Who is Felicity Kendal?
Felicity Ann Kendal CBE is an eminent English actress, principally working in television and theatre. She has appeared in numerous stage and screen roles over a more than 70-year career. But the career that brought her to attention was that of Barbara Good in the 1975 television series The Good Life.
How Old Is Felicity Kendal?
She is 76 years old as of January 2023, having been born on September 25, 1946, in Olton, Warwickshire, England. Felicity shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Will Smith, Antonia Gentry, Donald Glover, Barbara Walters (1929-2022), Jayda Cheaves, and many more.
Felicity Kendal Family
Who are Felicity Kendal’s Parents?
She was born to Geoffrey Kendal (Father, born on September 7, 1909, but died on May 14, 1998) an English actor and theatre director. And Laura Liddell (Mother, born in 1909, but died on February 5, 1992) was an actress.
Does Felicity Kendal have Siblings?
She has an elder sister by the name of Jennifer Kendal (born on February 28, 1933, but died on September 7, 1984) was an English actress.
Felicity Kendal Education
News on the internet shows that she attended six different Loreto College convent schools in India.
Felicity Kendal Marital Status
She is in a relationship with Michael Rudman (born on February 14, 1939) an American theatre director. They have been in a relationship since 1998. However, despite being in a relationship, she has been previously married twice. First, she was married to Drewe Henley (born in 1940, but died on February 14, 2016) was an English actor, they were married from 1968 to 1979). Second, she was married to Michael Rudman, and they were married from 1983 to 1994. Moreover, she was in a relationship with Top Stoppard (born on July 3, 1937) OM CBE FRSL HonFBA is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter. They were in a relationship from 1991 to 1998.
Felicity Kendal Kids
She has two kids. One kid with her ex-husband Drewe Henley, a son by the name Charley Henley (born in 1973) is a visual effects supervisor. And another kid with her ex-husband and current boyfriend Michael Rudman, with a son by the name of Jacob Rudman (born in 1987).
Felicity Kendal Career
A Career at The Good Life
She had her big break on television in 1975 with the BBC sitcom The Good Life. She and Richard Briers starred as Barbara and Tom Good – a middle-class suburban couple who decided to quit the rat race and become self-sufficient. Much to the consternation of their snooty but well-meaning neighbor Margo (Penelope Keith) and her down-to-earth husband Jerry Leadbetter (Paul Eddington). From 1975 to 1978, she appeared in all 30 episodes which extended over four series and two specials.
A Stage Work Career
Aged nine months, she made her stage debut when she was carried on stage as a changeling boy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 1967, she made her London stage debut in Minor Murder. During the 1980s and 1990s, her stage career blossomed. When she formed a close professional association with Tom Stoppard, starring in the first productions of many of his plays. These include; The Real Thing (1982), Hapgood (1988), Arcadia (1993), and Indian Ink (1995). In 1989, she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for her performances in Much Ado About Nothing and Ivanov.
She then starred in Charlotte Jones’s play Humble Boy in 2002, when it transferred from the National Theatre to the West End. In 2006, she starred in the West End revival of Amy’s View by David Hare. She then went on and appeared in the West End in a revival of Noel Coward’s play The Vortex in 2008. The following year, she played in the play The Last Cigarette (by Simon Gray). And in 2010 in Mrs. Warren’s Profession (by George Bernard Shaw). Both played at the Chichester Festival Theatre and subsequently in the West End. In 2013, she toured the UK with Simon Callow in Chin-Chin, an English translation by Willis Hall of Francois Billetdoux’s Tchin-Tchin.
That same year, she starred in the first London revival of Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn at Wyndham’s Theatre. The following year, she toured the UK and Australia as Judith Bliss in Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, which then played in the West End. In 2017, she starred with Maureen Lipman in a revival of Lettice and Lovage at the Menier Chocolate Factory. In 2021, she starred in the London revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre as Evangeline Harcourt.
A Career in Other Work
She was one of the readers of Edward Lear’s poems in 1995. On a specially made spoken-word audio CD bringing together a collection of Lear’s nonsense songs.
Felicity Kendal Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 4ft 11 inches (1.5m). And a weight of 50kg (110 lbs).
Felicity Kendal’s Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but has an estimated net worth of $10 million.