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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 Whisperers
The Whisperers Mrs. Ross
(1967)
The Chalk Garden
The Chalk Garden Mrs. St. Maugham
(1964)
Tom Jones
Tom Jones Miss Western
(1963)
The Nun's Story
The Nun's Story Rev. Mother Emmanuel (Belgium)
(1959)

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 1977 Nasty Habits
Sister Hildegard
 1974 Craze
Aunt Louise Nash
 1973/I A Doll's House
Anne-Marie (as Dame Edith Evans)
 1970 Scrooge
Ghost of Christmas Past
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
Josephine
 1969 Sophie's Place
Lady Sophie Fitzmore
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Lady Roberta Bates
 1967 Fitzwilly
Miss Victoria Woodworth
 1967 The Whisperers
Mrs. Ross
 1965 Young Cassidy
Lady Gregory
 1964 The Chalk Garden
Mrs. St. Maugham
 1963 Tom Jones
Miss Western
 1959 The Nun's Story
Rev. Mother Emmanuel (Belgium) (as Dame Edith Evans)
 1959 Look Back in Anger
Mrs. Tanner
 1952 The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Bracknell
 1949 Women of Dolwyn
Merri
 1949 The Queen of Spades
The Old Countess Ranevskaya
 1916 A Welsh Singer
Mrs. Pomfrey
 1916 East Is East
Aunt
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World," at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England, with Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, Scott Russell and Dorothy Green in the cast. Nigel Playfair was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dame Edith Evans

Height:

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 »

Trivia:

Was a Christian Scientist. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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