Heather Angel


Actor
Heather Angel

About

Also Known As
Heather Grace Angel
Birth Place
Oxford, England, GB
Born
February 09, 1909
Died
December 13, 1986
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Delicately pretty leading lady and supporting player of the 1930s and 40s. Angel began making films in her native Great Britain and initially made a good impression in the gentle romanticism of "Berkeley Square" and in John Ford's moving "Pilgrimage" (both 1933). Many of her more important films, though, did not necessarily highlight her character or gave her somewhat ordinary leads to w...

Photos & Videos

Family & Companions

Ralph Forbes
Husband
Actor.
Henry Wilcoxon
Husband
Actor.
Robert B Sinclair
Husband
Director. Fatally stabbed by a prowler.

Biography

Delicately pretty leading lady and supporting player of the 1930s and 40s. Angel began making films in her native Great Britain and initially made a good impression in the gentle romanticism of "Berkeley Square" and in John Ford's moving "Pilgrimage" (both 1933). Many of her more important films, though, did not necessarily highlight her character or gave her somewhat ordinary leads to work with. Angel primarily enjoyed larger roles in programmers and B films, among them a number of "Bulldog Drummond" mysteries of the late 30s, and played supporting roles in larger budget films. She played the youngest of the marriageable Bennet sisters in "Pride and Prejudice" (1940) and other notable credits included Ford's "The Informer" (1935), "The Last of the Mohicans" (1936) and Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" (1941). Angel was also memorable as one of those lost at sea in Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" (1943). She lived quietly in her later years, working very occasionally, and unfortunately lived to see her third husband fatally stabbed by a prowler.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Premature Burial (1962)
Kate Carrell
Peter Pan (1953)
Voice of Mrs. Mary Darling
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[Voice of] Alice's sister
The Saxon Charm (1948)
Vivian Saxon
In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
Mrs. Nelson
Cry 'Havoc' (1944)
Andra [West]
Lifeboat (1944)
Mrs. Higley
Time to Kill (1943)
Merle Davis
The Undying Monster (1942)
Helga Hammond
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Mary Smith
Suspicion (1941)
Ethel, maid
Singapore Woman (1941)
Frieda
Shadows on the Stairs (1941)
Sylvia [Armitage]
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Girl in prologue
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Kitty Bennet
Half a Sinner (1940)
Anne Gladden
Undercover Doctor (1939)
Cynthia Weld
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939)
Phyllis Clavering
Bulldog Drummond's Bride (1939)
Phyllis Clavering
Army Girl (1938)
Mrs. Gwen Bradley
Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938)
Phyllis Clavering
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)
Phyllis Clavering
Portia on Trial (1937)
Elizabeth Manners
Western Gold (1937)
Jeannie Thatcher
The Duke Comes Back (1937)
Susan Corbin Foster
Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
Phyllis Clavering
The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
Cora [Munro]
Daniel Boone (1936)
Virginia Randolph
The Bold Caballero (1936)
Isabella [Palma]
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
Rosa Bud
The Three Musketeers (1935)
Constance
The Informer (1935)
Mary McPhillip
The Headline Woman (1935)
Myrna Van Buren
It Happened in New York (1935)
Chris Edwards
The Perfect Gentleman (1935)
Evelyn
Springtime for Henry (1934)
Miss Smith
Romance in the Rain (1934)
Cynthia Brown
Murder in Trinidad (1934)
Joan Cassell
Orient Express (1934)
Coral Musker
Pilgrimage (1933)
Suzanne
Berkeley Square (1933)
Helen Pettigrew
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933)
Carlotta Eagan
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932)
Beryl
Self-Made Lady (1932)
Sookey

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Backstairs at the White House (1979)

Life Events

1926

Stage acting debut at Old Vic

1933

Earliest Hollywood films included "Berkeley Square" and "Pilgrimage"

1944

Last year to have several films in release

1948

Returned to films after several inactive years in "The Saxon Charm"

1962

Returned for a one-shot character role in "The Premature Burial"

Photo Collections

Lifeboat - Movie Poster
Lifeboat - Movie Poster
Pride and Prejudice - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from MGM's Pride and Prejudice (1940), starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier.

Videos

Movie Clip

That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Emma, Lady Hamilton Nothing inaccurate in this opening scene, Vivien Leigh as the now dissolute Lady Hamilton, who died in poverty in Calais in 1815, clashing with French authorities, rescued by English Mary (Heather Angel), in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941, co-starring Laurence Olivier.
Berkeley Square (1933) - An American Jest Time traveling American Peter (Leslie Howard) is posing as his 18th century namesake, whose diary he has studied, meeting his puzzled London cousins Kate (Valerie Taylor), Tom (Colin Keith-Johnston), Lady Anne (Irene Browne) and Helen (Heather Angel), in Berkeley Square, 1933.
Informer, The (1935) - Open, Then Judas Repented Credits then the abstract and chilling opening sequence from The Informer, 1935, which won Academy Awards for Best Direction (John Ford), Best Actor (Victor McLaglen), screenplay (Dudley Nichols) and score (Max Steiner).
Informer, The (1935) - Better Count It... Dublin rebel Frankie McPhillip (Wallace Ford) comes home to his mother (Una O'Connor) and sister (Heather Angel) and a trap laid by his friend Gypo Nolan (Victor McLaglen, title character), disconsolate at the British headquarters, in John Ford's The Informer, 1935.
Last Of The Mohicans, The (1936) - Want Paleface Squaws Shifty Magua (Bruce Cabot) is leading Brit Hayward (Henry Wilcoxon) and his commanding officer’s daughters (Binnie Barnes, Heather Angel) toward abduction, fortunately Hawkeye (Randolph Scott) and the Mohicans (Robert Barrat, Philip Reed) have followed, in The Last Of The Mohicans, 1936.
Last Of The Mohicans, The (1936) - Haircut By Huron Barbers Impressive location shooting as Hawkeye (Randolph Scott) convinces Hayward (Henry Wilcoxon) they’d better save British Alice and Cora (Binnie Barnes, Heather Angel) from the Hurons quick, then some back-story for James Fenimore Cooper’s hero, in The Last Of The Mohicans, 1936.
Cry Havoc (1944) - I'll Take It Up With General MacArthur Smitty (Margaret Sullavan) brings in the Corregidor evacuees who are the new volunteer medical staff on Bataan, Ann Sothern as Pat, Ella Raines, Gloria Grafton, Diana Lewis, Fely Franquelli, Dorothy Morris, Heather Angel, Frances Gifford and Joan Blondell as Grace, in Cry Havoc, 1944.
Lifeboat (1944) - One Of Them Shell Shock Cases Early on, players gathering after the liner is sunk by the U-Boat, nurse Mary Anderson, sailor William Bendix, oiler John Hodiak, magnate Henry Hull, journalist Tallulah Bankhead, crewman Hume Cronyn, then mother Heather Angel and German Walter Slezak, in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, 1944.
Lifeboat (1944) - Burial At Sea John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Tallulah Bankhead and Hume Cronyn, pre-empted by Canada Lee, do what they can for the deceased infant, Bankhead and nurse Mary Anderson then helping the delirious mother Heather Angel, German Walter Slezak observing, in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, 1944.
Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) - Spirit Of The Night Racing toward Scotland Yard, Ray Milland (title character) is surprised by a pedestrian (Heather Angel) then a guy sinking in a bog, not meeting a band of nasties (led by Porter Hall), found by his butler Tenny (E.E. Clive), in the Paramount serial Bulldog Drummond Esapes, 1937.
Pride And Prejudice (1940) - Beauty And Charm Jane Austen comic scene from MGM, the Bennets (Edmund Gwenn, Mary Boland) and daughters (Greer Garson as Elizabeth, Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane, with Ann Rutherford, Heather Angel and Marsha Hunt) receive the supercilious Mr. Collins (Melville Cooper), in Pride And Prejudice, 1940.
Mystery Of Edwin Drood (1935) - May She Always Be Cherished New tensions, brother and sister Neville and Helena (Douglass Montgomery, Valerie Hobson), in from Ceylon, meeting among others Rosa (Heather Angel), her betrothed Edwin (David Manners) and his uncle Jasper (Claude Rains), in the 1935 production of Charles Dickens' Mystery Of Edwin Drood.

Trailer

Companions

Ralph Forbes
Husband
Actor.
Henry Wilcoxon
Husband
Actor.
Robert B Sinclair
Husband
Director. Fatally stabbed by a prowler.

Bibliography