Ethel Griffies




Cast (Feature Film)

Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)
Mrs. Spencer
The Birds (1963)
Mrs. Bundy
Billy Liar (1963)
Grandmother Florence
The Homestretch (1947)
Aunt Martha
Millie's Daughter (1947)
Aunt Katherine
Devotion (1946)
Aunt Branwell
Saratoga Trunk (1946)
Madame Clarissa Van Steed
Sing While You Dance (1946)
Mrs. Abigail Smith
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)
Mrs. Nelson
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
Lady Stover
Thrill of a Romance (1945)
Mrs. Sarah Fenway
Molly and Me (1945)
Mrs. Lamb
Music for Millions (1945)
Mrs. McGuff
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
Woman on train
Pardon My Rhythm (1944)
Mrs. [Martha] Dean
Jane Eyre (1944)
Grace Poole
It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
Justice of the peace's wife
Time to Kill (1943)
Mrs. Murdock
Holy Matrimony (1943)
Lady Vale
Forever and a Day (1943)
Woman in shelter
First Comes Courage (1943)
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942)
Mrs. Graham
Castle in the Desert (1942)
Madame Saturnia
Right to the Heart (1942)
Minerva Bromley
Between Us Girls (1942)
The Postman Didn't Ring (1942)
Catherine Vanderwater
Son of Fury (1942)
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Lady Fitzhugh
Great Guns (1941)
Aunt Agatha
Dead Men Tell (1941)
Miss [Patience] Nodbury
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Mrs. Nicholas
Billy the Kid (1941)
Mrs. Hanky
Man at Large (1941)
Mrs. Zagra
Irene (1940)
Princess Minetti
Vigil in the Night (1940)
Matron East
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
Mrs. Kane
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)
Hester Pringle
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Mrs. Clark
I'm from Missouri (1939)
Miss Wildhack
We Are Not Alone (1939)
Mrs. Raymond
The Star Maker (1939)
Voice teacher
Man with 100 Faces (1938)
Anna Karénina (1935)
Mme. Kartasoff
Werewolf of London (1935)
Mrs. Whack
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
Miss Twinkleton
The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)
Mrs. Martha Bartholomew
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935)
Winifred Trent
Hold 'Em Yale (1935)
Mrs. Peavey
Sadie McKee (1934)
Woman in subway
The Painted Veil (1934)
Lady Coldchester
Jane Eyre (1934)
Grace Poole
Call It Luck (1934)
Lady Poindexter
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
Mrs. Field
Four Frightened People (1934)
Mrs. Ainger's mother
We Live Again (1934)
Aunt Marie
Stolen Sweets (1934)
The House of Rothschild (1934)
Guest at reception hall
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
A Lady's Profession (1933)
Lady McDougal
Horseplay (1933)
Midnight Club (1933)
The Duchess
White Woman (1933)
Mrs. Chisholm
Tonight Is Ours (1933)
Torch Singer (1933)
Agatha Alden
Are You Listening? (1932)
Mrs. Peters
Westward Passage (1932)
Lady Caverly
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Second aunt
The Impatient Maiden (1932)
Nurse Lovett
Once a Lady (1931)
Miss Bleeker
The Road to Singapore (1931)
Mrs. Everard
Waterloo Bridge (1931)
Mrs. Hobley
The Millionaire (1931)
Mrs. Andrews
Manhattan Parade (1931)
Mrs. Beacon
Old English (1930)
Adela Heythorp

Life Events


Movie Clip

Billy Liar (1963) -- (Movie Clip) A Day Of Big Decisions Ignoring his Mum, Dad and Gram (Mona Washbourne, Wilfred Pickles and Ethel Griffies) Billy (Tom Courtenay) enjoys a waking dream (featuring Julie Christie) of the Republic of Ambrosia in the first narrative scene from Billy Liar, 1963, directed by John Schlesinger.
Molly And Me (1945) -- (Movie Clip) I Do Hope Your Ladyship Approves From the top, English superstar Gracie Fields as the title character, eager to disguise the theatrical boarding house she runs, Queenie Leonard and Edith Barrett her compatriots, Natalie Schafer (from Gillian’s Island) visiting, in Molly And Me, 1945, with Monty Woolley and Roddy McDowall.
We Live Again -- (Movie Clip) Peasants and Ourselves... The lovely serf Katusha (Anna Sten) hurries to greet the returning Russian Prince Dimitri (Fredric March) who has alarmed his aunts (Gwendolyn Logan and Ethel Griffies) with proletarian notions in We Live Again, 1934.
Waterloo Bridge (1940) -- (Movie Clip) The Easiest Way In London circa 1916, ex-ballerina Kitty (Virginia Field) is found out in her secret profession by her former colleague and current impoverished roommate Myra (Vivien Leigh), whose betrothed is away at war, in a pivotal scene from Mervyn LeRoy's Waterloo Bridge, 1940.
Birds, The (1963) -- (Movie Clip) That Man's Lighting A Cigar! Mitch (Rod Taylor) is failing to get citizens at the diner to unite in action when another bird attacks across the street at the gas station, director Alfred Hitchcock playing with sound and fire, Melanie (Tippi Hedren) nearly victimized, a famous sequence from The Birds, 1963.
Return Of Peter Grimm, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) I Raise Flowers Not Spirits! Opening scene, Lionel Barrymore as grumpy florist Grimm, the reluctant host of a seance run by his medium friend Dr. MacPherson (Edward Ellis), Donald Meek, Ethel Griffies among the irritated guests, in the RKO remake of The Return Of Peter Grimm, 1936, based on a play by David Belasco.
Mystery Of Edwin Drood (1935) -- (Movie Clip) 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.