Celia Johnson

Actor
A distinguished stage actress, Celia Johnson graced films only occasionally, and the results made one wish she had acted in the cinema far more often. She made her film debut in Noel Coward's memorable wartime drama ... Read more »
Born: 12/18/1908 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (12)

The Potting Shed 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Romeo and Juliet 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969 (Movie)

Miss Mackay (Actor)

A Kid For Two Farthings 1955 (Movie)

Joanna (Actor)

Captain's Paradise 1952 (Movie)

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Brief Encounter 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Believe in You (Movie)

Matty (Actor)

In Which We Serve (Movie)

Alix Kinross (Actor)

Staying On (TV Show)

Actor

The Astonished Heart (Movie)

Barbara Faber (Actor)

The Good Companions (Movie)

Miss Trant (Actor)

The Hostage Tower (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A distinguished stage actress, Celia Johnson graced films only occasionally, and the results made one wish she had acted in the cinema far more often. She made her film debut in Noel Coward's memorable wartime drama, "In Which We Serve" (1942) and did well in one of the leading roles in David Lean's "This Happy Breed" (1944). Johnson is most cherished, though, for her uniquely beautiful performance opposite an equally fine Trevor Howard in Lean's delicate, highly romantic classic, "Brief Encounter" (1945), the poignant story of an accidental love affair between two people both comfortably married to others. Over the years Johnson continued to perform admirably in films such as "The Captain's Paradise" (1953), a comedy co-starring Alec Guinness and Yvonne DeCarlo, and Carol Reed's gentle whimsy, "A Kid for Two Farthings" (1955). Her last feature film role came as Maggie Smith's memorable nemesis in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969), but Johnson appeared on TV until shortly before her death.

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

1982

Final TV role, "The Potting Shed"

1978

TV-movie debut, "Les Miserables"

1968

Final feature, in an award winning performance, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

1941

Feature debut, "In Which We Serve"

1928

Began career on the English stage

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