Rosamund John
Rosamund John born Nora Rosamund Jones, was an English
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

 film and stage actress.

She was brought up in Tottenham
Tottenham is an area of the London Borough of Haringey, England, situated north north east of Charing Cross.-Toponymy:Tottenham is believed to have been named after Tota, a farmer, whose hamlet was mentioned in the Domesday Book; hence Tota's hamlet became Tottenham...

 and became a popular film and stage actress who was known for playing gentle mannered women. John was twice married, first to film editor Russell Lloyd, from 1943–1949, and then to the politician John Silkin
John Silkin
John Ernest Silkin, PC was an English Labour politician and solicitor.He was the third son of Lewis Silkin, 1st Baron Silkin, and a younger brother of Samuel Silkin, Baron Silkin of Dulwich. He was educated at Dulwich College, the University of Wales, and Trinity Hall at the University of...

 (1950–1987). They had one son, Rory (born 1954). She died from natural causes in London
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 in 1998 aged 85.


  • Secret of the Loch (1934)
  • The First of the Few
    The First of the Few
    The First of the Few, known as Spitfire in the United States, is a 1942 British film directed by and starring Leslie Howard as R.J. Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire, alongside co-star David Niven. The film's score was written by William Walton...

    (1942) (titled Spitfire in the USA)
  • The Gentle Sex
    The Gentle Sex
    The Gentle Sex is a 1943 British, black-and-white romantic comedy-drama war film directed and narrated by Leslie Howard. It was produced by Concanen Productions, Two Cities Films and Derrick de Marney.-Synopsis:...

  • 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...

  • Tawny Pipit
    Tawny Pipit (film)
    Tawny Pipit is a British war film produced by Prestige Productions in 1944. It tells of how a sleepy English village becomes the centre of attention when a rare bird's nest is discovered there.-Plot:...

  • The Way to the Stars
    The Way to the Stars
    The Way to the Stars, also known as Johnny in the Clouds, is a 1945 British war drama film made by Two Cities Films and released by United Artists. It was produced by Anatole de Grunwald and directed by Anthony Asquith...

  • Green for Danger
    Green for Danger (film)
    Green for Danger is a 1946 British thriller film, based on the popular 1944 detective novel by Christianna Brand.The book Green for Danger was praised for its clever plot, interesting characters, and wartime hospital setting. The film version, starring Alastair Sim and Trevor Howard, with Sally...

  • The Upturned Glass
    The Upturned Glass
    The Upturned Glass is a 1947 British drama film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring James Mason, Rosamund John and Pamela Kellino. A leading surgeon murders a woman he believes to be responsible for the death of the woman he loved.-Cast:...

  • Fame is the Spur
    Fame is the Spur (film)
    Fame is the Spur is a 1947 British drama film directed by Roy Boulting. It stars Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles, David Tomlinson, Maurice Denham and Kenneth Griffith. A British politician rises to power, abandoning on the way his radical views for more conservative ones...

  • When the Bough Breaks
    When the Bough Breaks (1947 film)
    When the Bough Breaks is a 1947 film by Gainsborough Pictures, J. Arthur Rank and Sydney Box Productions. It is an adaptation of an original story-line by Herbert Victor on adoption and the competing ties of one child's birth and foster family.-Cast:...

  • No Place for Jennifer
    No Place for Jennifer
    No Place for Jennifer is a 1950 British film directed by Henry Cass and starring Leo Genn, Rosamund John, Guy Middleton and Janette Scott.In the film, a young girl experiences trauma when her parents divorce.It was based on a novel by Phyllis Hambleton....

  • She Shall Have Murder
    She Shall Have Murder
    She Shall Have Murder is a 1950 British drama film directed by Daniel Birt and starring Rosamund John, Derrick De Marney and Felix Aylmer. A law office clerk who aspires to be a crime writer, turns into a detective when someone at her work is murdered....

  • Never Look Back (1952)
  • Street Corner
    Street Corner (1953 film)
    Street Corner is a 1953 British drama film. It was written by Muriel and Sydney Box and directed by Muriel. It was marketed as Both Sides of the Law in the United States. While not quite a documentary, the film depicts the daily routine of women in the police force from three different angles...

  • Operation Murder (1954)


  • Halliwell, Leslie and John Walker. Halliwell's Who's who in the Movies. Harper Resource, 2001. ISBN 0-06-093507-3.

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