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Dinah Sheridan

Dinah Sheridan (born as Dinah Mec in Hampstead, London in 1920 of Eastern European extraction) is a popular English-born actress who appeared in the film Genevieve (1954).

She has been married four times: to actor Jimmy Hanley, to Sir John Davis, to actor John Merivale, and to Aubrey Ison.

Her son, Sir Jeremy Hanley, became a successful accountant and politician and her daughter Jenny Hanley became an actress and a co-presenter of the television series Magpie.

Dinah Sheridan made her film debut in 1937, and has frequently appeared on television. She played Jane Huggett in 1949's The Huggetts Abroad and appeared as Steve in two Paul Temple films. Her most successful mature roles include the mother in the 1970 film, The Railway Children, and Angela in the 1980s British sitcom, Don't Wait Up.

In 1983 she made a guest appearance in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who as the Time Lady Flavia in its 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors.

She is not related to British actresses Sally Sheridan (aka Sally Adams) or Nicolette Sheridan.


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Dinah Sheridan Facts

Birth NameDinah Mec
OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 17, 1920 (93)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

The Mirror Crack'd
Swallows and Amazons
Genevieve
British Cinema: Renown Pictures Crime & Noir Blackout, Bond of Fear, Home To Danger, Meet Mr. Callaghan, No Trace, Recoil
The Railway Children
The Lost Child
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