Gwen Watford

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Gwen Watford (unknown year)

Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford (10 September 1927 – 6 February 1994) was an English film, stage and television actress. She married actor Richard Bebb in 1952.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in London, Watford attended an independent school in Hastings where her father, a retired army officer, ran a public house.[1] She trained at the Embassy Theatre and the Old Vic.[2]


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 in London in 1994, aged 66,.


Selected TV and filmography[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Who's Who on Television 1970. Independent Television Publications Ltd
  2. ^ Obituary,, 7 February 1994.