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Viola Lyel (1900–1972)

Viola Lyel was born on December 9, 1900 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Let Me Explain, Dear (1932), Hobson's Choice (1931) 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

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Let Me Explain, Dear
Let Me Explain, Dear Angela Hunter
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice Maggie Hobson
Marooned Sarah Roberts
The Little Hut
The Little Hut Miss Edwards


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 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 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Cleghorn
- The Manor of Northstead (1959) ... Lady Cleghorn
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series)
Mrs. Geodrake
- Part 3 (1959) ... Mrs. Geodrake
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- Maude (1957)
 1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Loughton-Moore
- The Mulberry Bush (1957) ... Mrs. Loughton-Moore
 1957 The Little Hut
Miss Edwards
 1957 Suspended Alibi
Mrs. Beamster
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
- The Bride and the Bachelor (1957) ... Blodwen
 1955 See How They Run
Miss Skilton
 1954 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Aunt Jane
 1954 The Manor of Northstead (TV Movie)
Lady Caroline Cleghorn
 1953 Black 13
Mrs. Barclay
 1953 Count Your Blessings (TV Movie)
Thelma Cressingdon
 1950 No Place for Jennifer
Minor Role
 1949 It's Not Cricket
Hearty female
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Mrs. Comber
 1947 Truant in Park Lane (TV Movie)
Ariadne Saycliffe
 1946 A Voice in the Night
Mabel Cooper
 1941 Quiet Wedding (uncredited)
 1941 The Patient Vanishes
 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 Let Me Explain, Dear
Angela Hunter
 1932 Marry Me
Frau Krause
 1932 After Office Hours
Miss Janus
 1930 Lord Richard in the Pantry
Evelyn Lovejoy
 1930 Thread O' Scarlet (Short)
Mrs. Marsden
 1928 S.O.S.

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She acted in Beatrice Mayor's play, "The Pleasure Garden," at the Grafton Theatre in London, England with Arthur Young, Wilfred Grantham, Ethel Ramsay, Gwladys Evan Morris, and Phyllis Blewitt in the cast. Noel Iliff was director. See more »


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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

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