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Celia Johnson



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet All's Well That Ends Well
  • Countess of Rousillon
2012
No Score Yet Unicorn
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Staying On
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Sister Simplice
1978
No Score Yet Romeo & Juliet
  • Nurse
1978
88% 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
60% A Kid for Two Farthings
  • Joanne
1956
No Score Yet 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
  • Actor
1950
89% Brief Encounter
  • Laura Jesson
1945
100% This Happy Breed
  • Ethel Gibbons
1944
93% In Which We Serve
  • Mrs. Kinross
1942

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