Sunday Wilshin

Sunday Wilshin (1905–1991) was a British actress and radio producer; the successor to George Orwell on his resignation in 1943.[1] She was born in London as Mary Aline Wilshin[2] (corroborated by publicly available birth records; other sources give Sunday/ Sundae Mary Aline Horne (-) Wilshin)[3] and educated at the Italia Conti Stage School.[4] Wilshin was a member of the 'Bright young things' of the 1920s, and a close friend of the actress Cyllene Moxon and of author (and former actress) Noel Streatfeild.[5] In connection with the 'bright young things', Wilshin commonly appears in accounts of a gathering whereat she was assaulted by the silent film actress Brenda Dean Paul.[6]

Selected filmography


  1. All Propaganda is Lies, 1941–1942, George Orwell, Secker & Warburg, 2001, pg 9
  3. Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook, Lynn Kear and James King, McFarland & Company, 2009, pg 137
  4. Noel Streatfeild: A Biography, Angela Bull, Collins, 1984, pg 82
  6. The Twenties, John Montgomery, 1957


  • Low, Rachael. The History of British Film. Volume VII. Routledge, 1997.
  • Sutton, David R. A chorus of raspberries: British film comedy 1929–1939. University of Exeter Press, 2000.

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