Tracey Ullman is a renaissance woman — she’s a comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, singer, dancer, she’s probably a costume designer though I can’t find an IMDB credit. It seems like she can do anything, and for our purposes, that includes a few historical costume movies and TV shows. While I’ve loved her most for her various comedy series (among her long list of awards and credits, let’s not forget that The Simpsons started as a cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show on FOX), I also enjoy the few times she’s turned up in frock flicks and hope it’ll happen again. As she says: “I try to do everything … There’s nothing I won’t attempt.”
Ethel Monticue in The Young Visiters (1984)
Alice Park in Plenty (1985)
Catherine Falconetti in Household Saints (1993)
Eden Brent in Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Aunt Juley in Howards End (2017)
Betty Friedan in Mrs. America (2020)
What’s your favorite Tracey Ullman role in historical costume movies or TV shows?