Beryl Cooke
Born(1906-11-01)1 November 1906
Soho, England
Died21 August 2001(2001-08-21) (aged 94)
London, England
Years active1954–1995

Beryl Cooke (1 November 1906 – 21 August 2001) was an English actress.[1] Her career spanned six decades; she is most familiar to British audiences as Aunt Lucy in the sitcom Happy Ever After and Mrs. Vance in the BBC drama Tenko.[2]


She was born in Westminster, London on 1 November 1906.

She died in London on 21 August 2001 aged 94. She is buried in East London Cemetery.


Cooke made an appearance in British sitcom Only Fools and Horses in the episode The Second Time Around, as a woman Del Boy (David Jason) and Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) believe to be their Aunt Rose, only for it to emerge that the real Aunt Rose moved away some years beforehand.



Year Title Role Notes
1954 Conflict of Wings Miss Nelson
1954 Knave of Hearts Kind Typist Uncredited
1954 Someone Else's Child Miss Larner Short film
1957 The Crooked Sky Landlady
1958 Them Nice Americans Undetermined Role Uncredited
1961 The Monster of Highgate Ponds Miss Haggerty
1966 The Ghost of Monk's Island Aunt Edna
1968 The Blood Beast Terror Housekeeper
1969 A Nice Girl Like Me Bridal Gowns Assistant Credited as Beryl Cook
1971 She'll Follow You Anywhere Perfume Tester
1980 High Rise Donkey Miss Pringle


Year Title Role Notes
1957 On Stage - London Unknown Episode: #1.2
1959 Don't Tell Father Miss Fletcher Episode: #1.1
1959 Emergency Ward 10 Alice Knox Episode: #1.274
1961 Flower of Evil Frau Elrich Episode: "The Camp in the Mountains"
1963–1965 Compact Mrs. Chater 162 episodes
1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Mrs. Finch Episode: "The Black Doctor"
1967 Angel Pavement Mrs. Pearson 2 episodes
1967 Vanity Fair Miss Jemima Episode: "The Famous Little Becky Puppet"
1967–1968 The Newcomers Celia Stuart 52 episodes
1969 Mr. Digby Darling Olive 3 episodes
1969 Out of the Unknown Mrs. Gale Episode: "Random Quest"
1969 Imperial Palace Miss. Prentiss 2 episodes
1969 Jackanory Storyteller 5 episodes
1969 The Ugliest Girl in Town Saleslady Episode: "The Track Star"
1970 Father, Dear Father Mrs. Schultz Episode: "This Is Your Wife"
1970 The Doctors Mrs. Roache Episode: #1.62
1970 Play for Today Storyteller (as Beryl Cook) Episode: "Angels Are So Few"
1971 Bless This House Mrs. Gordon Episode: "Another Fine Mess..."
1971 The Runaway Summer Aunt Alice 4 episodes
1970–1971 The Troubleshooters Miss Jenkins 7 episodes
1972 A Family at War Cafe Manageress Episode: "Coming Home"
1972 Villains 1st Miss Sinclair Episode: "Move In, Move On"
1972 Public Eye Receptionist Episode: "Many a Slip"
1971–1973 Z Cars Mary Brent

Matron Miss Gladwell

3 episodes
1973 Emmerdale Mavis Scott 2 episodes
1972–1973 Follyfoot Miss Patience


3 episodes
1973 The Dragon's Opponent Mrs. Morden Episode: "The Drawn Sword"
1973 Jackanory Playhouse Fairy godmother Episode: "The Magician's Heart"
1974 The Onedin Line Lucy Armitage Episode: "The Silver Caddy"
1974 Marked Personal Dorothy Turner 2 episodes
1974 Badger's Set Mrs. Badger Television film
1974 No, Honestly Aunt Augusta Episode: "Bed, Beautiful Bed"
1974–1975 Comedy Playhouse Aunt Lucy


2 episodes
1975 Hogg's Back Mrs. Witherspoon (as Beryl Cook) Episode: #1.6
1974–1978 Happy Ever After Aunt Lucy 38 episodes
1979 The Other One Mrs. Swift Episode: #2.1
1980 The Greeks: A Journey in Space and Time Persian Queen Episode: "The Greek Beginning"
1980 The Boy Who Never Was Old Lady Television film
1981 Only Fools and Horses Auntie Rose Episode: "The Second Time Around"
1982 Tenko Mrs. Vance Episode: "Part Three"
1985 Oliver Twist Anny 3 episodes
1986 Fresh Fields Winnie Episode: "The Old Folks at Home"
1987 ScreenPlay Lesevre Episode: "The Trial of Klaus Barbie"
1987 Fortunes of War Gladys Twocurry Episode: "Greece: October 1940"
1987 Casulaty Mrs. Joyce Arthur 2 episodes
1989 The Real Eddy English Mrs. English 4 episodes
1989 Surgical Spirit Old Lady Episode: "The Country, Right or Wrong"
1989 Sob Sisters Edna (as Beryl Cook) 6 episodes
1989 The Endless Game Second Patient Episode: #1.1
1989 Bluebirds Dora Jenkinson 4 episodes
1990 Chelmsford 123 Old Lady Episode: "Ode et Amo"
1991 Taking the Floor Old Lady 1 Episode: "In the Mood"
1991 Doctor at the Top Mrs. Bickerstaff Episode: "Bye Bye, Bickerstaff"
1991 A Perfect Hero Receptionist Episode: #1.1
1990–1992 The Bill Mrs. Fisher

Old Woman

2 episodes
1992 Love Hurts Elderly Woman Episode: "Charity Begins at Home"
1992 Waiting for God Lady Resident Episode: "Great Aunt Diana"
1993 Then Churchill Said to Me Unknown Episode: "Those Who Loot We Shoot"
1993 Century Falls Miss Cooper 5 episodes
1994 Frank Stubbs Lady Dunstable Episode: "Charity"
1995 Health and Efficiency Mrs. Rossi Episode: "The Old Dope Peddler"


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  2. ^ "Beryl Cooke". The Daily Telegraph. 1 September 2001. Retrieved 6 February 2010.