Dorothy Burgess 27 episodes
1989 The Jim Henson Hour Maid Episode: "Garbage"
1989 Alas Smith and Jones 2 episodes
1990 Perfect Scoundrels Brenda Episode: "Blue Kisses"
1990 This is David Harper Shirley English Episode: "Partners in Crime?"
1991 Murder Most Horrid Woman on bus Episode: "The Case of the Missing"
1992 Lovejoy Bella Episode: "Scotch on the Rocks"
1992 KYTV Episode: "Talking Heads"
1992 The Bill Mrs Hunt Episode: "Finders Keepers"
1993 Seekers Beryl Sinclair Episode: "Episode 2"
1993 Outside Chance Ma Conway TV movie
1993 London's Burning Landlady Episode: "6.9"
1994-1995 Time After Time Ma Conway 7 episodes
1994 She's Out Audrey Withey 4 episodes
1995 Dressing for Breakfast Joan Episode: "Hospital"
1996 Porkpie Sheila Episode: "Birth Rites"
1996 The Bill Ruth Walker Episode: "Telling Tales"
1997 Rose Episode: "A New Way to Pay Old Debts"
1998 Berkeley Square Mrs McClusky All 10 episodes
2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Mrs Coles Episode: "Mental Apparition Disorder"
2001 Best of Both Worlds Brigitte 2 episodes
2001 Hot Money Molly Stern TV movie
2002 Silent Witness Bea Johnson Episode: "Tell No Tales: Part 2"
2003 In Deep Rose 4 episodes
2003 Danielle Cable: Eyewitness Neighbour TV movie
2003-2005 Family Affairs Myra Costello 64 episodes
2006-2010 EastEnders Liz Turner 69 episodes
2008 Hughie Green, Most Sincerely Mrs Carr TV movie
2010 Silent Witness Glenda Carmody Episode: "Run: Part 2"
2011 Holby City Catherine Salter Episode: "Too Much Monkey Business"
2014 Casualty Rosie Cornwall Episode: "The Quiet Man"
2014 Doctors Dora Harrington Episode: "Golden Boy"
2015-2016 Birds of a Feather Aunty Vera 3 episodes
2015 Man Down Rachel Episode: "Dennis"
2017 Call the Midwife Ivy Jackson Episode: "6.5"
2018 Hetty Feather Mrs Whittock 6 episodes
2019 Doctors Peggy Sampson Episode: "Every Dog Has Its Day"


  1. ^ Writer: Henrietta Hardy; Director: Debbie Howard; Producer: Dawn Coulson-Beckett (28 November 2019). "Every Dog Has Its Day". Doctors. BBC. BBC One.

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