Carol Drinkwater Net Worth (2024): Height, Age, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On March 1st, 2022

Carol Drinkwater is a British actress and author. She is best known for appearing in the TV adaptation of Names Herriot book series All Creatures Great and Small. She played the role Hellen Herriot in BBC’s TV production in the 1980s. Drinkwater was awarded the 1985 Variety Club award for Best TV Personality of the Year.

Carol Drinkwater's Net Worth

As of 2024, Carol Drinkwater's net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

Net Worth$10 million
Famous NameCarol Drinkwater
Source(s) of FameActress, Author
Date of BirthApril 22, 1948
Place of BirthLondon, England
RelationshipsMarried, Michel Noll,
Social Links


Drinkwater was a long-time member of the National Theater, where she developed her performance as an actor before going into film and television. Her film and television appearances include top blockbusters such as Golden Pennies, Bouquet of Barbed Wire, and Chocky.

She has received multiple nominations and awards for her performance on screen. In 1990, Drinkwater was awarded a Critics’ Circle Best Screen Actress for appearing in the film Father alongside the actor Max Von Sydow.

Other TV and film appearances by Carol Drinkwater include Queen Kong, A Clockwork Orange, The Aout, and An Awfully Big Adventure.

Her most notable TV work remains the role of Hellen Herriot on the BBC, where she reached her biggest audience at the time.

Drinkwater wrote her first successful children’s book while working in Australia. The book is titled The Haunted School and was adapted to television and film. Having sold the rights to the script to Disney, the film went on to win a Gold Award for Children’s Films at the Chicago International Film Festival. It was through her work on this book that she met her husband Michel Noll, and moved to Provence.

Drinkwater’s books have included children’s themes, adult themes, commercial fiction, and memoirs about her own life and experiences in Provence. Drinkwater owns an olive farm in the south of France which features heavily on some of her books.

Early Life

Drinkwater is the daughter of a music agent and nurse. Her father, Peter Drinkwater, was a musician, bandleader, and music agent. Her mother, Phillips McCormack, was an Irish nurse. Drinkwater was born in London, and would later acquire Irish citizenship because she felt that her British passport made her vulnerable while traveling to some countries including in North Africa.

Personal Life

During the height of her fame in All Creatures Great and Small, Drinkwater had an affair with her co-star and onscreen husband on the show, Christopher Timothy. In subsequent interviews she stated that people including the general public began treating her negatively following news of the affair.

Drinkwater is married to a French television producer named Michel Noll and they have two daughters from Noll’s first marriage.

Social Media

Carol Drinkwater is fairly active on social media. She uses her platforms to speak about her books, upcoming events, and to share personal stories that connect with people. Fans can follow her career and life through her website or available social media platforms.


Carol Drinkwater is a British actress and author with a net worth of $10 million. She rose to fame in the 1970s playing Hellen Herriot in the BBC’s show All Creatures Great and Small. Drinkwater is married and lives in the south of France.

Carol Drinkwater has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Holland Taylor, Richard Long, Donny Boaz, Emun Elliott, Jack DeLeon, Christopher Weeks, Mary Beth Rubens, Pat Conway, John Moulder-Brown, and August Ames.