British actresses died in 1983

Here are 5 famous actresses from United Kingdom died in 1983:

Lynn Fontanne

Lynn Fontanne (December 6, 1887 Woodford, London-July 30, 1983 Genesee Depot) also known as Lillie Louise Fontanne, Lynn Lunt or Lynne Fontanne was a British actor.

She is best known for her work on stage, particularly her collaborations with her husband Alfred Lunt. The two of them were a celebrated acting duo, performing together in numerous productions on Broadway and the West End, often in plays by Shakespeare and other classic playwrights. Fontanne was known for her exceptional voice and precise diction, as well as her mastery of comic timing. In addition to her stage work, she also appeared in a handful of films, including "The Guardsman" and "The Pirate." Throughout her career, she received numerous accolades for her performances, including Tony Awards and a special Tony for Lifetime Achievement. Fontanne and Lunt were also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.

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Eve Gray

Eve Gray (November 27, 1900 Handsworth, West Midlands-May 23, 1983 Mere) a.k.a. Eve Grey or Fanny Evelyn Garrett was a British actor.

She began her career as a stage actress in the 1920s, appearing in various productions in London's West End. In the 1930s, she transitioned to film, appearing in several British movies. She is perhaps best known for her role as Nurse Mills in the 1945 film "Dead of Night". During World War II, she also worked as a radio presenter for the BBC, reading news bulletins and presenting cultural programs. After the war, she continued to act in films and television until the 1950s. She retired from acting in 1961 and spent the rest of her life in Mere, Wiltshire.

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Hermione Hannen

Hermione Hannen (January 26, 1913 London-October 1, 1983 Shrewsbury) was a British actor.

She was known for her work on stage, in films, and on television. Hannen made her stage debut in 1934 and appeared in numerous productions throughout her career, including works by Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. In the 1940s and 1950s, she also appeared in several British films, including "Jassy" and "The Reluctant Widow".

Hannen was also a familiar face on British television, appearing in shows such as "The Avengers" and "Z Cars". She also appeared in several episodes of the long-running BBC series "Doctor Who". Despite suffering from ill-health in later life, Hannen continued to work in the theatre until shortly before her death in 1983. She was married to the actor Colin Gordon, who appeared in several of the same productions as her, until his death in 1972.

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Davina Craig

Davina Craig (April 20, 1914 Bedford Park, London-July 19, 1983 Opotiki) otherwise known as Davina Eileen Craig Smith or Davina Hilda Craig was a British actor.

She began her career as a stage actor in London's West End, performing in a variety of productions including Shakespearean plays. Craig became well-known for her versatility and gained popularity as a character actor in television and film in the 1950s and 1960s. She appeared in several British television shows, such as "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who," as well as international productions like the Hollywood film "The Lion in Winter." Aside from acting, Craig was also an accomplished writer and published two novels in the 1970s. She retired from acting in the late 1970s and spent her remaining years in New Zealand, where she had acquired a farm in the rural township of Opotiki.

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Feri Cansel

Feri Cansel (July 7, 1944 Nicosia-September 2, 1983 İzmir) also known as Can-Sel was a British actor. Her child is called Zümrüt Cansel.

Feri Cansel was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1944 and later moved to Turkey with her family. She began her acting career in the early 1970s and quickly gained popularity in Turkish cinema. One of her most notable roles was in the 1976 film "Kadin Hamlet" (Woman Hamlet).

Aside from her work in film, Cansel was also a talented singer and recorded several songs during her career. She was known for her beauty and charisma both on and off screen.

Tragically, Cansel passed away in 1983 at the age of 39 due to a heart attack. She was survived by her daughter, Zümrüt Cansel, who also became an actress. Despite her short career, Feri Cansel remains an important figure in Turkish cinema history.

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