Daphne Courtney

Daphne R. Courtenay-Hicks (born 1917), better known as Daphne Courtney, is a South African actress, who performed in B-movie British "quota quickies" of the 1930s and 1940s. She had a supporting role in at least one French film, Le battalion du ciel, directed by Alexander Esway. She also had a stage career, and stage credits include the first British performance of The Man Who Came to Dinner (17 Nov 1941) – pre-dating its London debut by three weeks – in which she appeared with her husband[1] the Scottish actor Hugh McDermott.[2]

Daphne Courtney
Daphne Courtney in La battalion du ciel (1947)
South Africa
Years active1931–1947
Spouse(s)Hugh McDermott
(m. 1936; div. 19??)

Selected filmography

Stage credits

See also

  • British film


  1. J.P. Wearing, The London Stage 1940–1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel, (Rowman & Littlefield:2014), p. 55
  2. "Daphne Courtenay". BFI. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  3. The Glasgow Herald, "They Also Serve at the Royal", p.4, Tuesday, 14 November 1944.

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