Sheila Hancock Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 May, 2021
Facts of Sheila Hancock
Date of Birth: 1933 , February-22
Age: 88 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Sheila Hancock
Father Enrico Cameron Hancock
Mother Ivy Louise Hancock
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Isle of Wight, English
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress, theatre director, author, panellist
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Face Color Fair
Famous for The Rag Trade
Married Yes
Married to Alec Ross (1955-1971), John Thaw (1973-2002)
Children 2
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Dartford Grammar School
Online Presence Twitter
Siblings 1
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Sheila Hancock is an English actress and author who made her Broadway debut in Entertaining Mr. Sloane. She is known for her performance in Cabaret, Annie, Sweeney Rodd, and The Winter's Tale

How Old Is Sheila Hancock?

Sheila Hancock was born Sheila Cameron Hancock on February 22, 1933, in Isle of Wight, England. As of 2021, her age is 88 while she stands at the height of 5 feet 7-inch or 171 cm tall. 

The 88-year-old moved to King's Cross in London, where her parents, Enrico Cameron Hancock and Ivy Louise Hancock ran a pub. She has a sister, Billie Hancock. 

Regarding her education, Sheila attended Dartford Grammar School. Later, she went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Also, she is an associate member of RADA. 

Contributing To The Film Industry Since 1953: What Is Sheila Hancock Net Worth?

Hancock started her acting career in the 1950s with theatre. She got her big break playing the role of Carol in the BBC sitcom The Rag Trade starring Peter Jones and Miriam Karlin

Later, in 1963, the RADA associate member made her Broadway debut with a three-act play Entertaining Mr. Sloane. Likewise, her other theatre credits include Breath of Spring, The Winter's Tale, Annie, Titus Andronicus, A Delicate Balance, Barking in Essex, Grey Gardens, and This Is My Family

Additionally, Sheila is also a part of television shows like The Bed-Sit Girl, Mr. Digby Darling, Now Take My Wife, Gone to the Dogs, Brighton, EastEnders, Bedtime, Delicious, and Unforgotten. She portrayed the role of Goody Alsop in the British fantasy series A Discovery of Witches (2021) starring Aiysha HartOwen Teale, and Alex Kingston.

CAPTION: Hancock as Tessa Peake-Jones on the series Unforgotten SOURCE: Twitter @4SheilaHancock

Some of his notable movies include The Bulldog Breed, The Girl on the Boat, The Anniversary, Take a Girl Like You, The Wildcats of St Trinian's, Hawks, Buster, A Business Affair, Edie, Alice in Wonderland, and From This Day Forward.

So far, Annie actress has over 100 acting credits under her name. Professional since 1953, Sheila Hancock has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of May 2021.

Personal Life: Mother of Two Kids

The multi-talented Hancock's love life was never easy. After both of her husband's demise, she currently lives in Hammersmith near her daughters and grandchildren.

Altogether, the millionaire club star shares two children with her husband. She has daughters, Melanie Thaw (born 1964) and Joanna Thaw (born 1974).

CAPTION: Sheila with her daughters and grandchildren SOURCE: Twitter @4SheilaHancock

Previously, Sheila exchanged rings with actor Alec Ross in 1955. She separated from her first husband after he died due to cancer on December 4, 1971.

Later, she married actor and producer John Thaw. The couple walked down the aisle on December 24, 1973. Unfortunately, her second spouse also died of throat cancer at his home in Wiltshire, England on February 24, 1973. 

Interesting Facts

  1. Hancock is a breast cancer survivor and a spokesperson for Cancer BACUP.
  2. She cured her stage fright using hypnotherapy to cure the fear of live performances.
  3.  After the death of her second husband, Sheila wrote a book called "The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw".
  4. She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).
  5. In 2007, became the Chancellor of The University of Portsmouth.

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