Kay Walsh

Kay Walsh

Highest Rated: 100% Greyfriars Bobby (1961)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Devil's Own (1966)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1911

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Kay Walsh was a gorgeous screen siren in the 1930s and '40s who went on to make her mark as a revered actress in the '50s and beyond in such films as "Oliver Twist" and "The Horse's Mouth." Beginning her career as a dancer working alongside Andre Charlot, she eventually hung up her shoes to try acting, and made her first splash with a supporting role in George King's 1934 comedy, "Get Your Man." Two years later she met famed director David Lean, who was working as a film editor at the time; the two married in 1940 as their careers were just warming up. Soon Walsh was discovered while performing on a West End stage, by producer-director Basil Dean, and signed with Ealing Studios. In the '40s she played leads in the mystery thriller "The Missing People" opposite Will Fyffe, and in '48 collaborated with Lean, portraying Nancy in his screen version of the Charles Dickens classic "Oliver Twist"; the two divorced the following year. As Walsh aged she worked in more supporting and character roles, notably with Alfred Hitchcock on his thriller "Stage Fright," and with Ronald Neame in the Scottish military drama "Tunes of Glory." In 1958 she was in the Alec Guinness vehicle "The Horse's Mouth," citing it as her favorite role. Meanwhile, she appeared on the London stage and began to work in television. Walsh carried on with screen appearances until 1982, when she retired in London.

Highest rated movies

Greyfriars Bobby
Last Holiday
Oliver Twist
This Happy Breed
Stage Fright
The Horse's Mouth
In Which We Serve
Cast a Dark Shadow

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 66% Night Crossing Doris' Mother (Character) - 1981
75% 83% Scrooge Mrs. Fezziwig (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Connecting Rooms Mrs. Brent (Character) - 1969
67% 31% The Devil's Own Stephanie Bax (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Study in Terror Cathy Eddowes (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Who Rides a Tiger Mrs. Woodley (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission to Paradise Harriet Pembroke (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reach for Glory Mrs. Curlew (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lunch Hour Manageress (Character) - 1962
100% 80% Greyfriars Bobby Mrs. Brown (Character) - 1961
75% 80% Tunes of Glory Mary Titterington (Character) - 1960
89% 76% The Horse's Mouth Dee Coker (Character) - 1958
83% 57% Cast a Dark Shadow Charlotte Young (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Now and Forever Miss Muir (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lease of Life Mrs. Vera Thorne (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rainbow Jacket Barbara Crain (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 55% Young Bess Mrs. Ashley (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 64% Hunted Mrs. Sykes (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight at 8:30 Lily Pepper: Red Peppers (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 50% The Magnet Mrs. Brent (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 62% Encore Miss Molly Reid (Character) - 1951
100% 79% Last Holiday Mrs. Poole (Character) - 1950
90% 68% Stage Fright Nellie Goode (Character) - 1950
100% 84% Oliver Twist Nancy (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 71% The October Man Molly Newman (Character) - 1947
100% 77% This Happy Breed Queenie Gibbons (Character) - 1944
89% 76% In Which We Serve Freda Lewis (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chinese Bungalow Sadie Merivale (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Missing People Peggy Gillette (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Alison Devar (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 20% I See Ice Judy Gaye (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep Fit Joan Allen (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Luck of the Irish Eileen O'Donnell (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961