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Betty McDowall (1924–1993)

Betty McDowall was born on August 14, 1924 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Betty Magarita McDowall. She was an actress, known for The Omen (1976), First Men in the Moon (1964) and Jack the Ripper (1959). She died on December 31, 1993 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 69) in London, England, UK

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 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Beth
- The Bass Player and the Blonde (1977) ... Beth
 1976 Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Series)
Mary
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Mary
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... Mary
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Mary
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Mary
 1976 The Omen
American Secretary
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
The Professor's Wife
- Cheap in August (1975) ... The Professor's Wife
 1975 Anne of Avonlea (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gardner
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Mrs. Gardner
 1971 Albert and Victoria (TV Series)
Mrs. Lucy Carter
- The Birthday Present (1971) ... Mrs. Lucy Carter
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Liz
- All Out for Kangaroo Valley (1969) ... Liz
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series)
Mrs. Vowden
- But What Good Will the Truth Do? (1968) ... Mrs. Vowden
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Professor's Wife
- The General (1967) ... Professor's Wife
 1966 The Forgotten Door (TV Series)
The Storyteller
 1966 The Corridor People (TV Series)
Beryl Kempsford
- Victim as Red (1966) ... Beryl Kempsford
 1965 Tomorrow at Ten
Mrs. Parnell
 1965 The Liquidator
Frances Anne
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Maisie Fay
- Esther's Altar (1965) ... Maisie Fay
 1965 Ballad in Blue
Mrs. Babbidge
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Edna Kinsall
- The Loving Brothers (1964) ... Edna Kinsall
 1964 First Men in the Moon
Margaret Hoy
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Sargent
- Happy Families (1964) ... Mrs. Sargent
 1964 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Betty Asher
- Death of a Cop (1964) ... Betty Asher
 1959-1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Bee / Polly Benedict / Anne Roberts
- The Swindler (1963) ... Bee
- A Phone Call for Matthew Quade (1959) ... Polly Benedict
- You'll Never See Me Again (1959) ... Anne Roberts
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Margo Pardoe
- The Cable (1963) ... Margo Pardoe
 1963 Echo of Diana
Joan Scott
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
- High Politics (1962)
 1962 Outbreak of Murder (TV Series)
Ann Mitchell
- Thumb-Print (1962) ... Ann Mitchell
 1961 Flower of Evil (TV Series)
Ann Mitchell
- The One That Got Away (1961) ... Ann Mitchell
- The Treasure of the Lake (1961) ... Ann Mitchell
 1960-1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Madge Berrington / Maureen Brooks / Sally Watson
- Dead Ringer (1961) ... Madge Berrington
- The Long Stretch (1961) ... Maureen Brooks
- The Last Deal (1960) ... Sally Watson
 1961 Spare the Rod
Ann Collins
 1961 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
 1960 The Days of Vengeance (TV Series)
Ann Mitchell
- Revelations (1960) ... Ann Mitchell
- A Bunch of Red Roses (1960) ... Ann Mitchell
- Book of Lamentations (1960) ... Ann Mitchell
- The Full Treatment (1960) ... Ann Mitchell
- Wound for Wound (1960) ... Ann Mitchell
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Maria / Betty Green
- The Last Days of Nick Pompey (1960) ... Maria
- The Crying Jester (1959) ... Betty Green
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.29 (1960)
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Carlotta
- The Heiress (1960) ... Carlotta
 1960 Jackpot
Kay Stock
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
- A Box of Eyes (1959)
 1959 Call Me Sam (TV Series)
Hetty Callahan
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Hetty Callahan
 1959 Jack the Ripper
Anne Ford
 1955-1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Brenda Fairbairn / Margot Prescott / Toni
- Notes for a Love Song (1959) ... Brenda Fairbairn
- The Lion's Share One Bright Day (1956) ... Margot Prescott
- Mid Level (1955) ... Toni (as Betty McDowell)
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Mrs. Stanway
- Extradition (1959) ... Mrs. Stanway
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Ann Clarke
- The Deception (1959) ... Ann Clarke
 1958 She Didn't Say No!
Mrs. Power
 1958 Diamond Safari
Louise Saunders
 1957-1958 Web (TV Series)
Rose Warren
- The Gallery (1958) ... Rose Warren
- The Other Warren (1958) ... Rose Warren
- The Painting (1958) ... Rose Warren
- The Coat (1958) ... Rose Warren
- The Alibi (1957) ... Rose Warren
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Martha
- Black Boar (1958) ... Martha
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Kay Gibson
- Dead Man's Tale (1958) ... Kay Gibson
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Mary Ann Edwards / Janet Rushton
- No Holiday for Murder (1957) ... Mary Ann Edwards
- The Death of a Don (1957) ... Janet Rushton
 1957 Time Lock
Lucille Walker
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Thelma
- The Littlest Sergeant (1957) ... Thelma
 1957 The Shiralee
Girl at Parkers
 1957 Pickup Alley
Drug addict (uncredited)
 1956-1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Jeanne de la Tour / Corinne
- The White Witch of Makala (1957) ... Jeanne de la Tour
- The Baroness (1956) ... Corinne
 1957 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Defence counsel
- Both Sides of the Story (1957) ... Defence counsel
 1957 The New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series)
Helen
- The Smash and Grab Story (1957) ... Helen
 1956 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Paulette / Nermine
- The Desert Hostages (1956) ... Paulette (as Betty McDowell)
- The Crescent and the Star (1956) ... Nermine
 1954-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Laura / Phyllis Butler / Anne Ross / ...
- Beloved Stranger (1956) ... Laura
- A Likely Story (1956) ... Phyllis Butler (as Betty McDowell)
- A Walk in the Wilderness (1956) ... Anne Ross
- No Samples (1956)
- Heritage (1955) ... Philippa
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Simone / Mercedes
- Point, Counter Point (1956) ... Simone
- Bordeaux (1956) ... Mercedes
 1955-1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Barbara
- The Black Judge (1956)
- The Glorification of Al Toolum (1955) ... Barbara
 1956 The Crimson Ramblers (TV Series)
Zoe Manners
 1956 The Adventures of the Big Man (TV Series)
Elsa Garland
- Secret Enemy (1956) ... Elsa Garland
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Charmaine Winters
- The Gloves (1956) ... Charmaine Winters
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Angela Hollis / Mary Soong / Sara Milne
- April Fool (1955) ... Angela Hollis
- The Jade Blade (1955) ... Mary Soong
- The Troubled Wife (1955) ... Sara Milne
 1954 Tyrant's Tower (TV Movie)
Janet
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Nancy Herres
- The Troubled Air (1953) ... Nancy Herres
 1948 Always Another Dawn
Patricia
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Played Laura Archer in BBC radio serial "The Archers", succeeding fellow Australian Gwenda Wilson.

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Alternate Names:

Betty McDowell

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Dark-haired Australian-born stage and screen character actress, often seen in maternal roles in British films and on TV.

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Leo

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