Angela Lansbury on stage, radio and screen

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Angela Lansbury in 1950

Angela Lansbury on stage, radio and screen.

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1944 Gaslight Nancy Oliver Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1944 National Velvet Edwina Brown
1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray Sibyl Vane Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1946 The Harvey Girls Em
1946 The Hoodlum Saint Dusty Millard
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By London Specialty
1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Clotilde de Marelle
1947 If Winter Comes Mabel Sabre
1948 State of the Union Kay Thorndyke
1948 The Three Musketeers Queen Anne of France
1948 Tenth Avenue Angel Susan Bratten
1949 The Red Danube Audrey Quail
1949 Samson and Delilah Semadar
1951 Kind Lady Mrs. Edwards
1952 Mutiny Leslie
1953 Remains to Be Seen Valeska Chauvel
1954 A Life at Stake Doris Hillman
1955 The Purple Mask Madame Valentine
1955 A Lawless Street Tally Dickinsen
1956 The Court Jester Princess Gwendolyn
1956 Please Murder Me Myra Leeds
1958 The Long, Hot Summer Minnie Littlejohn
1958 The Reluctant Debutante Mabel Claremont
1959 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Pearl
1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Mavis Pruitt
1960 A Breath of Scandal Countess Lina
1961 Blue Hawaii Sarah Lee Gates
1962 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Marguerite Laurier Voice (uncredited)[citation needed]
1962 All Fall Down Annabell Willart National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress (also for The Manchurian Candidate)
1962 The Manchurian Candidate Mrs. Iselin Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress (also for All Fall Down)
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Golden Laurel – Top Female Supporting Performance
1963 In the Cool of the Day Sybil Logan
1964 The World of Henry Orient Isabel Boyd
1964 Dear Heart Phyllis
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told Claudia Procula
1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Lady Blystone
1965 Harlow Mama Jean Bello
1966 Mister Buddwing Gloria
1970 Something for Everyone Countess Herthe von Ornstein Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Miss Eglantine Price Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1978 Death on the Nile Salome Otterbourne National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1979 The Lady Vanishes Miss Froy
1980 The Mirror Crack'd Miss Jane Marple Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
1982 The Last Unicorn Mommy Fortuna Voice
1983 The Pirates of Penzance Ruth
1984 The Company of Wolves Granny
1991 Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Potts Voice
1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Mrs. Potts Voice
1997 Anastasia Dowager Empress Marie Voice
Nominated—Annie Award for Outstanding Voice Acting by a Female in an Animated Film
1999 Fantasia 2000 Herself – Hostess
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age Herself
2003 The Wonder of Christmas Narrator Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert Special
2005 Nanny McPhee Great Aunt Adelaide
2008 Heidi 4 Paws Grandmamma Sesehound Voice
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Mrs. Charlotte Van Gundy
2014 Driving Miss Daisy Miss Daisy Werthan Theatrical release of the Australian stage production
2018 The Grinch Mayor McGerkle Voice
2018 Buttons[1] Rose
2018 Mary Poppins Returns Balloon Lady

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1950–53 Robert Montgomery Presents Rosie / Christine Manson 2 episodes
1950–54 Lux Video Theatre Elsa / Tina Rafferty / Lucy Landor / Leslie 4 episodes
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater Joan Dexter Episode: "Dreams Never Lie"
1953 Ford Television Theatre Lola Walker Episode: "The Ming Lama"
1953 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Florie Episode: "Storm Swept"
1954 Your Show of Shows Unknown Episode: "5.15"
1954 General Electric True Theater Daphne Rutledge Episode: "The Crime of Daphne Rutledge"
1954–55 Four Star Playhouse Mrs. Hallerton / Joan Robinson 2 episodes
1955 Fireside Theatre Brenda Jarvis Episode: "The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis"
1955 Stage 7 Vanessa Peters Episode: "Billy and the Bride"
1955 The Star and the Story Mrs. Jane Pritchard Episode: "The Treasure"
1955–56 Celebrity Playhouse Deborah 2 episodes
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars Unknown Episode: "Crisis in Kansas"
1956 The Star and the Story Mrs. Jane Pritchard Episode: "The Force of Circumstance"
1956 Front Row Center Joyce Episode: "Instant of Truth"
1956 Screen Directors Playhouse Vera Wayne Episode: "Claire"
1956 Studio 57 Flossie Norris / Katy 2 episodes
1956–57 Climax! Judith Beresford / Justina 2 episodes
1957 Undercurrent Deborah Episode: "Deborah"
1958–59 Playhouse 90 Hazel Wills / Victoria Atkins 2 episodes
1963 The Eleventh Hour Alvera Dunlear Episode: "Something Crazy's Going on in the Back Room"
1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Elfie von Donck Episode: "The Deadly Toys Affair"
1965 The Trials of O'Brien Celeste Thurlow Episode: "Leave It to Me"
1975 The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow Narrator (voice) Television special
1982 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Nellie Lovett Television movie (filmed performance taped at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion)
1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Television movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story Amanda Fenwick Television movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Alice Garrett Television miniseries
1984 A Talent for Murder Ann Royce McClain Television movie
1984 Lace Aunt Hortense Boutin Television miniseries
1984–96 Murder, She Wrote Jessica Fletcher 264 episodes
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1985, 1987, 1990, 1992)
People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series (shared with Phylicia Rashad)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1986, 1988–89, 1991, 1993, 1995)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1985–96)
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Television Performer (1986–94)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
1986 Magnum, P.I. Jessica Fletcher Episode: "Novel Connection"
1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues Marchesa Allabrandi Television movie
1988 Shootdown Nan Moore Television movie
1989 The Shell Seekers Penelope Keeling Television movie
1990 The Love She Sought Agatha McGee Television movie (alternate title: A Green Journey)
1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mrs. Ada Harris Television movie
1996 Mrs. Santa Claus Mrs. Santa Claus Television movie
1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Jessica Fletcher Television movie
1999 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Mrs. Emily Pollifax Television movie
2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For Jessica Fletcher Television movie
2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Jessica Fletcher Television movie
2002 Touched by an Angel Lady Berrington Episode: "For All the Tea in China"
2003 Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Jessica Fletcher Television movie
2004 The Blackwater Lightship Dora Television movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Eleanor Duvall Episode: "Night"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Eleanor Duvall Episode: "Day"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
2015 Great Performances Miss Daisy Werthan Episode: "Driving Miss Daisy" (filmed performance taped at Comedy Theatre, Melbourne)
2017 Little Women Aunt March Television miniseries, 3 episodes

Stage[edit]

Source: PlaybillVault[2]

Year Title Role Notes
1957 Hotel Paradiso Marcelle (Madame Cot)
1960–61 A Taste of Honey Helen
1964 Anyone Can Whistle Cora Hoover Hooper
1966–68 Mame Mame Dennis[3] Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1969 Dear World Countess Aurelia Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1971 Prettybelle[4] Prettybelle Sweet closed in Boston
1972 All Over[5] The Mistress London
1973–75 Gypsy Rose Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1975–76 Hamlet Gertrude[6][7] London
1978 The King and I Anna Leonowens Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
1979–81 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Mrs. Nellie Lovett[8] Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1982 A Little Family Business Lillian[9]
1983 Mame Mame Dennis
2007 Deuce Leona Mullen Nominated—Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play
2009 Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
2009–10 A Little Night Music Madame Armfeldt Nominated—Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
2012 The Best Man Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
2013 Driving Miss Daisy[10] Miss Daisy Werthan Australia
2014 Blithe Spirit (London)[11] Madame Arcati 2015 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role[12]

Radio[edit]

Year Program Episode Notes
1947 Suspense "A Thing of Beauty" [13]
1952 Theatre Guild on the Air "Dear Brutus" [14]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Mrs. Potts Voice-over

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://m.imdb.com/title/tt9248032/
  2. ^ "Angela Lansbury Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed October 6, 2015
  3. ^ Windeler, Robert (June 29, 1968). "Angela Lansbury a Hit in Coast 'Mame'". The New York Times. p. 19. "She played it [Mame]...in San Francisco for seven weeks... The show is here also for a seven- week run...In September, Miss Lansbury will be involved with 'Dear World' "
  4. ^ "Off-Broadway/Regional, 'Prettybelle' (1971)" julestyne.com, accessed October 7, 2015
  5. ^ Gussow, Mel."Death and Life" Edward Albee: A Singular Journey : A Biography, (books.google.com) Hal Leonard Corporation, 2000, ISBN 1-55783-447-4, pp. 283-286
  6. ^ "See NT Programmes: 1975, Hamlet, 1975 at Old Vic; and NT Programmes: 1976, Hamlet, 1976 at Lyttelton". Rob Wilton Theatricalia; retrieved 3 August 2012.
  7. ^ David, Richard. "Chapter 5. 'Hamlet', Lyttleton, May 1976, with Barbara Jefford as Gertrude" Shakespeare in the Theatre, CUP Archive, 1981, p. 246; ISBN 0521284902.
  8. ^ Hutchins, Michael H. "Sweeney Todd listing, Original Broadway production, cast notes; 1980 National Touring Production". Sondheimguide.com. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  9. ^ Rich, Frank (December 16, 1982). "Stage: 'Family Business,' With Angela Lansbury". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Driving Miss Daisy Will Ride Into Australia with James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury" Archived November 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Playbill, 31 July 2012.
  11. ^ Purcell, Carey. "Will Angela Lansbury Bring Her' Blithe Spirit' Back to the States?" Playbill, August 15, 2015
  12. ^ Shenton, Mark. "Angela Lansbury Wins First Olivier Award; 'Sunny Afternoon' Named Best New Musical & Wins 3 More Awards" Playbill, April 12, 2015
  13. ^ http://www.escape-suspense.com/2007/08/suspense---a-th.html open access publication – free to read
  14. ^ Kirby, Walter (4 May 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 50. Retrieved 8 May 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read

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