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Kathleen Byron (1921–2009)


Kathleen Byron trained for the stage at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, beginning her work in the movies soon after she finished her training. Her early work with Michael Powell made her name in the UK. She went to Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s but found it difficult to break into the US productions. Mainly because although everyone greatly ... See full bio »

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Known For

Saving Private Ryan Old Mrs. Ryan
(1998)
Black Narcissus Sister Ruth
(1947)
Emma Mrs Goddard
(1996)
(1949)

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 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series)
Edith
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Edith
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Edith
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Edith
 2001 In a Land of Plenty (TV Series)
Agatha
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Agatha
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Agatha
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Agatha
 2000 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Molly Rysinski
- War Stories (2000) ... Molly Rysinski
 2000 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Daphne
- Cunning Old Fox (2000) ... Daphne
 1989-1999 Casualty (TV Series)
Lizzie Burnley / Mrs. Anderson / Avril Maitland
- To Have and to Hold (1999) ... Lizzie Burnley
- Riders on the Storm (1993) ... Mrs. Anderson
- Charity (1989) ... Avril Maitland
 1999 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Dorothea Pike
- Strangler's Wood (1999) ... Dorothea Pike
 1998 Diary (Short)
 1998 Saving Private Ryan
Old Mrs. Ryan
 1998 Les Misérables
Mother Superior
 1997 Frighteners (TV Series)
Bessie Hammond
- Rose Cottage (1997) ... Bessie Hammond
 1996 Emma
Mrs Goddard
 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs Marker
- The Golden Pince-Nez (1994) ... Mrs Marker
 1992 Moon and Son (TV Series)
Agnes Burley
- Nearly Dearly Departed (1992) ... Agnes Burley
 1991 The Bill (TV Series)
Mrs. Macinally
- A Corporal of Horse (1991) ... Mrs. Macinally
 1990 Portrait of a Marriage (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Carnock
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Lady Carnock
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Lady Carnock
 1989 Gentlemen and Players (TV Series)
Aunt Millicent
- Inside Track (1989) ... Aunt Millicent
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Anne Marie
- Thunder Rock (1985) ... Anne Marie
 1985 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Laura Deverill
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Laura Deverill
 1984 Love and Marriage (TV Series)
Marian
- Dearly Beloved (1984) ... Marian
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Madame Savinkova
- The Trust (1983) ... Madame Savinkova
 1982 Take Three Women (TV Series)
Headmistress
- Kate, Avril and Victoria (1982) ... Headmistress
 1982 Nancy Astor (TV Mini-Series)
Edith Cunard
- The Passenger on the Ocean Liner (1982) ... Edith Cunard
 1981 From a Far Country
Tadek's Mother
 1980-1981 Together (TV Series)
Martha Finch
- Episode #2.26 (1981) ... Martha Finch
- Episode #2.25 (1981) ... Martha Finch
- Episode #2.24 (1981) ... Martha Finch
- Episode #2.23 (1981) ... Martha Finch
- Episode #2.22 (1981) ... Martha Finch
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Daphne Martin
- Unity (1981) ... Daphne Martin
 1981 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
Juliana Tesman
 1976-1980 Angels (TV Series)
Sister Dawson / Mrs. Sheppard
- Episode #6.23 (1980) ... Sister Dawson
- Episode #6.21 (1980) ... Sister Dawson
- Coming to Terms (1976) ... Mrs. Sheppard
 1980 The Elephant Man
Lady Waddington
 1979 Minder (TV Series)
Mrs. Hurst
- The Bounty Hunter (1979) ... Mrs. Hurst
 1979 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Irene Madden
- Episode #1.514 (1979) ... Irene Madden
- Episode #1.513 (1979) ... Irene Madden
- Episode #1.512 (1979) ... Irene Madden
- Episode #1.511 (1979) ... Irene Madden
 1979 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Clonemaster Fen
- Weapon (1979) ... Clonemaster Fen
 1974-1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Anne Sutcliffe / Mary Holt / Margaret Ellen Povey
- Beyond the Limits: Part 1 (1979) ... Anne Sutcliffe
- A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing: Part 1 (1977) ... Mary Holt
- A Case of Murder: Part 1 (1974) ... Margaret Ellen Povey
 1979 General Hospital (TV Series)
Principal Nursing Officer Milner
- The Buck Stops Where? (1979) ... Principal Nursing Officer Milner
 1978 An Englishman's Castle (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Ingram
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Mrs. Ingram
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Mrs. Ingram
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Mrs. Ingram
 1968-1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Green / Miss Harvey
- Forty Weeks (1978) ... Mrs. Green
- Countercrime (1968) ... Miss Harvey
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Mrs. Turner
- Everest Was Also Conquered (1978) ... Mrs. Turner
 1977 Secret Army (TV Series)
Madame Celeste Lekeu / Mme. Celeste Lekeu
- Good Friday (1977) ... Madame Celeste Lekeu
- Bait (1977) ... Mme. Celeste Lekeu
 1977 The Upchat Line (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
- One Good Turn (1977) ... Mrs. Johnson
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Elsbeth Lawrence
- Night of the Marionettes (1977) ... Elsbeth Lawrence
 1977 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Moffat
- Domestic (1977) ... Mrs. Moffat
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Mrs. Hamilton
- Almost Tomorrow (1977) ... Mrs. Hamilton
 1976 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Sarah Westmore
- Invasion of Privacy (1976) ... Sarah Westmore
- Islands in the Heartline (1976) ... Sarah Westmore
 1976 Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood
Katherine of Locksley
 1975 Anne of Avonlea (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Lavendar
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Miss Lavendar
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Miss Lavendar
 1975 North & South (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Hale
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Mrs. Hale
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Mrs. Hale
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Mrs. Hale
 1975 Comedy Premiere (TV Series)
Vera Forrester
- Honey (1975) ... Vera Forrester
 1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Amanda Retford
- We're the Bosses Now (1975) ... Amanda Retford
 1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Colonel's Wife
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Wendy Keble
- Pie in the Sky (1975) ... Wendy Keble
 1975 Edward the King (TV Mini-Series)
Princess Christian / Queen Louise of Denmark
- The Invisible Queen (1975) ... Queen Louise of Denmark
- A Hundred Thousand Welcomes (1975) ... Princess Christian
- Alix (1975) ... Princess Christian
 1974 The Little Mermaid (TV Movie)
Queen
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Jane Stirling
- Resolution (1974) ... Jane Stirling
- Sonata (1974) ... Jane Stirling
 1974 Heidi (TV Mini-Series)
Brigitta
- Episode #1.6 (1974) ... Brigitta
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... Brigitta
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Brigitta
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Brigitta
 1974 The Abdication
Queen Mother
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Janice Maxwell-Brody
- Episode #1.64 (1974) ... Janice Maxwell-Brody
- Episode #1.63 (1974) ... Janice Maxwell-Brody
 1974 Craze
Muriel Sharp
 1969-1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Visitors (1973) ... Sylvia
 1973 The Brontës of Haworth (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Wooler
- Silent Is the House (1973) ... Miss Wooler
 1973 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Connolly
- The Family (1973) ... Mrs. Connolly
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Miss Lyle
- The Mystery of the Amber Beads (1973) ... Miss Lyle
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
Viv
- The New Life (1973) ... Viv
 1973 Menace (TV Series)
Madame Ordine
- The Haunting (1973) ... Madame Ordine
 1973 Nothing But the Night
Dr. Rose
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Agnes Baden-Powell
- Baden-Powell (1972) ... Agnes Baden-Powell
 1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- On Call (1972) ... Elizabeth
 1972 The Golden Bowl (TV Mini-Series)
Fanny Assingham
- End Game (1972) ... Fanny Assingham
- Maggie (1972) ... Fanny Assingham
- Fanny (1972) ... Fanny Assingham
- Charlotte (1972) ... Fanny Assingham
- Mr. Verver (1972) ... Fanny Assingham
 1972 The Moonstone (TV Series)
Lady Verinder
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... Lady Verinder
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... Lady Verinder
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Lady Verinder
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
Mrs. Exton
 1971 Twins of Evil
Katy Weil
 1971 Private Road
Mrs. Halpern
 1965-1970 The Worker (TV Series)
Miss Giles / Her Ladyship / Mother / ...
- Ma Chandelle, Est Morte (1970) ... Miss Giles
- Breed in for Speed, Breed Out for Stamina (1970) ... Her Ladyship
- I Just Don't Want to Get Involved (1965) ... Mother
- Little Tom (1965) ... Mrs. Bullock
- Eight and Thrupence (1965) ... Susan
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Mrs. Fairley
- Mr Wallace Predicts (1970) ... Mrs. Fairley
 1969 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Mrs. Chapman
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Lily
- Stop Acting (1969) ... Lily
 1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Miss Faversham
- Pandora (1969) ... Miss Faversham
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
Hannah Strickland
- You're Under Starter's Orders (1969) ... Hannah Strickland
 1968 Hammerhead
Lady Calvert
 1968 The Portrait of a Lady (TV Series)
Countess Gemini
- Revelations (1968) ... Countess Gemini
- Dissensions (1968) ... Countess Gemini
- Decisions (1968) ... Countess Gemini
- Schemes (1968) ... Countess Gemini
 1965-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Woman / Miss Stewart
- The Playground (1967) ... Woman
- The Navigators (1965) ... Miss Stewart
 1967 Who Is Sylvia? (TV Series)
Mrs. Proudpiece
- Our Lovers Meet (1967) ... Mrs. Proudpiece
- The Man who Couldn't Hold his Peace (1967) ... Mrs. Proudpiece
- The Man from C.L.U.N.K. (1967) ... Mrs. Proudpiece
- I Am the Queen, All Bow Down (1967) ... Mrs. Proudpiece
- The Three Dreaded Faces of Eve (1967) ... Mrs. Proudpiece
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
Sylvie
- The Putty Man (1966) ... Sylvie
 1966 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Mrs. Grey
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Mrs. Grey
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Mrs. Grey
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Mrs. Grey
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Eve Price
- Play to Win (1966) ... Eve Price
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series)
Adeta
- The Court of Love (1965) ... Adeta
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Captain Ruth Childers
- The Case of the Fourth Visitor (1964) ... Captain Ruth Childers
 1959-1963 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Margaret de la Roux
- Episode #1.578 (1963) ... Margaret de la Roux
- Episode #1.576 (1963) ... Margaret de la Roux
- Episode #1.575 (1963) ... Margaret de la Roux
- Episode #1.436 (1961) ... Margaret de la Roux
- Episode #1.432 (1961) ... Margaret de la Roux
 1962 Burn, Witch, Burn
Evelyn Sawtelle
 1961 Design for Murder (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Carr
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Caroline Chesney
- All My Own Work (1961) ... Caroline Chesney
 1961 Hand in Hand
Mrs. O'Malley
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Deirdre
- Name, Date and Place (1961) ... Deirdre
 1960 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Nurse Lemoine
- The Whitley Case (1960) ... Nurse Lemoine
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Rhoda Blair
- Not Proven (1957) ... Rhoda Blair
 1956 Othello
Desdemona (English version, voice)
 1955-1956 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Helen Kervan / Janet Tedford
- Cocktail Girl (1956) ... Helen Kervan
- Nell Gwynn's Tear (1955) ... Janet Tedford
 1955 Handcuffs, London
Janet Tedford
 1955 Secret Venture
Renee L'Epine
 1954 Profile
Margot
 1954 Star of My Night
Eve Malone
 1953 Young Bess
Ann Seymour
 1952 My Death Is a Mockery
Helen Bradley
 1951 Tom Brown's Schooldays
Mrs. Brown
 1951 Four Days
Lucienne Templar
 1951 I'll Never Forget You
Duchess of Devonshire
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Arlette de Balzamann
 1951 Life in Her Hands
Ann Peters
 1951 Scarlet Thread
Josephine
 1950 Prelude to Fame
Signora Anne Bondini
 1950 The Inheritance
Mme. Annette de Chevreaux
 1949 Madness of the Heart
Verite Faimont
 1949 Hour of Glory
Susan
 1947 Black Narcissus
Sister Ruth
 1946 A Matter of Life and Death
An Angel
 1943 The Silver Fleet
Schoolmistress
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
Millicent Grey (uncredited)
 1938 Climbing High
Model on Sofa After Pie Fight (uncredited)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
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(8/48) Radio: Appeared (as "June") in a BBC Radio broadcast of "A Matter of Life and Death".

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her film debut] While I was still at the Old Vic Drama School I came up to London to try and find an agent; I met John Gliddon, who was Deborah Kerr's agent, and he sent me to see the people who were doing The Young Mr. Pitt (1942). They gave me a part and, after that, I used to go around saying 'I had two lines opposite Robert Donat!'. I did very little after that because of the war and I ... See more »

Trivia:

In the mid-'60s she suffered a broken pelvis and several broken ribs in a car accident which kept her out of British films. After recovering she was frequently cast in matriarchal roles predominantly on TV. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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