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Frances Hyland (II) (1927–2004)


Frances Hyland was born on April 25, 1927 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was an actress, known for Happy Birthday to Me (1981), The Changeling (1980) and Hounds of Notre Dame (1980). She was married to George McCowan. She died on July 11, 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See full bio »

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Known For

Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me Mrs. Patterson
(1981)
The Changeling
The Changeling Mrs. Grey
(1980)
Hounds of Notre Dame
Hounds of Notre Dame Mother Therese
(1980)
The Lotus Eaters
The Lotus Eaters Flora Kingswood
(1993)

Filmography

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 1998 Moonlight Becomes You (TV Movie)
Nuala Moore
 1997 I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Thelma Jenkins
 1997 A Prayer in the Dark (TV Movie)
Anna
 1996 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
Catherine Cartwright
- Reptilian Revenge/Ghostly Voices (1996) ... Catherine Cartwright
 1995 Never Talk to Strangers
Mrs. Slotnick
 1995 When the Dark Man Calls (TV Movie)
Dr. Martha Petrie
 1995 Due South (TV Series)
Fraser's Grandmother
- Letting Go (1995) ... Fraser's Grandmother
 1990-1995 Avonlea (TV Series)
Nanny Banks / Louisa Banks
- Comings and Goings (1995) ... Louisa Banks
- Sara's Homecoming (1990) ... Nanny Banks
- The Journey Begins (1990) ... Nanny Banks
 1994 Lives of Girls & Women (TV Movie)
Aunt Grace
 1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Series)
Clementine Coffey
- Duty Bound (1994) ... Clementine Coffey
 1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper (TV Series)
Aunt Melva
- The Haunted Mine (1994) ... Aunt Melva (voice)
 1994 Broken Lullaby (TV Movie)
Maria
 1993-1994 Street Legal (TV Series)
Caroline Diamond
- Persons Living or Dead (1994) ... Caroline Diamond
- Forgiveness (1993) ... Caroline Diamond
- Thicker Than Water (1993) ... Caroline Diamond
 1993 The Lotus Eaters
Flora Kingswood
 1993 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
Rita
- After the Crash (1993) ... Rita
 1993 Survive the Night (TV Movie)
 1990 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Thelma
- Division of Labour (1990) ... Thelma
 1989 Glory! Glory! (TV Movie)
Velma
 1988 Lonely Knights (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1988 Night Heat (TV Series)
Marie
- No Regrets (1988) ... Marie
 1988 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Laura Kincaid
- Dream Me a Life (1988) ... Laura Kincaid
 1988 Liberace: Behind the Music (TV Movie)
Florence Bettray Kelly
 1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Edith Ferris
- The Impatient Patient (1987) ... Edith Ferris
 1986 Kay O'Brien (TV Series)
Dr. Sarah McDonovan
- Princess of the City (1986) ... Dr. Sarah McDonovan
 1985 The Sight (Short)
 1985 The Hearst and Davies Affair (TV Movie)
Rose Duras
 1983 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
Mrs. Higgins
 1981 Titans (TV Series)
Elizabeth I.
- Elizabeth I (1981) ... Elizabeth I.
 1981 Tales of the Haunted (TV Movie)
Dody
 1981 Happy Birthday to Me
Mrs. Patterson
 1973-1980 The Beachcombers (TV Series)
Sadie
- Sadie Is a Lady (1980) ... Sadie
- Sadie (1973) ... Sadie
 1980 Hounds of Notre Dame
Mother Therese
 1980 The Changeling
Mrs. Grey
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Martha Jane
- A Woman's Place (1980) ... Martha Jane
 1979 The Albertans (TV Series)
Marjanne Hardin
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Marjanne Hardin
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Marjanne Hardin
 1979 The Great Detective (TV Series)
Mrs. Eglantyne
- Death Takes a Curtain Call (1979) ... Mrs. Eglantyne
 1978 Home to Stay (TV Movie)
Aunt Martha
 1974 Drylanders Episode 1 (Short)
Liza
 1974 The Naked Mind (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1974)
- Episode #1.3 (1974)
- Episode #1.2 (1974)
- Episode #1.1 (1974)
 1972 Another Smith for Paradise
Marie Smith
 1970 McQueen (TV Series)
Myra
- Carnival (1970) ... Myra
 1967 The Mystery Maker (TV Series)
 1966 Each Day That Comes (Short)
 1960-1965 Festival (TV Series)
Katherine / Emilia / Major Barbara / ...
- Silent Night, Lonely Night (1965) ... Katherine
- The Magician of Lublin (1964) ... Emilia
- Major Barbara (1964) ... Major Barbara
- Grand Exits (1962) ... Margot
- The Duchess of Malfi (1962) ... Duchess
 1961-1963 Playdate (TV Series)
Sylvia / Eurasian Girl / Rachel / ...
- The Typists (1963) ... Sylvia
- The Messenger (1963) ... Eurasian Girl
- Question of Fact (1962) ... Rachel
- Mr. Oblomov (1962) ... Olga Iliynski
- The Square (1962)
 1963 Drylanders
Liza
 1962 Quest (TV Series)
- Bedtime Story (1962)
 1961 Salt of the Earth (TV Movie)
 1961 Q for Quest (TV Series)
 1961 First Person (TV Series)
- My Home Is Here (1961)
 1955-1961 Encounter (TV Series)
Nellie Bancroft / Shevawn Flaherty / Ethel / ...
- The Vigilante (1961) ... Nellie Bancroft
- A Wind from the South (1960) ... Shevawn Flaherty
- Love Story: 1910 (1959) ... Ethel
- Not Made in Heaven (1959) ... Melissa Turner
- The Flower in the Rock (1958) ... Catherine
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Miss Miller / Catherine Stockmann
- A Tongue of Silver (1960) ... Miss Miller
- An Enemy of the People (1960) ... Catherine Stockmann
 1960 Suspense (TV Series)
Ethel
- Love Story (1960) ... Ethel
 1959-1960 R.C.M.P. (TV Series)
Lucy Dodds / Mrs.Phillips
- The Hunt (1960) ... Lucy Dodds
- The Replacement (1959) ... Mrs.Phillips
 1959-1960 The Unforeseen (TV Series)
Martha
- Desire (1960)
- The Wreath (1959) ... Martha
- The Storm (1959)
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series)
Susan Murray
- Bosom Friends ... Susan Murray
 1957-1959 Folio (TV Series)
Zuzushka / Mariana / The Infanta / ...
- Ivanov (1959) ... Zuzushka
- The Master of Santiago (1959) ... Mariana
- Queen After Death (1958) ... The Infanta
- Proud Passage (1957) ... Frances
 1958 First Performance (TV Series)
 1957 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Lady Olivia
 1955 On Camera (TV Series)
- The Queen's Ring (1955)
 1955 Scope (TV Series)
 1954 Playbill (TV Series)
 1950-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Megan Owen / Sonia / Penelope Blessington / ...
- The Gift (1954) ... Megan Owen
- Crime and Punishment (1953) ... Sonia
- Adam's Apple (1952) ... Penelope Blessington
- Deep Are the Roots (1950) ... Genevra Langdon
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Ann Trego's play, "The Step Forward", at the Golders Green Hippodrome Theatre in Golders Green, London, England with Sheila Keith, Alexis France, Guy Rolfe, Gillian Lind and Derek Farr in the cast. See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on actress Kate Reid]: We fought a lot, especially when she was drunk and I would have to sustain a long scene. For the audience, it didn't matter because she was so compelling, but once we had a serious rift over that and didn't really see or talk to each other very much for some years. But she was an extraordinary person. See more »

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She was given acting and elocution lessons in her teen years to overcome her painfully introspective nature. See more »

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