Vanda Godsell (1922–1990)


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Vanda Godsell was born on November 17, 1922 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England as Nancy Evelyn Godsell. She was an actress, known for The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), A Shot in the Dark (1964) and The Earth Dies Screaming (1964). She was married to Alan J Orchard and George Selway. She died on April 2, 1990 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 67) in London, England, UK

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(1976)
A Shot in the Dark Madame LaFarge
(1964)
The Earth Dies Screaming Violet Courtland
(1964)
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Filmography

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 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini Series)
Woman
- An Affair with a Married Woman (1983) ... Woman
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Queenie
- Looking for Micky (1982) ... Queenie
 1980 Cowboys (TV Series)
Mrs. Hill
- Black Day at Bad Rock (1980) ... Mrs. Hill
 1979 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Elsie Unsworth
- The Legacy (1979) ... Elsie Unsworth
 1975-1978 I Didn't Know You Cared (TV Series)
Mrs. Partington / Mrs Partington
- The Last Tram (1978) ... Mrs. Partington
- Paradise Lost (1978) ... Mrs. Partington
- A Bleak Day (1978) ... Mrs. Partington
- Party Games (1978) ... Mrs Partington
- Good Wood, God! (1976) ... Mrs. Partington
 1977 Rough Justice (TV Mini Series)
Angela May Brownes
- Irretrievable Breakdown (1977) ... Angela May Brownes
 1977 Hazlitt in Love (TV Movie)
Edinburgh prostitute
 1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Mrs. Leverlilly
 1975 Kim & Co. (TV Series)
Mrs. Hansen
- Doublecross (1975) ... Mrs. Hansen
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Mrs. Dickson
- The Fifty Pound Note (1975) ... Mrs. Dickson
 1974 Pianorama (Short)
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Amy Cooper
- Reckoning Day (1973) ... Amy Cooper
 1973 Full House (TV Series documentary)
Maria in On the High Road
- Episode #1.22 (1973) ... Maria in On the High Road
 1973 Bless This House (TV Series)
Virginia
- Tea for Two and Four for Tea (1973) ... Virginia
 1963-1973 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Hartley / Mona Hodson
- Big Jake (1973) ... Mrs. Hartley
- All Up by Seven (1963) ... Mona Hodson
 1972 General Hospital (TV Series)
Edith Bishop
- Episode #1.22 (1972) ... Edith Bishop
- Episode #1.21 (1972) ... Edith Bishop
- Episode #1.20 (1972) ... Edith Bishop
- Episode #1.18 (1972) ... Edith Bishop
- Episode #1.16 (1972) ... Edith Bishop
 1971 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Madame Leclerc
- Louis (1971) ... Madame Leclerc
 1971 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
Mary Appleton
- You Will Go to the Ball, Manny Cohen (1971) ... Mary Appleton
 1970 A Touch of the Other
Angela
 1966-1969 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Katie Heenan
- Episode #1.430 (1969) ... Katie Heenan
- Episode #1.429 (1969) ... Katie Heenan
- Episode #1.428 (1969) ... Katie Heenan
- Episode #1.427 (1969) ... Katie Heenan
- Episode #1.426 (1969) ... Katie Heenan
 1966 Who Killed the Cat?
Eleanor Trellington
 1966 The Wrong Box
Mrs. Goodge
 1966 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Alison Canning
- Hear No Evil (1966) ... Alison Canning
 1965 Dateline Diamonds
Mrs. Jenkins
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Ida Lewis
- The Man with the Big Feet (1964) ... Ida Lewis
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Charlotte Borgman
- To Catch a Tiger (1964) ... Charlotte Borgman
 1964 The Earth Dies Screaming
Violet Courtland
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Mrs. Herriot
- The Rescue of Pluffles (1964) ... Mrs. Herriot
 1964 Escape by Night
Mrs. Grey-Simmons
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Betty Cleaves
- The Achilles Heel (1964) ... Betty Cleaves
 1964 The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Quorn
- Spring at the Winged Horse (1964) ... Mrs. Quorn
 1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
Miss Muffin
- A Question in Ice (1964) ... Miss Muffin
 1964 A Shot in the Dark
Madame LaFarge
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Dagmar Candour
- Death in Ecstasy (1964) ... Dagmar Candour
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Mrs. Whibley
- The Case of the Dumb Witness (1964) ... Mrs. Whibley
 1962-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Margaret / Rosie / Mrs. Boone
- Finger on the Balance (1964) ... Margaret
- The Travelling Man (1963) ... Rosie
- Murder in Shorthand (1962) ... Mrs. Boone
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Prudence
- The Lady of the Camellias (1964) ... Prudence
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Tina Ourley
- The Rough Diamonds (1963) ... Tina Ourley
 1963 The Victors
Nurse (uncredited)
 1963 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Perry / Rosie Brown / Rosie Shaw-Brown
- Thicker Than Water (1963) ... Mrs. Perry
- The End of the Trail (1963) ... Rosie Brown
- Before the Ball (1963) ... Rosie Shaw-Brown
 1963 Maigret (TV Series)
Madame Laboine
- The Lost Life (1963) ... Madame Laboine
 1963 Bitter Harvest
Mrs. Pitt
 1963 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Agnes Chester
- The Undesirable Neighbour (1963) ... Agnes Chester
 1963 80,000 Suspects
Mrs. Agnes Davis
 1963 Taxi! (TV Series)
Madeleine
- It's Lonely Up Front (1963) ... Madeleine
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
Annette
 1957-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
May Vine / Madge Tullis / Miss Summerfield
- A Builder by Trade (1963) ... May Vine
- Strictly for the Sparrows (1958) ... Madge Tullis
- Naughty Mr Punch (1957) ... Miss Summerfield
 1963 This Sporting Life
Mrs. Weaver
 1960-1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Moira Forbes / Patsy Baines
- Contents Noted (1962) ... Moira Forbes
- Two Blind Mice (1960) ... Patsy Baines
 1962 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Mavis
- A Hunting We Will Go (1962) ... Mavis
 1962 Term of Trial
Mrs. Thompson (uncredited)
 1962 Silent Evidence (TV Series)
Viv
- Shadow of the Past (1962) ... Viv
 1962 The Pot Carriers
Mrs. Red Band
 1962 Candidate for Murder
Betty Conlon
 1962 Waltz of the Toreadors
Emma Bulstrode
 1960-1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Betty Conlon / Mrs. Ferber
- Candidate for Murder (1962) ... Betty Conlon
- The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) ... Mrs. Ferber
 1961 Night Without Pity
Tart
 1961 Family Solicitor (TV Series)
Mrs. Anderson
- The Battle of Tanley Corner (1961) ... Mrs. Anderson
 1961 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Mrs. Goodwin
- Episode #3.5 (1961) ... Mrs. Goodwin
 1961 The Frightened City
Sophie Peters
 1961 Magnolia Street (TV Series)
Maggie Tawnie
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... Maggie Tawnie
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... Maggie Tawnie
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Maggie Tawnie
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Maggie Tawnie
 1961 The Cheaters (TV Series)
First Matron / Mrs. Little
- Affairs of the Heart (1961) ... First Matron
- Single or Double Indemnity (1961) ... Mrs. Little
 1961 Three Live Wires (TV Series)
 1961 The Shadow of the Cat
Louise Venable
 1961 Konga
Bob's Mother
 1961 Around the Corner (TV Movie)
Stella Palmer
 1961 I Promised to Pay
Doll
 1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest
The Prioress
 1960 The Man Who Was Nobody
Mrs. Ferber
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Diane
- Latest Fashion in Crime (1960) ... Diane
 1960 Hell Is a City
Lucretia 'Lucky' Lusk
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Grace Warren
- The Girl in the Market Square (1960) ... Grace Warren
 1958-1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Margaret / Mary
- Ghost Squad (1959) ... Margaret
- 77 Bus (1958) ... Mary
 1957-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Nurse / Edwina
- Incident in Soho (1959) ... Nurse
- A Hat Full of Trouble (1957) ... Edwina
 1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mrs. Rendell
- Episode #1.296 (1959) ... Mrs. Rendell
 1959 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Drazin
- Adam Meets His Match (1959) ... Drazin
 1959 Nick of the River (TV Series)
Laida
- Episode #1.8 (1959) ... Laida
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Buxom Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series)
Chloe Pye
- Part 2 (1959) ... Chloe Pye
- Part 1 (1959) ... Chloe Pye
 1959 In the Wake of a Stranger
Hetty McCabe
 1959 No Safety Ahead (uncredited)
 1959 Horrors of the Black Museum
Miss Ashton
 1959 Murder Bag (TV Series)
 1958-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Commander's Wife / Babs Coates
- The Stone Ship (1959) ... Commander's Wife
- Grand National Night (1958) ... Babs Coates
 1958 Private Investigator (TV Series)
Mrs. Raffanole
- The Villa St. Yves (1958) ... Mrs. Raffanole
 1958 Starr and Company (TV Series)
Mrs. Kay
- Flight to Freedom (1958) ... Mrs. Kay
- Father and Daughter (1958) ... Mrs. Kay
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Laura
- Liberty Hall (1958) ... Laura
 1958 Innocent Sinners
Lovejoy's Mother
 1958 The Killing Stones (TV Series)
Lucille Kleiber
- The Carefulness of Kleiber (1958) ... Lucille Kleiber
 1957 Shadow Squad (TV Series)
Stella Curtis
- Murder in Mink: Part 2 (1957) ... Stella Curtis
- Murder in Mink: Part 1 (1957) ... Stella Curtis
 1957 Hour of Decision
Eileen Chadwick
 1957 Many Mansions (TV Movie)
Susan Brown
 1956 Without Love (TV Movie)
Sylvia
 1956 The Other Man (TV Series)
Billie Reynolds
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... Billie Reynolds
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... Billie Reynolds
 1956 Adventure Theater (TV Series)
Wanda
- The Javanese Dagger (1956) ... Wanda
 1956 The Wall of Death (Short)
Nina Hartier
 1955 Song of Norway (Short)
 1955 Murder Anonymous (Short)
Hotel guest
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Mary Smith
- The Little Black Book (1955) ... Mary Smith
 1955 The Atomic Man
Stenographer
 1955 The Brain Machine
Mae Smith
 1954 Johnny on the Spot
Diana Townley
 1954 The Javanese Dagger (Short)
Wanda - Tresall's 1st Wife
 1953 The Long Rope
Amy Jordan
 1953 Flannelfoot
Angela Neilson
 1949 My Mother Said (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She appeared in the George & Mildred stage show at the Pier Theatre in Bournemouth. She played Mildred's sister Ethel Pumphrey.

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Alan J Orchard  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Godsell, Muriel

Relatives:

Godsell, Felicia (sibling) | See more »
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Trivia:

Prolific British character actress, the daughter of a naval officer. On stage from 1936 with the Bristol repertory company. In films from 1953, often in matronly roles or as coarse landladies or housewives.

Trademark:

Seductive Older Women

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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