Kathleen Byron

Highest Rated: 100% Black Narcissus (1947)
Lowest Rated: 74% Les Miserables (1998)
Birthday: Jan 11, 1921
Birthplace: Not Available
British actress Kathleen Byron made her first film Young Mr. Pitt in 1941, shortly after completing her training at the Old Vic. At first a standard-issue ingenue, Byron displayed a dominant willfulness that resulted in roles as schemers and prevaricators. After big-budget films like A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and Black Narcissus (1948) - giving a rivetting performance in the latter as an insane nun - Ms. Byron was consigned to budget-feature films like The Gambler and the Lady (1952) and Profile (1954). She made several pilgrimages to Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, but her only American film was MGM's Young Bess (1953), set in England. Kathleen Byron remained in films until the 1980s, though she appeared less frequently and the roles diminished in significance.

Highest Rated Movies



96% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Actor $20.5K 2011
No Score Yet Hedda Gabler Julianna Tesman 2001
93% Saving Private Ryan Old Mrs. Ryan 1998
74% Les Miserables Mother Superior 1998
No Score Yet From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II Tadek's Mother 1981
91% The Elephant Man Lady Waddington 1980
No Score Yet One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Actor 1975
No Score Yet Craze, (Demon Master) Muriel Sharp 1974
No Score Yet The Abdication Queen Mother 1974
No Score Yet Nothing But the Night (The Devil's Undead) (The Resurrection Syndicate) Dr. Rose 1972
79% Twins of Evil Katy Weil 1971
No Score Yet Private Road Actor 1971
79% Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! ) Evelyn Sawtelle 1962
No Score Yet Hand in Hand Mrs. O'Malley 1960
No Score Yet Profile Margot Holland 1954
No Score Yet Young Bess Anne Seymour 1953
No Score Yet The Gambler and the Lady Pat 1952
83% The Small Back Room Susan 1952
No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You (The House in the Square) (Man of Two Worlds) Duchess of Devonshire 1951
No Score Yet Hell Is Sold Out Arlette de Balzamann 1951
No Score Yet Tom Brown's School Days Mrs. Brown 1951
No Score Yet Life in Her Hands Ann Peters 1951
No Score Yet Prelude to Fame Signora Bondini 1950
No Score Yet Madness of the Heart Verite Faimont 1949
100% Black Narcissus Sister Ruth 1947
97% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) Angel 1947
No Score Yet The Silver Fleet Schoolmistress 1943
93% The Mummy Actor 1932
No Score Yet Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood, (The Legend of Young Robin Hood) Actor


No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Dorothea Pike
  • 1999
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Lady Carnock
  • 1992
No Score Yet Blake's 7
Clonemaster Fen
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
Miss Faversham


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