Fay Compton

Actor
Distinguished stage actress with a distinctive, lovely voice who appeared in Sir James Barrie's "Peter Pan" and was reputedly the playwright's favorite actress (she starred in five of his plays and he wrote, "Mary Rose" ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1894 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (17)

Cold Comfort Farm 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

I Start Counting 1969 (Movie)

Mrs Bennett (Actor)

The Virgin and the Gypsy 1969 (Movie)

Grandma (Actor)

The Haunting 1963 (Movie)

Mrs Sanderson (Actor)

The Story of Esther Costello 1957 (Movie)

Mother Superior (Actor)

Town on Trial 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Crowley (Actor)

Othello 1955 (Movie)

Emilia (Actor)

Odd Man Out 1946 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

Cape Forlorn 1929 (Movie)

(Actor)

Double Cross (Movie)

Alice Pascoe (Actor)

Lady Possessed (Movie)

Mme. Brune (Actor)

So This Is London (Movie)

Lady Worthing (Actor)

The Eleventh Commandment (Movie)

Ruth Barchester (Actor)

The Forsyte Saga (TV Show)

Actor

The Prime Minister (Movie)

Queen Victoria (Actor)

Waltzes from Vienna (Movie)

The Countess (Actor)

Woman of No Importance (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Biography

Distinguished stage actress with a distinctive, lovely voice who appeared in Sir James Barrie's "Peter Pan" and was reputedly the playwright's favorite actress (she starred in five of his plays and he wrote, "Mary Rose" for her). Compton made her film debut in "She Stoops to Conquer" (1914) and, after starring in numerous British silents and early talkies, had a long career in a character parts, including as Emilia opposite Orson Welles' "Othello" (1952) and as the aunt on TV's "The Forstye Saga."

Relationships

Virginia Bateman

Mother
daughter of American impresario H.L. Bateman

Edward Compton

Father
founded Compton Old English Company

Viola Compton

Sister
born in 1886 died on April 7, 1971

Lauri De Frece

Husband
Married until his death 1921

Compton Mackenzie

Brother
elder brother

Ralph Michael Actor

Husband
Married No longer together

H. G. Pelissier

Husband
Married until his death 1913

Anthony Pelissier

Son

Leon Quartermaine Actor

Husband
Co-starred in "Mary Rose" (1920) Married No longer together

EDUCATION

studied in Paris

Leatherhead Court

Surrey

Milestones

1929

First talkie feature and Hollywood debut, "Fashions in Love"

1914

Film debut, "She Stoops to Conquer"

1907

Stage acting debut in H.G. Pelisser's "Follies" at the Apollo Theater, London

1906

First stage appearance at Royal Albert Hall in Christmas play, "Sir Philomer or Love's Victory"

Bonus Trivia

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Named Commander of the British Empire (1975)

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