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Agnes Bernelle (1923–1999)

Agnes Bernelle was born on March 7, 1923 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress and writer, known for The Good Companions (1957), Still Life (1999) and An Awfully Big Adventure (1995). She was married to Desmond Leslie. She died on February 15, 1999 in Dublin, Ireland. See full bio »


(age 75) in Dublin, Ireland

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Known For

The Good Companions Ethel Georgia
Still Life Old woman
The Great Train Robbery Woman on Platform


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 1999/I Still Life (Short)
Old woman
 1999 The Ambassador (TV Series)
Earnest matron
- Vacant Possession (1999) ... Earnest matron
 1998 Sweety Barrett
Mrs. Walsh
 1997 Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs (TV Movie)
Mrs. Billings
 1997 Trick or Treat (Short)
 1996 Giving Tongue (TV Movie)
Winnie Hawcock
 1996 Pteranodon (Short)
 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure
Mrs. Ackerly
 1991 Hear My Song
 1990 Corkscrew (Short)
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
Irish Waitress
 1990 Hard Shoulder (TV Movie)
Bar Proprietor
 1988 Echoes (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Landlady
 1986 The Fantasist
Mrs. O'Malley
 1986 Die Wächter (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Talbot
- Besuch in der Nacht (1986) ... Mrs. Talbot
- Zeit der Verschwörer (1986) ... Mrs. Talbot
- Ein junger Herr aus Nepal (1986) ... Mrs. Talbot
- Ein Reiter in der Sonne (1986) ... Mrs. Talbot (credit only)
 1986 Bluebell (TV Series)
Madame Duchamp
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Madame Duchamp
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Madame Duchamp
 1985 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
Miss Quigley
- The Muse in Skebawn (1985) ... Miss Quigley
 1983 The Country Girls (TV Movie)
 1983 Caught in a Free State (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Medium
 1978 The Great Train Robbery
Woman on Platform
 1962 The Quare Fellow
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Cartright
- His Polyvinyl Girl (1961) ... Miss Cartright
 1957 The Good Companions
Ethel Georgia
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Claire Madison
- They Came by Night (1956) ... Claire Madison
 1956 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1956)
 1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
- Dead or Alive (1955) ... Countess
 1955 Secret File, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Helene van Loon
- Mission Chopin (1955) ... Helene van Loon
 1950 Stick 'Em Up (as Agnes Burnelle)
 1950 Stranger at My Door
Laura Riordan
 1950 Over the Garden Wall
Val Westwood
 1950 Tony Draws a Horse
1st Bridesmaid
 1948 But Not in Vain
Mary Meyer
 1948 Another Shore
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1947 Woman to Woman
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She was the voice of 'Vicki' for the British Political Warfare Executive, broadcasting disinformation (over a 500 kilowatt transmitter code named Aspidistra) and sowing dissent in the German ranks. She worked on air with journalist Sefton Delmer, Future James Bond creator Ian Fleming, and Otto John who had come to work on the ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Agnes Bernelle-Bernauer | Agnes Burnelle


5' 5" (1.65 m)


Desmond Leslie  (divorced)  (3 children)

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Appearing off-Broadway in the American premiere of 'Downfall of the egotist Johann Fatzer' (1978), an adaptation of an unfinished play by Brecht, Bernelle performed songs composed for the production and woven into Brecht's script. See more »

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