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Joy Shelton (1922–2000)

Joy Shelton was born on June 3, 1922 in London, England as Joy Winstanley Shelton. She was an actress, known for Designing Women (1948), No Room at the Inn (1948) and The Green Finger (1946). She was married to Sydney Tafler. She died on January 28, 2000 in Surrey, England. See full bio »


(age 77) in Surrey, England, UK

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Designing Women
No Room at the Inn
No Room at the Inn Judith Drave
The Green Finger
The Green Finger Steve Trent
Waterloo Road
Waterloo Road Tillie Colter


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 1993 Paul Merton: The Series (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1993)
 1991 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series)
Miss Borden
- The Darling Buds of May: Part 1 (1991) ... Miss Borden
 1988 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
- Episode #5.5 (1988) ... Marjorie
 1981 Roots (TV Series)
Nettie Solomons
 1975 The Boy Dave (TV Movie)
Mrs Broome
 1973 Helen: A Woman of Today (TV Series)
Leila Rogers
- Stephen (1973) ... Leila Rogers
- Carole (1973) ... Leila Rogers
 1973 Z Cars (TV Series)
Betty Preston
- Cadet (1973) ... Betty Preston
 1969 Barrister at Law (TV Movie)
Mrs. Trevelyan
 1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Marion Reynolds
- English - Born and Bred (1968) ... Marion Reynolds
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Mrs. Lord
- A Cup of Tea with the Fullers (1967) ... Mrs. Lord
 1964 Television Club (TV Series)
 1963 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Ann Marshall
- Thread of Evidence (1963) ... Ann Marshall
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
- The Wall (1963)
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
- The Book Bag (1962)
 1962 Damn the Defiant!
Mrs. Crawford
 1961 Anna Karenina (TV Movie)
Second lady
 1960-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Frau Steinhausen / Kate Mason
- Death by Choice (1961) ... Frau Steinhausen
- The Man Who Could Find Things (1960) ... Kate Mason
 1961 Loss of Innocence
Mrs. Grey
 1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Marsh
- Never Dine with Dead Men (1961) ... Mrs. Marsh
 1961 Five Golden Hours
Lady Guest
 1960 Beware of Children
Mrs. Rockbottom
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Percival / Obstetrician / Judge / ...
- Dream Girl (1960) ... Dr. Percival / Obstetrician / Judge / ...
 1955 Channel Nine (TV Short)
 1954 Clementina (TV Series)
Lady Featherstone
- For the Sake of a Throne (1954) ... Lady Featherstone
 1954 Impulse
Elizabeth Curtis
 1953 The New Morality (TV Movie)
Alice Meyne
 1953 Norman Conquest
Pixie Everard
 1952 The Hundred Hour Hunt
Laura Bishop
 1951 What Happens to Love (TV Movie)
 1950 Midnight Episode
Mrs. Arnold
 1950 Bright Shadow (TV Movie)
Lesley Dereham
 1950 Once a Sinner
Vera Lamb
 1950 Off the Record (TV Movie)
Jane Godfrey
 1949 The Silver Cord (TV Movie)
 1948 No Room at the Inn
Judith Drave
 1948 Frieda (TV Movie)
Mrs. Judy Dawson
 1948 Uneasy Terms
 1948 Designing Women (Documentary short)
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra (TV Mini-Series)
Hazel Niles
- Part 2 (1947) ... Hazel Niles
- Part 1 (1947) ... Hazel Niles
 1945 Waterloo Road
Tillie Colter
 1944 Bees in Paradise
 1943 Millions Like Us

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She acted in Enid Bagnold's play, "The Chalk Garden," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Gladys Cooper, Joan Greenwood, Michael Goodliffe, Peter Bayliss, and Vanessa Miles in the cast. William Chappell was director.

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Pretty 1940s and 1950s Brit radio and film actress who started off promisingly in war-era films playing docile, ladylike co-stars but remained on the periphery of stardom despite the high calibre of her movies. Made six films with actor/husband Sydney Tafler, including No Room at the Inn (1948) and Once a Sinner (1950). Their daughter Jennifer Tafler also appeared in movies, and third child ... See more »

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