Gwen Watford(1927-1994), Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Actress. Trained at Embassy Theatre and the Old Vic. Made her film debut playing Lady Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (1949). Other films include Never Take Sweets From a Stranger (1960), The Very Edge (1962), Cleopatra (1963), Cry Freedom (1987). Known for her many television roles including Present Laughter (SWET award performance,1981).
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