Betty Astell

Betty Astell (23 May 1912 26 July 2005) was an English actress.[1]

Betty Astell
Bridgewater 3rd Series of Movie Star Trading Cards (1934)
Betty Julia Hymans

(1912-05-23)23 May 1912
Died26 July 2005(2005-07-26) (aged 93)
Spouse(s)Cyril Fletcher (18 May 1941 – 1 January 2005; his death); 1 child

Born Betty Julia Hymans at 54 Cranhurst Road in Willesden, Middlesex,[2] she was married to entertainer Cyril Fletcher for more than 60 years, from 18 May 1941 until his death on 1 January 2005. They had a daughter, actress/comedian Jill Fletcher.[3]

Astell acted with her husband on his television series, The Cyril Fletcher Show, and was one of the first people to appear in John Logie Baird's experimental television on the BBC's 30 line shows.[4]

Astell died in a hospital near her home in Guernsey, aged 93, nearly seven months after the death of her husband.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1932 Double Dealing Flossie
1932 A Tight Corner Unknown role
1933 The Lost Chord Madge
1933 Cleaning Up Marian Brent
1933 Great Stuff Vera Montgomery
1933 This is the Life Edna Wynne
1933 The Medicine Man Patient
1933 That's My Wife Lillian Harbottle
1933 Strike It Rich Janet Wells
1933 I'll Stick to You Pauline Mason
1934 On the Air Betty
1934 Flat Number Three Trixie
1934 The Man I Want Prue Darrell
1934 The Life of the Party Blanche Hopkins
1934 Josser on the Farm Betty
1935 That's My Uncle Maudie
1935 Strictly Illegal Mrs. Bill
1936 A Wife or Two Mary Hamilton
1936 The Vandergilt Diamond Mystery Mary
1936 Jack of All Trades Dancer
1936 Sunshine Ahead The Girl
1937 Behind Your Back Gwen Bingham
1939 The Mind of Mr. Reeder Gwen Bingham
1948 A Piece of Cake Betty Clarke


Year Title Role Notes
1959 The Cyril Fletcher Show 6 episodes


  1. "Betty Astell".
  2. Profile,; accessed 18 March 2015.
  3. "Betty Astell obituary". The Telegraph. 30 July 2005. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  4. "Screen and Radio Revue". Sydney Morning Herald. 12 July 1934. Retrieved 22 December 2010.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.