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Prunella Scales
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Scales in 2010
Born
Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth

22 June 1932 (1932-06-22) (age 87)
Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1952-present
Spouse(s) Timothy West (1963–present)
Children Samuel West
Joe West
Julie West (step-daughter)

Prunella Scales (born Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth; 22 June 1932) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution (Screen One, BBC 1991) by Alan Bennett.

In March 2014, her husband Timothy West revealed to the The Guardian that Scales was living with Alzheimer's disease.


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