Sharp-Bolster debuted in the British film What Money Can Buy (1928). Her American film debut came in 1942 in Saboteur, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She has been described as "one of the most riveting human gargoyles in Hollywood films."
Sharp-Bolster worked with the BBC in the UK.
- The Saint (TV show, Season 1, Episode 2, 1962) as American tourist Ada Harmer.
- Jude the Obscure (1971) as Mrs Trott.
- What Money Can Buy (1928) - Cleaner
- S.O.S. (1928) - Mme. Karensky
- Would You Believe It! (1929) - Presbyterian
- Number, Please (1931)
- The Bells (1931)
- Mr. Bill the Conqueror (1932)
- Strip! Strip! Hooray!!! (1932) - Bit Part (uncredited)
- The Temperance Fete (1932) - Teacher
- Lassie from Lancashire (1938) - Woman in Audience (uncredited)
- The Villiers Diamond (1938) - Mlle. Dulac (uncredited)
- Saboteur (1942) - Lorelei - Circus Troupe
- This Above All (1942) - Tea Shop Customer (uncredited)
- I Married an Angel (1942) - Mrs. Kipper (uncredited)
- The Pride of the Yankees (1942) - Sasha's Mother (uncredited)
- Nightmare (1942) - Mrs. McDonald - Housekeeper
- Journey for Margaret (1942) - Woman with Cat (uncredited)
- London Blackout Murders (1943) - Mrs. Pringle
- Forever and a Day (1943) - Mrs. Garrow
- Flesh and Fantasy (1943) - Relative (uncredited)
- Thumbs Up (1943) - Mrs. Smithers, the Landlady (uncredited)
- Heaven Can Wait (1943) - Mrs. Cooper-Cooper (uncredited)
- Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943) - Mrs. Norris (uncredited)
- The Lodger (1944) - Wiggy - Barfly (uncredited)
- Passport to Destiny (1944) - Agnes
- Going My Way (1944) - Mrs. Hattie Quimp (uncredited)
- The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) - Miller (uncredited)
- The Doughgirls (1944) - Maid (uncredited)
- Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) - Stewardess (uncredited)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) - Lady Harborough (uncredited)
- Kitty (1945) - Mullens
- My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) - Sparkes
- The Lost Weekend (1945) - Mrs. Foley
- Scarlet Street (1945) - Mrs. Michaels
- The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) - Hilda
- Dressed to Kill (1946) - Teacher on Museum Tour (uncredited)
- The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) - Christine
- Dark Passage (1947) - Woman (uncredited)
- Love From a Stranger (1947) - Ethel
- The Judge Steps Out (1947) - Martha, the Maid
- The Woman in White (1948) - Mrs. Todd
- The Perfect Woman (1949) - Lady Diana
- Saints and Sinners (1949) - (uncredited)
- Waterfront (1950) - Mrs. Simon (uncredited)
- Talk of a Million (1951) - Miss Rafferty
- Madame Louise (1951) - Cafe Proprietress
- Botany Bay (1952) - Moll Cudlip
- The Final Test (1953) - Daisy (uncredited)
- Raising a Riot (1955) - Mrs. Buttons
- The Hornet's Nest (1955) - Miss Anderson
- Reluctant Bride (1955) - Mrs. Fogarty
- Tears for Simon (1956) - Miss Gill
- The Rising of the Moon (1957) - Colonel Frobisher's Wife (2nd Episode)
- Stormy Crossing (1958) - First Nurse
- The Man Who Liked Funerals (1959) - Lady Hunter
- Alive and Kicking (1959) - Postmistress
- School for Scoundrels (1960) - Maid
- The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960) - Maid (uncredited)
- The House in Marsh Road (1960) - Mrs. O'Brien
- The Hands of Orlac (1960) - Volchett's Assistant (uncredited)
- Payroll (1961) - Landlady (uncredited)
- On the Beat (1962) - Hair-Salon Customer (uncredited)
- The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) - Mrs. Slattery (uncredited)
- Father Came Too! (1964) - Mrs. Trumper
- Promise Her Anything (1966) - Mrs. Egan - Baby Sitter (uncredited)
- The Boy Cried Murder (1966) - Mrs. Wetherall
- Craze (1974) - Woman at will reading. (uncredited)
- The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975) - Old lady (uncredited)
- Jabberwocky (1977) - Old Crone / Woman with Stone (uncredited)
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