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: Not Available
  • Though she made comparatively few screen appearances, Celia Johnson was, during the war years, one of England's favorite film actresses. An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Johnson made her first professional stage appearance in 1928. She would not appear in a film until 1942's In Which We Serve, and then only by special request of director Noel Coward; as the steadfast spouse of a British naval officer (Coward), the actress was the apotheosis of all gallant British war wives. In 1945, she co-starred with Trevor Howard in another Noel Coward effort, Brief Encounter, arguably the best of the tear-stained British romance films of the 1940s (with requisite classical-music score). After a handful of subsequent films, Johnson returned full time to the stage, returning to movies in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, for which she received a British Film Academy award. Knighted in 1981, the actress was billed as Dame Celia Johnson for her last appearance in the British TV drama Staying On, where she was reunited with Trevor Howard. Celia Johnson was the widow of actor Peter Fleming.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet All's Well That Ends Well Countess of Rousillon 2012
No Score Yet Staying On Actor 1980
No Score Yet Les Miserables Sister Simplice 1978
No Score Yet Romeo & Juliet Nurse 1978
83% The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Miss MacKay 1969
No Score Yet Cherry Orchard Actor 1962
No Score Yet The Good Companions Miss Trant 1957
50% A Kid for Two Farthings Joanne 1956
80% The Captain's Paradise Maud St. James 1953
No Score Yet The Holly and the Ivy Jenny Gregory 1952
No Score Yet The Astonished Heart Barbara Faber 1950
91% Brief Encounter Laura Jesson 1945
100% This Happy Breed Ethel Gibbons 1944
89% In Which We Serve Mrs. Kinross 1942

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