Madge Brindley

Madge Brindley (October 15, 1901 – August 28, 1968) was a British repertory and film actress.


She was born, Doreen Ilse Johnson in Bedford Park, London, England. She was an actress, known in later life for her character parts, usually as loud and aggressive matronly women. She began her acting career in 1925 with the Birmingham Repertory Company in the play The Farmers Wife. She is best known for her film parts in The Spider and the Fly (1949), Alice in Wonderland (1946) and Hobson's Choice (1954), The Ladykillers (1955) and A Kid for Two Farthings (1955). She died on August 28, 1968 in Brighton, East Sussex, England in a road accident aged 66.


Year Title Role Notes
1934Kentucky MinstrelsLandlady
1937The Song of the RoadSideshow OwnerUncredited
1937The Lilac DominoUncredited
1938South RidingA Psalm SingerUncredited
1939On the Night of the FireNeighbourUncredited
1943Yellow CanaryNewspaper Seller at Railway StationUncredited
1946Piccadilly IncidentUncredited
1947Take My LifeLady with Children at StationUncredited
1947The Ghosts of Berkeley SquareMatronUncredited
1949The Third ManGuest at Casanova BarUncredited
1949The Spider and the FlyJacques' Grandmother
1950Old Mother Riley, HeadmistressMrs. Clarke
1951The Lady with a LampWoman in Downing St crowd
1951Mr. Denning Drives NorthGypsyUncredited
1951The Magic BoxSitter in Bath Studio
1952A Killer WalksMrs. Ramble
1952Moulin RougeMinor RoleUncredited
1953The Beggar's OperaGin Seller
1954Hobson's ChoiceMrs. Figgins
1954Radio Cab MurderMrs. Evans
1954Trouble in the GlenOld Tinker WomanUncredited
1955A Kid for Two FarthingsMrs. QuinnUncredited
1955The LadykillersLarge LadyUncredited
1956The Feminine TouchOther Patient
1957The Long HaulFat Woman
1960Sands of the DesertFat Lady in Bus
1960The MillionairessIrate PatientUncredited
1961PayrollWrong Mrs PearsonUncredited
1962The Dock BriefMother Chiding Her SonUncredited
1964Father Came Too!
1966AlfieWoman on BusUncredited
1967Casino RoyaleCasino patronUncredited
1968Till Death Us Do PartVJ Day Celebrator
1969A Nice Girl Like MePensione Mama


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