Biography

Kathleen Harrison was long a stalwart of British cinema.   Her place was

always firmly below stairs – a cook perhaps, or a cleaning lady often

answering the door with a puzzled expression always fearful that trouble

was just around the corner.   She was born in 1892 in Blackburn in

Lancashire.   She studied at RADA and then went to live in Agentina for

some time.   On her return to Britain, she made her stage debut in 1926

in “The Constant Flirt”.   Her first major film role was in 1931 in

“Hobson’s Choice”.   Kathleen Harrison made one film in Hollywood in

Emlyn Williams “Night Must Fall” in 1937 as a maid (naturally).   She

achieved national fame as Mrs Huggett in four films about the Huggett

family.   In the mid 1960′s she starred in a very popular television

series Mrs Thursday about a cleaner who won the football pools.   She

died in 1995 at the age of 103.

Kathleen Harrison was long a stalwart of British cinema.   Her place was

always firmly below stairs – a cook perhaps, or a cleaning lady often

answering the door with a puzzled expression always fearful that trouble

was just around the corner.   She was born in 1892 in Blackburn in

Lancashire.   She studied at RADA and then went to live in Agentina for

some time.   On her return to Britain, she made her stage debut in 1926

in “The Constant Flirt”.   Her first major film role was in 1931 in

“Hobson’s Choice”.   Kathleen Harrison made one film in Hollywood in

Emlyn Williams “Night Must Fall” in 1937 as a maid (naturally).   She

achieved national fame as Mrs Huggett in four films about the Huggett

family.   In the mid 1960′s she starred in a very popular television

series Mrs Thursday about a cleaner who won the football pools.   She

died in 1995 at the age of 103.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1892-02-23

Day of Death 1995-12-07

Place of Birth -

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1966 Mrs Thursday(38 episodes)
1964 Martin Chuzzlewit(3 episodes)
1962 The Fast Lady as Mrs. Staggers
1961 On the Fiddle as Mrs. Cooksley
1959 Alive and Kicking as Rosie
1958 A Cry from the Streets as Mrs. Farrer
1958 The Big Money as Mrs Frith
1957 Seven Thunders as Mme. Abou
1956 Home and Away as Elsie Knowles
1956 It's a Wonderful World as Miss Gilly
1955 Cast a Dark Shadow as Emmie
1955 Where There's a Will as Annie Yeo
1954 Lilacs in the Spring
1953 The Dog and the Diamonds
1953 Turn the Key Softly as Granny Quilliam
1952 The Happy Family as Lillian Lord
1951 Scrooge as Mrs. Dilber
1951 The Magic Box as Mother in Family Group
1950 Trio as Emma Foreman (in segment The Verger)
1950 Waterfront as Mrs. McCabe
1950 Double Confession as Kate
1949 Golden Arrow
1949 Landfall as Mona's Mother
1949 Now Barabbas as Mrs. Brown
1949 The Huggetts Abroad as Ethel Huggett
1949 Vote for Huggett as Ethel Huggett
1948 Here Come the Huggetts as Ethel Huggett
1948 The Winslow Boy as Violet
1948 Oliver Twist as Mrs Sowerberry
1948 Bond Street as Ethel Brawn
1947 Holiday Camp as Mrs. Ethel Huggett
1947 The Shop at Sly Corner as Mrs. Catt
1946 Wanted for Murder as Florrie
1945 Meet Sexton Blake as Mrs. Bardell
1944 It Happened One Sunday as Mrs. Purkiss
1942 Much Too Shy as Amelia Peabody
1941 I Thank You as Kathleen
1941 Once a Crook as Auntie
1941 Major Barbara as Mrs. Price
1941 The Ghost Train as Miss Bourne
1940 The Flying Squad as Mrs. Schifan
1940 Girl in the News as Cook
1940 Gaslight as Bit Role
1940 They Came by Night as Mrs. Lightbody
1939 A Girl Must Live as Penelope
1939 Discoveries as Kitchen Maid
1939 The Outsider as Mrs. Coates
1938 Bank Holiday as May
1937 Night Must Fall as Emily Terence, the Cook
1937 Aren't Men Beasts! as Annie
1936 The Tenth Man as Confused Voter
1936 Broken Blossoms as Mrs. Lossy
1934 The Great Defender as Agnes Carter
1934 What Happened Then?
1933 The Ghoul as Kaney
1933 The Man from Toronto as Martha
1932 Aren't We All? as Bit Role
1931 Hobson's Choice as Ada Figgins

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