BiographyLondon, England, UK
Born an only child in 1921, Maureen Riscoe became a casting agent as WWII ended. After a period in the theatre, she got a job in radio and film and made several appearances on screens big and small. After losing interest in acting she became an assistant to several actor's agents. In the 1960s she changed career again and took a job within the casting department of Yorkshire Television. After several years here, she moved to ATV in the same capacity. Read more... her younger exploits. Once, when the Thorndike Theatre was having its annual ball, Riscoe and two other agents entered by sliding down the banisters. Riscoe ended up in a heap in front of the intimidating director of the theatre. She is said to have risen to her feet, cried "marvellous party darling" and gone to the bar! Riscoe died on 26th November 2003.