Angela Lansbury



Place of birth:

Poplar, London, England, UK:


Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE (born 16 October 1925) is an English actress and singer in theatre, television and motion pictures, whose career has spanned eight decades. Her first film appearance was in the 1944 film Gaslight as a conniving maid, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Among her other films are The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Anastasia (1997). She expanded her repertoire to Broadway musicals and television in the 1950s and was particularly successful in Broadway productions of Gypsy, Mame and Sweeney Todd. Lansbury is perhaps best known to modern audiences for her 12 year run as writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher on the U.S. television series Murder, She Wrote, in which she starred from 1984 to 1996. Her recent roles include Lady Adelaide Stitch in the 2005 film Nanny McPhee, Leona Mullen in the 2007 Broadway play Deuce, Madame Arcati in the 2009 Broadway revival of the play Blithe Spirit and Madame Armfeldt in the 2010 Broadway revival of the musical A Little Night Music. Respected for her versatility, Lansbury has won five Tony Awards, six Golden Globes, an Honorary Academy Award, and has been nominated for numerous other industry awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on three occasions, and eighteen Emmy Awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Angela Lansbury, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
as Balloon Lady
Buttons (2018)
as Rose
Harold Prince: The Director's Life (2018)
The Grinch (2018)
as Mayor McGerkle (voice)
Every Act of Life (2018)
as Herself
Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches (2017)
as Self
Women He's Undressed (2015)
as Herself
Driving Miss Daisy (2014)
as Daisy Werthan
Six by Sondheim (2013)
as Mrs. Lovett (archive footage)
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
as Mrs. Van Gundy
To Oz! The Making of a Classic (2009)
as Herself / Hostess
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More (2007)
as Herself (archive footage)
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances (2007)
as Herself (archive footage)
Words and Music by Jerry Herman (2007)
as Herself
Nanny McPhee (2005)
as Aunt Adelaide
Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards (2005)
as Rose (segment "Gypsy")
Broadway's Lost Treasures II (2004)
as Mame Dennis (segment "Mame")
Queen of Diamonds (2004)
as Herself
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)
as Dora
Reflections on 'Gaslight' (2003)
Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003)
as Host / Mrs. Lovett (segment "Sweeney Todd")
Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003)
as Jessica Fletcher
Broadway: The Golden Age (2003)
as Herself
The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series (2003)
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents The Joy of Christmas with Angela Lansbury (2002)
as Self
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)
as Jessica Fletcher / Sarah McCullough
Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000)
as Jessica Fletcher
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
as Herself - Host
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1999)
Forever Hollywood (1999)
as Herself
Glorious Technicolor (1998)
as Narrator (voice)
Anastasia (1997)
as The Dowager Empress Marie (voice)
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
as Mrs. Potts
Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997)
as Jessica Fletcher
Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)
as Mrs. Santa Claus
A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury (1996)
as Herself
Your Studio and You (1995)
as Herself
That's Entertainment! III (1994)
as (archive footage)
Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1994)
as Herself
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992)
as Mrs. Ada Harris
Mickey's Audition (1992)
as Angela Lansbury
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
as Mrs. Potts (voice)
The Trouble With Agatha Christie (1991)
as Herself
The Love She Sought (1990)
as Agatha McGee
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic (1990)
as Herself - host
The Shell Seekers (1989)
as Penelope Keeling
Shootdown (1988)
as Nan Moore
Angela Lansbury's Positive Moves (1988)
as Herself
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986)
as Marchesa Allabrandi
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
as Granny
A Talent for Murder (1984)
as Ann Royce McClain
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)
as Amanda Fenwick
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
as Ruth
The Last Unicorn (1982)
as Mommy Fortuna (voice)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)
as Nellie Lovett
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
as Miss Jane Marple
The Lady Vanishes (1979)
as Miss Froy
Death on the Nile (1978)
as Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette (1978)
as Salome Otterbourne
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975)
as Sister Theresa / Narrator (voice)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
as Herself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
as Miss Price
Something For Everyone (1970)
as Countess Herthe von Ornstein
Mister Buddwing (1966)
as Gloria
Harlow (1965)
as Jean Bello
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)
as Lady Blystone
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
as Claudia
Dear Heart (1964)
as Phyllis
The World of Henry Orient (1964)
as Isabel Boyd
In the Cool of the Day (1963)
as Sybil Logan
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
as Mrs. Iselin
All Fall Down (1962)
as Annabell Willart
Blue Hawaii (1961)
as Sarah Lee Gates
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
as Mavis Pruitt
A Breath of Scandal (1960)
as la comtesse Lina
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (1959)
as Pearl
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
as Minnie Littlejohn
The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
as Mabel Claremont
Please Murder Me (1956)
as Myra Leeds
The Court Jester (1955)
as Princess Gwendolyn
A Lawless Street (1955)
as Tally Dickenson
The Purple Mask (1955)
as Madame Valentine
A Life at Stake (1955)
as Doris Hillman
Remains to Be Seen (1953)
as Valeska Chauvel
Mutiny (1952)
as Leslie Waldridge
Kind Lady (1951)
as Mrs. Edwards
Samson and Delilah (1949)
as Semadar
The Red Danube (1949)
as Audrey Quail
The Three Musketeers (1948)
as Queen Ann
State of the Union (1948)
as Kay Thorndyke
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)
as Susan Bratten
If Winter Comes (1947)
as Mabel Sabre
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
as Clotilde de Marelle
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
as London Specialty
The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
as Dusty Millard
The Harvey Girls (1946)
as Em
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
as Sibyl Vane
National Velvet (1944)
as Edwina Brown
Gaslight (1944)
as Nancy Oliver