Judy Parfitt - Updated May 2024

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Judy Parfitt

Judy Parfitt is a television actress. Judy Parfitt made her film debut in a minor supporting part in Information Received.

Early Life

Judy Parfitt was born on 7 November 1935. She was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. She is 87 years old. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. The information about her parents is not yet revealed like the names and professions of her parents.

She was graduating in 1953, she attended Notre Dame High School for Girls and later trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Moreover, her nationality belongs to English. She follows the Christian religion. Thus, the information bout her siblings is not given. Likewise, there is no further information about her early life.


She appeared in the Hammer television film Journey to The Unknown in 1968, opposite Joseph Cotten and hosted by Joan Crawford. Additionally, in the episode “Saturday, Sunday, Monday” Parfitt appeared opposite Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay of Laurence Olivier Presents in 1978.

Later on,  in 1981 she created the role of Eleanor in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Peter Nichols’ Passion Play. In 1984 in Jack Rosenthal’s The Chain, she played Deidre. Likewise, she appeared in Maurice in 1987.

Moreover, Two of her most notable past roles are Mildred Layton in The Jewel in the Crown and Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the 1980 TV serial version of Pride and Prejudice. She portrayed Kathy Bates’ former, domineering employer in Dolores Claiborne in 1995, who is dying in the present time but is seen as a vibrant, glowing woman in flashback sequences.

Beginning with her regular role as Snow White’s Stepmother she has appeared in some American television shows, Evil Queen Lillian “Lily” White in the series The Charmings. In The Charmings’ second-season Christmas special Parfitt’s real-life husband Tony Steedman guest-starred as Santa Claus.

Moreover, she appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote in 1989, and as the mother of Dr. Elizabeth Corday on several episodes of ER in 2002.  She played the role of Queen Marie in Ever After A Cinderella Story in 1998.

More about her career

In the biopic film, Wilde Parfitt played Lady Mount-Temple, alongside Stephen Fry, Vanessa Redgrave, and Gemma Jones in 1997. Additionally, she played Maria Thins in Girl with a Pearl Earring in 2003. Likewise, the role earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Additionally,  in the 2004 edition of Death on the Nile she played the domineering American dowager, Mrs van Schuyler, opposite David Suchet, James Fox, Frances de la Tour, and David Soul in a feature-length episode of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. She appeared as the primary villainess in Little Dorrit in 2008, as the cruel Mrs. Clennam. 

Moreover, she began appearing in the BBC TV series Call the Midwife as Sister Monica Joan, an elderly nun in the early stages of dementia. Likewise, in the program as a way of reflecting on the unfolding drama, Sister Monica Joan’s strong educational background and knowledge of classical literature are often used.

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Caption: Judy Parfitt movie poster. Source: IMDb.

Judy Parfitt – Net Worth 2022

Judy Parfitt’s net worth is around $17 million. She has earned a lot amount in her career as an English theatre, film, and television actress. Judy Parfitt’s brand endorsements are not yet updated.

Personal Life

Parfitt married actor Tony Steedman in 1963. She got married in Harrow, Middlesex died in 2001.  Moreover, the couple had one child named, David.

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Caption: Judy Parfitt with her husband. Source: Daily Mail.

Body Measurements

Judy Parfit stands 5 feet 8 inches tall. Likewise, her body weight is unknown. Moreover, she has a well-maintained body and an attractive personality. Likewise, she has a pair of beautiful blue eyes and blond hair. She has fair skin with a beautiful body.

Judy Parfitt – Social Media

Talking about her social media Judy Parfitt is not active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.