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Celia Johnson (I) (1908–1982)

Stage actress who appeared in a handful of UK films. She is best remembered for her screen performance in Noel Coward's and David Lean's A Brief Encounter (1945), opposite Trevor Howard. This film wasn't released in the United States until 1946, and her subsequent nomination for an Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role did not occur... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gladstone
 1982 Lloyd George Knew My Father (TV Movie)
Lady Sheila Boothroyd
 1982 Nanny (TV Series)
Nanny Broughton
- Comings and Goings (1982) ... Nanny Broughton
 1980 Staying On (TV Movie)
Lucy Smalley
 1980 The Hostage Tower (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wheeler
 1979 Matilda's England (TV Series)
Mrs. Ashburton
- The Tennis Court (1979) ... Mrs. Ashburton
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
Sister Simplice
 1978 Romeo & Juliet (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1977 Centre Play (TV Series)
La Comtesse de Chemaille
- The Emporer's New Hat (1977) ... La Comtesse de Chemaille
 1976 Dame of Sark (TV Movie)
Sybil Hathaway
 1976 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Mary-Ann
- The Nicest Man in the World (1976) ... Mary-Ann
 1974 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Hobbish
- Love Affair (1974) ... Miss Hobbish
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mrs. Palfrey
- Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (1973) ... Mrs. Palfrey
 1968-1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Madame Ranyevskaya / Eloise / Sheila / ...
- The Marquise (1969) ... Eloise
- Hay Fever (1968) ... Judith Bliss
- Ghosts (1968) ... Mrs. Alving
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Countess Isabel von Reger
- The Cellar and the Almond Tree (1970) ... Countess Isabel von Reger
 1969 The Choice (TV Movie)
 1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Miss Mackay
 1963-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lady Nelson / Alida Slade
- Three Roads to Rome (1963) ... Alida Slade
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
Joanna
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
Maud St. James
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- The Distaff Side (1952)
 1952 I Believe in You
Matty Matheson
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mary Otis
- A Bolt of Lightning (1951) ... Mary Otis (as Elizabeth Johnson)
 1950 The Astonished Heart
Barbara Faber
 1942 In Which We Serve
Mrs. Kinross / Alix
 1941 A Letter from Home (Short)
English Mother
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Other Works:

She acted in Francois Billetdoux's play, "Chin-Chin," translated by Hall at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with Anthony Quayle in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Celia Johnson | Elizabeth Johnson
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Parents were Robert Johnson and Ethel Griffiths; she was the second daughter. See more »

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