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Irene Handl



One of British filmdom's most beloved interpreters of cockneys and eccentrics, pleasantly plump Irene Handl didn't begin her acting career until she was approaching middle age. For nearly five decades, Handl delighted her fans in a multitude of plays, films, and TV series. Her first movie was 1937's Believed Married, and her last was 1980's Hound of the Baskervilles; in between, she sparkled in such productions as Millions Like Us (1943), Great Day (1946), Adam and Evelyne (1949), Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953), Brothers in Law (1958) and Next to No Time (1960). She even found time to write two popular novels. On British television, Irene Handl starred in the weekly efforts For Love of Amy (1970-72) and Maggie and Her (1978-79).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hotel Du Lac
  • Madame de Bonneuil
1986
75% Absolute Beginners
  • Mrs. Larkin
1986
No Score Yet It's Your Move
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Confessions of a Driving Instructor
  • Miss Slenderparts
1981
No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Mrs. Barrymore
1980
100% The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle
  • Usherette
1980
No Score Yet Riding High
  • Actor
1978
33% The Last Remake of Beau Geste
  • Miss Wormwood
1977
No Score Yet Adventures of a Private Eye
  • Miss Friggin
1977
No Score Yet Stand Up Virgin Soldiers
  • Mrs. Phillimore
1977
No Score Yet For the Love of Ada
  • Ada Bingley
1972
No Score Yet Doctor in Trouble
  • Mrs. Dailey
1970
100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • Winnie Wainwhisle
1970
96% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
  • Mrs. Hudson
1970
84% The Italian Job
  • Miss Peach
1969
No Score Yet Wonderwall
  • Mrs. Peurofoy
1969
100% Smashing Time
  • Mrs. Gimble
1967
88% The Wrong Box
  • Mrs. Hackett
1966
69% Morgan! (Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment)
  • Mrs. Delt
1966
No Score Yet Heavens Above!
  • Rene Smith
1963
No Score Yet Double Bunk
  • Mrs. Harper
1961
No Score Yet No Kidding
  • Mrs. Spicer
1961
No Score Yet A Weekend with Lulu
  • Florence Proudfoot
1961
No Score Yet The Rebel
  • Mrs. Crevatte
1961
No Score Yet The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's
  • Miss Harker-Parker
1961
No Score Yet Two Way Stretch
  • Mrs. Price
1960
No Score Yet Doctor in Love
  • Prof. MacRitchie
1960
No Score Yet Make Mine Mink
  • Mme. Spolinski
1960
No Score Yet Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (Man in a Cocked Hat)
  • Mrs. Carter
1960
No Score Yet Carry On Nurse
  • Madge Hickson
1960
100% I'm All Right Jack
  • Mrs. Kite
1960
No Score Yet Carry On Constable
  • Distraught woman
1960
No Score Yet School for Scoundrels
  • Mrs. Stringer
1960
No Score Yet Left Right and Centre
  • Mrs. Maggs
1959
No Score Yet The Key
  • Clerk
1958
No Score Yet Small Hotel
  • Mrs. Gammon
1957
No Score Yet Brothers in Law
  • Mrs. Potter
1957
60% A Kid for Two Farthings
  • Mrs. Abramowitz
1956
No Score Yet Who Done It?
  • Customer
1956
No Score Yet Mad About Men
  • Mme. Blanche
1955
No Score Yet Duel in the Jungle
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet The Belles of St. Trinian's
  • Miss Gale
1953
No Score Yet Meet Mr. Lucifer
  • Lady with Dog
1953
No Score Yet Young Wives' Tale
  • Nurses Regents Park
1952
No Score Yet One Wild Oat
  • Audrey Cuttle No. 2
1951
89% Stage Fright
  • Mrs. Mason - Gill's Maid
1950
No Score Yet Adam and Evelyne (Adam and Evalyn)
  • Manageress
1949
No Score Yet The Perfect Woman
  • Mrs. Butter Housekeeper
1949
No Score Yet The History of Mr. Polly
  • Lady on Left
1949
No Score Yet Woman Hater
  • Mrs. Fletcher
1949
No Score Yet Temptation Harbour
  • Mrs. Gowshall
1947
No Score Yet Code of Scotland Yard
  • Ruby Towser
1947
89% Brief Encounter
  • Organist
1945
No Score Yet Mr. Emmanuel
  • Trude
1944
No Score Yet Millions Like Us
  • Landlady
1943
No Score Yet The Flemish Farm
  • Frau
1943
No Score Yet Gasbags
  • Wife
1941
No Score Yet Spellbound
  • Mrs. Nugent
1941
93% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo)
  • Station Master (uncredited)
1940
No Score Yet The Girl in the News
  • Miss Blaker
1940
No Score Yet On the Night of the Fire
  • Neighbour
1939

Quotes from Irene Handl's Characters