Dinah Sheridan

Born Sep 17, 1920

Dinah Sheridan is an English actress who appeared in the films 29 Acacia Avenue (1945) and Genevieve (1953). She made her film debut in 1937, and has frequently appeared on television. She played Jane Huggett in The Huggetts Abroad (1949) and appeared as Steve in two Paul Temple films. Among her most noted roles are as the mother in the film version of The Railway Children (1970), and as Angela in the 1980s British sitcom, Don't Wait Up (1983–90).… Read More

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1920 Birth Born on September 17, 1920.


1932 11 Years Old In 1932, at age 11, she debuted professionally in Where the Rainbow Ends at the Holborn Empire. … Read More


1942 21 Years Old She postponed her film career to serve for two years as an ambulance driver at the start of World War II. at Welwyn Garden City, where she participated in repertory theatre. After marrying Jimmy Hanley in 1942, she appeared in several films with him. … Read More


1951 30 Years Old She received wider recognition for her acting in 1951 as the game warden’s wife in a film about African wildlife, Where No Vultures Fly. … Read More
1953 32 Years Old She was Britain's top female box-office star of 1953, according to the Motion Picture Herald's poll of film exhibitors. … Read More
1954 33 Years Old Dinah Sheridan's second husband, film executive John Davis, whom she married in 1954, insisted that she quit acting and stay at home with her children.


1965 44 Years Old After their 1965 divorce (which was granted to Sheridan on the grounds of cruelty), she resumed her career appearing in Margaret Williams' comedy Let’s All Go Down the Strand (1967, alongside Gladys Cooper and Evelyn Laye, Phoenix Theatre, London). … Read More
1969 48 Years Old Dinah participated in A Talent To Amuse a gala evening production at the Phoenix Theatre, London, on 16 December 1969 which celebrated Noël Coward's 70th birthday. … Read More


1978 57 Years Old During 1978/79, Dinah starred opposite John Gielgud in Half Life which toured the UK, before they both took the play to Toronto, Canada. … Read More


1983 62 Years Old In 1983 she made a guest appearance in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who as the Time Lady Chancellor Flavia in the 20th anniversary special, "The Five Doctors". … Read More
1999 78 Years Old Her last role was in 1999 as Kathleen Gilmore in the Jonathan Creek television episode "Miracle in Crooked Lane". … Read More
2007 86 Years Old …  During her marriage to Aubrey Ison, the couple lived in Palm Desert, California, returning to the UK in 2007. … Read More
2012 92 Years Old Sheridan died peacefully at her home in Northwood, London, on 25 November 2012, aged 92.
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