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Dinah Sheridan (1920–2012)

Dinah Sheridan was considered the quintessential English rose. With an alertness, elegance and quiet beauty second to none, she won the hearts of war-torn England during WWII. Born Dinah Nadyejda Mec in Hampstead in 1920, her Russian father and German mother were photographers to the Royal Family, by appointment to both the Queen and Queen Mother. ... See full bio »

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 1994 All Night Long (TV Series)
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Dotty Mayhew
- The Prague Sun (1992) ... Dotty Mayhew
 1992 Just Us (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1992)
- Episode #1.6 (1992)
- Episode #1.5 (1992)
- Episode #1.4 (1992)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
 1991 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
The hotel guest
- Hyacinth Tees Off (1991) ... The hotel guest
 1985 The Winning Streak (TV Mini-Series)
Frances Savage
- No Mistakes (1985) ... Frances Savage
- Unexpected Legacy (1985) ... Frances Savage
- Trial Run (1985) ... Frances Savage
- Hot Prospects (1985) ... Frances Savage
- Hollow Victory (1985) ... Frances Savage
 1983 All for Love (TV Series)
Aunt Bevis
- Fireworks for Elspeth (1983) ... Aunt Bevis
 1981 Present Laughter (TV Movie)
Liz Essendine
 1981 Sink or Swim (TV Series)
Lady interviewer
- The Interviewer (1981) ... Lady interviewer
 1980 The Mirror Crack'd
Lady Amanda Ridgeley ('Murder at Midnight')
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
- The Thirteenth Reunion (1980) ... Gwen
 1980 The Swish of the Curtain (TV Series)
Roma Seymore
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Roma Seymore
 1979 Sykes (TV Series)
- The Insurance Money (1979) ... Barmaid
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Mrs. Isobel Hope
- Silver Threads (1975) ... Mrs. Isobel Hope
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Rosemary Forbes
- Episode #1.40 (1974) ... Rosemary Forbes
- Episode #1.39 (1974) ... Rosemary Forbes
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Mrs. Harper Frost
- 30,000 Pieces of Silver: Part 1 (1974) ... Mrs. Harper Frost
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
Susan Meade
- Saturn's Rewards (1974) ... Susan Meade
 1971 Seasons of the Year (TV Series)
- The Three Graces (1971) ... Mama
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Alma Mater (1971) ... Matron
 1970 The Railway Children
Mrs. Waterbury (as Miss Dinah Sheridan)
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Contact (1968) ... Nan
 1953 Genevieve
Wendy McKim
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Eve Canyon
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan
Grace Marston
 1952 The Sound Barrier
Jess Peel
 1950 No Trace
 1950 Blackout
Pat Dale
 1949 Dark Secret
Valerie Merryman
 1948 The Story of Shirley Yorke
Shirly Yorke
 1947 The Hills of Donegal
Eileen Hannay
 1945 Query
Jill Masterick
 1945 For You Alone
Stella White
 1945 The Facts of Love
 1943 Get Cracking
Mary Pemberton
 1942 Salute John Citizen
 1940 Full Speed Ahead
Joan Barrymore
 1938 Merely Mr. Hawkins
Betty Hawkins
 1938 Gallows Glorious (TV Movie) (1939 version)
 1938 Irish and Proud of It
Moira Flaherty
 1937 Father Steps Out
Helen Hardcastle
 1937 Behind Your Back
Kitty Hogan
 1937 Landslide
Dinah Shaw
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Stage: Appeared in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Apple Cart", at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England, with Peter O'Toole, Susannah York, Paul Rogers, Michael Denison, Marius Goring, David Waller, Geoffrey Keen, David King, Dora Bryan, Moira Lister and Bernard Braden in the cast. Val May was the director. See more »

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Miss Dinah Sheridan

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When she started acting, she decided that her surname Mec, pronounced "Mess", would give theatre reviewers too much ammunition, so she chose the stage name Sheridan by looking through the telephone directory. See more »

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