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Amy Veness (1876–1960)

Amy Veness was born on February 26, 1876 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England. She was an actress, known for Lorna Doone (1934), Oliver Twist (1948) and Hobson's Choice (1931). She was married to Basil Springett. She died on September 22, 1960 in Saltdean, Sussex, England. See full bio »
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Known For

Lorna Doone Betty Muxworthy
Oliver Twist Mrs. Bedwin
Hobson's Choice Mrs. Hepworth
This Happy Breed Mrs. Flint


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 1955 The Woman for Joe
Landlady (uncredited)
 1954 Doctor in the House
Grandma Cooper (uncredited)
 1952 Angels One Five
Aunt Tabitha
 1951 Tom Brown's Schooldays
Mrs. Wixie
 1951 The Magic Box
Grandmother in Wedding Group
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Mrs. McPhee (Hornblower's Housekeeper)
 1950 Portrait of Clare
Lady In The Train
 1950 Her Panelled Door
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime
Lady Davis
 1950 Madeleine
Miss Aiken (uncredited)
 1950 The Astonished Heart
Alice Smith
 1949 The Huggetts Abroad
 1949 A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
 1949 Vote for Huggett
Grandma Huggett
 1948 Here Come the Huggetts
Grandma Huggett
 1948 My Brother's Keeper
Mrs. Gully
 1948 Bond Street
 1948 Oliver Twist
Mrs. Bedwin
 1948 Good-Time Girl
Mrs. Chalk
 1948 Blanche Fury
Mrs. Winterbourne
 1947 The Master of Bankdam
Mrs. Pilling
 1946 Carnival
Aunt Fanny
 1945 Don Chicago
Bowie Knife Bella
 1945 They Were Sisters
Mrs. Purley
 1945 The World Owes Me a Living
Mrs. Waterman (uncredited)
 1944 This Happy Breed
Mrs. Flint
 1944 Man of Evil
Mrs. Heaviside
 1943 Millions Like Us
Mrs. Blythe
 1943 The Man in Grey
Mrs. Armstrong (uncredited)
 1943 The Saint Meets the Tiger
Mrs. Donald Jones
 1941 This England
 1941 John Smith Wakes Up (Short)
Emily Smith
 1940 Just William
Mrs. Bott
 1939 A Cup of Happiness (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bessie Veryard of Willowbrook
 1939 Flying Fifty-Five
Aunt Eliza
 1938 Yellow Sands
Mary Varwell
 1938 Thistledown
Mary Glenloch
 1937 Our Island Nation (Documentary)
Susan Trent
 1937 The Angelus
Mrs. Grimes
 1937 The Show Goes On
Mrs. Scowcroft, Sally's Mother
 1937 Aren't Men Beasts
Mrs. Flower
 1936 Black Roses
 1936 King of Hearts
Mrs. Ponsonby
 1936 Skylarks
 1936 The Mill on the Floss
Mrs. Deane
 1936 Windbag the Sailor
Emma Harbottle (as Amy Vaness)
 1936 Crime Over London (uncredited)
 1936 The Beloved Vagabond
Cafe Owner
 1935 Play Up the Band
Lady Heckdyke
 1935 Joy Ride
Lady Clara Mutch-Twistleton
 1935 Drake the Pirate
Mother Moore
 1935 Regal Cavalcade
 1935 Brewster's Millions
Mrs. Barry
 1934 Lorna Doone
Betty Muxworthy
 1934 The Old Curiosity Shop
Mrs. Jarley
 1934 A Southern Maid
Donna Rosa
 1933 Hawley's of High Street
Mrs. Hawley
 1933 Their Night Out
Gertrude Bunting
 1933 The Love Nest
 1933 Red Wagon
Petal Schultze
 1932 Let Me Explain, Dear
Aunt Fanny
 1932 Pyjamas Preferred
Mme. Gautier
 1932 Flat No. 9 (Short)
Mrs. Brandon Partridge
 1932 Self Made Lady
Old Sookey
 1932 The Marriage Bond
Mrs. Crust
 1932 Murder on the Second Floor (uncredited)
 1932 Money for Nothing
Emma Bolt
 1931 Tonight's the Night: Pass It On
Emily Smithers
 1931 Hobson's Choice
Mrs. Hepworth
 1931 The Wife's Family
Arabella Nagg
 1919 The Brat
Mrs. Forrester
 1918 My Wife
Mrs. Hammond
 1917 Please Help Emily
Mrs. Lethbridge

Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Emlyn Williams' play, "A Murder Has Been Arranged," at the St. James's Theatre in London, England with Margaretta Scott, Henry Kendall, and Veronica Turleigh in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Amy Van Ness | Amy Vaness

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Cheerful, motherly British character actress who came to films in middle-age, after a stage career that began at George Edwardes' Gaiety Theatre in musical comedy in the 1890's. She played many housekeepers and was notable in the Noël Coward adaptation of 'The Astonished Heart' and as Grandma Huggett in the Huggett trilogy. She was equally effective as an occasional harridan, notably as the ... See more »

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