Betty Gleadle, MBE, known by the stage name Liz Smith, (born December 11, 1921 - December 24, 2016) was an English character actress, known for her roles as Annie Brandon in I Didn't Know You Cared, Bette and Aunt Belle in 2point4 Children, as Norma Speakman in the BBC comedy The Royle Family, Letitia Cropley in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley and as Zillah In Lark Rise to Candleford. She is the last actress who played the grandparents of the Buckets family to die.