(21 July 1926, London
– 25 January 1980 London, England, UK) was an English
actress and singer of film and television.
She appeared in many British films, including the Joan Littlewood
production Sparrers Can't Sing
(1963) as herself in scenes set in the Iron Bridge Tavern, Millwall, which she ran in real life and in which she starred in the TV series Stars and Garters
(1963). She also appeared in the film version of Up the Junction
(1968) and as a pub landlady in All Coppers Are..
(1972) and in television programmes through the 1960s and 1970s, including the successful, but critically panned, Romany Jones
(1972–75) and its sequel Yus, My Dear
(1976) in which Arthur Mullard
featured as her husband. She appeared in three episodes of the Play for Today
anthology series for the BBC, including Waterloo Sunset
transmitted on 23 January 1979.
Watts appeared in Dad's Army
in the role of Mrs Edna Peters, also in several episodes of Dixon of Dock Green
in different roles, and in the comedy-drama Beryl's Lot
(1973–75) and one episode of Steptoe and Son
Watts also appeared with Arthur Mullard, again as a married couple, and the On the Buses
cast in the 1973 film Holiday on the Buses
as well as the popular sitcom George and Mildred
as the former neighbours of the characters played by Yootha Joyce
and Brian Murphy
She ran pubs with her husband, where she also sang and played piano with an eight-piece band to pull in more customers. She... Read More