Kay Walsh

Actrice née le 15 novembre 1911 (décédée à 93 ans)


Kathleen "Kay" Walsh was an English actress and dancer. She was raised in Pimlico by her grandmother.
She began her career as a dancer in West End music halls, making her film debut in How's Chances? in a small part, and had a larger role in another 1934 film, Get Your Man. She continued to act in "quota quickies" films for several years. Walsh first met David Lean, then a film editor, in 1936, during the filming of Secret Of Stamboul. They began a relationship and Walsh broke off her engagement to Pownell Pellew. Walsh and Lean married on 23 November 1940. She moved on to higher-prestige films with appearances in two Noël Coward-scripted films, In Which We Serve and This Happy Breed, both directed by Lean. Walsh had campaigned for Lean to receive co-director credit on In Which We Serve.
Walsh contributed dialogue to the 1938 film of Pygmalion, and also devised the scenario for the closing sequence of Lean's film adaptation of Great Expectations, for which she received a writing credit on the latter film. She devised the opening sequence of Lean's adaptation of Oliver Twist, as well as performing the role of "Nancy". Walsh and Lean divorced in 1949, on grounds of infidelity based on Lean's relationship with actress Ann Todd. Walsh continued to work as a character actress in films through the 1950s, including films with Alfred Hitchcock and Ronald Neame. Her own favourite film role was that of the barmaid Miss D. Coker in Neame's 1958 film of The Horse's Mouth, with Alec Guinness.



de Ronald Neame

Film Scrooge

The Virgin and the Gypsy

de Christopher Miles

Film The Virgin and the Gypsy

Connecting Rooms

de Franklin Gollings

Film Connecting Rooms

Taste of Excitement

de Don Sharp

Film Taste of Excitement

Les Sorcières

de Cyril Frankel

Film Les Sorcières

Le Plus Grand Cirque du monde

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Film Le Plus Grand Cirque du monde

Sherlock Holmes contre Jack l'Évent...

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Film Sherlock Holmes contre Jack l'Éventreur

The Beauty Jungle

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Film The Beauty Jungle


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Film 80,000 Suspects

Reach for Glory

de Philip Leacock

Film Reach for Glory

Lunch Hour

de James Hill

Film Lunch Hour

Les Fanfares de la gloire

de Ronald Neame

Film Les Fanfares de la gloire

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de Mario Zampi

Film Now and Forever

Cast a Dark Shadow

de Lewis Gilbert

Film Cast a Dark Shadow

Lease of Life

de Charles Frend

Film Lease of Life

The Rainbow Jacket

de Basil Dearden

Film The Rainbow Jacket

La Reine vierge

de George Sidney

Film La Reine vierge


de Charles Crichton

Film Rapt

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de John Boulting

Film La Boîte magique

Last Holiday

de Henry Cass

Film Last Holiday

Oliver Twist

de David Lean

Film Oliver Twist

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de Peter Ustinov

Film Vice Versa

The October Man

de Roy Ward Baker

Film The October Man

Heureux Mortels

de David Lean

Film Heureux Mortels

Ceux qui servent en mer

de Noël Coward

Film Ceux qui servent en mer

The Middle Watch

de Thomas Bentley

Film The Middle Watch

The Chinese Bungalow

de George King

Film The Chinese Bungalow

Sons of the Sea

de Maurice Elvey

Film Sons of the Sea

I See Ice

de Anthony Kimmins

Film I See Ice

Keep Fit

de Anthony Kimmins

Film Keep Fit


de Charles Frend

Film L'aimant