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Penelope Dudley-Ward (1914–1982)

Penelope Dudley-Ward was born on August 4, 1914 in London, England as Penelope Ann Rachel Dudley Ward. She was an actress, known for The Frightened Lady (1940), Major Barbara (1941) and The Citadel (1938). She was married to Carol Reed and Anthony Pelissier. She died on January 22, 1982 in London. See full bio »


(age 67) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Frightened Lady Isla Crane
Major Barbara Sarah Undershaft
The Citadel Toppy LeRoy
Her Man Gilbey Joan Heseltine


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 1944 Her Man Gilbey
Joan Heseltine (as Penelope Ward)
 1944 The Way Ahead
Mrs. Perry (as Penelope Ward)
 1943 Adventure for Two
Ann Tisdall (as Penelope Ward)
 1942 We Serve (Short)
 1942 In Which We Serve
Maureen (as Penelope Dudley Ward)
 1941 Major Barbara
Sarah Undershaft
 1940 The Frightened Lady
Isla Crane (as Penelope Dudley Ward)
 1940 Convoy
 1940 Dangerous Comment (Short)
Mrs. Conway
 1939 Dangerous Cargo
Annette Lestailleur
 1938 The Citadel
Toppy LeRoy (as Penelope Dudley Ward)
 1935 I Stand Condemned
Natasha Kovrin
 1935 Escape Me Never
Fenella McClean

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Alternate Names:

Penelope Dudley Ward | Penelope Ward

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Known for her ladylike presence in classic war-era British film, she abruptly retired following marriage in 1948. See more »



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