Dorothy Alison

Actor
Australian-born supporting actress who spent much of her career in Great Britain, playing warm, approachable characters in films from "Reach for the Sky" (1956) to "The Nun's Story" (1959) to "Georgy Girl" (1966) to ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1925 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (20)

Australia 1989 (Movie)

Doreen Swanson (Actor)

Malpractice 1989 (Movie)

Maureen Davis (Actor)

Melba 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cry in the Dark 1988 (Movie)

Avis Murchison (Actor)

Rikky and Pete 1988 (Movie)

Mrs Menzies (Actor)

A Fortunate Life 1984 (Movie)

Grandma Carr (Actor)

A Town Like Alice 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winds of Jarrah 1982 (Movie)

Mrs Sullivan (Actor)

Invitation to the Wedding 1973 (Movie)

1st Woman (Actor)

Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde 1970 (Movie)

Mrs Spencer (Actor)

See No Evil 1970 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Pretty Polly 1967 (Movie)

Miss Barlow (Actor)

Georgy Girl 1966 (Movie)

Health Visitor (Actor)

The Man Upstairs 1958 (Movie)

Mrs Barnes (Actor)

The Nun's Story 1958 (Movie)

Sister Aurelie (Actor)

Reach For the Sky 1955 (Movie)

Nurse Brace (Actor)

The Purple Plain 1955 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

High and Dry 1953 (Movie)

Miss Peters (Actor)

Turn the Key Softly 1952 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

The Scamp (Movie)

Barbara Leigh (Actor)

Biography

Australian-born supporting actress who spent much of her career in Great Britain, playing warm, approachable characters in films from "Reach for the Sky" (1956) to "The Nun's Story" (1959) to "Georgy Girl" (1966) to "Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde" (1971). Alison's most fondly remembered film performance may be her first, as the sympathetic teacher of the hearing-impaired who finally gets a young girl to utter sounds in Alexander Mackendrick's "Mandy" (1952). The renaissance in Australian filmmaking during the 1970s and 80s enabled Alison to act more in her native land, where she appeared in "A Cry in the Dark" (1988) and "Malpractice" (1989) and the TV miniseries "A Town Like Alice" (1981).

Milestones

1981

Appeared as Mrs Firth in the Australian-produced miniseries, "A Town Called Alice"

1952

Made film debut in "Mandy"

Toured Australia in "Sweet Bird of Youth" with Lauren Bacall and in "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" in the 1980s

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