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Also Known As: Died: September 11, 1990
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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Popular and durable actress of the British stage, especially in comedy, whose career dates back to 1908. Seyler appeared in silent films during the 1920s and played small roles in "The Mill on the Floss" (1937) and "The Citadel" (1938), but really came to the fore with her wry performance in Anthony Asquith's delightful "Quiet Wedding" (1940), stealing scenes from a remarkable cast of ace character actors. She was guilty of similar comic larceny in "Dear Octopus" (1943).With her poached-egg eyes and wizened warmth, Seyler was most active in film during the 1950s, with turns as Miss Witherfield in "The Pickwick Papers" (1952), the villain's mother in "Curse of the Demon" (1957) and the stalwart Miss Pross in the 1958 version of "A Tale of Two Cities". The co-author, with Stephen Haggard, of the enduringly popular "The Craft of Comedy" (1944), the long-lived Seyler (she died at age 101) was created a Commander of the British Empire in her later years.

Popular and durable actress of the British stage, especially in comedy, whose career dates back to 1908. Seyler appeared in silent films during the 1920s and played small roles in "The Mill on the Floss" (1937) and "The Citadel" (1938), but really came to the fore with her wry performance in Anthony Asquith's delightful "Quiet Wedding" (1940), stealing scenes from a remarkable cast of ace character actors. She was guilty of similar comic larceny in "Dear Octopus" (1943).

With her poached-egg eyes and wizened warmth, Seyler was most active in film during the 1950s, with turns as Miss Witherfield in "The Pickwick Papers" (1952), the villain's mother in "Curse of the Demon" (1957) and the stalwart Miss Pross in the 1958 version of "A Tale of Two Cities". The co-author, with Stephen Haggard, of the enduringly popular "The Craft of Comedy" (1944), the long-lived Seyler (she died at age 101) was created a Commander of the British Empire in her later years.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Nurse on Wheels (1963) Mrs. Farthingale
2.
 Satan Never Sleeps (1962) Sister Agnes
3.
 I Thank a Fool (1962) Aunt Heather
4.
 Two and Two Make Six (1962) Aunt Phoebe
5.
 Francis of Assisi (1961) Aunt Buona
6.
 Passport to China (1961) Mao Tai Tai
7.
 Girl on the Boat, The (1961) Mrs Hignett
8.
 Make Mine Mink (1960)
9.
 How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1958) Grannie
10.
 Happy Is the Bride (1958) Aunt Harriet
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England - 1908

Notes

She was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE)

Bibliography close complete biography

"The Craft of Comedy"

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