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Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas was a Welsh character actress, who almost always played the stereotypical Welsh mother or grandmother, and appeared regularly on both Welsh and English language television. She appeared in such classic films as "The Proud Valley "(1940) with Paul Robeson, "Blue Scar" (1949) and "Tiger Bay" (1959). In 1954 she was part of the original BBC Radio cast of Dylan Thomas' radio play "Under Milk Wood", playing the roles of Rosie Probert, Mary Ann Sailors and Mrs. Willy Nilly and went on to play Mary Ann Sailors again in the 1972 film version.

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Feb 10, 1905 In Alltwen, Pontardawe, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Proud Valley 1940-04-06
Latest Project:
Series The District Nurse 1984-01-10
Known For
Poster of Hazel's People
Poster of Menace
Poster of Tiger Bay
Poster of David
Series The District Nurse Unknown 1984-01-10
Series Ennal's Point Unknown 1982-01-07
Movie The Life and Times of David Lloyd George Mrs Richard Owen 1981-03-04
Series Shadows Unknown 1975-09-03
Series How Green Was My Valley Mrs Nicholas 1975-12-29
Movie Sea Song Lil Carter 1974-09-10
Movie Hazel's People Hazel 1973-01-21
Series Menace Unknown 1970-09-29
Series Sanctuary Unknown 1967-06-29
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Movie The Woman Who Wouldn't Die Christine 1964-01-10
Series Suspense Unknown 1962-04-30
Movie Tiger Bay Mrs. Parry 1959-03-01
Movie David Mrs. Morgan 1951-07-01
Movie Blue Scar Gwyneth Williams 1949-04-09
Movie The Captive Heart Mrs. Evans 1946-04-29
Movie The Proud Valley Mrs. Parry 1940-04-06