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Phyllis Calvert (1915–2002)


Phyllis Hannah Bickle was born in Chelsea in 1915 and studied dancing at the Margaret Morris school of dance, until an injury forced her to give up dancing and turn instead to acting. Her 70 year film career began with a bit part in The Arcadians (1927) when she was just 12 years old. Along with over 40 movies, she had a successful stage career, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Kate
Kate Kate Graham
(1970-1972)
Indiscreet
Indiscreet Mrs. Margaret Munson
(1958)
Crash of Silence
Crash of Silence Christine
(1952)
Madonna of the Seven Moons
(1945)

Filmography

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 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Alice Bly
- Blue Herrings (2000) ... Alice Bly
 1997 Mrs Dalloway
Aunt Helena
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Mary
- Made in Britain (1996) ... Mary
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Woman
- Bed (1995) ... Woman
 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Agnes Garrideb
- The Mazarin Stone (1994) ... Agnes Garrideb
 1994 The House of Eliott (TV Series)
Mrs Gurney
- Episode #3.8 (1994) ... Mrs Gurney
 1993 Mr. Bean (TV Series)
Old Woman
- Mr. Bean in Room 426 (1993) ... Old Woman (uncredited)
 1992 Woof! (TV Series)
Mrs Wilkins
- At the Hospital (1992) ... Mrs Wilkins
 1991 Jute City (TV Series)
Lady Muircross
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Lady Muircross
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Lady Muircross
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Lady Muircross
 1990 After Henry (TV Series)
Auntie Lilian
- Family Album (1990) ... Auntie Lilian
- Curiosity (1990) ... Auntie Lilian
 1989 Victoria Wood (TV Series)
Hilary
- Staying In (1989) ... Hilary
 1989 Capstick's Law (TV Series)
Rachel Wilson
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Rachel Wilson
 1988 Across the Lake (TV Movie)
Lady Dolly Campbell
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series)
Constance
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Constance
 1988 The Woman He Loved (TV Movie)
Queen Mary
 1987 The Death of the Heart (TV Movie)
Mrs. Heccomb
 1987 A Killing on the Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Alison Tyndall
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Alison Tyndall
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Alison Tyndall
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Alison Tyndall
 1987 Boon (TV Series)
Irene Maplethorpe
- Day of the Yokel (1987) ... Irene Maplethorpe
 1986 All Passion Spent (TV Series)
Carrie
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Carrie
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Carrie
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Carrie
 1985 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
Anna
 1985 Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series)
Eleanor Maxie
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Eleanor Maxie
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Eleanor Maxie
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Eleanor Maxie
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Eleanor Maxie
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Eleanor Maxie
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Mabel Ince
- The Tribute (1983) ... Mabel Ince
 1981 Lady Killers (TV Series)
Rosaline Fox
- A Boy's Best Friend (1981) ... Rosaline Fox
 1973 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Jennifer Ramsey
- Father of the Man (1973) ... Jennifer Ramsey
 1970 The Walking Stick
Erica Dainton
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Lady Dorothy Haig
 1968 Twisted Nerve
Enid Durnley
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs Radcliffe
- The Kindness of Mrs Radcliffe (1968) ... Mrs Radcliffe
 1967 Love Story (TV Series)
Emma
- A Merry Chinese Christmas (1967) ... Emma
 1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Rona Lucas aka Mrs. Kenworthy
- The High Flyer (1967) ... Rona Lucas aka Mrs. Kenworthy
 1957-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Harriet Temple / Ruth Lessing / Katherine O'Shea / ...
- You'll Know Me by the Stars in My Eyes (1966) ... Harriet Temple
- A Righteous Woman (1962) ... Ruth Lessing
- Parnell (1959) ... Katherine O'Shea
- Mrs. Dot (1958) ... Mrs. Dot
- Wild Justice (1957) ... Mrs. Perry
 1965 Present Laughter (TV Movie)
Liz Essendine
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Esther Ross
- The Break (1959) ... Esther Ross
 1958 The Young and the Guilty
Gladys Connor
 1958 Good Wives (TV Series)
Mrs. March
- Part 5 (1958) ... Mrs. March
- Part 4 (1958) ... Mrs. March
- Part 3 (1958) ... Mrs. March
- Part 2 (1958) ... Mrs. March
- Part 1 (1958) ... Mrs. March
 1958 Indiscreet
Mrs. Margaret Munson
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Tatiana
- Tatiana, the Czar's Daughter (1957) ... Tatiana
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Laura
- The Father (1957) ... Laura
 1951-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Stella Hampden / Jenny Gregory
- Escapade (1956) ... Stella Hampden
 1956 Child in the House
Evelyn Acheson
 1956 It's Never Too Late
Laura Hammond
 1953 Project M7
Lydia Heathley
 1952 Crash of Silence
Christine
 1951 Mr. Denning Drives North
Kay Denning
 1951 Appointment with Danger
Sister Augustine
 1950 Her Panelled Door
Yvonne Winter
 1949 The Golden Madonna
Patricia Chandler
 1948 My Own True Love
Joan Clews
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Kate Fernald
 1947 The Root of All Evil
Jeckie Farnish
 1946 Men of Two Worlds
Dr. Caroline Munro
 1946 The Magic Bow
Jeanne de Vermond
 1944 Two Thousand Women
Freda Thompson
 1944 Man of Evil
Fanny
 1943 The Man in Grey
Clarissa Marr
 1942 Uncensored
Julie Lanvin
 1941 Mail Train
Mrs. Wilkinson
 1940 Neutral Port
Helen Carter
 1940 Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt
Betty Forsythe
 1940 To Hell with Hitler
Mary Wilson
 1940 They Came by Night
Sally
 1939 Two Days to Live (Short)
Joyce
 1935 School for Stars (uncredited)
 1933 Anne One Hundred (uncredited)
 1933 Discord (uncredited)
 1927 The Arcadians
Young Girl (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(6/53) Stage: Appeared in Roger MacDougall's play, "Escapade," first at the St. James' Theatre in London, England, and at the Strand Theatre in London, England, with Michael Aldridge, Nigel Patrick, Alec McCowen, Hugh Griffith in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Often typecast as the virtuous victim, but proved to be more versatile than previously expected by the 1950s. Her role in Crash of Silence (1952) has often been regarded by critics and fans alike as a high point in her career, in that the film allowed her the opportunity to demonstrate a range that all too often went untapped earlier in her film career. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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