Beatrice Norbury is an Australian actress and the ex-wife of English actor and television presenter Christopher Biggins. Beatrice Norbury’s ex-husband won the hearts of many new audiences when he was crowned King Of The Jungle after winning series 7 of the hit ITV1 show, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. The English actor and television presenter. He is also known for his roles on Upstairs, Downstairs, Porridge, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em
Beatrice Norbury: Bio Summary
|actress and ex-wife Christopher Biggins.
|Date Of Birth
|Place of Birth
|86 years old as of 2024
|Christopher Biggins (m. 1971; div. 1974)
Who was Christopher Biggins’s ex-wife?
Beatrice Norbury also known as Beatrice Aston was born in 1938 in Australia. As of 2023, she is 86 years old. Christopher Biggins tied the knot with the Australian actress on December 22, 1971, at the Kensington register office in West London. Biggins was 23 years old then and gave his occupation as “art dealer”, although he was already an actor. Beatrice Norbury was ten years older and a teacher when they married, Daily Mail reported.
They went their separate ways three years later in 1974. Beatrice Norbury’s ex-husband is now openly gay and formed a civil partnership with his partner, Neil Sinclair, on 30 December 2006 at Hackney Register Office.
He previously said: “I’d known for years that I was gay but getting married was the done thing. I suppose I was living a lie. It was just one of those things you did, I think, in those days. We have remained friends and are still in touch.” Biggins later said men being fearful of being openly homosexual could “ruin” women’s lives.
He continued to say- “I think the people who fear homosexuality most are the ones who could be gay. The world is full of bisexuals because that’s the way they want to do it. What do they do? They ruin a woman’s life. It’s so wrong, because you’re not owning up to what you are. You lead a double life so how can you be a real person?“
Beatrice Norbury is an actress
While Christopher Biggins had a leading role in The Phoenix and the Carpet (1997) and a supporting role as a villainous antique dealer, Mr. Benger, in the Look and Read serial “Dark Towers” (1981) his ex-wife Norbury is also known for Homicide (1964), Home and Away (1988) and A Country Practice (1981) per IMDB.
Though she didn’t gain massive popularity like her ex-husband, Beatrice Norbury left a mark in the industry in her way. Her IMDB profile also revealed she was a member of Les Dawson’s troupe The Roly Polys before moving back to Australia. She stayed in the UK for 15 years.
Dailymail revealed she is living a modest life in a tiny flat in the Sydney beachside suburb of Clovelly. The outlet also revealed that she is known to neighbours not by her professional surname Aston but by her maiden name of Norbury.
Facts about Beatrice’s Ex-husband Biggins.
Beatrice Norbury’s Ex-husband Christopher Biggins, the son of a security officer, was born in Oldham in 1948.
Christopher Biggins has appeared in a number of pantomimes in addition to several television appearances.
Christopher Biggins’ acting credits were characterized in the Official London Theatre Guide as follows:
“Christopher Biggins, whose resume spans 11 sides of A4 and includes everything from appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company to cameos in Bad Girls.” Christopher Biggins arrived late to the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! set.
Biggins was thrown in at the deep end, with his first action being a bushtucker challenge with Janice Dickinson, which he handled brilliantly, much like Dean Gaffney, a late entrant in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here in 2006.
Biggins went on to win I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! in 2007, succeeding Matt Willis as King of the Jungle.
Beatrice Norbury’s Ex-husband, a gay man, wrote an essay in the Daily Mail in October 2007 criticizing the concept of jailing people for uttering homophobic remarks. Christopher Biggins was chosen as a judge for the Dancing On Ice tour in 2010.