Joan Maude

Joan Maude (16 January 1908 – 28 September 1998) was an English actress, active from the 1920s to the 1950s.[1] She is probably best known for playing the Chief Recorder in the 1946 Powell and Pressburger film A Matter of Life and Death.[2]

Joan Maude
photograph by Madame Yevonde, 1932
Born(1908-01-16)16 January 1908
Died28 September 1998(1998-09-28) (aged 90)
Lewes, East Sussex, England, UK
Years active1920s-1950s

The daughter of actors Charles Maude and Nancy Price, Maude's great grandmother on her father's side was the singer Jenny Lind, known as the "Swedish Nightingale".[3] Maude was a cousin of the actor-manager Cyril Maude.[4]

Maude married firstly Scottish Rugby International player and journalist Frank Waters (1909-1954), with whom she had a daughter.[5][6] In 1956 she married Oliver Woods (1911-1972).[4] She was the writer, producer, and production designer of the short film All Hallowe'en (1952).[7]

Her mother, an author as well as an actress, published a book Behind the night-light: the by-world of a child of three in 1912 recording 'faithfully' the beasts and animals Joan imagined as a 3 year old.[8]



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