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Irene Handl

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Biography

Maida Vale, London, England, UK
English character actress best known for her many portrayals of feisty cockney types, ranging from barmaids to landladies, charwomen to cooks. Unlike her working class screen personae, Irene's parentage was quite cosmopolitan, her father a Viennese banker, her mother a French aristocrat - affluent enough to enable her to travel extensively in her youth. She received her acting training at the Embassy School, under the auspices of the sister of Sybil Thorndike, but did not make her debut on the London stage until 1938, well into her middle age. Read more...

Actor

Character: Gertrude Mary Blaker

Girl in the News 1940

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Character: Burgomaster's wife

Gasbags 1941

1
Character: Mrs. Crumbling

Rhythm Serenade 1943

7
Character: Miss Haddock

Give Us the Moon 1944

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2
Character: Cellist and Organist

Brief Encounter 1945

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2
Character: Lady Agnes

Cardboard Cavalier 1949

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Character: Mrs. Mason - Gill's Maid

Stage Fright 1950

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5
Character: Mme. Blanche

Mad About Men 1954

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5
Character: Mrs. Kite

I'm All Right Jack 1959

2
Character: Mrs. Maggs

Left Right and Centre 1959

1
Character: Miss Patch

Desert Mice 1959

13
Character: Professor MacRitchie

Doctor in Love 1960

1
Character: Madame Spolinski

Make Mine Mink 1960

1
Character: Staff Sgt. Hodges

A French Mistress 1960

1
Character: Rene Smith

Heavens Above! 1963

5
Character: Housewife

Just for Fun 1963

27
Character: Mrs. Peurofoy

Wonderwall 1968

20
Character: Winnie Wainwhisle

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970

18
Character: Ada Bingley

For the Love of Ada 1972

4
Character: Miss Wormwood

The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1977

1
Character: Lady Bovington

Come Play with Me 1977

3
Character: Miss Friggin

Adventures of a Private Eye 1977

22
Character: Mrs. Phillimore

Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers 1977

5
Character: Mrs. Philby-Potter

Misleading Cases 1967

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Character: Mrs. Crevatte

Call Me Genius 1961

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Character: Mrs. Abramowitz

A Kid for Two Farthings 1955

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Character: Mrs. Crouch - Manageress

Adam and Evalyn 1949

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Character: Mrs. Gowshall

Temptation Harbor 1947

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