Brenda De Banzie

Brenda De Banzie

  • Born on
    • July 28th, 1909
  • Died on
    • March 5th, 1981
Brenda D. M. De Banzie was a British actress of stage and screen. She was the daughter of Edward De Banzie and his second wife Dorothy, whom he married in 1908. In 1911, the family lived in Salford. She appeared as Maggie Hobson in the David Lean film version of Hobson's Choice (1954) with John Mills and Charles Laughton. 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 The Entertainer. She had also appeared on Broadway in John Osborne's original play, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Other memorable film roles were in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and The Pink Panther (1963) directed by Blake Edwards.


Acting (11 Credits)

1963The Pink Panther as Angela Dunning
1961The Mark as Mrs. Cartwright
1961Come September as Margaret Allison
1960The Entertainer as Phoebe Rice
1959Too Many Crooks as Lucy Gordon
1959The 39 Steps as Nellie Lumsden
1956The Man Who Knew Too Much as Lucy Drayton
1955Doctor at Sea as Muriel Mallet
1955A Kid for Two Farthings as Lady Ruby
1954Hobson's Choice as Maggie Hobson
1954The Purple Plain as Miss McNab

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