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Beatrice Varley (1896–1964)

Beatrice Varley was born on July 11, 1896 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She was an actress, known for Room at the Top (1959), Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) and Gone to Earth (1950). She died on July 4, 1964 in Ealing, London, England. See full bio »

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 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
The Old Woman
- Victim (1964) ... The Old Woman
 1957-1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Corbie / Mrs.Beeston / Mrs. Holmes
- A Way of Living (1963) ... Mrs. Corbie
- The Stranger (1960)
- Now Let Him Go (1957) ... Mrs.Beeston
- This Was a Woman (1957) ... Mrs. Holmes
 1956-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs. Grey / Catherine Alan / Martha
- The Eve of St. Marks (1963) ... Mrs. Grey
- Dear Charles (1956) ... Martha
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Clare Bridges
- The Two-Edged Sword (1963) ... Clare Bridges
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Milne
 1963/I Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
Miss. Pinto
- The Liar (1962) ... Miss. Pinto
 1961 Echo of Barbara
Mrs. Roscoe
 1961 Night Without Pity
 1961 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Mrs. Stark
- Episode #1.46 (1961) ... Mrs. Stark
 1960 Kipps (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Kipps
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Mrs. Kipps
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Mrs. Kipps
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Mrs. Kipps
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... Mrs. Kipps
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Mrs. Kipps
 1960 Identity Unknown
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Mrs. Roper
- Escape Route (1960) ... Mrs. Roper
 1959 Portrait of a Sinner
Hotel Manager
 1959 Hilda Lessways (TV Series)
Mrs. Lessways
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Mrs. Lessways
 1959 Room at the Top
 1959 The Nightwatchman's Stories (TV Series)
Bill's wife
- The Castaway (1959) ... Bill's wife
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Sis. Carter
- The Choice (1959) ... Sis. Carter
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Mrs. Upcott
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Mrs. Blundell
- The Inside Chance (1958) ... Mrs. Blundell
 1957-1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- The Italian Maid (1958) ... Mathilda
- The Broach (1957)
 1957 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Dyke / Mrs. Groome
- A Penn'orth of Allsorts (1957) ... Mrs. Dyke
- The Silent House (1957) ... Mrs. Groome
 1957 The Surgeon's Knife
Mrs. Waring
 1957 Hell Drivers
Mrs. Yately - Tom's Mother
 1957 Sea Wife
Elderly Nun
 1950-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Alice Greenleaf / Elizabeth / Mrs. Nettleship / ...
- Gaslight (1957) ... Elizabeth
- The Mistress of Jalna (1954) ... Mrs. Nettleship
- Martine (1952) ... Madame Mervan
 1956 Tiger in the Smoke
Lucy Cash
 1956 A Man from the Sun (TV Movie)
Miss Prior
 1956 The Gentle Touch
Sister Snow
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Landlady (uncredited)
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Mrs. Trent
 1955 As I Was Saying (TV Series)
- A Deal in Diving (1955)
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- Tony (1955) ... Emily
 1955 Terminus (TV Series)
Mrs. Avon
- The Driving Seat (1955) ... Mrs. Avon
 1954 Game of Danger
Mrs. Maxted
 1953 Melba
Aunt Catherine
 1953 Death Goes to School
Miss Hopkinson
 1952 The Wild Heart
Aunt Prowde
 1951 There's Always Juliet (TV Movie)
 1951 Out of True (Short)
Mrs. Green
 1950 She Shall Have Murder
Mrs. Hawthorne
 1950 Gone to Earth
Aunt Prowde
 1950 Paul Temple's Triumph
Mrs. Weston
 1950 The 20 Questions Murder Mystery
Olive Tavy (uncredited)
 1949 The Late Edwina Black (TV Movie)
 1949 Marry Me
Mrs. Perrins
 1949 Adam and Evalyn
Mrs. Parker
 1949 Interlude in Eden (TV Movie)
Clara Scutt
 1948 The Little Ballerina
Mrs. Field
 1948 No Room at the Inn
Mrs. Jarvis (uncredited)
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Mrs. Jenny Martin
 1948 Ma's Bit o' Brass (TV Movie)
Aunt Norah
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Mrs. Rawlings
 1948 As You Are (TV Movie)
Emma Pearson
 1948 The Monkey's Paw (TV Short)
Mrs. White
 1948 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pearce
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
Mrs. Hodgkiss
 1947 Master of Bankdam
Mrs. Pickersgill
 1947 Jassy
Mrs. Wicks
 1947 Holiday Camp
Valerie's Aunt
 1947 So Well Remembered
 1947 I Became a Criminal
Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
 1947 The Upturned Glass
Injured Girl's Mother
 1947 Power Without Glory (TV Movie)
 1946 Bedelia
 1945 Johnny Frenchman
Mrs Tremayne
 1945 The Seventh Veil (uncredited)
 1945 Great Day
Miss Tracy
 1945 Waterloo Road
Mrs. Colter
 1945 The Agitator
Mrs. Shackleton
 1944 A Lady Surrenders
Miss Rossiter
 1944 Welcome, Mr. Washington
 1944 Bees in Paradise
 1944 Men of Rochdale (Short)
Mrs Taylor
 1944 Victory Wedding (Short)
Mrs. Clark
 1943 Millions Like Us
Miss Wells
 1943 I'll Walk Beside You
Miss McKenzie
 1943 The Man in Grey
 1943 We Dive at Dawn
Mrs. Dabbs (uncredited)
 1943 The Bells Go Down
Ma Turk
 1943 Squadron Leader X
Mrs. Krohn
 1943 A Welcome to Britain (Documentary)
Vi (uncredited)
 1943 There's a Future in It (Short)
 1942 Talk About Jacqueline (uncredited)
 1942 Secret Mission
Mrs. Donkin - the British Cook
 1942 A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle
Mrs. Brodie
 1941 South American George
Mrs. Butters
 1941 Rush Hour (Short)
Shopper (uncredited)
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday
Mrs. Mooney (uncredited)
 1939 Poison Pen
Mrs. Jenkins
 1938 The Man with 100 Faces
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1937 The Girl Was Young
Accused Man's Wife in First Court Case (uncredited)
 1937 Oh, Mr. Porter!
Barney's Bar Landlady (uncredited)
 1937 Spring Handicap
Mrs. Tulip
 1936 Tomorrow We Live
Patricia's Mother (uncredited)

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British character actress whose best-known film role as Robert Newton's downtrodden wife of 'Hatter's Castle' (1941), typecast her in similar parts thereafter. During her lengthy career, she portrayed a host of long-suffering housekeepers, landladies or spinster aunts and was Aggie the junk dealer, who supplies a lethal dagger to Michael Gough, proprietor of the 'Horrors of the Black Museum' (... See more »

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