Brigit Forsyth

Brigit trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she won the Emile Littler Award.

Her recent theatre roles include: Marie in Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End and National Tour; Leontina in The Triumph Of Love for the Royal Exchange, Manchester ; Martha Brewster in Arsenic & Old Lace for Kenneth H Wax Ltd; Mercy in Humble Boy for ACT Productions (National Tour); Mother Lord in High Society for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Rose in Jerusalem, Gertrude in Hamlet for the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Kate Keller in All My Sons; Esme Allen in Amy’s View for the Library Theatre, Manchester; Beatrice Harrison in The Cello And The Nightingale at Theatre Royal, York; Adele in Morning Glory for the Palace Theatre Watford; Queen Elizabeth II and Coral Brown in Single Spies for the West Yorkshire Playhouse; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest for The Royal Exchange, Manchester; Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie for Theatr Clwyd; Annie in The Norman Conquests for The Globe and Apollo Theatres, London; Dusa in Dusa, Stas, Fish and Vi for Hampstead and The Mayfair, London; Little Murders and The Comedy of Errors for The Royal Exchange, Manchester; The Price and Tom and Viv for the Library Theatre, Manchester; Several national tours including The Maintenence Man, You Must Be The Husband and My Fat Friend.

On television, Brigit is probably best known as Thelma from Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads for the B.B.C. Her extensive television work covers five series playing Francine Pratt in Playing The Field for Tiger Aspect; two series of Tom, Dick and Harriet for Thames Television; two series of The Practice for Granada Television; two series of Sharon and Elsie for the B.B.C.

Other television credits include: Heartbeat and Emmerdale for Yorkshire Television; The Outsiders – Pilot for ITV1; Doctors, Down To Earth, The Eustace Bros., Nice Town, Dangerfield, Spark, Bazaar and Rummage, Murder Most Horrid, Casualty, The Dark Season and The Master of Ballantrae all for the B.B.C.; The Bill for Thames Television; Wycliffe for H.T.V.; The Ward, The Sinners and Adam Smith for Granada Television; Running Wild and Poirot for L.W.T.; Boon for Central Television.

She has also played Thelma in a feature film of Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads for E.M.I.; Stanley’s Vision a Channel 4 film; Kay Mellor’s film Fanny and Elvis.

Brigit works extensively in radio.