Evelyn Boucher

Evelyn May Boucher (15 March 18925 June 1991) was a British film actress who had a number of leading roles in silent films during the 1910s and 1920s appearing in films such as Tom Brown's Schooldays and The Man Who Bought London made at Catford Studios.[1] She frequently worked with her husband the director Floyd Martin Thornton.

Evelyn Boucher
Born15 March 1892
Died5 June 1991
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1915–1923

She was born at Steyning in West Sussex in 1892, the daughter of Edward James Boucher (1850–1933) and Susannah née Parris (1855–1933).[2] In 1915 she married the American writer and director Floyd Martin Thornton at Steyning.[3] They had two sons, both born in England: Edward E. Martin (1916–2010) and Paul Mulford Martin (1921–1994).[4] In 1925 she, her husband and her sons left the UK for America,[4] where they all remained for the rest of their lives.

She died in 1991 aged 99 at Costa Mesa in Orange County, California.[5]

Selected filmography


  1. Warren p.21
  2. 1901 England Census for Evelyn M Boucher
  3. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 for Evelyn M Boucher 1915
  4. USA Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 (1925) - Thornton Family
  5. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 - Evelyn May Martin


  • Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.
  • Warren, Patricia. British Film Studios: An Illustrated History. Batsford, 2001.

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