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Dinah Sheridan (1920–2012)


Cheerful-looking actress Dinah Sheridan was considered the quintessential English rose of late 30's and 40's British films. With an alertness, elegance and quiet beauty second to none, she won the hearts of war-torn England during WWII. She was born Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in London on September 17, 1920. Her Russian father and German mother were ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Railway Children Mrs. Waterbury
(1970)
Don't Wait Up Angela Latimer
(1983-1990)
Gilbert and Sullivan Grace Marston
(1953)
Doctor Who Chancellor Flavia
(1983)

Filmography

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 1999 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Kathleen Gilmore
- Miracle in Crooked Lane (1999) ... Kathleen Gilmore
 1994 All Night Long (TV Series)
Clare
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Clare
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Clare
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Clare
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Clare
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Clare
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Dotty Mayhew
- The Prague Sun (1992) ... Dotty Mayhew
 1992 Just Us (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1992)
- Episode #1.6 (1992)
- Episode #1.5 (1992)
- Episode #1.4 (1992)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
 1991 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
The hotel guest
- Golfing with the Major (1991) ... The hotel guest
 1983-1990 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Angela Latimer
- Episode #6.6 (1990) ... Angela Latimer
- Episode #6.5 (1990) ... Angela Latimer
- Episode #6.4 (1990) ... Angela Latimer
- Episode #6.3 (1990) ... Angela Latimer
- Episode #6.2 (1990) ... Angela Latimer
 1985 The Winning Streak (TV Mini-Series)
Frances Savage
- No Mistakes (1985) ... Frances Savage
- Unexpected Legacy (1985) ... Frances Savage
- Trial Run (1985) ... Frances Savage
- Hot Prospects (1985) ... Frances Savage
- Hollow Victory (1985) ... Frances Savage
 1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Chancellor Flavia
- The Five Doctors (1983) ... Chancellor Flavia
 1983 All for Love (TV Series)
Aunt Bevis
- Fireworks for Elspeth (1983) ... Aunt Bevis
 1981 Present Laughter (TV Movie)
Liz Essendine
 1981 Sink or Swim (TV Series)
Lady Interviewer
- The Interviewer (1981) ... Lady Interviewer
 1980 The Mirror Crack'd
Lady Amanda Ridgeley ('Murder at Midnight')
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Gwen
- The Thirteenth Reunion (1980) ... Gwen
 1980 The Swish of the Curtain (TV Series)
Roma Seymore
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Roma Seymore
 1979 Sykes (TV Series)
Barmaid
- The Insurance Money (1979) ... Barmaid
 1969-1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lady Adela / Lady Chiltern
- Loyalties (1976) ... Lady Adela
- An Ideal Husband (1969) ... Lady Chiltern
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Mrs. Isobel Hope
- Silver Threads (1975) ... Mrs. Isobel Hope
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Rosemary Forbes
- Episode #1.40 (1974) ... Rosemary Forbes
- Episode #1.39 (1974) ... Rosemary Forbes
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Mrs. Harper Frost
- 30,000 Pieces of Silver: Part 1 (1974) ... Mrs. Harper Frost
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
Susan Meade
- Saturn's Rewards (1974) ... Susan Meade
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Raymonde Chandebise
- Caught in the Act (1973) ... Raymonde Chandebise
 1971 Seasons of the Year (TV Series)
Mama
- The Three Graces (1971) ... Mama
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Matron
- Alma Mater (1971) ... Matron
 1970 The Railway Children
Mrs. Waterbury (as Miss Dinah Sheridan)
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Nan
- The Contact (1968) ... Nan
 1953 Genevieve
Wendy McKim
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Eve Canyon
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan
Grace Marston
 1952 The Sound Barrier
Jess
 1951 Ivory Hunter
Mary Payton
 1950 Highly Dangerous
Train passenger at checkpoint (uncredited)
 1950 Blackout
Pat Dale
 1950 No Trace
Linda
 1950 Paul Temple's Triumph
Steve Temple
 1949 Dark Secret
Valerie Merryman
 1949 The Huggetts Abroad
The Huggett Family - Jane
 1948 The Story of Shirley Yorke
Shirley Yorke
 1948 Calling Paul Temple
Steve Temple
 1947 The Hills of Donegal
Eileen Hannay
 1945 Query
Jill Masterick
 1945 The Facts of Love
Pepper
 1945 For You Alone
Stella White
 1944 Jig-Saw (Short)
Ann Erskine (uncredited)
 1943 Get Cracking
Mary Pemberton
 1942 Salute John Citizen
Evie
 1940 Full Speed Ahead
Joan Barrymore
 1938 Gallows Glorious (TV Movie) (1939 version)
 1938 Irish and Proud of It
Moira Flaherty
 1938 Merely Mr. Hawkins
Betty Hawkins
 1937 Father Steps Out
Helen Hardcastle
 1937 Behind Your Back
Kitty Hogan
 1937 Landslide
Dinah Shaw
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Noël Coward's play, "Present Laughter", at the Greenwich Theatre in Greenwich, London, England, with Donald Sinden, Gwen Watford, Belinda Lang, Julian Fellowes and Polly Adams in the cast. Alan Strachan was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Miss Dinah Sheridan

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Lionel Jeffries and The Railway Children (1970)] He asked me to meet him for lunch. I had my fingers crossed under the table the whole time, hoping he would make a firm offer. We were already on the set when Lionel confessed that he had also had his fingers crossed, hoping I would agree to do it!

Trivia:

Sir John Davis, Managing Director of the Rank Organisation, proposed to Dinah on the condition that she give up acting. She accepted and retired just as stardom hit with the film Genevieve (1953). The strain of her lost career put too much of a strain on their marriage and they divorced 11 years later. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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