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Katharine Blake (I) (1921–1991)

Katharine Blake was born on September 11, 1921 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Illonne Katharine Inglestone. She was an actress and writer, known for Assassin for Hire (1951), The Avengers (1961) and Folio (1955). She was married to Charles Jarrott, David Greene and Anthony Jacobs. She died on March 1, 1991 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 69) in London, England, UK

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Assassin for Hire Maria Riccardi
(1951)
The Avengers Dr. Ampara Alvarez Sandoval
(1961)
Folio Catherine the Great / Lady MacBeth / Molly / Mrs. Anna Brownell Johnson
(1955-1959)
Festival Catherine of Aragon
(1961)

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 1981 Sunday Night Thriller (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Blunt Instrument: Part 2 (1981) ... Dorothy
- Blunt Instrument: Part 1 (1981) ... Dorothy
 1980 Heartland (TV Series)
Aunt Lucy
- Working Arrangements (1980) ... Aunt Lucy
 1976 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Prison Governess - Helen Forrester
- Silent Night (1976) ... Prison Governess - Helen Forrester
- Invasion of Privacy (1976) ... Prison Governess - Helen Forrester
- Islands in the Heartline (1976) ... Prison Governess - Helen Forrester
- Someone's Got to Do It (1976) ... Prison Governess - Helen Forrester
- Transfer (1976) ... Prison Governess - Helen Forrester
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Irene Rutland
- The Woman Least Likely: Part 1 (1974) ... Irene Rutland
 1973 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Oriane Delorme
- Oriane (1973) ... Oriane Delorme
 1959-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sylvia Forsyth / Chris Nourse / Rachel / ...
- Beyond Our Means (1973) ... Sylvia Forsyth
- Wednesday's Child (1970) ... Chris Nourse
- Nursery Tale (1967) ... Rachel
- What's Wrong with Humpty Dumpty? (1967) ... Hilary
- The Lady with the Albatross (1965) ... Anne
 1972 No Exit (TV Series)
Claire Dufort
- A Chain of Villas (1972) ... Claire Dufort
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Series)
Signora Cabot
- The Princely Gift (1972) ... Signora Cabot
 1971 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Greta Pearce
- A Country Pursuit, Part 2 (1971) ... Greta Pearce
- A Country Pursuit, Part 1 (1971) ... Greta Pearce
 1971 Suspicion (TV Series)
Stella Belman
- Plain Jane (1971) ... Stella Belman
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Drucilla Ardrey
- Cue Murder! (1971) ... Drucilla Ardrey
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Cynthia McKenna
- Hell's Angel (1971) ... Cynthia McKenna
 1969-1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Rena / Miss Saville
- The Rococo Bush (1970) ... Rena
- MacNeil (1969) ... Miss Saville
 1969 Anne of the Thousand Days
Elizabeth Boleyn
 1969 Public Eye (TV Series)
Mrs. Nourse
- My Life's My Own (1969) ... Mrs. Nourse
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Mini-Series)
Valerie Towers
- The Big Spender (1969) ... Valerie Towers (as Katherine Blake)
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Peggy
- Square on the Hypotenuse (1969) ... Peggy
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Mary Bernauldi, QC
- The Visitor: Part 3: Judgement (1969) ... Mary Bernauldi, QC
 1968 Wojeck (TV Series)
Mme. Czerensky
- Fair Egypt (1968) ... Mme. Czerensky
 1965-1967 Love Story (TV Series)
Alison / Mary Hope
- What About Me? (1967) ... Alison
- Chase the Shadows (1965) ... Mary Hope
 1967 Seven Deadly Virtues (TV Series)
Bridget
- Are You by Yourself? (1967) ... Bridget
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Madame Nicharos
- Night of the Hunter (1967) ... Madame Nicharos
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Dolly Green
- The Day Before School (1966) ... Dolly Green
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Donna Anna
- The Snow Ball (1966) ... Donna Anna
 1961-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Beatrice Carbone / Valentina / Serafina / ...
- A View from the Bridge (1966) ... Beatrice Carbone
- Valentina (1964) ... Valentina
- The Rose Tattoo (1964) ... Serafina
- Stella (1963) ... Stella
- Darkness at Noon (1963) ... Luba
 1965 Riviera Police (TV Series)
Joan Mayer
- Who Can Catch a Falling Star? (1965) ... Joan Mayer
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Kate Orkney
- Puppets of Evil (1965) ... Kate Orkney (as Katherine Blake)
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Tudor
- The Young Elizabeth (1964) ... Mary Tudor
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Joanna Afton
- Women in Crisis #2: With Love and Tears (1964) ... Joanna Afton
 1963 To Have and to Hold
Claudia
 1963 Festival (TV Series)
Nadia
- The Duel (1963) ... Nadia
 1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Claudia
- To Have and to Hold (1963) ... Claudia
 1963 Crane (TV Series)
Sonia Dajos
- Bad Company (1963) ... Sonia Dajos
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Rosemary Chase
- The Invisible Millionaire (1963) ... Rosemary Chase
 1963 Dimensions of Fear (TV Series)
Dr. Barbara Finch
- Garden of Death (1963) ... Dr. Barbara Finch
- Deltas of Death (1963) ... Dr. Barbara Finch
- Diagram of Death (1963) ... Dr. Barbara Finch
- Thoughts of Death (1963) ... Dr. Barbara Finch
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Mado
- The Wedding Guest (1962) ... Mado
 1962 Struck Off (TV Movie)
Ruth Ormond
 1961 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
The Dark Lady
- Johnnie Factotum (1961) ... The Dark Lady
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. Ampara Alvarez Sandoval
- The Far Distant Dead (1961) ... Dr. Ampara Alvarez Sandoval
 1961 Festival (TV Series)
Catherine of Aragon
- Royal Gambit (1961) ... Catherine of Aragon
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Ruth Miller
- The Wind and the Sun (1960) ... Ruth Miller
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ada Fergusson
- Penelope (1960) ... Ada Fergusson
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Julia Maher
- The Country Boy (1960) ... Julia Maher
 1960 Heritage (TV Series)
Superintendent
- Armagh (1960) ... Superintendent
 1959 R.C.M.P. (TV Series)
Vera Cord
- Husband Trouble (1959) ... Vera Cord
 1953-1959 Encounter (TV Series)
Joan Francis / Valerie / Kay / ...
- Over My Dead Body (1959) ... Joan Francis
- A Penny for the Guy (1959) ... Valerie
- The Delicate Deal (1958) ... Kay
- A Matter of Principle (1958) ... Des Bonar
- Return from Darkness (1958) ... Flora
 1959 The Family Reunion (TV Movie)
Agatha
 1955-1959 Folio (TV Series)
Molly / Catherine the Great / Mrs. Anna Brownell Johnson / ...
- Iron Harp (1959) ... Molly
- Great Catherine (1958) ... Catherine the Great
- The Woman Who Came to Stay (1955) ... Mrs. Anna Brownell Johnson
 1958 Now That April's Here
Hilda Adams (segment "The Rejected One")
 1955-1957 On Camera (TV Series)
Elsa / Madame Catamini / Kim / ...
- The Vacant Chair (1957) ... Elsa
- The Stowaway (1957) ... Madame Catamini
- Brass Tacks (1957) ... Kim
- The House of Madame de Jacqueminet (1956) ... Madame de Jacqueminet
 1955-1957 First Performance (TV Series)
Emily Murphy / Laura Gibson
- Janey Canuck (1957) ... Emily Murphy
- Seeds of Power (1957) ... Laura Gibson
 1957 Who Destroyed the Earth (TV Movie)
 1956 The Hill (TV Movie)
 1955 CBC Summer Theatre (TV Series)
Smilja
- Captain Carvallo (1955) ... Smilja
 1955 Scope (TV Series)
Gertrude
- Hamlet (1955) ... Gertrude
 1955 Hidden Pages (TV Series)
 1953-1955 Playbill (TV Series)
Lady Eleanore
- Countess Keller (1954)
- The Lady from Normandy (1954) ... Lady Eleanore
- Greek Street (1953)
 1953/II The Affair at Assino (TV Movie)
Nun
 1952 King of the Underworld
Lady Sylvia Gray (uncredited)
 1952 Hammer the Toff
Janet Lord (as Katherine Blake)
 1952 Island of Desire
Nurse
 1952 The Stranger in Between
Waitress
 1951 Assassin for Hire
Maria Riccardi
 1951 The Dark Light
Linda
 1949 The Gay Lady
Ruby Rubarto (uncredited)
 1948 Wuthering Heights (TV Movie)
Catherine Earnshaw
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in John Osborne's play, "Time Present", at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Jill Bennett, Kika Markham, Valerie Taylor and Harry Landis in the cast. Anthony Page was the director.

Alternate Names:

Katherine Blake | Ursula Gray
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Trivia:

Had two daughters, Jenny Jacobs Greene (father, English actor Anthony Jacobs), and Lindy Greene (father, director David Greene). Both daughters were born in London, England, Jenny in 1943, Lindy in 1949. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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