Polly Adams (27 August 1939, Chichester) is an English actress best known for her work on the stage both in England and in the United States, and for her portrayal of Mrs. Brown on the television series Just William. She made her Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed 1975 revival of London Assurance as Grace Harkaway. For her portrayal she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Her other Broadway credits include Zalmen or The Madness of God and Bedroom Farce.
Adams has also appeared in several productions on the London Stage appearing at such theatres as the Old Vic, the Oxford Stage Company, the Hampstead Theatre, the Royal National Theatre, the Greenwich Theatre, the Haymarket Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Globe Theatre, the Queen’s Theatre, the Piccadilly Theatre, the Savoy Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company among others. Her theatre credits include Ida in Americans, The Good Samaritan, Lady Lister in The Chiltern Hundreds with Bill Kenwright, Time and the Conways , A Month in the Country, Pygmalion, Tis Pity She’s a Whore, A Small Family Business, Tons of Money, Plunder, The Philanderer, Engaged, Troilus and Cressida and Don Juan Comes Home from the War, The