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Fay Compton (1894–1978)

Fay Compton was born on September 18, 1894 in West Kensington, London, England as Virginia Lilian Emmeline Mackenzie Compton. She was an actress, known for The Haunting (1963), Odd Man Out (1947) and Othello (1952). She was married to Lauri de Frece, H.G. Pelissier, Ralph Michael and Leon Quartermaine. She died on December 12, 1978 in Hove, East ... See full bio »
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 1970 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Lady Flanders
- The Great Blanket Factory Swindle (1970) ... Lady Flanders
 1970 The Virgin and the Gypsy
Grandma
 1969 I Start Counting
Mrs. Bennett
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Sister Juliana
- The Voice of His Calling (1967) ... Sister Juliana
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Marya
- Uncle Vanya (1967) ... Marya
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Esther Warren
- A Handful of Dreams (1965) ... Esther Warren
 1965 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Edie Russell
- Edie's Acre (1965) ... Edie Russell
 1962-1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Nelly Cook / Sarah Conroy / Mrs. Binney
- A Fine Art (1965) ... Nelly Cook
- Mrs. Conroy's Goldmine (1963) ... Sarah Conroy
- A Home of One's Own (1962) ... Mrs. Binney
 1964 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Mrs. Tennant
- The Spirit of Dr. McGregor (1964) ... Mrs. Tennant
 1957-1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Victoria
- Cradle Song (1964) ... Victoria
- Sister (1957)
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Alice Walmer
- Land of My Dreams (1964) ... Alice Walmer
 1964 Land of My Dreams (TV Movie)
 1961-1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Halfpenny / Mrs. Haven / Mrs. Palmer
- 100,000 Halfpennies (1962) ... Mrs. Halfpenny
- Accessories After the Fact (1962) ... Mrs. Haven
- The Toy House (1961) ... Mrs. Palmer
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Nannie
- Nannie (1961) ... Nannie
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1959 The Widow of Bath (TV Series)
Mrs. Leonard
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Mrs. Leonard
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Mrs. Leonard
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Mrs. Leonard
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Mrs. Leonard
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Mrs. Leonard
 1959 Blackmail Is So Difficult (TV Movie)
Miss Prince
 1958 Our Mutual Friend (TV Series)
Mrs. Betty Higden
- Part 8 (1958) ... Mrs. Betty Higden
- Part 6 (1958) ... Mrs. Betty Higden
- Part 4 (1958) ... Mrs. Betty Higden
 1957 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Series)
Mrs. Squeers
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Mrs. Squeers
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... Mrs. Squeers
 1957 The Story of Esther Costello
Mother Superior
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Mrs. Charlotte Geddes
 1957 Town on Trial
Mrs. Crowley
 1956 Doublecross
Alice Pascoe
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Saunders
- Tony (1955) ... Mrs. Saunders
 1954 Aunt Clara
Gladys Smith
 1953 I vinti
Mrs. Pinkerton
 1952 Othello
Emilia
 1952 Lady Possessed
Mme. Brune
 1951 Blackmailed
Mrs. Christopher
 1949 The Forbidden Street
Mrs. Culver
 1947 Odd Man Out
Rosie
 1937 The Mill on the Floss
Mrs. Tulliver
 1934 Song at Eventide
Helen d'Alaste
 1934 Strauss' Great Waltz
Countess Helga von Stahl
 1931 The Battle of Gallipoli
Mrs. Doe
 1931 Uneasy Virtue
Dorothy Rendell
 1931 The Love Storm
Eileen Kell
 1929 Fashions in Love
Marie De Remy
 1928 Zero
Mrs. Garth
 1927 Somehow Good
Rosalind Nightingale
 1927 Robinson Crusoe
Sophie
 1926 London Love
Sally Hope
 1925 Settled Out of Court
The Woman
 1925 The Happy Ending
Mildred Craddock
 1924 The Eleventh Commandment
Ruth Barchester
 1924 Claude Duval
Duchess Frances
 1923 This Freedom
Rosalie Aubyn
 1922 Diana of the Crossways
Diana
 1922 The House of Peril
Sylvia Bailey
 1921 The Old Wives' Tale
Sophie Barnes
 1920 Judge Not
Nelly
 1917 One Summer's Day
Maisie
 1917 The Labour Leader
Diana Hazlitt
 1914 She Stoops to Conquer (Short)
Barmaid
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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Lyceum Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Laura Cowie, Jack Hawkins, Harry Andrews, Andrew Cruikshank, and Marius Goring in the cast. See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

Ex-sister-in-law of Charles Quatermaine. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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