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Diana Wynyard (1906–1964)


One of the outstanding stage actresses of her time, Diana Wynyard will always be remembered for her unforgettable performance in the British version of the thriller Gaslight (1940) (re-made in Hollywood in 1944 with Ingrid Bergman). Starring opposite the great Anton Walbrook, she played the part of terrorized Bella Mallen (driven to the point of ... See full bio »

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(age 58) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Cavalcade
Cavalcade Jane Marryot
(1933)
Gaslight
Gaslight Bella Mallen
(1940)
Men Must Fight
Men Must Fight Laura Seward
(1933)
Reunion in Vienna
Reunion in Vienna Elena Krug
(1933)

Filmography

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 1956-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Helen Purslow / Constance Tuckerman / Clarisse / ...
- The Man in the Panama Hat (1964) ... Helen Purslow
- The Autumn Garden (1960) ... Constance Tuckerman
- The Springtime of Others (1957) ... Clarisse
- The Seagull (1956) ... Irina Arkadina
- Hamlet (1956) ... Gertrude
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Stella Lambert
- Eye Witness (1960) ... Stella Lambert
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Frinton
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Aren't We All (1960) ... Lady Frinton
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jane Birman
- The Second Man (1959) ... Jane Birman
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Mary Lester
- A Touch of the Sun (1958) ... Mary Lester
 1957 Island in the Sun
Mrs. Fleury
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
The Empress
- Mayerling (1957) ... The Empress
 1956 The Gentle Touch
The Matron
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Lucille
- The Little Big Shot (1955) ... Lucille
 1955 Lady Charing Is Cross (TV Movie)
Lady Charing
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Joanna Manville
- Inquest on a Hero (1954) ... Joanna Manville
 1954 The Lover (TV Short)
The Queen
 1951 Tom Brown's Schooldays
Mrs. Arnold
 1951 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
 1947 An Ideal Husband
Lady Gertrude Chiltern
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps
Helen Walshingham
 1941 The Prime Minister
Mary Disraeli
 1941 A Voice in the Night
Irena Roder
 1940 Gaslight
Bella Mallen
 1939 The Fugitive
Kit Kobling
 1937 Othello (TV Movie)
Desdemona
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
- Heart's Content (1937)
 1934 One More River
Claire Corven
 1934 Let's Try Again
Alice Overton
 1934 Where Sinners Meet
Anne
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Elena Krug
 1933 Men Must Fight
Laura Seward
 1933 Cavalcade
Jane Marryot
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Princess Natasha
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She played Gertrude in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Paul Scofield, Anthony Quayle, and Claire Bloom in the cast. Michael Benthall was director. See more »

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1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

She was the first British actress to put her prints on the Grauman's Chinese Theater forecourt. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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