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Jean Anderson (I) (1907–2001)

Gaunt Sussex-born actress of Scottish descent whose dignified manner and plain, but expressive features qualified her for a wide range of character parts, from austere nurses and long-suffering mothers to overbearing dowagers and nosy gossips; from meddlesome chaperones to authoritarian aunts and intransigent spinsters. She rarely gave an ... See full bio »

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 2000 Endgame (TV Movie)
Nell
 1999 The Harpist
Mrs. Merz
 1999 Simon Magus
Roise
 1998 Keeping Mum (TV Series)
Norma
- The Picnic (1998) ... Norma
 1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Alice Marsden
- Helping Hansi (1998) ... Alice Marsden
 1997 The Uninvited (TV Series)
Elizabeth Madigan
 1997 The Beggar Bride (TV Movie)
Lady Alice Hurleston
 1997 Rebecca (TV Movie)
Grandma
 1996 Family Money (TV Series)
Dolores
 1990-1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Jessie Baine / Rosie Collier
- Made in Britain (1996) ... Jessie Baine
- Remembrance (1990) ... Rosie Collier
 1995-1996 Doctor Finlay (TV Series)
Mrs. Stirling
- Days of Grace (1996) ... Mrs. Stirling
- Private Lives (1995) ... Mrs. Stirling
 1994 Moonacre (TV Series)
Miss Heliotrope
 1994 Mission Top Secret (TV Series)
Aunt Edith Cranberry
- The Polish Pony Puzzle (1994) ... Aunt Edith Cranberry
 1994 Second Thoughts (TV Series)
Hermione
- Friday the Thirteenth (1994) ... Hermione
 1994 The Whipping Boy (TV Movie)
Queen Mum
 1993 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Mrs. Monteith
- Rich (1993) ... Mrs. Monteith
 1993 Diana: Her True Story (TV Movie)
Lady Fermoy
 1993 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Lady Hinksey
- Twilight of the Gods (1993) ... Lady Hinksey
 1992 The Bogie Man (TV Movie)
 1992 Leon the Pig Farmer
Mrs. Samuels
 1992 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Victoria Wainwright
- Primal Instinct (1992) ... Victoria Wainwright
 1991 The Black Velvet Gown (TV Movie)
Madame Gallmington
 1991 Trainer (TV Series)
Harriet Grey
- On the Carpet (1991) ... Harriet Grey
 1991 The House of Eliott (TV Series)
Mrs. Spenser-Ewell
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Mrs. Spenser-Ewell
 1991 G.B.H. (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Goldup
- Over and Out (1991) ... Dr. Goldup
- Send a Message to Michael (1991) ... Dr. Goldup
- Only Here on a Message (1991) ... Dr. Goldup
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series)
Aunt Martha
- Shadow Play (1991) ... Aunt Martha
 1990-1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Lady Ann
- Do Not Disturb (1991) ... Lady Ann
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Molly Cowper
- Survival of the Fittest (1990) ... Molly Cowper
 1989 Back Home (TV Movie)
Grandmother Dickinson
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Belle Lafcadio
- Death of a Ghost: Part 2 (1989) ... Belle Lafcadio
- Death of a Ghost: Part 1 (1989) ... Belle Lafcadio
 1988 Madame Sousatzka
Lady with Removal Men
 1986 Screamtime
Mildred
 1986 The Good Doctor Bodkin-Adams (TV Movie)
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Miss McLeod
- Paris (1985) ... Miss McLeod
 1982 Q.E.D. (TV Series)
Aunt Effie
- To Catch a Ghost (1982) ... Aunt Effie
 1981 A Chance to Sit Down (TV Movie)
Dolly
 1975 Oil Strike North (TV Series)
Mrs. Douglas
- The Fatal Hours: Part 1 (1975) ... Mrs. Douglas
- Workhorse (1975) ... Mrs. Douglas
 1975 Late Call (TV Mini-Series)
Voice #1
 1973 Cari genitori
 1972 Alberte (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Digby
 1972 Scoop (TV Series)
Great Aunt Anne
- A Surfeit of Boots (1972) ... Great Aunt Anne
- The Stitch Service (1972) ... Great Aunt Anne
 1972 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Mrs. Jameson
- Warhorse (1972) ... Mrs. Jameson
 1971 Fathers and Sons (TV Mini-Series)
Princess Natasha
- Episode #1.2 (1971) ... Princess Natasha
 1961-1971 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Harrogate
- Father's Help (1971) ... Mrs. Harrogate
 1971 The Road Builder
Mrs. Millicent McMurtrey
 1970 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt March
- Episode #1.9 (1970) ... Aunt March
- Episode #1.8 (1970) ... Aunt March
- Episode #1.7 (1970) ... Aunt March
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... Aunt March
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Aunt March
 1970 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mrs. Jenkins
- Family Feeling (1970) ... Mrs. Jenkins
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Penelope Blanshard
- The Big Plant (1970) ... Penelope Blanshard
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Marthe
- Antique Death: Part 2 (1970) ... Marthe
 1970 Brotherly Love
Matron
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
Pamela Stenton
- The King Is Dead (1970) ... Pamela Stenton
 1970 Wicked Women (TV Series)
Mrs. Wallace
- Alice Rhodes (1970) ... Mrs. Wallace
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Lady Grizel
- Snatch (1970) ... Lady Grizel
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Sister Teresa
 1969 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Series)
Mrs. Maxwell
- Pursuit (1969) ... Mrs. Maxwell
- Marriage (1969) ... Mrs. Maxwell
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series)
Mrs. Redvale
- The Triumph of Death (1968) ... Mrs. Redvale
 1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (TV Series)
Ada Grey
- The Chemistry of Love (1967) ... Ada Grey
 1966 The Heart of Midlothian (TV Movie)
Meg Murdockson
 1965 Buddenbrooks (TV Mini-Series)
Frau Consul
- Toni (1965) ... Frau Consul
 1965 Alexander Graham Bell (TV Movie)
Jeannie MacEwan
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mrs. Grant
- Mr. Douglas (1964) ... Mrs. Grant
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Monica Pleydon MP
- Any Other Business (1964) ... Monica Pleydon MP
 1964 Smuggler's Bay (TV Series)
Aunt Jane
- In the Vault (1964) ... Aunt Jane
 1963 Silent Playground
Mrs. Lacey
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina
Mrs. MacKenzie
 1963 Lorna Doone (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Ridd
- A Long Account Settled (1963) ... Mrs. Ridd
- A Royal Favour (1963) ... Mrs. Ridd
- Slaughter in the Marshes (1963) ... Mrs. Ridd
- The Secret (1963) ... Mrs. Ridd
- The Glass Necklace (1963) ... Mrs. Ridd
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Miss Twilight
- The Pretty Silver Game (1963) ... Miss Twilight
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Miss. Reid
- Virus X (1962) ... Miss. Reid
 1956-1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Edith Morfield / Aggie MacDonald / Mrs. Baird, John's mother / ...
- The Door (1962) ... Edith Morfield
- A Voice in Vision (1957) ... Mrs. Baird, John's mother
- The Golden Cuckoo (1956) ... Miss Peering
 1962 Lisa
Mrs. Jongman
 1962 Wuthering Heights (TV Movie)
Ellen
 1962 Waltz of the Toreadors
Agnes
 1962 Little Girls Never Cry
Aunt Kate
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Tante Marie
- The Broken Doll (1961) ... Tante Marie
 1961 Spare the Rod
Mrs. Pond
 1961 Doctor Knock (TV Series)
Madame Pons
- Act 2 (1961) ... Madame Pons
 1960 Maigret (TV Series)
- A Man of Quality (1960)
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Miss Pears
- The Bigger They Are (1960) ... Miss Pears
- Sunday Morning Story (1960) ... Miss Pears
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Mrs. Smith
- Highland Fling (1960) ... Mrs. Smith
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Meg
- Eye Witness (1960) ... Meg
 1959-1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Amy Widecombe / Miss Figgis
- Devonshire Cream (1960) ... Amy Widecombe
- Love and Miss Figgis (1959) ... Miss Figgis
 1952-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Daly / Jennie Ogilvie / Miss Gray / ...
- Proud Passage (1959) ... Jennie Ogilvie
- Operation North Star (1953) ... Miss Gray
- Autumn Crocus (1952) ... Edith
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Nun
- The Man's a Clown (1959) ... Nun
 1959 SOS Pacific
Miss Shaw
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Evesham
- A Genuine Sale of Murder (1959) ... Mrs. Evesham
 1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Marion
- Arena for Fraud (1959) ... Marion
 1958 African Patrol (TV Series)
Linda Newton
- The Girl (1958) ... Linda Newton
 1958 A Night to Remember
Stuffy Lady in Lifeboat (uncredited)
 1958 Heart of a Child
Maria
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Marta Ricci
- The Airport Murder Case (1957) ... Marta Ricci
 1957 Lucky Jim
Mrs. Welch
 1957 The Railway Children (TV Series)
Mother
- The End of Things (1957) ... Mother
- The Hound in the Red Jersey (1957) ... Mother
- The Pride of Perks (1957) ... Mother
- Saviours of the Train (1957) ... Mother
- Prisoners and Captives (1957) ... Mother
 1954-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Sister Charing / Mrs. Taggoria
- A New Life (1956) ... Sister Charing
- The Mix-Up (1954) ... Mrs. Taggoria
 1956 A Town Like Alice
Miss Horsefall
 1956 The Secret Tent
Mrs. Martyn
 1956 Ett kungligt äventyr
Diana Masefield
 1954 Lease of Life
Miss Calthorp
 1954 Young and Willing
Policewoman in Court (uncredited)
 1953 The Pleasure Garden (Short)
Aunt Minerva
 1953 The Little Kidnappers
Grandma MacKenzie
 1953 Johnny on the Run
Mrs. MacIntyre
 1953 Both Sides of the Law
Miss Haversham - Store Detective
 1953 Terror on a Train
Matron (uncredited)
 1952 The Brave Don't Cry
Mrs. Sloan
 1951 A Tomb with a View (TV Movie)
Miss Heron
 1951 High Treason
Woman in Street (uncredited)
 1951 The Fifty Mark (TV Movie)
Aunt Stella
 1951 The Railway Children (TV Series)
Mother
- The End of Things (1951) ... Mother
- Saviours of the Train (1951) ... Mother
- The Old Gentleman (1951) ... Mother
- The Beginning of Things (1951) ... Mother
- The End of Things (1951) ... Mother
 1951 White Corridors
Sister Gater
 1951 Life in Her Hands
Night Sister
 1951 Out of True (Short)
Dr. Bell
 1950 Seven Days to Noon
Mother at Train Station (uncredited)
 1949 Naughty Arlette
Miss Sankey (uncredited)
 1948 Bond Street
Dress Shop Assistant (uncredited)
 1947 The Mark of Cain (uncredited)
 1947 Weep for the Cyclops (TV Movie)
Rebecca Dingley
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She acted in Michael Wilcox's play, "Lent," at the Studio at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Jonathan Kent and Patience Collier in the cast. Christopher Fettes was director. See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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