No photo available. Represent Viola Lyel? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 1,781,255 this week

Viola Lyel (1900–1972)

Viola Lyel was born on December 9, 1900 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Hobson's Choice (1931), Let Me Explain, Dear (1932) and Marooned (1933). She was married to John Anthony Edwards. She died on August 14, 1972 in England. See full bio »


(age 71) in England, UK

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: Chris Meloni

Chris Meloni joined us for a Live Twitter Chat on October 20th, to talk about his upcoming film White Bird in a Blizzard opening in limited theaters this week and is available right now on Amazon Instant Video.

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Viola Lyel.

User Polls


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (33 credits)
 1970 Ours Is a Nice House (TV Series)
Maude Bottomley
- Not in Front of the Dicky Birds (1970) ... Maude Bottomley
 1961 The First Gentleman (TV Movie)
Miss Corneilia Knight
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series)
Mrs. Geodrake
- Part 3 (1959) ... Mrs. Geodrake
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- Maude (1957)
 1957 The Little Hut
Miss Edwards
 1957 Suspended Alibi
Mrs. Beamster
 1955 See How They Run
Miss Skilton
 1954 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Aunt Jane
 1953 Black 13
Mrs. Barclay
 1950 No Place for Jennifer
Minor Role
 1949 It's Not Cricket
Hearty female
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Mrs. Comber
 1946 A Voice in the Night
Mabel Cooper
 1941 The Patient Vanishes
 1941 Quiet Wedding (uncredited)
 1941 Her Father's Daughter (Short)
Mrs. McForrest
 1939 The Fame of Grace Darling (TV Movie)
Thomasin Darling
 1935 Night Mail (uncredited)
 1934 Over the Garden Wall
 1934 Passing Shadows
Mrs. Willett
 1934 A Political Party
Mary Smithers
 1933 Marooned
Sarah Roberts
 1933 Channel Crossing
 1932 After Office Hours
Miss Janus
 1932 Let Me Explain, Dear
Angela Hunter
 1932 Marry Me
Frau Krause
 1930 Lord Richard in the Pantry
Evelyn Lovejoy
 1930 Thread O' Scarlet (Short)
Mrs. Marsden
 1928 S.O.S.

Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry VIII," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Antony Eustrel, George Skillan, and Graham Crowden (A Gentleman) in the cast. Robert Atkins was director. See more »


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Did You Know?


British stage and screen actress, often in comedy roles. At Elstree in the 1930's.

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Viola Lyel on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page