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      Celia Johnson

      Celia Johnson

      Highest Rated: 100% This Happy Breed (1944)

      Lowest Rated: 67% A Kid for Two Farthings (1956)

      Birthday: Dec 18, 1908

      Birthplace: Ellerker Gate, England, UK

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      This Happy Breed
      Brief Encounter
      In Which We Serve
      The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
      The Captain's Paradise
      A Kid for Two Farthings

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      BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, 1945 THIS HAPPY BREED, Celia Johnson, 1944 THE ASTONISHED HEART, Celia Johnson, 1949 IN WHICH WE SERVE, Noel Coward, Celia Johnson, Ann Stephens, Daniel Mason, 1942 THE CAPTAIN'S PARADISE, from left: Celia Johnson, Alec Guinness, 1953, tcp1953ag-fsct003(tcp1953ag-fsct003) BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, 1945 THIS HAPPY BREED, Celia Johnson, 1944 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson (front), Trevor Howard, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, 1945 THE HOLLY AND THE IVY, Denholm Elliott, John Gregson, Celia Johnson, 1952 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, from left: Celia Johnson, director David Lean, Trevor Howard on set, 1945 BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, 1945

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Potting Shed Unknown (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 75% The Hostage Tower Mrs. Wheeler (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Staying On Lucy Smalley (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 76% Les Misérables Sister Simplice (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 73% Romeo and Juliet Nurse (Character) - 1978
      84% 85% The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Miss Mackay (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Companions Miss Trant (Character) - 1957
      67% 68% A Kid for Two Farthings Joanna (Character) - 1956
      80% 68% The Captain's Paradise Maud St. James (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 74% The Holly and the Ivy Jenny Gregory (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Believe in You Matty Matheson (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Astonished Heart Barbara Faber (Character) - 1950
      93% 91% Brief Encounter Laura Jesson (Character) - 1945
      100% 78% This Happy Breed Ethel Gibbons (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Octopus Cynthia (Character) - 1943
      90% 74% In Which We Serve Alix Kinross (Character) - 1942

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Call My Bluff Contestant 1965