Mary Newland

Lilian Mary Oldland (7 February 1903 – 29 September 1984) was an English actress who appeared in more than twenty films between 1925 and 1935. Born in Gloucester in 1903,[2] she made her film debut in The Secret Kingdom and was soon cast as a regular in the Bindle Series of films. In 1930 she changed her name to Mary Newland and was credited as that thereafter.[3] She made her last film, The Silent Passenger, in 1935.[4][5]

Mary Newland
Lilian Mary Oldland

(1903-02-07)7 February 1903
Died29 September 1984(1984-09-29) (aged 81)[1]
Years active1925–1935

She was married to the actor Reginald Denham, and later to MP and playwright Edward Percy Smith.[6][7]

Selected filmography


  1. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010:
    • Name: Lilian Mary Smith
    • Death Date: 29 Sep 1984
    • Death Place: Albany Villas Hove
    • Probate Date: 14 Nov 1984
    • Registry: Brighton
  2. "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  3. Sasha. "British film actress Lilian Oldland with her young child. She later..." Getty Images.
  4. "Lilian Oldland". IMDb.
  5. "Mary Newland". BFI.
  6. "Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950".
  7. "ACTOR, WRITER AND DIRECTOR". The New York Times. 7 February 1983.

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