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|Born||1959 (age 58-59)|
Port Talbot, Wales
Di Botcher is a Welsh actress born in Taibach in Port Talbot in 1959. She has appeared in film and television and on stage in plays and musicals since the 1980s. She starred in several British television sitcoms and dramas, including Sky comedy drama Stella, BBC comedies Little Britain and Tittybangbang and ITV period drama Downton Abbey.
Botcher was born in 1959 in Taibach, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, in Wales, one of two children to parents Bernard and Glenys Botcher. She read English and drama at Warwick University, and after graduating, trained at the Webber Douglas drama school in London, then obtained an Equity card in the 1980s.
Throughout her long career on stage and screen, Botcher has been receiving warm reviews. In a performance of the musical Blood Brothers with the Sherman Theatre Company in 1986, Botcher's performance as the "warm-hearted mum" was singled out by a reviewer as one of the good points in a production which needed "beefing up".
|1997||Twin Town||Jean Lewis|
|2002||All or Nothing||Supervisor||Cameo role|
|Ant Muzak||Diana Fluck the Checkout Assistant||Short film|
|2008||Albert's Speech||Gloria||Short film|
|2011||Hunky Dory||Viv's mum|
|2012||The Gospel of Us||The Mother||Set in Botcher's birthplace|
|One Chance||Nurse||Cameo role|
|2015||Under Milk Wood||Mrs Dai Bread Two|
|1986||Screen Two||Officer Kyle||Season 2, Episode 2|
|1987||The District Nurse||Eirlys Prosser||Season 3, Episode 6|
|1993-1997||The Bill||Mrs. Oakes/Mrs. Edwards||2 episodes|
|1997||Harpur and Iles||Jane Mellick||TV Movie|
|1999||Sunburn||Wendy's mum||Season 1, Episode 3|
|Kavanagh QC||Tilly Burgess||Season 5, Episode 2|
|Rhinoceros||Megan Jones||TV Movie|
|2001||Fun at the Funeral Parlour||Edith||Season 1, Episode 4|
|People Like Us||Frances Churchfield||Season 2, Episode 6|
|The Armando Iannucci Shows||Tinaturnerogram||2 episodes|
|'Orrible||Di Clark||Recurring character|
|2002||Casualty||Louise Templeton||Season 16, Episode 26|
|Tipping the Velvet||Woman with Cigar||2 episodes|
|Cruise of the Gods||Mrs. Hatcher||TV Movie|
|2002-2008||High Hopes||Mrs. Coles||Recurring character; 20 episodes|
|2003-2005||Little Britain||Marion/Meals on Wheels Lady||6 episodes|
|2004||Green Wing||Catering Manager||Season 1, Episode 3|
|2005||All About George||Dorothy Mickens||Episode 1|
|The Thick of It||Pauline McKendrick, Piss Woman||Season 2, Episode 1|
|Bleak House||Mrs. Woodcourt||2 episodes|
|2006-2007||Tittybangbang||Various characters||5 episodes|
|2007||Ideal||Nicki's mum||Voice only|
|Hotel Babylon||Myra Walmesley||Season 2, Episode 8|
|Murphy's Law||Brothel Madam||2 episodes|
|After You've Gone||Sheila||Season 2, Episode 5|
|2008||Coming of Age||Ollie's mum||Season 1, Episode 5|
|Dustbin Baby||Pat||TV movie|
|2008-2009||Katy Brand's Big Ass Show||Various characters||5 episodes|
|2008-2012||Doctors||Sharon Bretherton/Linda Bolton/Dorit Simpson||3 episodes|
|2009||No Signal!||Various characters||Season 1, Episode 9|
|Collision||Mrs. Whitfield||2 episodes|
|2010||Lennon Naked||Dot||TV movie|
|Sherlock||Connie Prince||Season 1, Episode 3|
|Coming Up||Bernadette||Season 8, Episode 4|
|2011||Come Fly with Me||Mrs. Talbot||Episode 2|
|Shirley||Mrs. Morrison||TV movie about Dame Shirley Bassey|
|DCI Banks||Grace||Season 2, Episode 3|
|2012||Mr Stink||Woman with Question||TV movie|
|2013||Downton Abbey||Nanny West||Season 4, Episode 1|
|2013-2017||Stella||Aunty Brenda||Regular character|
|2014||Inside No. 9||Jean||Episode 5|
|Under Milk Wood||Mrs. Dai Bread One||TV movie|
|2015||Coronation Street||Debbie Allinson||2 episodes|
|2018-||Casualty||Jan Jennings||Recurring character|
Selected Stage performances
|2017-2018||Follies||National Theatre||Hattie Walker|
|1997||Cardiff East||National Theatre||Vera, Marge and Dolly's friend|
|1995-1996||A Little Night Music||National Theatre||Mrs Anderssen|
|1993-1994||Sweeney Todd||National Theatre||Ensemble|
|2010-2011||A Flea in Her Ear||Old Vic||Olympe|
|2009||Chicago||Cambridge Theatre||prison matron|
|2003||Black Milk||Royal Court||Auntie Pasha|
|2000||Flesh and Blood||Hampstead Theatre||Marge|
|1997||Beauty and the Beast||Dominion Theatre||Madame de la Grande Bouche|
|1990||Sunday in the Park with George||London Revival||Frieda (Act One)
Elaine (Act Two)
|1986||Blood Brothers||Sherman Theatre||mother|
|1986||Richard III||Royal Shakespeare Company at the Adelaide Festival Theatre||Lady of the court|
|2003||Terrorism||Royal Court||Old biddy|
|1995||Under Milk Wood||National Theatre||Miss Price; Mrs Beynon|
|1986-1987||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Royal Shakespeare Company||Titania|
|1987||Speculators||Royal Shakespeare Company||Carol Cutter|
|1999||Card Boys||Bush Theatre||Iris|
|2010||If So, Then Yes||Jermyn Street Theatre||Welsh charlady|
|2009||A History Of Falling Things||Theatr Clwyd||Mum|
|2004||Les Miserables||Copenhagen||Madame Thenardier|
- Wightwick, Abbie (24 April 2016). "Stella actress Di Botcher remembers her first job at Port Talbot steelworks". Wales Online. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Di Botcher". National Theatre. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Michael Sheen Leads THE PASSION for National Theatre Wales & WildWorks in April". Broadway World. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Adams, David (14 February 1986). "Cardiff: Blood Brothers". The Guardian: 18 (lower middle). Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Di Botcher Broadway and Theatre Credits". Broadway World. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Di Botcher Announced As Special Guest Performer At The West End Gala Of The 12th Annual Stephen Sondheim Society". Broadway World. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Di Botcher". Theatricalia. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Cardiff East". Peter Gill, playwright and theatre director. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Full Cast Announced For Old Vic's A FLEA IN HER EAR". Broadway World. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Koenig, Rhoda (21 July 2009). "Review: Chicago, Cambridge Theatre, London". Independent. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Clapp, Susannah (9 February 2003). "Toasters and shysters - Theatre". The Observer Review: 11. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Wolf, Matt (13 February 2003). "Review: Black Milk". Variety. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Tocher, Willie. "Review: Flesh , Blood/ Mike Peters Birthday Review". The Alarm. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Sher, Anthony (16 August 1986). "Dirty Dick Down Under". The Age Saturday Extra. Melbourne, Australia: 1, 10. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Billington, Michael (15 March 2003). "Reviews: The funny side of terror - Theatre: Terrorism". The Guardian: 18. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "A Midsummer Night's Dream RSC Staging History 1960-2007". Macmillan International. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Review: Card Boys". Variety. 2 April 1999. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Thaxter, John (10 September 2010). "If So, Then Yes review at Jermyn Street London". The Stage. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- Sierz, Aleks (9 September 2010). "If So, Then Yes, Jermyn Street Theatre First play in 30 years from the legendary absurdist N F Simpson". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Les Misérables". Whose is that face in the shadows?. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
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