Brigit Forsyth



Real name: Brigit Forsyth
Born: 28 July, Edinburgh
Married: Brian Mills (Coronation Street director)


  1. Zoe
  2. Ben

Contact: c/o Barry Burnett Organisation

Played: Babs Fanshawe (18 March 1998)

After leaving school Brigit trained as a secretary before enrolling at RADA where she studied for three years. She then joined various repertory companies including Lincon, Edinburgh, Salisbury, Cheltenham, Hornchurch and Watford.

She toured in My Fat Friend and performed in the West End productions of The Norman Conquests, Dusa, Fish and Stas and Vi. Her film work includes The Wrong Side of The Blankets, The Road Builder and The Crystal Stone.

Brigit has worked extensively on television for many years in productions including The Sinners, Holly, The Glamour Girls, Adam Smith, The Master of Ballantral, Jackanory, Holding The Fort, Tom, Dick and Harriet, The Practice, Sharon and Elsie, Wycliffe, Waiting, Dangerfield, Running Wild, The Visit, Poirot, Nice Town and Boon. She is best known for her long running role as Thelma Ferris in the BBC comedy The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads.

In March 1998 she made a one episode guest appearance in Coronation Street as Ken Barlow's dating agency client Babs Fanshawe. Brigit is married to Coronation Street director Brian Mills and they have two children Zoe and Ben.

TV credits: The Sinners; Adam Smith; Holly; Graham's Gang; I Told You, Didn't I; The Visit; The Master of Ballantrae; My World; Jackanory; Henry; The Glamour Girls (1980); Holding The Fort; Tom, Dick and Harriet; Bizarre and Rummage; Sharon and Elsie (1984); The Practice; Agatha Christie's Poirot; Running Wild; Stanley's Vision; Boon (ITV, 1989) as Helen Yeldham; Dark Season (1991) as Miss Maitland; Nice Town (1992) as Rosemary; Wycliffe; Waiting; Dangerfield; Murder Most Horrid (episode: A Life Or Death Operation) (BBC2, 1996) as Mrs Osman; Spark (1997) as Mrs Wells; Playing the Field (BBC1, 1998) as Francine Pratt and is best known as Thelma Ferris in Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads ? (BBC1, 1973 -74)

Film credits: The Wrong Side of the Blanket; The Roadbuilder (1971) as District nurse ; The Likely Lads (1976) as Thelma Ferris; The Crystal Stone







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