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Marie Ney
Actress Marie Ney.jpg
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(1895-07-18)July 18, 1895
Chelsea, London, England, England, United Kingdom
DiedApril 11, 1981(1981-04-11) (aged 85)
London, England
Years active1919-1969
Spouse(s)Thomas Menzies (1930-1962) (his death)

Marie Ney[1] 18 July 1895, in Chelsea, London – 11 April 1981, in London) was an English character actress who had an acting career spanning five decades, from 1919 to 1969, emcompassing both stage and screen.[2]

Early life

Ney was born in London, and as a young child, went with her family to live in New Zealand. She began her acting career in that country, and continued it in Australia.[3]

Early roles

After several years of performing in those two countries, she moved back to her native Britain, where she acted at the Old Vic with many famous actors of the day such as Michael Redgrave and Robert Donat.[4]

In 1930, Ney played Lady de Winter in the musical The Three Musketeers at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.[5][6]

Career: Film and stage

Ney's first film appearance was in Desert Gold (1919), a silent film made in Australia.[7] She appeared in 11 films during the 1930s, including The Wandering Jew, Scrooge (1935), Brief Ecstasy (1937), Jamaica Inn (1939), and A People Eternal (1939).[8] In 1941, Ney returned to Australia for a six-month season, appearing in the plays No Time for Comedy, Noël Coward's Private Lives, and Ladies in Retirement in Sydney and Melbourne.[4] She appeared in the 1948 play Rain on the Just in London, and in 1959 The Last Word at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

In the 1950s, she appeared in the films Shadow of the Past (1950), Seven Days to Noon (1950), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), Simba (1955), Yield to the Night (1956), and The Surgeon's Knife (1957).[2]

In the 1950s, Ney had also moved into television roles, appearing in episodes of ITV's ITV Television Playhouse, ITV Play of the Week, and Armchair Theatre.

In 1960, she appeared in the Greek film Eroica, and in an episode of Maigret. Her last credited screen appearance was in the ITV Playhouse episode Remember the Germans (1969).[8]

Personal life

Ney was married to Thomas Menzies, and was active in the union Equity. She was a collector of art and books.[4] Ney died in London in April 1981 aged 85.[2]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ Room, Adrian (10 January 2014). Dictionary of Pseudonyms. ISBN 9780786457632.
  2. ^ a b c "Marie Ney". BFI.
  3. ^ mm. "Radio and TV personalities - letter N and O".
  4. ^ a b c "Marie Ney in Sydney".
  5. ^ Sasha. "English actress Marie Ney as Lady de Winter in a production of 'The..." Getty Images.
  6. ^ "The Three Musketeers".
  7. ^ "Desert Gold (1919)". IMDb. 24 March 1919.
  8. ^ a b "Marie Ney". IMDb.

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