Dame May Whitty

Dame May Whitty

Highest Rated: 100% Conquest (1937)

Lowest Rated: 80% The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1865

Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK

West End actress Dame May Whitty (the first theatre and film actress to ever achieve damehood) officially entered Hollywood with her role as Mrs. Bramson in the 1937 film "Night Must Fall," for which she nabbed an Academy Award nomination. One of Whitty's best-remembered roles came with her turn as the mysterious disappearing governess Miss Froy in the Hitchcock thriller "The Lady Vanishes." She performed consistently throughout the '30s and '40s with some of the biggest names of the era including Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, and earned her second Oscar nomination for portraying Lady Beldon in the 1942 drama "Mrs. Miniver."

Highest rated movies

The Lady Vanishes
My Name Is Julia Ross
Mrs. Miniver
Lassie Come Home
The White Cliffs of Dover




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of October Aunt Martha Grant (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 53% If Winter Comes Mrs. Perch (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 14% The Sign of the Ram Clara Brastock (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 75% Green Dolphin Street Mother Superior (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 23% This Time for Keeps Grandmother Cambaretti (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 57% Devotion Lady Thornton (Character) - 1946
96% 67% My Name Is Julia Ross Mrs. Hughes (Character) - 1945
80% 61% The White Cliffs of Dover Nanny (Character) - 1944
88% 90% Gaslight Miss Thwaites (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 67% The Constant Nymph Lady Constance Longborough (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 67% Slightly Dangerous Baba (Character) - 1943
94% 76% Lassie Come Home Dally (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 51% Crash Dive Grandmother (Character) - 1943
95% 84% Mrs. Miniver Lady Beldon (Character) - 1942
97% 78% Suspicion Mrs. Martha McLaidlaw (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Florence (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 53% Raffles Lady Melrose (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Yesterday Mrs. Emily Truscott (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bill of Divorcement Aunt Hester Fairfield (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Met My Love Again Unknown (Character) - 1938
98% 88% The Lady Vanishes Miss Froy, Governess (Character) - 1938
100% 52% Conquest Dame May Whitty (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 78% Night Must Fall Mrs. Bramson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thirteenth Chair Mme. Rosalie La Grange (Character) - 1937