Beatrice Campbell

Beatrice Campbell (31 July 1922 – 10 May 1979) was a British stage and film actress, born in County Down, Northern Ireland, UK.[1]

Beatrice Campbell
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Nigel Patrick and Beatrice Campbell in Grand National Night (1953).
Beatrice Josephine Campbell

(1922-07-31)31 July 1922
County Down, Northern Ireland
Died10 May 1979(1979-05-10) (aged 56)
London, England, UK
Years active1946–1955
Robert MacClancy
(m. 1939; died 1942)

(m. 1951; her death 1979)



After a distinguished London stage career, Campbell entered film in the mid-1940s. She received positive notices internationally for her performances in Silent Dust (1949)[2] and Last Holiday (1950), with Alec Guinness, which remains her best-known role.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Her father, John Campbell, was the resident Magistrate of The Custody Court, Belfast.

Campbell was married twice. Her first marriage was to Squadron Leader Michael Robert MacClancy of No. 226 Squadron RAF, who died aged 22, on 12 April 1942 at RAF Hemswell when his aircraft crash landed. A Roman Catholic from Dublin and an alumnus of Belvedere College, he was the son of Michael MacClancy, M.R.C.V.S., and Nancy MacClancy, of Raheny. [4][5] Her second marriage was to actor Nigel Patrick in 1951. They remained married until her death in 1979.


Year Title Role Notes
1946 Wanted for Murder Muriel Uncredited
1946 The Laughing Lady
1947 Meet Me at Dawn Margot
1947 The Hangman Waits Usherette
1948 My Brother Jonathan Edie Martyn
1948 Things Happen at Night Joyce Prescott
1949 Silent Dust Joan Rawley
1949 Now Barabbas Kitty
1950 No Place for Jennifer Paula
1950 Last Holiday Sheila Rockingham
1950 The Mudlark Lady Emily Prior
1951 Laughter in Paradise Lucille Grayson
1951 The House in the Square Kate Pettigrew
1953 Grand National Night Joyce Penrose
1953 The Master of Ballantrae Lady Alison
1955 Cockleshell Heroes Mrs. Ruddock


  1. ^ "Beatrice Campbell". British Film Institute. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ T. M. P. (30 December 1949). "British Import Based on Play". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  3. ^ Crowther, Bosley (14 November 1950). "'Last Holiday,' Written by J.B. Priestley, Stars Alec Guinness as Man Doomed to Die". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Squadron Leader (Pilot) MacCLANCY, MICHAEL ROBERT". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. ^ Murphy, Oliver (26 April 2005). "Belvederians who died in The Second World War 1939-1945: Michael Robert MacClancy". WW2 People's War. BBC. Retrieved 7 April 2020.

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