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Ethel Griffies

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Full Name  Ethel Woods
Years active  1881-1967
Role  Actress
Occupation  Actress
Name  Ethel Griffies
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Born  26 April 1878 (1878-04-26) Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died  September 9, 1975, London, United Kingdom
Spouse  Edward Cooper (m. 1917–1956), Walter Beaumont (m. ?–1910)
Parents  Lillie Roberts, Samuel Rupert Woods
Movies  The Birds, Billy Liar, Werewolf of London, We Live Again, Castle in the Desert
Similar People  Malcolm Atterbury, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Lachman, Rouben Mamoulian, John Schlesinger

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Ethel Griffies (born Ethel Woods, 26 April 1878, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire – 9 September 1975, London) was an English actress of stage, screen and television. She was the daughter of actors Samuel Rupert Woods and Lillie Roberts, and taken onstage at the age of three, and would continue to act for the next 86 years. She was married, secondly, to fellow actor Edward Cooper, who predeceased his wife by almost two decades.


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She appeared in numerous plays, making her theatre debut in London in 1899. Having made brief cameos in films since 1917, she started a full career in the industry by 1930 in the film version of the play Old English, and appeared in her more than 90 film and television roles in a career that lasted until her retirement in 1967. She played Grace Poole in two versions of Jane Eyre, the 1934 Monogram version and the better-known 1943 version. One of her last roles was the elderly ornithologist Mrs. Bundy in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963).

Partial filmography

  • The Cost of a Kiss (1917)
  • Chances (1931)
  • Waterloo Bridge (1931)
  • Once a Lady (1931)
  • Are You Listening? (1932)
  • White Woman (1933)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1933) (uncredited)
  • Anna Karenina (1935)
  • Not So Dusty (1936)
  • Guilty Melody (1936)
  • Kathleen Mavourneen (1937)
  • Crackerjack (1938)
  • The Mysterious Mr. Davis (1939)
  • Waterloo Bridge (1940) (uncredited)
  • How Green Was My Valley (1941) as Mrs. Nicholas
  • A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941) as Lady Fitzhugh
  • Dead Men Tell (1941) as Miss Patience Nodbury
  • Between Us Girls (1942)
  • Jane Eyre (1943) (uncredited)
  • Music for Millions (1944) as Mrs. McGuff
  • The Birds (1963) as Mrs. Bundy, ornithologist
  • Billy Liar (1963)
  • Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)
  • Dead Men Tell (1941)
  • Castle in the Desert (1942)
  • References

    Ethel Griffies Wikipedia