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Nora Swinburne (Leonora Mary Johnson)

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Biography

Bath, Somerset, England, UK [now Bath and North East Somerset, England, UK]
Known for her genteel ways and stately beauty in tea service drama, British actress Nora Swinburne was born Elinore Johnson on July 24, 1902, in Bath, England. Performing on stage as both actress and dancer from the age of 10, her father, Henry Swinburne Johnson, manufactured toys for a living. She was a member of Clive Currie's Young Players in 1914 and appeared in shows during that year. Educated at Rosholme College, she trained for the arts at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Read more...

Actor

Character: Araminta Grey

The Farmer's Wife 1941

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Character: Mrs. Hopwood

Fanny by Gaslight 1944

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Character: Mrs. Peregrine

Quartet 1948

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Character: Admiral's Wife

Landfall 1949

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Character: Enid Lawson

Marry Me 1949

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Character: The Scarf's Mother

Betrayed 1954

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Character: Sister Tia

Conspiracy of Hearts 1960

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Character: Lady Frazier

A Man Could Get Killed 1966

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Character: 'Aunt Hester' Forsyte

The Forsyte Saga 1967

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Character: Katharina Schratt

Fall of Eagles 1974

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Character: Comtesse de Musset

Notorious Woman 1974

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Character: Lady Belmont

Man at the Top 1970

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