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Dorothy Alison (1925–1992)

Dorothy Alison was born on April 4, 1925 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia as Dorothy Dickson. She was an actress, known for See No Evil (1971), The Nun's Story (1959) and A Cry in the Dark (1988). She was married to Leslie Linder. She died on January 17, 1992 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 66) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 1989 Malpractice
Maureen Davis
 1989 Australia
Doreen Swanson
 1983-1989 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Nancy Walker / Vi Wilkes
- Young Hearts: Part 2 (1989) ... Nancy Walker
- Young Hearts: Part 1 (1989) ... Nancy Walker
- The Winds of Change: Part 2 (1983) ... Vi Wilkes
- The Winds of Change: Part 1 (1983) ... Vi Wilkes
 1989 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Essie Harrington
- Rising Sundown (1989) ... Essie Harrington
 1988 Two Brothers Running
Mrs Widmore
 1988 A Cry in the Dark
Avis Murchison
 1988 Rikky and Pete
Mrs. Menzies
 1988 Great Performances (TV Series)
Elizabeth Mitchell
- Melba (1988) ... Elizabeth Mitchell (as Dorothy Allison)
 1987 Relative Merits (TV Series)
 1986 Tusitala (TV Mini-Series)
Maggie
 1985 A Fortunate Life (TV Mini-Series)
Grandma Carr
- Journey (1908-1914) (1985) ... Grandma Carr
- Bush Schooling (1905-1908) (1985) ... Grandma Carr
- Starting Out (1897-1905) (1985) ... Grandma Carr
 1984 The Schippan Mystery (TV Movie)
Mrs. Schippan
 1983 The Winds of Jarrah
Mrs. Sullivan
 1983 Invitation to the Wedding
1st Woman
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Brigadier's Wife
 1981 A Town Like Alice (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Frith
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Mrs. Frith
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Mrs. Frith
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Mrs. Frith
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
Mrs. Handy
- Mary (1981) ... Mrs. Handy
 1980 Forgive Our Foolish Ways (TV Series)
Peggy Fawcus
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Peggy Fawcus
 1980 The Errand (Short)
Farmer's Wife
 1975 Angels (TV Series)
Sister
- Interim (1975) ... Sister
- Model Patient (1975) ... Sister
 1973 Baxter!
Nurse Kennedy
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Whitely
- Forsaking All Others (1973) ... Mrs. Whitely
 1972 The Amazing Mr. Blunden
Mrs. Allen
 1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Chairman of magistrates
- The Next Great Train Robbery (1972) ... Chairman of magistrates
 1971 Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde
Mrs. Spencer
 1971 See No Evil
Betty Rexton
 1970 Callan (TV Series)
Housekeeper
- Suddenly - At Home (1970) ... Housekeeper
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Ann Swink
- Have You Any Washing, Mother Dear? (1969) ... Ann Swink
 1968 Journey Into Darkness
Mrs. Latham (episode 'Paper Dolls')
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Mrs. Latham
- Paper Dolls (1968) ... Mrs. Latham
 1956-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Beth / Mary Weston / Stella Gilmore
- The Scallop Shell (1968) ... Beth
- Michael and Mary (1957) ... Mary Weston
- Three O'Clock Deadline (1956) ... Stella Gilmore
 1967 A Matter of Innocence
Mrs. Barlow
 1966 Georgy Girl
Health Visitor
 1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Margaret Sellman
- The Move After Checkmate (1966) ... Margaret Sellman
 1961 Stryker of the Yard (TV Series)
Sheila Marsden
- The Case of the Black Falcon (1961) ... Sheila Marsden
 1961 Two Living, One Dead
Esther Kester
 1959 The Nun's Story
Sister Aurelie (martyred nurse, Africa)
 1959 Life in Emergency Ward 10
Sister Jane Fraser
 1958 The Man Upstairs
Mrs. Barnes
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
Judith Durst
- Jack the Ripper (1958) ... Judith Durst
 1957 A Time of Day (TV Series)
Lucy Freeman
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... Lucy Freeman
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... Lucy Freeman
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Lucy Freeman
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Lucy Freeman
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Lucy Freeman
 1957 Strange Affection
Barbara Leigh
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Miss MacPherson
- The General's War with Scotland (1957) ... Miss MacPherson
 1957 Pickup Alley
Helen
 1955-1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Duchess Constance / Matilda
- The Bandit of Brittany (1957) ... Duchess Constance
- Ambush (1957) ... Duchess Constance
- The Ordeal (1955) ... Matilda (as Dorothy Allison)
 1956 The Silken Affair
Mrs. Tweakham
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Nurse Brace
 1956 The Gentle Touch
The suicide
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Mary Walton
- The Innocent Victims (1955) ... Mary Walton
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Bertha Parker
- The Hideaway (1955) ... Bertha Parker
 1954 Companions in Crime
Sheila Marsden
 1954 Child's Play
Margery Chappell
 1954 The Purple Plain
Nurse (uncredited)
 1954 High and Dry
Miss Peters
 1953 Turn the Key Softly
Joan
 1952 Crash of Silence
Miss Stockton
 1950 The Rugged O'Riordans
Rose O'Riordan (as Dorothy Allison)
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Other Works:

She acted in C.P. Snow's play, "The Affair," at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Alec Clunes, Alan Dobie, and John Clements in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Dorothy Allison
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Did secretarial work, while scouting for jobs in British films. Had her first success as the teacher of a deaf child in Crash of Silence (1952), as a result winning the 1952 British Film Academy's Award for 'Most Promising Newcomer'. Later played sympathetic, motherly, or careworn roles. Appeared on stage, both in Britain and in Australia. Best known on screen for Reach for the Sky (1956) and the... See more »

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