Martita Hunt

Actor
Actress Martita Hunt was born in Buenos Aires to British parents and lived there until she was 10 years old, when the family moved back to England. After she graduated from Queenwood Ladies' College, Hunt received ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1900 in Argentina

Filmography

Actor (24)

The Best House in London 1969 (Movie)

Headmistress (Actor)

Becket 1964 (Movie)

Queen Matilda (Actor)

Bunny Lake Is Missing 1964 (Movie)

Ada Ford (Actor)

The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 (Movie)

Grand Duchess Elise Lupovinova (Actor)

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962 (Movie)

Storyteller (Actor)

I Like Money 1961 (Movie)

Baroness (Actor)

Song Without End 1960 (Movie)

Grand Duchess (Actor)

The Brides of Dracula 1960 (Movie)

Baroness Meinster (Actor)

Bonjour Tristesse 1958 (Movie)

Philippe's Mother (Actor)

Me and the Colonel 1958 (Movie)

Mother Superior (Actor)

Dangerous Exile 1957 (Movie)

Aunt Fell (Actor)

The Spies 1957 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Anastasia 1956 (Movie)

Baroness Von Livenbaum (Actor)

The Admirable Crichton 1956 (Movie)

Lady Brocklehurst (Actor)

The March Hare 1956 (Movie)

Lady Anne (Actor)

Three Men in a Boat 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Willis (Actor)

King's Rhapsody 1954 (Movie)

Queen Mother (Actor)

The Wicked Lady 1945 (Movie)

Agatha Trimble (Actor)

The Man in Gray 1943 (Movie)

Miss Patch (Actor)

I Was a Spy (Movie)

Aunt Lucille (Actor)

Prison without Bars (Movie)

Mme. Appel (Actor)

So Evil My Love (Movie)

Mrs. Courtney (Actor)

The Story of Robin Hood (Movie)

Queen Eleanor (Actor)

Where There's a Will (Movie)

Lady Bagshott (Actor)

Biography

Actress Martita Hunt was born in Buenos Aires to British parents and lived there until she was 10 years old, when the family moved back to England. After she graduated from Queenwood Ladies' College, Hunt received tutelage as an actress from Lady Benson and Dame Genevieve Ward, an American-born actress and singer. Hunt's career gained momentum as she made appearances in numerous productions at several well-known theaters including the Old Vic Company in England, before making the leap into motion pictures. Her big-screen debut came in 1932 with a small role in the Victor Saville musical "Love on Wheels". She became established in British cinema in the 1930s and 1940s and was featured in such popular movies as 1939's "Trouble Brewing", 1943's "The Man In Grey", and 1945's "The Wicked Lady". One of Hunt's most notable film roles was that of Miss Havisham in the 1946 film adaption of Charles Dickens' iconic novel "Great Expectations". After moving from London to New York City, she won a starring role as Countess Aurelia in the 1950 Broadway production of "The Madwoman of Chaillot". She was later featured in movies such as "Anna Karenina" in 1948 and "Anastasia" in 1956.

Milestones

1932

Film acting debut

1921

British stage acting debut

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