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Viola Lyel (1896–1972)

Viola Lyel was born on December 9, 1896 in Hull, Humberside, England as Viola Mona Watson. She was an actress, known for Hobson's Choice (1931), The Farmer's Wife (1941) and See How They Run (1955). She was married to John Anthony Edwards. She died on August 14, 1972 in Hampstead, London, England. See full bio »

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Hobson's Choice Maggie Hobson
The Farmer's Wife Thirza Tapper
See How They Run Miss Skilton
Suspended Alibi Mrs. Beamster


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 1970 Ours Is a Nice House (TV Series)
Maude Bottomley
- Not in Front of the Dicky Birds (1970) ... Maude Bottomley
 1966 The Fighting Cock (TV Movie)
Else, the General's sister
 1964 The Reluctant Peer (TV Movie)
Lady Cleghorn
 1961 The First Gentleman (TV Movie)
Miss Corneilia Knight
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Cleghorn
- The Manor of Northstead (1959) ... Lady Cleghorn
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series)
Mrs. Geodrake
- Part 3 (1959) ... Mrs. Geodrake
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- Maude (1957)
 1953-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Loughton-Moore / MIss Fishlock
- The Mulberry Bush (1957) ... Mrs. Loughton-Moore
- Harlequinade (1953) ... MIss Fishlock
 1957 The Little Hut
Miss Edwards
 1957 Suspended Alibi
Mrs. Beamster
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
- The Bride and the Bachelor (1957) ... Blodwen
 1955 Cheltenham Festival of Contemporary Literature (TV Movie)
Miss Scarlett (play 'That One Talent')
 1955 See How They Run
Miss Skilton
 1954 The Manor of Northstead (TV Movie)
Lady Caroline Cleghorn
 1953 Black 13
Mrs. Barclay
 1953 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Aunt Jane
 1953 Count Your Blessings (TV Movie)
Thelma Cressingdon
 1950 No Place for Jennifer
Music Mistress
 1949 It's Not Cricket
Hearty Female
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Mrs. Comber
 1947 Truant in Park Lane (TV Movie)
Ariadne Saycliffe
 1946 The Shop at Sly Corner (TV Movie)
Mathilde Heiss
 1946 A Voice in the Night
Mabel Cooper
 1941 Her Father's Daughter (Short)
Mrs. McForrest
 1941 Quiet Wedding (uncredited)
 1941 The Patient Vanishes
 1941 The Farmer's Wife
Thirza Tapper
 1939 The Fame of Grace Darling (TV Movie)
Thomasin Darling
 1935 Night Mail (uncredited)
 1934 Over the Garden Wall
 1934 Passing Shadows
Mrs. Willett
 1934 A Political Party
Mary Smithers
 1933 Marooned
Sarah Roberts
 1933 Channel Crossing
 1932 Let Me Explain, Dear
Angela Hunter
 1932 Marry Me
Frau Krause
 1932 After Office Hours
Miss Janus
 1931 Hobson's Choice
Maggie Hobson
 1930 Thread O' Scarlet (Short)
Mrs. Marsden
 1930 Lord Richard in the Pantry
Evelyn Lovejoy
 1928 S.O.S.

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She acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with George Hayes, Robert Atkins, Helen Cherry, Antony Eustrel, Patricia Jessel, Raymond Rollett, John Byron, Mary Honer, and Anna Burden in the cast. Robert Atkins was director. See more »

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Father: Frederick Watson; Mother; Elizabeth Lyel. See more »

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