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Alison Leggatt (1904–1990)

Alison Leggatt was born on February 7, 1904 in Kensington, London, England as Alison Joy Leggatt. She was an actress, known for Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), This Happy Breed (1944) and The Day of the Triffids (1963). She died on July 15, 1990 in London. See full bio »


(age 86) in London, England, UK

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Far from the Madding Crowd
This Happy Breed
This Happy Breed Aunt Sylvia
The Day of the Triffids
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Headmaster's Wife


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 1977 Backs to the Land (TV Series)
Lady Bramston
- All Is Somehow Gathered In (1977) ... Lady Bramston
- We Shall Fight Them in the Breeches (1977) ... Lady Bramston
- Sons and Lovers, God Forbid (1977) ... Lady Bramston
- Alarms, Excursions and Day Trips (1977) ... Lady Bramston
- Nymphs and Shepherds Come Expensive (1977) ... Lady Bramston
 1973 The Hireling
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
- Conan Doyle (1972) ... Ma'am
 1972 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Cows (1972) ... Geraldine
 1972 Suspicion (TV Series)
Mrs Fennel
- Reasonable Doubt (1972) ... Mrs Fennel
 1971 The Trouble with Lilian (TV Series)
- Outside Patients (1971) ... Woman
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Eunice Godfrey
- Cue Murder! (1971) ... Eunice Godfrey
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Blanche / Mrs. Willoughby
- A Family and a Fortune (1970) ... Blanche
- Unexpectantly Vacant (1970) ... Mrs. Willoughby
 1970 Doctor in the House (TV Series)
Mrs. Brown
- If You Can Help Somebody... Don't! (1970) ... Mrs. Brown
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Headmaster's Wife
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Sister Ursula
- The Undefeated (1967) ... Sister Ursula
 1959-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Miss Montmorency / Catherine Gladstone / Mrs. Ardsley
- Old Man in a Hurry (1960) ... Catherine Gladstone
- For Services Rendered (1959) ... Mrs. Ardsley
 1964-1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Hilda Midway / Mrs. Leyland
- Women in Crisis #1: Husband and Wife (1964) ... Mrs. Leyland
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Dolly Fox-Gresham
- The Knife (1965) ... Dolly Fox-Gresham
 1964-1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Banks / Jean Wood
- The Luck of the Game (1965) ... Mrs. Banks
- Somebody... Help (1964) ... Jean Wood
 1964 The Old Wives' Tale (TV Series)
Mrs. Baines
- Young Wives (1964) ... Mrs. Baines
- Lovers (1964) ... Mrs. Baines
- Daughters (1964) ... Mrs. Baines
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Esther Wendleby
- The Improbable Mr. Claybill (1964) ... Esther Wendleby
 1964 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Sybil Edwardes
- Final Appearance (1964) ... Sybil Edwardes
 1963 Festival (TV Series)
Mrs. Smith
- The Bald Prima Donna (1963) ... Mrs. Smith
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Nellie, cook
- Just You Wait (1963) ... Nellie, cook
 1962 The Avengers (TV Series)
Wrestling Fan
- The Decapod (1962) ... Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Constance Enderby
- Winner Takes the Lady (1961) ... Constance Enderby
 1961 The Renegade (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ratchett
 1961 One Way Pendulum (TV Movie)
Mrs. Groomkirby
 1961 Goodbye Again
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
May Bracey
- The Dummy (1960) ... May Bracey
 1959 The Eustace Diamonds (TV Series)
Mrs. Greystock
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Mrs. Greystock
 1958 A Woman Possessed
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Mrs. Anthony Torrance
- The Man in the Wall (1958) ... Mrs. Anthony Torrance
 1957 Hour of Mystery (TV Series)
- A Murder Has Been Arranged (1957) ... Woman
 1956 The Adventures of the Big Man (TV Series)
Mrs. Egan
- The Accomplice (1956) ... Mrs. Egan
 1955 Touch and Go
Alice Fairbright
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Nell, his wife
- All on a Summer's Day (1953) ... Nell, his wife
 1953 Noose for a Lady
Mrs. Langdon-Humphries
 1952 The Promoter
Mrs. Cotterill (uncredited)
 1951 Encore
Freda Ramsay (segment "The Ant and the Grasshopper")
 1950 The Miniver Story
Mrs. Foley (uncredited)
 1949 Marry Me
Miss Beamish
 1949 A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
Mrs. Howarth
 1948 Here Come the Huggetts
Miss Perks
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Mrs. Buck
 1945 Waterloo Road
 1939 Geneva (TV Movie)
Begonia Brown
 1932 Nine Till Six
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She acted in John Arden's play, "The Workhouse Donkey," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England with Fay Compton, Frank Finlay, Dudley Foster, Jeremy Brett, Anthony Nicholls, Robert Stephens, Robert Lang, Derek Jacobi, Mary Miller, Norman Rossington, ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Alison Legatt | Alison Joy Leggatt


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British stage and screen character actress who made her reputation in plays by John Osborne and Harold Pinter. Born into a wealthy family, she started acting against the wishes of her parents. In films, she was often cast as upper-crust ladies, kindly wives, disapproving mothers-in-law, landladies or housekeepers.

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