Brenda De Banzie

Place of birth:
Manchester, England, UK:
Brenda D. M. De Banzie was a British actress of stage and screen. She was the daughter of Edward De Banzie and his second wife Dorothy, whom he married in 1908. In 1911, the family lived in Salford. She appeared as Maggie Hobson in the David Lean film version of Hobson's Choice (1954) with John Mills and Charles Laughton. Her most notable film role was as Phoebe Rice, the hapless wife of comedian Archie Rice (played by Laurence Olivier), in the 1960 film version of The Entertainer. She had also appeared on Broadway in John Osborne's original play, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Other memorable film roles were in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and The Pink Panther (1963) directed by Blake Edwards.


James Stewart's Wonderful Life (1988)
as (archive footage)
Pretty Polly (1967)
as Mrs. Innes-Hook
The Pink Panther (1963)
as Angela Dunning
A Pair of Briefs (1962)
as Gladys Rose Hanley
Flame in the Streets (1961)
as Nell Palmer
The Mark (1961)
as Mrs. Cartwright
Come September (1961)
as Margaret Allison
The Entertainer (1960)
as Phoebe Rice
The 39 Steps (1959)
as Nellie Lumsden
Too Many Crooks (1959)
as Lucy Gordon
Passport to Shame (1958)
as Aggie
House of Secrets (1956)
as Mme. Isabella Ballu
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
as Lucy Drayton
A Kid for Two Farthings (1956)
as Lady Ruby
Doctor at Sea (1955)
as Muriel Mallet
As Long as They're Happy (1955)
as Stella Bentley
The Purple Plain (1954)
as Miss McNab
What Every Woman Wants (1954)
as Sarah Brown
Hobson's Choice (1954)
as Maggie Hobson
Don't Blame the Stork (1954)
as Evelyn Steele
The Happiness of Three Women (1954)
as Jane Price
A Day to Remember (1953)
as Mrs. Collins
The Yellow Balloon (1953)
as Fruit and Veg Stall Customer (uncredited)
Private Information (1952)
as Dolly Carson
The Long Dark Hall (1951)
as Mrs Rogers © 2021

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