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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 Gaslicht (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 »

Died:

(age 58) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Cavalcade Jane Marryot
(1933)
Gaslicht Bella Mallen
(1940)
Men Must Fight Laura Seward
(1933)
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 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 Feminine Touch
The Matron
 1955 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents (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 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
 1951 Tom Brown's Schooldays
Mrs. Arnold
 1947 An Ideal Husband
Lady Gertrude Chiltern
 1941 Kipps
Helen Walshingham
 1941 The Prime Minister
Mary Disraeli
 1941 Freedom Radio
Irena
 1940 Gaslicht
Bella Mallen
 1939 On the Night of the Fire
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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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Paul Scofield, Dorothy Tutin, Lewis Casson, Robert Hardy, Brewster Mason, Paul Hardwick, George Rose, John Moffatt, and John Whiting in the cast. John Gielgud was also director. See more »

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3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Her last television performance was in the play "The Man in the Panama Hat", which was recorded in March 1964. Her death occurred before the intended broadcast in May 1964, and it was eventually shown posthumously on 21 September 1964. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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