Iris Russell was born in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. She attended drama school in Edinburgh and from there started her career with Donald Wolfit’s Shakespearian company.
Her big break came with a major role in “Caste” at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and the Duke of York’s, London.
On television, Iris is perhaps best known for her recurring role in the ITV medical drama “Emergency Ward Ten”; (a credit she shares with several other member of the Timeslip cast and crew). She also made no less than three appearances in The Avengers… most notably in the 1969 episode “Stay Tuned” where she played John Steed’s blind boss, Father!
Iris died in 2014.
TV work includes:
Emergency Ward 10
The Avengers – Mission to Montreal
The Avengers – November 5
The Avengers – Stay Tuned
Thriller – Spell of Evil
The Sweeney – Thou Shalt Not Kill
Fanny by Gaslight
Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors