Mignon O'Doherty

Mignon O'Doherty (1890–1961) was an Australian actress who worked in British theatre, film and television.

Mignon O'Doherty
1939 Spotlight photo
Born(1890-01-30)30 January 1890
Died21 March 1961(1961-03-21) (aged 71)
Other namesMignon Nesbitt
Alma materRADA
Years active1913–1960

O'Doherty was born in Brisbane, the daughter of Dr. Edward O’Doherty & Isabel Maud French. She was the granddaughter of Young Irelander Dr. Kevin Izod O’Doherty and his wife, the Irish revolutionary poet Mary Eva Kelly. She was also the graddaughter of General Sir George French, first commissioner of Canada’s Northwest Mounted Police. O'Doherty married actor Tom Nesbitt (1890-1927), the brother of actress Cathleen Nesbitt; they had two children.

O'Doherty made her London stage debut in 1913.[1] She was listed in Who’s Who In The Theatre (ed. J. Parker) from at least the 8th edition until her death, with numerous stage credits as a character actress.[2][3]

O'Doherty was in the original cast of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, in which she played Mrs. Boyle, at the Ambassadors Theatre, London from 1952-55.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press via Google Books.
  2. Chibnall & McFarlane p.212
  3. "Mignon O Doherty - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  4. "Production of The Mousetrap - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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