Athene Seyler

Actor
Popular and durable actress of the British stage, especially in comedy, whose career dates back to 1908. Seyler appeared in silent films during the 1920s and played small roles in "The Mill on the Floss" (1937) and "The ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1888 in London, England, GB

Filmography

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Francis of Assisi 1961 (Movie)

Aunt Buona (Actor)

I Thank a Fool 1961 (Movie)

Aunt Heather (Actor)

Satan Never Sleeps 1961 (Movie)

Sister Agnes (Actor)

Make Mine Mink 1960 (Movie)

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The Girl on the Boat 1960 (Movie)

Mrs Hignett (Actor)

A Tale of Two Cities 1958 (Movie)

Miss Pross (Actor)

Curse of the Demon 1958 (Movie)

Mrs Karswell (Actor)

How to Murder a Rich Uncle 1958 (Movie)

Grannie (Actor)

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958 (Movie)

Mrs Sarah Lawson (Actor)

Happy Is the Bride 1957 (Movie)

Aunt Harriet (Actor)

As Long As They're Happy 1956 (Movie)

Mrs Arbuthnot (Actor)

Blonde Sinner 1956 (Movie)

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Doctor at Large 1956 (Movie)

Lady Hawkins (Actor)

For Better For Worse 1954 (Movie)

Miss Mainbrace (Actor)

The Pickwick Papers 1953 (Movie)

Miss Witherfield (Actor)

The Queen of Spades 1947 (Movie)

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The Citadel 1938 (Movie)

Lady Raebank (Actor)

Biography

Popular and durable actress of the British stage, especially in comedy, whose career dates back to 1908. Seyler appeared in silent films during the 1920s and played small roles in "The Mill on the Floss" (1937) and "The Citadel" (1938), but really came to the fore with her wry performance in Anthony Asquith's delightful "Quiet Wedding" (1940), stealing scenes from a remarkable cast of ace character actors. She was guilty of similar comic larceny in "Dear Octopus" (1943).<p>With her poached-egg eyes and wizened warmth, Seyler was most active in film during the 1950s, with turns as Miss Witherfield in "The Pickwick Papers" (1952), the villain's mother in "Curse of the Demon" (1957) and the stalwart Miss Pross in the 1958 version of "A Tale of Two Cities". The co-author, with Stephen Haggard, of the enduringly popular "The Craft of Comedy" (1944), the long-lived Seyler (she died at age 101) was created a Commander of the British Empire in her later years.

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1908
later became president of the Academy

Bonus Trivia

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She was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE)

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