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Brenda de Banzie (1909–1981)

The daughter of a musical conductor, fair-haired, slightly plump Brenda de Banzie appeared in just a handful of films. As the result of two outstanding performances, she became an unexpected star when well into her middle age. Brenda first came to public notice as a sixteen year old chorine on the London stage in "Du Barry Was a Lady", in 1942. By ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice Maggie Hobson
(1954)
The Man Who Knew Too Much
(1956)
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther Angela Dunning
(1963)
The Entertainer
The Entertainer Phoebe Rice
(1960)

Filmography

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 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Mother
- A Bit of Family Feeling (1971) ... Mother
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Mrs. Abert Forrester
- The Creative Impulse (1969) ... Mrs. Abert Forrester
 1967 A Matter of Innocence
Eva Innes-Hook
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Mrs. Dakers
- Walk's End (1966) ... Mrs. Dakers
 1966 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Mrs Massingham Fox
- Drama '66: Don Quixote Go Home (1966) ... Mrs Massingham Fox
 1965 Love Story (TV Series)
Helen Banner
- The Weather House (1965) ... Helen Banner
 1965 Festival (TV Series)
Mrs. Baines
- Say Nothing (1965) ... Mrs. Baines
 1963 The Pink Panther
Angela Dunning
 1963 August for the People (TV Movie)
Mrs. Fulton, Thwaites's mistress
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Nurse Drew
 1962 A Pair of Briefs
Gladys Worthing
 1961 Come September
Margaret Allison (as Brenda De Banzie)
 1961 Flame in the Streets
Nell Palmer
 1961 The Mark
Gertrude Cartwright
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lulu Ames
- Ladies of the Corridor (1960) ... Lulu Ames
 1960 The Entertainer
Phoebe Rice (as Brenda De Banzie)
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Olga, Duchesa Della Riviero
- The Night of the Precious Stones (1959) ... Olga, Duchesa Della Riviero
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Alden
- You'll Never See Me Again (1959) ... Mrs. Alden
 1959 The 39 Steps
Nellie Lumsden (as Brenda De Banzie)
 1959 Too Many Crooks
Lucy (as Brenda De Banzie)
 1958 Room 43
Aggie
 1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Evelyn Holt
- Edward, My Son (1957) ... Evelyn Holt
 1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Lady Geraldine Pomfret
- The Imposters (1956) ... Lady Geraldine Pomfret
 1956 Triple Deception
Mme. Isabella Ballu
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Lucy Drayton
 1956 Miss Chloe (TV Movie)
Chloe
 1955 Doctor at Sea
Muriel Mallet
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
'Lady' Ruby (as Brenda De Banzie)
 1955 As Long as They're Happy
Stella Bentley
 1954 Wishing Well
Jane Price
 1954 The Purple Plain
Miss McNab (as Brenda De Banzie)
 1954 What Every Woman Wants
Sarah
 1954 Hobson's Choice
Maggie Hobson
 1954 Don't Blame the Stork
Evelyn Steele
 1953 A Day to Remember
Mrs. Collins (as Brenda De Banzie)
 1953 The Yellow Balloon
Fruit Stall Customer (uncredited)
 1952 Never Look Back
Molly Wheeler (as Brenda DeBanza)
 1952 Private Information
Dolly
 1952 I Believe in You
Mrs. Hooker (as Brenda De Banzie)
 1951 Milestones (TV Movie)
Nancy Sibley
 1951 The Long Dark Hall
Mrs. Rogers
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in John Osborne's play, "The Entertainer", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Tutin and Richard Pasco in the cast. Tony Richardson was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brenda De Banzie | Brenda DeBanza

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Aunt of actress Lois De Banzie. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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