Nyree Dawn Porter (1936–2001)


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Landing the starring role of Irene in the 1967 broadcast of John Galsworthy's "Forsyte Saga," Nyree Dawn Porter established herself as a prominent actress for television drama. She was born on the north island of New Zealand and was first a stage actress in New Zealand before setting out for a career on the stage in England. She is also remembered... See full bio »

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(age 65) in London, England, UK

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The Protectors Contessa Caroline di Contini / Contessa di Contini
(1972-1974)
The Forsyte Saga Irene Forsyte née Heron
(1967)
Sherlock Holmes Lady Brackenstall
(1965)
Hilary and Jackie Dame Margot Fonteyn
(1998)

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 1998 Hilary and Jackie
Dame Margot Fonteyn
 1986 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Steerforth
- Episode #1.10 (1986) ... Mrs. Steerforth
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Mrs. Steerforth
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Mrs. Steerforth
 1986 The Mind of David Berglas (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1986)
 1982 A Dream of Alice (TV Movie)
 1980 For Maddie with Love (TV Series)
Maddie Laurie
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Maddie Laurie
 1980 The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Hathaway
- The Martians (1980) ... Alice Hathaway
- The Settlers (1980) ... Alice Hathaway (credit only)
- The Expeditions (1980) ... Alice Hathaway (credit only)
 1980 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #18.3 (1980)
 1976 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Jane Rawlings
- Alarums and Excursions (1976) ... Jane Rawlings
 1972-1974 The Protectors (TV Series)
Contessa Caroline di Contini / Contessa di Contini
- Blockbuster (1974) ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
- The Insider (1974) ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
- Wheels (1974) ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
- Shadbolt (1974) ... Contessa Caroline di Contini (credit only)
- Trial (1974) ... Contessa Caroline di Contini
 1974 From Beyond the Grave
Susan Warren (Segment 3 "The Elemental")
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Laura
- Death in Small Doses (1973) ... Laura
 1973 Armchair 30 (TV Series)
Stephanie
- Ross Evan's Story (1973) ... Stephanie
 1971 The House That Dripped Blood
Ann (segment "Sweets to the Sweet")
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
Blanche Ingram
 1970 Hassan (TV Movie)
Pervaneh
 1964-1968 Love Story (TV Series)
Clara Ciddle / Tina Morris
- Spilt Champagne (1968) ... Clara Ciddle
- Arranged for Strings (1964) ... Tina Morris
 1968 Never a Cross Word (TV Series)
Deirdre Baldock / Dierdre Baldock
- Defeat of the Baldocks (1968) ... Dierdre Baldock
- The Fighting Baldocks (1968) ... Dierdre Baldock
- Saint Deirdre (1968) ... Deirdre Baldock
- The Camping Baldocks (1968) ... Deirdre Baldock
- The Baldocks at Bay (1968) ... Deirdre Baldock
 1968 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Rita Ironside
- Mates! (1968) ... Rita Ironside
 1961-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Barbara / Mildred
- A Second Look (1968) ... Barbara
- His Polyvinyl Girl (1961) ... Mildred
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
Irene Forsyte née Heron
- Swan Song (1967) ... Irene Forsyte née Heron
- Portrait of Fleur (1967) ... Irene Forsyte née Heron
- Afternoon at Ascot (1967) ... Irene Forsyte née Heron
- Strike (1967) ... Irene Forsyte née Heron
- A Silent Wooing (1967) ... Irene Forsyte née Heron
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Hermione
- Episode #1.13 (1966) ... Hermione
- Episode #1.12 (1966) ... Hermione
- Episode #1.11 (1966) ... Hermione
- Episode #1.10 (1966) ... Hermione
- Episode #1.9 (1966) ... Hermione
 1965 Blackmail (TV Series)
Mrs Donahoe
- The Case of the Phantom Lover (1965) ... Mrs Donahoe
 1965 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Lisa
- Wake a Stranger (1965) ... Lisa
 1959-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Nina / Vicky the Princess Aziza / Vera Berridge
- A Couple of Dry Martinis (1965) ... Nina
- Vicky and the Sultan (1963) ... Vicky the Princess Aziza
- Touch Wood (1959) ... Vera Berridge (as Nyree Porter)
 1965 Two Left Feet
Eileen
 1965 Six Shades of Black (TV Series)
Melusine
- A Loving Disposition (1965) ... Melusine
 1965 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Lady Brackenstall
- The Abbey Grange (1965) ... Lady Brackenstall
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Agnes Potter
- The Kidders (1965) ... Agnes Potter
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Sheila Reynolds
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Patsy Butler
- The Scorpion (1964) ... Patsy Butler
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Janoo
- The Sending of Dana Da (1964) ... Janoo
 1964 Judith Paris (TV Mini-Series)
Judith Paris
- The Wheel Comes Full Circle (1964) ... Judith Paris
- The Time of Ill-Omen (1964) ... Judith Paris
- Madame Paris (1964) ... Judith Paris
- Rogue's Daughter (1964) ... Judith Paris
 1964 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Yvette
- It Won't Be a Stylish Marriage (1964) ... Yvette
 1964 Madame Bovary (TV Series)
Emma Bovary
- Judgement (1964) ... Emma Bovary
- Lost Love (1964) ... Emma Bovary
- First Love (1964) ... Emma Bovary
- Marriage (1964) ... Emma Bovary
 1961-1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Caroline West / Mary Mills
- Drama '63: Dead Darling (1963) ... Caroline West
- Drama '61: The Diamond Run (1961) ... Mary Mills
 1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Vicky West
- Death of Samantha (1963) ... Vicky West
 1963 The Cracksman
Muriel
 1963 Corrigan Blake (TV Series)
Francesca
- The Scientific Approach (1963) ... Francesca
 1962 Live Now - Pay Later
Marjorie Mason
 1962 The Third Man (TV Series)
Miss Wyvern
- A Question of Libel (1962) ... Miss Wyvern
 1962 Operation Snatch
W.R.A.C . Officer
 1962 Reunion Day (TV Movie)
Judith Rubin
 1961 Man at the Carlton Tower
Mary Greer
 1961 Part-Time Wife
Jenny Briggs
 1961 No, My Darling Daughter
Third Typist (uncredited)
 1961 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Greer
- Man at the Carlton Tower (1961) ... Mary Greer
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Liz Wells
- Death on the Slipway (1961) ... Liz Wells
 1961 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
Stephanie
- The Watchmen of Saul (1961) ... Stephanie
 1960 Sentenced for Life
Betty Martin
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Stewardess
- The Island (1960) ... Stewardess
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Signora / Mary
- An Inside Job (1960) ... Signora
- The Soul Peddlers (1960) ... Mary
 1960 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Julie Sykes
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Julie Sykes
 1960 Identity Unknown
Pam
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Alternate Names:

Nyree Porter

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Aquarius

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