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Jean Cadell

  • Highest Rated: 100% Whisky Galore! (1949)
  • Lowest Rated: 83% Madeleine (1950)
  • Birthday: Sep 13, 1884
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Those few film historians who've commented upon Scottish character actress Jean Cadell have invariably emphasized her flaming red hair (in her earlier appearances) and piercing blue eyes. A stage actress from the turn of the century onward, Cadell entered films in 1919, often playing feisty young "lassies." Her first talkie was, appropriately enough, The Loves of Robert Burns (1930). Usually seen as sharp-tongued wives and remonstrating housekeepers, she was prominently cast in such films as David Copperfield (1935, as Mrs. Micawber) and Pygmalion (1937, as Mrs. Pierce). One of her most fondly remembered 1940s characterizations was as the Scots postmistress in the Boulting Brothers' I Know Where I'm Going. After years of secondary roles, Jean Cadell was afforded a star part--and star billing--in her next-to-last film, Like Unto You (1961).

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No Score Yet Very Important Person Actor 1962
89% A Taste of Honey Actor 1961
No Score Yet Serious Charge Almshouse Matron 1959
No Score Yet The Little Hut Mrs. Brittingham-Brett 1957
No Score Yet Keep It Clean Mrs. Anstey 1956
No Score Yet Meet Mr. Lucifer Mrs. Macdonald 1953
No Score Yet The Obsessed Ellen Housekeeper 1952
83% Madeleine Mrs. Jenkins 1950
100% Whisky Galore! Mrs. Campbell 1949
No Score Yet Jassy Meggie 1948
100% I Know Where I'm Going! Postmistress 1947
No Score Yet Quiet Wedding Aunt Florence 1941
No Score Yet South Riding Miss Dry 1938
94% Pygmalion Mrs. Pearce 1938
No Score Yet Love from a Stranger Aunt Lou 1937
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) Mrs. Micawber 1935
No Score Yet Escape Actor 1930


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