Beatrice Campbell

Beatrice Campbell (31 July 1922 – 10 May 1979) was a British stage and film actress, born in County Down, Northern Ireland, UK.[2]

Beatrice Campbell
Nigel Patrick and Beatrice Campbell in Grand National Night (1953).
Beatrice Josephine Campbell

(1922-07-31)31 July 1922
County Down, Northern Ireland
Died10 May 1979(1979-05-10) (aged 56)
London, England
Years active1946–1955
Spouse(s)Nigel Patrick (1951–1979) (her death) (2 children)
Robert MacClancy (1939–1942) (his death)[1]



After a distinguished London stage career, Campbell entered film in the mid-1940s. She received positive notices internationally for her performances in Silent Dust (1949)[3] and Last Holiday (1950), with Alec Guinness, which remains her best-known role.[4]

Personal life

Campbell was married twice. Her first marriage was to Squadron Leader Michael Robert MacClancy of No. 226 Squadron RAF, who died aged 22, on 12 April 1942 at RAF Hemswell when his aircraft crash landed.[5][6] Her second marriage was to the actor Nigel Patrick in 1951. They remained married until her death in 1979.


Year Title Role Notes
1946Wanted for MurderMurielUncredited
1946The Laughing Lady
1947Meet Me at DawnMargot
1947The Hangman WaitsUsherette
1948My Brother JonathanEdie Martyn
1948Things Happen at NightJoyce Prescott
1949Silent DustJoan Rawley
1949Now BarabbasKitty
1950No Place for JenniferPaula
1950Last HolidaySheila Rockingham
1950The MudlarkLady Emily Prior
1951Laughter in ParadiseLady Emily Prior
1951The House in the SquareKate Pettigrew
1953Grand National NightJoyce Penrose
1953The Master of BallantraeLady Alison
1955Cockleshell HeroesMrs. Ruddock


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  3. T. M. P., "British Import Based on Play." New York Times, 30 December 1949, (accessed 22 November 2007).
  4. Bosley Crowther "The Screen in Review: 'Last Holiday,' Written by J.B. Priestley, Stars Alec Guinness as Man Doomed to Die." New York Times (1857-Current file), 14 November 1950, (accessed 22 November 2007).
  6. CSV Media NI (26 April 2005). "Michael Robert MacClancy". WW2 People's War. BBC.
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