• Beatie Edney is an English actress, possibly best known for her roles in “Highlander” and “In the Name of the Father”.
• She grew up in London and attended Bretton Hall College of Education.
• She has had numerous television appearances, including “Lost Empire”, “The Madness of King George II”, and “The Coroner”.
• She is currently playing in the series “Poldark” as Prudie Paynter.
• She has a net worth of close to $1 million.

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FactDaughter of British actress Sylvia Syms

Who is Beatie Edney?

Beatie Edney is an English actress, probably best known for her roles in “Highlander” and “In the Name of the Father”.

Beatie Edney Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background

Beatrice ‘Beatie’ Edney was born under the Scorpio Zodiac sign on 23 October 1962, in London making her 57 years old in October 2019. Beatie is the daughter of noted English actress Sylvia Syms and Alan Edney, the sister of Benjamin Edney, and the cousin of Nick Webb, a musician.

She grew up in London alongside her brother. She is a Briton by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Regarding her education background, Beatie attended the Bretton Hall College of Education.

Beatie Edney Professional Career and Rise to Stardom

Beatie first came into the limelight in 1986, when she played the role of Heather MacLeod in the “Highlander” film, the first film of the “Highlander” series – she played the same role in 2000 for the “Highlander: Endgame” film. The following year, she acted alongside Peter O’Toole in the television show “The Dark Angel”, and was also in the “Mister Johnson” movie, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Edward Woodward and Pierce Brosnan.

Her other notable television appearances include the lead role in “Lost Empire” – the movie is based on the J.B Priestly and Colin Firth novel. She also featured in various episodes of TV series “Wallander”, “The Mysterious Affairs at Styles”, “Inspector Morse”, “Poirot of Agatha Christie”, “Prime Suspect”, and “Rosemary & Thyme”. In 1994, Beatie played the role of Louisa Gradgrind in the TV adaptation of “Hard Times from Charles Dickens”, and starred in “Dressing for Breakfast”, a sitcom that aired on Channel 4.

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While playing the role of Queen Charlotte in “The Madness of King George II”,  during its revival at the Apollo theatre. Beatie’s latest television appearances were in 2018 when she played the role of Judith Kennedy the mother of Jane, in the series “The Coroner” in this BBC Birmingham daytime drama. Beatie appeared in this series between 2015 and 2016 and later in 2018. Currently, she is playing in the series “Poldark” as Prudie Paynter, which has been on air since 2015.

Getting Up and Close with Beatie Edney about Her Role in “Poldark”

Beatie sat down for an interview about her role in “Poldark” and confessed that she enjoyed getting transformed into her character, and the fact that she doesn’t feel pressured to look beautiful while on screen. In the drama, Beatie has colored teeth, is made to wear a poor wig, and her skin and fingernails get dirtied up. She also gets scars painted all over her skin. The fact that she gets to be part of a show dominated by young people makes her feel good, having to represent the middle-aged generation in such a successful show.

Beatie also talked about all the perks she enjoyed playing a slovenly character. At one time while they were shooting the show, the weather was really bad and the scene required them to hold a big party at night including dancing. Everyone had practiced their dancing moves but due to the bad weather, the mud was extremely thick.

When everyone got outside to dance, she mentioned that her character Prudie was so lazy, and would only sit down. She got a chance to remain seated with a hot water bottle while everyone else danced in the thick mud.

Beatie has managed to maintain friendships with the cast members off-screen too. She said that the whole cast had a close relationship, and that she would rather spend some quality time with them than anyone else. They spend up to six months together every year, and during Christmas she and Eleanor went out shopping with her rescue puppy, Buttons, and Beatie admits that they had a wonderful time. In the show, most of her scenes included multiple children and she disclosed her secret to keeping them occupied while on set.

With her character’s cooking skills getting better in the latest season, she took it upon herself to teach the kids how to make pastry. According to her, children get bored very easily while on set, and end up staring at the camera. To avoid this, she came up with the brilliant idea of teaching them how to make pastries, as they could make different shapes and models while getting messy in the process. According to Beatie, this is always funny. They also made portraits of the crew and cast.  Her secret motivation is that Prudie is extremely lazy, and ends up making the children do all the work for her.

Beatie Edney Personal Life, Married, Husband, and Children

When it comes to her personal life, Beatie is a single woman who has never been married. It is not known whether she has been in a romantic relationship as she has managed to keep her personal life very private. Despite her age, Beatie does not have any children either.

During her free time, Beatie practices yoga regularly – she even has a personal trainer who gives her private lessons at home – these help her remain healthy especially with her busy schedule.

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Beatie has three pet dogs maned Billie, Button, and Bunny. She supports charitable organizations such as The Mayhew, Mark Milsome Foundation, and Help Refugees UK. Also, to show her support for Epilepsy Action, Beatie drew a doodle for the National Doodle Day, and in February 2015, it was auctioned off on eBay.

Beatie Edney Net Worth

Beatie’s career has been very successful which has translated into more wealth her for. According to reputable sources, Beatie Edney has a net worth of close to $1 million, accumulated since her adult debut in the mid-‘80s – her annual income varies according to her acting commitments.


1Cousin of Nicholas Webb.
2Sister of Benjamin Edney.
3Daughter of British actress Sylvia Syms




The Coroner2015-2016TV SeriesJudith Kennedy
Poldark2015-2016TV SeriesPrudie
Inspector Lewis2013TV SeriesJustine Skinner
Law & Order: UK2010TV SeriesMegan Parnell
Wallander2010TV SeriesAdela Blomberg
Agatha Christie's Poirot1990-2009TV SeriesMrs Hemmings / Mary Cavendish
New Tricks2009TV SeriesJanet Spencer
In Your Dreams2008/IIZoe
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day2008Mrs. Brummegan
The Bill2007TV SeriesJessica Stamford
Hotel Babylon2007TV SeriesLouise
Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!2006TV MovieJoan Sims
Rosemary & Thyme2006TV SeriesPenelope
Doctors2005TV SeriesLaura Aherne
Messiah: The Harrowing2005TV Mini-SeriesGrace Eccleshall
My Uncle Silas2003TV Mini-SeriesEllen
A Touch of Frost2003TV SeriesSheila
The Biographer2002TV MovieLynne Morton
James Bond in Agent Under Fire2001Video GameDr. Natalya Damescu (voice)
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes2001TV SeriesLyla Milburn
Animated Tales of the World2001TV SeriesQueen of Sheba
The Game2000/IIShortSusan
Highlander: Endgame2000Heather MacLeod
The Cyberstalking1999TV Movie
Dressing for Breakfast1995-1998TV SeriesLouise
Bloodlines: Legacy of a Lord1998Kate Manning
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall1996TV Mini-SeriesAnnabella
Thief Takers1995-1996TV SeriesCathy Worsley
The Affair1995TV MovieEsther
Prime Suspect: The Lost Child1995TV MovieSusan Covington
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday1994TV MovieNatalia
Mesmer1994Marie Antoinette
Hard Times1994TV Mini-SeriesLouisa Gradgrind
In the Name of the Father1993Carole Richardson
Comedy Playhouse1993TV SeriesMonica Eden
The 10 Percenters1993TV SeriesMonica
The Lilac Bus1990TV MovieDee
Mister Johnson1990Celia Rudbeck
Wild Flowers1989TV MovieSadie
Just Another Secret1989TV MovieAnneliese
The Free Frenchman1989TV Mini-SeriesJenny Trent
Trouble in Paradise1989Ann Kusters
Uncle Silas1989TV Mini-SeriesMaud Ruthyn
Inspector Morse1989TV SeriesDeborah Burns
A Handful of Dust1988Marjorie
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World1988TV MovieTina
Dagboek van een oude dwaas1987Simone
Lost Empires1986TV Mini-SeriesNancy Ellis
Highlander1986Heather MacLeod
Time for Murder1985TV SeriesPippa Millington
A Day at the Beach1972Winnie (as Beatrice Edney)


Poldark2015TV Series performer - 1 episode


Behind Your Dreams2008Video documentaryHerself
Tango with Ninagawa1991TV Movie documentaryHerself

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Queen: Greatest Video Hits 22003Video documentaryHeather MacLeod (segment "Princes of the Universe")

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