For The Love Of Ada. Ada Cresswell/Bingley (Irene Handl). Copyright: Thames Television

Irene Handl was an English actor of Austrian-German descent and best-known for comic roles. She appeared in well over 100 films and both starred and guest-appeared in many dozens of further TV and radio series in the post-war years.

Year Production Role
2010 Sellers In The Attic Self (Archive Material)
1988 The Management
  1. E4 - The Arrest
Judge
1987 Never Say Die
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Dorothy
1987 In Sickness & In Health - Series 3
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Gwenneth
1987 Little And Large - Series 7
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
1987 All In Good Faith - Series 2
  1. E2 - Manna From Heaven
Annie Freeman
1986 The Kenny Everett Television Show - Series 4
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Ensemble Actor
1986 In Sickness & In Health - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Gwenneth
1986 Mapp & Lucia - Series 2
  1. E5 - Au Reservoir
Poppy Sheffield
1983 Tears Before Bedtime
  1. E4 - Home From Home
Florence
1982 It's Your Move Grand Lady
1982 Emery Presents - Emery Presents: Legacy Of Murder
  1. E6 - Corpse In The Act
Cousin Looby
1980 Metal Mickey - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Metal Mickey Lives
  2. E2 - School Master Mickey
Granny
1979 Cannon And Ball - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Irene
1979 Maggie And Her - Series 2
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  1. E1 - A Holiday For Two
  2. E2 - Good Old Saturday Night
  3. E3 - Enter A Psychologist
  4. E4 - The Good Old Days
  5. E5 - The Return Of Fred
  6. E6 - Reg And The Computer
Mrs. Perry
1978 The Hound Of The Baskervilles Mrs. Barrymore
1978 Maggie And Her - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Naughty Window Cleaner
  2. E2 - Mrs. P. Goes To School
  3. E3 - Mr. Right
  4. E4 - The Other Woman
  5. E5 - National I Don't Care Week
  6. E6 - You Make Me Feel So Young
  7. E7 - Private Tuition
Mrs. Perry
1977 Come Spy With Me Momma Fink
1977 Come Play With Me Lady Bovington
1977 Stand Up Virgin Soldiers Mrs. Phillimore
1977 The Fosters - Series 1
  1. Special - New Year With The Fosters
Mrs. Draper
1977 Adventures Of A Private Eye Miss Friggin
1976 Confessions Of A Driving Instructor Miss. Slenderparts
1976 Maggie And Her - Pilot Mrs. Perry
1972 For The Love Of Ada Ada Bingley
1971 For The Love Of Ada - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Ada And Walter Are Haunted
  2. E2 - Walter Makes A Bet
  3. E3 - The Arrival Of The Grandchild
  4. E4 - Ada Has An Admirer
  5. E5 - A Baby In The House
  6. E6 - The Christening
  7. Special - Christmas With Ada
Ada Cresswell/Bingley
1971 For The Love Of Ada - Series 3
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  1. E1 - The Honeymooners Return
  2. E2 - A Sentimental Journey
  3. E3 - Ada Holds The Purse Strings
  4. E4 - The Eviction Order
  5. E5 - The Sunday Lunchtime Drink
  6. E6 - The Queen's Birthday
  7. E7 - Should Ada & Walter Move?
Ada Cresswell/Bingley
1970 For The Love Of Ada - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. Special - All-Star Comedy Carnival
Ada Cresswell/Bingley
1970 For The Love Of Ada - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Walter Meets Ada
  2. E2 - Walter Comes To Tea
  3. E3 - Walter & Ada Go On A Weekend
  4. E4 - Leslie Gets Tickets For The Cup
  5. E5 - Ada Tries To Make Walter Jealous
  6. E6 - Walter Proposes To Ada
Ada Cresswell/Bingley
1970 Doctor In Trouble Mrs. Dailey
1969 Q - Q5
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Ensemble Actor
1968 Doctor In The House
  1. E4 - In The Wards
  2. E6 - Sex And St. Swithin's
  3. E9 - Out-Patients
  4. E13 - To Pass Or Not To Pass
Mrs. Clark
1968 Mum's Boys Mrs Crystal Pallise
1967 A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases' - Series 1
  1. E2 - Is A Golfer A Gentleman?
Mrs Philby Potter
1967 Smashing Time Mrs. Gimble
1966 The Wrong Box Mrs. Hackett
1965 Barney Is My Darling
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  1. E1 - Home Is The Sailor
  2. E2 - The £2,000 A Year Man
  3. E3 - The Twenty Six Year Itch
  4. E4 - Weddings, Funerals And Christenings
  5. E5 - My Son! My Son!
  6. E6 - The Prodigal Son
Ramona Pank
1964 The Importance Of Being Earnest Miss Prism
1964 The Big Noise
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Aunt Lily
1963 The Rag Trade - Series 3
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  1. E8 - The Budgie
  2. E9 - Episode Nine
  3. E10 - The Italian Girl
  4. E11 - Babysitters Unlimited
  5. E12 - Episode Twelve
  6. E13 - The Engagement Ring
Reg's Mum
1963 Heavens Above! Rene Smith
1962 Citizen James - Series 3
  1. E10 - The Watchdog
Miss Bullock-Smythe
1962 Hugh And I - Series 1
  1. E3 - Here Comes The Bride
Miss Willow
1961 Watch It, Sailor! Edie Hornett
1961 A Weekend With Lulu Florrie Bell
1961 The Rebel Mrs. Crevatte
1961 Double Bunk Mrs. Harper
1960 Doctor In Love Professor MacRitchie
1960 Make Mine Mink Madame Spolinski
1960 No Kidding Mrs. Spicer
1960 The Pure Hell Of St. Trinian's Miss Harker-Parker
1960 The Night We Got The Bird Ma
1960 School For Scoundrels Mrs. Stringer
1960 Carry On, Constable Distraught Woman
1960 We're In Business - Series 2 Actor
1960 Inn For Trouble Lily
1960 Two Way Stretch Mrs. Price
1959 The Night We Dropped A Clanger Mrs. Billingsgate
1959 Educating Archie - Series 2
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  1. E1 - The Man Who Couldn't Grow Up
  2. E2 - The Prune Mutiny
  3. E6 - Episode Six
Irene
1959 I'm All Right Jack Mrs. Kite
1959 Left, Right And Centre Mrs. Maggs
1959 Carry On Nurse Mrs. Marge Hickson
1958 Educating Archie - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. E9 - Episode Nine
  10. E10 - Episode Ten
  11. E11 - Episode Eleven
  12. E12 - Episode Twelve
  13. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Irene
1958 Next To No Time! Mrs Cowley
1957 Brothers In Law Mrs. Potter
1957 Laughter In Store Actor
1956 Opening Night Self
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E4 - The Bequest
Mrs Medworthy
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E2 - The Artist
Model
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E1 - The First TV Show
Nurse
1956 Who Done It? Prospective Chair Customer
1956 Here's Archie Actor
1954 The Belles Of St. Trinian's Miss Gale
1952 Treasure Hunt Nanny
1944 It's In The Bag Mrs Beam

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Irene Handl on IMDb

Born
Friday 27th December 1901
Died
Sunday 29th November 1987 (aged 85)
Nationality
English
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