Early life and education
Watford made her film debut playing Lady Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (1950). Other films include Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960), The Very Edge (1962), Cleopatra (1963), and Cry Freedom (1987).
She died from cancer, aged 66, in 1994.
- She won a Society of Film and Television Arts Television award in 1958, and again in 1965 (the award is now known as the BAFTA TV Award) for Best Performance by an Actress in Television.
- She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award in 1982 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Present Laughter.
Selected TV and filmography
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1950) .... Lady Usher
- The Winslow Boy (1958) (TV) .... Katherine Winslow
- Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960) .... Sally Carter
- The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1961) (TV) .... Elizabeth Barrett
- The Very Edge (1962) .... Sister Holden
- Cleopatra (1963) .... Calpurnia
- Valley of the Kings (1964) .... Mrs. Marsh
- Do You Know This Voice? (1964) .... Jackie Hopta
- The Rise and Rise of Cesar Birotteau (1965) (TV) .... Constance Birotteau
- Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969) .... Martha Hargood
- A Face of Your Own (1973) (TV) .... Moira
- The Ghoul (1975) .... Ayah
- In This House of Brede (1975) (TV) .... Dame Catherine
- Don't Forget To Write! (1977-1979) (TV) .... Mable Maple
- The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife (1982) (TV) .... Maria Packington
- Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984) (TV).... Mrs Dolly Bantry
- Cry Freedom (1987) .... Wendy's Mother
- Behaving Badly (1989) (TV) .... Frieda
- Relatively Speaking (1990) (TV) .... Sheila Carter
- The Winslow Boy (1990) (TV) .... Grace Winslow
- Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd (1992) (TV) .... Mrs. Dolly Bantry
- Who's Who on Television 1970. Independent Television Publications Ltd
- The Independent. 07 February 1994. Obituary: Gwen Watford, by Adam Benedick
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