Dorothy Margaret Watts (1910–1990), known professionally as Dodo Watts, was a British stage and film actress.[1] She played Fay Eaton in the 1929 Broadway version of Ian Hay's play The Middle Watch, and reprised her role in the 1930 British film version the following year.[2][3] When her career wound down, she became a business woman, owning a successful millinery firm in London's West End.[4] She was later a casting director, and head of casting for ABC Television (later Thames Television);[5] and largely responsible for casting Diana Rigg in the role of Emma Peel in The Avengers TV series.[6] She later became a theatrical agent.[4]

Dodo Watts
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Picturegoer postcard c.1935 (photo by Dorothy Wilding)
Dorothy Margaret Watts

(1910-12-27)27 December 1910
London, England
Died25 December 1990(1990-12-25) (aged 79)
OccupationActress and casting director

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  1. ^ "Dodo Watts". Archived from the original on 15 January 2009.
  2. ^ League, The Broadway. "The Middle Watch – Broadway Play – Original - IBDB".
  3. ^ "The Middle Watch (1930) - Norman Walker - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ a b "East Anglian Film Archive: Eastern Sunshine, c.1933".
  5. ^ "Julia MacDermot - Obituaries - The Stage". 28 February 2011.
  6. ^ Tracy, Kathleen (6 January 2015). Diana Rigg: The Biography. BenBella Books, Inc. ISBN 9781941631379 – via Google Books.

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