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Lyn James (1929–2017)


Welsh-born actress, best known for her portrayal of Helen Gordon in TV's The Young Doctors, a role she played continuously from the soap's inception in 1976 until its cancellation by Australia's Nine network in 1982. Lyn James died in Sydney, Australia in 2017 at the age of 87, her husband having predeceased her. See full bio »

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Known For

Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby Madeline Bray
(1957)
The Young Doctors
The Young Doctors Helen Gordon
(1976-1983)
Dynasty
Dynasty Maggie Tench
(1970-1971)
Precious Bane
Precious Bane Moll Miller
(1957)

Filmography

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 2002 Young Lions (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- Boy School Bullies (2002) ... Elderly Woman
 1992 Bony (TV Series)
Mrs. Vincetti
- Looks Can Kill (1992) ... Mrs. Vincetti
 1988 Olive (TV Movie)
Doreen
 1976-1983 The Young Doctors (TV Series)
Helen Gordon
- Episode #1.1396 (1983) ... Helen Gordon
- Episode #1.1078 (1982) ... Helen Gordon
- Episode #1.1077 (1981) ... Helen Gordon
- Episode #1.1019 (1981) ... Helen Gordon
- Episode #1.729 (1980) ... Helen Gordon
 1983 The Coral Island (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Rover
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Lady Rover
 1979 The Rock Pool (TV Movie)
 1978 Case for the Defence (TV Series)
Minna McGee
- The Killing of Toby McGee (1978) ... Minna McGee
 1976 The Emigrants (TV Series)
Mrs. Lewis
- Endeavour (1976) ... Mrs. Lewis
 1976 Silent Number (TV Series)
 1975 Armchair Cinema (TV Series)
Doris
- Tully (1975) ... Doris
 1973 The Evil Touch (TV Series)
Maid
- Murder Is for the Birds (1973) ... Maid
 1973 Ryan (TV Series)
Margaret Nelson
- This Little Piggy Went to Pieces (1973) ... Margaret Nelson
 1969-1973 Division 4 (TV Series)
Mrs. Thompson / Sue Nichols
- Sweet Kid, Good Family (1973) ... Mrs. Thompson
- The Web (1969) ... Sue Nichols
 1972 Matlock Police (TV Series)
Joan Price
- A Weekend's Entertainment (1972) ... Joan Price
 1972 Catwalk (TV Series)
Julia Battle
- Pitched Battle (1972) ... Julia Battle
 1970-1971 Dynasty (TV Series)
Maggie Tench
- A Half Tone Block Is Black and White (1971) ... Maggie Tench
- Man in the Middle (1971) ... Maggie Tench
- Full Circle (1971) ... Maggie Tench
- Countdown (1971) ... Maggie Tench
- Two Reds Don't Make a White (1971) ... Maggie Tench
 1970 Eden House (TV Movie)
 1969 Hunter (TV Series)
Helen Kramer
- Hole in the Net (1969) ... Helen Kramer
 1968 Contrabandits (TV Series)
Nan Hallam
- File It Under Personal (1968) ... Nan Hallam
- A Mention in Despatches (1968) ... Nan Hallam
 1965 Story Parade (TV Series)
Alice Dawes
- The Bachelors (1965) ... Alice Dawes (as Marilyn James)
 1963 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Beryl Denbigh
- Episode #1.649 (1963) ... Beryl Denbigh (as Marilyn James)
- Episode #1.647 (1963) ... Beryl Denbigh (as Marilyn James)
- Episode #1.641 (1963) ... Beryl Denbigh (as Marilyn James)
- Episode #1.640 (1963) ... Beryl Denbigh (as Marilyn James)
- Episode #1.638 (1963) ... Beryl Denbigh (as Marilyn James)
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Alice Potter
- The Youngest Profession (1963) ... Alice Potter (as Marilyn James)
 1963 24-Hour Call (TV Series)
Mary Johnson
- No Time for Doctors (1963) ... Mary Johnson (as Marilyn James)
 1963 Once Aboard the Lugger... (TV Series)
Meg Barker
- The Girl Arrives (1963) ... Meg Barker (as Marilyn James)
 1957 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Series)
Madeline Bray
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... Madeline Bray (as Marilyn James)
- Episode #1.9 (1957) ... Madeline Bray (as Marilyn James)
- Episode #1.7 (1957) ... Madeline Bray (as Marilyn James)
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... Madeline Bray (as Marilyn James)
 1957 To Love and to Cherish (TV Movie)
Prudence (as Marilyn James)
 1957 The Stolen Miniatures (TV Short)
Nurse Dawson (as Marilyn James)
 1957 Precious Bane (TV Series)
Moll Miller
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Moll Miller (as Marilyn James)
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Moll Miller (as Marilyn James)
 1957 The Druid Circle (TV Movie)
Megan Lewis (as Marilyn James)
 1956 Poison Pen (TV Movie)
Rose Rainrider (as Marilyn James)
 1956 Jinny Morgan (TV Movie)
Aggie Hughes (as Marilyn James)
 1955 Misery Me (TV Movie)
Romilda (as Marilyn James)
 1955 Fantastic Summer (TV Movie)
Nan Wilde (as Marilyn James)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Marilyn James
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Trivia:

Mother of actress Sally Tayler.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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