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Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison was long a stalwart of British cinema. Her place was always firmly below stairs – a cook perhaps, or a cleaning lady often answering the door with a puzzled expression always fearful that trouble was just around the corner. She was born in 1892 in Blackburn in Lancashire. She studied at RADA and then went to live in Agentina for some time. On her return to Britain, she made her stage debut in 1926 in “The Constant Flirt”. Her first major film role was in 1931 in “Hobson’s Choice”. Kathleen Harrison made one film in Hollywood in Emlyn Williams “Night Must Fall” in 1937 as a maid (naturally). She achieved national fame as Mrs Huggett in four films about the Huggett family. In the mid 1960′s she starred in a very popular television series Mrs Thursday about a cleaner who won the football pools. She died in 1995 at the age of 103.

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Feb 23, 1892
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Hobson's Choice 1931-10-02
Latest Project:
Series NBC Experiment in Television 2022
Known For
Poster of Mrs Thursday
Poster of Where There's a Will
Poster of Scrooge
Poster of Oliver Twist
Series NBC Experiment in Television voice 2022
Movie Neurons to Nirvana Herself 2013-10-19
Movie DMT: The Spirit Molecule Herself - Ethnobotanist 2010-10-15
Movie Lethal Weapon Mrs. Dilber (archive footage) (uncredited) 1987-03-06
Series Danger UXB Mrs. Dollery 1979-01-08
Series Mrs Thursday Unknown 1966-03-15
Series Martin Chuzzlewit Unknown 1964-01-19
Movie West 11 Mrs. Beckett 1963-10-08
Movie The Fast Lady Mrs. Staggers 1962-12-14
Movie On the Fiddle Mrs. Cooksley 1961-10-10
Movie Alive and Kicking Rosie 1959-01-01
Movie The Big Money Mrs Frith 1958-06-09
Movie A Cry from the Streets Mrs. Farrer 1958-08-12
Movie Seven Thunders Mme. Abou 1957-09-04
Movie It's a Wonderful World Miss Gilly 1956-08-28
Movie Home and Away Elsie Knowles 1956-09-04
Movie Where There's a Will Annie Yeo 1955-03-01
Movie Cast a Dark Shadow Emmie 1955-09-20
Movie All for Mary Nannie Cartwright 1955-12-21
Movie Lilacs in the Spring Kate 1954-12-21
Movie The Dog and the Diamonds 1953-11-01
Movie Turn the Key Softly Granny Quilliam 1953-04-29
Movie The Magic Box Mother in Family Group 1952-01-01
Movie The Pickwick Papers Rachel Wardle 1952-11-14
Movie The Happy Family Lillian Lord 1952-03-30
Movie Scrooge Mrs. Dilber 1951-11-28
Movie Trio Emma Foreman (in segment The Verger) 1950-10-10
Movie Double Confession Kate 1950-04-01
Movie Waterfront Women Mrs. McCabe 1950-07-26
Movie Vote for Huggett Ethel Huggett 1949-02-01
Movie The Huggetts Abroad Ethel Huggett 1949-03-21
Movie Golden Arrow Isobel 1949-12-31
Movie Now Barabbas Mrs. Brown 1949-05-24
Movie Landfall Mona's Mother 1949-09-30
Movie Oliver Twist Mrs Sowerberry 1948-06-28
Movie Bond Street Ethel Brawn 1948-05-12
Movie The Winslow Boy Violet 1948-09-24
Movie Here Come the Huggetts Ethel Huggett 1948-12-02
Movie The Shop at Sly Corner Mrs. Catt 1947-03-10
Movie Holiday Camp Mrs. Ethel Huggett 1947-08-05
Movie I See a Dark Stranger Waitress (uncredited) 1946-07-04
Movie Wanted for Murder Florrie 1946-06-17
Movie Meet Sexton Blake Mrs. Bardell 1945-02-05
Movie Waterloo Road Unknown 1945-02-05
Movie Great Day Pub Customer 1945-07-09
Movie Caesar and Cleopatra Egyptian Woman (uncredited) 1945-12-11
Movie It Happened One Sunday Mrs. Purkiss 1944-07-28
Movie The New Lot Keith's Mother 1943-01-01
Movie Much Too Shy Amelia Peabody 1942-10-12
Movie In Which We Serve Mrs. Blake 1942-09-17
Movie Major Barbara Mrs. Price 1941-05-14
Movie The Ghost Train Miss Bourne 1941-01-01
Movie Once a Crook Auntie 1941-08-23
Movie I Thank You Kathleen 1941-10-20
Movie Gaslight Bit Role 1940-06-25
Movie Salvage with a Smile Housekeeper 1940-01-01
Movie They Came by Night Mrs. Lightbody 1940-03-07
Movie A Call for Arms! Mrs. James 1940-12-31
Movie The Flying Squad Mrs. Schifan 1940-10-12
Movie Girl in the News Cook 1940-08-28
Movie The Outsider Mrs. Coates 1939-01-30
Movie Discoveries Kitchen Maid 1939-09-15
Movie A Girl Must Live Penelope 1939-09-24
Movie Bank Holiday May 1938-01-27
Movie The Terror Parlour Maid 1938-05-02
Movie Aren't Men Beasts! Annie 1937-01-19
Movie Night Must Fall Emily Terence 1937-04-30
Movie Wanted! Belinda 1937-08-23
Movie Broken Blossoms Mrs. Lossy 1936-05-20
Movie The Tenth Man Confused Voter 1936-08-12
Movie Dandy Dick Jane (the Maid) 1935-03-01
Movie What Happened Then? Unknown 1934-09-24
Movie The Great Defender Agnes Carter 1934-11-26
Movie The Ghoul Kaney 1933-08-01
Movie The Man from Toronto Martha 1933-01-01
Movie Aren't We All? Bit Role 1932-03-17
Movie Hobson's Choice Ada Figgins 1931-10-02