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Angela Lansbury


British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film, Gaslight ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote Jessica Fletcher / Emma McGill
(1984-1996)
Beauty and the Beast
(1991)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971)
The Manchurian Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin
(1962)

Filmography

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 2018 Mary Poppins Returns (post-production)
Balloon Lady
 2018 Little Women (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Aunt March
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Aunt March
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Aunt March
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Aunt March
 2017 The Forsaken Westerns (TV Series)
Vanessa Peters
- Billy and the Bride (2017) ... Vanessa Peters
 2015 Great Performances (TV Series)
Miss Daisy Werthan
- Driving Miss Daisy (2015) ... Miss Daisy Werthan
 2014 Driving Miss Daisy
Miss Daisy Werthan
 2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mrs. Van Gundy
 2009 Heidi 4 Paws
Grandmamma (voice)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Mrs. Potts (English version, voice)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Mrs. Potts (English version, voice)
 2005 Nanny McPhee
Aunt Adelaide
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Eleanor Duvall
- Night (2005) ... Eleanor Duvall
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Eleanor Duvall
- Day (2005) ... Eleanor Duvall
 2004 Sing Along Songs: Disney Princess - Once Upon a Dream (Video short)
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 2004 The Blackwater Lightship (TV Movie)
Dora
 2003 Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher
 2002 About Schmidt
Angela Lansbury (voice, uncredited)
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Lady Penelope Berrington
- For All the Tea in China (2002) ... Lady Penelope Berrington
 2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher / Sarah McCullough
 2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher
 2000 Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Magical Ballroom (Video Game)
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 1999 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (TV Movie)
Mrs. Emily Pollifax
 1997 Anastasia
The Dowager Empress Marie (voice)
 1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (Video)
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher
 1996 Mrs. Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Mrs. Santa Claus
 1984-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jessica Fletcher / Emma McGill
- Death by Demographics (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
- Mrs. Parker's Revenge (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
- What You Don't Know Can Kill You (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
- Race to Death (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
- Southern Double-Cross (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
 1995 Your Studio and You (Short)
Angela Lansbury (uncredited)
 1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ada Harris
 1992 Mickey's Audition (Short)
Angela Lansbury
 1991 Beauty and the Beast
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
Agatha McGee
 1990 Newhart (TV Series)
Angela Lansbury
- Lights! Camera! Contractions! (1990) ... Angela Lansbury (uncredited)
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
Penelope Keeling
 1988 Shootdown (TV Movie)
Nan Moore
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Jessica Fletcher
- Novel Connection (1986) ... Jessica Fletcher
 1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV Movie)
Marchesa Allabrandi
 1984 The Company of Wolves
Granny
 1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Garrett
- Part 2 (1984) ... Alice Garrett
- Part 1 (1984) ... Alice Garrett
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Hortense Boutin
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Aunt Hortense Boutin
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Aunt Hortense Boutin
 1984 A Talent for Murder (TV Movie)
Ann Royce McClain
 1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Amanda Fenwick
 1982 The Last Unicorn
Mommy Fortuna (voice)
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Movie)
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
 1982 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (TV Movie)
Nellie Lovett
 1980 The Mirror Crack'd
Miss Marple
 1979 The Lady Vanishes
Miss Froy
 1978 Death on the Nile
Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
 1975 The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (TV Short)
Sister Theresa / Narrator (voice)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Miss Price
 1970 Something for Everyone
Countess Herthe von Ornstein
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Gloria
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Celeste Thurlow
- Leave It to Me (1965) ... Celeste Thurlow
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Elfie van Donck
- The Deadly Toys Affair (1965) ... Elfie van Donck
 1965/I Harlow
Mama Jean Bello
 1964 Dear Heart
Phyllis
 1964 The World of Henry Orient
Isabel Boyd
 1963 In the Cool of the Day
Sybil Logan
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Alvera Dunlear
- Something Crazy's Going on in the Back Room (1963) ... Alvera Dunlear
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin
 1962 All Fall Down
Annabell Willart
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Marguerite Laurier (voice, uncredited)
 1961 Blue Hawaii
Sarah Lee Gates
 1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Mavis Pruitt
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Countess Lina
 1959 Season of Passion
Pearl
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Hazel Wills / Victoria Atkins
- The Grey Nurse Said Nothing (1959) ... Hazel Wills
- Verdict of Three (1958) ... Victoria Atkins
 1958 The Reluctant Debutante
Mabel Claremont
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer
Minnie Littlejohn
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Judith Beresford / Justina
- The Devil's Brood (1957) ... Judith Beresford
- Bury Me Later (1956) ... Justina
 1957 Undercurrent (TV Series)
Deborah
- Deborah (1957) ... Deborah
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Flossie Norris / Katy
- The Brown Leather Case (1956) ... Flossie Norris
- The Rarest Stamp (1956) ... Katy
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Vera Wayne
- Claire (1956) ... Vera Wayne
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Joyce
- Instant of Truth (1956) ... Joyce
 1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Deborah
- Deborah (1956) ... Deborah
- Empty Arms (1955)
 1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Jane Pritchard
- The Treasure (1955) ... Mrs. Jane Pritchard
 1956 Please Murder Me!
Myra Leeds
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Crisis in Kansas (1956)
 1955 The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (TV Short)
Brenda Jarvis
 1955 The Court Jester
Princess Gwendolyn
 1955 A Lawless Street
Tally Dickenson
 1955 A Life at Stake
Doris Hillman
 1955 Star Time Playhouse (TV Series)
Regular
 1955 The Purple Mask
Madame Valentine
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Vanessa Peters
- Billy and the Bride (1955) ... Vanessa Peters
 1954-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Hallerton / Joan Robinson
- Madeira, Madeira (1955) ... Mrs. Hallerton
- A String of Beads (1954) ... Joan Robinson
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Brenda Jarvis
- The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (1955) ... Brenda Jarvis
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Daphne Rutledge
- The Crime of Daphne Rutledge (1954) ... Daphne Rutledge
 1950-1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Elsa / Tina Rafferty / Lucy Landor / ...
- A Chair for a Lady (1954) ... Elsa
- Stone's Throw (1952) ... Tina Rafferty
- Operation Weekend (1952) ... Lucy Landor
- That Wonderful Night (1950) ... Leslie
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Florie Vandrop
- Storm Swept (1953) ... Florie Vandrop
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lola Walker
- The Ming Lama (1953) ... Lola Walker
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
Joan Dexter
- Dreams Never Lie (1953) ... Joan Dexter
 1950-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Rosie / Christine Manson
- Cakes and Ale (1953) ... Rosie
- The Citadel (1950) ... Christine Manson
 1953 Remains to Be Seen
Valeska Chauvel
 1952 Mutiny
Leslie
 1951 Kind Lady
Mrs. Edwards
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Semadar
 1949 The Red Danube
Audrey Quail
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Queen Anne
 1948 State of the Union
Kay Thorndyke
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Susan Bratten
 1947 If Winter Comes
Mabel Sabre
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Clotilde de Marelle
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
London Specialty
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Dusty Millard
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Em
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Sibyl Vane
 1944 National Velvet
Edwina Brown
 1944 Gaslight
Nancy
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Lilo & Stitch (2002). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Providing I can put one foot in front of the other, I will continue to act. See more »

Trivia:

As for February 2010, she holds the record for youngest actress to get two Oscar nominations (by the age of 20). Was tied with Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson and Alan Alda for the most Golden Globe Award wins: six, until Streep's seventh win on January 17, 2010. See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice. See more »

Nickname:

Angie

Star Sign:

Libra

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