Margery Mason

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Margery Mason
Born Margery E. Mason
(1913-09-27)27 September 1913
Hackney, London, UK
Died 26 January 2014(2014-01-26) (aged 100)[1]
Swiss Cottage, London, UK
Cause of death Natural Causes
Occupation Actress
Years active 1927 – 2006
Spouse(s) Peter Daminoff (1951 - ?) (divorced)

Margery E. Mason (27 September 1913[2] – 26 January 2014)[1] was an English actress and director. She was the artistic director of the Repertory Theatre in Bangor, Northern Ireland in the 1960s.

She played Sarah Stevens, the mother in John Hopkins' four-play cycle Talking to a Stranger (1966). A family drama with four characters, the viewpoint of Sarah Stevens was depicted in the fourth play, The Innocent Must Suffer. Her film roles included Charlie Bubbles (1967), Clegg (1969), The Raging Moon (1971), Made (1972), Hennessy (1975), the bullying teacher's wife in Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), Terry on the Fence (1985), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Love Actually (2003), and the lady who works the sweets trolley in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). She also played "The Ancient Booer" in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. Her television roles include appearances on Midsomer Murders, Peak Practice and Juliet Bravo (1982) Series 1, Ep.8) . She played Mrs Porter in the Granada TV series A Family at War during 1970-71.

Mason learned to scuba dive and received her diving certificate at the age of 81.[3] Her farewell to the stage came in 2003 at the age of 90. She loved to travel and had been a keen horsewoman and tennis player. Until she was 99 she swam five times a week at the Swiss Cottage baths.


She died on 26 January 2014 peacefully from natural causes at her home in Swiss Cottage.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Sad passing of our member Margery Mason at 100". Equity. Retrieved 9 February 2014.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ BFI biodata
  3. ^ Geraldine Bedell "The third-agers", The Observer, 30 October 2005
  4. ^ Paul Wright "Tributes paid as Harry Potter star and renowned actress dies at home in Swiss Cottage", Ham & High, 14 February 2014

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