Nora Swinburne

1902 - 2000

The actress Nora Swinburne was born as Elinore Johnson. She began her career at the theater when she was ten years old, both as an actress and dancer. 

Later she joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and became established at the theater with plays like "The Wild Flowers" (16), "This and That" (16), "Suzette" (17), "Scandal" (19) and "Tilly of Bloomsbury" (21).

At the same time she also gained a foothold in the film business and she made her film debut with "Saved from the Sea" (20). In the next years she took part in the silent movies "The Autumn of Pride" (21), "Branded" (21), "The Unwanted" (24) and "One Colombo Night" (26).

She continued her career successfully in the 30's at the theater as well as in movies and became a demanded actress in both fields. 

To her movies of the 30's belong "A Man of Mayfair" (31), "White Face" (32), "Perfect Understanding" (33), "The Lonely Road" (36) and "The Citadel" (38).

Nors Swinburne kept busy as an actress till to the 70's, to her numerous movie roles belong "The Farmer's Wife" (41), "The Man in Grey" (43), "Fanny by Gaslight" (44), "The Blind Goddess" (48), "Christopher Columbus" (49), "Quo Vadis" (51), "Helen of Troy" (56), "The Winslow Boy" (58), "A Man Could Get Killed" (66), "Interlude" (68), "Anne of the Thousand Days" (69) and "The Early Life of Stephen Hind" (74).

Nora Swinburne was married with the actors Francis Lister, Edward Ashley and Esmond Knight.

Other movies with Nora Swinburne: 
The Fortune of Christina McNab (21) Wee MacGregor's Sweetheart (22) Hornet's Nest (23) A Girl of London (25) Alf's Button (30) Caste (30) Potiphar's Wife (31) These Charming People (31) A Voice Said Goodnight (32) Mr. Bill the Conqueror (32) Too Many Wives (33) Boomerang (34) The Office Wife (34) Lend Me Your Husband (35) Jury's Evidence (36) The Gay Adventure (36) Dinner at the Ritz (37) Lily of Laguna (38) It Happened to One Man (40) They Flew Alone (42) Dear Octopus (43) They Knew Mr. Knight (46) Jassy (47) Good-Time Girl (48) Quartet (48) The Bad Lord Byron (49) Fools Rush In (49) Marry Me (49) Landfall (49) My Daughter Joy (50) The River (51) Betrayed (54) Serie "Douglas Fairbanks, jr., Presents: The Heirloom" (54) Serie "Douglas Fairbanks, jr., Presents: The Long White Line" (55) The End of the Affair (55) Serie "Sailor of Fortune: The Diamond Chips" (55) Serie "ITV Television Playhouse: The Lady Asks for Help" (56)  Serie "Douglas Fairbanks, jr., Presents: A Train to the Sea" (56) Serie "O.S.S.: Operation Dagger" (57) Serie "ITV Play of the Week: The Guinea Pig" (57) Serie "The Veil: Jack the Ripper" (58) Strange Awakening (58) Third Man on the Mountain (59) Conspiracy of Hearts (60) The Small House at Allington (60) Decision at Midnight (63) Serie "The Hidden Truth: One of the Hampshire Pargeters" (64) Serie "Play of the Month: Where Angels Fear to Tread" (66) Serie "The Forsyte Saga" (67) Serie "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Brown Hand" (67) Serie "A Man of our Times: Got Yourself Sorted Out at All?" (68) Serie "The Jazz Age: Post Mortem" (68) Serie "ITV Playhouse: Murder: Return to Yesterday" (69) Serie "Manhunt: What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?" (70) Up the Chastity Belt (71) Serie "Man at the Top: Living Like a Lord" (72) Serie "Dixon of Dock Green: Mrs. Raven" (72) Serie "Dead of Night: Death Cancels All Debts" (72) Serie "Fall of Eagles: Indian Summer of an Emperor" (74)