Celia Johnson

Celia Johnson

Highest Rated: 100% This Happy Breed (1944)

Lowest Rated: 50% A Kid for Two Farthings (1956)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1908

Birthplace: Ellerker Gate, England, UK

A distinguished stage actress, Celia Johnson graced films only occasionally, and the results made one wish she had acted in the cinema far more often. She made her film debut in Noel Coward's memorable wartime drama, "In Which We Serve" (1942) and did well in one of the leading roles in David Lean's "This Happy Breed" (1944). Johnson is most cherished, though, for her uniquely beautiful performance opposite an equally fine Trevor Howard in Lean's delicate, highly romantic classic, "Brief Encounter" (1945), the poignant story of an accidental love affair between two people both comfortably married to others. Over the years Johnson continued to perform admirably in films such as "The Captain's Paradise" (1953), a comedy co-starring Alec Guinness and Yvonne DeCarlo, and Carol Reed's gentle whimsy, "A Kid for Two Farthings" (1955). Her last feature film role came as Maggie Smith's memorable nemesis in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969), but Johnson appeared on TV until shortly before her death.

Highest rated movies




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Potting Shed Unknown (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 75% The Hostage Tower Mrs. Wheeler (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Staying On Lucy Smalley (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 76% Les Misérables Sister Simplice (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 73% Romeo and Juliet Nurse (Character) - 1978
84% 85% The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Miss Mackay (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Companions Miss Trant (Character) - 1957
50% 67% A Kid for Two Farthings Joanna (Character) - 1956
80% 67% The Captain's Paradise Maud St. James (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Holly and the Ivy Jenny Gregory (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Believe in You Matty Matheson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Astonished Heart Barbara Faber (Character) - 1950
91% 91% Brief Encounter Laura Jesson (Character) - 1945
100% 77% This Happy Breed Ethel Gibbons (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Octopus Cynthia (Character) - 1943
89% 76% In Which We Serve Alix Kinross (Character) - 1942


No Score Yet No Score Yet Call My Bluff Contestant 1965


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