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Born in Bath, Somerset, Swinburne trained at RADA and was on the London stage from the age of 14, making her name in drawing-room comedies. She retired in the mid-70s. The first of her three husbands was actor Francis Lister, and the third actor Esmond Knight.

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Perfect Understanding (1933)
Lady Stephanie Fitzmaurice
Jury’s Evidence (1936)
Mary Trent
Lonely Road (1936)
Lady Anne
It Happened to One Man (1940)
Alice Quair
The Farmer’s Wife (1941)
Araminta (The Housekeeper)
They Flew Alone (1942)
ATA Commandant
The Man in Grey (1943)
Mrs Fitzherbert
Dear Octopus (1943)
Fanny by Gaslight (1944)
Mrs Hopwood
They Knew Mr Knight (1946)
Celia Blake
Jassy (1947)
Mrs Hatton
The Blind Goddess (1948)
Lady Dearing
Good-Time Girl (1948)
Miss Mills
The Bad Lord Byron (1949)
Lady Jersey
Marry Me (1949)
Enid Lawson
Landfall (1949)
Admiral’s Wife
My Daughter Joy (1950)
Ava Constantin
Quo Vadis (1951)
The End of the Affair (1955)
Mrs Bertram
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Lady Kingston
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