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Ethel Griffies

Ethel Griffies

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1878-04-26 · Deathday: 1975-09-09 (97 years old) · Gender: Female

68 Movies · 4 TV shows

Biography

Griffies was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, the daughter of actor and manager Samuel Rupert Woods and actress Lillie Roberts. Taken onstage at the age of three, she continued to act for the next 86 years.Griffies married actor Walter Beaumont in 1900, and he died in 1910. In 1914, she married actor Edward Cooper,:_72 who predeceased his wife by almost two decades. On 9 September 1975, in London,:75 Griffies died of a stroke.

Career

Griffies appeared in numerous plays, making her theatre debut in London in 1899. Having made brief cameos in films since 1917, she started a full career in the industry by 1930 in the film version of the play Old English, and appeared in her more than 90 film and television roles in a career that lasted until her retirement in 1967. She played Grace Poole in two versions of Jane Eyre, the 1934 Monogram version and the better-known 1943 version. One of her last well-known roles was the elderly ornithologist Mrs. Bundy in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). She also performed in Billy Liar 1963 the same year as The Birds.

Movies & TV shows

1965.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1963.

2 Movies

1962.

1 TV show

1949.

1 TV show

1948.

1 TV show

1947.

2 Movies

1946.

2 Movies

1945.

4 Movies

1944.

4 Movies

1943.

3 Movies

1942.

4 Movies

1941.

6 Movies

1940.

4 Movies

1939.

3 Movies

1938.

1 Movie

1937.

1 Movie

1935.

6 Movies

1934.

6 Movies

1933.

8 Movies

1932.

5 Movies

1931.

5 Movies

1930.

1 Movie
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