Jean Cadell

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Jean Cadell
Actress Jean Cadell.jpg
Born (1884-09-13)13 September 1884
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 24 September 1967(1967-09-24) (aged 83)
London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1912-1962
Spouse(s) Percival Clarke
Children John Cadell Perceval-Clark (later John Cadell)

Jean Cadell (13 September 1884 – 24 September 1967) was a Scottish character actress.[1]

Born in Edinburgh, she performed in the cinema and on the stage.[2][3] One of her best-known cinema roles was in the Ealing Studios comedy Whisky Galore! (1948). She once performed opposite W. C. Fields in Hollywood, cast as Mrs. Micawber to his Wilkins Micawber in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1935 production of David Copperfield.[4] Although Cadell remains in the released version of the film, her biggest scene (when the Micawber family prepare to emigrate) was deleted from the release prints.[citation needed]

Her brother was artist Francis Cadell one of the Scottish Colourists.[5] She married actor Perceval Perceval-Clark.[6]

Her son, born John Cadell Perceval-Clark in 1915 changed his name to John Cadell and became a theatrical agent.[7] Her grandson Simon Cadell and her granddaughter Selina Cadell also became actors. [8]


Jean Cadell died in London on 24 September 1967, aged 83.[2]

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