Pamela Cundell (born 1926 in Croydon, England) is a British character actress. She is a descendant of Henry Condell, one of the managers of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the playing company of William Shakespeare. Henry Condell also helped put together the first folio of Shakespeare's works after his death.
Pam Cundell was born into a show business family, and trained at the Guildford School of Music and Drama before cutting her teeth in rep and summer shows as a stand up comic. She has worked with many of the great comics, including Frankie Howard, Benny Hill and Bill Fraser, the latter of whom she married. Making her first television appearance in 1957 with Peter Sellers and Michael Bentine, she has since appeared in many popular shows, including, The Bill, On The Buses, Casualty, Z Cars, and Big Deal. Pam Cundell has kept busy with theatre work and pantomime, has appeared in several feature films, and in 2002 worked on a new film by Mel Smith. Her most notable credits include Dad's Army (as Mrs Fox), later the on-screen wife of Clive Dunn, The Borrowers, The Benny Hill Show and, more recently, as Nora Swann in EastEnders.
She explained that her character Mrs. Fox was so-called because of the fox fur she wore draped over her shoulders.