Diana Wynyard

Actor
A luminous and intelligent British actress, Diana Wynyard brought genteel grace and an aristocratic dignity to a highly successful stage career. With a carriage and mien well-suited to period drama, she briefly made her ... Read more »
Born: 01/16/1906 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (5)

One More River 1933 (Movie)

Claire Corven (Actor)

Cavalcade 1932 (Movie)

Jane Marryot (Actor)

Reunion in Vienna 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rasputin and the Empress (Movie)

Natasha (Actor)

The Prime Minister (Movie)

Mary Anne Wyndham-Lewis (Actor)

Biography

A luminous and intelligent British actress, Diana Wynyard brought genteel grace and an aristocratic dignity to a highly successful stage career. With a carriage and mien well-suited to period drama, she briefly made her mark in several classy roles in Hollywood during the depths of the Depression in the 1930s. Her US film stardom didn't take, however, but she was sporadically active in British film for 20 years thereafter, leaving behind several outstanding performances that made one wish she had done more in film.

Relationships

Tibor Csato

Husband
divorced

Carol Reed Director

Husband

Carol Reed

Husband
married 1943-47 divorced was Wynyard's second husband

Milestones

1964

Stricken with kidney ailment while in a theater rehearsing for a production of "The Master Builder"

1957

Last film, "Island in the Sun", a one-shot return to a US production, shot in the Caribbean

1955

Last British film, "The Feminine Touch"

1940

Last films for six years, "Kipps" and "The Prime Minister"

1939

First film in five years, "On the Night of the Fire"

1935

Returned to stage career in England

1934

Last US film for over 20 years, "One More River"

1933

First leading role in features, "Cavalcade"; received Oscar nomination as Best Actress

1932

Signed by Hollywood; made film debut in "Rasputin and the Empress"

1932

Made New York stage debut in "The Devil Passes"

1927

Was a member of William Armstrong's Company in Liverpool

1925

London stage debut in a small role in "The Grand Duchess"

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