Beatrice Campbell

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Beatrice Campbell
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Nigel Patrick and Beatrice Campbell in Grand National Night (1953).
Beatrice Josephine Campbell

(1922-07-31)31 July 1922
County Down, Northern Ireland
Died10 May 1979(1979-05-10) (aged 56)
London, England
Years active1946–1955
Spouse(s)Nigel Patrick (1951–1979) (her death) (2 children)
Robert MacClancy (1939–1942) (his death)[1]

Beatrice Campbell (31 July 1922 – 10 May 1979) was a British stage and film actress, born in County Down, Northern Ireland, UK.[2]



After a distinguished London stage career, Campbell entered film in the mid-1940s. She received positive notices internationally for her performances in Silent Dust (1949)[3] and Last Holiday (1950), with Alec Guinness, which remains her best-known role.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Campbell was married twice. Her first marriage was to Squadron Leader Michael Robert MacClancy of No. 226 Squadron RAF, who died aged 22, on 12 April 1942 at RAF Hemswell when his aircraft crash landed.[5][6] Her second marriage was to the actor Nigel Patrick in 1951. They remained married until her death in 1979.


Year Title Role Notes
1946 Wanted for Murder Muriel Uncredited
1946 The Laughing Lady
1947 Meet Me at Dawn Margot
1947 The Hangman Waits Usherette
1948 My Brother Jonathan Edie Martyn
1948 Things Happen at Night Joyce Prescott
1949 Silent Dust Joan Rawley
1949 Now Barabbas Kitty
1950 No Place for Jennifer Paula
1950 Last Holiday Sheila Rockingham
1950 The Mudlark Lady Emily Prior
1951 Laughter in Paradise Lady Emily Prior
1951 The House in the Square Kate Pettigrew
1953 Grand National Night Joyce Penrose
1953 The Master of Ballantrae Lady Alison
1955 Cockleshell Heroes Mrs. Ruddock


  1. ^ "Beatrice Campbell".
  2. ^ "Beatrice Campbell".
  3. ^ T. M. P., "British Import Based on Play." New York Times, 30 December 1949, (accessed 22 November 2007).
  4. ^ Bosley Crowther "The Screen in Review: 'Last Holiday,' Written by J.B. Priestley, Stars Alec Guinness as Man Doomed to Die." New York Times (1857-Current file), 14 November 1950, (accessed 22 November 2007).
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  6. ^ CSV Media NI (26 April 2005). "Michael Robert MacClancy". WW2 People's War. BBC.

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