British leading lady, on stage and screen from 1936; her youthful appearance enabled her to continue in juvenile roles for many years.
British ‘blonde bombshell’ who played good-time girls from the 1940s.
Diminutive (5ft 2ins) British comedian with music-hall and concert hall experience.
Distinguished British stage actress.
British comedian with inimitable gap-toothed manner; became Hollywood’s favourite idea of the English silly ass. Also on stage and TV.
British leading actress of the 1940s; on stage and screen.
British-born leading lady with a well-publicised private life.
Welsh leading actor whose dark, brooding good looks did not bring him immediate film success either in Britain or Hollywood.
British stage actor who made occasional film appearances.
Blonde, British leading actress, a big star of the 1940s.
Demure-looking but spirited British leading lady with stage experience; married to Bill Travers. With Travers she founded in 1984 the Born Free Foundation, which campaigns for wild animals that are suffering, imprisoned or in danger.
Distinguished British director who after a peak in the late 40s seemed to lose his way; his infrequent later films, though always civilised, were generally disappointing.
British leading lady, married to actor Jimmy Hanley and Rank chairman Sir John Davis.
British leading lady with stage experience. Married actor John Justin.
Distinguished British leading lady, whose stage and screen career was limited by delicate health.
British cockney music-hall comedian, in occasional films. He was noted for his ability to ad-lib.
British comedian, entertainer, singer and character actor with a long list of international credits in revue, musical comedy and variety, as well as films.
British stage actor of impeccable English types, usually comic.
Distinguished British actor (of Polish descent) with an inimitably melodious voice; he made some impressive films despite asthma, which blighted his career.
British character actor who escaped from early typecasting as a young coward, revealed an ambitious range of characterisations, and went on to produce and direct.