This article is written from a real world point of view and so is not considered part of The Worst Witch universe.

Clare Coulter

Birth Name

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Ontario, Canada



Years Active


Miss Cackle/Agatha Cackle

Clare Coulter plays Miss Amelia Cackle in both The Worst Witch, and The New Worst Witch. She also plays Miss Cackle's Twin, Agatha. Clare Coulter was born in Ontario in 1942, spent a part of her childhood in post-war London and has so far been very busy as an actress, mostly at Canadian theatre at which she is considered a “diva in residence”. She likes to keep her private life private and shares her apartment at Toronto with a cat. In 1997 she worked on “The Designated Mourner”, in 1999 she has appeared in a Margaret Atwood adaption (“Good Bones”, including excerpts from “Good Bones” and “Murder in the Dark” which was repeated in 2000).


  • The New Worst Witch (2005) .... Miss Cackle
  • Five Senses, The (1999) .... Clare
  • "Worst Witch, The" (1998) TV Series .... Miss Cackle
  • Simple Wish, A... aka Fairy Godmother, The (1997)
  • Marriage Bed, The (1996) (TV) .... Margaret Neilson
  • Shamrock Conspiracy, The (1995) (TV)
  • When Night Is Falling (1995) .... Tillie, see here:
  • Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story ... aka Journey Into Darkness: The Bruce Curtis Story(1991) (TV) .... Alice Curtis
  • Last Season, The (1986) .... Marie Jazda
  • Terminal Choice (1985) .... Nurse Barton (aka Critical List, Death Bed, Death List, and Trauma
  • Wars, The (1983) .... Eena
  • By Design ... aka Sur mesure (Canada: French title) (1982) .... Ms. Hirshorn

Notable TV guest appearances

  • "Foolish Heart" (1999) playing "Psychiatrist" in episode: "Correct Decision, The" (episode # 1.3) 3/17/1999
  • "Due South" (1997) playing "Barbara Kowalski" in episode: "Easy Money" (episode # 2.2) 9/30/1998
  • "Newsroom, The" (1996) in episode: "Meltdown: Part 2" (episode # 2.5) 3/24/1997
  • "Newsroom, The" (1996) in episode: "Meltdown: Part 3" (episode # 2.6) 3/17/1997
  • "Ray Bradbury Theatre, The" (1985) playing "Store Owner" in episode: "Town Where No One Got Off, The" (episode # 1.4) 2/22/1986
  • “A Mountie in Chicago”, season 3, “Easy Money”, playing Barbara Kowalski

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