Who is Ruth Madoc?
Ruth Madoc born Margaret Ruth Llewellyn Baker was a prominent English actress and singer who had a career on stage and screen spanning over 60 years. She was prominently known for her role as Gladys Pugh in the BBC television comedy Hi-de-Hi! (1980-1988) for which she received a BAFTA TV award nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance.
How Old Is Ruth Madoc?
She was 79 years old at the time of her death on December 9, 2022. Having been born on April 16, 1943, in Norwich, Norfolk, England. Ruth shared her birthdate with celebrities such as; Kendall Vertes, Charm Norris, Jasmine Chiswell, Caleb Finn, Deji, and many more.
Ruth Madoc Family
Who are Ruth Madoc Parents?
She was born to George Baker (Father) and Iris Williams (Mother) nurse.
Does Ruth Madoc have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether she had siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Ruth Madoc Education
She received her education at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Ruth Madoc Marital Status
At the time of her death, she was widowed and single. However, during her lifetime, she was married twice. First, she was married to Philip Madoc (born on July 5, 1934, but died on March 5, 2012) was a Welsh actor. They were married from 1961 until their divorce in 1981. Second, she was married to John Jackson, they married in 1982 until John’s death in September 2021.
Ruth Madoc Kids
She had two kids with her ex-husband Philip. A son by the name Rhys Madoc and a daughter by the name Lowri Madoc (born in 1972).
Ruth Madoc Career
After RADA, she went on to work in The Black and White Minstrel Show. In 1971, she played Fruma Sarah in the film version of the musical Fiddler on the roof. Whereas the following year, she appeared as Mars Dai Bread Two in the film Under Milk Wood. Also, she appeared regularly in the entertainment program Poems and Pints on BBC Wales. Moreover, she provided one of the alien voices in Cadbury’s Smash commercials in the 1970s and made a brief appearance in the 1977 film, The Prince and the Pauper (aka Crossed Swords).
Furthermore, she appeared in many theatre productions, including the stage version of Under Milk Wood, Steel Magnolias, Agatha Christie thrillers (And Then There Were None…). the musical Annie, and many pantomime parts. She then appeared twice at the Royal Variety Performance, once in 1986 and again in 1982. She was notably known for her role as Gladys Pugh in the television sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, one of the lead roles. For which she received a BAFTA TV award nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance. The comedy was set in the fictional 1950s-type holiday camp Maplins. And Ruth’s recurring tole centered on her unrequited love for the camp entertainment manager Professor Jeffrey Fairbrother (Simon Cadell).
Moreover, she was notable for her announcements on the camp tannoy with her signature three notes played on a mini xylophone. In 1984, she was the subject of This Is Your Life when she was surprised by Eamonn Andrews. In 1993, she played at the Chichester Festival Theatre as Mars Bardell in Pickwick. She then appeared in the reality television program Cariad@laith on S4C in 2004, in which celebrities went on an intensive course in the Welsh language. Also, she appeared in the fourth series of the LivingTV reality show I’m Famous and Frightened! which she went on to win. In 2005, she appeared in the second series of the BBC sketch show Little Britain as Daffyd Thomas’s mother. Moreover, she appeared as Miss Hannigan on tour in “Annie”.
In 2007, she appeared as a fictional version of herself in episode 2 of the BBC Radio 2 comedy Buy Me Up TV. The following year, she appeared at the Pavillion Theatre, Rhyl playing the Bad Fairy in the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ with Sonia and Rebecca Trehearn. She then returned to situation comedy in 2009 and went on to appear in Big Top on BBC1, alongside Amanda Holden, John Thomson, and Tony Robinson. In 2010, she investigated her family history for the BBC Wales program Coming Home and learned that she was related to David Lloyd George. In January 2015, she appeared in the pantomime Cinderella as the Fairy Godmother at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield.
Ruth Madoc Height and Measurements
Her body measurements are not mentioned on the internet.
Ruth Madoc Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but had an estimated net worth of $12 million.