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Moira Lister (1923–2007)

Moira Lister started her career on the stage in South Africa. She appeared on the London stage at the age of 14 and started working in films in 1943. Always popular, she was usually cast as 'posh' lady. See full bio »

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Trouble in Store
Trouble in Store Peggy Drew
The Cruel Sea
The Cruel Sea Elaine Morell
The Very Merry Widow
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 2007 Flood
 2005 Sterne über Madeira (TV Movie)
Mutter Oberin
 2000 The 10th Kingdom (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.10 (2000) ... Grandmother
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Grandmother
 1987 The Finding (TV Movie)
 1980 Only When I Laugh (TV Series)
 1980 Life Begins at Forty (TV Series)
- The Christening (1980) ... Gertie
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Vicky Labone
- She'll Have to Go (1973) ... Vicky Labone
 1969 Love Story (TV Series)
- The Dolly Spike (1969) ... Ariade
 1968 The Sex Game (TV Series)
- The Lovemakers (1968) ... Mimsy
 1968 A Touch of Venus (TV Series)
Emma Grant
- Desmond (1968) ... Emma Grant
 1967 Cop-Out
Mrs. Flower
 1967 The Double Man
Mrs. Carrington
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
- The See-Through Man (1967) ... Elena
 1966 Major Barbara (TV Movie)
Lady Britomart
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Laura Foster
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Claudia Jordan
- The Hunting Party (1966) ... Claudia Jordan
 1965 Joey Boy
Lady Thameridge
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Laura Foster
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Mrs. Grey
- The Golden Silence (1963) ... Mrs. Grey
 1956-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Louise Yeyder / Maggie Palmer / Letty Golightly
- Gilt and Gingerbread (1961) ... Louise Yeyder
- His and Hers (1957) ... Maggie Palmer
- The Golden Cuckoo (1956) ... Letty Golightly
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Vanessa Stewart
- Find and Return (1961) ... Vanessa Stewart
 1961 The Devil's Hands (Short)
 1960 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Nell Nash
- The Gazebo (1960) ... Nell Nash
 1950-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Orinthia / Amelia Laurenson / Senora Maria
- The Apple Cart (1957) ... Orinthia
- Mayors' Nest (1957) ... Amelia Laurenson
- The Bridge of Estaban (1950) ... Senora Maria
 1957 Abandon Ship
Edith Middleton
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mathilde Loisel
- The Necklace (1957) ... Mathilde Loisel
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- The Intruder (1956) ... Eve
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Dawn Maxwell
 1955 John and Julie
 1954 The Bear (TV Short)
Yelena Ivanovna Popova
 1954 The Concert (TV Movie)
 1953 Trouble in Store
Peggy Drew
 1953 The Limping Man
Pauline French
 1953 The Cruel Sea
Elaine Morell
 1952 Something Money Can't Buy
Diana Haverstock
 1951 White Corridors
Dolly Clark
 1951 My Seal and Them
 1951 Pool of London
 1951 Files from Scotland Yard
Joanna Goring
 1951 Joseph Proctor's Money (TV Movie)
Poppy Marsh
 1949 And So to Bed (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pepys
 1949 Maniacs on Wheels
Dotty Liz
 1948 Frieda (TV Movie)
 1948 Uneasy Terms
Corinne Alardyse
 1948 So Evil My Love
Kitty Feathers
 1946 A Voice in the Night
Miss Willis
 1945 The Agitator
Joan Shackleton
 1945 Don Chicago
Telephone Operator
 1945 My Ain Folk
Joan Mackenzie
 1944 A Lady Surrenders
 1943 The Shipbuilders
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She acted in John Dryden's play, "Marriage a La Mode", at the St. James' Theatre in London, England with Sir John Clements, Kay Hammond, Robert Eddison, Fanny Rowe, David Peel, Charles Lloyd Pack and John Gatrell in the cast. See more »

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In the 1940s, she was a friend of sadistic murderer, Neville Heath, however she didn't know his real name. She was invited out to dinner by him a week after he had brutally murdered another woman. He walked her home, kissing her goodnight. Weeks later he murdered another woman. He was eventually caught and hung in England in 1946. Lister believed her blond hair saved her life as both of Heath's ... See more »

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