Ann Lancaster


Ann Lancaster

Ann Lancaster (5 May, 1920 - 31 October, 1970) was a well known character actress who appeared in many British Films, television shows and in the theatre. She specialised in comic roles. She had a talent for voices and often used this on radio to portray children. She also used her talent to do voice overs on television commercials. Her most high profile film roles were in The Railway Children, The Dirty Dozen, A Night to Remember (uncredited as a woman on a train), The Million Pound Note, and several Carry On films. She was the voice behind the Ajax 'It cleans like a white tornado' advertisements on television. She was in the radio show Mrs Dale's Diary. She appeared in many well-known television comedies including Hancock's Half Hour, Till Death Us Do Part, Tea at the Ritz, Hughie and The World of Beachcomber with Spike Milligan

Personal life

Ann was born in 1920 in London and died of cancer in 1970 in London at age 50.

Filmography

The Railway Children (1970) .... Ruth;

"Father Dear Father" .... Bookshop Customer (1 episode, 1970)

The Suitable Suitor (1970) TV Episode .... Bookshop Customer

"Barry Humphries' Scandals" (1 episode, 1970)

"The World of Beachcomber" (1968) TV Series .... Various (unknown episodes, 1969)

A Nice Girl Like Me (1969) .... Miss Garland

Carry on Again Doctor (1969) .... Miss Armitage

"Thirty-Minute Theatre" (1 episode, 1969)

Someone's Knocking at Me Door (1969) TV Episode

Till Death Us Do Part (1969) .... Woman at Block of Flatsaka Alf 'n' Family

Rhubarb (1969) .... Mrs. Rhubarb

Please Sir! (1 episode, 1968)

A Near Greek Tragedy (1968) TV Episode Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher (1968) .... Mrs. Grimes... aka Decline and Fall

Hot Millions (1968) (uncredited) .... Pendleton's Landlady

Inadmissible Evidence (1968) .... Drinking Club Hostess"Till Death Us Do Part" (1 episode, 1968)

Aunt Maud (1968) TV Episode

The Window Cleaner (1968) .... Mother

Journey to Midnight (1968) .... Red Queen (episode 'Poor Butterfly')

Z Cars .... Annie Ramsbottom / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1967)

Family Affair: Part 2 (1967) TV Episode .... Annie Ramsbottom

Running Milligan (1963) TV Episode .... Milly

Train of Events (1963) TV Episode .... Geraldine

Fathom (1967) .... Mrs. Trivers

Three Bites of the Apple (1967) .. Winnifred Batterfly

Dirty Dozen (1967)....chief prostitute

No Strings (1967) (TV)

"The Spies" .... Dora (1 episode, 1966)Poor Tchernik (1966) TV Episode .... Dora

"Out of the Unknown" .... Mrs. Bryant (1 episode, 1965)

Come Buttercup, Come Daisy, Come...? (1965) TV Episode .... Mrs. Bryant

The Secret of My Success (1965) .... Angela Pringle

"The Wednesday Play Up the Junction" (1965) TV Episode .... Winnie

An Enemy of the State (1965) (mini) TV Series .... Grusha

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965) .... Grocer's Assistant

I've Gotta Horse (1965) .... Woman Shopkeeperaka Wonderful Day

"Comedy Playhouse" .... Amanda (1 episode, 1963)

The Chars (1963) TV Episode .... Amanda

Tea at the Ritz (1963) (TV) .... Rene Barnes... aka Comedy Four: Tea at the Ritz (UK: series title)

The Durant Affair (1962)

The Lamp in Assassin Mews (1962) .... Mrs. Dowling

"Hancock's Half Hour" .... Cynthia - Actress / ... (3 episodes, 1957-1959)The Big Night (1959) TV Episode

The Russian Prince (1957) TV Episode (as Anne Lancaster) .... Russian Aristocrat

Lady Chatterley's Revenge (1957) TV Episode .... Cynthia - Actress

"The Vise" .... Fat Lady (1 episode, 1959)... aka Detective's Diary (USA: rerun title)... aka Saber of London (UK)... aka The Vise: Mark Saber (USA: third and fourth season title)... aka Uncovered (syndication title

It's Only Mink (1959) TV Episode .... Fat Lady

A Night to Remember (1958) (uncredited) .... Married woman on train who's husband was angry at Lightoller Kenneth More

The Million Pound Note (1953) (uncredited) .... Lady in street... aka Man with a Million (USA)

Angels One Five (1952) .... W.A.A.F.

The Secret People (1952) .... Manicurist... aka Secret People Judgment Deferred (1952)

The Magic Box (1951) .... Bridesmaid in wedding group


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