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Fay Compton

From Wikipedia Fay Compton CBE (18 September 1894 – 12 December 1978) was an English actress from a notable acting lineage; her father was actor/manager Edward Compton; her mother, Virginia Bateman, was a distinguished member of the profession, as were her elder sister, the actress Viola Compton, and her uncles and aunts. Her grandfather was the 19th-century theatrical luminary Henry Compton. Author Compton Mackenzie was her elder brother. Compton's film work is not as well known as her stage appearances. She appeared in more than forty films between 1914 and 1970. Her most popular performances in films are Odd Man Out (1947), Laughter in Paradise (1951), Orson Welles' Othello (1952), The Haunting (1963) and I Start Counting (1969). Among her television performances, she appeared in 1965 with Michael Hordern in the television play, Land of My Dreams by Clive Exton. One of her last major roles was as Aunt Ann in the BBC's 1967 television adaptation of The Forsyte Saga. She had a successful career in the radio, television and gramophone recordings.


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Born:
Sep 18, 1894 In West Kensington, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
36
First Appeared:
In the movie The Old Wives' Tale 1921-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie I Start Counting 1970-10-27
Known For
Poster of Cold Comfort Farm
Poster of Sanctuary (UK)
Poster of Nicholas Nickleby
Poster of Uneasy Virtue
Filmography
Movie The Virgin and the Gypsy Grandma 1970-06-30
Movie I Start Counting Mrs. Bennett 1970-10-27
Series Cold Comfort Farm Aunt Ada Doom (Starkadder) 1968-06-22
Series Journey to the Unknown Queen Victoria 1968-09-26
Series The Forsyte Saga Unknown 1967-01-07
Series Sanctuary (UK) Unknown 1967-06-29
Movie The Haunting Mrs. Sanderson 1963-09-18
Series Inspector Maigret Unknown 1960-10-31
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Movie Town on Trial Mrs. Crowley 1957-08-01
Series Nicholas Nickleby Unknown 1957-10-18
Movie The Story of Esther Costello Mother Superior 1957-11-06
Movie Doublecross Alice Pascoe 1956-02-01
Movie Othello Emilia 1955-09-12
Movie Aunt Clara Gladys Smith 1954-11-22
Movie The Vanquished Mrs. Pinkerton 1953-09-04
Movie Lady Possessed Mme. Brune 1952-01-26
Movie Blackmailed Mrs. Christopher 1951-01-30
Movie Laughter in Paradise Agnes Russell 1951-11-11
Movie The Forbidden Street Mrs. Culver 1949-05-03
Movie Esther Waters Mrs. Barfield 1948-09-28
Movie London Belongs to Me Mrs. Josser 1948-11-05
Movie Odd Man Out Rosie 1947-04-23
Movie So This Is London Lady Worthing 1939-03-01
Movie The Mill on the Floss Mrs. Tulliver 1937-01-09
Movie Autumn Crocus Jenny Grey 1934-02-01
Movie Waltzes from Vienna Countess Helga von Stahl 1934-03-15
Movie Cape Forlorn Eileen Kell 1931-01-08
Movie The Battle of Gallipoli Mrs. Doe 1931-12-05
Movie Uneasy Virtue Dorothy Rendell 1931-02-05
Movie Fashions in Love Marie de Remy 1929-07-01
Movie Settled Out of Court The Woman 1925-10-01
Movie The Eleventh Commandment Ruth Barchester 1924-07-31
Movie A Bill of Divorcement Margaret Fairfield 1922-08-01
Movie Diana of the Crossways Diana 1922-05-01
Movie The Old Wives' Tale Unknown 1921-01-01