Elizabeth Sellars

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Elizabeth McDonald Sellars
Born (1921-05-06) 6 May 1921 (age 97)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActress
Years active1949-1990
Spouse(s)
Francis Austin Henley (m. 1960–2009)
(his death)

Elizabeth Sellars (born 6 May 1921[1]) is a Scottish actress.

Biography[edit]

Sellars was born in Glasgow, Scotland.[2] She appeared on the stage from the age of 15, and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[3] She also studied law for five years in England.[4]

She made her first London appearance in 1946 in The Brothers Karamazov, and later appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company as Elizabeth in Richard III, Helen in Troilus and Cressida, Gertrude in Hamlet and Hermione in The Winter's Tale.

Sellars entered films in 1949 with Floodtide.[3] She appeared in a string of British films in the 1950s and 1960s, and also a few Hollywood films, usually in secondary roles, including The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Désirée (1954), Prince of Players (1955), The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960), 55 Days at Peking (1963) and The Chalk Garden (1964). She has also appeared frequently on television, most notably in A Voyage Round My Father (1982) with Laurence Olivier.

Personal life[edit]

On 8 September 1960, Sellars married Francis Austin Henley in Stow-on-the-Wold, England.[5]

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank Clifford in his "British Entertainers" quotes Caroline Gerard for data from birth record".
  2. ^ "Elizabeth Sellars - Biography". MSN.com. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Cornel, Jean (August 24, 1957). "Talent Is Still With Us". Tucson Daily Citizen. Arizona, Tucson. p. 27. Retrieved October 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Roe, Dorothy (November 9, 1958). "Actress Elizabeth Sellars Studies Law Between Performances". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Texas, Lubbock. Associated Press. p. 64. Retrieved October 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Elizabeth Sellars Wed". The Kansas City Times. Missouri, Kansas City. Associated Press. September 9, 1960. p. 12. Retrieved October 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read

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