Muriel Pavlow

Muriel Lilian Pavlow (born 27 June 1921) is a British actress. Her mother was French and her father was Russian. She began work as a child actress with John Gielgud and the Royal Shakespeare Company. During the war, she was in ENSA and also made the crossover from theatre to screen. Pavlow's roles include the Maltese girl Maria in Malta Story (1953), where she played alongside Alec Guinness; Joy, the girlfriend of Simon Sparrow, in Doctor in the House (1954); Thelma Bader, the wife of World War II fighter pilot Douglas Bader (played by fellow Doctor in the House cast member Kenneth More) in Reach for the Sky (1956); and the daughter of an irascible curmudgeon (played by fellow Doctor in the House cast member, James Robertson Justice) in Murder, She Said (1961). More recently, she has appeared in the television drama "The Final Cut", part 3 of the House of Cards political trilogy lobbying the Prime Minister as an Age Concern campaigner, the serial Belonging (2004), starring Brenda Blethyn, and was interviewed for the documentary series on BBC 2, British Film Forever.


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