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Occupation  Actress
Siblings  Lyndon Brook
Role  Actress
Name  Faith Brook
Years active  1941–2006

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Born  16 February 1922 (1922-02-16) York, England
Died  March 11, 2012, London, United Kingdom
Parents  Mildred Evelyn, Clive Brook
Grandparents  George Alfred Brook, Charlotte Mary Brook
Movies  To Sir - with Love, Chase a Crooked Shadow, Eye of the Needle, Jungle Book, North Sea Hijack
Similar People  Clive Brook, Lyndon Brook, Andrew V McLaglen, Zoltan Korda, Richard Marquand

Faith Brook (16 February 1922 – 11 March 2012) was an English actress who appeared on stage, in films and on television, generally in upper-class roles. She was the daughter of actor Clive Brook.


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Early years

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Although she was born in York, England, she was raised in Hollywood. Her father was the actor Clive Brook, and her brother Lyndon Brook was also an actor.

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Brook was educated in Los Angeles, London and Gstaad, Switzerland. As a teenager, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


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Brook's screen debut came via a bit part in Suspicion (1941). Her first credited film appearance was The Jungle Book in 1942. The Encyclopedia of British Film described her as being cast "almost invariably in well-bred roles ..."


In September 1941, Brook debuted on stage inLottie Dundass in Santa Barbara.

During World War II, Brook served in Britain's Auxiliary Territorial Service. Following that, she acted in the Bristol Old Vic. Later, in London, she joined the company of The Old Vic.

She also appeared on stage in The Colour of Poppies and in Uncle Vanya in 2008.

Her Broadway credits include The Cocktail Party (1949), You Never Can Tell (1947), and Letters to Lucerne (1941).


Brook portrayed Julia Naughton in the American television series Claudia (1952). In Britain, she appeared on War and Peace on the BBC and The Irish RM on Channel 4, among other programs.

Personal life

Brook was married to — and divorced from — first Charles Moffett and later Michael Horowitz. She had a son with Horowitz.

She was a supporter of the British Humanist Association.

Selected filmography

  • Suspicion (1941) - Alice Barham (uncredited)
  • Jungle Book (1942) - English Girl
  • No Time for Love (1943) - Pert Brunette (uncredited)
  • Uneasy Terms (1948) - Viola Alardyse
  • Wicked as They Come (1956) - Virginia Collins
  • The Intimate Stranger (1956) - Lesley Wilson
  • Across the Bridge (1957) - Kay
  • Man in the Shadow (1957) - Joan Lennox
  • Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958) - Elaine Whitman
  • The 39 Steps (1959) - Nannie
  • We Shall See (1964) - Alva Collins
  • The Heroes of Telemark (1965) - Woman On Bus
  • To Sir, with Love (1967) - Grace Evans
  • Adelaide (1968) - Dickson
  • The Smashing Bird I Used to Know (1969) - Dr. Sands
  • Walk a Crooked Path (1969) - Elizabeth Hemming
  • War and Peace (1972, BBC TV) - Countess Rostova
  • North Sea Hijack (1980) - Prime Minister
  • Bloodbath (1979) - Heather
  • The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980) - Lady Almina Carnarvon
  • The Sea Wolves (1980) - Mrs. Grice
  • Eye of the Needle (1981) - Lucy's Mother
  • The Razor's Edge (1984) - Louisa Bradley (Isabel's mother)
  • Miss Beatty's Children (1992) - Mabel Forster
  • Mrs Dalloway (1997) - Lady Bexborough
  • AKA (2002) - Contessa de la Reche
  • Selected radio

  • The Reluctant Peer by William Douglas-Home broadcast on BBC (1967)
  • References

    Faith Brook Wikipedia