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Kathleen Harrison



Sharp-featured, sharp-tongued British actress Kathleen Harrison was everyone's favorite Cockney, even though she was born in Lancashire. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kathleen made her stage bow in 1926 (nine years earlier, she had appeared fleetingly in a silent picture). Her first talkie was 1931's Hobson's Choice; within only a few years, she was one of the best-loved actresses on the British screen. Her wide range encompassed suspense films (The Ghoul [1933], The Ghost Train [1941]), G. B. Shaw (Major Barbara [1941], Caesar and Cleopatra [1946]) and Dickens (A Christmas Carol [1951], The Pickwick Papers [1952]). In 1947, Harrison was costarred with Jack Warner in Holiday Camp; the actors played the heads of the Huggett family, a British equivalent to MGM's Hardy brood. This led to a popular series of Huggett films, and other well-received teamings of Warner and Harrison. Active in films until 1979, Kathleen Harrison worked almost exclusively in England; her one American production, Night Must Fall (1937), was based on a British stage success.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Happy Family (Mr. Lord Says No)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet West 11
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Seven Thunders (The Beasts of Marseilles)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Tenth Man
  • Confused Voter
2005
No Score Yet On the Fiddle
  • Mrs. Cooksley
1961
No Score Yet Cry From the Streets
  • Mrs. Farrer
1958
No Score Yet Cast a Dark Shadow
  • Emmie
1957
No Score Yet Where There's A Will
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet The Pickwick Papers
  • Rachael Wardle
1954
No Score Yet Turn the Key Softly
  • Mrs. Quilliam
1954
No Score Yet Landfall
  • Mona's Mother
1953
No Score Yet The Magic Box
  • Mother in Family Group
1952
84% A Christmas Carol
  • Mrs. Dilber
1951
100% Oliver Twist
  • Mrs. Sowerberry
1951
No Score Yet Trio
  • Emma Foreman
1950
No Score Yet Winslow Boy
  • Violet
1949
No Score Yet Cast a Dark Shadow (Angel)
  • Emmie
1948
No Score Yet I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress)
  • Waitress
1947
No Score Yet Temptation Harbour
  • Mabel
1947
No Score Yet Code of Scotland Yard
  • Mrs. Catt
1947
No Score Yet Wanted for Murder
  • Florrie
1946
No Score Yet Meet Sexton Blake
  • Mrs. Bardell
1944
93% In Which We Serve
  • Mrs. Blake
1942
No Score Yet I Thank You
  • Cook
1941
No Score Yet Kipps (The Remarkable Mr. Kipps)
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet The Ghost Train
  • Miss Bourne
1941
86% Major Barbara
  • Mrs. Price
1941
No Score Yet The Girl in the News
  • Cook
1940
80% Bank Holiday
  • May
1938
No Score Yet Night Must Fall
  • Mrs. Terence
1937
No Score Yet Broken Blossoms
  • Mrs. Lossy
1936
No Score Yet The Ghoul
  • Kaney
1933
No Score Yet The Man From Toronto
  • Actor
1933

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