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Edith Evans (I) (1888–1976)

Edith Evans was the greatest actress on the English stage in the 20th century, treading the boards for over half-a-century. She made her professional stage debut in 1912 and excelled in both classic and modern roles in the West End of London and on Broadway, as well as the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Old Vic. She ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Nun's Story
The Nun's Story Rev. Mother Emmanuel (Belgium)
Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Past
The Whisperers
The Whisperers Mrs. Ross


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 1977 Nasty Habits
Sister Hildegard
 1974 Craze
Aunt Louise Nash
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Parmentier
- Part Three (1974) ... Dr. Parmentier
 1973/I A Doll's House
Anne-Marie (as Dame Edith Evans)
 1970 Upon This Rock (TV Movie)
Queen Christina (voice)
 1969 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
Mabel Grace
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
 1969 Sophie's Place
Lady Sophie Fitzmore
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Lady Roberta Bates
 1968 The Gambler (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Grandmamma
 1967 Fitzwilly
Miss Victoria Woodworth
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1967)
 1966 Preview Tonight (TV Series)
Iris Milbanks
- Pursue and Destroy (1966) ... Iris Milbanks (as Dame Edith Evans)
 1965 Young Cassidy
Lady Gregory
 1961/II Time Remembered (TV Movie)
The Duchess of Pont-au-Bronc
 1961/I Time Remembered (TV Movie)
Duchess of Pont-au-Bronc
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Judith Bliss
- Hay Fever (1960) ... Judith Bliss
 1959 The Nun's Story
Rev. Mother Emmanuel (Belgium) (as Dame Edith Evans)
 1959 Look Back in Anger
Mrs. Tanner
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Countess Rosmarin Ostenburgh
- The Dark Is Light Enough (1958) ... Countess Rosmarin Ostenburgh
 1955-1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs.Agatha Payne / Mrs. Smith
- A Question of Fact (1955) ... Mrs. Smith
 1949 Women of Dolwyn
 1947 The Old Ladies (TV Movie)
Agatha Payne
 1916 A Welsh Singer
Mrs. Pomfrey
 1916 East Is East
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Show Show Self (17 credits)

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Other Works:

(1936-37) Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Michael Redgrave and Alec Guinness in the cast. Esme Church was the director. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Edith Evans


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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As a young actress I always had a rule. If I didn't understand a line I always said it as though it were improper. See more »


Debuted in 1912 in Shakespeare's play "Troilus and Cressida". See more »

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