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Joyce Grenfell is a Actor British born on 10 february 1910

Joyce Grenfell

Joyce Grenfell
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Birth name Joyce Irene Phipps
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 february 1910
Death 30 november 1979 (at 69 years)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Joyce Irene Grenfell, OBE (née Phipps; 10 February 1910 – 30 November 1979) was a British comedian, actress, and, in her time, one of the country's best loved entertainers, immortalised in roles such as the gym mistress Miss Gossage in The Happiest Days of Your Life and Ruby Gates in the St Trinian's films. She achieved success as a writer and performer of songs and monologues at a time when it was unusual for a woman of her social background to work.


Like her maternal aunt, Lady Astor, Grenfell was a member of the Church of Christ, Scientist, a religious organisation based on Christianity and spiritual healing.

Usually with

Frank Launder
Frank Launder
(4 films)
George Cole
George Cole
(6 films)
Janette Scott
Janette Scott
(6 films)
Alastair Sim
Alastair Sim
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joyce Grenfell (24 films)

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce, 2h4
Directed by Anthony Asquith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Rex Harrison, Jeanne Moreau, Shirley MacLaine, Alain Delon, George C. Scott, Ingrid Bergman
Roles Hortense Astor
Rating63% 3.198263.198263.198263.198263.19826
On a flatbed lorry driven in the streets of London, a motor car is under a grey cover with the initials RR. The Rolls Royce is first purchased by Charles, Marquess of Frinton (Rex Harrison) as a 10th wedding anniversary present for his French wife, Eloise (Jeanne Moreau). Frinton is Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office. The marquess is a longtime horse owner who has his heart set on winning the Ascot Gold Cup. This year his horse, named 10 June (his wedding anniversary date; also the writer Terence Rattigan's birthday) is the favourite and does indeed win. Lord Frinton is presented the Gold Cup by King George V. However, his elation is blighted when he finds his wife with her lover, his underling John Fane (Edmund Purdom), in the back of the Rolls with the shades drawn. For appearance's sake, Lord Frinton will not divorce his wife, but he returns the car.
The Americanization of Emily, 1h55
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Political films
Actors James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, Joyce Grenfell, James Coburn, Edmon Ryan
Roles Mrs. Barham
Rating72% 3.646473.646473.646473.646473.64647
Lieutenant Commander Charlie Madison (James Garner), United States Naval Reserve, is a cynical and highly efficient adjutant to Rear Admiral William Jessup (Melvyn Douglas) in 1944 London. Madison's job as a dog robber is to keep his boss and other high-ranking officers supplied with luxury goods and amiable Englishwomen. He falls in love with a driver from the motor pool, Emily Barham (Julie Andrews), who has lost her husband, brother, and father in the war. Madison's pleasure-seeking "American" lifestyle amid wartime rationing both fascinates and disgusts Emily, but she does not want to lose another loved one to war and finds the "practicing coward" Madison irresistible.
The Old Dark House, 1h26
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott, Joyce Grenfell, Mervyn Johns, Fenella Fielding
Roles Agatha Femm
Rating55% 2.7575652.7575652.7575652.7575652.757565
Tom Penderel, un américain, installé en Angleterre où il est vendeur de voitures, livre une voiture à un vieux milliardaire excentrique, Jasper Femm, qui vit dans une étrange résidence avec de nombreux membres de sa famille. Or, quand il arrive, on lui annonce que Jasper Femm vient de mourir. Face à la tempête qui se lève, il se voit proposer de passer la nuit dans la résidence des Femm…
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's, 1h34
Directed by Frank Launder
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education
Actors Cecil Parker, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Eric Barker, Thorley Walters, Irene Handl
Roles Sergeant Ruby Gates
Rating61% 3.099973.099973.099973.099973.09997
The girls burn their school to the ground, and subsequently are found guilty at the Old Bailey. The judge, however, is keen on leggy blonde Rosalie (Julie Alexander), and under her influence the girls are freed when Professor Canford of the University of Bagdad (Cecil Parker) claims he can rehabilitate the girls with the tutelage of teacher Miss Harker-Packer (Irene Handl), and requests they be placed in his custody for a 12-month probationary period. Canford’s real scheme is not so benevolent, and he has ulterior motives for sending the St. Trinian’s Sixth Form girls, along with Flash Harry (George Cole) and police Sgt. Ruby Gates (Joyce Grenfell), on a bogus cultural tour of the Greek Islands aboard a luxury yacht.
Blue Murder at St. Trinian's, 1h26
Directed by Frank Launder
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education
Actors Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Lionel Jeffries, Alastair Sim, Richard Wattis
Roles Policewoman Sergeant Ruby Gates
Rating64% 3.2465353.2465353.2465353.2465353.246535
Spiv "Flash Harry" has set up a marriage agency for the Sixth Form and an Italian Prince is interested in meeting the girls. Meanwhile, the father of one of the Sixth Formers is involved in a diamond theft and recklessly decides to hide out at the school.
The Belles of St. Trinian's, 1h31
Directed by Frank Launder
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education
Actors Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Betty Ann Davies, Beryl Reid
Roles P.W. Sgt. Ruby Gates
Rating67% 3.395293.395293.395293.395293.39529
A new term opens at St Trinian's School for Young Ladies, striking terror into the local residents and police. Headmistress Millicent Fritton (Alastair Sim) has an unorthodox teaching philosophy, letting her students run wild.
Forbidden Cargo, 1h25
Directed by Harold French
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, La provence, Transport films
Actors Jack Warner, Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars, Terence Morgan, Jack Warner, Greta Gynt
Roles Lady Flavia Queensway
Rating64% 3.2403153.2403153.2403153.2403153.240315
Un agent des Douanes reçoit une information à propos d'un trafic de drogue. On suspecte Roger Compton et sa sœur Rita. Il les suit jusqu'à Cannes puis de retour à Londres. Mais il commence à éprouver des sentiments pour la belle Rita...
The Million Pound Note, 1h30
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Gregory Peck, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ronald Squire, Joyce Grenfell, Jane Griffiths, Bryan Forbes
Roles Duchess of Cromarty
Rating68% 3.4478753.4478753.4478753.4478753.447875
In 1903, American seaman Henry Adams (Gregory Peck) is stranded penniless in England and gets caught up in an unusual wager between two wealthy, eccentric brothers, Oliver (Ronald Squire) and Roderick Montpelier (Wilfrid Hyde-White). They persuade the Bank of England to issue a one million pound banknote, which they present to Adams in an envelope (only telling him that it contains some money). The reason for this is that Oliver believes that the mere existence of the note will enable the possessor to obtain whatever he needs, while Roderick contends that it would actually have to be spent for it to be of any use.
Genevieve (1953)
, 1h26
Directed by Henry Cornelius
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More, Geoffrey Keen, Reginald Beckwith
Roles Hotel proprietress
Rating70% 3.5456453.5456453.5456453.5456453.545645
Two veteran cars and their crews participating in the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Alan McKim (John Gregson), a young barrister, and his wife, Wendy (Dinah Sheridan), drive Genevieve, a 1904 Darracq. Their friend Ambrose Claverhouse (Kenneth More), a brash advertising salesman, his latest girlfriend, fashion model Rosalind Peters (Kay Kendall) and her pet St. Bernard ride in a 1905 Spyker.
Laughter in Paradise, 1h33
Directed by Mario Zampi
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, George Cole, Guy Middleton, Hugh Griffith, Ernest Thesiger
Roles Elizabeth Robson
Rating70% 3.543293.543293.543293.543293.54329
When wealthy, well-known practical joker Henry Russell (Hugh Griffith) dies, four relatives find out that they stand to inherit considerable sums ... provided that they commit acts that are completely contrary to their natures. Law-abiding Deniston Russell (Alastair Sim), a retired army officer who writes lurid novels under several fictional names, has to get himself arrested and jailed for 28 days. Difficult, snobbish Agnes Russell (Fay Compton) has to find work as a maid and keep her job for a month. Simon Russell (Guy Middleton) is a womanising cad; his task is to marry the first single woman he speaks to. Timid Herbert Russell (George Cole) is assigned to hold up the bank where he works with a toy pistol.
The Magic Box, 1h58
Directed by John Boulting, Roy Boulting, Cliff Owen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Robert Donat, Margaret Johnston, Maria Schell, Robert Beatty, Margaret Rutherford, Janette Scott
Roles Mrs Claire
Rating69% 3.49193.49193.49193.49193.4919
In 1921, William Friese-Greene, in dire financial straits and separated from his wife, but still working, attends a film conference in London. He is saddened that all the attendees are businessmen interested only in moneymaking. He attempts to speak, but no-one is interested and he sits down. He thinks back to his early pioneering days.