British leading lady groomed by the Rank ‘charm school’, whose career was hampered by alcoholism.
Born in Russia, one of the famed ‘baby ballerinas’. Married Laurence Olivier’s theatrical agent, Cecil Tennant.
Elegant English leading actress, mainly in the theatre.
Distinguished English leading man, on stage from 1934
English actress, in occasional films.
British leading actress of stage (from 1931), screen shortly after.
American leading man of the 1930s, mainly European films.
English comic actor, in films of the 1930s as an elderly bumbler.
Welsh actor with stage experience.
British 1930s stage character actor.
Blond German leading man who has filmed internationally.
Pawky Scots comedian, famous in the halls for his song ‘I Belong to Glasgow’
Norwegian leading lady, popular in British films of the 1940s.
British leading actor with a firm but gentle manner.
British leading lady of the forties, former child actress; usually played good girls.
British actor of dependable characters; on stage from 1919, films soon after.
Suave English light leading man, who became an equally light character actor.
Darkly handsome English-born leading actor who gained fame in the romantic melodramas of the 1940s.
British leading lady, daughter of Margaret Lockwood.
British leading lady of the 1940s, signed for films after brief stage experience.