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Kathleen Byron



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Hedda Gabler
  • Julianna Tesman
2001
92% 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
90% 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
No Score Yet Private Road
  • Actor
1971
78% Twins of Evil
  • Katy Weil
1971
75% 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
80% 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 Tom Brown's School Days
  • Mrs. Brown
1951
No Score Yet Hell Is Sold Out
  • Arlette de Balzamann
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
95% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Lady Carnock

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