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Celia Johnson

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Also Known As: Died: April 25, 1982
Born: December 18, 1908 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Hostage Tower, The (1980) as Mrs Wheeler
Billed as novelist Alistair MacLean's first original television thriller, this tale finds flamboyant master criminal Keir Dullea and several specialists staging an audacious scheme to capture the Eiffel Tower and hold as hostage one of its visitors, the U.S. President's mother (veteran British actre
Les Miserables (1978) as Sister Simplice
A lavish remake of the classic about the escaped convict, a woodcutter who had been imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving family, and the dogged police inspector who dedicates himself to hounding the man until he can again be put behind bars. An Emmy Award nomination went to d
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) as Miss MacKay
A headstrong young teacher in a private school ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable charges with her world view.
Good Companions, The (1957)
A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a philanthropic spinster in search of adventure), and Jess Oakroyd (a down to earth, practical man recently made redundant from his job) leads to a change of fortune. Re-launched with Miss Trant's money, they tour England, at first with little success. Inigo falls in love with the troupe's talented and pretty young girl singer, Susie Dean. The troupe is threatened with disharmony, but, due to Inigo's intervention, and the marriage of the principal dancer (Jerry Jerningham) to Lady Parlitt (whose family "own a chain of theatres"), all turns out well for Susie by the end, when she triumphs in a lavish London revue, with the other members of "The Good Companions" in the audience, cheering her triumph.
A Kid for Two Farthings (1956) as Joanna
A boy in the slums buys a young goat he thinks is a unicorn.
Captain's Paradise (1953)
A ferryboat captain keeps different wives at each end of his line.
The Holly and the Ivy (1952) as Jenny Gregory
The Astonished Heart (1949)
A woman falls in love with her best friend's husband.
Brief Encounter (1945)
Two married strangers meet in a train station and fall in love.
This Happy Breed (1944)
A middle-class family faces personal triumphs and tragedies when they move to a new home in the suburbs.
Dear Octopus (1943) as Cynthia
In Which We Serve (1942)
Survivors of a bombed British destroyer think back on the paths that led them to war.

Cast (special)

Potting Shed, The (1982) as Mrs Callifer
Graham Greene's religious play, in a British television production, about agnosticism versus faith, suicide, and resurrection, and how all these elements profoundly affect a very troubled family.
Staying On (1981) as Lucy Smalley
An English couple in their seventies find that the drastic changes of taking place in post-colonial India wreak havoc on their sedate way of life and lead them to regret their decision to stay rather than return to England.
Romeo and Juliet (1979) as Nurse
The tragic story of the "star-crossed lovers," and perhaps the most popular of Shakespeare's plays. Two rival families of Verona -- the Capulets and the Montagues -- settle their differences only after the tragic deaths of Juliet, the young daughter of the Capulets, and her secret lover, Romeo, the

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