Honor Blackman (1925–2020)


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Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure cannot be denied. One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End, to Edith Eliza (Stokes), a homemaker, and Frederick Thomas Blackman, a statistician employed with the civil service. She received ... See full bio »

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Known For

Goldfinger Pussy Galore
(1964)
The Avengers Catherine Gale
(1962-1964)
Bridget Jones's Diary Penny Husbands-Bosworth
(2001)

Filmography

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 2015 You, Me & Them (TV Series)
Rose Walker
- The Other Mother (2015) ... Rose Walker
 2013 By Any Means (TV Mini Series)
Celia Butler
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Celia Butler
 2013 Casualty (TV Series)
Agatha Kirkpatrick
- Bedside Manners (2013) ... Agatha Kirkpatrick
 2012 Money for Old Rope (Short)
Doris
 2012 Cockneys vs Zombies
Peggy
 2012 I, Anna
Joan
 2010 Reuniting the Rubins
Gran Rubin
 2009 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Constance Evergreen
- Episode #4.3 (2009) ... Constance Evergreen
 2007 Sound (TV Movie)
Danny's gran
 2005 Summer Solstice (TV Movie)
Countess Lucinda Reeves
 2005 Color Me Kubrick
Madam
 2005 New Tricks (TV Series)
Kitty Campbell
- Old and Cold (2005) ... Kitty Campbell
 2004 Girl Afraid (Short)
 2004 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Rula Romanoff
- Episode #1.5849 (2004) ... Rula Romanoff
- Episode #1.5850 (2004) ... Rula Romanoff
- Episode #1.5846 (2004) ... Rula Romanoff
- Episode #1.5844 (2004) ... Rula Romanoff
- Episode #1.5845 (2004) ... Rula Romanoff
 2004 Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown
Madeline Dubouir
 2004 Revolver (TV Series)
Mother
- Episode #1.6 (2004) ... Mother
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Mother
 2003 The Royal (TV Series)
Mrs. Lyons
- One of Those Days (2003) ... Mrs. Lyons
- Wishing and Hoping (2003) ... Mrs. Lyons
- Snakes and Ladders (2003) ... Mrs. Lyons
 2003 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Isobel Hewitt
- A Talent for Life (2003) ... Isobel Hewitt
 2002 The American Embassy (TV Series)
Mrs. Wellington
- Agent Provocateur (2002) ... Mrs. Wellington
 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Mini Series)
Jules - Jack's Secretary
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Jules - Jack's Secretary
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Jules - Jack's Secretary
 2001 Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (TV Series)
Transeet Van Eyre
- Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust (2001) ... Transeet Van Eyre
 2001 The Armando Iannucci Shows (TV Series)
Ivy Diner
- Mortality (2001) ... Ivy Diner (uncredited)
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary
Penny Husbands-Bosworth
 2000 The Sight (TV Movie)
Margaret Smith
 2000 Doctors (TV Series)
Rachel Knott
- A Helping Hand (2000) ... Rachel Knott
 1999 To Walk with Lions
Joy Adamson
 1998 Tale of the Mummy
Captain Shea
 1990-1996 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Laura West / Laura
- Oh Baby, Oh Baby (1996) ... Laura West
- A Couple of Charlies (1996) ... Laura West
- Nobody's Child (1996) ... Laura West
- The Chunnel of Love (1996) ... Laura West
- In Marriage We Trust (1996) ... Laura West
 1994 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short)
Mrs. Medlock
- The Secret Garden (1994) ... Mrs. Medlock (voice)
 1989 Voice of the Heart (TV Movie)
Doris Asterman
 1987 Crossbow (TV Series)
Blonde Noblewoman
- The Bet (1987) ... Blonde Noblewoman
 1986 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Professor Lasky
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Twelve (1986) ... Professor Lasky
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Eleven (1986) ... Professor Lasky
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Ten (1986) ... Professor Lasky
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Nine (1986) ... Professor Lasky
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Helen Spender
- Minder on the Orient Express (1985) ... Helen Spender
 1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV Mini Series)
Madam Ursula Schumann
- Part 2 (1984) ... Madam Ursula Schumann
- Part 1 (1984) ... Madam Ursula Schumann
 1984 Lace (TV Mini Series)
Selma
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Selma
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Selma
 1983 Partners in Crime (TV Mini Series)
Rita Vandemeyer
- The Secret Adversary (1983) ... Rita Vandemeyer
 1983 In Performance (TV Series)
Juno / Empress Eugenie
- Orpheus in the Underworld (1983) ... Juno / Empress Eugenie
 1981-1982 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Veronica Barton
- Blood Brothers (1982) ... Veronica Barton
- As Young as You Feel (1982) ... Veronica Barton
- Father of the Groom (1981) ... Veronica Barton
- A Night at the Opera (1981) ... Veronica Barton
- Of Meissen Men (1981) ... Veronica Barton
 1982 Holding the Fort (TV Series)
Lavinia Cattermole
- Otherwise Engaged (1982) ... Lavinia Cattermole
 1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jean Frazer Allardyce
- Heart to Heart: Part 1 (1979) ... Jean Frazer Allardyce
 1978 The Cat and the Canary
Susan Sillsby
 1977-1978 Robin's Nest (TV Series)
Marion Nicholls
- Love & Marriage (1978) ... Marion Nicholls
- The Maternal Triangle (1977) ... Marion Nicholls
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Lady Harriet
- Wind of Change (1977) ... Lady Harriet
 1977 Age of Innocence
Mrs. Boswell
 1976 To the Devil a Daughter
Anna Fountain
 1974-1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini Series)
Margaret Stevenson
- The Rebel (1975) ... Margaret Stevenson
- The Ambassador (1974) ... Margaret Stevenson
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Lillian Stanhope
- Dagger of the Mind (1972) ... Lillian Stanhope
 1972 Boney (TV Series)
Mary Answorth
- Boney in Venom House (1972) ... Mary Answorth
 1971 Something Big
Mary Anna Morgan
 1971 Fright
Helen Lloyd
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Gillian groome
- Visit from a Stranger (1970) ... Gillian groome
 1970 The Virgin and the Gypsy
Mrs. Fawcett
 1970 The Last Grenade
Katherine Whiteley
 1970 London Affair
Mummy
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Bethany Cromwell
- An Agent of the Plaintiff (1969) ... Bethany Cromwell
 1968 The Last Roman
Amalaswintha
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Lena Hamilton
- The Explorer (1968) ... Lena Hamilton
 1968 A Twist of Sand
Julie Chambois
 1968 Shalako
Lady Daggett
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Anne
- Recount (1968) ... Anne
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Jane & Jill Marriott
- The Wide Open Door (1967) ... Jane & Jill Marriott
 1956-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Liz Essendine / Louise Rogers
- Present Laughter (1967) ... Liz Essendine
- I Killed the Count (1956) ... Louise Rogers
 1966 Moment to Moment
Daphne Fields
 1965 Life at the Top
Norah Hauxley
 1965 The Secret of My Success
Lily, Baroness von Lukenberg
 1964 Goldfinger
Pussy Galore
 1962-1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Catherine Gale
- Lobster Quadrille (1964) ... Catherine Gale
- Esprit De Corps (1964) ... Catherine Gale
- Concerto (1964) ... Catherine Gale
- The Charmers (1964) ... Catherine Gale
- The Outside-In Man (1964) ... Catherine Gale
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Pauline Stone
- The Arrow of God (1962) ... Pauline Stone
 1962 Serena
Ann Rogers
 1962 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Laura
- The Princess (1962) ... Laura
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Diana / Rauch
- The Men from Yesterday (1961) ... Diana
- Destination Buenos Aires (1961) ... Rauch
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Sue Brooks
- The Frame (1961) ... Sue Brooks
 1961 A Matter of WHO
Sister Bryan
 1961 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Flag-seller
- Rally Round the Flag (1961) ... Flag-seller
 1961 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Lady Cambroke
- King Charles' Head (1961) ... Lady Cambroke
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Joan Bernard
- Colonel Rodriguez (1960) ... Joan Bernard
 1960 The Third Man (TV Series)
Maureen
- The Widow Who Wasn't (1960) ... Maureen
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Nicole
- The Moment of Truth (1960) ... Nicole
- The Grandmother (1960) ... Nicole
- The Princess (1960) ... Nicole
- The Miracle of St. Phillipe (1960) ... Nicole
- The Man in the Road (1960) ... Nicole
 1960 Suspense (TV Series)
Diana
- Point of Honour (1960) ... Diana
 1959 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Iris Cope
- Episode #1.15 (1959) ... Iris Cope
- Episode #1.14 (1959) ... Iris Cope
- Episode #1.12 (1959) ... Iris Cope
- Episode #1.9 (1959) ... Iris Cope
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Iris Cope
 1954-1958 The Vise (TV Series)
Sally Evans / Syd Lewis / Helen Stone / ...
- The Lady Doesn't Scare (1958) ... Sally Evans
- Deep in the Heart of Chelsea (1957) ... Syd Lewis
- Dead Man's Evidence (1955) ... Helen Stone
- Set a Murderer (1954) ... Paula Hickson
 1958 African Patrol (TV Series)
Pat Murray / Grace Bowler / Isobel Thorne
- The Sickness (1958) ... Pat Murray
- The Trek (1958) ... Grace Bowler
- A Witness to Murder (1958) ... Isobel Thorne
 1958 The Square Peg
Lesley Cartland
 1958 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Katherine
- Blind Justice (1958) ... Katherine
 1958 A Night to Remember
Mrs. Liz Lucas
 1957 Hour of Mystery (TV Series)
Mary Redox
- One Must Die (1957) ... Mary Redox
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Elizabeth Vernon
- The Patient in Room 21 (1957) ... Elizabeth Vernon
 1957 Account Rendered
Sarah Hayward
 1957 Danger List (Short)
Gillian Freeman
 1957 Suspended Alibi
Lynn Pearson
 1957 You Pay Your Money
Susie Westlake
 1957 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Mary Allen
- The Open and Shut Case (1957) ... Mary Allen
 1956 The Three Musketeers (TV Series)
Charlotte Brion / Yvonne
- The Silent Witness (1956) ... Charlotte Brion
- The King's Trump (1956) ... Yvonne
 1956 Breakaway
Paula Grant / Paula Jackson
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Kathy
- The Way Home (1956) ... Kathy
 1956 Flame in the Forest (TV Movie)
Christine Gould
 1956 The Infinite Shoeblack (TV Movie)
Mary
 1955 The Glass Tomb
Jenny Pelham
 1955 The Delavine Affair
Maxine Banner
 1954 Diplomatic Passport
Marcelle
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket
Monica
 1954 The Fifth Season (TV Movie)
Lorraine McKay
 1953 Little Red Monkey (TV Movie)
Jocelyn Cullum
 1952 Come Die My Love
Eva
 1951 Green Grow the Rushes
Meg Cuffley
 1951 Joseph Proctor's Money (TV Movie)
Ruth Marsh
 1950 So Long at the Fair
Rhoda O'Donovan
 1949 Diamond City
Mary Hart
 1949 Conspirator
Joyce
 1949 A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
Susie Bates
 1948 Quartet
Paula (segment "The Alien Corn")
 1948 Daughter of Darkness
Julie Tallent
 1947 Fame Is the Spur
Emma (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Robert Nichols' play, "Komuso," at the Arts Theatre in London, England with Marie Burke, Peter Copley, Michael Warre, and Paul Eddington in the cast. Guy Verney was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 12 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Maurice Kaufmann  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Lottie Kaufmann | See more »

Parents:

Frederick Blackman

Relatives:

Ken Blackman (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Shalako (1968)]: It was almost the worst film I've ever made, from the point of view of pleasure. Edward Dmytryk had just come off the blacklist, so he had a lot to prove and was tense. Eric Sykes was going through a terribly deaf period. Brigitte Bardot they didn't dare leave alone, in case she committed suicide. Stephen Boyd was going through a religious conversion and used to come in each ... See more »

Trivia:

Has been openly critical of Sean Connery, whom she claims accepted a knighthood from a country where he makes no financial contribution. See more »

Trademark:

Two moles on left cheek See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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