Mona Washbourne

Mona Washbourne

  • Born on
    • November 27th, 1903
  • Died on
    • November 15th, 1988
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mona Lee Washbourne (27 November 1903 – 15 November 1988) was an English actress of stage, film, and television. Her most critically acclaimed role was in the film Stevie (1978), late in her career, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award. Mona Washbourne was born in Solihull, Warwickshire and began her entertaining career training as a concert pianist. In 1948, after several years acting professionally on stage, and numerous stage musical performances, she began appearing in films. Her film credits include the horror movie The Brides of Dracula (1960), Billy Liar (1963), and The Collector (1965). She is probably best known to American audiences for her role as housekeeper Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady (1964). She also appeared as the stern and caustic Mrs. Bramson in the remake of Night Must Fall (also 1964), and the matron in the film If.... (1968). She appeared at both the Royal Court Theatre in London and on Broadway in 1970 in David Storey's Home. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play. In 1975 she appeared on the West End stage with James Stewart in a revival of Mary Chase's play Harvey, in the role originally taken by Josephine Hull. Washbourne won the 1981 New York Film Critics' Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Stevie (1978). In 1981 Washbourne appeared in Granada Television's TV miniseries adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited as Nanny Hawkins. One of her last television appearances was in Where's the Key? (1983), a BBC play about Alzheimer's disease. Mona Washbourne was married to actor Basil Dignam (1905-1979), whom she wed in 1940. She died in 1988, aged 84, in London.

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Acting (16 Credits)

1981Brideshead Revisited as Nanny HawkinsWatch Free
1976The Blue Bird as Grandmother
1974The Driver's Seat as Mrs. Helen Fiedke
1973O Lucky Man! as Neighbour / Usher / Sister Hallett
1970Fragment of Fear as Mrs. Gray
1969The Bed Sitting Room as Mother
1968If.... as Matron: Staff
1965The Collector as Aunt Annie
1964Night Must Fall as Mrs. Bramson
1964My Fair Lady as Mrs. Pearce
1963Billy Liar as Alice Fisher
1960The Brides of Dracula as Helga Lang
1956Blonde Sinner as Mrs. Thomas, landlady
1955Cast a Dark Shadow as Monica Bare
1954Man with a Million as Mum with Pram
1948The Winslow Boy as Miss Barnes

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