British character actress, usually seen as a cockney but born in Lancashire.
Popular British leading actor with musical comedy experience.
Distinguished British stage actor and director, for whom cinema was a secondary matter.
Leading British and international actor who became a star at home in saturnine roles during World War II.
Dumpy British character comedienne, frequently seen as a maid or charlady; became a star in her later years.
Red-headed British leading lady; moved into horror films and went to live in Hollywood.
English leading actress of stage, screen and television.
Distinguished British stage character actor, a respected industry figure who from 1950 was president of Equity, the actors’ trade union.
British character actress with stage experience.
Gentle-mannered British leading lady; married actor Michael Denison.
English stage and film comedienne, specialising in warm-hearted tarts of the Northern or Cockney variety.
Burly, capable Welsh leading man of the early 1950s. Later a useful character actor.
British leading man of stage and screen, married to Muriel Pavlow; former schoolmaster.
Distinguished British actress, on stage from 1928, usually in well-bred roles: films, rare.
Lugubrious Scottish actor of stage and screen; his diction and gestures were inimitable.
Dignified British character actor. Married actress Joan Greenwood.
Suave English light leading man, who became an equally light character actor.
British character comedian, one of the screen’s greats; after many years in the music halls, starred in several incomparable farces playing variations on his favourite role of an incompetent, seedy schoolmaster.
Inimitable, garrulous, shapeless, endearing British comedy actress, who usually seemed to be playing somebody’s slightly dotty spinster aunt.
Debonair British leading actor of pleasant, if limited, range, on stage since 1924; films only occasionally gave him the right material.