Spouse(s) Percival Clarke
Role Character actress
Children John Cadell
|Years active 1912-1962|
Name Jean Cadell
Grandchildren Simon Cadell
Siblings Francis Cadell
|Born 13 September 1884 (1884-09-13) Edinburgh, Scotland|
Died September 24, 1967, London, United Kingdom
Movies Whisky Galore!, Pygmalion, David Copperfield, I Know Where I'm Going!, Love from a Stranger
Similar People Simon Cadell, Francis Cadell, Anthony Asquith, Alexander Mackendrick, Cecil Hepworth
Jean Cadell (13 September 1884 – 24 September 1967) was a Scottish character actress.
Born in Edinburgh, she performed in the cinema and on the stage. One of her best-known cinema roles was in the Ealing Studios comedy Whisky Galore! (1948). She once performed opposite W. C. Fields in Hollywood, cast as Mrs. Micawber to his Wilkins Micawber in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1935 production of David Copperfield. Although Cadell remains in the released version of the film, her biggest scene (when the Micawber family prepare to emigrate) was deleted from the release prints.
Her brother was artist Francis Cadell one of the Scottish Colourists. She married actor Perceval Perceval-Clark.
Her son, born John Cadell Perceval-Clark in 1915 changed his name to John Cadell and became a theatrical agent. Her grandson Simon Cadell and her granddaughter Selina Cadell also became actors.
Jean Cadell died in London on 24 September 1967, aged 83.