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Mona Washbourne

Highest Rated:   100% The Collector (1965)
Lowest Rated:   57% Stevie (1981)
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Mona Washbourne was trained as a concert pianist at the Birmingham School of Music. After performing in the "Modern Follies Concert Party" of 1924, she found acting, singing and clowning more to her liking. She launched her musical-comedy career in the touring musical revue Fol De Rols, remaining in this line of work until switching to straight dramatic acting in the 1937 West End production of Mourning Becomes Electra. In 1948, Washbourne inaugurated her film career, contributing sparkling characterizations to such films as Doctor in the House (1954), The Good Companions (1957), Billy Liar (1963) and My Fair Lady (1964, as Henry Higgins's housekeeper Mrs. Pearce). She played her patented dithering, doddering mannerisms opposite two humorless "psychos" in the space of a single year when she appeared in Night Must Fall (1964) and The Collector (1965). She went on to essay several distinct characterizations in O Lucky Man (1973), and to win the British Film Academy Award for her portrayal of the "lion mother" in Stevie (1978). Having appeared in experimental television broadcasts as early as 1929, Mona Washbourne returned to the small screen to close out her career as Nanny Hawkins in Brideshead Revisited (1982).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet It's Great To Be Young!
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Psychotic
  • Actor
1991
57% Stevie
  • Aunt
1981
No Score Yet Therese Raquin
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Grandmother
1976
No Score Yet The Driver's Seat
  • Mrs. Helen Fiedke
1975
No Score Yet Mr. Quilp (Old Curiosity Shop)
  • Mrs. Jarley
1975
82% O Lucky Man!
  • Sister Hallett/Usher/Neighbor
1973
No Score Yet Home
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet The Games
  • Mrs. Hayes
1970
No Score Yet Fragment of Fear
  • Mrs. Gray
1970
No Score Yet The Bed Sitting Room
  • Mother
1969
97% If....
  • Matron
1968
No Score Yet Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
  • Mrs. Brown
1968
100% The Collector
  • Aunt Annie
1965
No Score Yet The Third Day
  • Catherine Parsons
1965
96% My Fair Lady
  • Mrs. Pearce
1964
No Score Yet One Way Pendulum
  • Aunt Mildred
1964
No Score Yet Night Must Fall
  • Mrs. Bramson
1964
100% Billy Liar
  • Alice Fisher
1963
73% The Brides of Dracula
  • Frau Lang
1960
No Score Yet Cry From the Streets
  • Mrs. Daniels
1958
No Score Yet The Good Companions
  • Mrs. Joe
1957
No Score Yet Stranger in Town
  • Agnes Smith
1957
No Score Yet Cast a Dark Shadow
  • Monica Bare
1957
No Score Yet Doctor in the House
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Lost (Tears for Simon)
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet John and Julie
  • Miss Rendlesham
1955
No Score Yet The Gambler and the Lady
  • Miss Minter
1952
No Score Yet Winslow Boy
  • Miss Barnes
1949
No Score Yet Cast a Dark Shadow (Angel)
  • Monca Bare
1948

Quotes from Mona Washbourne's Characters