Michele Dotrice (born September, 27 1948) is an English actress, best known for her portrayal of Betty Spencer, the long-suffering wife of Frank Spencer, played by Michael Crawford, in the BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, which ran from 1973 to 1978, and returned in 2016 for a special.
Her father was the actor Roy Dotrice (1923-2017). She has two sisters, Karen Dotrice (1955-) and Yvette Dotrice, who also followed their parents’ footsteps into acting.
Dotrice was married to actor Edward Woodward (1930-2009) until his death.
20th Century Highlights
- The Old Curiosity Shop (TV, 1962), “Nell”
- And Soon the Darkness (1970), “Cathy”
- Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (TV, 1973-1978), “Betty Spencer”
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