Doreen Montgomery

Doreen Montgomery (12 April 1913 in Glasgow – 24 February 1992 in London) was a British screenwriter.


Montgomery graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an arts degree.[1] She submitted scripts to Associated British Picture Corporation where they attracted attention of Walter Mycroft who put her under contract.[2]

Working for Gainsborough Pictures, her early credits include Just William (1940), The Man in Grey (1943), Fanny by Gaslight (1944) and While I Live (1947). Television credits include Dr. Finlay's Casebook and The Avengers (for which she created the character of Cathy Gale).

In 1954 he wrote the play A Summer House based on the Constance Kent murder cast. She also co wrote a book, Voices in the Dark (1971).[1]

She died on 24 February 1992 in London.

Selected filmography


  1. Avenger with a typewriter Cotes, Peter. The Guardian (1959-2003); London (UK) [London (UK)]09 Mar 1992: 37
  2. OBITUARIES Baker, Bob. Sight and Sound; London3.2 (Feb 1, 1993): 29.

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