Flora Robson


Actor
Flora Robson

Biography

Leading light of the English stage for over fifty years; in films from the early 1930s.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Clash of the Titans (1981)
Stygian Witch
TALE OF TWO CITIES, A (1980)
Miss Pross
Dominique (1979)
Mrs Davis
Les Miserables (1978)
The Prioress
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
Fragment of Fear (1971)
Lucy Dawson
The Beast In The Cellar (1970)
The Shuttered Room (1968)
Aunt Agatha
A King's Story (1967)
Queen Mary
Eye of the Devil (1967)
Countess Estelle
Seven Women (1966)
Miss Binns
Young Cassidy (1965)
Mrs. Cassidy
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; or How I Flew From London to Paris in 25 Hours and 11 Minutes (1965)
Mother Superior
The Epic That Never Was (I, Claudius) (1965)
Interviewee; Olivia--Widow Of Emperor Augustus ("I, Claudius")
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Miss Barker-Wise
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Miss Gilchrist
55 Days at Peking (1963)
The Dowager Empress Tz├╝ Hsi
The Gypsy And The Gentleman (1958)
Mrs Haggard
Innocent Sinners (1957)
High Tide At Noon (1957)
Romeo and Juliet (1954)
Nurse
The Malta Story (1953)
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
Frieda (1947)
Nell Dawson
Black Narcissus (1947)
Holiday Camp (1947)
Great Day (1946)
Elizabeth Ellis
Saratoga Trunk (1946)
Angelique
Caesar And Cleopatra (1945)
Ftatateeta
2,000 Women (1944)
Bahama Passage (1941)
Mrs. Ainsworth
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Queen Elizabeth
The Lion Has Wings (1940)
Invisible Stripes (1939)
Mrs. Taylor
We Are Not Alone (1939)
Jessica Newcome
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Ellen [Dean]
Troopship (1937)
Mrs. Blair
Fire over England (1937)
Queen Elizabeth
The Rise Of Catherine The Great (1934)
Empress Elisabeth

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

A Man Called Intrepid (1979)

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Rise Of Catherine The Great, The (1934) -- Empress Of All The Russias Petersburg, 1745, introducing Flora Robson (as Empress Elisabeth, trampling her valet, Gerald du Maurier), who has arranged the marriage of unwilling Peter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) to the title character, Elisabeth Bergner as Catherine, in Alexander Korda’s London Film production, The Rise Of Catherine The Great. 1934.
Young Cassidy (1965) - I Can Go As High As Tuppence In Dublin, ca. 1910, Rod Taylor (title character, an aspiring writer) and mother (Flora Robson) receive sister Ella (Sian Phillips), mother of five, whose husband “Drummer” is now institutionalized, then he meets book store clerk Nora (Maggie Smith), in Young Cassidy, 1965, based on the life of playwright Sean O’Casey.
Murder At The Gallop (1963) - Murder Most Foul Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) drops in on mysterious Aunt Cora, but winds up settling for her assistant Miss Gilchrist (Flora Robson), in Murder At The Gallop, 1963, from an Agatha Christie novel.
Eye Of The Devil (1967) - The Path You Have Chose David Niven as the French Marquis Philippe, motoring from Paris to Bordeaux where his family vineyard has failed again, his aunt (Flora Robson) isn’t eager to see him, the butler (Donald Bisset) is edified, and the local priest (Donald Pleasence) is spooky, J. Lee Thompson directing, In Eye Of The Devil, 1967.
Sea Hawk, The (1940) - An Immediate Audience The monkey lost by Captain Thorpe (Errol Flynn) is explained when he arrives, secretly pleasing the Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson) and irritating his rivals (Henry Daniell, et al) in Michael Curtiz' The Sea Hawk, 1940.
Wuthering Heights (1939) - On The Barren Yorkshire Moors Beginning the stormy prologue from Samuel Goldwyn's celebrated 1939 production of Wuthering Heights, Miles Mander as the visitor Lockwood, Laurence Olivier the taciturn Heathcliff, other characters rather obscured, from the Emily Bronte novel, directed by William Wyler.
Wuthering Heights (1939) - I Am Heathcliff! Unaware that socially inferior Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) is within earshot, Cathy (Merle Oberon) tells servant Ellen (Flora Robson) first of her engagement, then her doubts, in Wuthering Heights, 1939, directed by William Wyler from the Emily Bronte novel.
Invisible Stripes (1940) - You Don't Mind If I Stare At You? Ex-con Cliff Taylor (George Raft) in a sentimental reunion with his mom (Flora Robson), when kid brother Tim (William Holden) and his girl Peggy (Jane Bryan) show up, followed by Cliff’s own gal Sue (Margot Stevenson), who seems less comfortable, early in Invisible Stripes, 1940.
55 Days At Peking (1963) - Open, Foreign Compound Dimitri Tiomkin music for the tone and narration to set the stage for producer Samuel Bronston's imperial epic 55 Days At Peking, 1963, starring Charlton Heston, David Niven and Ava Gardner.
Fire Over England - A Message From Her Heart Teenage lady-in-waiting Cynthia (Vivien Leigh) attends to her royal grandfather Burleigh (Morton Selten) who receives alarming news of her boyfriend abroad, in Alexander Korda's Fire Over England, 1937.
Fire Over England - Little Man, Little Man Regal staging before Flora Robson (as the best Queen Elizabeth ever!) consumes the helpless Spanish Ambassador (Henry Oscar) in a dispute over Francis Drake's exploits in Alexander Korda's Fire Over England, 1937.
Saraband For Dead Lovers - I Have Some Influence Not seen, the heroine, Joan Greenwood narrates the arrival of Swedish count Konigsmark (Stewart Granger) in 17th century Hanover, losing at cards to the prince (Peter Bull), then falling into the clutches of powerful Countess Platen (Flora Robson), in the Basil Dearden/Michael Relph production Saraband For Dead Lovers, 1948.

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