She acted in Peter Glenville's translation of Leo Tolstoy's novel, "The Power of Darkness," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Stewart Granger, Mary Clare, Jean Simmons OBE, Herbert Lomas, Perlita Neilson, and Frederick Valk in the cast.
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Sharp-featured Shakespearean stage actress of commanding presence. She first made headlines on the London stage as "Hedda Gabbler" at the Westminster Theatre in 1943. Her subsequent roles confined her to intense or neurotic characters in classic plays, often at the Old Vic. On screen, she was typically cast as villainesses - most memorably as Ralph Richardson
's evil wife in The Fallen Idol