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Helen Haye



Usually described as "the magnificent Helen Haye ", this regal British actress made her stage debut in 1898. Haye toured with the Frank Benson and Sir Beerbohm Tree repertory companies before making her London bow in 1911 as Gertrude in Hamlet. Her Broadway credits extended from 1925's The Last of Mrs. Cheyney to 1953's Anastasia, in which she beautifully cast as the Dowager Empress. After a brief flirtation with films in 1917, she plunged into moviemaking on a fairly regular basis in 1929. Her most famous screen roles include the socially proper wife of the master villain in Hitchcock's 39 Steps (1935), Countess Vronsky in Anna Karenina (1947), and the Duchess of York in Olivier's Richard III (1956). For many years, Helen Haye taught classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; among her prize pupils were John Gielgud and Charles Laughton. Helen Haye should not be confused with American actress Helen Hayes.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Action of the Tiger
  • The Countess
1957
80% Richard III
  • Queen Mother
1956
95% Hobson's Choice
  • Mrs. Hepworth
1953
No Score Yet Conspirator
  • Lady Witheringham
1949
No Score Yet Mine Own Executioner
  • Lady Maresfield
1949
No Score Yet Anna Karenina
  • Countess Vronsky
1948
No Score Yet The Man in Grey
  • Lady Rohan
1945
No Score Yet A Place of One's Own
  • Mrs. Manning-Tuthorn
1945
No Score Yet Fanny by Gaslight (Man of Evil)
  • Mrs. Somerford
1945
No Score Yet Madonna of the Seven Moons
  • Mother Superior
1945
No Score Yet Kipps (The Remarkable Mr. Kipps)
  • Mrs. Walshingham
1941
100% The Spy in Black
  • Mrs. Sedley
1939
No Score Yet The Case of the Frightened Lady
  • Dowager Lady Lebanon
1939
No Score Yet Sidewalks of London
  • Lady Selina
1938
No Score Yet Wings of the Morning
  • Jenepher
1937
No Score Yet Cotton Queen
  • Margaret Owen
1937
98% The 39 Steps
  • Mrs. Jordan
1935
No Score Yet It's a Boy
  • Mrs. Bogle
1934
17% The Skin Game
  • Mrs. Hillcrest
1931
No Score Yet Congress Dances
  • The Princess
1931
No Score Yet Atlantic
  • Clara Tate-Hughes
1929

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