OTHER TV & FILM
Fidelis has appeared in many other TV shows
She played Rosalie in Fay Weldon’s Big Women
She was recently seen playing Karen Carpenter’s mother, Agnes, in Gooodbye To Love.
She made a tiny appearance as a newsreader in The Politician’s Wife and another in Lizzie’s Pictures, where she played a gallery owner.
She had a fun time on a weird Channel 4 Music-hall western called Mexican Rebels, filmed at the Almeida Theatre with choreography by Lynn Seymour. In this she played a male lawyer, Crawford, with a stick-on moustache and wore a suit previously worn by Sir John Mills.
Like most actors Fidelis has appeared in The Bill – four times in fact. She played first an animal rights campaigner, then a member of a police selection board, then a consultant gynaecologist and finally an MEP who was mugged and hit back. Oddly the audience never seem to notice the change of employment.
Her first job was playing a chambermaid in the classic TV series The Liver Birds. Her line was “I’m sorry, they’ve checked out.” It’s strange how these things stick in the mind.
Another well-memorised line was “You clock on to show what time you finish work” in a training film for young Asians. Fidelis played a car factory worker who had to teach Art Malik the regulations.