Brenda Doreen Mignon de Banzie (28 July 1909 – 5 March 1981) was a British actress of stage and screen.
She was the daughter of Edward Thomas de Banzie, conductor and musical director, and his second wife Dorothy (née Lancaster), whom he married in 1908. In 1911, the family lived in Salford, Lancashire.
She appeared as Maggie Hobson in the David Lean film version of Hobson's Choice (1954) with John Mills and Charles Laughton, set in Salford. Laughton allegedly didn't like de Banzie because she wasn't getting 'her part right'. De Banzie was also upstaging Laughton who was, by all accounts, a notorious upstager himself.
Her most notable film role was as Phoebe Rice, the hapless wife of comedian Archie Rice (played by Laurence Olivier), in the 1960 film version of John Osborne's The Entertainer. She had also appeared on Broadway in the original play, for which she received a Tony Award nomination.
Other memorable film roles included The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and The Pink Panther (1963), directed by Blake Edwards.
She died at the age of 71 due to complications following brain surgery.The Long Dark Hall (1951) - Mrs. Rogers
I Believe in You (1952) - Mrs. Hooker
Private Information (1952) - Dolly
Never Look Back (1952) - Molly Wheeler
The Yellow Balloon (1953) - Fruit Stall Customer (uncredited)
A Day to Remember (1953) - Mrs. Collins
Don't Blame the Stork (1954) - Evelyn Steele
Hobson's Choice (1954) - Maggie Hobson
What Every Woman Wants (1954) - Sarah
The Purple Plain (1954) - Miss McNab
The Happiness of Three Women (1954) - Jane Price
As Long as They're Happy (1955) - Stella Bentley
A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) - 'Lady' Ruby
Doctor at Sea (1955) - Muriel Mallet
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - Lucy Drayton
House of Secrets (1956) - Mme. Isabella Ballu
Passport to Shame (1958) - Aggie
Too Many Crooks (1959) - Lucy
The 39 Steps (1959) - Nellie Lumsden
The Entertainer (1960) - Phoebe Rice
The Mark (1961) - Gertrude Cartwright
Flame in the Streets (1961) - Nell Palmer
Come September (1961) - Margaret Allison
A Pair of Briefs (1962) - Gladys Worthing
I Thank a Fool (1962) - Nurse Drew
The Pink Panther (1963) - Angela Dunning
Pretty Polly (1967) - Mrs. Innes-Hook