Joan Maude
Joan Maude
was an English
English people
The English are a nation and ethnic group native to England, who speak English. The English identity is of early mediaeval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Anglecynn. England is now a country of the United Kingdom, and the majority of English people in England are British Citizens...

 actress, active from the 1920s to the 1950s. She is probably best known for playing the Chief Recorder in the 1946 Powell and Pressburger
Powell and Pressburger
The British film-making partnership of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, also known as The Archers, made a series of influential films in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1981 they were recognized for their contributions to British cinema with the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, the most prestigious...

 film A Matter of Life and Death.

The daughter of actors Charles Maude and Nancy Price
Nancy Price
Nancy Price, CBE , was an English actress on stage and screen, authoress and theatre director. Her acting career began in a repertory theatre company before progressing to the London stage, silent films, talkies and finally television. In addition to appearing on stage she became involved in...

, Maude's great grandmother on her father's side was the singer Jenny Lind
Jenny Lind
Johanna Maria Lind , better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she is known for her performances in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and for an extraordinarily...

, known as the "Swedish Nightingale". Maude was a cousin of the actor-manager
An actor-manager is a leading actor who sets up their own permanent theatrical company and manages the company's business and financial arrangements, sometimes taking over the management of a theatre, to perform plays of their own choice and in which they will usually star...

 Cyril Maude
Cyril Maude
Cyril Francis Maude was an English actor-manager.-Biography:Maude was born in London and educated at the Charterhouse School. In 1881, he was sent to Adelaide, South Australia, on the clipper ship City of Adelaide to regain his health...


Maud married firstly journalist
A journalist collects and distributes news and other information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism.A reporter is a type of journalist who researchs, writes, and reports on information to be presented in mass media, including print media , electronic media , and digital media A...

 Frank Waters (1909-1954), with whom she had a daughter. In 1956 she married Oliver Woods (1911-1972). She was the writer, producer, and production designer on All Hallowe'en (1952).


  • This Freedom (1923) - Hilda
  • Next Gentleman Please (1927) - Fortune-teller
  • One Family (1930) - The Mother
  • Hobson's Choice
    Hobson's Choice (1931 film)
    Hobson's Choice is a 1931 British comedy drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring James Harcourt, Viola Lyel, Frank Pettingell and Herbert Lomas. A coarse bootshop owner is outraged when his eldest daughter decides to marry a meek cobbler...

    (1931) - Alice Hobson
  • In a Monastery Garden (1932) - Roma Romano
  • The Wandering Jew (1933/I) - Gianella
  • It's a King (1933) - Princess Yasma
  • Menace (1934/II) - Lady Conway
  • The Lash
    The Lash (1934 film)
    The Lash is a 1934 British drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Lyn Harding, John Mills and Leslie Perrins. It was based on a play by Cyril Campion...

    (1934) - Dora Bush
  • The King of Paris
    The King of Paris
    The King of Paris is a 1934 British drama film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Cedric Hardwicke, Marie Glory and Ralph Richardson. It is based on a play La Voie Lactee by Alfred Savoir...

    (1934) - Lea Rossignol
  • Jud Süß (1934) - Magdalen Sibylle
  • Turn of the Tide
    Turn of the Tide
    Turn of the Tide is a 1935 British film directed by Norman Walker.It was the first feature film made by J. Arthur Rank.It is set in a North Yorkshire fishing village, and relates the rivalry between two fishing families. The actors included John Garrick, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Wilfrid Lawson speak...

    (1935) - Amy Lunn

  • The Lamp Still Burns
    The Lamp Still Burns
    The Lamp Still Burns is a 1943 British drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Rosamund John, Stewart Granger, Godfrey Tearle and Sophie Stewart. An architect retrains as a nurse...

    (1943) - Sister Catley
  • Strawberry Roan
    Strawberry Roan (film)
    Strawberry Roan is a 1945 British drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring William Hartnell and Carol Raye. The screenplay was developed from the 1932 novel of the same name by Wiltshire author A. G. Street, at the time a very popular, well-known and widely-admired work...

    (1944) - Gladys Moon
  • Great Day
    Great Day (1945 film)
    Great Day is a 1945 British drama film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Eric Portman, Flora Robson and Sheila Sim. The small English village of Denley is thrown into excitement by the impending visit of Eleanor Roosevelt...

    (1945) - Miss Allen
  • The Rake's Progress
    The Rake's Progress (film)
    The Rake's Progress is a 1945 British comedy-drama film made in 1945. In the United States, the title was changed to Notorious Gentleman.- Plot :...

    (1945) - Alice
  • They Knew Mr Knight (1946) - Carrie Porritt
  • Night Boat to Dublin
    Night Boat to Dublin
    Night Boat to Dublin is a 1946 British thriller film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Robert Newton, Raymond Lovell, Guy Middleton, Muriel Pavlow and Herbert Lom.-Plot:...

    (1946) - Sidney Vane
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - Chief Recorder
  • Corridor of Mirrors
    Corridor of Mirrors (film)
    Corridor of Mirrors is a 1948 British drama film directed by Terence Young and starring Eric Portman, Edana Romney and Barbara Mullen. It was based on a novel by Christopher Massie.-Cast:* Eric Portman - Paul Mangin* Edana Romney - Mifanwy Conway...

    (1948) - Caroline Hart
  • The Temptress (1949) - Lady Clifford
  • Life in Her Hands (1951) - Sister Tutor
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - Duchess of Northumberland in the episode The Imaginary Invalid (1956)

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