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Ellen Terry (I) (1847–1928)


Legendary British stage actress who made a few silent film appearances. The daughter of strolling players, she was born in Coventry into an almost exclusively theatrical family. Her grandparents were actors, as were all six of her siblings. But only her son, Edward Gordon Craig, would in any way approach her fame in the theatre, albeit as a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pillars of Society
Pillars of Society Widow Bernick
(1920)
Denny from Ireland
Denny from Ireland Eileen O'Connor
(1918)
Potter's Clay
Potter's Clay Lady Merrall
(1922)
The Bohemian Girl
The Bohemian Girl Buda, the Nurse
(1922)

Filmography

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 1922 The Bohemian Girl
Buda, the Nurse
 1922 Potter's Clay
Lady Merrall
 1920 Pillars of Society
Widow Bernick
 1919 Her Greatest Performance
Julia Lovelace
 1918 Victory and Peace
Widow Weaver
 1918 Denny from Ireland
Eileen O'Connor
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 1897 Miss Ellen Terry, Afternoon Tea (Short)
Herself
 1897 Miss Ellen Terry at Her Window (Short)
Herself
 1897 Miss Ellen Terry Gathering Flowers (Short)
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 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Buda, the Nurse
- Opportunity Lost (1995) ... Buda, the Nurse (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale", at His Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Viola Tree, Phyllis Embury, J. Fisher White, Mrs. Tree, Charles Warner, Frances Leighton, Basil Gill, W.H. Day and O.B. Clarence in the cast. See more »

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7 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Ellen Terry | Ethel Terry
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Personal Quote:

No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth. See more »

Trivia:

Several obituaries at the time of Terry's death mention a final film appearance, Land of Hope and Glory (1927), but most trustworthy evidence suggests this is in error. The leading role being played by actress Ellaline Terriss, it seems likely the similarity in names is at the root of the misinformation. See more »

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