Judy Campbell

Light Comedy Actress and Occasional Playwright
Born May 31, 1916

Judy Campbell was an English actress, playwright and Noël Coward's muse. Her daughter is the actress and singer Jane Birkin, her son the screenwriter and director Andrew Birkin, and among her grandchildren are the actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, the poet Anno Birkin, the artist David Birkin and the photographer Kate Barry.… Read More

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1916 Birth Born on May 31, 1916.


1935 19 Years Old Campbell made her stage debut in 1935 as a "Guest" in The Last of Mrs. Cheyney at the Theatre Royal, Grantham, and entered films in 1940 in the London-based thriller Saloon Bar. … Read More


1941 25 Years Old In 1941 she had a role in the stage musical Lady Behave.
1942 26 Years Old While touring with Coward from September 1942 to March 1943, she created the roles of Joanna in Present Laughter and Ethel in the stage production of This Happy Breed, and played Elvira in Blithe Spirit. … Read More
1943 27 Years Old In 1943 at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, she performed in Present Laughter and This Happy Breed on alternate nights under the umbrella title of Play Parade, before playing Elvira in the West End presentation of Blithe Spirit at the Duchess Theatre in 1943. … Read More


1981 65 Years Old In 1981 she appeared in Andrew Birkin's BAFTA winning and Academy Award nominated short film, Sredni Vashtar, playing the fearsome Aunt Augusta. … Read More
1991 75 Years Old She was married to Lieutenant-Commander David Birkin,, until his death in 1991.
2002 86 Years Old In December 2002, at the end of a 67-year career as a boulevard actress and chanteuse, she gave her farewell London performances at the King's Head Theatre with Where Are the Songs We Sung?, a nostalgic garland of songs, memories and scenes from plays, accompanied by Stefan Bednarczyk at the piano, a programme they finally reprised at the Jermyn Street Theatre. … Read More
2004 88 Years Old 1 More Event
She died in London on 6 June 2004. … Read More
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