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Jean Cadell (1884–1967)

Yet another underrated performer from the Golden Age of British films was Scottish-born character actress Jean Cadell. Jean commenced her professional stage career in 1906 with "The Inspector General" at the old Scala Theatre in the London borough of Camden. Via a stint with the Glasgow Repertory, she then made her way to Broadway (1911) and London... See full bio »

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Pygmalion Mrs. Pearce
Whisky Galore
Whisky Galore Mrs. Campbell
David Copperfield
David Copperfield Mrs. Micawber
'I Know Where I'm Going!'


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 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
- The Reluctant Witness (1962) ... Catherine
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
- Nightmare (1961) ... Claire
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Lady Telling Story on TV show. Opening Scene
 1961 A Taste of Money
Miss Brill
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
1st Old Lady
 1959 The Eustace Diamonds (TV Series)
Lady Fawn
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Lady Fawn
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Lady Fawn
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Lady Fawn
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Lady Fawn
 1959 Serious Charge
Almshouse Matron
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Grandma Polson
- The Emergency Pilot (1959) ... Grandma Polson
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
Great Aunt Lucy
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Time to Go Now (1958) ... Agnes
 1957 The Surgeon's Knife
Henrietta Stevens
 1957 Let's Be Happy
Mrs. Cathie (uncredited)
 1957 The Little Hut
Mrs. Hermione Brittingham-Brett
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
- Prize of Andalusia (1957) ... Marquesa
 1957 The Druid Circle (TV Movie)
Mrs. White
 1953-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Roberta / Miss Craig
- Winning Sequence (1956) ... Roberta
- Take a Number (1953) ... Miss Craig
 1956/I Keep It Clean
Mrs. Edgar Anstey
 1954 Three's Company
Miss Craig (segment "Take a Number' story)
 1954 Gravelhanger (TV Series)
Agatha Pleeze
- The Secret of Rudiger Maltzan (1954) ... Agatha Pleeze
- The Secret of Francis Grayle (1954) ... Agatha Pleeze
- Death in a Ditch (1954) ... Agatha Pleeze
- Where Do We Go from Here? (1954) ... Agatha Pleeze
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Mrs. Macdonald
 1952 Simpkin (TV Short)
Miss Prism
 1952 I'm a Stranger
Hannah Mackenzie
 1952 Music at Night (TV Movie)
Mrs. Amesbury
 1951 The Obsessed
 1950 The Switchback (TV Movie)
Aunt Dinah
 1950 The Inheritance
Mrs. Barrows
 1950 Craven House (TV Movie)
Miss Hatt
 1950 Madeleine
Mrs. Jenkins
 1950 No Place for Jennifer
Aunt Jacqueline
 1949 Marry Me
Hester Parsons
 1949 If This Be Sin
 1948 Afterglow (TV Movie)
Frau Kaunitz
 1947 Jassy
 1945 'I Know Where I'm Going!'
 1944 Soldier, Sailor
Mrs. Church
 1943 Dear Octopus
Vicar's Wife
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Mrs. Sparry
 1941 Quiet Wedding
Aunt Florence
 1940 Confidential Lady
Amy Boswell
 1939 Suspect (TV Movie)
Goudie Macintyre
 1938 Tobias and the Angel (TV Movie)
 1938 South Riding
Miss Dry
 1936 Mozart
Frau Mozart
 1934 Little Friend
Miss Drew
 1934 The Luck of a Sailor
Princess Rosanna
 1933 Timbuctoo
 1932 Fires of Fate
Miss Byrne
 1932 Wives Beware
Mrs. Drury
 1930 Escape! (uncredited)
 1930 The Loves of Robert Burns
Mrs. Burns
 1923 The Naked Man
Miss Linnett
 1920 Alf's Button
Vicar's wife
 1915 The Man Who Stayed at Home
Miss Myrtle
 1912 David Garrick (Short)
Araminta Brown

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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Emlyn Williams, Andrew Cruickshank, Alec Clunes and Angela Baddeley in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was the director. See more »

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Grandmother of Patrick Caddell and the actors Simon Cadell and Selina Cadell. See more »

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