Person Details

Birthday: 1903-11-27 07:40:08

Death: 1988-11-15 07:40:08

Aliases: Mona Lee Washbourne

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Solihull, Warwickshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 30

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

My Fair Lady
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8

My Fair Lady

(1964) Mrs. Pearce
Brideshead Revisited
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8

Brideshead Revisited

(1981) Nanny Hawkins
The Brides of Dracula
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7

The Brides of Dracula

(1960) Helga Lang
if....
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7

if....

(1968) Matron
The Collector
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7

The Collector

(1965) Aunt Annie
Yield to the Night
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7

Yield to the Night

(1956) Mrs. Thomas, landlady
Cast a Dark Shadow
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6

Cast a Dark Shadow

(1955) Monica Bare
The Winslow Boy
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7

The Winslow Boy

(1948) Miss Barnes

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1984 Mary Grey
1982 Queen Mother
1981 Nanny Hawkins
Mrs. Pearce
1980 Madame Raquin
1979 Tante Lydia
1978 Aunt
1977 N/A
1976 Grandmother
1975 Mrs. Jarley
1974 Mrs. Helen Fiedke
1973 Neighbour / Usher / Sister Hallett
1972 Gran (Alice Tallent)
Kathleen
1970 N/A
Mrs. Gray
Mrs. Hayes
1969 Mother
1968 Matron
Mrs. Brown
1967 N/A
Tea Lady (uncredited)
1965 Catherine Parsons
Aunt Annie
Aunt Lil
Aunt Mildred
1964 Mrs. Pearce
Mrs. Bramson
1963 Alice Fisher
1960 Helga Lang
1959 Nanny
1958 Mrs. Daniels
1957 Agnes Smith
Mrs. Joe
1956 N/A
Miss Linstead
Nurse (uncredited)
Mrs. Thomas, landlady
Librarian (Uncredited)
1955 N/A
Monica Bare
1954 Midwife Appleby
Mrs. McBain
Midwifery Sister (uncredited)
Mum with Pram
1952 Miss Minter
1950 N/A
Fussy Mother
Mrs. Mead
1949 Mrs. Salop - Lady Gambler (uncredited)
Lady Levenson
Vicar's Wife
1948 Miss Barnes
Year Character Movie/Tv

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