4 March 1912|
Camberley, Surrey, England, UK
|Died||29 August 1974
Canterbury, Kent, England, UK
Judith Furse (4 March 1912 – 29 August 1974) was an English actress.
She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School and studied theatre at the Old Vic in the early 1930s. By the end of that decade, she became a stage actress. One of Judith Furse's earliest film successes was as Sister Briony in Black Narcissus (1947). She was known for her heavy-set, somewhat masculine looks, and was often cast as overbearing types such as the villainous Doctor Crow in Carry On Spying (1964). Other films included The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Heart of the Matter (1953), Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957),Carry On Regardless (1961) and Carry On Cabby (1963). One of her more sympathetic roles was as Flora, Greer Garson's concerned travelling companion, in the original Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939). In 1972 she made her last film appearance in the Australian film The Adventures of Barry McKenzie.
- Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939)
- Judith Furse at the Internet Movie Database
- Brief Encounters: Lesbians and Gays in British Cinema, 1930-1971
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