Angela Lansbury (I) (1925–2022)

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Angela Lansbury was born in 1925 into a prominent family of the upper middle class living in the Regent's Park neighborhood of London. Her father was socialist politician Edgar Isaac Lansbury (1887-1935), a member of both the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) and the Labour Party. Edgar served as Honorary Treasurer of the East London ... See full bio »

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The Manchurian Candidate Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin
(1962)
Anastasia The Dowager Empress Marie
(1997)
(1991)
(1971)

Filmography

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 2022 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Angela Lansbury
 2018 Mary Poppins Returns
Balloon Lady
 2018 The Grinch
Mayor McGerkle (voice)
 2017 Little Women (TV Mini Series)
Aunt March
- Part 3 (2017) ... Aunt March
- Part 2 (2017) ... Aunt March
- Part 1 (2017) ... Aunt March
 2014 Great Performances (TV Series)
Miss Daisy Werthan
- Driving Miss Daisy (2014) ... Miss Daisy Werthan
 2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mrs. Van Gundy
 2009 Heidi 4 Paws
Grandmamma (voice)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Mrs. Potts (English version, voice)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Mrs. Potts (English version, voice)
 2005 Nanny McPhee
Aunt Adelaide
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Eleanor Duvall
- Night (2005) ... Eleanor Duvall
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Eleanor Duvall
- Day (2005) ... Eleanor Duvall
 2004 Sing Along Songs: Disney Princess - Once Upon a Dream (Video)
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 2004 The Blackwater Lightship (TV Movie)
Dora
 2003 Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher
 2002 Beauty and the Beast DVD Read-Along (Video short)
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 2002 About Schmidt
Angela Lansbury (voice, uncredited)
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Lady Penelope Berrington
- For All the Tea in China (2002) ... Lady Penelope Berrington
 2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher / Sarah McCullough
 2000 Disney's Beauty and the Beast: Magical Ballroom (Video Game)
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher
 1999 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (TV Movie)
Mrs. Emily Pollifax
 1997 Anastasia
The Dowager Empress Marie (voice)
 1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (Video)
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher
 1996 Mrs. Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Mrs. Santa Claus
 1984-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jessica Fletcher / Emma MacGill
- Death by Demographics (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
- Mrs. Parker's Revenge (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
- What You Don't Know Can Kill You (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
- Race to Death (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
- Southern Double-Cross (1996) ... Jessica Fletcher
 1995 Your Studio and You (Short)
Angela Lansbury (uncredited)
 1992 Mrs 'Arris goes to Paris (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ada Harris
 1992 Mickey's Audition (Short)
Angela Lansbury
 1991 Beauty and the Beast
Mrs. Potts (voice)
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
Agatha McGee
 1990 Newhart (TV Series)
Angela Lansbury
- Lights! Camera! Contractions! (1990) ... Angela Lansbury (uncredited)
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
Penelope Keeling
 1988 Shootdown (TV Movie)
Nan Moore
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Jessica Fletcher
- Novel Connection (1986) ... Jessica Fletcher
 1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV Movie)
Marchesa Allabrandi
 1984 The Company of Wolves
Granny
 1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV Mini Series)
Alice Garrett
- Part 2 (1984) ... Alice Garrett
- Part 1 (1984) ... Alice Garrett
 1984 Lace (TV Mini Series)
Aunt Hortense Boutin
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Aunt Hortense Boutin
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Aunt Hortense Boutin
 1984 A Talent for Murder (TV Movie)
Anne Royce McClain
 1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Amanda Fenwick
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Mini Series)
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
- Part II (1982) ... Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
- Part I (1982) ... Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
 1982 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (TV Movie)
Nellie Lovett
 1982 The Last Unicorn
Mommy Fortuna (voice)
 1980 The Mirror Crack'd
Miss Marple
 1979 The Lady Vanishes
Miss Froy
 1978 Death on the Nile
Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
 1975 The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (TV Movie)
Sister Theresa / Narrator (voice)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Miss Price
 1970 Something for Everyone
Countess Herthe von Ornstein
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Gloria
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Celeste Thurlow
- Leave It to Me (1965) ... Celeste Thurlow
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Elfie van Donck
- The Deadly Toys Affair (1965) ... Elfie van Donck
 1965/I Harlow
Mama Jean Bello
 1964 Dear Heart
Phyllis
 1964 The World of Henry Orient
Isabel Boyd
 1963 In the Cool of the Day
Sybil Logan
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Alvera Dunlear
- Something Crazy's Going on in the Back Room (1963) ... Alvera Dunlear
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin
 1962 All Fall Down
Annabell Willart
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Marguerite Laurier (voice, uncredited)
 1961 Blue Hawaii
Sarah Lee Gates
 1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Mavis Pruitt
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Countess Lina
 1959 Season of Passion
Pearl
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Hazel Wills / Victoria Atkins
- The Grey Nurse Said Nothing (1959) ... Hazel Wills
- Verdict of Three (1958) ... Victoria Atkins
 1958 The Reluctant Debutante
Mabel Claremont
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer
Minnie Littlejohn
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Judith Beresford / Justina Marshall
- The Devil's Brood (1957) ... Judith Beresford
- Bury Me Later (1956) ... Justina Marshall
 1957 Undercurrent (TV Series)
Deborah
- Deborah (1957) ... Deborah
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Flossie Norris / Katy
- The Brown Leather Case (1956) ... Flossie Norris
- The Rarest Stamp (1956) ... Katy
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Vera Wayne
- Claire (1956) ... Vera Wayne
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Joyce
- Instant of Truth (1956) ... Joyce
 1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Deborah
- Deborah (1956) ... Deborah
- Empty Arms (1955)
 1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Jane Pritchard
- The Treasure (1955) ... Mrs. Jane Pritchard
 1956 Please Murder Me!
Myra Leeds
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Laura Ellsworth
- Crisis in Kansas (1956) ... Laura Ellsworth
 1955 The Court Jester
Princess Gwendolyn
 1955 A Lawless Street
Tally Dickenson
 1955 Star Time Playhouse (TV Series)
Regular
 1955 The Purple Mask
Madame Valentine
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Vanessa Peters
- Billy and the Bride (1955) ... Vanessa Peters
 1954-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Hallerton / Joan Robinson
- Madeira, Madeira (1955) ... Mrs. Hallerton
- A String of Beads (1954) ... Joan Robinson
 1955 A Life at Stake
Doris Hillman
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Brenda Jarvis
- The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (1955) ... Brenda Jarvis
 1955 The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (TV Movie)
Brenda Jarvis
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Daphne Rutledge
- The Crime of Daphne Rutledge (1954) ... Daphne Rutledge
 1950-1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Elsa / Tina Rafferty / Lucy Landor / ...
- A Chair for a Lady (1954) ... Elsa
- Stone's Throw (1952) ... Tina Rafferty
- Operation Weekend (1952) ... Lucy Landor
- That Wonderful Night (1950) ... Leslie
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Florie Vandrop
- Storm Swept (1953) ... Florie Vandrop
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lola Walker
- The Ming Lama (1953) ... Lola Walker
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
Joan Dexter
- Dreams Never Lie (1953) ... Joan Dexter
 1950-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Rosie / Christine Manson
- Cakes and Ale (1953) ... Rosie
- The Citadel (1950) ... Christine Manson
 1953 Remains to Be Seen
Valeska Chauvel
 1952 Mutiny
Leslie
 1951 Kind Lady
Mrs. Edwards
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Semadar
 1949 The Red Danube
Audrey Quail
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Queen Anne
 1948 State of the Union
Kay Thorndyke
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Susan Bratten
 1947 If Winter Comes
Mabel Sabre
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Clotilde de Marelle
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
London Specialty
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Dusty Millard
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Em
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Sibyl Vane
 1944 National Velvet
Edwina Brown
 1944 Gaslight
Nancy
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Other Works:

She played Emma Cons in Val May's play, "Tribute to the Lady: An Impression of the Life and Work of Lilian Baylis," in the last National Theatre production and performance at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Albert Finney, Peggy Ashcroft (played Lilian Baylis), Susan Fleetwood (played Sybil Thorndike), Denis Quilley, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Twitter

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Peter Shaw  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Anthony Pullen Shaw | See more »

Parents:

Moyna MacGill | Edgar Lansbury

Relatives:

George Lansbury (grandparent) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being awarded British Damehood] I'm joining a marvelous group of women I greatly admire like Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. It's a lovely thing to be given that nod of approval by your own country and I really cherish it. See more »

Trivia:

From 1989 to 1992, she was the popular spokesperson for Bufferin Aspirin Tablets. See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice. See more »

Nickname:

Angie

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