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Flora Robson ACTOR

Flora Robson was born on March 28th, 1902 in South Shields, England with the birth name Flora McKenzie Robson.  The first time she acted in front of an audience was at the age of five, although at that time she was not sold on becoming an actress. 

After graduating from Palmer's Green High School, she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and later began performing in various stage productions.  With the encouragement of a friend she joined the Cambridge Festival Theatre and soon was adding such stage credits as, "The Anatomist", "Macbeth" and "The Importance of Being Earnest".

By the mid 30's she began to break into the film industry adding such credits as, "A Gentleman of Paris" (1931) with Hugh Williams, Sybil Thorndike and Phyllis Konstam, "The Rise of Catherine the Great" (1934) starring Elisabeth Bergner, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Dorothy Hale, "I, Claudius" (1937) starring with Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon and Emlyn Williams, "Fire Over England" (1937) co-starring Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Banks, Raymond Massey, James Mason and Robert Newton, "Smith" (1939) with Ralph Richardson and Allan Jeayes, "Wuthering Heights" (1939) starring Merle Oberon, David Niven, Laurence Olivier, Hugh Williams, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Cecil Kellaway, Miles Mander, Leo G. Carroll and Donald Crisp, "The Sea Hawk" (1940) co-starring Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp, David Bruce, Alan Hale Sr., Montague Love, Halliwell Hobbes, Robert Warwick, William Lundigan, James Stephenson and Gilbert Roland, "Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945) starring Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Stanley Holloway, Cecil Parker, Claude Rains, Michael Rennie and Jean Simmons, "Saratoga Trunk" (1945) also starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman and Florence Bates and "Black Narcissus" (1947) starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu Dastagir, David Farrar, Esmond Knight, Jean Simmons and Kathleen Byron.

She continued appearing on stage and even added such television credits as, "Afternoon Film Festival", "Armchair Theatre", "The Human Jungle", "BBC Play of the Month", "Heidi", "A Legacy", "Oresteia" and her final television appearance in, "An invitation to Remember" (1990).

Flora Robson never married nor did she ever have any children.  After retiring from the industry she passed away on July 7th, 1984 in Brighton, England after suffering from cancer. 


1990         An Invitation to Remember
1981         Clash of the Titans
1980         A Tale of Two Cities
1980         Gauguin the Savage
1979         A Man Called Intrepid
1979         Dominique
1979         Oresteia
1978         Les Miserables 
1977         Eustace and Hilda 
1975         Aquarius 
1975         A Legacy 
1975         The Canterville Ghost
1974         Heidi
1972         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1971         Thirty-Minute Theatre
1971         La grande scrofa nera
1971         The Beloved
1970         Fragment of Fear
1970         The Beast in the Cellar
1968         BBC Play of the Month 
1967         Cry in the Wind
1967         The Shuttered Room
1966         Eye of the Devil
1966         David Copperfield
1966         7 Women
1965         ITV Play of the Week 
1965         Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
1965         Young Cassidy
1964         The Human Jungle
1964         Guns at Batasi
1963         Murder at the Gallop
1963         55 Days at Peking
1959         Mother Courage and Her Children
1958         Innocent Sinners
1958         The Gypsy and the Gentleman
1957         No Time for Tears
1957         High Tide at Noon
1957         Armchair Theatre 
1956         Afternoon Film Festival
1955         Lilli Palmer Theatre
1955         BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
1954         Romeo and Juliet
1953         Malta Story
1952         The Frightened Bride
1948         Saraband
1948         Good-Time Girl
1947         Holiday Camp
1947         Frieda
1947         Black Narcissus
1946         The Years Between
1945         Dumb Dora Discovers Tobacco
1945         Caesar and Cleopatra
1945         Saratoga Trunk
1945         Great Day
1944         Two Thousand Women
1941         Bahama Passage
1940         The Sea Hawk
1939         Invisible Stripes
1939         We Are Not Alone
1939         Poison Pen
1939         Smith 
1939         Wuthering Heights
1937         Troopship
1937         Fire Over England
1937         I, Claudius
1936         Anna Christie 
1934         The Private Life of Don Juan
1934         The Rise of Catherine the Great
1933         One Precious Year
1932         Dance Pretty Lady
1931         A Gentleman of Paris

Matinee Classics - 7 Women starring Anne Bancroft, Sue Lyon, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field, Anna Lee, Eddie Albert, Mike Mazurki and Woody Strode
Matinee Classics - Caesar and Cleopatra starring Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Michael Rennie, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson, Francis L. Sullivan, Basil Sydney, Stanley Holloway and Cecil Parker
Matinee Classics - Murder at the Gallop starring Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson, Charles Tingwell, Gordon Harris, Robert Urquhart and Katya Douglas
Matinee Classics - Saratoga Trunk starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman,Flora Robson, Jerry Austin, John Warburton, Florence Bates, Curt Bois and John Abbott
Matinee Classics - Saratoga Trunk starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin, John Warburton, Florence Bates, Curt Bois and John Abbott

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