Comedy about William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London while also trying to be a good husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Upstart Crow - Paula Wilcox - Netflix
Paula Wilcox (born 13 December 1949) is an English actress. She is best known for roles in TV shows such as Girlfriends , Upstart Crow, Mount Pleasant, Boomers, Emmerdale, The Smoking Room, The Queen’s Nose and Man About The House.
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Wilcox first came to public attention whilst a member of the National Youth Theatre, which she joined aged seventeen. She appeared in Coronation Street in 1969 as Ray Langton's sister Janice. She was offered her first starring television role in The Lovers, a Granada sitcom produced for the ITV network largely written by Jack Rosenthal and co-starring Richard Beckinsale. There were two series of The Lovers, plus a feature film. She appeared in an episode of The Benny Hill Show (Thames) broadcast on 23 February 1972. Wilcox was cast in one of the lead roles of Man About the House (Thames, 1973–76) as Chrissy Plummer, who was regularly in a flirtatious battle of wits with her male flatmate Robin, played by Richard O'Sullivan. The series ran for six series and the main cast also featured in the spin-off feature film. Her follow-up role was as the eponymous single mother in Miss Jones and Son (1977–78). In 1991, Wilcox returned to situation comedy as Ros West in a Yorkshire Television sitcom called Fiddlers Three opposite Peter Davison before playing the character of Ivy Sandford in the pilot of Frank Skinner's Blue Heaven on Channel 4 in 1992, the show then went on to become a series. She appeared in several series of The Queen's Nose (1995–2001), and also played small roles in the films The Higher Mortals (1993) and the Woody Allen movie Scoop (2006). On 27 October 2006, Wilcox appeared in the Only Fools and Horses spin-off The Green Green Grass as Marlene's sister. She has also played another character in the Only Fools and Horses universe, appearing in 2 episodes of Rock and Chips, playing Edward “Grandad” Trotter's estranged wife Violet. In 2007 Wilcox joined the cast of Emmerdale as Hilary Potts, mother of the vicar's wife, Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy). In 2008, Wilcox portrayed Bette Davis in a theatrical play, Whatever Happened to the Cotton Dress Girl?. In 2010, she portrayed a mother of a gay son in a theatrical play, Canary. In November 2010, Wilcox took the leading role as a Liverpudlian private eye in Following from the Front, a BBC radio play first broadcast in November 2010 and again in January 2015 She has played Pauline Johnson in the Sky1 sitcom series Mount Pleasant since 2011. In addition to her other work, Wilcox has made guest appearances in programmes such as Footballers' Wives, Holby City and Down to Earth. She was cast as Lilian in the BBC Three sitcom The Smoking Room. In 2014, she had a starring role in the comedy series Boomers and the following year she had a role in an episode of Still Open All Hours. Wilcox is about to embark on filming for the second season of Sky One’s British comedy drama Living The Dream where a family from Yorkshire discovers that making a successful life in America can be more challenging than first thought. Earlier this year, Paula filmed series 3 of Upstart Crow - the Shakespearean sitcom starring David Mitchell and penned by Ben Elton. In 2017 Wilcox filmed the last episode of the Sky 1 series Mount Pleasant after 7 years of playing Pauline Johnson. Wilcox‘S theatre credits include Chris Hannan’s latest play What Shadows about Enoch Powell’s infamous ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech on immigration. This compelling piece was performed at the Birmingham Rep, Edinburgh Lyceum and the Park Theatre, London in 2016 and 2017. Other theatrical work includes: Great Expectations (Vaudeville Theatre); Canary (Liverpool Everyman / Hampstead Theatre); Dreams of Violence (Soho Theatre) and La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse Theatre). Wilcox has also performed radio and voiceover work and most recently read the audiobook Three Things About Elsie written by Joanna Cannon. This continues a relationship that began last year when Paula recorded Joanna’s first novel The Trouble With Goats and Sheep.
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