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Nora Swinburne (1902–2000)

Known for her genteel ways and stately beauty in tea service drama, British actress Nora Swinburne was born Elinore Johnson on July 24, 1902, in Bath, England. Performing on stage as both actress and dancer from the age of 10, her father, Henry Swinburne Johnson, manufactured toys for a living. She was a member of Clive Currie's Young Players in ... See full bio »


(age 97) in London, England, UK

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 1969 Anne of the Thousand Days
Lady Kingston
 1968 Interlude
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Lady Frazier (uncredited)
 1963 Decision at Midnight
 1960 Conspiracy of Hearts
Sister Tia
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain
Frau Matt
 1958 Female Fiends
Mrs. Friend
 1955 The End of the Affair
Mrs. Bertram
 1954 Betrayed
The Scarf's Mother
 1951 The River
The Mother
 1950 Operation X
Ava Constantin
 1949 Landfall
Admiral's Wife
 1949 Marry Me
Enid Lawson
 1949 Fools Rush In
Angela Dickson
 1948 Quartet
Mrs. Peregrine (segment "The Colonel's Lady")
 1948 The Blind Goddess
Lady Dearing
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Miss Mills
 1946 They Knew Mr. Knight
Celia Blake
 1943 The Man in Grey
Mrs. Fitzherbert (as Norah Swinburne)
 1942 Wings and the Woman
ATA Commandant
 1940 It Happened to One Man
Alice Quair
 1938 Lily of Laguna
Gloria Grey
 1938 The Citadel
Mrs. Thornton
 1937 Dinner at the Ritz
Lady Railton
 1936 Scotland Yard Commands
Lady Anne
 1936 The Gay Adventure
Fay d'Allary
 1936 Jury's Evidence
Mary Trent
 1935 Lend Me Your Husband
Virgie Green
 1934 Boomerang
Elizabeth Stafford
 1934 The Office Wife (Short)
 1933 Too Many Wives
Hilary Wildely
 1933 Perfect Understanding
Lady Stephanie Fitzmaurice
 1932 The Man Who Won
Diana Trenchard
 1932 A Voice Said Goodnight (Short)
Joan Creighton
 1931 Potiphar's Wife
Lady Diana Bromford
 1931 A Man of Mayfair
Elaine Barclay
 1931 These Charming People
Julia Berridge
 1930 The Royal Four-Flusher (Short)
The Queen
 1930 Nay, Nay, Nero (Short)
 1926 One Colombo Night
Jean Caldicott
 1925 A Girl of London
 1924 His Grace Gives Notice
Cynthia Bannock
 1924 The Unwanted
Joyce Mannering
 1923 Hornet's Nest
Lady Rona
 1922 Wee MacGregor's Sweetheart
Jessie Mary
 1921 The Autumn of Pride
Peggy Naylor
 1921 The Fortune of Christina McNab
Christina McNab
 1920 Saved from the Sea
Nancy Brooks
 1920 Branded
Doris Jerningham
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Personal Details

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She acted in Joseph Jefferson Farjeon's play, "No. 17," at the New Theatre in London, England with Leon M. Lion, Nicholas Hannen, Elizabeth Arkell, James Lindsay, Fred Groves, F. Ambrose Flower, and Ronald Simpson in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Norah Swinburne


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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Step-daughter: Rosalind Knight. See more »

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