Marcia Warren (born 26 November 1943) is an English stage, film and television actress. On stage, she appeared in Blithe Spirit as Madame Arcati and The Sea (2008) at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. She is currently filming for Netflix's fifth season of The Crown, in which she plays Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
She is a two time Olivier Award winner.
Warren trained as an actress at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 1963. From there on she took the path of many of her performing contemporaries, acting in repertory throughout the country – beginning as an assistant stage manager in David Copperfield in Salisbury.
From 1983 to 1986 she played Vera in the BBC sitcom, No Place Like Home. From 2013 to 2016, she played the role of Penelope in the ITV sitcom Vicious and also starred in the 2014 sitcom Edge of Heaven as Nanny Mo. She has also appeared in Keeping Up Appearances, Midsomer Murders and Inside No. 9.
She has won two Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role—one in 1984 for Stepping Out and the other in 2002 for Humble Boy at the Royal National Theatre. She was also nominated for another in 2001 for In Flame at the New Ambassadors Theatre.
|1985||Mr. Love||Doris Lovelace|
|1994||Don't Get Me Started||Pauline Lewis|
|2005||Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont||Vera Post|
|The Jealous God||Mrs. Dungarvan|
|2012||Run for Your Wife||Woman on seat|
|2016||Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie||Lubliana|
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|1972||Public Eye||Waitress||"Girl in Blue"|
|1983–1986||No Place Like Home||Vera Botting||sitcom|
|1986||We'll Think of Something||Maureen Brooks||ITV sitcom|
|1986||I Woke Up One Morning||Doris||BBC sitcom|
|1991||Miss Pym's Day Out||Dora Caldicote|
|1992||Keeping Up Appearances||Bunty||sitcom|
|2000||Coronation Street||Gladys Braithwaite||guest role|
|2003–2004||My Dad's the Prime Minister||Granny Philips||sitcom|
|2006||Housewife, 49||Mrs Lord|
|2006, 2008||Jam & Jerusalem||Lady Anne Crump||sitcom|
|2007||Midsomer Murders||Melissa Shrike|
|2008||The Long Walk to Finchley||Old Dear||BBC Four drama|
|2009||Victoria Wood's Midlife Christmas||Arnica|
|2011||The Café||Alice Dobson||Sky1|
|2014||Father Brown||Miss. Audrey Diggle||"The Pride of the Prydes" Episode 2.3|
|2014||Edge of Heaven||Nanny Mo||ITV sitcom|
|2014||Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death||Mrs. Boggle||Sky1|
|2015||Crackanory||Dolly Coblington||Series 3, Episode 6|
|2017||Sherlock||Vivian Norbury||"The Six Thatchers" (Series 4, Episode 1)|
|2017||Josh||Violet||Series 3, Episode 4|
|2018||Inside No. 9||Alice||"Zanzibar" (Series 4, Episode 1)|
|2019||Don’t Forget the Driver||Joy||Series 1|
|2022–2023||The Crown||Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother||Seasons 5 & 6|
|2003||Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness||Margot Carvier (voice only)|
|2014||Dark Souls II||Morrel/Merchant Hag Melentia (voice only)|
- "Olivier Winners 1984". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "Olivier Winners 2002". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- "Olivier Winners 2001". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
- Veteran actress Marcia Warren cast as The Queen Mother in 'The Crown' MediaMole TV News, August 3, 2021