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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 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Josephine
 1969 Sophie's Place
Lady Sophie Fitzmore
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Lady Roberta Bates
 1968 The Gambler (TV Mini-Series)
Grandmamma
- 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 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 The Dark Is Light Enough (TV Movie)
Countess Ostenburgh
 1955-1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs.Agatha Payne / Mrs. Smith
- A Question of Fact (1955) ... Mrs. Smith
 1949 Women of Dolwyn
Merri
 1947 The Old Ladies (TV Movie)
Agatha Payne
 1916 A Welsh Singer
Mrs. Pomfrey
 1916 East Is East
Aunt
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Other Works:

(1925-26) Stage: Appeared in the play, "Everyman", at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England, with Frank Vosper, Neil Porter, Duncan Yarrow, Esmond Knight, Nell Carter and Edith Coats in the cast. Andrew Leigh was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dame Edith Evans

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

People always ask me the most ridiculous questions. They want to know, 'How do you approach a role?' Well, I don't know. I approach it by first saying yes, then getting on with the bloody thing. See more »

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Was a Christian Scientist. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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