Martita Hunt


Actor

Biography

Life Events

1921

British stage acting debut

1932

Film acting debut

Videos

Movie Clip

Paradise Lagoon (a.k.a The Admirable Crichton, 1958) - You're Doing Splendidly Sally Ann Howes as Lady Mary is gaining some nerve, though she’s the last holdout of the shipwrecked Loam family in recognizing that their butler Crichton (Kenneth More) is best equipped to lead their party, and her attempted swim brings her around, in Paradise Lagoon, 1958, better known as The Admirable Crichton, from the J.M. Barrie play.
Great Expectations (1946) - I Sometimes Have Sick Fancies Delivered by socially ambitious "Uncle" Pumblechook (Hay Petrie), lowly-born Pip (Anthony Wager) meets Estella (Jean Simmons) and Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt), the odd local lady who's summoned him, in David Lean's Great Expectations, 1946, from the Charles Dickens novel.
Great Expectations (1946) - You Shall Not Shed Tears For My Cruelty The grown-up "Pip," (John Mills) visits Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt), whom he presumes to be the secret benefactor who has financed his career as a young gentleman, and sees Estella (now Valerie Hobson) for the first time since childhood in David Lean's Great Expectations, 1946.
Great Expectations (1946) - She Would Coldly Tolerate Me Young Pip (Anthony Wager) with Biddy (Eileen Erskine), now a fixture in the household of blacksmith Joe, seeking counsel before visits to Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt) and her ward Estella (Jean Simmons), his apprenticeship approaching, John Mills narrating, in David Lean’s Great Expectations, 1946.
Brides Of Dracula, The (1960) - We Pray For Death Marianne (Yvonne Monlaur) the visiting French teacher, unaware of the vampire business, doing well not being shocked at how the Baroness (Martita Hunt) treats her maybe-mad son, whom she accidentally saw, whereupon he (David Peel) explains his perspective, in Hammer Films’ The Brides Of Dracula, 1960.
Fan, The (1949) - Everything Except Temptation Resuming Otto Preminger's flashback device with geriatric Madeleine Carroll and George Sanders as amorous Lord Darlington, meeting Lady Windermere (Jeanne Crain) then the duchess and daughter (Martita Hunt, Virginia McDowell), in The Fan, 1949, the famous line from Oscar Wilde's play.
So Evil My Love (1948) - Not A Suitable Companion Nervous widow Olivia (Ann Todd), still unaware of her boyfriend's crimes, seeks support from old school friend Susan (Geraldine Fitzgerald), warned off by her mother-in-law (Martita Hunt) in So Evil My Love, 1948.
Becket - Doomed King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) berates his wife Eleanor (Pamela Brown) and mother Matilda (Martita Hunt) as they welcome the fall of his friend and rival Thomas Becket (Richard Burton) in Becket, 1964.

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