Dilys Watling Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 May, 2021
Facts of Dilys Watling
Date of Birth: 1943 , May-5
Age: 78 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
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Dilys Watling, born Dilys Rhys Jones, is a former English actress from Fulmer Chase, Buckinghamshire. She is widely recognized for her appearances in television shows such as Coronation Street, The Benny Hill Show, and The Tow Ronnies. Among people, Watling is also known as the ex-wife of the legendary Welsh actor Owen Teale

Early Years, Parents, & Education

Dilys Watling was born on May 5, 1943, in Fulmer Chase, Buckinghamshire, England. She is the daughter of actor Sidney Rhys Jones and Patricia Hicks.

She lost her father in World War II. Her mother then married her step-father Jack Watling, who is an actor as well. She has four siblings from her step-father's side including actors, Deborah Watling and Giles Watling.

Talking about her education, she went to St Mary's Convent School based in Woodford, Essex. Later, she attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre Drama School.

Dilys is currently 78 years old and stands at the height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.61 meters). She is English by nationality.

Television And Film Credits

Dilys Watling, 78, made her screen debut in television Compact in 1962. The following year, she acted as Julie in the crime thriller film Calculated Risk and Mavis in the comedy-drama film Two Left Feet.

She made guest-appeared in numerous television shows like The Likely Lads, Theatre 625, and Pardon the Expression. She starred as Merle Baker in the television show Coronation Street in 1966.

CAPTION: Dilys Watling on the Morecombe And Wise - Dick Turpin sketch SOURCE: [email protected]

Some of her other television shows include Twice a Fortnight, Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width, Paul Temple, and The Frankie Howerd Show.

From 1972-1979, the actress played various roles in BBC One's The Two Ronnies. Her other TV credits are The Morecambe & Wise Show, The Bill, and Minder.

How Much Is Her Wealth?

Coronation Street star Dilys Watling has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of May 2021. She amassed her income throughout her successful long-decade acting career. 

Meanwhile, Owen Teale, her former husband, has a net worth of around $2 million at present. He is a legendary Welsh actor who garnered wide attention for his role as Ser Alliser Thorne in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

Married Twice - Blessed With A Son

The 78-year-old former actress has been married twice. She married her first Australian husband, Bruce Anderson, back in 1966. Later, they part ways.

After Anderson, she was in a relationship with actor Christopher Matthews. However, their relationship didn't last long, and they later broke up.

CAPTION: Watling is also known as the ex-wife of the Welsh actor Owen Teale most known his role as Ser Alliser Thorne in the HBO hit Game of Thrones. SOURCE: [email protected]

Subsequently, the actress tied the knot with her second husband, Teale. As mentioned above, he is a legendary Welsh actor known for his iconic role in HBO's hit show Game of Thrones. They shared a son named Ion Teale Owen born in 1986.

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