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Kathleen Harrison

(1892–1995)

British actress (d. 103) | Oliver Twist (1948), In Which We Serve (1942), Major Barbara (1941)

British character actress, usually seen as a cockney but born in Lancashire

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On stage from 1926; films made Kathleen Harrison an amiable, slightly dithery but warm-hearted national figure.

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The Man from Toronto (1933)
Martha
Jury’s Evidence (1935)
Dandy Dick (1935)
Jane
Broken Blossoms (1936)
Mrs Lossy
Bank Holiday (1938)
May
The Terror (1938)
Parlor Maid
Convict 99 (1938)
Mabel
The Outsider (1939)
Mrs Coates
A Girl Must Live (1939)
Penelope
The Girl in the News (1940)
Cook
The Flying Squad (1940)
Mrs Schiffan
Salvage with a Smile (1940)
Housekeeper
The Ghost Train (1941)
Miss Bourne
Major Barbara (1941)
Mrs Price
I Thank You (1941)
Cook
In Which We Serve (1942)
Mrs Blake
Much Too Shy (1942)
Amelia Peabody
Dear Octopus (1943)
Mrs Glossop
Meet Sexton Blake (1945)
Mrs Bardell
Great Day (1945)
Pub Customer
A Voice in the Night (1946)
Florrie
Carnival (1946)
Bit Role
The Shop at Sly Corner (1947)
Mrs Catt
Holiday Camp (1947)
Mrs Ethel Huggett
Bond Street (1948)
Ethel Brawn
Oliver Twist (1948)
Mrs Sowerberry
The Winslow Boy (1948)
Violet
Here Come the Huggetts (1948)
Ethel Huggett
Vote for Huggett (1949)
Ethel Huggett
The Huggetts Abroad (1949)
Ethel Huggett
Landfall (1949)
Mona’s Mother
Trio (1950)
Emma Brown Foreman
Waterfront (1950)
Mrs McCabe
Double Confession (1950)
Kate
Scrooge (1951)
Mrs Dilber
The Pickwick Papers (1952)
Rachel Wardle
The Happy Family (1952)
Lillian Lord
Turn the Key Softly (1953)
Granny Quilliam
Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)
Emmie
All for Mary (1955)
Nannie Cartwright
Where There’s a Will (1955)
Annie Yeo
The Big Money (1956)
Mrs Frith
It’s a Wonderful World (1956)
Miss Gilly
Home and Away (1956)
Elsie Knowles
Seven Thunders (1957)
Mme Abou
A Cry from the Streets (1958)
Mrs Farrer
Alive and Kicking (1958)
Rosie
The Fast Lady (1962)
Mrs Staggers
West 11 (1963)
Mrs Beckett
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