Edith Evans

Edith Evans

Highest Rated: 95% The Queen of Spades (1949)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

Birthday: Feb 8, 1888

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Legendary stage performer acclaimed for her precise diction, ironic delivery and forthright acting style who won renown for her performances in Shakespeare, Shaw, Wilde and Restoration comedies. After appearing in two early silent films, Evans did not return to the screen until 1948. Her definitive portrayal of Oscar Wilde's Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest" was captured on screen in 1952, and in her 70s and 80s she created a bevy of memorable characters in such films as "Tom Jones" (1963) and "The Whisperers" (1967).

Highest rated movies

The Queen of Spades
Look Back in Anger
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Nun's Story
Tom Jones
The Chalk Garden
The Whisperers




No Score Yet 44% Nasty Habits Sister Hildegard (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 90% The Slipper and the Rose Dowager Queen (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 10% Craze Aunt Louise (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 54% QB VII Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 43% A Doll's House Anne-Marie (Character) - 1973
75% 83% Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Past (Character) - 1970
20% 49% The Madwoman of Chaillot Josephine (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 30% David Copperfield Aunt Betsy Trotwood (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crooks and Coronets Lady Sophie Fitzmore (Character) - 1969
67% 57% The Whisperers Mrs. Ross (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 64% Fitzwilly Miss Victoria Woodworth (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 50% Young Cassidy Lady Gregory (Character) - 1965
71% 77% The Chalk Garden Mrs. St. Maugham (Character) - 1964
80% 58% Tom Jones Miss Western (Character) $481.4K 1963
83% 81% The Nun's Story Rev. Mother Emmanuel (Belgium) (Character) - 1959
92% 76% Look Back in Anger Mrs. Tanner (Character) - 1958
88% 83% The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell (Character) - 1952
95% 71% The Queen of Spades The Old Countess Ranevskaya (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Dolwyn Merri (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Girl Unknown (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Question of Fact Mrs. Smith (Character) - 0000