Nicola Pagett

English actress (1945–2021)

Nicola Mary Pagett Scott (15 June 1945 – 3 March 2021), known professionally as Nicola Pagett, was a British actress. She was known for her role as Elizabeth Bellamy in the 1970s TV drama series Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–73). Her movie roles include: Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Operation Daybreak (1975), and An Awfully Big Adventure (1995).

Nicola Pagett
Nicola Mary Pagett Scott

(1945-06-15)15 June 1945
Died3 March 2021(2021-03-03) (aged 75)
London, England
Years active1964–2000
(m. 1975⁠–⁠1997)
(one child)

Pagett was diagnosed with manic depression in 1997 and became obsessed with the then Prime Minister's chief Press Secretary, Alastair Campbell.[1]

Pagett died on 3 March 2021 in London from brain cancer, aged 75.[2]


  1. "Madly in love: how Nicola Pagett's infatuation tipped over into". The Independent. 3 October 1997.
  2. Coveney, Michael (4 March 2021). "Nicola Pagett obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 March 2021.