Mary Morris


Mary Morris
Mary Morris
Born 13 December 1915(1915-12-13)
Lautoka, Fiji
Died 14 October 1988(1988-10-14) (aged 72)
Aigle, Switzerland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1937–1988

Mary Morris (Mary Lilian Agnes Morris, 13 December 1915 – 14 October 1988) was a British actress.

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Life and career

She was the daughter of Herbert Stanley Morris, the botanist, and his wife Sylvia Ena de Creft-Harford. She was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

She made her stage debut in Lysistrata at the Gate Theatre, London, in 1935. In 1943, she played Anna Petrovitch in the Ealing war movie Undercover as the wife of a Serbian guerrilla leader. She played Professor Madeleine Dawnay in the science-fiction television drama A for Andromeda (and its sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough), and the female Number Two in the episode Dance of the Dead of the TV series The Prisoner (1967).

She also appeared on television in Doctor Who in 1982 in the story Kinda, playing the shaman Panna opposite Peter Davison. Other television appearances included the Countess Vronsky in Anna Karenina (1977, PBS), the macabre, ancient relative in the Walter De La Mare story Seaton's Aunt (1983, PBS) and the formidable matriarch in Police at the Funeral ( 1989, PBS).

She played Peter Pan on two occasions: once on the stage (as a Gypsy boy) and once as Number Two dressing up as him at a masquerade ball.

She died from heart failure on 14 October 1988 in Aigle, Switzerland.

Filmography

Television

External links

Mary Morris at the Internet Movie Database

References


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