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Dilys Powell (1901–1995)

Dilys Powell was born on July 20, 1901 in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England as Elizabeth Dilys Powell. She was married to Leonard Russell and Humfry Payne. She died on June 3, 1995 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 93) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Women of Today Herself
Ask Me Another Herself - Critic
Looks Familiar Herself - Guest
Chan Canasta Herself - Guest


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 1991 Without Walls (TV Series documentary)
- J'accuse: Citizen Kane (1991) ... Herself
 1982 The Bafta Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Presenter
 1979 Looks Familiar (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode dated 25 January 1979 (1979) ... Herself - Guest
 1975 Cinema (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Presenter
- Episode dated 18 July 1975 (1975) ... Herself - Presenter
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
 1966 New Release (TV Series)
- Star/René Clair (1966) ... Herself
 1966 Call My Bluff (TV Series)
- Episode #1.19 (1966) ... Herself
 1962 Chan Canasta (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode dated 1 January 1962 (1962) ... Herself - Guest
 1960 Small World (TV Series)
- Episode #2.28 (1960) ... Herself
 1958 Ask Me Another (TV Series)
Herself - Critic
- Episode dated 8 September 1958 (1958) ... Herself - Critic
 1951 Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens (TV Movie)
Herself (host)
 1950 Women of Today (TV Series)
- Dilys Powell (1950) ... Herself

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(on film genres) No other art form can handle the theme with the same assurance, can turn the movement of man and horse against landscape into magic. Westerns and thrillers - they are the backbone of the screen. The musical is its enhancing decoration, while comedy, which embraces wit and laughter, is still the heart of true cinema, See more »


Respected film critic, a position which she held from 1939 right up until her death in 1995. See more »

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