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Cast (feature film)

Julie and the Cadillacs (1997) as Julie'S Grandmother
It's 1964 in Liverpool, England and Julie Carr is spotted performing at a club with her backing band, the Cadillacs. The group is invited to come to London and cut a single, but the public relations people and record executives mis-market the band and their single flops. Taking time off from music,
Consuming Passions (1988) as Mrs Gordon
An ambitious but bungling young executive attempts to legitimize, and modernize a chocolate company.
The Nightcomers (1972) as Mrs. Grose
Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the the slow corruption of the children in their care.
Rattle of a Simple Man (1964) as Mrs. Winthram
When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to believe he has found true love.
Term of Trial (1962) as Mrs. Taylor
A schoolgirl obsessed with her teacher accuses him of molesting her.
A Kind of Loving (1962) as Mrs. Rothwell
His girlfriend''''s pregnancy forces an upwardly mobile young man into marriage.
Cross-Up (1958) as Mary
Blonde Bait (1956) as Granny Rafferty
Sailor Beware! (1956) as Mrs Lack
Simon and Laura (1956) as Jessie
In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the-ears producer has the idea of basing a family drama series on a real-life happily married actor couple. Unfortunately he chooses the Fosters, who need the money and so do the show. Actors they may be, but happily married they most surely are not.
The Creeping Unknown (1956) as Rosie Rigley
A space fungus transforms an astronaut into a deadly monster.
For Better For Worse (1954) as Mrs Doyle
In postwar London a young graduate and his girlfriend decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a £5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week single-room flat. The newly-weds find money fearfully tight, the flat cramped, the neighbours a trial, and her parents always hovering. Can faith conquer all? Is there some way of getting rid of tea-leaves except down the sink?
One Good Turn (1954)
Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property developer (boo hiss) who is also the chairman of the orphanage board wants to close the orphanage and build a factory on the site. The children are sent to Brighton for the day and Norman is very excited because he's "Never seen the Sea". When they get back they discover the plan to close the orphanage and have to decide what to do.
Turn the Key Softly (1953) as Landlady
The Big Frame (1953) as Maid, White Star hotel
During a London reunion of a World War II RAF unit, an American pilot gets into a fight with one of his buddies, who is drunk and belligerent. The next day the pilot wakes up in a strange hotel room with blood on his suit, and can't remember how he got there. Then he discovers that the friend he fought with the night before has been murdered, and he is a prime suspect.
Personal Affair (1953) as Mrs Usher
When a teenaged student disappears, her teacher is suspected of killing her.
The Magic Box (1951)
A successful photographer becomes obsessed with inventing a motion picture projector.
Magnet, The (1950)
Conspirator (1949) as Broaders
A newlywed suspects her husband of being a Communist spy.
2,000 Women (1944)
The Nazis turn a posh hotel into a POW camp for Englishwomen stranded in France.

Cast (special)

Lost For Words (1999) as Annie Longden--Mother
A true story based on events in Deric Longden's autobiography. Annie Longden is an eccentric old woman who starts out in perfect control of her life. Then she suffers her first stroke -- a mild one from which she quickly recovers, but it leaves her strangely obsessed with gremlins. When she begins t
Shooting the Past (1999) as Mother
A London mansion housing a huge library of old photos gets a new owner -- Christopher Anderson, an American millionaire bent on chucking the pictures and remaking the house as a business college. Marilyn Truman, the library's manager is determined to save the collection with the help of Oswald Bates
Memento Mori (1992) as Jean Taylor
An adaptation of Muriel Sparks' black comedy about a group of elderly friends whose lives are disrupted when they begin getting mysterious phone calls warning them, "Remember, you must die."
Tailor of Gloucester, The (1990) as Mrs Speck
A musical presentation of the Beatrix Potter story of a tailor miraculously aided by the mice in his shop on Christmas Eve.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Wedding Gift, The (1994) as Deric'S Mother

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