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Flora Robson (1902–1984)

Flora Robson knew she was no beauty, but her wise and sympathetic face would become a familiar - indeed, shining - ornament of the 1930s and 40s silver screen. Though not sure of acting as a career in her early years, she nevertheless appeared on stage for the first time at 5 years old. She was educated at Palmer's Green High School and went on ... See full bio »

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 1990 An Invitation to Remember (TV Series)
- Dame Flora Robson (1990) ... (as Dame Flora Robson)
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
Miss Pross
 1980 Gauguin the Savage (TV Movie)
Sister Allandre (as Dame Flora Robson)
 1979 A Man Called Intrepid (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Luke
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series)
- Grave Gifts (1979) ... Kilissa
 1979 Dominique
Mrs. Davis
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
The Prioress
 1977 Eustace and Hilda (TV Movie)
Miss Fothergill
 1975 Aquarius (TV Series)
- The Three Marias (1975)
 1975 A Legacy (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
 1975 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
Mrs. Umney
 1974 Heidi (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1974) ... Grandmother
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... Grandmother
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Grandmother
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Grandmother
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Frobisher
- Something for the Children (1971) ... Mrs. Frobisher
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Lucy Dawson
 1970 The Beast in the Cellar
Joyce Ballantyne
 1967 Cry in the Wind
 1967 The Shuttered Room
Aunt Agatha
 1966 Eye of the Devil
Countess Estell
 1966 7 Women
Miss Binns - Head of British Mission
 1958-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mother / Nurse Edith Cavell
- The Misunderstanding (1965) ... Mother
 1965 Young Cassidy
Mrs. Cassidy
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Dorothy Wyley
- Conscience on a Rack (1964) ... Dorothy Wyley
 1964 Guns at Batasi
Miss Barker-Wise
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Anna Fierling
- Mother Courage and Her Children (1959) ... Anna Fierling
 1958 Innocent Sinners
Olivia Chesney
 1958 The Gypsy and the Gentleman
Mrs. Haggard
 1957 No Time for Tears
Sister Birch
 1957 High Tide at Noon
Donna MacKenzie
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Catherine Brooke / Miss. Pringle
- Autumn (1957) ... Catherine Brooke
- The Witness (1957) ... Miss. Pringle
 1955-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sister Agatha / Lilly Moffat / Nurse
- The Return (1956) ... Sister Agatha
- Romeo and Juliet (1955) ... Nurse
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
- The Little Black Book (1955) ... Jane
 1953 Malta Story
Melita Gonzar, Maria's Mum
 1952 The Frightened Bride
Mary Rackham
 1948 Saraband
Countess Platen
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Miss Thorpe
 1946 The Years Between
 1945 Great Day
Mrs. Liz Ellis
 1944 Two Thousand Women
Miss Manningford
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Mrs. Taylor
 1939 We Are Not Alone
Jessica Newcome
 1939 Poison Pen
Mary Rider
 1939 Smith (Short)
Mary Smith
 1937 Troopship
Lucy Blair
 1934 The Private Life of Don Juan
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1933 One Precious Year
Julia Skene
 1932 Dance Pretty Lady
Mrs. Raeburn
 1931 A Gentleman of Paris (uncredited)
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Other Works:

She acted in James Bridie and Claud Gurney's play, "Mary Read-Dragoon and Pirate," at His Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Robert Donat, Iris Hoey, Claude Allister, Beatrice Wilson, Betty Hardy, Wilfrid Walter, Marie Dainton, Charles Farrell, John Turnbull, Evan Thomas, and George Benson in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was... See more »

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Dame Flora Robson


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Short biography in "Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties" by Axel Nissen. See more »

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