Brenda de Banzie

Actress, Soundtrack

Actress, Soundtrack


The daughter of a musical conductor, fair-haired, matronly Brenda de Banzie appeared in around 40 films. As the result of two outstanding performances she became an unexpected star when well into her middle age. Brenda first came to public notice as a sixteen year old chorine on the London stage in "Du Barry Was a Lady" in 1942. By that time, she ...
Birth date
1909-07-28
Death date
1981-03-05
Awards
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win.
Height
5' 5" (1.65 m)

Known For


Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Maggie Hobson (1954)
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Lucy Drayton (1956)
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther
Angela Dunning (1963)
As Long as They're Happy
As Long as They're Happy
Stella Bentley (1955)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressThe Ten Commandments
(TV Series) Mother - A Bit of Family Feeling (1971) ... Mother
1971
ActressW. Somerset Maugham
(TV Series) Mrs. Abert Forrester - The Creative Impulse (1969) ... Mrs. Abert Forrester
1969
ActressA Matter of Innocence
Eva Innes-Hook
1967
ActressOut of the Unknown
(TV Series) Mrs. Dakers - Walk's End (1966) ... Mrs. Dakers
1966
ActressDrama 61-67
(TV Series) Mrs Massingham Fox - Drama '66: Don Quixote Go Home (1966) ... Mrs Massingham Fox
1966
ActressLove Story
(TV Series) Helen Banner - The Weather House (1965) ... Helen Banner
1965
ActressFestival
(TV Series) Mrs. Baines - Say Nothing (1965) ... Mrs. Baines
1965
ActressThe Pink Panther
Angela Dunning
1963
ActressAugust for the People
(TV Movie) Mrs. Fulton, Thwaites's mistress
1963
ActressI Thank a Fool
Nurse Drew
1962
ActressA Pair of Briefs
Gladys Worthing
1962
ActressCome September
Margaret Allison (as Brenda De Banzie)
1961
ActressFlame in the Streets
Nell Palmer
1961
ActressThe Mark
Gertrude Cartwright
1961
ActressITV Play of the Week
(TV Series) Lulu Ames - Ladies of the Corridor (1960) ... Lulu Ames
1960
ActressThe Entertainer
Phoebe Rice (as Brenda De Banzie)
1960
ActressThe Four Just Men
(TV Series) Olga, Duchesa Della Riviero - The Night of the Precious Stones (1959) ... Olga, Duchesa Della Riviero
1959
ActressArmchair Theatre
(TV Series) Mrs. Alden - You'll Never See Me Again (1959) ... Mrs. Alden
1959
ActressThe 39 Steps
Nellie Lumsden (as Brenda De Banzie)
1959
ActressToo Many Crooks
Lucy (as Brenda De Banzie)
1959
ActressRoom 43
Aggie
1958
ActressBBC Sunday-Night Theatre
(TV Series) Evelyn Holt - Edward, My Son (1957) ... Evelyn Holt
1957
ActressThe Adventures of Robin Hood
(TV Series) Lady Geraldine Pomfret - The Imposters (1956) ... Lady Geraldine Pomfret
1956
ActressTriple Deception
Mme. Isabella Ballu
1956
ActressThe Man Who Knew Too Much
Lucy Drayton
1956
ActressMiss Chloe
(TV Movie) Chloe
1956
ActressDoctor at Sea
Muriel Mallet
1955
ActressA Kid for Two Farthings
'Lady' Ruby (as Brenda De Banzie)
1955
ActressAs Long as They're Happy
Stella Bentley
1955
ActressWishing Well
Jane Price
1954
ActressThe Purple Plain
Miss McNab (as Brenda De Banzie)
1954
ActressWhat Every Woman Wants
Sarah
1954
ActressHobson's Choice
Maggie Hobson
1954
ActressDon't Blame the Stork
Evelyn Steele
1954
ActressA Day to Remember
Mrs. Collins (as Brenda De Banzie)
1953
ActressThe Yellow Balloon
Fruit Stall Customer (uncredited)
1953
ActressNever Look Back
Molly Wheeler (as Brenda DeBanza)
1952
ActressPrivate Information
Dolly
1952
ActressI Believe in You
Mrs. Hooker (as Brenda De Banzie)
1952
ActressMilestones
(TV Movie) Nancy Sibley
1951
ActressThe Long Dark Hall
Mrs. Rogers (as Brenda De Banzie)
1951
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackThe Entertainer
(performer: "The Boy I Love Is Up in the Gallery" - uncredited)
1960
RoleTitleYear
SelfAlan Melville Takes You from A-Z
(TV Series) Self - B (1956) ... Self
1956
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageJames Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson
(TV Movie) Lucy Drayton (clip from The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)) (uncredited)
1987