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Biography

Dartmouth, Devon, England, UK
Rachel Kempson, the matriarch of one of theatre and film's most famous acting dynasties, took rather a back seat to the attention placed on several of the others.

Rachel Kempson was born on 28 May, 1910, in Dartmouth, Devon, England, to Beatrice Hamilton (Ashwell) and Eric William Edward Kempson, a headmaster. She trained at RADA and made her professional stage debut at Stratford in 1933 playing Hero in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." She went on to grace other famed companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English Stage Company and the Old Vic. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mrs. Waltby

The Sea Shall Not Have Them 1954

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Character: Bridget Allworthy

Tom Jones 1963

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Character: Ellen Leamington

Georgy Girl 1966

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Character: Mrs. Codrington

The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968

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Character: Lady Lorradaile

Little Lord Fauntleroy 1980

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Character: Skelly's Mother

Déjà Vu 1997

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Character: Lady Dugal

Lorna Doone 1990

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Character: Lady Belfield

Out of Africa 1985

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Character: Sister Henry

Thank You All Very Much 1969

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