Patricia Laffan (1919–2014)


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A statuesque and striking actress with vaguely reptilian aspects, at once sinister and alluring; a smile never more than a whisker away from a sneer and a commanding, imperious presence suggesting innate superiority. Difficult to cast, Patricia Laffan seemed destined to portray the villainous or the eccentric. The daughter of Irish rubber planter ... See full bio »

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Quo Vadis Poppaea
(1951)
BBC Sunday-Night Play Mrs. Prest / The Passenger
(1962-1963)
Hay Fever Myra Arundel
(1946)

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 1969 Rembrandt (TV Movie)
Marquise
 1965 Reluctant Bandit (TV Mini-Series)
Kate
- The Great Attack (1965) ... Kate
- Return to Sicily (1965) ... Kate
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters
Lady Florence
 1963 Maigret (TV Series)
Christine Josset
- A Man Condemned (1963) ... Christine Josset
 1962-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
The Passenger / Mrs. Prest
- Night Express (1963) ... The Passenger
- The Aspern Papers (1962) ... Mrs. Prest
 1963 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Rosalind Sawyer
- Episode #2.17 (1963) ... Rosalind Sawyer
 1961 Anna Karenina (TV Movie)
Betsy, Princess Tverskoy
 1959 Hidden Homicide
Jean Gilson
 1958 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Baroness von Falkan / Liz
- Illegal Entry (1958) ... Baroness von Falkan
- The Killing Job (1958) ... Liz
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Phyllis Hayes
- Thunder on Sycamore Street (1957) ... Phyllis Hayes
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Duchess of Maastricht / Madame Sablon
- Monaco (1956) ... Madame Sablon
- The Island (1956) ... Duchess of Maastricht
- The Talleyrand Affair (1956) ... Duchess of Maastricht
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
Miss Alice MacDonald
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Jane
- The Devil Sells His Soul (1956) ... Jane
 1955 Caviar to the General (TV Movie)
Tamara
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Beatrice Lacy
- Rebecca (1954) ... Beatrice Lacy
 1954 Misalliance (TV Movie)
Lina Szczepanowska
 1954 Devil Girl from Mars
Nyah
 1954 Don't Blame the Stork
Lilian Angel
 1953 It's You I Want (TV Movie)
Melisande Montgomery
 1953 Shoot First
Magda
 1952 I'll Get You
Irma Brookes
 1951 Quo Vadis
Poppaea
 1950 Hangman's Wharf
Rosa Warren
 1949 The Good Companions (TV Movie)
Ethel Georgia
 1948 Who Killed Van Loon?
Peggy Osborn
 1947 Death in High Heels
Magda Doon
 1947 The Strange Case of Blondie White (TV Movie)
Doris Whitman
 1947 The Kingdom of God (TV Movie)
Candelas
 1947 1066 and All That (TV Movie)
 1946 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
Myra Arundel
 1946 The Unguarded Hour (TV Movie)
Diana Lewis
 1946 The Magistrate (TV Movie)
Charlotte Verrinder
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1946 Caravan
Betty (uncredited)
 1945 Old Mother Riley at Home
Bit Part
 1945 Notorious Gentleman
Miss Fernandez (uncredited)
 1943 The Dark Tower
Nurse (uncredited)
Show Show Self (5 credits)

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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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She passed away 9 days shy of her 95th birthday. Her death was not announced publicly at the time and it wasn't until two and a half years later, when a researcher uncovered her death certificate, that it was made public. This would explain why there are no press obituaries for her. See more »

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Pisces

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