Person Details

Birthday: 1892-02-23 11:53:18

Death: 1995-12-07 11:53:18

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth:

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Movie Involvements: 41

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

Kathleen Harrison was long a stalwart of British cinema. Her place was always firmly below stairs – a cook perhaps, or a cleaning lady often answering the door with a puzzled expression always fearful that trouble was just around the corner. She was born in 1892 in Blackburn in Lancashire. She studied at RADA and then went to live in Agentina for some time. On her return to Britain, she made her stage debut in 1926 in “The Constant Flirt”. Her first major film role was in 1931 in “Hobson’s Choice”. Kathleen Harrison made one film in Hollywood in Emlyn Williams “Night Must Fall” in 1937 as a maid (naturally). She achieved national fame as Mrs Huggett in four films about the Huggett family. In the mid 1960′s she starred in a very popular television series Mrs Thursday about a cleaner who won the football pools. She died in 1995 at the age of 103.

Most Famous Work

Scrooge
Average
7

Scrooge

(1951) Mrs. Dilber
Oliver Twist
Average
8

Oliver Twist

(1948) Mrs Sowerberry
In Which We Serve
Average
7

In Which We Serve

(1942) Mrs. Blake
Gaslight
Average
7

Gaslight

(1940) Bit Role
The Ghoul
Average
5

The Ghoul

(1933) Kaney
Danger UXB
Average
9

Danger UXB

(1979) Mrs. Dollery
I See a Dark Stranger
Average
6

I See a Dark Stranger

(1946) Waitress (uncredited)
The Magic Box
Average
6

The Magic Box

(1952) Mother in Family Group

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1987 Mrs. Dilber (archive footage) (uncredited)
1979 Mrs. Dollery
1969 Lady Clumsey
1966 N/A
1964 N/A
1963 Mrs. Beckett
1962 Mrs. Staggers
1961 Mrs. Cooksley
1959 Rosie
1958 Mrs. Farrer
Mrs Frith
1957 Mme. Abou
1956 Elsie Knowles
Miss Gilly
1955 Nannie Cartwright
Emmie
Annie Yeo
1954 Kate
1953 N/A
Granny Quilliam
1952 Rachel Wardle
Lillian Lord
Mother in Family Group
1951 Mrs. Dilber
1950 Emma Foreman (in segment The Verger)
Mrs. McCabe
Kate
1949 Isobel
Mona's Mother
Mrs. Brown
Ethel Huggett
Ethel Huggett
1948 Ethel Huggett
Violet
Mrs Sowerberry
Ethel Brawn
1947 Mrs. Ethel Huggett
Mrs. Catt
1946 Waitress (uncredited)
Florrie
1945 Egyptian Woman (uncredited)
Pub Customer
N/A
Mrs. Bardell
1944 Mrs. Purkiss
1943 Keith's Mother
1942 Amelia Peabody
Mrs. Blake
1941 Kathleen
Auntie
Mrs. Price
Miss Bourne
1940 Mrs. James
Mrs. Schifan
Cook
Bit Role
Mrs. Lightbody
Housekeeper
1939 Penelope
Kitchen Maid
Mrs. Coates
1938 Mabel
Parlour Maid
May
1937 Belinda
Emily Terence
Annie
1936 Confused Voter
Mrs. Lossy
Secretary
1935 Jane (the Maid)
1934 Agnes Carter
N/A
1933 Kaney
Martha
1932 Bit Role
1931 Ada Figgins
voice
Year Character Movie/Tv

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