Gilly Flower

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Gilly Flower
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Birth name Gertrude Adele Jacobs
Born August 26, 1908 in London, England
Died February 17, 2001 in Surrey, England
Notable Roles Miss Tibbs in Fawlty Towers
Notable Episodes Fawlty Towers: 2x04 - The Kipper and the Corpse
Awards None

Gilly Flower was a British actress best known for her role as Miss Tibbs in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers.



Born in London, England, she made her film debut in the 1932 film The New Hotel. Among numerous film and TV appearances, she is most famous for playing Miss Abitha Tibbs, who, along with Miss Ursula Gatsby, was one of two "old dears" who were permanent residents of the titular hotel in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. She retired from acting in 1991.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Emma Nanny 1972 1
Fawlty Towers Miss Tibbs 1979 2
Blood Money Molly Irons 1981 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Wednesday Play The Unconfident #4 1x16 - The Confidence Course February 24, 1965
Play for Today Extra 1x04 - Angels Are So Few November 5, 1970
The Liver Birds unknown 2x12 - Episode Seventeen March 25, 1971
Steptoe and Son unknown 7x03 - Oh What a Beautiful Mourning March 6, 1972
Z Cars Customer 8x17 - Skin Game January 11, 1973
Thriller Miss Cardiff 2x06 - K Is for Killing March 2, 1974
Steptoe and Son unknown 8x06 - Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard October 10, 1974
Fawlty Towers Miss Tibbs 1x02 - The Builders September 26, 1975
Fawlty Towers Miss Tibbs 1x03 - The Wedding Party October 3, 1975
Fawlty Towers Miss Tibbs 1x04 - Hotel Inspectors October 10, 1975
Fawlty Towers Miss Tibbs 1x05 - Gourmet Night October 17, 1975
Fawlty Towers Miss Tibbs 1x06 - The Germans October 24, 1975
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin Customer in Shop 2x03 - Jimmy's Offer October 5, 1977
Angels unknown 4x11 - The Visitor June 19, 1978
Terry and June Mrs. Good 4x05 - The Auction February 2, 1982
Juliet Bravo Old Lady 4x08 - Doors October 22, 1983
Only Fools and Horses Miss Tibbs 3x01 - Homesick November 10, 1983
That's My Boy Lady White 3x05 - Unfair Dismissal May 25, 1984
Lenny Henry Tonite unknown 1x01 - Pratt Outta Hell September 4, 1986
Hello Mum unknown 1x02 - Episode Two March 2, 1987

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades