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Ethel Griffies (Ethel Woods)

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Biography

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
The daughter of actor-manager Samuel Rupert Woods and actress Lillie Roberts, Ethel Griffies began her own stage career at the age of 3. She was 21 when she finally made her London debut in 1899, and 46 when she made her first Broadway appearance in "Havoc" (1924). Discounting a tentative stab at filmmaking in 1917, she made her movie bow in 1930, repeating her stage role in Old English (1930). Habitually cast as a crotchety old lady with the proverbial golden heart, she alternated between bits and prominently featured roles for the next 35 years. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mrs. Hobley, Landlady

Waterloo Bridge 1931

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Character: Drunken Flower Vendor in Pub

Chances 1931

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Character: Mrs. Beacon

Manhattan Parade 1931

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Character: Cross Woman at Magazine Stand

Union Depot 1932

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Character: Lady Caverly

Westward Passage 1932

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Character: Customer in Madame Collins' Dress Shop

Payment Deferred 1932

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Character: Miss Simpson the Governess

Alice in Wonderland 1933

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Character: Mrs. Ward - Orphanage Representative

Bombshell 1933

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Character: Agatha Alden

Torch Singer 1933

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Character: Miss Ace

Doctor Bull 1933

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Character: Lady Coldchester

The Painted Veil 1934

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Character: Lady Poindexter

Call It Luck 1934

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Character: Mrs. Whack

Werewolf of London 1935

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Character: Mme. Kartasoff

Anna Karenina 1935

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Character: Miss Bates - the Governess

Over the Moon 1939

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Character: Mrs. Clark - Landlady

Waterloo Bridge 1940

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Character: Princess Minetti

Irene 1940

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Character: Lady Fitzhugh

A Yank in the R.A.F. 1941

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Character: Mrs. Hanky

Billy the Kid 1941

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Character: Wife of Man in Air Raid Shelter

Forever and a Day 1943

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Character: Woman on Train Opening Window

The White Cliffs of Dover 1944

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Character: Mrs. O'Connor, Boardinghouse Tenant

It Happened Tomorrow 1944

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Character: Mrs. McGuff

Music for Millions 1944

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Character: Lady Stover

The Horn Blows at Midnight 1945

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Character: Clarissa Van Steed

Saratoga Trunk 1945

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Character: Mrs. Bundy - Ornithologist

The Birds 1963

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Character: Grandma Florence

Billy Liar 1963

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Character: Lady Vale

Holy Matrimony 1943

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Character: Mrs. Glennie

The Keys of the Kingdom 1944

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Character: Mrs. Jameson Pierce

The Doctors and the Nurses 1962

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