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Mona Washbourne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mona Lee Washbourne (27 November 1903 – 15 November 1988) was an English actress of stage, film, and television. Her most critically acclaimed role was in the film Stevie (1978), late in her career, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award. Mona Washbourne was born in Solihull, Warwickshire and began her entertaining career training as a concert pianist. In 1948, after several years acting professionally on stage, and numerous stage musical performances, she began appearing in films. Her film credits include the horror movie The Brides of Dracula (1960), Billy Liar (1963), and The Collector (1965). She is probably best known to American audiences for her role as housekeeper Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady (1964). She also appeared as the stern and caustic Mrs. Bramson in the remake of Night Must Fall (also 1964), and the matron in the film If.... (1968). She appeared at both the Royal Court Theatre in London and on Broadway in 1970 in David Storey's Home. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play. In 1975 she appeared on the West End stage with James Stewart in a revival of Mary Chase's play Harvey, in the role originally taken by Josephine Hull. Washbourne won the 1981 New York Film Critics' Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Stevie (1978). In 1981 Washbourne appeared in Granada Television's TV miniseries adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited as Nanny Hawkins. One of her last television appearances was in Where's the Key? (1983), a BBC play about Alzheimer's disease. Mona Washbourne was married to actor Basil Dignam (1905-1979), whom she wed in 1940. She died in 1988, aged 84, in London.


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Born:
Nov 27, 1903 In Solihull, Warwickshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
50
First Appeared:
In the movie The Winslow Boy 1948-09-24
Latest Project:
Movie December Flower 1984-12-23
Known For
Poster of My Fair Lady
Poster of The Brides of Dracula
Poster of Matinee Theater
Poster of Probation Officer
Filmography
Movie December Flower Mary Grey 1984-12-23
Movie Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Queen Mother 1982-09-17
Movie Pygmalion Mrs. Pearce 1981-01-01
Series Brideshead Revisited Nanny Hawkins 1981-10-12
Series Thérèse Raquin Madame Raquin 1980-03-12
Movie The London Connection Tante Lydia 1979-12-21
Movie Stevie Aunt 1978-01-01
Series The Galton & Simpson Playhouse Unknown 1977-02-17
Movie The Blue Bird Grandmother 1976-04-05
Movie Mr. Quilp Mrs. Jarley 1975-11-07
Movie Identikit Mrs. Helen Fiedke 1974-05-20
Movie O Lucky Man! Neighbour / Usher / Sister Hallett 1973-03-25
Movie Home Kathleen 1972-01-06
Movie What Became of Jack and Jill? Gran (Alice Tallent) 1972-06-16
Movie The Games Mrs. Hayes 1970-08-07
Movie Fragment of Fear Mrs. Gray 1970-09-03
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie The Bed Sitting Room Mother 1969-06-01
Movie Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter Mrs. Brown 1968-01-01
Movie if.... Matron: Staff 1968-12-19
Movie Casino Royale Tea Lady (uncredited) 1967-04-13
Movie Ferry Cross the Mersey Aunt Lil 1965-02-10
Movie The Third Day Catherine Parsons 1965-08-04
Movie The Collector Aunt Annie 1965-06-17
Movie Night Must Fall Mrs. Bramson 1964-03-18
Movie My Fair Lady Mrs. Pearce 1964-10-21
Movie One Way Pendulum Aunt Mildred 1964-08-01
Movie Billy Liar Alice Fisher 1963-08-15
Movie The Brides of Dracula Helga Lang 1960-07-07
Movie Count Your Blessings Nanny 1959-04-23
Movie A Cry from the Streets Mrs. Daniels 1958-08-12
Movie The Good Companions Mrs. Joe 1957-04-22
Movie Stranger in Town Agnes Smith 1957-05-01
Movie Lost Librarian (Uncredited) 1956-01-31
Movie It's Great to be Young! Unknown 1956-12-26
Movie Yield to the Night Mrs. Thomas, landlady 1956-06-19
Movie Loser Takes All Nurse 1956-09-09
Movie Cast a Dark Shadow Monica Bare 1955-09-20
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie To Dorothy, a Son Midwife Appleby 1954-10-31
Movie The Million Pound Note Mum with Pram 1954-01-07
Movie Adventure in the Hopfields Mrs. McBain 1954-06-06
Movie The Gambler and the Lady Miss Minter 1952-12-26
Movie Probation Officer Mrs. Mead 1950-01-02
Movie Double Confession Fussy Mother 1950-04-01
Movie Dark Interval Unknown 1950-11-01
Movie Once Upon a Dream Vicar's Wife 1949-02-01
Movie Maytime in Mayfair Lady Levenson 1949-05-24
Movie Adam and Evelyne Mrs. Salop - Lady Gambler (uncredited) 1949-05-31
Movie The Winslow Boy Miss Barnes 1948-09-24