Petra Davies

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Petra Davies
Petra Davies pictured in 2000.jpg
Petra Davies pictured in 2000
Born(1930-07-24)24 July 1930
Died22 March 2016(2016-03-22) (aged 85)
Abbey Wood, London, England
Years active1950–1994
Spouse(s)Jack May (1957-1997) (his death)[1]

Petra Davies (24 July 1930 – 22 March 2016)[2] was a British actress.

Early years[edit]

Davies was born in Eltham, London, England on 24 July 1930 and grew up in Newport, Wales. Her parents were Welsh.[2] She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art 1947 - 1949.[3]


Davies had many television appearances and had worked in films and theatre. Her TV roles included appearances in Vanity Fair, Precious Bane, Destination Downing Street, Emma, ITV Play of the Week, Dolly, Z-Cars, Crown Court and General Hospital. Her films have included Four Days (1951), Operation Amsterdam (1959) and The Silent Invasion (1962).

Davies' last appearance was in an episode of The Ruth Rendell Mysteries.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Davies married the actor, the late Jack May in 1957. They stayed married until his death in 1997.[2]


Davies died on 22 March 2016 in Abbey Wood, London, England. She was survived by her two children,[2] Henrietta and David.


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  2. ^ a b c d Lentz, Harris III (July 2016). "Petra Davies, 85". Classic Images (493): 50–51.
  3. ^ a b Quinn, Michael (25 May 2016). "Obituary: Petra Davies". The Stage. Retrieved 19 July 2016.

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