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Amelia Bayntun (31 March 1919 – January 1988) was an English stage and television actress.[1]

Amelia Bayntun
Actress Amelia Bayntun.jpg
Born
Amelia Ellen Bayntun

(1919-03-31)31 March 1919
DiedJanuary 1988 (aged 68)
Islington, London, England
OccupationActress

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CareerEdit

Bayntun started her stage career in 1937, when she joined the Bristol Unity Players. During World War II, she was in Stars in Battledress performing in Italy and Austria after the end of hostilities. In between engagements, she ran a pub with her husband, and occaissionally sang as Marie Lloyd at London's Players' Theatre.[2] In 1960 she appeared on stage in Joan Littlewood's production of Sparrers Can't Sing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and in its later West End transfer.[3] She played in the TV series Dixon of Dock Green in early 1962, and in the same year was chosen to play the part of Mrs Blitzein in Lionel Bart's musical Blitz!.[4] In this she became a great hit and played the part for the full 568 performances.[2][5] After this she was not seen in any major role. She played in a number of Carry On films and on TV, including an episode of On the Buses, usually as an elderly cockney or battleaxe.[6][7][8]

FilmographyEdit

English TV seriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amelia Bayntun". BFI.
  2. ^ a b Wright, Adrian (2 January 2019). "A Tanner's Worth of Tune: Rediscovering the Post-war British Musical". Boydell & Brewer – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Production of Sparrers Can't Sing, by Stephen Lewis - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  4. ^ "Donald Albery Presents - Lionel Bart's Musical Blitz! Original Cast - Blitz!". Discogs.
  5. ^ "Blitz! - Lionel Bart". www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com.
  6. ^ "Amelia Bayntun - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  7. ^ "Amelia Bayntun". www.aveleyman.com.
  8. ^ Walker, Craig (21 June 2011). "On The Buses: The Complete Story". Andrews UK Limited – via Google Books.

Programme Notes for Adelphi Theatre performance of "Blitz!"

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