Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston

  • Birthday: 1943-12-07
  • Place of birth: Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK

Biography

Susan Johnston, OBE (née Wright; born 7 December 1943) is an English actress known for playing Sheila Grant in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside (1982–1990), Barbara Royle in the BBC comedy The Royle Family (1998–2000, 2006, 2008–2010, 2012), Grace Foley in the BBC drama Waking the Dead (2000–2011), Gloria Price in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street (2012–2014) and Miss Denker in the ITV drama Downton Abbey (2014–2015). She won the 2000 British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress and was nominated for the 2000 BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance for The Royle Family.

Filmography

Brookside: Friday the 13th

1998

As Sheila Grant

Lapland

2011

As Eileen Lewis

Brookside: The Lost Weekend

1997

As Sheila Grant

Score

2001

As Maggie

Diana and the Paparazzi

2017

As Narrator

Golden Years

2016

As Nancy

Bitter Harvest

1992

As Miriam Johnson

The Queen of Sheba

2006

As Barbara Royle

Joe's Crackers

2010

As Barbara

Caring for the Recently Deceased

2014

As Marjoram Bryon

Help

2021

As Gloria

Barbara's Old Ring

2012

As Barbara Royle

The New Sofa

2008

As Barbara Royle

The Golden Egg Cup

2009

As Barbara Royle

Preaching to the Perverted

1997

As Esmeralda

The Jump

1998

As

500 Miles North

2014

As Stein

Death on the Tyne

2018

As Colleen

The Cure

2019

As Bella Bailey

Imagine Me & You

2005

As Ella

Walk Like a Panther

2018

As Gladys

Brassed Off

1996

As Vera

Measure for Measure

1994

As Mistress Overdone

The Turn of the Screw

2009

As Sarah Grose

New Year's Day

2001

As Mrs. Fisher

Face

1997

As Alice

Downton Abbey: A New Era

2022

As Gladys Denker

British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves

2016

As Barbara Royle (archive footage) (uncredited)

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